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Mar 14, 2014, 9:05 PM
for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini (Sprint, U.S. Cellular):
Well !?!
Hello Friends, Here's my review. Just bought this phone at a local Sprint Store in North Austin, Tx. on their BRAND NEW prepaid plan. It certainly surprised the heck outta me. Especially coming from Crapple Cryphone. I love the size and the fact that it works on Sprints updated LTE triband network. So, we shall see.

Sep 27, 2013, 5:32 PM
for the Apple iPhone 5c:
Apple iPhone 5c for T-Mobile
Well, well, well! I got this unit on a a family plan with T-mobile 0n 9-24-2013. I love how this closely matches the iphone 5. I picked it up in White and have been loving it ever since. I have no reason to actually get the 5s. the 5c does everything i want which is nice. I find the feel a little nicer than the or 5s glass design. slightly rounder design and feel in my hand. ...

Aug 16, 2013, 8:37 PM
for the Samsung Galaxy S III (CDMA):
Here's my two cents worth!
I use this phone on Virgin Mobile in Austin, Tx. Just bought it today (8-16-2013) at a Radio Shack in the Austin area. It replaced an Apple iPhone 5, also used on Virgin. Although I liked the iPhone, I find that this phone is much nicer to use overall because of the bigger screen and the fact that it links to all my google accounts (play, Gmail, Google). I also like that Android stores your apps on your gmail account unlike iPhone. ...

Jul 12, 2013, 8:31 PM
for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 (GSM):
Samsung Galaxy S 4 for T-Mobile
What can I say? Samsung has out done themselves yet again. First with the Galaxy S, then Galaxy S2, S3 and now the S4. Each time improving on the previous. I had exchanged the Iphone 5 for this phone because I find that Android is a much better operating system and easier to use and to navigate through the menus. I also like how easy it is to synch with my gmail. I was skeptical on getting this phone and getting ...

Apr 29, 2013, 3:00 PM
for the Apple iPhone 5 (Americas GSM):
Apple iPhone 5 for T-Mobile
Bought the iPhone 5 on T-Mobile from a TMobile store in Austin,Tx. on 4/28/2013. I have never used any apple product since the apple 2 computer in the 1980s (yes Im old)! I swore up and down that Apple sucked and that Android was king. Coming from the Galaxy s3 on t-mobile, and wanting LTE, I thought I'd break down and give an iPhone 5 a shot. Boy am I glad I did. This thing is SWEET! The only thing is, LTE is ...

Mar 30, 2013, 9:38 AM
for the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE:
Samsung has a "Victory" win !
I've been eyeing this phone since it was released and was going back and forth with its looks. So I decided to buy this phone after all and man, I'm glad I did. Bought it at a store in San Antonio, Tx. on 3/29/2013 on the "Sprint As You Go" plan (month to month) for $ 249.99 which includes the first month ($70) unllimited everything plan. I'm already falling in love with it. I would recommend this to anyone

Mar 1, 2013, 8:53 PM
for the LG Motion 4G / Optimus Regard:
LG Optimus Regard/ Motion 4G
Bought this phone on Cricket in Austin, Tx. Cricket's version is called The Optimus Regard. Coming from T-Mobile, this is a much nicer phone with a lot more internal memory for apps. the 4G speed is almost equal to T-Mobile. Cricket even gave me $100 off for transferring my number. SWEET! I would highly recommend this phone to anyone who wants a 4G LTE android phone but doesnt want the contract with the bigger guys. The 2 biggest items that sold ...

Jan 31, 2013, 7:36 PM
for the Samsung M400:
M-400
Bought this phone on 01/26/2013 on Sprint's New Prepaid plan they started on 01/25/2013. Paid $49.99 plus $50 for the month service. I use it mainly in the Austin-San Antonio, Tx. Service area. I like this phone for the most part. See pro's and Con's: Pro's: 1) Nice size keypad for my "fat" finger's. 2) One of the few "flip phones" on the market. 3) Decent battery life. 4) Will work with Sprint's expanded network. 5) Work's with my existing charger's and Bluetooth. Con's: 1) Charger connector is ...

Jan 19, 2013, 1:37 PM
for the Samsung Exhibit II 4G / Galaxy Exhibit 4G:
Well....... Do I have a winner or a "wiener"
Bought this phone on a special offer that T-Mobile was offering for "No Contract" customer's. $129.99 with activation on $50 or more no contract plans. I picked the $70 plan because of the UNLIMITED 4G data. No throttling data. So far so good! Pro's: 1) Best reception of any carrier in Austin, Tx. Region (has'nt gone below 3 bars yet) 2) Plenty of memory space for all of my Apps. 3) Did i say that it's 4G? Con's: (Minor) 1) Charging port is on top of ...

Jan 13, 2013, 7:09 PM
for the Samsung SGH-A157:
Third one I've bought!
This is the third one I've bought and I'm keeping it for myself. Two other's were for family. We all use them for the $50 GoPhone AT&T service. I use mine in Austin,Tx. and theirs are in Northern Califonia (Bay Area). We all LOVE them just because of their simplicity. They are a PHONE. Not a computer. The battery life is amazing. Keeps charged for days without using a car charger. They are great for Basic usage. Bought them at Best Buy ...

Dec 12, 2012, 8:29 PM
for the Samsung Freeform 4 / Comment 2:
Sasmung Comment 2 for Cricket
Upgraded to this phone from the original Samsung Comment on Cricket. Man, I'm glad I did. This phone is not only a better looking design, but functionally much better also! I havent had any freezes or crashes like I did with the old Comment. I would recommend getting this phone if you want a messaging phone without the data price.

Nov 7, 2012, 8:17 AM
for the Samsung SGH-T159 / Denim:
A decent upgrade!
This is a major upgrade from the Samsung T-139 in many ways. 1) Update to Micro USB from Mini. 2) Slimmer body style. 3) Upgrades to 3G from 2G. 4) Upgrades to Global Roaming. 5) Better camera. 6) Charger port is in better location. (Top right vs.bottom right) I also find that the reception is comparable to AT&T in the Austin, Tx. region. The size makes it a really nice "pocket" phone. This phone is the perfect phone for those who just want a basic Talk and Text ...

Nov 6, 2012, 2:42 PM
for the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G:
Finally! An Android that works!
Coming from using Android phone's on various CDMA provider' networks (Verizon, Sprint, Boost) I thought the battery life sucked on Android. Boy, was I wrong. I switched to T-Mobile from Boost today, and what a pleasant surprise. T-Mobile service in Austin, Tx. is OUT OF THE WORLD! What can I say about the phone itself but "WOW" The 4G Speed is unbelievable. Meets or exceeds Verizon's "so called" 4G. I highly recommend this phone.

Oct 12, 2012, 9:07 PM
for the Samsung Array / Montage:
Samsung Array for Boost Mobile
After going through 3 LG Rumor Reflex's in a week and wishing I had seen the reviews for that phone, I finally had enough. So I saw this phone on the Boost Mobile web site (already a customer) and couldn't wait for it to arrive in stores. When I went into a Sprint Store in Southwest Austin, Tx. at Mopac and Highway 71, I saw this phone on display for both Sprint and Boost. So I bought the Boost ...

Aug 12, 2012, 11:01 AM
for the Samsung Intensity III:
Better than expected
Bought this phone at a Wal-Mart in San Leandro, Ca. last night as a replacement for my Intensity II. Much better phone due to its Mil-Spec classification and thin body size. All I can say is..... Wow! I even like the fact that the charger port is on the bottom of the phone instead of on the side. Definite upgrade!

Jun 12, 2012, 9:10 PM
for the LG A340:
Here's my LG A-340 review
Well folks, LG and AT&T have done it again. I just bought this phone today as an "Upgrade" because AT&T told me that I needed to get at least a 3G phone to replace my 2G Samsung phone because they were turning the 2G network off. So, I saw this phone at Best Buy for $119.60 plus tax price. I paid that amount because I am a prepaid customer and I liked the looks of this phone better ...

May 16, 2012, 8:41 PM
for the Samsung Gusto 2 / Gusto 3:
Imroves on the original
Had the original Gusto and loved it. Still do. But, this takes what the Gusto has and improves on it. Much better camera (1.3 pixel vs. VGA), MUCH better speaker (alot crisper and clearer). and much more stable reception. And the body is more sleeker. I like having the charger on the left instead of the right. Other than that, the features are basically the same except a slightly better User Interface and different Wallpapers. I give it a thumbs up!

Apr 23, 2012, 8:00 PM
for the LG Rumor Reflex S / Rumor Reflex / Freedom / Converse:
Rumor Reflex
Bought this phone at Best Buy In Dublin, Ca. (Bay Area) on 4-21-12. Had a choice of either of Black or White. Originally I chose white but decided to exchange it for a black one ob 4-23-12 because the black looks a little classier. I have Sprint as my carrier all though its also available on Boost Mobile for $79.99. Mine was Free. I only had to pay tax ($20.00). As for the phone.... What can I say except ...

Feb 15, 2012, 10:52 PM
for the Kyocera DuraMax:
In a word....WOW!
After using Boost Iden and Verizon push to Talk, there is no comparison. This is the replacement for the "legacy" Nextel System. What a difference. Better network, better reception and much better phone over all. If you want a superior push 2 talk, go with Sprint and the Kyocera Duramax. You wont be disappointed.

Feb 11, 2012, 7:25 PM
for the Samsung M370:
Samsung M370
I swapped my android phone to this unit because I wanted something more basic. Well, this is as basic as it comes. So far its a nice phone. But, it's pretty stripped down as far as features. Oh well. If you are looking for just a basic phone, this one is for you.

Feb 3, 2012, 6:17 PM
for the Samsung Contour R250:
My take on the Contour
I bought this unit as a replacement/upgrade from a Kyocera phone due to the fact that I wanted a flip phone. For the most part, I like this phone. Except for the fact that there is current update to the "Metro Backup" feature. So I cant use it for the time being. Im hoping that changes shortly. No big thin, though. Other than that, I can't complain. It kind of reminds me of the Samsung "Stunt" but in a flip phone form ...

Jan 1, 2012, 9:22 AM
for the Samsung Convoy 2:
Samsung Convoy 2
I f the ratin only went up to 20 stars. I just activated this phone on 12/31/2011 from my local Verizon store and all I have to say is quite simply "WOW!" I love the ruggedness of this unit since I work at a UPS truck facility in the Bay Area of California. I also love the 2-way radio functionality. If you are looking for a "tough" yet functional phone, I recommend getting this phone.

Dec 31, 2011, 6:12 PM
for the LG Cosmos 2 / Cosmos 3:
Well?!?
I would give this a 5 but I find that some of the menus are kind of hard to set up at first. But otherwise really nice.

Dec 30, 2011, 10:09 AM
for the Samsung Transform Ultra:
what a COOL phone!
This phone is as beautiful as it is functional. Coming from a Samsung Admire on Metro PCS, I thought that was the best. Boy was I wrong! This phone has much more internal memory, The 3G service is much better. and reception is out of this world. Especially since I live in the S.F. Bay Area. The battery life doesnt bother me much because I have 2 home chargers (1 with phone and 1 from previous phone) and I have ...

Nov 9, 2011, 9:23 AM
for the Samsung Admire / Vitality:
Samsung Admire
Two words: Absolutely perfect! So much better than any Blackberry I've ever had! I have no complaints!

Oct 10, 2011, 3:06 PM
for the Kyocera Presto S1350:
Opened the box and....PRESTO!
Bought this unit on a whim as a replacement for my Kyocera Domino that was falling apart. I like the price ($29.00 before a $20 rebate!) This phone has a couple of noticeable hardware and software upgrades from the Domino. 1)It add's a camera. 2)Add's Metro Navigator. 3)Thinner body design. 4)Accessories are the same except battery. 5)Has Bluetooth. The only con I have: 1)Battery life still SUCKS!!!! That one con is why I gave the phone a 4.5 rating instead of a 5! The only reason i'm not fussy about ...

Oct 7, 2011, 1:03 PM
for the Samsung Galaxy Prevail / Precedent:
Samsung Prevail
Where should I start? First one I had to be exchanged because it froze up when using an app. Exchanged it at Radio Shack for a new one and since then its been flawless. Bought it for $149.99 and it came withe $20.00 gift card which I used to get a bluetooth headset. Pro's: 1) it's 3G 2) alot of free app's on android market! 3) run's on Sprint 4) price of the plan drops to $35 over time! 5) sync's to my google account. Con's: 1) touch screen ...

Sep 15, 2011, 9:03 PM
for the LG Revere / Revere 2:
LG Revere
If the rating went to 10 I waould give this phone a rating of 15! I went from the LG Accolade to this phone today when I saw it on display at radio Shack. They started selling Verizon today and they were offering this phone for $29.99 with a $20 gift card which I used for airtime. Verizon also started a $50 unlimited plan with unlimited talk, Text, and Web. Which is exactly what I wanted. The whole package ...

Aug 20, 2011, 5:34 PM
for the Pantech Link / P7040p:
Pantech Link/ 7040p
Best phone I've ever owned.If the phone rating went to 10, I'd choose 11. I bought this phone because AT&T informed me that I needed to get a "3G" phone since my old one was "2G" and that network was going to be decomissoned shortly. Since I had the finances readily available at the time, I went ahead and bought this now while I had the extra money. I like the fact that it reminds me of a blackberry without the ...

Jul 29, 2011, 6:30 PM
for the Samsung Freeform III / Comment:
A winner and a keeper
Just bought this today and I must say that it was a wise choice. I love the fact that syncs with not only my email, but with Facebook,Twitter, Myspace and all the popular instant messengers just like a crackberry without the crackberry price. Reception is decent around the region (S.F. Bay Area.) Paid $49.00 for the phone and $50 for the service. Pro's: 1) Social Media link 2) Everything else Con's: Got none

Jun 16, 2011, 7:39 PM
for the Samsung Messager III / R570:
Samsung Messager III for metro PCS
Just got this today as an upgrade from Samsung Freeform 2 that I gave to a family member. So far the only complaint that I have is that charger port is on the top of the phone instead of the side or bottom. Yeah, I know thats trivial, but I'm picky. Other than that I noticed that its basically that same phone as the freeform but in slide form. Yes I would recommend to other's who do more texting ...

Apr 21, 2011, 8:59 PM
for the Samsung Factor:
How I "FACTOR" on this phone.....
Bought this phone from my local Best Buy in Milpitas,Ca. today. Bought as a replacement of my Sanyo Mirro because of damage. Pro's: 1)Size 2)Reception 3)Acc essories (Samsung Micro USB) fit 4)Audio is decent Con's: Eh, I got none so far.

Feb 13, 2011, 11:52 AM
for the LG Select:
Sucks
Where to start? Pro's: none Con's: I'm on phone #3 of this monstrosity within a week. 1)Battery life is less than 24 hour's. Even after charging all night. 2)All three phone's would reset by themselves while sitting next to me on a chair or table. 3)The internal screen of one of the phones literally PEELED AWAY from lack of glue or something like that. I would high recommend staying away from this so called "PHONE" Try again LG.

Jan 27, 2011, 9:59 PM
for the Samsung Freeform II:
Freeform 2
Bought this phone today at a Best Buy in East Palo Alto, Ca. All I can say is.... WOW!!!!!!!! This is the best Samsung I've ever owned!! I love the fact that I can link to my GPS navigation unit via Bluetooth for Handsfree with no problem. Con: (1 only) 1: Battery could last a little longer. Pro's: 1: Everything else. A must for those who like to do alot of texting. Kind of reminds me of a Blackberry minus the cost or the hastle. A must buy!

Jan 17, 2011, 11:27 PM
for the Motorola i296:
Here's what I think !?! Hope it helps!
All I have to say is...... What a phone! Finally a phone I can live with. Bought this phone at Best Buy today as a replacement for a Boost Mobile CDMA Sanyo phone that I HATED for various reasons. I'll never look back. Pro's: 1) Mil-spec rugged 2)Two-Way Radio 3)Nextel reception (What can I say!) 4)Only phone with full reception almost everywhere. Including my house! Con's: Umm.... Can't think of any! Happy hunting!

Nov 3, 2010, 9:43 PM
for the BlackBerry Curve 8530:
Boost Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8530
I'm hooked. This phone might very well be the last phone I get for a while! I have fallen absolutely in love with the BlackBerry Curve!!! I bought the Curve at a Best Buy in Mountain View, Ca. today for $249.99. I use it on Boost Mobile (Sprint Prepaid) with a $60 Monthly plan. What an IMPROVENT over MetroPCS. All I have to say is: WOW!!!! PRO'S: 1) Reception 2) BlackBerry App World 3) Run's on Sprint's 3G Network 4) Email 5) NO CONTRACT! 6) ...

Oct 24, 2010, 12:13 AM
for the LG Helix UX-310 / AX-310:
LG Helix (MT-310)
When looking to either purchase a new phone or to upgrade your current phone, go to your nearest Metro PCS phone and seriously consider looking at this beauty. I got this phone this past Thursday as an upgrade to my Kyocera phone because I wanted a flip phone that was also capable of all the feature's that come standard with Metro's $50 plan like: Metro Navigator, Chat Link, Loopt and so forth (inside the @Metro menu.) I figured ...

Oct 8, 2010, 11:14 PM
for the Kyocera Domino S1310:
Kyocera Domino
Bought rhis phone today as a replacement phone. I got it at a MetroPCS store across from where I work in Mt. View, Ca. So far, it's a much better phone than my last one.(Samsung Stunt). Pro's include: 1)Bluetooth 2)Decent signal 3)Red color 4)Matches current accessories 5)PRICE, PRICE, PRICE! $29.00 Con's include: 1)Battery life. (have car charger) 2)1x data (SLOW WEB) 3)No camera Overall, I think it's a good basic phone if talking and texting is all you do. I would recommend for kid's first phone. Patrick

Oct 2, 2010, 12:23 AM
for the Samsung SGH-A197:
Samsung A-197
Just got this phone today through a Best Buy near San Jose, Ca. $49.99 + tax and sold as a Go Phone. This is definately an upgrade to the A-167. Much nicer design. Slimmer, lighter, and adds Bluetooth. It also changes charging ports to a micro USB port which means I can use my current accessories. Which is nice. It also has better display's inside and out. Also has better menu options and has more feature's like email client ...

Sep 9, 2010, 10:41 PM
for the Samsung Gusto:
Samsung Gusto
Just bought this phone at a Wal-Mart in Milpitas, Ca. (San Jose area). This is a definite upgrade to the Samsung Smooth (U-350). Much better display and is compatible with all my current accessories (micro usb). I bought it in the prepaid packaging as an upgrade for $18.88 plus tax. They credited me account $10 that came with the phone. As far as the quality? Much better than it's predecessor (smooth). It feels much more durable and has ...

Sep 5, 2010, 9:52 PM
for the Nokia 2320 classic:
Nokia 2320
After having issues with the data connection (mobile web) on another brand of phone (3 or 4 exchanges including SIM card) and getting nowhere with AT&T's customer service... Went to an AT&T corporate store near San Jose, Ca. that I always deal with because of being next to where I work and explained the issue with a store manager. He recommended trying the Nokia 2320 instead to see if indeed the problem was my phone, not the service. I ...

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