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I decided to buy this phone when I realized that I'm doing more text messaging lately and I've been using the old 'tap each number three times' to get the letter that's needed. I've used a Razr since they first came out. I didn't want a smart phone (data plans, you know), but it had to have a qwerty keyboard and it had to have large numbers and good size buttons for this senior's eyes. The Motorola Rival fills the bill quite nicely.
I like the phone very much. The slider works smoothly and the keyboard is exactly what I want. I've owned the phone for about two months now and have had no problems as yet. It does have a sort of semi-touch screen. You have to bring up a virtual phone pad to make phone calls that are not in your contact list, and so far, the touch screen has worked without any hitches.
There are some cons, however. The touch screen aspect is very sensitive and I find myself having to remember to keep from touching certain parts of the phone. Also, the backlight on the qwerty keyboard is not very bright so it is hard to text in dim light. I have to be careful how I 'dial' numbers as well, although I don't use the virtual phone pad very often. These things are just minor concerns to me.
All in all, though, I really like this phone and would recommend it to others!
not a bad phone, like the qwerty keyboard, very long battery life and great signal. Small design makes it easy to get out of pocket, text messaging is kind of a hassle, when you receive one you have to click the center button 4 times to reply, other than that its a good phone for the money.
This is an awesome phone for girls! I don't know if a guys fingers could type on this keyboard. Works great; color change to function/number keys is cool; and easy to see. Love the keyboard. Not entire touch screen; but the buttons that are touch sensitive work great. The numberpad for dialing is touch sensitive and also works great. Screen is small but looks very nice. Have a pic of my pups on it and is very clear. Camera not so great; but works for quick shots. If you want a phone for Verizon and do not want to pay the high expense of the internet; this one is great! Only con to this phone is that it is allll plastic; so has that cheap feel to it. Other than that, works great and looks great. Got a case to fit it perfectly with a wristlet; so you can carry it on your wrist or hang on your purse; very convenient.
My phone is purple, not silver, but I do like the phone. I had a Motorola flip phone and wanted to have a keyboard, but not have a complicated phone. I feel that is exactly what I got. The only downfall is that the battery seems to die quickly. It was supposed to be a "new" phone, but when I got it, it came with no literature, and the sticker on the phone said "like new". Maybe the battery doesnt last because it was not a new one. I am not sure.
Camera/ Video (Good Quality)
Slider with qwerty keyboard
Cases are reasonably priced
large selection of themes
durable (dropped several times without breaking)
Prone to breaking, but easy to fix (ex. screws came loose)
limits texts that when reached phone shuts off only when not on auto-erase
it would be nice if the touch screen functioned as a keypad
buttons at times hard to push (Limited problem)
Overall a good functioning phone with many possibilities. While the phone does have problems, the functionality and practicality far outweigh the cons. A great phone for anyone who texts frequently or anyone who likes a solid slider phone with a good recording camera/ video feature.
These are nice little phones for texting, I bought this one to replace my daughters she broke when she slide our rooms key card into her pocket that her phone was in, it inadvertently went between the screen and the keyboard cutting the circuit. This was a strange circumstances and I don't falt the the manufacturer she's a teenager
I really like that it is small. The only thing I don't like is the key board buttons are also small and I have big fingers. It gets good reception, I have only dropped one call and that was in the store where none of my other phones would work either.
I like the phone. Small and compact but loaded with features. Like the interface and qwerty keypad. I think it is a great phone. I change phones every couple of months and this is one of my favorites. I also like the Alias.
The A455 Rival is a great little phone. The only issue I have with this Phone is that I am left handed and the touch screen corner buttons are where I tend to hold the phone while texting. If your looking for a non smart phone this is a great deal for the price.