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V195? Not so fast...


Sep 25, 2006, 7:48 PM
I recently purchased a Motorola V195 for my wife to use and for me until my new permanent phone arrives. The V195 is well recommended by this forum/others but I have quickly found some, perhaps overlooked, problems that make me consider that I chose the wrong phone. First, the back-lighting on the keys is terrible at best. I can see letters and some of the center-column numerals but not the numbers on the sides. Yes, it is a standard layout but because the keys are flat and not rounded buttons it makes them more difficult to find. Now, how about the tone made while pressing the keys? There is better sync between the action and soundtrack of old Kung-Fu movies than with this phone; it is hard to tell if a number, letter or symbol actually app...

Dec 25, 2008, 2:00 AM
The sync and backlight always worked for me. As for the check/uncheck, that's there to show whether you connected the call or not. The numbering and inclusion of the one...yeah, maybe a little unnecessary, but it never bothered me, especially since I could just hit one button and it'd display the whole number. ONE BUTTON. I have texted with my eyes closed and never had a problem with that.

And yeah, this is two years in the future...two years that passed by like a whirlwind, and let me tell you, this little ol' phone never once let me down. I've dropped it, gotten it wet, talked until the cows come home...never had a problem. A couple of weeks ago I lost it when it dropped out of my holster during a festival...someone returned it ...

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