Average review score based on 86 user reviews
Very beautiful phone with long-lasting battery, very light, nice designed. Amusing keyboard almost without keys (good for children which like sand and chocolate) but with a plane touch panel showing different keys according to the need: digits for phone, suitable keys for music, arrows for games etc. Full parental control on in and out calls, messages, calendar reminders etc. That is why I bought it. My 8 y.o. boy, non-English speaker, manages the functions well - the main functions are easy to access. Many "cool" features like Java games, camera, music player, micro memory card. The price is very reasonable, for my opinion. Moreover, I have an impression (do not take it as advice) what despite the GSM frequencies declared, it will work in Europe as well (if unlocked). The main limitation for me is a very small amount of brand accesories available for this phone and I did not find the option to tie a strap.
My brother, 56 years old, just came to live with me from a State School, doesn't know how to read, but is otherwise fairly independent. The Firefly is a great option for him - just has to push the button of the woman, then the green button and it dials me, or push the button of the man, then the green button and it dials my husband. Other family members have been given his cell number and can call him, but he only needs to call the two of us - makes it so simple for us! If we should get separated in a large store, etc., I can call him or he can call me, but he doesn't have to worry about numbers or reading names...I think it was wonderful invention for kids, elderly and educationally challenged! And because he sees adults and children with cell phones, it makes him feel more normal to have his own, and one that he can use without assistance!
My son has been bugging me about getting a phone but I don't need him getting caught up with all the stuff on a phone that comes standard nowadays; games, texting, etc. Enter the Firefly. It has an address book, emergency, Mom & Dad buttons and it's designed for only one thing... Making a phone call. No need to worry about additional features and costs to your plan. It's easy to use and the kids can make a call to you even if they don't remember your number. two buttons and they have you on the phone.
Nice little phone, I don't know why AT&T decided to stop selling them.
We originally bought this phone for our daughter, who had a horrific vehicle accident and was in a care facility. We liked the security features of being able to restrict the outgoing phone numbers for two reasons. One-it made it a less desirable phone to 'grow legs' and Two-it discouraged others from using it. The three button operation made it very simple for calls to Mom, Husband and the others that were programmed into the phone. Its directory is not hard to program, just requires patience. It has a good selection of ring tones and is very easy to change settings on.
Initially we had only plans to buy one of these phones, but that was 3 years ago. One was lost down the toilet, another had charging/battery problems and I bought one for my Mom. They are easy to use. We bought 2 more phones through this dealer, so I figure we are ready to go for the next 4-5 years. We love the Firefly phone, it filled all of needs.
I was confused at first. In order to get to the Sim card, you have to remove the case entirely and it felt like I would break it. The phone feels like a toy, very light and tiny. Once the Sim card was inserted, programming the phone was simple- if you follow the instructions and have a lot of patience. The lack of keypads made the set up more lengthy, but the ease of use for my daughter makes it well worth it. My daughter is six and has gotten so good at it that I have gotten complaints at how often she has called my family members listed in her phone book. I believe this would be an excellent phone for the elderly, but again, the size is very small (but should be since it is for children). The strength of the antenna is good and the battery holds a decent charge. All in all, the Firefly is an excellent starter phone for children.
I love this phone for its ease of use and the fact that my child cannot just dial up anyone they want, the number has to first be programmed into the phone before they can make or receive a call from a particular number. There is somewhat of a downside in that the phone is sooooo small (about 2oz in weight). If a parent needs to open the case on this phone (which sometimes has to be done) it is near impossible. I know that it took me almost an hour to get the case off cause my fingers are larger than that of a child. Also, seeing as how it is a phone specifically geared for children's use, you would think that it would be somewhat waterproof.....Not so...All in all, this is a great starter phone for your on the go child, it teaches responsibility at an extremly affordable price. Buy one with confidence.
My son LOVES the Firefly. He is 7 and is able to use the phone without difficulty. It does take some time to set up, but well worth it!
i bought this phone for my 7 yr old son. He loves it, makes him feel important to have a phone of his own at the same time makes me feel safe that i can call him whenever he is away. I love that there is no place for texting or calling anyone i dont know. My son only has 5 numbers on his phonebook although the phone can take up to 20 numbers besides mom and dad. You can choose to add more numbers or delete when grades are bad or just plain misbehaving. I have a t-mobile carrier and added a line for $5.00 to our family plan. It was very easy to unlock the phone once you have the unlock codes which i called ATT and was happy to give me the code. Downside, you have to have an ATT carrier to call and get the codes from them ( which i also have)I cant say enough about this phone, its great for what i need, im sure im going to have to buy a different one though in 2 years as my son grows and wants something more sophisticated.
I LOVE THE FIREFLY CELL PHONE! MY OLDEST DAUGHTER HAD ONE WHEN THEY FIRST CAME OUT AND TARGET WAS SELLING THEM. I HAVE NEVER HAD ANY COMPLAINTS OR PROBLEMS WITH THEM. I WAS LOOKING FOR ONE FOR MY MIDDLE DAUGHTER, BUT FIREFLY MOBILE DOESNOT CARRY THE FIRST ORIGINAL BLUE ONES ANYMORE. SO I DECIDED TO COME CHECK TO SEE IF EBAY CARRIED THEM, WHICH THEY DO. I WAS SO GLAD TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FIND ONE. I AM NOW IN THE PROCESS OF PURCHASING ANOTHER FIREFLY PHONE FOR MY SON, FOR WHEN HE GETS A LITTLE BIT OLDER, HE WILL HAVE ONE TOO. THESE PHONES ARE VERY CONVIENT AND KID FRIENDLY. IT WAS THE BEST THING THAT WAS EVER INVENTED FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUNGER CHILDREN.
I BOUGHT ONE OF THESE PHONES FOR MY SON AND LOVED IT. I CAN REGULATE WHO CALLS HIM AND WHO HE CALLS. HE IS 8 AND GOES TO GRANDMAS AND HIS UNCLES OUT OF TOWN A LOT AND IT IS A GOOD WAY FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO TALK TO HIM WHILE HE IS AWAY. IT IS ALSO VERY EASY TO PROGRAM AND USE. MY SON ENJOYS THE ANIMATION ON IT AS WELL AS THE COLOR DISPLAYS. THE ONLY THING I HAVENT FIGURED OUT IS IF I CAN DOWNLOAD ANY RINGTONES ON IT.