|Verizon Motorola W755 flip phone in Slate Black, 1.3 MP camera *CLEAN ESN*|
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|Slim and stylish, the Motorola MOTO W755 sports a clamshell design. The external LCD display of this CDMA phone lets you know the time and caller information without flipping the phone, while the internal LCD display delivers crisp images. The 1.3 MP camera of the Motorola MOTO W755 enables you to capture memorable moments of your life. This Bluetooth-enabled Motorola phone lets you share files with other compatible devices. What’s more, the A-GPS feature of this CDMA phone ensures that you never lose your way. Get easy access to music, thanks to the touch-sensitive dedicated controls of this Motorola phone.|
|Family Line||Motorola MOTO|
|Storage Capacity||70 MB|
|Network Technology||CDMA2000 1X|
|Band||CDMA2000 1X 1900/800|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||MicroSD|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Capacity||950 mAh|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 220 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 390 hr|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|Diagonal Screen Size||1.9 in.|
|Display Resolution||176 x 220 pixels|
|Color Depth||16-bit (65000 colors)|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||No|
|Phone Book Capacity (Numbers)||1000|
Average review score based on 307 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I've carried a Motorola RazrV3c for over two years. Good phone, only real complaint was the battery life. Had to plug it into a charger almost daily. I bought an extended battery which defeated its most redeeming feature - thin - BUT I only needed to charge the phone about every 3 days.
Now to the W755. I return it Friday. Battery life? Fully charged, ONE ten minute conversation, one wake-up alarm and the charge me screen showed up barely 26 hours later. Charged again yesterday, dying this morning. One bar on the battery indicator. By all reviews the phone's supposed to have what, over FOUR hours talk time and 300 hours STANDBY? Can I sue for false and misleading advertising?
Screen is small but legible to these 51 year old eyes - I'm still young enough to appreciate technology, old enough to resent it. MAJOR problem is the buttons/click wheel. I have to use my fingernail to select functions and even THAT's iffy.
No software supplied for Windows XP and even when you DO register for and download the driver from the Motorola Developer's site (developer.motorola.com), using the phone as a peripheral device you STILL can't get the photos or phone book off the thing. You CAN transfer MP3 files however with Windows explorer. Rhapsody works but only for MP3s. Tried using bluetooth, I can SEND files to my computer, CAN'T push files TO the phone. Three hours of my life, gone, just like that.
Reception - even with max bars - is crappy. Kind of a weird dropout effect- none of our other phones has this special feature.
Having the same problem as reviewers elsewhere (also a problem with the RAZR): I get notices that I have voicemail or missed messages but the phone didn't ring. Sometimes I get the notice HOURS after the network's gotten the message in its system. Our LG phones don't have that problem. Or any others for that matter.
Oh, the 4GB limit on the microSD is a joke. As is the location (UNDER the battery). Who thought of THAT one?
Audio jack is 2.5mm, NOT industry standard 3.5mm and although the phone store will sell you a clunky (huge) dongle for the phone to plug into the USB port to use your 3.5mm plug, not only is it expensive ($12), but now your power/USB port is blocked so you can't use the phone as an MP3 player in your car with a charger. The little plastic plugs covering the USB and phone jacks are hard to pull out (you need good fingernails or a pocket knife) and very likely over time - maybe weeks - will break off which will make the jacks look like the original RAZR anyway so why the mfr even bothered is beyond me.
PROS: small, light, can change the displays and actually SEE the clock on the outside of the flip cover.
Upset? Yeah. Disappointed. I don't think this was thought out very well.
Oh, and why Friday? The LG Dare is back in stock. Verizon doesn't carry the iPhone, at least for the next two years I'll be using the Dare. .
The W755 - which seems to be quite common on eBay - is a great basic phone from a rapidly fading generation. I bought this because I was looking to replace an old Nokia phone on my Verizon plan. While I could have purchased a new phone for a low upgrade price directly from Verizon, Verizon doesn't offer many choices nowadays for non-"smart" phones. High quality Motorola phones that offer features such as bluetooth, removable ram, and a camera are an increasingly rare commodity as the industry moves to so-called smart phones. A key issue here is that smart phones require additional - expensive - data plans...which are just overkill for many users (e.g., my wife) who just need "a phone". The W755 fits that bill nicely.
Assuming the phone came off of a Verizon plan originally, activating it on ones own Verizon plan is incredibly simple. It's just *228 from the "new" phone, enter your phone number and (perhaps) the last 4 digits of your SS number (to certify that you're activating a phone on YOUR account). That's it. Call Verizon customer service if you have any problems.
The W755 is a solid phone with good reception and good basic features. There's also a large online users' community that supports answering questions, hacks, etc....whatever you want. Parts are readily available. It is also one of the Verizon phones (there are generally a few in every generation) that Verizon didn't eliminate many of the Motorola-original features. This means that it works to transfer data such as pictures, ringtones, etc. between phone and your computer (Mac or Windows) via bluetooth WITHOUT having to use Verizon's shockingly bad web services. And if you're willing or able to look for it, there's info online for enabling more advanced features such as DUN, tethering, etc.
As with buying any used phone via eBay, the buyer should try to make sure (either by reading the ad or communicating with the seller) that the phone has a "clean ESN" (i.e., isn't stolen, black-market, or otherwise unable to be activated on Verizon or your carrier of choice). You're also likely to need a new battery (they're readily available), and it can be hard to find a phone that is cosmetically acceptable. Expect to pay a premium for a phone that looks good; and I will only buy a phone where the seller posts a picture of the ACTUAL phone being sold. Stock photos of course don't show what the phone you're going to buy actually looks like, and weeding out the bulk resellers who post pictures of generic examples means that you'll have many fewer items to choose from...but I'd say that's worthwhile in order to have a better shot at getting a phone that looks how it is advertised.
We've had this phone for at least 4 years, closer to 5. It's never given us the slightest problem. It's been durable, and has been used as a primary daily phone. **Only replacing it now because the front screen cracked after a night out in -26 degrees and I bumped it on the truck. It still works and the calls are clear but I'm cautious that condensation can enter the phone now that that seal is broken.
Battery is decent, but I am a nightly charger type for all my phones, so nothing really goes more than 24 hours without it. I only need to talk and txt so the features are fine, camera pixels are low but again the phone is an older model. Not my main purpose so it's no big deal.
If you need a go to emergency phone with no bells n whistles this is a great choice. I like it for students who need to call/txt for rides and updates but not having the distractions of internet, social media and games.
If you're looking for a non-"smart" phone because you want to avoid the expensive data plan those smart phones require, then this is the one. With standard features similar to the Razr, the slim look and the capability for removeable ram memory, bluetooth and the built-in camrea, this phone has a stylish yet functional combination of features.
I bought this phone because my wife loved the W755 I had gotten for her a while back on Craigslist. She could see the keypad numbers and dial easily, she loved the slim form factor and she felt that it was a definite improvement over her older Motorola phone. I thought I'd try it out and I have been happy with mine too.
I was able to find a brand-new phone from a seller who provides NOS (New Old Stock) phones from a commercial source. It looks great, feels good, works well and has good reception generally. I've even used it when I was out camping and was on a high elevation. It would be a good emergency phone to take hiking.
I also prefer the "clamshell" flip-phone design, which Motorola made famous with their Star-Tac phones. Remember them? I loved that "Scotty, beam me up" design because it was so functional and fun to use.
I also prefer clamshell because you cannot accidentally place a call when not intended. I laugh when I think of all the calls I have received from friends who carry "candy bar" style phones with exposed dial pads where all I can hear is their feet crunching through gravel because their phone decided to dial itself in their pocket!
I always kept a spare Star-Tac phone because I didn't want to pay for cellphone insurance in case I dropped mine in water or broke it some other way (it always happend at the most inconvenient time) and I needed to get a replacement in a hurry without paying the exorbitant price the cellphone stores charge for new phones when you don't qualify for an upgrade phone. The W755 phone is also inexpensive enough to keep a spare handy in case you are as rough on your phones as I am. Activating the replacement phone is a simple process of dialing *228 with Verizon service; it's automatic--you don't even need to get customer service involved.
I haven't yet used the download/upload features of this phone's memory chip yet, but I'm looking forward to using my phone as an MP3 player and I am hoping that it will be as easy to use as previous Motorola products.
Overall, this is a good choice for anyone who doesn't need the added expense of a data plan for their cellphone that a smartphone brings.
GREAT ERGONOMIC FEEL! BATTERY COULD BE BETTER, BUT IT IS A USED BATTERY. PERHAPS A NEW BATTERY MIGHT BE JUST WHAT IT NEEDS. SMALL, COMPACT AND NOT THE TYPICAL, PLASTICY FEEL THAT MOST CELL PHONES HAVE. IT HAS A RUBBERIZED CASING BUILT INTO THE SHELL WHICH IS NEAT AND DIFFERENT. RECEPTION SEEMS GOOD AND IT ALSO HAS A TIP CALCULATOR WHICH I ALWAYS LOOK FOR IN A CELL PHONE. MAJOR CON IS IT DOESNT HAVE A FLASH FOR THE CAMERA, WHICH TAKES ONLY MEDIOCRE PICTURES. SPEAKER PHONE IS PRETTY LOAD, BUT NOT THAT MUCH BASE OR MID RANGE TO IT. (A TAD BIT "TINNY"). CAMCORDER TAKES KIND OF GRAINY VIDEO, BUT IS STILL QUITE VIEWABLE. HAS CONVIENANT BLUETOOTH ON/OFF TOUCH-SCREEN-BUTTON ON FRONT THAT ILLUMINATES A NICE, BRIGHT BLUE COLOR, THAT I HAVE NOT NOTICED ON ANY OTHER PHONE. ALL IN ALL, FOR THE MONEY, I RECOMEND IT, ALTHOUGH I HAVE HAD IT ONLY A FEW DAYS. PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST FEELING PHONES I HAVE EVER HAD!