Nice try motorola but not quite the right market.
Maybe the phone was aimed at people working in desserts who need to see the screen in bright sunshine.
SMS is problematic due to limitation on characters shown but if your after voice only maybe this can be excused.
If your after a phone for quality ringtones then forget it once again its back to basics.
Motorola should go back to the drawing board and
1) the black and white screen should be higher resolution with grey scale option.
2) minimum of 40 chord polyphonics and introduction of T9 texting with addition to dictionary to save (no itap just old multi tap entry)
Also the battery life is very poor.
Resale value is going to be none existant as its on sale for £15 by Phones4U so if you have to sell it on your going to be lucky to get £10 trade in from a store (privately its worth no more than £7.50 at a push).
ugly display font. hard to understand sms massage. i would prefer moto c115 than this phone although it had slim design. with a little more money, the moto c series are more reasonable to buy. especially, the new c119 :)
The handset looks nice but the texting is a joke. I bought one and took it back to the shop inside one day. If you just want to talk it maybe okay, I do not know why any company would waste their time making such a phone, its a joke.
i think i got this phone at amazing price.... around 30usd. i bought an export set. but phone is dam dumb dun use it for smsing!!!
Have had it for a few days now, and I like it very much.
It's really just a phone. Just a good phone. The reception and sound are very good. The design approach is interesting.
A very good "just a phone". Which is good in this ocean of over-featurized gadgets. Very cheap at 29€ without lock.
Thanks motorola for the first "think different" phone I've seen in a long while.
Even when using the new EPD display technology, the phone only offers a paltry 4.5 hours of talk time. The Motofone is designed for calling, period. Anything aside from that is just going to be an experience in frustration, including SMSing.
The product doesn't justify the price its being offered at. I'm frankly quite disgusted at this cheap attempt by Motorola to market its phone at an exorbitant price to a niche based on it kewl name and kewl slim factor (RAZR, KRZR, SLVR anyone?). Pathetic.
Very bad phone , we should have a training to use a very basic phone it's stupid
Very expensive for nothing it's 10$ phone not 50$!!!!!!
i forgot to say in romania i paid on it 50 usd ( the phone is whithout subscription to a mobile carrier )
bought this phone in romania, for my grandmother, she is very satisfied with it , the battery is very good and the display letter are very big, this phone is for people who want a phone just to speak on it ( and this represent in my opinion 40% of the total mobile users in the world )
ho ho ho ...april's fools indeed ..this thing just sucks ...motorola should be asqed for compensations ...i'm still in shock after seen this ugly thing ..and 74 $$ ?? for ?? better buy a 10$ walkie talkie ...or a calculator ..or a toaster..or...anything else has more functions
You could sell it? Lucky guy... I don't think anyone will buy it from me...
I bought this phone and sold it at less than half price after 24 hours. It is not a mobile phone but like a April Fool from Motrola. Some one should tell motrolla people, plz donot destroy your repute by marketing F3. It should be banned and compensation should be provided to the affectees of F3.
Hey people, stop comparing it to a calculator - it does NOT have a calculator function.
Nokia 1110i 10 grams heavier and almost double the thickness!
Motofone (F3) is available in exclusive outlet (try Mustafa Centre) in Singapore and retails at S$75 (without line - no tie-up with telco). Bought it for the stylish designs and found out that its actually very easy to use after getting over the initial confusion on the navigation style the interface is designed. In fact, the functions are so basic and straight-forward thats why one have to get used to it!
Major drawback is the SMS texting, it takes a long time because the display only allows six character at a time and some common basic characters (like ! $ % or &) are not able to be displayed and character like # is displayed as H because of the nature of the display system in fact the symbols or character its capable of displaying are these 4 characters -,?@ Otherwise a fashion worthy conversational piece, in every sense of the word.
This is simple phone for pensioners and people who not see very well because it has display with large numbers.
just a cheap calculator with a 75$ tag even calculators have more functions
i just bought this phone and the only problem i have with it is its so hard to send and recieve messages. becuase of the large font size when reading a message you only get one word at a time so you have to scroll through your message word by word. so very annoying for those who can read alot faster then that. all i wanted it for was to make calls and send messages altough it seems its only good for the calls.