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JamesI posted on Mar 16, 2010, 8:07 AM


nuh uh! Stay away!

I Had an LG Venus and ran it over with my forklift, I ended up having to buy this phone at Telus. THe guy told me no problems with the phone except the battery life sucked. It does suck, they're not kidding, I have to charge every night, and I NEVER use my phone. Most days it's a simple text to my wife and that's all I use it for, yet I have to charge it overnight or else it will die on me the next morning. I've only had the phone for 3 months.
THis phone drives me nuts. I've had crappy phones, but this one, thank god was only 50 bucks. I HATE HATE HATE HATE!!! HATE... did I mention HATE the end and call touch sensitive buttons, everytime i touch my phone, it hits those buttons. It calls people because of it.

I ended up RECALLING my work, with the phone in my pocket, I was cursing my work to a co-worker about my paycheck, yeah... there's a 15 minute conversation on their voicemail with F bombs and I got in trouble.
I dropped the phone from literally 1 foot off the ground and the screen cracked.

CONS(Cons first cause I'mm so mad at this phone)
-This phone freezes and has to reset(once a day at least)
-This phone needs to be on the charger ALWAYS
-The "Touch Sensitive" buttons will drive you mad from day one.
-THis phone will ask you if you want to save your contact information when you hang up with a call, EVEN if that information is already in your phonebook
-This phone will ALWAYS ask you to save text messages in the outbox. You have to selct...  

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fdjhisadi38jfe8ko39dCRAPHONE posted on Nov 19, 2009, 7:24 PM


crap phone do not buy

this phone sucks. i swear to god it called people back repeatedly costing me many awkward moments. this is a piece of ***. the battery was ok but not worth the 100 bucks i paid for it. it was really slim but the keypad is kind of scrunched. i was made to buy a micro sd card that was f**ked up within the first week and they could not fix it. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE! DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE! this is a bad purchase. i took the phone and threw it against my wall and it is broken. i have yet to wait for my crappy contract to be over.


  • slim


  • calls people back unexpectedly, cramped keypad, micro sd card broken with weeks and more...

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Scotty Boy posted on Sep 21, 2009, 3:06 PM


Very disappointed . . .

Had this phone since May. It's now September and the phone has spent as much time in for repair as in use.The battery is non functional. A full charge won't last more than about 6 hours with the power OFF.Every time I take it in for repairs (4 times now) I'm told it's performing to "spec"Only buy this phone if you don't mind that you have to leave it plugged in to AC power all the time. You DO have AC power in your car, right?I ended up going and buying a pay as you go phone for about  $100 and it's 10 times the phone this useless piece of junk is. . . .


  • OK design



2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Gabriel posted on Jul 13, 2008, 12:35 AM


Cell Phone Lover

This Phone is a GREAT value and is HIGHLY recommended. I received the due to the breakage of my Ocean and I've had it for a Month and it's honestly the BEST slider phone I've ever seen and used. I've had 4 sliders and 3 flip phones and 2 Keypad phones and this is by far one of my favorites.

7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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