Fine By ME
I have had this phone for about 2 years now with little to no problems.
-Speaker sounds great most of the time
-Main screen and external screen are clear
-Menu is very easy to navigate and rearrange
-Flip open button is cool....for the first thousand times you do it
-A LOT of memory, I've been downloading games and songs on my phone for awhile and haven't had any storage issues
-Reception (although I know that on most of the newer series phones they don't pull as much signal as some of the earlier series)
-I've noticed that right near earpiece the lense cracks slowly over time
Overall, this phone isn't bad. I've put some miles on it so I figure that might have something to do with the recent issues I've had (randomly freezing). Still not a bad Nextel phone.
Don't waste your time!
This phone is an absolute waste of my time and money. I had previously been an At&t and verizon customer before I decided to make the switch to Nextel. In the beginning I was very excited about the push to talk feature. But the excitement soon faded. The phone is very cheaply made and the top half began to crack around the ear piece within a few months. Other small complaints are the poor camera quality, and messaging features. When you recieve a voicemail, the system does not give you envelope information, so you are left unaware of when your missed calls were actually recieved. I'm not sure if this is due to the phone, or the actual Nextel service, but it is a problem nonetheless.
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THE BEST PHONE !
I have had Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and currently Nextel and this is easily my favorite phone I have ever had. It's durable and has a great look. Also has a very big screen and if you adjust the camera to the settings the person below said, the camera will be perfect. This is my favorite phone I have ever had and the only reason I am getting rid of it is because I can't stand Nextel's text messaging! But the phone is great.. so easy to use and there are never any problems.
Very Nice Phone
Before i had this phone, I had the i835. That phone was too small for me & had horrible reception, so I upgraded to the 860.
The 860 is a VERY nice phone, very good reception, no dropped calls or anything.
And for you people who say u hate the flip button, don't use it...u can flip the phone like normal too u know.
It has a camera
10 second video
Very large memory (20-25MB)
Camera *could* be better, but its a very good camera still.
It's kinda expensive
I hope my review helped you.
VERY COOL nextel
I once owned this phone and i absolutely loved it except for one thing, the service from Nextel! The signal service from Nextel was horrible and a waste of my monthly bill. other than that, the phone was very cool especially with the quick flip on the side, the chirp like every nextel, 2 BIG screens, very good camera lens graphics, speaker phone, real music ring tones, very sleek exterior and interior design and choice of colors!!!
Motorola Nextel i860
I find that this phone is great and very useful to me but i also take a lot of pictures with it as well, and i want to know if there is any way i can tranfer my pictures from my phone onto my computer
Hate Nextel/ Hate this phone
I had an i836 before this which was totally the worst. Very nice look - didn't work anywhere. This one I got used because the guy before me didn't want to get it fixed againso just upgraded. The cellular service is better than the i836 but it drops calls and diect connects all the time. The amount of time it rings is either way too long or way to short, no in between. I find that flip button totally annoying - why can't it just flip open and shut like other phones? I never would have gotten Nextel if Sprint could get their act together. I was happy with Sprint phones and service for years. My husband's company uses Nextel and he was spending way too much calling me. I asked Sprint and Nextel both in July when my contract was running out if they planned on having mobile to mobile free calling between the two anytime soon. Answer was no so I switched. In august they introduced the plan they said wasn't happening. So now I'm stuck with Nextel for two years - counting the months. My huisband loves Nexytel but he doesn't mind lugging around a huge brick of a phone. Apparently those big contractor/government service type phones work great.
camera and video not that bad for a phone
fairy good reception
Nice screen with excellent color
Dropped calls/ direct connect
Java and Data features stop working
That annoying button to open
Like it better than the i870
I like the phone alot very easy to use. Good service drops calls from time to time but not frequent enough to make a difference. Good camera if you know how to use it and clean it. the only thing i would change is the battery life like all nextels it doesn't have a very long battery life. Another con is the nuckle or button you press to open the screen, mine stopped working and my phone wouldn't shut, i went online and found a tutorial to fix it and it worked fine after that. Great Phone 4.5 i recommend it to anyone thinking of buying it.
what a horrible phone
At first I thought this was a great phone. This is not even close to being true. I have had the phone for about a year now and for the first six months it was a great phone and had no problems, but recently i have had to get 5 new phones becasue new problems keep arising with the phone so if I could make a suggestion to everyone it is don't by this phone because you are only in for a pain in the ass.
I recently switched from Cingular to Nextel and despite all the negative comments I've heard about Nextel, I have been more than impressed with signal strength and consistency in my hometown of Jefferson, Ga. This particular phone was not my first choice. I intended to purchase the new i850, the newest phone available by Motorola. Because they would have had to order the i850, i decided to go with this one. It has awesome quality in all of it's many aspects. The only drawback is the way is has to be opened. I think that the button is a little tacky and cheap in concept, and manually opening the phone makes it's user believe they just broke something. Overall though, the phone is AWESOME and I am more than happy with this choice.