Kyocera SoHo KX1
this is my 3rd phone like this
external caller id
turns off sometimes when sending text messages.
cant go to outbox
cant send text unless their one of my contacts
I got this phone the first day verizon came out with it. The four days i had it, it never dropped a call, and functioned well most of the time. The software did lock up on me three times,haveing to remove the battery to reset the phone. Other than the lock ups, I was pretty satisfied with it overall. I ended up takeing the phone back,tradeing it for a lg vx 8000. This would be a perfect phone for a teenager or someone starting out with cell phones or wants something basic in a color phone.
Good sounding speaker phone.
Battery life was fair, seen better.
No pull out antenna,Just a stub.
No belt clip provided with phone.
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P.o.s. ththe tenth degree.
I had to take this phone back 6 times. Wtf?! Should a person have to go through all of that?
It was in color
It was under Alltel's service
Can't charge and talk at the same time (That's a Kyocera thing)
The phone got me to where I am now; but man, was it crappy!
SOHO is a decent phone
SOHO is So So. I like the menus, changeable faceplates. The phone is tough I have a tendency to be rough on phones, due to my usage and activities. Has withstood a lot.
I don't like the reception I have gotten on the phone the 2325 was much better. Not for certain if the reception is me or alltel.
Pretty good phone, but from what I have seen with others phones if you have alltel you might want to get a nokia or motorola in a flip.
KX1v SoHo has a feature set of a solid compact basic tri mode phone, but when I started using it, I realized that the sound quality on this one was the worst I've ever heard.
The phone is made in Mexico by former Qualcomm Wireless division acquired by Kyocera.
I am using cell phones for many years and I had quite a few of them (including Qualcomm phones) and the Kyocera's sound quality is the worst I've ever experienced.
While people can hear me, they often complain that my voice sounds like it's coming out of a tunnel. .
On my end I can barely recognize my friends' voices, they sound as if they were coming out of a tin can and often get chopped and garbled. And all this when the phone shows excellent signal strength.
It's not a defective phone, I've got four KX1v SoHo phones for my family plan. The phones are used in different cities and all of them have the same problem or should I say a design flaw.
It's not the phone's speaker problem either since the sound quality doesn't improve when I am using a pretty high end headset with it.
I also compared the phone with my coworker's LG VX6100 and the LG sounded much better and was not chopping words like Kyocera did.
While the phone looks small, it's pretty thick which makes it quite difficult to keep in your pocket, also its antenna sticks far out and is likely to get caught in something and break. It's pretty narrow and it can probably explain it's tiny navigation buttons.
I think it's pointless to discuss the phones extra features when it cannot perform basic operation the phones are made for, but I'll give it one star for the tip calculator.
I am sending this junk back.
Kyocera not what expected
I work for a wireless company and have learned and used most of the phones. The Kyocera SoHo has had several problems and have been returned many times due to bad reception that the phone carries.
SOHO IS THE BEST
i work for a indirect cell phone company and i got my phone through alltel and i have not had any problems with it at all the signal is great no matter where i am i have not had any dead spots yet. it is a great phone.
I use to have this phone before I got my Motorola E815
Nice and small phone
Nice color lcd screen (inside)
Had it for a week so didn't notice any
Over all ver nice phone!
nice free alltel phone nice speaker external caller i.d. unique
nice basic phone with good features
Just purchased this phone 5 days ago from Verizon in New York - so far so good.
1) Good speakerphone
2) Good reception
3) Nice keypad lighting
4) Nice tools
5) Fast charging time
1) Alarm only works when phone is on
2) No battery low indicator or beep
3) Slow scroll to find #'s on contact screen
4) Verizon issue - must purchase Get It Now to check POP3 e-mail (which salesman did not tell me before purchasing, found out when I called Verizon tech!)
Overall - nice phone.