The problem with 'Searching, please wait' appears like 5 minutes after you opened it, not necesarily when it's charging. After 5 minutes it's all ok...
This phone sucks. I had it for 2 years cuz I couldn't afford buying sth else. And it looks far better in the pictures than it really is. Although I didn't hae any problems with it, it doesn't switch on and off or sth like this, it's a torture writing sms, the vibrator and the ringtones aren't working after an year and when you must lock it, it keeps unlocked and your battery will be probably over after a few hours. Good luck!
kudakwashe, 14 Jan 2008my v171 is not sending sms, i don`t know why.can it be solved?If you can't send sms, you can power off the phone, do a master reset (menu-settings-other settings-initial setup-security code (000000))and check center number under messages. Also, you can contact your carrier for this.
Check message centre number.
Also turn the phone off and wipe the SIM card
My friend has this phone, and I've seen it. The screen is super tiny, but it's quite cute and basic for the beginners.
This phone does exactly what it supposed to do - the basics! I only use call/text and the phone has served me well for 2 years. The only reason I am upgrading is now I want an MP3 phone. The V171 is a great basic phone, never had any problems with it.
The V171 is an excellent phone that functions well. If you buy a remanufactured V171 from Net10 and have trouble with the headset volume being to low, call customer service and they will send you another one and they'll pay shipping both ways. That's excellent customer support. The V171 is a reliable phone for an excellent price.
Oh my gosh, ok, i just got this phone a few days ago- everything seemed really cool at first, besides the small screen and no display in the front, but then i turned it off to charge overnight and when i turned it on it says "Searching...Please Wait". Well I Been Waiting For 3 Days now- i can't do Nothing! tried everything possible i think-tryin to keep myself from tweakin it to peices -paid $30 for 300 min. still have 286 min. left - This phone is rediculous along with the customer service. Is this phone able to Forward at all? its in the Menu but when i try n select it nothing happens.
de damn phone sucks i had it 4 1 year now and the screen light has went off.not 2 mention'try later',andgprs is not available
Sure it has its shortcomings (many) but on advantage over some other phones with gprs functionality...it is able to capture(save) images right off any site visited even ones that charge for downloads....freeeeeeee images screensavers etc. freeeeeeeeeeeeeeee is always a plus for.....meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Worst voice quality I have ever heard. Garbled and muffled. Poorest performance in vehicles. Big delay after turning it on to use the phone book or make a call--"searching-try later".
Old Nokia 1220 from TracFone 10X better.
I would not recommend this phone to anyone. I have problems with my eyes so I absolutely hated the fact the screen was so small. There were no features on it. The phone was so old that there were no more house chargers for it. Fortunately, I did find a car charger for it, although I hated having to go outside to charge my phone in the car. After about a month, the phone would not charge at all.
This phone sucks the screen is so small and it says the browser works but it doesn't. the ringtones are so.......... the memory is too small. the battery doesn't even last long it locks itself when it fells like it and you won't be able to unlock it. l have got to say THIS PHONE SUCKS!
if i were you i'd be glad if someone will stole this pfone from me. i have it for 1 year and what can i say? it sucked! i don't have to say another word about the screen - everybody knows - but let's take the games : if u ever take out the sim out f the pfone you will loose all the results. and ...if u really like those gams u must be a child. and oh yeah.. after one yeah imagine my little screen all black -or blue- with some horizontal white -or red- lines. i was really desapointed by that and imagine that i have a nokia phone since 2003 wich is more than ok. please forget about motorola v171!!!
It realy suked i had it for about a week and then keapad began to fall out.You can't buy this thing
errr i have this phone and errr is there a screen on it or am i imagining, the design sucks coz it is. What else could i comment bout......the phones worth 50$ in australia on telstra pre paid LOL do not buy it plz buy ur self a worthy proclaimed nokia form sum place for like 99$-200$ and it has camera everything, this phone is not worth it, maybe for business calls and for a 6 year old kid, but the phone overall 1\10 that 1 is for sms at least it sends soe words round
Decent phone, got mine thru NET 10, customer service thru NET 10 really stinks though unless you can understand someone with a very heavy Indian accent. That's one thing that really irks me is when customer service is overseas or all customer service reps are hard to understand.
this is a phone to make and get calls.
if you're looking for something to also take pictures, watch a movie on, heat up your lunch, jump your car's dead battery or give someone CPR with, you're expecting too much.
anyone with common sense will be happy with this phone, it does what it's suppose to do.