Motorola MOTO W755 - Slate black (Verizon) Cellular Phone
About this product
|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|
|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|
|Display Resolution||176 x 220 pixels|
|Color Depth||16-bit (65000 colors)|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||No|
|Phone Book Capacity (Numbers)||1000|
Most relevant reviews
- jsun_saNov 1, 2010by
Great Basic Phone
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.Read full review
- radman49Oct 29, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
The price couldnt be beat. A refurbished phone for $15.00. The phone looks like new. Everything works perfect. The sound is very clear and no crackles. I put a 2GB micro card in it and I have a whole bunch of music to listern to when I walk my dogs. The phone is well constructed and easy to use. The best thing, it's small. Fits right in my shirt pocket. The smaller the better for me. I don't like the big smart phones and do not desire to own one. Very happy with my purchase!
- energylady47Dec 9, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
Love this flip phone. It's easy to use and I don't have to worry about me accidentally touching something like on a flat screen I Phone and not being able to get back to the number screen if I need to touch a number to continue with a call. That's why I got rid of that flat screen I Phone! This one has all the features I need and a real bonus to me was that the speaker feature stays on even after you hang up from the call, so you don't have to push the speaker button again for the next call; you just have to do that when you completely turn the phone off. Sound is nice and clear too.
- cargodo1Nov 2, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
I already had one, but it finally broke
So I ordered another. It works just as good as the old one used to.
- art*agentOct 6, 2011by
Excellent alternative to Smart-phones without the data plan expense.
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.Read full review