F3 is made n India,definately,its too simple beyound imagination,Nokias 1100 series at least r decent with internal mem good menu plus available same price moto is always behind,the days of click razor sucess has made it over confident,its still 4th rated name n the world as against its products line.The american image is its biggest drawback.
Realy good choice for those who need simple phone...
Nevertheless, I'm still looking for manual - in english :)
It's the best phone if calling and messaging are the most you need from your phone. Slim and sleek design, loooooong looong talk time. Good phone to buy. Cheap.
Here in Peru, Motofone F3 will launched this weekend by Claro (America Movil Peru).. It look great, I have a SE W810, but I think to buy one of them as secondaty phone...
Keypad autolock: Press ***260* followed by the "Action key". To Deactivate it, press ***261* and the "Action key".
About the manual... i have the Brazilian Portuguese version.
The worst mobile phone ever! What else can I say? Its display looks like my old VCR...
I didn't search for the F3 overseas, because I wouldn't know if it would work in my country. Luckily Brazil is being supplied, so I bought it rather quick.
I suggest you use search engines, ebay and the menu on the left called "Check Price".
Compass, could you list all the stores you know are selling the Fone below 50 dollars, and shipping to United States? I'm really interested, and I know it doesn't work on the USA, but I don't live there.
Also have a look at this nice page from the developers of the F3: direct.motorola.com/hellomoto/motofone/experience/experience/index.html
Don't forget to read the Full Specs.
for user who are un aware this phone does have vibration and i can say this cause i am using it.
Design is really cool. nice sound quality and durable. screen is a bit funny but overall the fone is good.
It does have vibration. I own one and can confirm it. If you still have doubts, download its manual.
Why make such a phone? Read this: [add 3w's].theregister.co.uk/2006/12/28/reg_mobile_heroes_villains/
I'll quote a part: "It's a low cost phone aimed at the developing world that, amazingly, doesn't look crap."
Its the damn same thing which I owned on '99.
Same features,No Vibration,Two line display..
Cam anyone explain me why is Motorola going into its past???????????
This phone is great, for people that travel to much for the battery life, for people they just want a phone, nothing more. Is great. I had expensive phones, full of features, but this phone, looks good, call sound is great, of course the display is ancient, but is great for me because I just want to call. and is very cheap 45 dollars in Mexico.
This is a cool phone. Now a days carrying a cell phone is a liability to the "snatchers" (Karachi).
This is a great secondary phone. For persons interested in new technology and stuff.
The UI is not too simple, outbox is missing and hard to distinguish between dialled / recieved calls.
I think as it names says it is made with the concept of "Phone" not a "cell-phone".
I bought it at [add 3w's].extra.com.br/interna_1.asp?category=catCelularAvulsoCLARO since I live in Brazil.
I've seen it here at local stores for the same price (R$99.00) which is something around US$46.00 ([add 3w's].xe.com/ucc/)
The battery is lasting something between 5 to 7 days. I believe this is low because where I work the signal is weak, so it drains the battery more than it should, and I'm fiddling constantly with it.
Would it last around 12 days? I think so, if left on standby/alone and in a place with a strong/decent signal.
This is my second phone. I had a Motorola C139 before for a short period of time, and the F3 is superior in matters of battery time.
And by the way, since the F3 has fewer features, if you have games and such on your chip they won't work. The F3 will ignore non-supported features, so you'll have to put the chip back on your older phone in order to access them.
Before you buy the F3 be sure that it will work in your country.
If the links above don't work e-mail me compassnet[at]gmail.com
I have more links, and I've even seen a video on the F3 (I'd have to search, but it probably was at YouTube).
Could you tell me where you bought it? I'd really appreciate it.
Also, what do you think about the battery? Does it last as much as it says? Especially, compared to other low-consumption old phones, can you see the difference?