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These are the most recent phone user reviews posted by jmastrol:

Jan 4, 2013, 11:57 AM
for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (global):
Nice Google phone!
I've had this phone for several months and have been impressed with it since day one. It is my 6th smart phone, 4th Android phone, and it is a pleasure to use. Pros: - removable battery and decent battery life - Android Jelly Bean (4.2.1) - large screen - uniquely designed (curved screen, body shape) - pretty scratch resistant - Android UI works very well with this device (screen, memory, CPU). Using the device is a pleasure when navigating apps and data. Cons: - as others have ...

Nov 1, 2011, 10:50 AM
for the HTC G1:
Great Google phone
Okay, so by today's standards the G1 is not a fabulously powerful and fully featured device. I will give you that. However, for its day, it gave features and potential that few could rival. I purchased one the day it was released and have used it as my "backup" device once I bought an updated handset (hardware). PROs: Full integration with Google services (mail, contacts, tasks, schedule) for free (other devices were, and still do) charge extra ...

Nov 1, 2011, 10:17 AM
for the Motorola Atrix 4G:
Decent android device
I have owned 3 other android devices and use my phones for e-mail (corporate & gmail), web browsing, navigation (google maps), rss updates (google reader), and scheduling. I do not use any social networking apps or widgets. I bought the Atrix 4g when it first came out this year (2011) and have, overall, been pleased with it. It does disappoint in a few areas, but overall is a decent device. Price was way too ...

Feb 24, 2008, 3:02 PM
for the Nokia 6126 / 6131 / 6133:
excellent flip phone
I have owned this phone for over a year and it is one of the best phones I have ever used. I was surprised that the Nokia performed so well. And that is based on using over 40 phones since 1994. Carrier: T-Mobile, Location: San Francisco Bay Area, Used as: mostly as a phone with some text messaging (about 30 text's a month including picture messaging). Pro's: + Excellent reception + Great volume at ear-piece + Easily works with blue ...

Dec 6, 2006, 12:04 PM
for the Nokia 6030:
Good battery life, poor key placement
I've used this phone for a little over a week in the SF bay area and found it to be, overall, a sturdy and reliable phone. Signal reception on T-Mobile's network is very good and I've not experienced any dropped calls, choppiness, or poor RF performance. This is a great phone if you like the key layout. Take a few moments to click on the "Info" tab for this phone and look closely at the center ...

Nov 23, 2006, 3:40 PM
for the Kyocera SoHo KX1:
Poor quality, software unstable
I've had this phone for a little over 1 year with Verizon Wireless in the SF Bay Area (Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose .. South Bay). The phone is billed as a basic phone in Verizon's line-up and it met my needs up to a point. Pro's: -External LCD display to view call info -Small flip phone form factor -Decent battery life when within tower range -Good size keys -Easily adjustable themes and contrast Con's: - Obnoxious ring tones (you must buy decent ...

Oct 9, 2005, 10:20 PM
for the Ericsson T39:
A good phone, but ...
I a T39 based on the reviews I read here as a backup phone for my RAZR v3. The phone works well, but with a major caveat: it operates only on the 1900Mhz band in the US because it does not support 850Mhz. Here is my take: Pro's: Excellent battery life Great audio performance Bluetooth Very solidly built Tactile key feedback is excellent Phone software (e.g. menu system) very intuitive Con's: Cingular representatives have told me that their SF Bay Area network will be converted ...

Sep 25, 2005, 2:55 PM
for the Motorola RAZR V3:
Good phone with nice features
This was an inexpensive phone for me, which is what attracted me to it. Most customers typically have to pay a good chunk of change and sign a 2 year contract. If that had been the case, I would have never purchased it (just don't like spending $180+ for a phone). Pro's: Bluetooth (sync with computer!) Download ring tones Decent camera in a pinch Seems to attract lots of attention (could be a negative) Bluetooth headset! Con's: Battery life is short Motorola user interface poor Reception trouble ...

Dec 30, 2004, 5:14 AM
for the Danger hiptop / Sidekick (color):
Nice device, lousey t-mobile coverage
I had a Danger Sidekick II shortly after they were released in the SF Bay Area. The big appeal was how it could be a PDA & phone without the $450 price tag similar functioning devices cost. I returned it within the 14 day trial period because I was unable to get reliable signal in *most* of the areas I use a phone. PROs: + Great user interface + Data can be entered either on the device or on ...

Oct 24, 2004, 6:02 AM
for the Danger Hiptop 2 / Sidekick II:
Great features, decent battery life, but poor T-Mobile coverage
I've not used a Danger Sidekick previous to this model, so I can't compare and contrast to earlier versions. This review is based on about one week of usage in the San Francisco Bay Area (primarily in the South Bay, East Bay, and Peninsula). I ported my phone number over from AT&T to T-Mobile for one important reason: "With the Danger Sidekick II, you can load your contacts in to the T-Mobile 'Desktop Interface' (from any web accessible ...

Oct 13, 2004, 8:54 PM
for the Kyocera KX414 (Phantom):
Not a great phone, but easy to use
I used this phone for 12 of the 14 days Verizon Wireless allows before return. It was to replace a LG VX6000 that had problems with echo and poor audio quality. A funny thing happened during these 12 days, I had the same problem with the Kyocera as the LG. I expected the Kyocera to have better reception because of its analog capability, but it turned out to be no better than the LG. Location: SF Bay ...

Sep 7, 2004, 9:45 AM
for the LG VX-6000:
Not a bad phone
I'm located in the SF Bay Area, using this phone with Verizon Wireless service. It replaced a Nokia that was not working very well at all. Overall I think this is a pretty good phone, having used up wards of 10 cell phones over the past 7 years in California. Do I love it? No. But it does work much better than the two phones I've used with Verizon previously. Pros: + Good menuing ...

Aug 11, 2004, 5:03 AM
for the Nokia 3589i / 3587i:
nice features, poor performance
Pros: Great interface, good features, beautiful screen, decent battery life. Cons: Much lower signal than previous phones (could not place calls in areas where my old Motorola worked), audio fluctuated so I had to continuously ask the calling party to repeat themselves or speak up, no signal in Bay Area locations where I could place calls before. I bought the 3589i for use in the SF Bay Area on Verizon's network. Having owned several Nokia phones in the past, it ...

Jun 2, 2003, 5:00 AM
for the Nokia 9290:
Look before you buy it!
I had one of these phones briefly after waiting for *so* long to get a Symbian based phone and PDA combination. It was a big disappointment for me. The size, weight, and screen layout did not appeal to me. Battery life was pretty good and it is possible to expand the phone's memory (to add games, utility programs, or expand how much info you can store on it). Transferring data to and from a PC ...

Jun 2, 2003, 4:46 AM
for the Nokia 3395:
Not a "bad" phone
This Nokia is not a bad phone. It's a little workhorse IMHO. Buttons are durable, great feel, and usable with decent size hands. The menu system is very intuitive (especially if you have used Nokia phones before), and it has decent features for the price. The BAD part is Cingular's terrible coverage in the SF Bay Area. Poor signal, lots of dropped calls, and plenty of "holes" in their coverage make owning this phone ...

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