I work in a mobile phone store, and I have to say that this is the least user friendly phone I have ever encountered. Not having a ordinary menu for choosing settings, but instead having to use codes is one of the stupidest ideas I've ever heard of within the cell phone business. Considering that this is a phone for people who most likely haven't had many phones before, makes it even worse.
only one setting is to be added in the phone. (phone setting mode ) and light option and colour. good phone to handle
It is very good phone ! Good conversation quality, strong talking volume,god ringing volume.very good displey in light conditions and big numbers and of corse talking menu if need .Light ,slim ,strong !Whats a phone suppose to be !
really a good cheap phone, simple to use, fine figure... it should create a good competition in mobile market in cheap n' slim devices.
Plain and simple... but you have the things you need. Not a toy like others I had before but does the job great.
Bought this phone as a 3rd phone to use when in Slovakia - to avoid roaming costs. With 5 SK (literally a few pennies) you can get a prepaid card, so that it's a superb "incoming calls only" phone due to its size. And makes a nice conversation piece in 1st workd countries. In terms of functions, sms, email, well, that's what Nokias and Blackberrys are for.
BUT: the model they sell in Slovakia has only 3 languages programmed into it: Slovak, Czech, and Hungarian (I think) - even if one of the manuals included in the box is in English. What's an English speaker to do? Come on, Motorola - what would it have cost to also include English? Otherwise, I am a fan.
well, i bought one and all i can say is that F3 is not for the regular phone user and may not satisfy everyone but if you're only into talking - go ahead! the phone looks great and works fine
It`s a great phone. Great design, keypad is really comfortable, the display is really clear, you can read it clearly even in direct sun light, battery holds great and it`s really simple. It`s a phone, that`s what it`s name says it is, that`s what it is. I always thought that a phone, a camera and a media player don`t mix. If you put so many features in a small unit, you have to make compromises in quality and design. If you want those features, buy separate units. A phone, a digital camera & an iPod. This one was meant for talking and it`s great at that. But I have a question regarding the language. Mine was bought from Italy, I`m from Romania and the menu has 3 language options. Italian, French and another one which I don`t really understand. Does anybody know if it`s possible to add or replace one of them ? I`m interested in English. If it`s possible to reinstall it`s software. Thanks & cheers.
dont fool for this phones great looks ! it sucks !! stay clear trust me
i bought this handset and i have to say it the only model that will penetrate my cualiflower ear . its great i can only have 20 numbers and thats more than all the people i know .
i would recommend it
thanks hello moto
Thought some one would find these useful:
Press *** [number code] * to access advanced phone settings.
Phone Setting Number Code
Change language 520
Select time format 470
Set Voicemail number 644
Voice Prompts ON | OFF 510 | 511
Keypad tones ON | OFF 250 | 251
Prepaid Balance Display* ON | OFF 500 | 501
Auto keypad lock ON | OFF 260 | 261
Set SIM Pin 300
SIM Pin ON | OFF 310 | 311
Reset factory settings 000
Restricted Calling (Phonebook only) ON | OFF 160 | 161
Set Balance Inquiry Number to # * 642
Battery life is dismal,lucky if it lasts 4 days even when not talking much on it.
Motorola refunded my money and did not dispute the short battery life.
I would not recommend it.
If u r trying to buy a computer with 50 Dollars then u must be one crazy nokia boy who is jealous of motorola's stylish phones.
this phone is a dead phone and will never prescribe it to any body. i think it is for blind men.
i love this phone i just upgraded from my n95 to the f3 wow wat a difference. the f3 is a mile above the n95. my f3 has a key pad, a battery and a great screen that looks like a newspaper, i love my phone and recomend it to any idiots out there xoxo adrian
I've been using the Motofone for about a month now, and I love it. First of all, the review is either wrong, or their phone was faulty, but the backlight is far stronger than in that photo. In fact, I found it extremely adequate. I also bought it as a second phone, but I like it's size and sound quality so much I never use my other phone now. I used to be a smartphone freak, but I realized I mostly talk, and sometimes send messages, and the Motofone is definitely perfect for that. And can't beat heads turning in the street for a 30€ phone. A+ for design.