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Samsung Restore Prepaid Phone (Virgin Mobile)

by Samsung

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  • 2.4-inch LCD screen and slide-out full QWERTY keyboard
  • Turn by turn directions with GPS using Virgin Navigation
  • Fully customizable home screen with One Click
  • Fast 3G connectivity
  • What's in the Box: Samsung Restore handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 256 MB microSD memory card, quick start guide
  • 2.66" LCD screen and slide-out full QWERTY keyboard
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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 3.94 inches, 1.97 inches, 0.79 inches
  • Weight: 3.52 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: CDMA
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 2 x 0.8 inches ; 3.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004Y041ZC
  • Item model number: Restore
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,834 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

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Offering the perfect blend of technology and design, the Samsung Restore for Virgin Mobile allows you to go green without sacrificing the advanced mobile communication features you love. With a hardware casing containing 27 percent post-consumer recycled plastic, an Energy Star Version 2.0 qualified energy efficient charger, and packaging that is 100 percent recyclable, the Restore has many elements that make it sustainable.

Virgin Mobile Samsung Restore

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But more than just carrying your green cred in your pocket, the Samsung Restore is a feature-rich messaging phone with a side-sliding full QWERTY keyboard and quick access to social networks as well as a mobile multimedia powerhouse. And with the intuitive One Click interface, you can customize the Restore with the things you use most like, including e-mail, TV, music, GPS navigation, and Web with Google Search.

Virgin Mobile Samsung Restore

The side-sliding full QWERTY keyboard makes it easy to send messages as well as personal and work e-mail. View larger

In addition to fast 3G speeds from Sprint's high-speed EV-DO network, you'll enjoy GPS navigation capabilities with Google Maps and Virgin Navigation. Stream music 24/7 from past and present Virgin Mobile Festival artists with Virgin Mobile Live. Studio tracks, exclusive Festival performances, and more--it's all free.

You'll be able to access all your personal e-mail as well as work e-mail from corporate servers via the Sprint Mobile Email Work service. Other features include a 2-megapixel camera/camcorder, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, microSD memory expansion to 32 GB (a 256 MB starter card is included), speaker-independent voice dialing, and up to 6 hours of talk time.

The Samsung Restore and its packaging are designed with environmentally responsible components:

  • The outer casing contains 27 percent post-consumer recycled plastic and the handset as a whole is 84 percent recyclable.
  • Restore meets strict RoHS standards and only has low levels of environmentally sensitive materials (PVC, BFRs, Phthalates, Beryllium).
  • The device is powered by an Energy Star Version 2.0 qualified energy efficient charger (level V); with standby power loss less than 30mW.
  • The packaging is 100 percent recyclable, featuring a cardboard box made from 70 percent post consumer materials and printed with soy ink.
  • The paper manual has been replaced with an online user manual, which users can access once the device is available this summer.

Vital Statistics

The Samsung Restore weighs 4.3 ounces and measures 4.6 x 2.1 x 0.6 inches. Its 1160 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6 hours of talk time. It runs on the 800/1900 CDMA/EV-DO Rev. 0 frequencies.

What's in the Box

Samsung Restore handset, rechargeable battery, charger, quick start guide.



Virgin Mobile Prepaid Pricing

With Virgin Mobile, you can pay only for the calling time you use. You can choose a monthly Beyond Talk plan with unlimited data and messaging and just the right amount of talk minutes for your needs.

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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).



Key Features



Featuring a 2MP camera with camcorder
  • Fast 3G connectivity thanks to Sprint's EV-DO, Rev 0 network
  • GPS using Virgin Navigation for turn by turn directions, and points of interest searches
  • 2.66-inch LCD screen (240 x 320 pixels, 262K color depth)
  • Slide-out full QWERTY keyboard
  • 2-megapixel camera with video capture capabilities
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profile--enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock.
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
  • Threaded SMS text messaging allows you to see the full conversation for each contact in a chat-like interface. Never send a reply to the wrong person again. Organized conversations make it easy to go back and see the history of any conversation
  • Web browser
  • Speaker-independent voice dialing enables you to say the name of any entry in your phone book and the number is dialed automatically without using the keypad. This feature is speaker-independent, so there is no need to train the phone to respond to any one person's voice. Receive an audible status report of your phone/s coverage and signal strength
  • Organizer tools including calendar, alarms, tasks, and calculator
  • Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off
  • Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC) with T3 rating
  • TTY compatible

Product Description

  • Fast 3G connectivity
  • Turn by turn directions with GPS using Virgin Navigation
  • Fully customizable home screen with One Click
  • 2.66" LCD screen and slide-out full QWERTY keyboard
  • What's in the Box: Samsung Restore handset, rechargeable battery, charger, quick start guide

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    I was very satisfied with the purchase I made.
    undecided
    There may be a hack, but it is not an easy to find hack since every website I visited about this said that this phone just doesn't support your own ringtones.
    airfirehorse
    That includes everything, talk text and even limited web, from time to time.
    Kaio

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Nicholus C. Turnbull on September 3, 2011
    I'm a heavy texter. I needed a physical keyboard. I wanted something cheap but fun. That being said there really wasn't any other choice on Virgin mobile for me.
    I've had mixed feelings for this phone over the month or so I've owned it.

    The phone is pretty awesome because it texts really fast, it has an OK camera, not great, but then again if a great camera was on your agenda you wouldn't even be looking here. Google maps on this phone came in pretty this summer on my job. I would get texts to random locations I needed to be at and plugging them into the Google maps on this for directions was pretty simple. The music player function is pretty cool as well
    I didn't give it all 5 stars because there is some lag when the keyboard slides open after some time using it
    What I don't like about this phone is the lack of games and ringtones. Virgin mobile continues to advertise this as a phone capable of using ringtones and it simply doesn't. Not a deal breaker though if you just want it for texting.
    I still love it though and would recommend it to anyone who wants something simple with good battery life. It's rather sexy looking, this phone, at night when the keys light up
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    24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Miksoko on July 8, 2011
    This phone is a nice, capable phone.
    It's attractive looking, has a nice camera, and internet capabilities.
    The internet is a bit slow, but so is the internet on my Kindle. 3G isn't perfect, and one can hardly expect it to be.
    A HUGE tip: DON'T USE THE PROVIDED CHARGER! The provided charger is a "quick-charge" which will ruin both the charger and battery in your phone by cracking the anodes due to overheating. I would suggest getting a standard Samsung charger, e.i., the one for the T369, or a Kindle charger, since they are all compatible.

    [...]

    It's a bit expensive, I know, but it will save you a bundle on a new battery, and/or phone when the current charger blasts it out of the water
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    22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By crudd13 on June 24, 2011
    Verified Purchase
    My dad bought me this phone for my birthday yesterday and we ordered it from amazon. I love how it is on the 3G network so it works fast! It is compatible with my old kyocera xtc chargers, as most samsungs are, and the screen and apps are all new and easy to use. The camera is great except that it doesnt zoom but the video camcorder does. I love how youtube works and how awesome this phone is! The keyboard is so much better than the xtc and my ipod headphones fit into the jack instead of the special phone headphones that the kyocera needed. It is not cheaply made at all but is still eco friendly! Highly recommend it!
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    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Chris on January 15, 2012
    Verified Purchase
    Okay, for what it's worth, this isn't a bad phone. BUT, as a modern day consumer, it lacks in a few areas. Here are my likes and dislikes.

    Like:

    Battery. It lasts about 2 days with moderate use. Just don't use the web or it will go down fast.

    Keyboard: This is a love/ hate. I like the form factor and the feel of the keys. But I wish they were farther apart so I could type faster.

    Screen: It's pretty large for a feature phone. 2.4 inches is decent and everything is pretty clear.

    Dislikes:

    Operating system. The Virgin Mobile menu system is pretty clean cut, but the messaging is a mess. The IM client could use a lot of work, and some of the options are confusing. The text folder isn't organized well. New texts aren't auto sorted to the top, but to when they were last texted by you, which leads to a lot of searching and scrolling. The New Alerts is like a notification area, but it's also a bit confusing. I don't like it.

    Camera: Terrible. No color and blurry. It doesn't even pass as 1.3 megapixels.

    Web: Not an HTML browser. Just some crappy mobile version that barely handles facebook and even navigating that is a chore. And it drains your battery in less than an hour. It's a waste to pay $35 for unlimited web if you can't even use it.

    Overall if you're fine with a basic calling/ messaging phone with not many bells or whistles, then this is a good phone. But if you're data hungry or want to take good pictures, look elsewhere.
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    16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By gwen cicone on September 13, 2011
    Bought this phone for my son for college. Had the phone one week and while charging the phone the LCD screen broke and had a large black spot in the middle with discolored area on the rest of the screen. Contacted Samsung support who said the phone was covered under warranty and to send in for repair which I did. We received no contact (email or phone) from Samsung for three weeks until we got an email saying the phone was being shipped back...unfortunately it was our broken phone. I called Samsung support again and they said the LCD screen was not covered under warranty and there was a charge to fix it and that they had emailed us the information. They never emailed us any info about any charges and when you check the warranty they never mention anything about the LCD screen not being covered. Lots of references to physical damage (which we did not have, never dropped it, hit it or tried to damage it) and water damage (again no water or moisture touched the phone). I tried sending an email detailing our problems, but the response I got was a "canned" response telling me to review the warranty and if I had a problem to contact support for directions on sending the phone for repair...everything I had already done! Bottom line Samsung support is abysmal and I now have a $70 paperweight.
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