To anyone who is thinking about purchasing the 8600 DON'T save your funds and buy the LG 4500.
8600 although cute in size is a dud. the phone ringer is much lower due to the speakerphone being inside the clam instead of located on the exterior. The phone continuoulsy drops calls and it's a piece of junk.
Good for you. I hate this phone, too. Audiovox hasn't made a good phone since the 9155, IMO. That one was built by Toshiba, and the rest by Curitel.
The screens go dead, too. The interface is clumsy & unintuitive. The earpiece volume is lousy, and the speakerphone isn't worth a crap. Give me a nice, loud CLEAR speakerphone like the one on the Moto V60S/P any day.
No kidding. I bought this peice of junk out of desperation cause my awesome timeport finally crapped out. Almost right out of the box the speed dial wouldn't work. I would hold down the #1 key and nothing. Shut phone off then back on and it would work for a while. Phone would just die on occasion. Now If I open the flip more than an inch just after the blue light comes on the screen outside and inside go blank just a pretty blue pile of garbage. I can still dial and people can call me but no display at all but blue light. After only a bit of use the buttons would not work without you pressing really hard or when txt'ing you would miss keys. And simple thing's like no games on phone, only online live games you pay for with internet access. Sa... (continues)