I got this phone and in the beginning it was fine. Over time it got worse and worse. I have sent it to Motorola for repair 3 times each time it was replaced. To start the GPS would die and not come back on a clear sunny day. Next it would tell me no service and have full bars. The other phone I had was an i560 had full service. The display was dark. And it gets hot when you talk on it. Also I have had several Motorola phones from the Startac to the Timeport to my current i560. I also have this phone as my primary phone and use anywhere from 2800 to 4800 cell minutes a month.
I deal Nextel and Sprint cell phones privately. I make it a point to use all of my Nextel phones before I sell them. I have had an i85, an i305, and an i860 that I have called my own and now I am on to this i275. It's really a good unit. My wife bought one brand new and when I ran my i860 over I had to go get something, so I bought a used i275 on ebay. It works really good. I will admit that the screen could be brighter and it's got about 90% of the goodies that other phones in it's target audience have. I have not had problems with reception or or signal. It's durable and gets loud when the speaker is at full blast. Only real problems are the extended battery door doesn't stay on very well... (I use it at work and I knock the battery door off at least twice a day) and the antenna turned a funny brownish/grey color... not sure why but it has not appeared to have affected the phones operation. Overall I would say that the phone is worth the money you will spend on it.
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At first this phone operates fine, but the screen is very dark and hard to see in the sun. Reception and sound quality is very poor. The two way worked, but was not consistent. Changed back to older phone.
I don't own the i275 but i have sold a couple and played with a few. Its really nice. Go and get it. What are you waiting for?