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Jun 14, 2005 by darc

Igot this phone from tmobile a week ago it is the first highend cell phone I have owned. I think it is a awesome phone.I live in D.C.Pro Voice quality,ease of use,durability and battery life. I think the camera is really good takes great pictures the browser is easy to use. I love the blue covering it is different really cool. Cons I havent found any yet. I highly recomend this phone Tmovile finally got a really good phone in their lineup

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Jun 6, 2005 by foneguy

This is an awesome phone. I've had it for about 3 days now, no problems yet, at all. That is something that I haven't been able to say about my last few Moto's(V600, good, but flawed). The screen is outstanding, best on a phone so far when it somes to crispness and clarity. Battery life is awesome so far, I"ve charged this phone once, and it still has three bars. RF is amazing. T-Mobile has defintely come up since I last had them, I now have great reception in my house. The fact that you can customize everything is starting to sway me away from Ericsson, no small feat, I assure you. I still have one gripe, the outside of this phone still looks plain. It looks just like the V300, I would have hoped that it would have been updated with the new release. Oh, well, the V635 will eventually show up...I hope it's this good.

Great menus
Great battery(so far)
Great RF
Bluetooth is far improved over V600
Increased memory capacity
Amazing screen
Speakers are improved over V600
Keypad doesn't feel cheap anymore and has real buttons

Still a little bland on the outside(growing on me though)
Not a mega pixel camera...but hey, I've got a 4mp camera at the house.


One of the best phones that I've owened. I recomend this phone to anyone looking for a phone with all the bells and whistles.

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great job motorola finally!!


Nov 17, 2004 by OCCfan

I have had the the v600 and the v400,and motorola did a great job fixing all of the little problems the had with those two phone.The v551 is a solid phone. The rubbery cover is helpful so the phone doesnt slide out of your hand.Ialso like how you can chnage the way you view your phonebook entries,so you dont see every # for every contact!
PROS:bluetooth,screen, mp3 ringtones,rf,battery life,sound quality,edge,camera is decent compared to other camera phones.
CONS;wish motorola gave you mpt when you purchase a phone !!

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The Motorola v551


Dec 28, 2005 by Jwarzy72

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What a surprise?


May 12, 2005 by frenchcreme

I have had this phone for a few weeks...i actually wanted the Samsung P207. And I looked and looked and looked and finally settled on the forbidden Motorola. (Heard nothing but bad things) I figured I would give it a try. My phone before this was the Siemens ct56 which in my open was really good for the time i had it which was 2 years. Back to the Motorola...and i figured if i would get one get the best one offered. I am very surprised at how this phone has been pretty descent! Hopefully this will help some else make a decision. Oh and i live in NC.

-Its not that heavy really.
-Screen is awesome.
-MP3 ringtones sound good and are loud.
-Camera is pretty good i have never had a camera phone but the pictures are clear.
-Changed the case on mine so its cool now.
-Battery life is good i probably charge it every 3-4 days.
-Speaker phone is awesome.
-Not a hard phone to navigate except for the calculator and things are in an odd spot.
-Vibrate and ring
-Edge and Bluetooth
--That's all i can think of for now. Overall i have not had any major issues but no phone is perfect..
About the phonebook i haven't had any problems with it i put everyones 2nd numbers in as separate entries. Like dad, dad2.

-Manuel sucks and the website doesn't help either.
-My signal is not as strong in some places as before.
-Text messing on this phone is a little weird compared to the past.

Some extra pointers
-You can turn the sound off on browser messages which is good so your phone doesnt go off all the time except for texts.
-You can set it so the phone has to be opened and then if you want to answer your call can hit the call button.

Well i hope this helps you and this is the first review i have done.

Overall, if you want a phone for everyday use that is not too hard to learn to use then this phone would not be a bad pick.

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best phone i've ever used


Apr 26, 2005 by Internetadam4657

This phone, as my title states, is the best phone I've ever used. The menus are typical motorola, which I'm used to as I've gone through many motos, and some other phones (audiovox, SE, nokia, etc.) Here is a short list of pros and cons.

+ good camera quality
+ speakerphone
+ good battery life
+ customizeable with skins, wallpaper, etc.
+ java
+ great signal anywhere in my area (cingular in ft wayne, IN)
+ EDGE high speed data
+ my phone software has vibe and ring at the same time, older software does not have it.
+ SMS and AIM, as I'm a big IM-er and texter, I love to use it to keep in contact with my friends from school (bishop dwenger high school in ft wayne, in (go saints) lol)
+ both displays viewable in any light
+ good size and weight

- can only activate speaker in call
- stub antenna (internal would have been awesome)
- video camera could definately be better
- can only store one number per phone book entry (typical motorola, in my experience anyway)
- cingular internet button too close to send button for me, as i have big hands
- only displays last 10 in and out calls and if a person calls multiple times, it only shows once

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Apr 12, 2005 by CoffeeBean330

I got this phone as a birthday present. My first phone was a tracfone, a nokia 1100. But I was sick of the prepay thing and went for a contract. I fell in love with this phone the moment I saw it. And I was in luck! Best Buy had it on sale for $49.99 after instant savings. I saved $100. It has been great for the two months so far.


Size-Some say it's too big. I like it.
Exterior: I love the blue and it feels great.
Key pad-Easy to use.
Menu-Not hard like so many say. I even figured out how to customize ringtones.


Battery life. I have to charge it every night. But it's worth it.

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Feb 25, 2005 by hydragnium

Another V600 look alike with the extra video clip recording feature. You can't blame Motorola for not going too far out with this model, because its relative the V600 was one of the best selling phones in the market.

-now you get EDGE data speeds
-now you get video clip recording capabilities
-slick design

-i am a fan of internal antennas, when will Motorola start picking up the trend?

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Awesome Phone


Feb 18, 2005 by quintani

I work at a Cingular store, and personally own this phone.


- Great Battery Life
- Bluetooth wireless Rocks for tranfering files from PC to phone, and using wireless headset
- Great reception
- MP3 ringtones
- Super high res display
- High quality camera, with short video

- You have to buy the mobile phonetools software from motorola its not free like with nokia phones.
- Had to try 1 other phone before getting one that had a battery life greater than 3 days. Cingular noted it as a defective batch. If your having this or any other problem send it back under warranty. There was a defective batch of phones back in December 2004.
- A little heavier than an average phone.
- Only 1 number per name.

Overall this is a great phone for anyone looking for high-end features at an affordable price. You won't be disappointed with this phone.

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Jan 20, 2005 by lilbeater0808

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