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The phone was good for the first few months then it started turning off randomly. Now, maybe a year or half of one later, the text messages are messed up. It basically decides when it wants to do something and when it doesn't. Glad it is no longer made.

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  • 2013-06-08 18:31
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-17 17:17 from 8gvm - click to readI had the same problems you were describing almost exactly . Right now I use my iPod touch without a phone and am waiting until July to get a new phone rather than use that piece of shit.

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  • 2013-04-21 02:02
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I personally have the KIN TWO but i really wish i would have got the KIN TWOm. The regular Kin Two lacks simple apps such as calenders, calculators, ect. I hear the Kin TwoM is waaay better though. My brother has the Kin OneM and is very pleased with it. It has everything he wants. Make sure to get the M though. Also, if you want to get this phone without having to get a contract you can get it off of Amazon no contract added. (29.99 used phone) or (49.99 new phone) This phone is a must buy!!!(:

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  • 2012-11-28 01:38
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> In reply to Garen @ 2012-03-04 21:33 from npY6 - click to readYou need to add it yourself... you go on browser then go to face book then you add it as a favorite and it should pop up as an app at the bottom of your other ones

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  • 2012-11-28 01:21
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-06-23 21:17 from qDmJ - click to readinstead of pressing the back button you can press the home button or the clear button and it should work so you dont have to start it up again(:

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  • 2012-11-28 01:17
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> In reply to Xxxx @ 2012-09-08 05:31 from RYKw - click to readI am using mine right now to answer this! I love this phone i originally had the kin two instead of the kin two m so MAKE SURE you get either the kin one or two m!! if you dont get the m the kin phones suck i learned that the hard way! Also i bought mine from amazon(: 29.99 for a used one and 49.99 for a new one

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  • 2012-11-28 01:15
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yeah this phone dose suck but it better then nothing the only problem ive been having is it says i have vocie mail when i dont i took out the battery for an hour i put it back in and it still said i had a voice message so i cheacked and i didnt have a voice message so dose anyone have an idea how to fix this head ache without getting a new phone had this phone since october 1st of 2011 but other than that i had no problems with it

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  • 2012-10-02 02:26
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-08-17 17:17 from 8gvm - click to readWhere did you get your kin onem?

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  • 2012-09-08 05:31
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This is the worse phone EVER. I have had it since October of 2011 and it constantly turns off. When i turn it off it won't turn back on. The Camera takes random screen shots.My Battery doesn't even last me the whole day. I am glad this phone is discontinued. I am truely disappointed in Windows for making such a horrid phone. Now granite, there are some good features such as: The qwerty keyboard, the small size, and the talking bubbles. But other than that i dislike this phone.

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  • 2012-08-17 17:17
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It is a good phone. I have had it for maybe 8 months and just today i had my first large problem.f The "back" button wont work so to get to another page i have to restart the phone... I am really upset because i was starting to like this phone a lot. I love the keyboard but its laggy. Calling is great. But there is no speed dial. And I got a lot of compliments on it

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  • 2012-06-23 21:17
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This phone can be extremely annoying sometimes, but overall I'd say it's a good phone. The touch screen is great, the qwerty keyboard is a little hard to press so you can't text that fast on it. It doesn't have a notepad, and it doesn't have an option to call home/work numbers? I had to make a new contact for my house.. I get many compliments on it though. I'd go with the Kin TWOm instead.

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  • 2012-05-20 17:18
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it is the WORST phone anyone has ever invented, no wonder it went off the market.it freezes ocasionally and i have to take the batterie out, when you listen to the radio and turn the screen light of and you try to turn it back on it turns off the phone completely.if it gets to hot it will shut off. sometimes when you put your phone on viberate and you get a text message it will continue viberating for several minuets to where you have to AGAIN take the batterie out.... i would not suggest this phone . i to picked it just for the size and last but not least if you send long text your fingers are likely to hurt because the keyboard is SO small.

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  • 2012-04-19 01:59
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1.)Calendar appointment alerts either do not trigger at the set time -or at all. This has resulted in lost wages, missed doctors' appointments, and other more serious situations.
2.)Phone calls will not connect, no ringing or call alert, and the voice-mail indicator will not indicate a new message for a substantial duration of time (one particular voice-mail was not announced until two days later).
3.)When attaching the charging cord, the phone has a high chance of locking up entirely. There is nothing visibly wrong until I try to utilize the phone, whereupon it refuses to even turn the screen on/off (depending on what mode it was in when I plug in the power). This can only be fixed by removing and replacing the battery. Obviously, I need not point out why not having my wake-up alarm function is very, very bad.
4.)Backing out of applications sometimes locks up the phone entirely.
5.)Text messages sometimes take hours to send/receive.
6.)Camera button is finicky and sometimes must be depressed six or seven times before the photo capture application starts.
7.)The sound volume -even at the highest setting- is still far too low to be heard outside of a pants pocket without distinctly ideal conditions.
8.)The ringtones (that is to say, the ONLY ringtones -since you cannot download or otherwise add additional ringtones by any means) are merely minor alterations of the same soundbyte, making them incredibly hard to establish from one another... if you can even hear them.
9.)Unable to download my prior (or upload my current) phone contacts list.
10.)There is no functioning software to link (via supplied USB cable) my phone to my PC for transferring contacts, appointments, media, or any other data.
11.)In “sleep” mode, the volume buttons are still active. While in my pocket, the phone can (and is) easily rendered silent, and there is no means by which to circumvent this without physically altering the device... not good.

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  • 2012-03-29 03:35
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I just received mine yesterday. And it doesn't have youtube or facebook or twitter on it...

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  • 2012-03-04 21:33
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This phone is nice and easy to use but it sucks. I'm on my third one in less than a year because they keep having mechanical problems like power cycling and the buttons not working. I love it because of the look and size but other than that it is terrible.

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  • 2012-02-22 19:59
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-11-25 02:18 from 0H9x - click to readYou can actually order a phone offline & go on the verizon website and switch the phones out, without signing another contract. Yes it is free.

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  • 2012-01-17 17:50
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-09-28 19:17 from FLBG - click to readThe phone is a full qwerty which is good for texting. Calling works fine and you can access facebook through the browser. You don't need a data plan and you can connect to a wi-fi spot in your home or where ever you can find it. However, Verizon no longer offers the phone to buy online so if you want it you'll have to buy it off of ebay.

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  • 2011-12-30 19:15
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-09-28 19:17 from FLBG - click to readyes you can use wifi at home and other places without data pak

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  • 2011-12-05 21:00
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this fone is so dumb they dnt tell u every thing when u go to by it... u cant put musice up there and if u do it cost u cant put a card in it and i wish i could get my money back i hate diz fone and i am ready for one year to be up so i can get me another fone they need to do rebates on diz fone ughh i hate it

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  • 2011-11-25 02:18
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> In reply to golu @ 2011-06-21 16:11 from PUhs - click to readreally, got mine for free, just to start a plan its only 19.99 unless thats alot of money to you i recomend it, easy to use, user friendly, i breack phones on a daily cant afford 300 dollar phones so i got this, does everything i need it to, talk text suf the web, i dont see whats so bad about it to be honest

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  • 2011-10-30 01:35
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