Vlad, 06 Apr 2009Shortly: Cheap and odd I was looking for a simple and reliable "just a phone" (price does ... moreJust wundering is anyone else having this display issue; battery and signal indicators fading or going away? Only two of us mention it, maybe we just got bad fones.
Vlad, 06 Apr 2009Shortly: Cheap and odd I was looking for a simple and reliable "just a phone" (price does ... moreme too on the battery and signal indicators graying out, tried a new battery with no luck. Really disapointing, I love this fone. The rest of the display is fine, don't understand it.
phone is crap. dont buy it. if anyone has it, i feel sorry for u.
motorola knows how to make good cell-phones. a basic phone. only one minus..it takes five hours to load the battery here in europe.
Superb phone! Texting works fine once you get used to it. Ok, letters could be better, but anyway it's a great device.
Anonymous, 02 Apr 2009Hey, i've heard about its backlight which also works fine even in sharp sunlight, is it true?It is the revolutionary display that offers you amazing visibility in direct sunlight, from any angle. The backlight is merely an afterthought, just two or three LEDs positioned on the borders of the screen.
However, the backlight is rarely needed. I have viewed my F3's display in candle light and dim moonlight and been able to read it perfectly clearly.
Shortly: Cheap and odd
I was looking for a simple and reliable "just a phone" (price does not matter).
What I like:
- you can see time in almost any light conditions
- strong body
- good charger connector
- not bad battery life
- after 3-4 month battery and signal level indicators become gray
- after some jumps between towers, phone become unusable without rebooting it. You have to reboot it once a week.
- strange and unclear interface - it is not simple, it is cheap and odd. Motorola can't make any simple phones any more.
- can't edit phone book.
- rings once more (in your hear) a second after you push "talk" button.
Phones I own before:
- Ericsson DH318 (like it)
- Vtech A700
- Motorola v60 (like it)
- Motorola V65p
- Motorola StarTAC 7868 (like it)
- Motorola Mike i880 (like it)
- Motorola L6
- Motorola F3
Hey, i've heard about its backlight which also works fine even in sharp sunlight, is it true?
Has very loud speaker, above average battery life, interesting screen and that s it. Typing SMS is not really a problem, once get used to it.
yah! yah! yah! all i can say about this fone is.....? nothing.... hehehehe.... u must buy this fone co'z once u have it, ur like one of my fans, Totoy Coh Mayutganun y Salsalagi...
I needed a cheap replacement for a lost Razor phone. I got my Motofone F3 on-line for $30 delivered! Once I was over the emotional baggage of owning a phone that has NO features (except~geez~making calls); I found its uber slim design and simplicity refreshing!
I bought a Motorola MOTOFONE F3. How can I determine it's network coverage?
Anyone know how to get a '.' into a message? trying to send email via an sms gateway and have the @ but not the .
DSchwiz, 17 Nov 2008I got my F3 last week and so far I love it! I totally don't miss the all useless stuff that mo... moreLately my F3 has been losing clarity in the signal and battery indicators, kind of washed out looking. They will start out fine when I turn it on but as it's on for a while they go dim and eventually I can't see the bars at all. I have to power cycle to get them back. Anyone having the same problem or does anyone have a solution?
Bob S, 08 Feb 2009My daughter changed the ring tone to vibrate , I tried to change it back , now can't get eithe... morePush up on the main directional pad, this will change the ring volume. The up/down control the ring volume, all the way up is vib and ring, all the way down is just vib.
Chic looking phone, simple and realible. The best phone under $50.