- Size (LWH): 4.6 inches, 2.4 inches, 0.6 inches
- Weight: 4.16 ounces
- Network Compatibility: CDMA
Samsung R720 Vitality Prepaid Android Phone (Cricket)
- 3G-enabled, Android-powered smartphone with 3.5-inch multi-touch display; pay as you go with no contracts from Cricket
- Compatible with Muve Music monthly plan with unlimited music, ringtone, and ringback tone downloads
- Wi-Fi networking; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD expansion; 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder; personal and corporate e-mail
- Up to 6.5 hours of talk time, up to 250 hours (10+ days) of standby time; released in August, 2011
- What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, travel/USB charger, 4 GB microSD card, quick start guide
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Enjoy wireless freedom with the Android-powered Samsung Vitality prepaid mobile phone from Cricket, which offers nationwide coverage, no contracts, and no hidden fees. And with Cricket's PAYGo $55 Muve plan, you'll enjoy unlimited music downloads directly to your phone--no syncing, no streaming.
Powered by the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system, you'll have access to up to 250,000 Android apps. It keeps your favorite websites, games and videos running smoothly. It also gives you plenty of options to customize your screens as creatively as you want.
It boasts fast 3G speeds, an 800 MHz processor, 3.5-inch multi-touch display, and Wi-Fi networking for connecting to home, business, and on-the-go hotspots. Other features include Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, microSD memory expansion (a 4 GB card is included), 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder, access to both personal and corporate e-mail, and up to 6.5 hours of talk time.
The Samsung Vitality weighs 4.16 ounces and measures 4.6 x 2.4 x 0.6 inches. Its 1600 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6.5 hours of talk time, and up to 250 hours (10+ days) of standby time. It runs on 800/1900 CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A frequencies.
What's in the Box
Samsung Vitality handset, rechargeable battery, travel/USB charger, 4 GB microSD card (3 GB dedicated for Muve Music downloads + 1 GB for user downloads), quick start guide
Music lovers can now purchase a monthly wireless service that includes unlimited music (full track downloads, ringtones and ringback tones) plus nationwide talk, text, and web via the $55 Muve Music plan from Cricket. There are no download fees or monthly music subscription costs--it's all included in the monthly flat rate.
When you're ready to turn off your tunes and talk instead, you've got 1000 minutes of U.S. calling, plus unlimited text, picture and video messaging. Stay connected with Google Mobile Services, full HTML browsing and exclusive Android features, including access to apps from the Android Market. Plus, you get caller ID, voicemail, call waiting, 3-way calling, and up to 500 MB of data available at 3G speeds.
With Muve Music, Cricket has eliminated the complexity found with other digital music services--there are no cables, no drivers and no synching required. Everything happens over Cricket's nationwide 3G network to deliver a robust music experience to music lovers on the go. The service has an ever-growing music library of millions of recordings featuring artists from 55 record labels.
The Muve Music plan includes the following features:
Download tracks, albums or an artist's entire collection without ever entering payment information or even hitting a "buy" button. All the music you want (even ringtones and ringback tones). It's that simple.
Once you've downloaded the music you love, My Music automatically organizes it for you. Listen to songs, create playlists, cut Ringtones and manage your music experience. Customize your listening experience on the fly by using Superplay to cue up what you want to hear next. Then seamlessly jump back into your song list. You are in control.
My DJ creates playlists for you and sends them to your phone. It does all the work, while you just enjoy the new music. My DJ Playlists are automatically updated so you're always in for something new. If you like a playlist just the way it is, just duplicate and rename. Now it's yours to customize.
Get Social is all about connecting with friends and other Muve Music users. You can check out their music collections, download their favorite songs and share what's on your phone, too. With My Shout Box you can send and receive select songs or entire albums. When your friends Shout to you, just download, listen and respond. Unlimited music sharing, free and legal.
Ever hear a song somewhere that you didn't know but liked? Press Shazam to identify the title and artist instantly. Then download the song with the touch of a button. The Muve Music difference is that you can choose to download not just the track, but the entire album. No switching programs, no inputting passwords, just one touch and it's on your phone. It's that easy.
Because plans are pay-as-you-go, you have to top-up your Cricket PAYGo account balance in order to have funds available to use Cricket PAYGo services. When you receive your phone, go to mycricket.com to activate service. While there, you can enroll in auto top-up, which automatically adds funds to your account each month, or you can choose to buy top-up cards and PINs at locations nationwide or dial *PAY on your phone to top-up with your credit or debit card.
Topping-up can also extend your Cricket PAYGo account expiration date, which applies to all funds in your Cricket PAYGo account. Each top-up makes those funds available for use for a limited time. When you top-up, your account expiration date is reset to a new expiration date based on your top-up amount or your current expiration date, whichever is later.
With a commitment to predictability, simplicity and value, Cricket offers a simple, affordable, flat-rate wireless solution featuring nationwide talk, U.S. long distance, Mobile Web services, data and messaging over a nationwide, 3G network. Cricket service is easy for everyone to use, since there is no complicated phone bill at the end of the month, and easy for everyone to purchase, since long-term contracts and credit checks are not required.
Android Gingerbread Operating System
The Samsung Vitality runs the Android 2.3 operating system (dubbed Gingerbread)--the fastest version of Android available for smartphones yet. It features a cleaner, more refined interface with new icons, improved top notification bar, and more intuitive navigation.
Multitasking in Gingerbread allows you the ability to run more than one app at a time. If you're playing a game, you can easily switch to an incoming e-mail and then switch back to the game without losing your place. And like the previous version of Android ("Froyo"), Gingerbread provides support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web.
The onscreen keyboard makes it easier to type thanks to additional spacing between the keys and larger font sizes. And the more you use the keyboard, the easier typing will be as the enhanced suggest feature records previous input history to make better suggestions.
The Vitality also brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services you use every day. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.
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Top Customer Reviews
So as an existing customer, I just called them, and when they asked for the ESN they activated the phone, no problems whatsoever. They noted that it was "compatible" with the muve plan, but said I could just continue using my unlimited plan at $55 instead of switching to the muve plan at $65. Obviously, I opted to stick with my regular plan.
So, for existing customers, I would say you shouldn't have any problem keeping your regular smart phone plan at $55, and if the customer service agent balks, hang up and call back until you get one who knows what they're doing. I can't speak to new customers, but when I checked into activating the phone as a new customer online, it did honor the $55 rate for the muve plan, so I don't know if that's just a special deal linked to this particular phone or what, but I didn't end up going that route.
As for the phone itself, I love it!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
it keep turning off and on while u where on the phone and the it was data roaming at certain placesPublished 14 months ago by emon
Thought it would work but it was for pre-paid service only...not compatiblePublished 21 months ago by Regina M. Thurman
This phone is the worst one out there! The battery life is horrid and hasn't even lasted 6 months; buy a better brand.Published 23 months ago by Jason
Problem 1 was the phone was sent with the wrong charger. Contacted Amazon and they quickly refunded $10 to cover cost of of buying the right charger. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Julia Hassett
The price itself was a bit too much since all it is, is a standard android phone. Touch screen worked perfectly fine, taking pictures and recording videos weren't clear-cut quality... Read morePublished on February 6, 2014 by Mikko
The phone specifically stated it was for the Cricket phone plan and when my grandson went to activate the phone with Cricket, they said the phone had been flashed to Verizon and... Read morePublished on January 6, 2014 by Ruth Love