Great phone, but be warned!
This is a pretty good phone. I loved it when I first got it, but quickly realized there was a serious problem. The touch screen would stop working. I think it was because it isn't pressure orientated, but worked because of heat. If it got to hot, or even partly warm, the touch screen stopped. I really loved the QWERTY keyboard, the keys are far apart enough to use. The colors are great, and dont get me wrong, its a great phone, just be sure that you have the patience to sit with your finger in your mouth to get the touchscreen to work. Oh! And another tip, if it stops working, take the battery out for a second. That can work too. My friend fell on it and it broke, so I have to buy a new one. If it still worked, I wouldn't be on here looking for a new one. Overall a decent phone.Read full review
Not top tier, but still better than nothing!
I'm giving this about a 4/5. The pros: Fantastic call quality, the antenna is positioned so it gets fantastic reception (not blocked by hand/phone components), the keys press easily, the color display is great, and the camera works surprisingly well! The Cons: Keyboards a bit smaller than I thought it would be, so the buttons take a while to learn. The touch screens sensitivity is definitely not fantastic. However, for what I paid (about $45.00USD) the phone is perfect for my needs, which are basically tweeting on the go and making phone calls! I highly recommend this to anyone who doesn't really require a touch screen but still likes the features of a keyboard phone.
Spend your $ on something more worthwhile!
I actually ordered my QF from AT&T. When I did, I had no idea that there had been a recall on the phone. I have a lot of friends and family that actually work for AT&T, and that is how I found out about the recall after the fact. The recall was not because the phone freezes, as another reviewer mentioned. The recall was due to the fact that the original chargers were overheating and causing fires! Aside frome that little tidbit, the phone does freeze a lot, which I read would probably happen, and thought I could live with. I was wrong. It is quite bulky, but I didn't mind. Actually, that was the 1 quality that I DID like about it. I "knew" I had a phone in my hand when I was using it. The reception was horrible no matter where I stood. The main reason I ended up getting a new phone was because the battery life was horrible! I would charge to a full charge and by the end of the day, my battery would be dead. I don't talk that much, and I'm not much of a texter either. So the phone didn't really even have average use when I got rid of it. Anyway, one day it died, and I put it on charge, and there was no indication that it was even charging. So, I fiddled with it for about an hour, trying to get it to charge, and decided to get a cheap gophone to replace it for the time being. After I got home with the gophone, and spoke to customer service about the QF, I messed with it some more. The stupid thing finally decided to charge! I decided that I had enough, and purchased the LG Neon, which I have had for 2 months, and have had no problems with. Bottom line, If you're going to spend your money, look at reviews on other phones first, and save yourself the headache and hassle. Don't buy this phone. There IS a reason AT&T no longer offers this phone! Good luck!Read full review
UTStarcom Quickfire phone
I like the UTStarcom Quickfire phone. It took me some getting use to because I'm old school and have always had a flip phone. It is a little larger than my flip phone but I purchased a carrying case for it, I could put my flip phone in my pocket. The keys on the Qwerty Keyboard are a little small for my fingers but I'm learning to adjust. Also took me some time to get use to the touch screen. All in all it is a good phone for what I need it for. I've used the camera & it takes good pictures. For the price of the phone you really can't go wrong.
Great product. Easy to use. Worth the price.
I was looking for an economical phone for my son. Did not have a lot of money to spend. Also have a go phone Sims card from AT&T, I was looking through EBay and found several types of phones and this is the one that my son chose. He likes the slider phone. He really likes the qwerty board, it is easy for him to text.