I bought the net10 version of this phone for $80 and a year of service for $300. first thing i noticed, after the confusing online activation, the features were totally different from the motorola website info.they are 2 totally different phones on the inside, and net10 actually admitted that to me. No one will give out ringtones or wallpapers via sms, but the phone IS capable of media through txt msging.I guess if you can find someone else who had a similar phone with compatible ringtones and pay them to download ringtones, then send them to you via sms. As far that phone goes, its a nice budget phone for a non technical user.the net10 package has even more limited features, and some bugs always seem to show up.My phonwe number was displayed on my phone wrong for some reason, and could chage it! and other small stuff always comes up.heck, i disabled my service from my phone once by pushing the wrong codes in the prepaid code entry section.Net10 needs to find someone to host free ringtones and wallpapers for net10 users. I actually got cingular rintones sent to my phone, but they were incomplete, because they didnt list the v171 so i picked a different model.
Well yeah guys its a small screen with gay ringtones, who cares!, at least u can talk to some mates and txt correctly, i have had heaps of phones, this one is better with a longer battery :P
I bought this phone a couple of days ago from Net10. It doesn't take pictures, do dishes, or drive me around town. Everyone is saying you can't download ringtones. I don't csre about ring tones. The phone rings just fine, has all the features I need (except for speakerphone) and the signal strength with Net10 is excellent- as good or better than Verizon. I am very happy with this one.
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I was lured into buying a NET10 phone per TV ad. August 15, 2005. Received a Motorola V171 (total cost $128.00) by UPS August 22, 2005. Called NET10 to activate my phone, and transfer a number from my old cell phone. Spoke to Patty @ 1-877-836-2368, was ask a lot of question including my SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (I’m not asking for credit why would you need my S/S number) Was told it would take a week to transfer the old cell number ???? I was given a case # 10101010 for me to keep checking on NET10 tech support web site when ready. August 29th 2005 NET10 web site said ready to activate. Checked back with NET10 to activate phone, after talking to two customer service people and entering a series of numbers from fifteen to twenty five digits (one hundred and fourteen numbers in all), was told it would take a couple hours and I could start making calls. That was 30 hours ago, I have talked to NET10 twice in the last two hours and still can’t make a call??
It appears NET10 is holding all the cards, you have my money, I have paid for the time, and own a phone that I CAN’T make or receive a call.
My conclusion, I am a NASA engineer by trade, it is easier to launch the SPACE SHUTTLE than activate this phone . It has been two weeks now, oh how I wish I had “CINGULAR” back.............
i WAS thinking of buying that phone but i still dont know...i have a moto and it works ok but its not the v171 im still thinking about buying it, but still is it worth buying it or not..?
i have this phone obviously and i hate it yes it does eevrything a normal phone would do IT Rings but i am a teenager i want all the cool ringtones and downloads. i live in australia and i have changed my sim plan so many times from optus to virgin to telstra and guess what i cant use the gprs or get ringtones for it and it said on the box i could! this fone really does suck!
can u recieve picture messages on these phones??? if anyone knows please email me
Wow... everyone is so right about this stupid phone!
I was lured in by their supposed claim to be able to download ringtones......
WHAT A LAUGH!
I've tried other ways of getting the ringtones, and well... after 3 DAYS of searching I said F*ck it!
I wish I could file a lawsuit against these bas*ards for false advertising!
I mean... at least let me get my money back for the phone and the minutes!!!!!!!
You want a reliable phone, sure it works.
But if you want a reliable phone with ACTUAL extras and goodies... you might as well use this phone as a suppository!
Two big birdies up for Net10!!
Hey kimberly go 2 http://direct.motorola.com/eng...on=Ringtones
you will find ringtones there =-)
I am saving up to buy this fone because i love it it has preety good features but the only thing wrong is the tiny screen if it was any bigger it would be awsome i found a site which has ringtones and wallpapers it is: http://www.mymoto.com.au/mymoto/......
This phone is ugly as he**. It only has that ugly oval thing on the front. Who would buy it.Net 10 should get better phones, there rate plan is great but the phones suck.
So whats the damn deal with this phone? No ringtones to download, and no web connection? Im calling net10 in a lil bit to bitch at them.
The phone is great, but it has not a composer like nokia so u can type code for free ringtones.
i dont have my moto on my phone, i cant download anything so what do i do?
I think that Net10 is a great provider but I would love to download some ringtones and wallpapers and when I go to a downloading site, they never have Net10 as a provider. I have a motorola v171 phone and when I want a ringtone and give me the options of phones it goes to Motorola v180. I guess no one has ever heard of motorola v171.
I am trying 2 download my ringtones and wallpapers. Can somebody please tell me how 2 download. i got my fone like 2 weeks ago.
And what with the little screen!!!!Email me!!!
I like the fone its cool. It do have a small screen. But as long as i can talk or text messaged it cool with me.
definitely, I have net10 service too. The reception is great though, I was at some foot mountains, outdoor type, and sure enough I had 3-4 bars up on the phone. Sure it went down to a 2 but still, the friends i was with, they had none! They had cingular, and some other one. Anywho, yes, net 10 should provide ringtones, who knows, if we persist them to do so, they might end up doing it.Well, laters peps!