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Kyocera 2300 Prepaid Phone (payLo by Virgin Mobile)

by Kyocera
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  • Affordable messaging/social networking phone with colorful 2.2-inch display and full QWERTY keyboard
  • No monthly contracts with Virgin Mobile's by-the-minute PayLo plans (can also choose levels of data and text usage)
  • 1.3-MP camera for still photos; Bluetooth stereo music; access to personal e-mail; GPS navigation and services
  • Up to 4 hours of talk time, up to 225 hours (9.4 days) of standby time
  • What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, quick start guide
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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 4.1 inches, 2.6 inches, 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 3.52 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: CDMA
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 2.6 x 0.6 inches ; 3.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004R7HJ9W
  • Item model number: 2300
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,897 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

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Enjoy easy texting and on-the-go social networking with the Kyocera S2300 for the prepaid Virgin Mobile network. With Virgin Mobile's PayLo plan, you can customize the amount of minutes and data capabilities to fit your needs (learn more below).

Kyocera S2300
Affordable prepaid plans customized to fit your budget (view larger).
Kyocera S2300

The S2300 offers a full QWERTY keyboard for convenient one-handed typing and a large, bright 2.2-inch landscape display with intuitive access to all the phone's features. In addition to threaded text messaging and pre-loaded social networking access (for Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace), the S2300 also provides access to instant messaging and personal e-mail services (including Yahoo!, AOL, Windows Live, and Gmail).

This GPS-enabled phone provides access to the Virgin Mobile Navigator service for turn-by-turn, voice-guided directions and the ability to search local business and get weather updates (additional charge of $1 per day, charged on only days the service is used). You can also access Google Maps for directions and view real-time traffic conditions.

Other features include a 1.3-megapixel camera for still photos, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, Internet access via pre-loaded Opera web browser (which optimizes each web page for your phone's screen), voice dialing capabilities, speakerphone with dedicated function key, a contact directory that can store up to 500 names, and a 3.5mm headset jack (enabling you to use your favorite headphones). You'll also keep yourself organized on the go with productivity features such as an alarm clock, scheduler, memo pad, voice memos, calculator, and more.

Vital Statistics

The Kyocera S2300 weighs 3.49 ounces and measures 4.1 x 2.6 x 0.6 inches. Its 920 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4 hours of talk time and 225 hours of standby time (9.4 days). It runs on the 800/1900 CDMA frequencies; 1xRTT Voice & Data Capable.

What's in the Box

Kyocera S2300 handset, rechargeable battery, charger, quick start guide




PayLo
PayLo Talk & Text Plans.

Virgin Mobile Prepaid Pricing

With Virgin Mobile's PayLo plans, you can pay only for the calling time you use. You can easily Top-Up your Virgin Mobile account right from your phone. First, buy a Top-Up card at one of the thousands of retailers that carry them; or register your debit card, credit card, or PayPal account at the Virgin Mobile USA web site in order to add minutes to your account directly from your phone.

Virgin Mobile customers have access to the Sprint Nationwide Network, reaching more than 278 million people across the United States (see a map of Virgin Mobile's coverage area).

Product Description

The Kyocera Loft is the perfect phone for customers looking for an affordable pre-paid phone with a QWERTY keypad. It also comes with a camera, color screen, GPS, and Bluetooth functionality. The Loft also features text messaging, MP3 ringtowns, and Voice-Activated Dialing.




Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The camera I had an issue with for awhile (until I learned how to fix the problem).
Tlmsrr
Texting is convenient on this phone because there is a key for each letter and punctuation that I did not have on my old phone.
Louise Judson
Slow -Small screen -Small keyboard, but easy to get used to In todays world, I don't want to buy this phone again.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

47 of 47 people found the following review helpful By apatrevi on November 21, 2011
I bought this phone as my first one from Virgin Mobile, and have been very happy with my purchase.

Pros:
-Full keyboard
-Fits well in my pocket
-Surfs the web great considering the OS
-Reliable: freezes and drops calls FAR fewer than any other phone I have used
-2 to 3 DAYS battery life, even after 14 months of use and regular internet talk, and texting
-The value of 1200 min plus unlimited text/data/web for $40+tax
-On board Opera Mini browser makes the most of the internet on this platform
-Virgin mobile service (Sprint-powered) has hands down been the best service I have had (ATT before, and other Verizon friends are likely to convert with the cost savings and competitive phone selection)

Cons:
-Small keys on keyboard can be difficult to operate
-no room for expandable memory
-its relative obscurity seriously limits choices of cases or covers (I use a belt clip holder for a blackberry of similar size and it works great)
-cannot stream radio or watch video

I give this phone 5 starts because none of the cons listed were important to me when I purchased the phone, and the solid virgin mobile (sprint) service has been amazing for what I pay per month for the phone.

Things that should be noted:
I (try to) take great care with my electronics, so over 14+ months of use I have dropped it probably 5 times, and with no screen protector it has a scratch-less screen, so I cannot attest to durability with repeated drops and how it would survive in a pocket with keys.

Its not flashy by any means, but it is a solid full keyboard phone for the price.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By D R on November 25, 2011
What a great phone! I have been using it for several months and I have been surprised. The phone is fast, and the keyboard makes texting a breeze.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By charles carter on December 11, 2011
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this is great phone .looks good,great sound,4hour talk time,buttons are small,but i can deal with it.an the price is right
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Becca on January 9, 2012
A little background: Hello, I have been with Virgin Mobile for 5 years of those years I have updated my phone fairly offend I put a lot of wear and tare on my phones and because I wanted new and better tech on my phone. I have had 4 Kyocera phones from Virgin mobile and have never been disappointed by what Kyocera as a phone maker has to offer and remember each of these phones fondly my most recent Kyocera phone through Virgin Mobile being this one and though I am about to tuck it away in a drawer for safe keeping so I can update to an Android phone through the Virgin provider I felt I owed it to this phone to give it a review this truely is a great phone for what I needed it for.

Pro's and Con's Of The Kyocera Loft By Virgin Mobile

I'll start with the Pro's

- This is a very reliable phone as a phone it has decent battery life and though I had read that it drops calls a lot for some this has not been my experience with this phone it has been very dependable for calls dependable enough that I no longer have a home phone and this has been the main way of contacting me.

- It is great for text and picture messaging and has and I am still awed with how many pictures & messages I can save and keep on this phone with little noticeable lag on other functions.

- The camera is not the best but is decent for the price and a steady hand goes a long way with how the camera preforms for you

Over all the basic functions as a phone make this phone money well spent it is VERY good on basic functions and well beyond acceptable for the price.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Louise Judson on January 22, 2012
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I am very happy with the phone for the most part. The drawback for me, as an older person, is the keypad is very tiny and you have to get accustomed to using your fingernail to do the dialing. The number one dials is large and very clear on the screen, however, eliminating calling wrong numbers. Texting is convenient on this phone because there is a key for each letter and punctuation that I did not have on my old phone. If the keypad is not a problem for you I would recommend it. Pricewise, it is a good value.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By JG2007 on January 13, 2012
I've had this phone for a year and a half, and now that I am upgrading, I thought I would write a review based on my experiences with it.

PROS:
The phone itself is small and sturdy. It is easy to navigate the menus. The speakerphone is very solid and loud, one of the best I have ever used.

CONS:
The keyboard is very small and cramped. It can be tricky to figure out how to dial phone numbers that contain letters. The reception on this phone is not as good as one would expect. The camera is a little lacking. The web browser is functional, but if you are looking for something to play videos or stream music, look else-ware. This phone has very few apps, although the ones it does have (instant messenger, mapping software, ect) are functional.

Overall this is a fairly good phone, and the price it is currently fairly reflects its value. When I purchased the phone it was $100.

As far as the Virgin Mobile service, I found it to be a fair value for what you pay. Be prepared however, if you have an issue with the service it can be nearly impossible to get someone live on the phone to help you, and it can take a long time to resolve problems. My phone wouldn't send text messages for some reason (I am on a monthly plan that includes unlimited texting) and it took over a week to resolve. They did credit me some free talk minutes, but it didn't really compensate for the hassle of having to call them every day and wait for 20 to 30 minutes to speak to someone.
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