I sell this phone for a nationwide 3rd-party Sprint agent, and absolutely love it. I can sell it on
- Durability (I've seen this phone dropped off a 10-story building, and it *still* functioned!)
- Call clarity (Northwest Florida) is outstanding. Reception is the highest of any of the Sprint phones I sell (excluding the other Sanyos).
- The speakerphone is LOUD!
- It's a plain phone. No bluetooth, no camera. If this isn't a problem for you, there are no cons!
Sanyo 2400 Great basic phone
This is a great basic phone if you want a device without all the bells and whistles with a great LCD screen on the inside and outside!(very legible) Amazing speaker phone quality in which I still believe that no one has clearer speaker quality than sanyo and amazing reception almost any where. Not only that this phone is well worth the money its dirty cheap.
-Nice battery life
-Very clear Inside LCD screen
-Crystal clear calls very loud
-amazing reception almost anywere
-Nice speaker phone
-no color on outside LCD
-Phone feels a little slipper at times
-Speaker phone is not full duplex
-ring tones are not very loud
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Great phone for the price...
Overall this phone is a great value for the purpose that it was designed for and that is: to fill the role of basic mobile communications.
Now, why do I like it? I've had this phone for about two years now (I'll be replacing it in the next few days with something with more features) and have been impressed with the quality of construction and design. It's a good reliable phone and all of the features work very well.
It's not very attractive but near bomb proof. I've dropped this thing many, many times on hard surfaces, it only has some scratches but works like new. I have destroyed lesser phones with my lack of manual dexterity.
The 2400 has a color screen that works fine to display the needed info along with a B/W exterior screen that displays the time and signal . My only gripe about the screen is that if you upload photos onto this phone the screen's resolution is too low to display a photo unblurred.
The best feature of this phone is that it has great clarity, strong signal, and a great speaker phone. These are the three things that matter the most to those looking for a phone just for being accessible to friends and family while mobile. If all you need is something to talk on, then this is a great phone for you.
#1-Superior clarity among low-end phones. Most of the time people can't tell I'm on a cell phone
#2- Speaker phone works great. It has a very good external speaker and when I've used it the sound quality was good enough for people not to realize they were on speaker.
#3- In my area (using the same carrier), this phone has many less dropped calls and dead zones that any of the other phones I have owned.
#4- Durable. Make for the perfect phone for a the uncoordinated.
#1- Very few features.
#2- Not attractive.
#3- External antenna and size make it a pocket full.
#4- Screen resolution isn't very good.
there are no features on this phone.
Pros ~ VERY durible I have dropped (and thrown) this phone several diffrent times from many diffrent angles. IT STILL SURVIVES!!!!!!
Cons ~ so boring there is nothing to this phone!!! no camera, ringtones are very plain and not very loud, screensavers are very dull. the external screen is a bright abnoxious orange.
bottom line durible but dull.
I had this phone for less than three months and screen went blank. I did not have insurance and SPRINT does not honor the manufacturers warranty. I had option of going without a phone for a week or two while sending to manufacturer or paying 55 dollars for new phone. I opted for the 55 dollars. I thought it was smart to go without insurance, but I now think I was less than smart. I just read another review by someone whose screen went blank in less than six months.
I like the phone and have been impressed by the battery life. The phone will go for two or three days without needing a recharge. I don't make a lot of calls. Phone seems to be very durable and has reasonably good voice clarity. I had a Kyocera previously which had better voice clarity, but it was a more expensive phone.
Great entry-level phone
Its the best I've seen for what it does. The user interface is Sanyo-intuitive and very fast, reception is good (but not great), and the phone has good volume.
Not worth getting
Personally, I am disappointed. I have been with Sprint for over 5 years with the same phone that has been put through so much abuse that it finally died and I brought this one.
The Sprint store I went to assured me that there was a rebate on the phone - there wasn't, so I paid the full price for this phone.
I have had it less than six months and the display screen has gone blank on me. It will cost me more to fix it then it will to just buy a new phone.
Absolutely no damage or trauma has been caused this phone.