These are the most recent phone user reviews posted by patwackp:
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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!
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 ...
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!
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
Two words: Absolutely perfect! So much better than any Blackberry I've ever had! I have no complaints!
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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.
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.
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!
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!
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) ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Bought this phone through a T-Mobile corporate store in Hayward, Ca. today and paid $59.99 plus tax. I currently am on their $50 Talk & Text Prepaid plan. I love this phone. Which is what I say about any LG phone I've used. It's perfect for what I use it for. I can also use all of my charging accessories I currently own, which is great. I also love the soft "matte" feel of the phone. The menu is ...
Bought this beauty at Walmart for $39.88 last week. I've been using Boost for awhile on several different phones.(Both CDMA and Iden) I must admit that this is a nice phone. I wish it had a camera and a belt clip holder but for the price, I can't complain. Reception is "DA BOMB"!!!!! Boost's Iden phones (Nextel) are the only phones that I get any signal with at my house. (Full Strength) I love the walkie talkie. And the battery ...
Bought this phone directly from AT&T store on 5-14-10. So far so good. It is an upgrade from the A-137 phone. It does upgrade to a slightly better menu and screen and better software.It also adds an account manager directly from the menu to view account info for go phone service. It also has an upgraded charger which is nice. The battery is also longer lasting also. Overall I recommend buying.
So far, So .......!
Bought this phone at Walmart in Union City, Ca. this morning. They are selling in the Prepaid Package for $22.88. I believe that is the upgrade to the LG VX-5500 model. So I thought I'd upgrade from my 5500 that I've had for a while. So far so good. About the same size. But it has a different battery and a detatchable charging cord so i can charge it via my laptop's usb port. Which is nice I guess! although ...