Reviewed by Colton92, Townsend, WI on October 28, 2013
I have already written a review in the past, but I am sick of seeing complaints about this phone going off in peoples pockets. When you guys buy phones do you just use them as is? All you have to do is go to "Settings", then to "Touch Settings", and finally to "Unlock Screen". Here there are three different settings. Any Key, Lock Key and End Key, and Lock Key Only. If you don't want the phone to pocket dial/text set it to "Lock Key Only" and your problem will be solved! I changed this setting on the same day I bought the phone because whenever I get a new phone I set everything exactly the way I want it and then I never have to do it again. I recommend other people do the same.
Reviewed by Nanc1308 on October 27, 2013
This is a decent phone. After reading so many negative reviews, I almost didn't buy it but I'm glad I did. - A lot of the reviews are written by people who didn't customize their settings. You can adjust the lock/unlock settings to make it a little less prone to coming alive in your pocket and you can customize what's on the main menu - set Display Settings to Shortcuts and then replace menu items to choose which ones you want - the screen is definitely the touchiest screen I've ever used. It can get a little frustrating but you learn to be careful. Use the Display Settings to remove things from the home screen that you don't want to be accidentally opening all the time, especially the browser and My Verizion which will use your data allotment - Glitchy: it doesn't seem to always know when it's plugged in to charge. Also, it doesn't handle it well when you're on a call trying to type in numbers; for example, checking voicemail or calling a credit card company and trying to enter your account number - the screen flashes on and off so you're trying to frantically enter as many numbers as you can in the 1 second the screen is on. Then it flashes off and when it comes back on, you end up entering a number twice. There doesn't seem to be a way to keep the keypad active for a certain amount of time; it just randomly flashes on and off. Overall, the phone and the plan it came with were so cheap that I can definitely put up with the minor inconveniences. I think you should consider this phone if you're willing to spend 20-30 minutes customizing it when you buy it, but if you're not willing to do that, then this phone will never be what you want it to be.
Reviewed by Sestmily, Arizona on October 18, 2013
I have not had any problems with this phone, and I have owned it for almost two years. We have four of them in our family, and they all work great. I saw a lot of people complain about pocket/purse dialing, but I don't see how this can be an issue unless these users do not lock their phones before putting them in their pocket/purse, or they have simply disabled the locking features. All it takes is the push of one button to lock it. It requires the same button push and also a screen swipe to unlock. We could not afford a data plan or smartphones, and these were a great alternative. The slide-out QWERTY keyboard is nice because I do not always get good results with touch screens. Even with my big thumbs I am able to text easily on this keyboard. My only real complaint is the limited amount of games available. I occasionally like to play games when needing to kill time while out abd about, and I have not been able to find a Spades game for this phone. I was able to get one for my old flip phone, so I was a little surprised one was not available for his phone.
Reviewed by DragonKins on October 18, 2013
I don't understand all the negative reviews for this phone. My calls are always crystal clear, and do not get dropped. I bought the protective case and the screen protector as well - as such, I've dropped my phone several times and it still works just fine. My screen is also unscathed. I do not have problems with it pocket dialling because I lock the screen. All in all, I've a great experience thus far with this phone. My ONLY grief with it is that it doesn't have a flash for when I take pictures, so the pictures are dark. Other than that, great phone! I have NO use for a smartphone, so this phone is perfect for me.
Reviewed by eiddetsaf on October 16, 2013
It dials in your pocket if it brushes the inside of your pocket. When I am talking the phone disconnects if the screen touches my face. Screen is too sensitive. You can disconnect a call when answering if you touch the screen wrong when answering a call. This phone is a basic phone.... basic junk. Do not buy this phone unless you want to be constantly aggravated. This has to be the worst phone ever made.
Reviewed by Dino9, Indiana, USA on October 16, 2013
This phone worked great for the first 18 months. I loved the features of a smart phone, without actually having one. Our family bought 4, and of those we have had trouble with 3. One had problems within the 1st year, so we were sent a new phone. The touch screens went out on both my son's screen and my own screen with in a week of each other (at 18 months). We are now looking for replacement phones, or even opting to buy out of our contract. Not happy at all!
Reviewed by twogo on October 12, 2013
this is a bad phone, calls are garbaled and dropped a lot
Reviewed by JKP33forev, Southern Oregon on October 10, 2013
Traded this phone in (at some expense). The phone constantly dials itself. Can't pull the phone out of the case without it doing something on its own. I had the operating system reloaded, which solved some of the problems, but not all. I would NEVER recommend this model.
Reviewed by k2448 on October 9, 2013
I was happy with my old phone, but when I was eligible for an upgrade, I checked out all the phones and read reviews. I was a little hesitant in going with this one at first because other reviews said the cam/video quality and battery life was bad. It's the best cam/video quality a "basic phone" can get. If you drain the battery completely before charging for the first time, you'll get a longer charge. I can go a week or more without having to charge. Another thing I like is like a "smart phone", I can get weather and Amber alerts that don't cost anything more than any other text message. The only things I don't like are the touchscreen can sometimes be a little too touchy, the voicemail button/icon is in a bad spot and my alarm clock on occasion doesn't work.
Reviewed by ArizonaSunshine, Phoenix, AZ on October 3, 2013
There are some of us that prefer to use the phone as a phone & as a computer. I am a texter. The Qwerty keyboard makes texting a breeze. The sound quality of the calls are outstanding. I camera quality is average. Again, I use the phone as a phone not a computer & not a camera.