This phone has the best keypad for T9 compared to sidekick 08, samsung, and the CLIQ.
I've had cell service since 1992, this phone was by far the best ever put together. Easy to operate, took quality pic's, easy for storing what you may need later. Sure with someone had enough smarts to make another as good. The trash being put out today is just that "TRASH". If AT&T thinks everyone wants to call them so they seem to embed the numbers on your service. Disgusting!!!!!!
Anonymous, 28 Jan 2009use the calendar. certain family members set an alarm for my birthday on accident using it. i ... moreilove this phone for big numbers/camera and dash cradle hands free. pleas tell me where i can get another since discontinued. radio shack used to carry after att. can;t find one now. please help email@example.com
Donna, 09 Jan 2009Is there a way to set an alarm several days in advance on this phone? I see how to set an alar... moreuse the calendar. certain family members set an alarm for my birthday on accident using it. i wasnt happy but i learned how to use the phone. just go to a date and one of the options should be set an alarm
Is there a way to set an alarm several days in advance on this phone? I see how to set an alarm for the next 24 hours; but what if I need the reminder several days in advance. Anyone know? Thank you,
I've had this phone for like three years now and it's been great however I think it has done its time. I don't really have any big problems with it except its lack of updated features. So basically its a good phone but its outdated
I've had this phone for 3 years. It's been great. I'm now getting a brand new phone tomorrow, haven't had to upgrade.
I've had this phone for several years and it works like a dream. I use it continuously in and out of the car. I have a built-in hands free cradle using the knife edge connection. This beats the heck out of blue tooth connectivity. The speaker and mic are great. I agree with the comments about the bumping of the side switches, but that's nothing compared to the versitility all over the world. The best GSM quad band I've ever had.
All I have to say is that this phone is crap!
The only decent thing would probably be the camera, actually I take that back--it's just crap...worst cell EVER!
had this phone for over 3 years,,it works like a charm,,I work at a hospital and constantly around x-rays and mri machines. the battery chugs along like a semi,,and the phone performs like a champ.great tough phone..
not happy at all with this unit. have been stuck with it for 2 or 3 years. #1 problem is the side control buttons, whenever you bump during activites it changes from loud ring to another option and as a truck driver 18 wheeler, i cannot hear it. #2 problem is the volume, i must use the speaker button and even that does not allow good hearing.
volume selection is set at 7, the highest and to no avail.
just to let everyone know, if ur fone stops charging, clean the charge socket. i was mad for so long cuz i used to wiggle the charger around everytime i charged it. then i decided to clean the charge hole and now its fine. same with the camera, if its blurry, clean the lens. ive had my v557 for 2 years and its still works fine except for 1 problem, i cant download messages that my friends send with pics, videos, and audio. if u can help, plz email me firstname.lastname@example.org
I have this phone and I love it for my work! I have been using it for 9 months and have had no issues to speak of! The battery life is outstanding and I would buy a new one when this one gives out!
I had the V551 model from Cingular and it was a decent phone. The biggest problems I had with it were. 1. The charger only works for a few months and then won't charge the phone anymore without getting it plugged in at the perfect angle. 2. It got super quiet and I could barely hear people so I sent it in within my year and got a replacement which I didn't have that problem with. I replaced it with the LG CU 500 which is a great phone so far.
Shortly after the warranty ran out my screen started flickering. If I flip it open to answer a call it will hang up. The camera isn't really good for much. For some reason the ring tone would always default back to the "Hello Moto" one. Wouldn't recommend it.
the screen went blank permanently after 1 year ...when the warranty out. all my ringtones i bought were on that phone.
This is a horrible phone in every aspect. The worst - battery life. After an overnight charge it is good just for 20 min. talk time. Keep it in your pocket - and after a short time you'll find it copmletely discharged. The second worst are both displays. Main is blurry, pixelated and illegible, unless you polish it before each use. The third worst - all other features - performance, reception, etc. I will avoid Motorola (any) at all costs!