Wonder what F3 stands for. Bought a piece in Nov 07 in Delhi,India. El Cheap!!! That is about it? Good phone for the financially challenged, though.Pros: Good sound quality, excellent reception and loudspeaker. Tough phone for everyday use. Clear reception. Superb battery life. Smart looks... Bomb proof. Hammer proof. Cons: Horrific LED display. Texting? what texting. VERY Rudimentary. Some mid range phones of the 90s had more features. Hard to read the missed call list. Hard to read sms received. Can be dangerous if used for serious purposes,where you need to read texts and know who called. GREAT PHONE FOR TALKING ONLY! NO TEXTING. EXCELLENT ACOUSTICS.
Superb phone. I don't text, and if I want to go online, I use a computer, notebook, or tablet.
This is a phone, and almost nothing else. But as a phone, it excels! Light and compact, it fits in my pants pocket so well that I forget it's there.
If Motorola or a competitor ever decides to make this sort of no-frills phone again, some effort should be made to actually market it. I don't think Motorola even tried to sell it in the US.
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2011how to change font size ??can't, it's an epaper screen, kind of like LED but in a modern battery saving way.
Love this phone. This phone is worth every penny. It is sad that Motorola discontinued it. The phone's shell is very tough and u can rough use it. It has also got speaker phone which is very good. You can see the display screen on heavy sun light. The battery is also good 800mah.
Hopefully Motorola should introduce it again...
Excellent phone. The cheapest on the market. This is only a phone with an alarm and phone book. But as a phone is light, slim, excellent sound and reception and pleasant design. Not for texting or anything else. Talking only. No other phone comes closer.
it has a very good battery timing bt it is nt a regular fone so u should nt use it
Bought the F3 in 2007. I love Motorola and use an L6i
Great phone. But the F3 is lousy. Very basic with hardly any features. Unless you are a destitute or broke, dont buy the F3. pPay a little extra for a regular Motorola phone. Thankfully the F3 isnt available anymore.
Had one of these in the past. I agree with all previous posts. It has a very clear sound and the battery lasts a lot without recharging. Of course, it is a very basic phone also. You can use it comfortably as a telephone and as a clock. For SMSs, although it can do it, the screen makes it very difficult, since it is suited to show almost only numbers.
Today my sony ericsson phone died and I'm using my f3 again after 2 years., lovely phone, loud and clear sound
Great as a basic phone tells the time and can be used for texting at a pinch.
but several quirks -
missing the date display (you can only get to see it where you set it!)
as others have pointed out, once you type your SMS message and send it, it's lost - not kept, and you can't SMS more than 1 person with the same message (unless you type it all in again!) No t9
Motorola have a means of tailoring the phone with different language voices and ringtones, but it seems there's no hacks for us to change them ourselves!
you can't edit contact details - you have to renter them, if you get it wrong.
you can't change the alarm or sms ringtone (is there one? it's too quiet).
SMS punctuation is limited to -,?@| - no dot.
I just began using this cel as 2nd phone, but I really don't know which are it's cappabilities. Is there anyone who knows where can I get the manual to see the functions?
if any one sale it plzzzzzzzzzz contact to me at 0333-5616808 plz i realy like that.......
I just got the motofone f3 and I love it but the home screen displays different 5 digit numbers. When I first turn it on it will display my carrier but it always goes back to this weird five digit number. Does anyone know how to change it to carrier or write something in that space.
the best cellphone ever! i've used it more than 2 yr, and it still works good. amazing built quality :)
rob, 23 Oct 2010Can someone tell me why the face flashes on and off ? Does it have anything to do with battery?Rob, the screen flashes because it uses e-ink rather than an LCD display. E-ink displays suffer from ghosting sometimes so to prevent this the screen will sometimes be flashed to clear the last image on screen before a new image is displayed, this ensures the "pixels" are reset to the correct default colour.