It is like my Moto V550 !
A good phone with one of the best 640x480 camera!
It has what a phone should do but why only 5MB internal memory ?????
Responding to judy 2/2/06. Bought new phone 12/6/06. It kept going "dead" about every week. Shop took battery out. Shook it and it was OK. Asked for and got Warrantee replacement phone. Worked better for 3 weeks and now the phone is suddenly dead. Won't work plugged into car. Won't charge. Shop where I bought it no help. What do I do now...anyone have answers? This phone is only 3 weeks old. Cingular help line was NO HELP either. They say go back to shop. Shop says talk to Cingular. For 100 bucks I should get better.
To reply to the previuos posts:
The V557 has external camera.
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It get's out well, but it should in a big city.
Has a camera for replacing the bg with a shot of my lady.
drops the blue tooth link. I think this is an ambiant microwave issue most of the time, but rebooting the phone seems to help...
Got a blue tooth adapter but it does not seem to work without the propriatary softwhere.
Needs rebooted about every day to keep it stable.
Hard locks with stock software.
overall I give it a 4/10.
I have had the V557 for about 12 days and it will freeze up when I push the off button to turn the phone off. The screen light will go off but the key light and caller ID screen stays on. If you push the off/on button to turn it on nothing happens so I have to take the battery off and put it back on to reset the phone before it will work again,at least 5 times in the 12 days. Has anyone else had this problem? I don't know if the battery is bad or if it is the phone itself.Everything else so far seems to work but I don't know for how long at this point.
Also, the instruction manuel is terrible and the website is just as bad.
Is the antenna external or internal? I can't tall from the pictures.
this phone has made me and my friends insane. The ticker works but could not get media net. I also had a problem with sending text messages. I prefer to stick with my sony.
This is the best phone I ever purchased.
The battery life is great and it has many convienant features. Its also made very well!!
I am also returning the nokia 6102. I purchased the nokia because it was cheaper and seemed like a pretty sweet phone. Well it was cheap, literaly my first thought after i pulled it from the box was "what a POS" so I returned it a week ago a day later I recieved the motorola v557. I have looked this phone over and have made a few calls. Overall it performes really well, the speaker phone rocks, the screen is great, and the camera takes great pics for a phone and the video was really nice. (And remember a phone is a phone and if your looking for crystal clear pics buy a camera.) And being a college student I really like the rubber coating on the outside since i carry it in my pocket all the time, and drop it on occasion :), the rubber really keeps it looking good. So if your looking for a well built phone with some nice features and feel get the v557.
I got this phone for free today. Should arrive in 3 business days... It will beat the Nokia 6102 I'm returning since the v550 has bluetooth, internal antennae, better ear piece/sound volume, better looks, better ring tones (especially the hello Moto one, my all-time fav), camera 4x zoom and something called Push to Talk which i hope is the "tah dah" thing from nextel...the only thing that sucks is i got no data cable but hey, more money for my friend, Moto.
I sell cell phones. I have for about 9 months now. I have had very few V557's come back. the ones that did people decided they wanted a different phone but not because it was defective or anything.
Did anyone figure out the text messgeing problem. I recently bought it and love the phone, except I have the same text messaging bug that someone else had. I can't send any, even though it says I sent it, but it will send if it is in a reply. Anyone know how to fix this bug, called Cingular and didn't really fix anything. Other than that great features and the design is great also.
This is a GREAT phone! I don't have any problems with the charge, and the ticker feature is awesome. I like the size of the buttons, and that it has bluetooth.
Hi, i have a problem with the address book entries. I had the phone for about 2 days and I put some entries in. The next day i found a few numbers i had entered missing. I know they were IN because i called everyone i entered, telling them i got a new phone. Does anyone else's 557 delete or "lose" an address book entry? i called motorola and they had no clue..
With cingular carrier usa.Bad experience with this phone second time return for the same problem inside speaker dead after 5 month...clap.clap.clap back to nokia!
The phone itself is great .. great incoming and outcoming calls.. i have only found about 2 glitches n my phone... one as in the text messaging.. when some1 text messages me i can reply to them... but it wont allow me to send text messages to other people( with out replying) ..it seys i sent it to them but .. it never sends it...ive proven this with 2 phones right next to eachother.. one other thing the screen may go white n the middle of playing a game or freeze or something.. ( only during java games tho)
I also forgot to mention, this Phone has no INFRA RED trannsfer and you have to spend 45 dollars on a Blue Tooth cable. It can not Vibe and ring at the same time vibes first rings after....Horrible phone
This phone is horrible
1)Battery Life is bad
2)Display can not be visible at all on bright day.
3)Drops Carriers consistently.
4)Menu Browsing is Garbage.
This phione was the worst phone I have ever owned, I do not recommend this to anyone, I think the V651 is a improved model of this phone with the bugs cleaned up, again tho even on the 651, the display and weak battery life are there as well.