Panasonic Allure EB-TX310
Overall, the best phone i've ever owned. I would reccomend this phone to anybody.
Speakerphone is excellent. very unique 6 different color backlights and voice ringer option. i use it with at&t service and i always have reception. i don't remember a time when i didn't get reception. i get at least 3 to 4 bars even in buildings and dorms where others get no bars. i absolutely love this phone.
Battery life isn't as good as with nokias and often times i find it isn't as loud as I'd like.
I can't wait for panasonic to release their new color flip phone. They did a great job with this one.
Highly Underated Phone
The Panasonic Allure is a great phone. It's easy to program and the menu is easy to navigate. It has an external antenna for better reception than most TDMA phones, it has speaker-phone which most phone don't have. It's nothing too special with features. It does have a solid battery and this phone's a great size for almost anybody. There's not too many complaints about this phone but it's also not very popular. The price is always good through ATT. I would recommend the 120T first but if you don't like that than this is the next best thing for the price!
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This is a wonderful phone for those not worried about Internet access.
I feel it is a wonderfully small phone without the cheap plastic feeling of some of the other phones out there. It has crystal clear sound quality while only getting mediocre signal strength. I use it at my office building and people tell me I sound like I'm on a land-line. The speaker-phone option is also a great feature. I've placed it on my desk about a foot-and-a-half away and, again, people say it has great sound quality. No "cell-yell" here. Another great sound related option is the voice commands to control anything from dialing numbers to calling up 20 different and useful menus.
The buttons on the phone are relatively flat, so touch typing on the phone takes a bit getting used to. The navigation button works quite well and, like all the buttons on the phone, is nice and stiff.
Rounding out a great phone are one-touch message retrieval and Super Dial, assigning phonebook numbers to number keys to dial a number instead of using the phone book.
No complaints on this phone. Try going to Yahoo and joining the PanAllure group to get some more information from other Allure users.
Good phone until battery went out
There are two of these phones in my family. We have had them for about 2 years, and they have been good phones for the most part. However, For the past few months, both of the phones seem to run out of battery life extremely fast. My sister calls me with her phone, and in the middle of the conversation, her phone goes dead. This happens even if she is on the charger.
Other than that, the buttons are too small, and the screen is green. Too old, but it gets the job done.
Best phone I've owned
My two requirements for a phone are:
1. Excellent reception
The Allure has had impecable reception, even in places that would be a black hole for my V60.
And, this phone is practically indestructable. My kids play with it, toss it around, drop it, etc. It is completely scuffed up and scratched - but it keeps working without problems. The antenna seems to be unbreakable. One time, after a particularly hard fall, it stopped working. I traced the problem to an aftermarket battery I had purchased from eBay. $8 later, I had a new battery and was up and running again.
If you don't need a lot of bells and whistles, I recommend this phone without hesitation.
Greate phone for the $$, but not perfect
After much research, I bought the Allure to replace my Nokia 8260. Iâve been using it for a week & Iâd like to share my Pros & cons.
Size: Not as small as the 8260, but that's a good thing. I find the Allure easier to hold & use.
Weight: Light as a feather. You can easily forget it's in your shirt pocket.
Reception: Because of the external antenna, it gets better reception than my 8260. The Allure pulls in a stronger signal more places.
Speakerphone: Great for checking voice mail when you have to listen & write things down. The sound quality is fine, but not really loud. Itâs fine to use at your desk though.
Backlight: It's a "real" backlight; not side lit Led's. Itâs uniformly bright & very easy to read.
Voice Dial: Works well but voice commands recorded using the headset don't always work right when you don't use the headset. Not a problem, since most of the time I use the voice dial, it's on my headset in the car.
Voice memo: Easy to use & handy for recording a phone number or directions from somebody.
Modes: Easy to switch between âNormalâ & âQuietâ mode. Those are the only two âprofilesâ the
phone has, but itâs easier to switch between them than changing profiles on a Nokia.
Voice Mail Alert: Louder than a Nokia, but like Nokia, no vibrate for new voice mail.
Earpiece sound quality isnât nearly as good as Nokia. Itâs not very loud (but loud enough) and kind of âtinnyâ sounding. Callers report the sounds is good on their end. I feel it has better noise cancellation than my 8260.
Battery life: Two days max of normal usage. If you are on the phone for
hours a day, this phone will not do.
I think this phone is good for the money; I paid $73 . I like the phone very much, and although am somewhat disappointed with the earpiece sound quality, am planning on selling my Nokia 8260, and keeping this one for the year.