I wanted a good and dependable Tracfone for occasional use and that's exactly what I got. Don't need to take pictures or listen to music through a phone. Lot's of features to select from and the voice quality is excellent. Fits extremely well in an after market ($19) swiveling belt holder. Battery life is exceptional. A very good, not too basic, dependable cell phone. Highly recommended.
Good phone, but Net10 wouldn't let me re-up access!!! I tried online, got error message after credit card transfer of $100 for 1000 minutes. They wouldn't give time -- then wouldn't refund money, then the refunded money shows up in my account, much later, BUT dated for BEFORE my access time elapsed.
WTF? Spent SEVEN HOURS+ on phone with them trying to rectify problem, before asking for refund, several days AFTER access period elapsed. (how did the money show up dated as refunded to my account, BEFORE I asked for the money back-when I was still trying to extend tyhe service contract? I think now, that it was a deliberate scam on their part!) I think they sell the things on purpose just to rip people off! I had great hopes for Net10, but they are impossible! Avoid buying the v176 from them. Try instead buying an unlocked phone from somewhere else that might accept a TracPhone/Net10 sim card. As it is, I spent 70$ for a phone that I used 200 minutes on, in a two month period, without being able (through no fault of my own) to extend service. Avoid these people like the plague! They are not the answer!
The USB connection is indeed there...but hard to see/find. Look on the top...it is under the black rubberized slip...
I bought this phone for two reasons.
One, to let my son contact me or his mother in the event of an emergency. So far it works well as a simple phone.
Two, so my son and I could develop software for cell phones. The phone is advertised to have a USB connection to connect with my PC. As far as I can tell, there is no USB connection -- mini, micro, or otherwise. Maybe it was there originally but was removed when then phone was "refurbished". I don't know. But it's not there now. And I needed the USB connection.
So the phone is only half useful to me. Had I only wanted a phone, I would have bought an even cheaper one. It's disappointing, but I do have to say the phone does work well.
scooby, what r u talking about, i have tracfone and they allow me to download rigtones and pictures... just go to www.tracfone.com and go to services and support go click on ringtones and more. Enter your serial number (IMEI number) and your phone number and press continue. Then download away on your ringtones, you choose them and when you find the one you want click buy and then choose your payment-- airtime units deducted or $1.99 on your credit card but you would need to make a account to do it that way.
bought this phone last week. love it so much i bought one for my daughter at college too.
i bought a new LG Tracfone this spring and have nothing but trouble. LOUSY reception!!! with this motorola and net10 service i have had no problems. i like the solid feel of this phone and the individualized buttons so if im dialing by feel, i can tell which number i'm on.
Really like this phone, have had it for a few months now, and I can't complain. I have downloaded ringtones and images to it and have had no problems. It's a very nice phone, and it's really easy to use. Speakerphone feature is nice. I wish it had a power on/off feature like other Motos, but I'll live. Overall, I love this phone, glad I bought it.
hey i got this phone and i was just wondering if it actually did have downloadable ringtones or if it just says that
Nice phone--lousy documentation/user guide.
I've complained to Motorola and to the carrier. Hopefully they will address the omissions and errors.
Tracfone charges roaming fees while Net 10 does not for those who are comparing. I hope Net 10 will offer a Motorola that will accept a Blue Tooth adapter because I have 3 left over from work phone. Now I am retired, I will be using Net 10 because my wife has one and we compared the reception areas between my work phone which was US Cellular and Net 10 would work all the time while the US Cellular would not get a signal.
I've tried several times to install jimm icq client on V177 without any result. I'm 99% that here is no Java MIDP 2 support in V177. Any ideas?
if your a NET10 user then this is the best phone by them yet, but if your trying to compare to some 300$ ipod phone crap then this isint a phone for you. they are like 88$ and worth every penny, clear sound and great reception.
plus net10 has the best rates of all prepaid ive seen.
i was a little upset that the weight and dimensions weren't shown so i went out and here they are: weight=73.53 oz. and the dimensions = 3.48"x 1.88"x .96" (88x44x24 mm)
It's simple, easy to use, good reception and good battery life. It may not have a camera or play real music but if you want a camera; buy a camera, if you want to hear music buy a stereo or ipod.
does it come in any different colors? please let me know i really want a pink one but i can only find blue or black comment with the answer if you know
Excuse me. Nextel used this phone quite successfully. Sure Tracfone disables some of the features, however, IF you have a V60i, it is a 1,000% better phone. Also, call Tracfone for "new codes" to be entered into your phone. In SOME ares (MOST ALL), they are adding features for existing as well as new customers. The V176 should come with these activated. IF you want more features, get a 2 yar plan and pay $500.00 or more a year for the plan! IF you talk a lot - why get Tracfone anyway? Use your "head" (the one at the TOP of your body "men"!)!!!
i have this phone for net10. its a great phone. good reception and service. but i am wondering 2 things. 1)what does the button on the side do? the only thing i have found it does is that if the back light turns off and you press it it turns it back on. and 2) i have recorded many 20 second clips and i would like to know how to get them as a ringtone. either email me or leave another comment if u know.
Note to the individual(s) that were comparing Tracfone and Net10:
If you were to go to their respective websites, you would find that they are one and the same. Same company, same coverage, same products. Therefore one cannot, by definition, be better than the other. Even an in-depth analysis of the rates shows that the difference is minimal or insignificant for the user who shops carefully for the best prices on refill cards.
My guess is that they may have changed the name from Tracfone to Net10 because there are folks who would not buy from Tracfone because it is a Mexican company. They wanted to create a different market positioning to address that market segment. Myself, I have no problem with it being a Mexican company. It provides the service I need at the rate I am willing to pay. No domestic company offers a comparable product/service.