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May Lovelace posted on 08 Jul 2009, 17:00
My good little buddy.
I've been very happy with this phone. With no interest in bells and whistles, I got exactly what I was looking for, a nice strong little phone. It's held up nicely for a few years now and my only signal strength problem happens in the one place in town where everyone has a problem. It's been a great little friend and I'm passing it on to my daughter so I know she has a reliable phone that I can trust.Design 5/10Features 5/10Performance 10/10
- Not alot of bells and whistles.
- Haven't found one yet.
Jon posted on 28 Aug 2006, 19:25
Alright, well, this was my first phone ever, I got it last summer, ditched it around Christmas.
Well, it did what a phone is supposed to, make phone calls. But, after seeing all my friends eventually get great new phones with a lot of features and large screens, I was forced to part with it. I wish they would have increased the internal screen size and att least put an outside screen on it.
All in all, it was a great little phone that made calls, but unfortunately nothing else.
I now have the e815. I love it.Design 5/10Features 5/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 10/10Value for money 5/10
Cynthia Lambert posted on 14 Aug 2006, 01:10
This is my second Tracfone and I am pretty happy with it.I love the small size of it and the small screen does not bother me one bit. What I love the most about it is the fact, it being a flip phone means my blind husband can answer it and shut if off without me being around. The one thing I do not like is Tracfone does not tell you that if you buy it through them you cannot download anything! That was the main reason I bought a new one, so I could download ringtones. Anyway if you want a decent phone for around fifty dollars, I'd suggest this one.Design 10/10Features 8/10Sound Quality 8/10Signal Strength 8/10Value for money 9/10
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firstname.lastname@example.org posted on 07 Aug 2006, 08:39
This is my 2nd tracfone. First was a Nokia and I did not like it. This one is awesome great signal strength. If I refer u to tracfone we each get 120 free minutes. We can do this even if you have activated in last 30 days. If interested send me an email. I love this phone. Its features are basic but it works great. most of all I like the signal strengthDesign 8/10Features 6/10Sound Quality 8/10Signal Strength 10/10Value for money 8/10
Cellphones posted on 16 Jun 2006, 13:26
this phone is ok but it sucks in many features the scrren is to small tat its kind of embarrising to have you friends see. You cant download anything, and the signal strength is very bad because you lose your signal right away if you move form your spot.
it has a good outside and has cool games( kind of)Design 7/10Features 5/10Sound Quality 6/10Signal Strength 4/10Value for money 6/10
old man posted on 14 Jun 2006, 02:56
Its a Phone!!!
Its a phone. So if you are looking for a good phone without all the crap this is it! I don't want a phone that takes a Phd to operate. I don't care that I can't watch a movie on it, its a phone!!Design 10/10Features 8/10Sound Quality 8/10Signal Strength 10/10Value for money 10/10
Tracfone posted on 04 Jun 2006, 20:24
This fone sucks
i don't recommend this phone for anyone! i am a tracfone user and this is pretty much the newest phone they had available in my area so i had to buy it. its screen is also tiny and you can barely see anything on it. it has no good features, you can't download games or wallpapers on it, and it doesn't even have a browser!! overall i think it is the cheapest phone ever made and it is a waste of moneyDesign 7/10Features 2/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 9/10Value for money 3/10
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NTM posted on 10 May 2006, 12:12
this is a great phone for your money, i highly recomend that u get it..it doenst scratch easily..although the screen size is rather small, its great for teens gettinga first phone...good going motorolaDesign 10/10Features 10/10Sound Quality 10/10Signal Strength 10/10Value for money 10/10
cara posted on 05 Mar 2006, 17:50
i got this phone 2 weeks ago and i think that when it comes to ringtones this thing stinks....it doesnt have a browser which stinks as well...but over all its ok...Design 6/10Features 6/10Sound Quality 6/10Signal Strength 6/10Value for money 6/10
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R Kalmer posted on 28 Dec 2005, 18:08
Motorola V170 Powering On and Off Tune
I like everything about this phone except for one annoying feature that can't be undone. (I contacted Motorola and Tracfone). It plays an annoying tune powering On and off. Your only option is to have everything vibrate only. Try this in a quiet room!!! Wonder who the brilliant person was who thought of this!! Makes me want to get rid of the phone for no other reason.Design 8/10Features 8/10Sound Quality 8/10Signal Strength 8/10Value for money 7/10
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beef posted on 18 Dec 2005, 23:08
hunk of crap
this phone is a hunk of shit. cant find ringtones for it. hard as hell to make ones on it. mine is a tracfone so that makes it more terrible. I think that its is a waste of money.Design 8/10Features 4/10Sound Quality 6/10Signal Strength 6/10Value for money 2/10
Steven posted on 28 Nov 2005, 19:59
I just got this phone and i personaly think it is awsome.......so much better than my old phone and if u r one for customising there r covers,lights and soooo much more to pimp this phone out!Design 9/10Features 10/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 8/10Value for money 10/10
q t posted on 20 Nov 2005, 19:22
well i got the phone about 2 months ago and i am struggling with ring tones too. as far as service it is hard to get decent reception. i wouldn't recommend getting a nextel before this phoneDesign 10/10Features 3/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 5/10Value for money 7/10
jimbowlie posted on 26 Oct 2005, 22:57
roaming on my couch
This phone sucks! It goes into roaming while I am sitting on my couch! The sound is nice and some of the features are decent! But, poor reception and switching into roaming does it in!Design 6/10Features 8/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 3/10Value for money 5/10
Frank Castle posted on 01 Oct 2005, 10:02
This phone is horrible. I've had it for two months and it is already acting up. It won't keep my sent messages, doesnt ring when somebody calls and wont allow me to keep go ring tones.Design 8/10Features 6/10Sound Quality 4/10Signal Strength 2/10Value for money 2/10
Helen posted on 20 Jul 2005, 06:33
It is a cute and stylish phone. Bought the phone for my son but struggling to download cool polyphonic ringtones, wallpaper, etc. Please send us a website where he can download new ringtones.Design 8/10Features 6/10Sound Quality 6/10Signal Strength 6/10Value for money 6/10
christina posted on 06 May 2005, 13:06
can you download any other ringtones to the phone?Design 6/10Features 6/10Sound Quality 6/10Signal Strength 6/10Value for money 6/10
Motorola v170 Owner posted on 25 Apr 2005, 07:33
The *New* MOTOROLA V170 AVAILABLE NOW!
The Motorola v170 is more of a special edition phone. It is not currently available at major retailers in the United States, yet. It is a very stylish phone, practical, but with many feautures. I currently own the v170. I purchased it from the TracFone store. If you're a current TracFone user, I suggest you update to this phone. However, if you're a new user, maybe you should go purchase this phone package. It will cost you no more than $80.00 at a local Wal Mart store or a TracFone retailer.Design 9/10Features 9/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 9/10Value for money 9/10
sami posted on 08 Mar 2005, 16:11
this is a great phone for your money, highly suggest it for anyone. nothing else to sayDesign 9/10Features 10/10Sound Quality 6/10Signal Strength 9/10Value for money 10/10
kiki posted on 07 Mar 2005, 14:06
This is a very stylish phone I reccomend it for kids because it is easy to use, has great games, and looks cool. It also doesnt scratch easily. The soound quality is sometimes poor, but not a lot. This is a great phone for your money! i reccomend it completely!Design 8/10Features 10/10Sound Quality 9/10Signal Strength 7/10Value for money 9/10