tdadawa, 03 Jul 2010Does anyone know how to adjust the volume on the v176 phone? I can't find it anywhere and the ... moreThe arrow keys in the center does it. Can't remember whether it's the up/down or left/right.
1st off Id like to say that I love this site. The info provided about phones is fantastic. And the feedback from users is a great way to get a feel for the phone without purchasing it.
Ive read through every post here. And I would just say, that besides changing times and newer and better things coming out, this is by far the absolute longest lasting and most dependable phone I have ever had the pleasure of using. I bought this phone as a xmas gift to myself in '05. I have never had to replace it despite many falls and the occasional swim. Every feature of this phone still works as intended. Not to mention that the coverage through Net 10 is far better than that of which I experienced through an Ericsson phone using Verizon. This v176 phone is just short of being bullet proof. It may be dull and boring to most, but it will never fail you when you need it most.
tdadawa, 03 Jul 2010Does anyone know how to adjust the volume on the v176 phone? I can't find it anywhere and the ... morePress the up button while you're talking on the phone to turn the volume up.
Toughest phone I've ever had. Been using it for over two years. It's been underwater at least five times, and, sure, the battery only lasts three days now and the vibrate function doesn't work, but it still makes and receives calls!
Does anyone know how to adjust the volume on the v176 phone? I can't find it anywhere and the volume is too low.
Ordered the phone through Net10 website via next day air, the order was processed 4 days later and received the phone on the 6th day after ordering. The phone was missing a sim card so Net10 sent the sim card out US mail and it arrived 3 days later. Finally was able to activate the phone, made my first call and there is a problem with the earpeice speaker in the phone, volume is set to max and I can barely hear people I am talking to.
I've had my V176 phone from Net10 for about 4 months. The phone is nothing but a phone and a good one. It holds battery charge several days. I have a good signal, no dropped calls and a good clear audio. The experience with Net 10 is same as the phone, good service, good price and no hassle. If you want a camera, GPS, computer connection or the other bells and whistles this is not the phone for you. If you want a good solid, reliable, compact cellphone consider the Motorola V176/Net10 combo.
kavos, 28 Mar 2005Dont release this wrecked design. Not worth using. bad, bad , bad !What's the problem with the design? For a free phone & 900 minutes why complain?
First the CONS: NO CALENDAR! WTF? Even the lNEWEST Net10 V176 phone has a calendar! In not having this important feature, one cannot set reminders for appointments, etc past the current day.
VERY minimal/basic customized display settings. BORING!
The polyphonic ringtones SUCK and are have a lot of static, and make a short 'clicking' sound before and after ringtone plays.
The text messaging is S-L-O-W and cannot keep up with average typing of words/numbers.
Unlike the CURRENT Net10 design, this phone does NOT have the very convenient feature of "Call Screening." This feature (on current Net10 phones) allows one to put unwanted callers on a list where your phone does not RING when that particular caller calls. Yet, the call goes into a list where you know they called. TOO KOOL!
Any other cons I can live with. What do ya expect for a pre-paid phone that comes free with the $30 minutes that you buy? I just wish there were more upgraded Net10 phones!
PROS: A pretty decent phone for free with minutes! And I really like the design and flip-top! The numbers are way easier to press than the current, standard Net10 phone. But the ringtones are crisper/clearer on current Net10 standard phone.
SmokeJumper, 09 Dec 2006Excuse me. Nextel used this phone quite successfully. Sure Tracfone disables some of the featu... moreSmokejumper is a meanie!
Stop worrying about other people and type a review that is worthwile. People, stop using these forums to take your anger out on other people, just because you go to work/school and try to voice your opinion there and NO ONE will listen to your one-sided feminist opinions there either. Most likely cuz ur really LARGE and not in charge...
Anonymous, 26 May 2008The vehemence with which some people embrace their ignorance is amazing. Yes, Net10 is a scam... morewhat does your comment have anything to do with the company.you havent said one word that means or says anything.i havent startedwith them but mars'n talk dont say much.......
Anonymous, 26 May 2008The vehemence with which some people embrace their ignorance is amazing. Yes, Net10 is a scam... moreNet 10 is the cheapest way to get a cell phone if you are not long-winded or inclined to spend hours surfing the web. I continue to build up minutes, which ends up giving all the phone service I need for only fifteen bucks a month. I recently ordered a V176 from them, and with the included 600 minute airtime card and the 300 minutes upon activiation they ended up paying me thirty bucks to take it.
The vehemence with which some embrace their ignorance is indeed amazing.
Anonymous, 26 May 2008The vehemence with which some people embrace their ignorance is amazing. Yes, Net10 is a scam... moreNet 10 is quite good. It's cheaper than a phone company screwed into your wall at home. The V176 Motorola works great. 10-cents per minutes ends up cheaper than any other phone unless you talk for long periods. Get something like MagicJack for longer calls.
Anonymous, 25 Nov 2007Good phone, but Net10 wouldn't let me re-up access!!! I tried online, got error message after ... moreThe vehemence with which some people embrace their ignorance is amazing. Yes, Net10 is a scam, it's all an elaborate ruse to trick you, specifically, out of your money. No glitches or mistakes ever occur, it's simply unadulterated malice mixed with a healthy dose of duplicitous greed.
Been with net 10 for two years no problems.If you go to net10 website you can get a excellent deal on the v176.For prepaid net10 in my opinion is the best.Best rate for minutes and the best part plenty of time to use those minutes.
Update on getting SIM card. It came special delivery 2 days. I was impressed. Once again, called Net10 and immediately got a tech and we got the phone activated. I actually have better coverage at my home than my daughters expensive, fancy sprint phone. It may be fun to have the fancy stuff, but this price is right for my needs. I am pleased with customer service and the phone so far.
I just got this phone this weekend. It is quite simple and easy to operate. If you want bells and whistles, pay more for a different phone, but it looks like a good sturdy basic phone. I am having trouble activating the phone, but I wanted to say that Net 10 answers the tech line immediately. No wait. I am impressed so far with their help. They are sending me a new SIM card. So I haven't been able to try out this phone yet. I have read bad things about the company, so far, I have had good tech support.
I've had this phone for about a year now (Net10), and it's the best I've found yet for the prepaid market. It feels heavier and sturdier, and it does withstand a few drops now and then. The only thing I would have liked to see was maybe an external screen, but no biggie. It's a PHONE. It's not an iPod or a camera, and it won't do your laundry, but it talks clean and clear and it's durable.
It is a verry good phone, with nice display, nice keyboard lightning, but I don't understand one thing: whre is java midp 2.0, because I've tried to download and install opera mini, and I couldn't because it says: your phone is not java compatible.
Is that true?