Motorola C343 / C343a / C341
Great little phone but a bit too high maintenance
I used this phone for over two years (never felt the need to upgrade). The phone lasted well for me. My kids drop it all the time and it seems to take all the abuse quite fine. I do think the hang-up and dial buttons are reversed... but I got used to it. Overall, I have had very little complaints with this phone and am sad to be trading it in for a new one soon.
But this phone requires new chargers quite frequently and I'm tired of spending $20 every 6 months on a new charger. For some reason this phone just eats the prongs of the charger and liquefies them until the phone can only charge with MUCH frustration... thus it's time for a new charger. In the 2 years I've owned this phone we've "eaten" four charges. So I've decided to upgrade.
Unlike many of you I've had no complaints with the screen, speakers, it's NEVER dropped a call, voice mail seems to work perfectly, and I've found the battery life quite adequate. Really this phone has given me two years of perfect service so I was a bit hesitant to buy a new phone.
Will never buy another
I have this phone and my it's TERRIBLE!! I've had so many problems with it, this is my second c343 phone. The first one I could barely hear on it and I would have to press my ear very hard against it just to hear anything and the battery life sux!! I went to get a replacement, and of course I got another c343 (second phone) and I've had it about 4 months now and once again it's getting hard to hear on it:|. This phone is really terrible and a waste of money.
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Wish I hadn't
This phone was cheap. New plan, new phones. Bad idea. We've had Nokia, Audiovox, and Motorola before. This Moto is the worst yet. Poor battery life, keypad never really locks, poor battery life, hard to open to switch batteries or remove battery to reset the phone when it locks up, poor battery life, and oh, did I mention poor battery life? If you set the backlight to come on at all, it comes on when any key is pressed even if the keypad is locked. Shut it off, and chances are it won't turn back on without a reset. Take it out with a full charge, leave it off all day, and it won't have any power when you turn it back on. Keys are backwards, so the "talk" button is on the right. Motorola cut all the corners they could, and it shows. Three months to trade-in eligibility; I can hardly wait.
The phone that should have been thrown out the window
When I first got this phone it seemed nice, but after about six months it was useless. I would get a call and go to answer it and when I did I couldn't hear anything. The caller could hear me but most of the time I couldn't hear them. I've owned many phones and this one is, by far the worst! Today I had to go out and pay full price for a new cell phone otherwise I would be paying my monthly cell bill without having a phone that actually did the job. Very frustrated over this little phone! Many times I really thought about throwing it out my car window, but ofcourse that would have been littering :)
I've had this phone for about six months. Stay Away!.. Keys are small...looks like my two year old's toy phone. Flimsy, poor screen contrast. This hand set may or may not be cheap...but it certainly looks and feels cheap. Replace this phone last month for a Samsung A680...now THAT'S A PHONE!!!
WASTE OF MONEY!
This is the worst phone I have ever had, and Ive had many, from Nokia to LG, to Kyocera etc. Motorola has always been my least favorite, first of all, My calls are always dropped after a couple of minutes, all the names and adresses in my adress book just seam to diapear, and worst of all the phone locks up and I have to remove the battery. I tested my phone one day, by calling it from home, I called it 10 different times, one time the phone rang, and one time I left a message, (never got the message on my voicemal.) What a joke, and then to top it all off, It has a one year warrany, and now they dont want to give me a loaner. I have had it with Motorola, and U.S. Cellular. This phone's problems has caused me loss of money, time etc. Maybe they should just recall the stupid phones, or atleast give us a new one.
Motorola could have done better!
This is the worst phone I have ever owned. I have owned many phones over the years and they have all been Motorola. The worst thing on this phone is the battery life. The talk time on it is very short and when sending and receiving txt messages the battery life goes down very fast. I have replaced this phone three different times. One time because it turned off while I was talking on it and it never turned back on. The other two times the ear peice on it went out. I am paying the full retail value to upgrade to the LG VX7000 I can't stand this Motorola phone any longer. I will never buy Motorola again.
C343 Not For Me!
As an agent who sells and services phones I do not recommend a customer purchase this phone. This phone along with the 120 and 120V have been the tops of the complaint list. So many customers have considered canceling service early because they considered bad reception with their carrier and not the phone itself. The C343 is good for kids who are careful with the phone. It feels cheap and looks cheap and basically I have heard way too many complaints. Don't buy a phone just because it has exchangeable faceplates!
Pass On This One...
I got the C341 as a company phone and after 3 days I'm ready to toss it. Its flimsy and delicate. The keys stick. The menu is cumbersome and difficult to navigate. Today I had difficulty making an outgoing call! Its cute and colourful but in a very cartoony sort of way. I've already got my request in to exchange it for another model becuase its not a good phone.
Not a good phone....
This phone has a bad track record. I am an agent, and I have had nothing but trouble with this phone. Problems ranging from Dropped calls to phones just getting poor reception in general in area where the coverage is great. im sure there are instances where this phone has been fine as well, but I would run far and faast from this phone!