Hi, I just bought this phone yest. and I love it. Honeslty I just bought it for the beautiful design and the cheap price. I can safely say that it is indeed the cheapest, most beautiful phone. Sure it has its downsides, several, but its nothing that you can't get over or get used to. I do have a problem though... I need the manual, in english if someone would be so kind as to send it to me to my email... firstname.lastname@example.org... Either that or if you could tell me how I can change the tone or at least the loudness of the message tone. Thats the only problem that I have with it. I am never quite sure when I received I message unless I constanly look at it. Thanks a lot, and if anyone is interesed in this phone... get it, its cheap and you'll have the sexiest, rarest phone around!!!
Can you find a new mobile any brand mobile with feature like you want (can SMS Messages, Opera Browser, Wi Fi, Color Screen, bluetooth, excellent call quality and long battery life) just for US$20 or US$30.
I give you US$100 if you can find a new mobile any brand mobile with features like you said with price US$20 or US$30.
LOL, some of you are pathetic.
"motofone sucks, i can't send SMS messages."
"i can't use my opera browser."
"what, moto, no WiFi?"
"horrible, no color screen and font is big."
can you not look at the picture to your left and determine that this phone isn't made for those things? it has a big font for EASY READABILITY. you can look at the e-paper ink display and see that this isn't good for browsing web pages and it's not meant to be used with a bluetooth headset.
this is a durable, no holds barred phone with excellent call quality and long battery life with an easy to read screen under the most powerful of sunlight. that's ALL Motofone is meant to be.
it's for developing markets, not fat rich europeans who want something thin and stylish.
its a awesome phone for the price! here in India its available for 1300rs thats abt
$29 US !!
Nice design... Nice innovations... Nice price...
Come on... Thinking with make sense. Get real...
You buy cheap, you got cheap features.
You buy expensive, you got expensive features.
This "Motorola F3" created for "Entry Level" (Entry End), not for "Low End".
In Australia, we don't need SMS because calling is cheaper than SMS. In India purchased a couple of Motofones just for US$37.50 so US$18.75/each. Where you can find that cheapes mobile?
I got this phone as a spare phone, and it is woeful. Only for calling, sms is impossible, you can only view 2 words in the sms at the one time, because the font is so f#$@king large.
I think this is a very bad phone. I agree it is dirt cheap but it is much cheaper than it is worth, trust me. No facility to edit messages and forward them, no games, the messages are in such big font, that you will not want to read them at all, it is so difficult to use, no calculator, the menu is over before it even starts, no gsm, nothing absolutely. Makes no sense, i might as well purchase a digital diary or a pager man. Horrible, awful, pathetic, i wouldnt recommend it even to my worst enemy!!!!!
well, this is amongst the cheapest phone available in maket. lets first respect it. n people wud expect it to have a multi colour display, 3 megapixel camera.... gimme a break guys.... its a phone meant to be a 'phone' thats it. A Best Buy, definitely... to send n recive calls, texts..what else, awesome looks, it rocks ! don't think, just buy.
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Best Ultra Low Cost Handset
Motorola - MOTOFONE F3
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this is an excelent mobile if no one doesnt have this mobile he/she wasting time and money ......its an super mobile
The motofone F3, is ment for two basic things
1- Call handling (send and recieve)
2- SMS Send and Recieve.
It really has a cool look.
A normal battery life, where as having EPD its supposed to have an outstanding battery life. E.g. in my case I need a full recharge every 4th or 5th day, standby time without a single call. Even with 100% signal strength. May be a higher mAh battery will do the job better.
The EPD display is 13 segment. It should be a dot matrix. With 13 segment it handles all chracters as lower case by default(internally), and display few upper and few lower case letters. e.g. AbCdEFGHIJKLMNoPQRSTUVWxyZ
And few punctuation marks are not readable. This makes an SMS a headache to read.
It uses the SIM memory for SMS and Address Book. Amazingly it cannot save a sent ment message, so that you cannot remember which SMS you have sent. The menu or settings doesnot have any such option as well.
It has special shortcut for doing certain stuff like, ***250* by dialing this you can turn the key pad voice ON, and by dialing ***251* you can turn it off. The manual need to be learnt by heart !
The menu is intutive but doesnot have all the everyday use options, like the phone cannot support a hold, a call reditrect etc etc etc ...
It goes fine in the dark as well, EPD being non-luminant the key-pad light is thrown to the screen from the sides of the display that makes it little darker from the center. But its easily readable in the darkness.
The call history cannot be deleted, either one by one or at once, need to put another SIM and put back your SIM to loose the call history. Thats another strange feature besides SMS.
All in all, the phone is good, its cost should be 25$ not more. It will really worth for $35+ with a dotmatrix display rather then a segmented.
this is the worst fone motorola has ever made.this is strange tht it has no menu in it.i know tht it is very cheap but there have 2 b a standard of a mobile.i have used this cell only 3 days.bad mobile=moto fone F3
I really like its simplicity! I would definetely buy one if it was available in USA.
That's not true... there's a backlight, but it's dim in the center, and well lit in the edges. Here's an example:
this is a great fone in cheap sets. only one thing that bugs is 'no backlight'.
yes folks this smart fone has no back light so nothing to be seen in dark.