A good value for kids, employees, or digital detox. Curb your expectations, though.
Flip phones are clunky, and that's the point: You are buying this *because* it will limit you, your child, or your employee from distractions and compulsive internet use. There were two features of this phone that I was previously misled into believing it could do:
- VZ Navigator. Not present and I can find no method of downloading it.
- USB data access. I thought I could simply attach my phone to my computer and upload music and video to it like a regular phone. The option to do so in "tools" is ghosted out and I cannot find a way to re-enable it. This means I need to physically remove the SD card to add media content, and I just won't bother.
Email was a requirement for me and it gets a passing grade. I would not recommend getting this phone if you have to do a lot of correspondence with it, though, as typing T9 responses take about four times as long as with a smartphone. If your laptop is within reach it is far easier to just open it.
The web browser is serviceable and capable of handling most websites but is predictably limited in configuration options. If you don't like Google, Bing, or Yahoo for search, you're out of luck. Downloading media files or pictures doesn't seem to be an option. Password entry is a bear, especially if you use a mix of upper and lowercase letters.
The camera is bad, but I will assume you don't care and leave it at that. The Camelback case is awful and obscures 1/3 of the camera's lens when open but that's no fault of the phone's.
The alarm doesn't work like you're used to. In order for the alarm to work, you need to have the ringer on. Don't be surprised like I was.
I can't comment on Fieldforce or Push To Talk because I don't use those features.Read full review
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned