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Sanyo Taho Phone (Sprint)

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2 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 4 inches, 2 inches, 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 4.64 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: CDMA
  • Network Compatibility: AMPS
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 300 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 200 hours
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Product Description

Product Description

This flip style phone follows in the footsteps of other rugged clamshell Sanyo phones like the SCP-7050 and PRO-700, adding 2-megapixel camera, memory card slot and music player. This cell phone features a tough outer shell with rubber sidings that protect it against dust, shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, rain, and submersion up to 1 meter deep. This rugged cell phone is also equipped with 3G data, MP3 music player, and Bluetooth compatibility. **This phone does not require a data plan for use** This used product is in good cosmetic condition, it reflects moderate use, and displays some scratches and/or blemishes. This product has been carefully audited, is certified to be 100% functional, and ready for activation.

Designed to stand up to the harshest environments with military-grade toughness, the versatile, 3G-enabled Sanyo Taho meets Military Specifications 810G for dust, shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, blowing rain and immersion. Perfect for rugged outdoor work, this clamshell handset supports applications including Sprint Navigation and Sprint Family Locator.

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The Taho's ergonomic shape is covered in a non-slip Dura-Grip texture to ensure a solid grip, and it as both a 2-inch QVGA internal display and 1-inch monochrome external display. It supports autonomous GPS and Java multitasking for third-party location-based services. For workplace or family settings, the Taho can restrict incoming and outgoing voice calls with password protection, disable both the camera and Web access, and lock the phone's GPS functionality on so the phone's location can always be tracked.

When the worksite is in the rearview mirror, you can entertain yourself with web browsing, Sprint TV, and music features. Capture pictures and videos on the fly with 2.0-megapixel camera/camcorder and store photos, documents, music files, and more on optional microSD memory cards up to 32 GB in size (a 1 GB card is included).

Other features include Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, support for web-based personal e-mail services, multimedia player, and up to 6.1 hours of talk time.

Meets rugged military standards--perfect for tough outdoor work sites.

External display for current time and incoming calls.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Fast 3G connectivity thanks to Sprint's EV-DO, Rev 0 network
  • GPS using Sprint Navigation for turn by turn directions, and points of interest searches, plus autonomous GPS and Java multi-tasking.
  • Meets rugged Military Standard 810G standards for dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain. and immersion. It's immersible for up to 30 minutes in up to one meter (3.28 feet) of water.
  • 2-inch internal color display (240 x 320 pixels; 262K color depth) with 1-inch external monochrome display for viewing incoming calls, current time, and more.
  • Standard alpha-numeric keypad
  • 2-megapixel camera/camcorder with digital zoom and dedicated side button.
  • Multimedia player for audio (AAC/AAC+/MP3/WMA) and video (H.263/MPEG4/WMV) playback.
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.0) includes communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profiles--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 (1 GB card included).
  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text (with threaded view) and MMS picture/video
  • Mobile web browser (WAP 2.0)
  • Organizer tools including voice memo recorder, alarm clock, calendar, to-do list, calculator, stopwatch, countdown timer, and world clock
  • Speaker-independent voice-activated dialing
  • Bilingual user interface (English and Spanish)
  • TTY compatible
  • Hearing aid compatible (M4/T4 rating)

Vital Statistics

The Sanyo Taho weighs 4.7 ounces and measures 4 x 2 x 0.9 inches. Its 1050 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6.1 hours (366 minutes) of talk time. It runs on the 800/1900 CDMA/EV-DO Rev. 0 frequencies.

What's in the Box

Sanyo Taho handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 1 GB microSD card, quick start guide

Sprint Services

Broadband-like 3G network: Supporting the EV-DO Rev. A high-speed data standard, this phone enables you to download and stream high-quality video, straight onto your phone. Where coverage is available, EV-DO Rev. A connectivity provides average download speeds ranging from 400 to 700 Kbps, with peak rates up to 2 Mbps.

GPS capable with Sprint Navigation: This GPS-enabled phone provides optional access to Sprint Navigation for driving directions on your mobile phone--by voice and onscreen. Along the way, turn-by-turn directions will be announced in a clear voice and displayed on your phone. For example, Sprint Navigation will say, "Go 1.2 miles and turn right on Elm Street." As you approach the turn, you will hear, "Turn right on Elm Street." Sprint Navigation also provides proactive traffic alerts with one click re-routing. And it's easy to find restaurants, banks, cafes, hotels and more from over 10 million points of interest across the U.S.

Sprint Family Locator: Locate family members anytime, anywhere from your phone or the Web without disturbing their activities. With Family Locator, you can locate your kids with interactive mapping, automatic Safety Check and a secure texting feature.

Sprint TV enabled: With Sprint TV, you can make your cell phone your always-on source for news, weather, sports and more. This comprehensive video service combines high-quality streaming audio and video from channels including the NFL Network, ABC, The Weather Channel, Fox Sports, E!, CNN, The Discovery Channel, and more.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 2 x 0.9 inches ; 4.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B004HFRN0Y
  • Item model number: Taho
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #250,650 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Customer Reviews

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If you have lots of friends texting you and your girl friend is constantly texting this is not the phone for you get a smart phone, it's pretty hard to text fast on these phone and search the web. Being that said, I was not looking for a smart phone I was looking for a tough phone that could take a beating and be very reliable and that's what I got. I have had it for 5 months now, you only have to charge once a week it holds it charge for ever I am a maintenance worker and I am alway's bumping against stuff laying ontop of my phone when fixing stuff, these phone takes a beating and it doesn't brake. Once I lost it and it was raining very hard and the phone didn't get damage it's water resistant. The reciption is very good, takes nice pictures haven't had to take the battery off like the other people in the reviews say. The best thing like I said, the phone won't be dieing on you because the charge almost last two weeks and that is a be plus in case of a emergency.
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Agree with the earlier reviewer in that this phone has software problems. My phone would randomly lock up and I could only reset it by removing the battery. Then the phone would randomly display a message that said something along the lines of "Phone has experienced a system fault and it restarting." I took the phone back for a replacement and the second phone is doing the same thing. I went back and the Sprint Store stated it is a known software problem and a fix "should be out soon." I have not been able to identify if there is anything in particular that causes the phone to lock up, but all I use it for is voice texting or internet, so at this point the phone fails for its basic purpose.

That said, once a fix is hopefully issued, the phone should fill my needs. It is a decent looking, rugged phone that has the features I need.
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I bought this phone because it seemed like a good deal and I need a rugged phone. It is a nice looking phone and the menues and features seemed fairly easy to learn. That being said, when I was connecting the phone to Sprint I was having problems getting it to connect. I contacted Sprint both online and by phone and worked with them for over an hour trying to get it set up, even they were having trouble getting it done. It turned out I was glad that happened because during this process I discovered I was having a very hard time hearing the operator over this phone and when I turned the volume up to max the voices were "Blurby" and distorted, I could not understand what they were saying at all. I returned it because it didn't work for me.
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I recently ordered new Sprint Taho phones for all of our company's shop employees and drivers, and I'm starting to regret the decision! For starters, several people have complained about a "feature" the phone has, where it will redial the last number called by pressing on the side button twice in a row. If the phone is in someone's pocket, it's way too easy to accidentally do this and make accidental calls! Worse yet, there seems to be no way to turn the function off!

More disturbingly though? About half of the people using these phone have started having issues where the phone acts like it has a dead battery and powers itself off, randomly. When this happens, the power button won't turn it back on again. You have to pull the battery out for a few seconds and put it back in, to get the phone to turn back on.

I tried to exchange one of these phones at my local Sprint store last week for this problem, only to find out that it's a known software problem with ALL of the Taho phones, and they don't have a fix yet! So basically, I can't recommend this phone to anyone until they get this resolved!

(On the plus side, these phones do seem to be relatively rugged, as advertised, and seem to run for a long time on a battery charge.)
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I bought this phone because the phone I had before was a Sanyo and I was very happy with it, wore out 3 of the same phones over 10+ years. Saw this and had basically the same menu operations so I didn't have to relearn how to use the phone. Other than that I have been very disappointed. Sound on the handset is poor, speakerphone is better but obviously not private. Has a much bigger screen so I thought the caller ID pics would be easier to see to ID my callers, wrong!!!!! The pictures are smaller than my thumbnail, they take up all of the screen with a stupid call menu instead. Caller ID pics are useless. Built to milspec but can't get 24hr time. Hard to find cases for it. Only one that works is the $20+ one from Sprint. Self dials in any other case or in your pocket. Camera is very poor, picture quality is fair, placement of the lens is right where your fingers want to be to hold the phone when you try to take a picture. One plus it has a micro SD card where you can back up your phone numbers and save your pictures. Could have been a great phone like it's predecessor but it's a loser instead. Buy something else.
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I have always had a phone similar to this one and had excellent results with each one. This phone has terrible reception. I purchased it a few months ago and have not been pleased at all. The persons to whom I am speaking sound like their voices are cracking at all times. This reception is the same whether or not I am close to the person I am calling or whether or not I am in town or country.

I would not recommend this phone.
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