Why so crappy features???
ianboon 15 Mar 2010, 14:23 posted on 0 0
Way to go Verizon. Way to release exactly what we already have with the Samsung Intensity. These bottom-rung features are exactly the kind of thing I was talking about in my letter I sent to PhoneArena about low-end phones: Low quality camera, likely a large thickness, outdated user interface, boring color, small screen. You can find that article here: http://www.phonearena.com/html
s/Simple-cell-phones-today---worse-than-what-they-used-to-be-article-a_10167.html Verizon probably could have easily forced LG to put at least a 2.0 megapixel camera in this thing, but they have yet again chosen to hinder the technology we have in low-end phones. It's sad that lately all their low-end phones are merely decoys for showing us that we "need" to get a phone with a data plan. Respect your customers, Verizon.
2. PhoenixLAU (Posts: 15; Member since: 18 Mar 2010)
I really hate this whole dataplan fiasco, but if this phone can miraculously have great reception and call quality, that alone would put the Cosmos above the Intensity, and therefore be enough to keep our family plan lines from leaving later this year. Things like camera aren't as important to me as reliability and functionality, which is why stuff like the Rival's notorious white screen of death and the mediocre call/build quality of the rest of the 1x QWERTYs make me so angry about the dataplan policy. It's not really an acceptable choice when all the non-data phones you can choose from have crappy service, because otherwise what's the point of being on Verizon? So... fingers crossed!
1. Sellcell (Posts: 118; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)
It's understandable on your dislike for this low end phone. Though if you actually take some time to understand the aspect of even offering the "Rumor 2," I mean Cosmos, you would see that Verizon really screwed themselves with all these data charges. They needed something that didn't require data that really wouldn't take a lot of thought to make. Further more; technology is advancing extremely fast and data plans in themselves is getting more affordable. You'll notice that manufactures and service providers are now focusing most of there attention on smart phones and to spend anytime on basic talk/txt devices really is a waste of time. Oh and if you don't like your carrier, then maybe you should switch...
3. ellekay (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Mar 2010)
Well, low-end = cheap and simple = basic. I understand that people want a better phone for less, but a simple phone is meant to be that simple. -calls -takes pictures -text -bluetooth And sometimes it's even less capable than that.
4. bcorm11 (unregistered)
i think this is a good phone overall, but i agree that the camera is a sucky thing, and when i press the end call button i have to press it more than once and it still takes 3 to 4 seconds to end.