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Verizon Wireless Blitz Phone, Blue (Verizon Wireless)
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Verizon Wireless Blitz Phone, Blue (Verizon Wireless)

by Verizon
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 3.5 inches, 2.6 inches, 0.7 inches
  • Weight: 5.12 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: CDMA
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.6 x 0.7 inches ; 5.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Item model number: TXT8010VW
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Designed for the heaviest of texters, the Verizon Wireless Blitz comes complete with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and easy access to a dedicated My Messaging key, making it a breeze to blog or send messages. Compact and easily pocketable, it also features a large, brightly colorful 2.2-inch screen for easy web browsing. It's compatible with the V Cast Music and V CAST Music with Rhapsody services, which enables you to purchase songs through your phone, as well as Verizon's VZ Navigator GPS turn-by-turn direction service. Other features include a 1.3-megapixel still camera, Bluetooth connectivity for handsfree communication and stereo music streaming, MicroSD memory expansion, and up to 4.6 hours of talk time.

With the slide-out QWERTY keyboard, replying to instant and text messaging and sending emails is a breeze.
Verizon Service Options
The V Cast Music service enables you to download songs instantly to your phone, or purchase music through your PC and transfer the files to your phone. If purchased from your phone, you'll receive two copies of the song: a Windows Media Audio Pro Plus format at 64Kbps stereo is sent to your phone, and a Windows Media Audio 9 format at 160Kbps stereo is sent to your account in the V CAST Music online store for downloading to your PC. V Cast Music offers nearly 2 million songs, with more being added all the time.

Verizon's Mobile eMail gives you access to your Windows Live Hotmail, Yahoo Mail and AOL accounts so you can read, write, and reply. Access your address book, receive e-mail alerts and more, right on your Verizon Wireless phone. Getting on the Internet is easy using Verizon's Mobile Web 2.0 package, which allows you to read and send e-mails, exchange instant messages and view your favorite web content on your phone. Verizon's Get It Now wireless download service is also fully compatible with this phone. This pay-per-download service features application downloads, games and productivity tools. You can also personalize your handset with ringtone downloads using the Get It Now service.

With this GPS-enabled phone, you'll be able to access Verizon's VZ Navigator service (additional charges applicable) for voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions, heads-up alerts, local search of nearly 14 million points of interest in the US (such as landmarks, restaurants and ATMs), and detailed color maps. And Verizon's Chaperone service lets you easily locate your loved ones from your Verizon Wireless phone or PC in real time. After defining a zone, such as an area designating a school or summer camp, you'll be sent an alert via text message when the Chaperone handset enters or leaves the zone.

Phone Features
A text messaging powerhouse with a 2.2-inch screen--ideal for browsing the Web or checking e-mail--Verizon's Blitz slide smoothly up to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard to make messaging and mobile blogging a snap. In addition to mobile IM (instant messaging) capabilities, the Blitz provides access to personal email services such as MSN Hotmail, Yahoo! and AOL. With Verizon's Mobile Web, you can get customizable, enhanced wireless access to the latest in news, sports, weather and more. The phone can be expanded via optional MicroSD memory cards (up to 4 GB in size). It can store up to 1000 contact entries, and it features multiple phone number fields per entry as well as picture and ringer ID capabilities.

The Blitz also includes a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth stereo music streaming, and a digital audio player compatible with Verizon's V Cast Music service.
In addition to an integrated handsfree speakerphone, the Blitz provides Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity for communication headsets and other handsfree devices. With the A2DP Bluetooth profile, you can stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones.

The 1.3-megapixel still camera provides several resolution choices (from a maximum of 1280 x 960 to 160 x 120 pixels--perfect for sending via MMS) and features a self-timer and multiple color effects. It also offers a dedicated camera key and a self-portrait mirror.

Other features include:

  • Digital audio player with dedicated music key and the ability to create and manage playlists
  • Organizational tools: Calculator, calendar, alarm clock, world clock, notepad and stopwatch
  • Speakerphone with dedicated speakerphone key
  • Voice commands
  • Bluetooth version 2.0 with the following profiles: A2DP (stereo music streaming), AVRC (remote control), HFP (hands-free car kits), HSP (communication headsets)
  • Headset jack: 2.5 mm
  • TTY/TDD-capable
  • Hearing aid compatibility = M3

Vital Statistics
The Verizon Blitz weighs 5.1 ounces and measures 3.5 x 2.6 x 0.7 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4.6 hours of talk time, and up to 280 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 850/1900 MHz CDMA/CDMA2000 1xRTT frequencies.

Product Description

Verizon Pre-Paid UTStarcom Blitz TXT8010 Blue REFURB

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid replacement phone July 11, 2009
So we got on a 2 year contract, and I got the Blackberry 8130. Three weeks later, it gets washed in the washing machine. Friend gives me his Treo, which then stops working, and I'm out of a phone.

Head up to the Verizon store and they tell me that because I'm not due for a phone upgrade, the cheapest phone they could replace it with would be a no camera, no bluetooth, bare bones phone.. however let me tell you, it wasn't cheap.

Walking out disappointed, I look over at Target. Go in, buy the prepay-version Blitz for way less money, call them to do an ESN swap, *228, and presto: a fully-featured, awesome cell phone working fluidly with my contract.

I've owned a lot of smartphones in my day. Blackberry is usually my phone of choice, but I've had other various Windows Mobile and Palm devices. The Blitz has a refreshing and modern user interface, navigates seamlessly, and does not slow down or bug up. Call quality is solid, texting is great with the fully qwerty keyboard, and the added tools (calendar, most notably) have been really helpful for a guy used to more spendy phones!

Navigating around the mobile web has been the least impressive element of the Blitz, primarily because I'm used to 3G phones and browsers that render webpages better. However, Verizon charges half the cost for unlimited data on the Blitz vs the Blackberry, so the decrease there is made up for economically.

Other reviewers have complained about accidentally pushing buttons that lead them to data charges. I feel it important to note that all of the shortcut buttons are programmable. A few of the directional buttons lead to mobile web if touched because they are programmed this way by default. This can be easily changed in Settings. That said, this phone is best coupled with a data plan, anyway. There are too many cool features that would be going to waste without it!

I am very happy with my Blitz.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dont know why everyone else is having issues! July 1, 2009
I have owned this phone for a few months now. I don't have issues that the other posters are complaining off for example. Having to turn the sound down to alarm only? You do not have to do this. I use the alarm all the time with all other sounds turned am I supposed to know when someone is calling me if I turn them off.

When the phone is in the closed position the keypad is locked you must push ok to unlock it.

Dont carry the phone in your pocket and you wont have issues.

The pics are not great hey its only 1.3 megs. Yes people your are talking too can sound bad turn off the privacy setting and they will sound better.

Yes the keys are small but my 6'5 hubby whos paws are huge has no problems once he got used to the phone.

Patience with your phones learn how to use them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't Lock Well, but GREAT battery July 16, 2011
By MMax
Ok. So i've had this phone for about 2 years now. My only complaint is that the screen locks, but to unlock hit the big "ok" button on the outside of the phone. This of course leads to strange things happening when your phone is in a pocket. I've had the phone put itself on the internet for hours without my knowing.

On the other hand, the keyboard is great, I love the size, it's very sturdy. The best part is the battery. When I first got the phone, my battery lasted for almost 2 weeks at a time. It's 2 years later and I still get 3 solid days (or more depending on usage). If you want a phone with long-lasting battery, get this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Phone August 25, 2010
By Hawkeye
This phone is great. It has a great keyboard (for those to whom this is important). The camera (again for those who care) is superb. The battery lasts forever and the phone is tough. It is not a camera nor is it a computer so anyone down-rating this phone because it doesn't reach their typing or photography desires is buying the wrong tools. This phone does everything it does, as well as any phone on the market plus it looks great and has a small footprint.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long lasting January 18, 2011
By malobu2
I've had this phone for almost 3 years now and there isn't anything truly wrong with it. I thought that it has treated me well and I still don't want to get a new phone, and I bet it'd last another year or two at least. After about a year and a half, since I had dropped my phone a few times, now it'll turn itself off and on again if I drop it on it's face. However, I feel that this is normal for an older phone. Another problem is that when I have my phone on no sounds or alarm only, my volumes are still high. I think that it is only a glitch for my phone, though, because I'd never heard anyone's else's phone do this.
I don't use the internet or navigator, but I'm sure those would work fine. The only disadvantage I have with it is the camera, but I have learned to watch out for what mega-pixel's are and won't make the same mistake again.
But if you're looking for a simple phone, this one will last you for years.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid, reliable phone June 24, 2010
By Lee
I got this phone because my previous phone had died and Verizon was phasing it out - they didn't even carry replacement batteries for it any more. The Blitz is a great phone if you are simply looking to make calls and text. It survived my first year of college with no incidents, save for a small scratch on the bottom where it fell out of my pocket while I was biking. And yes, if you don't reset the shortcuts on the center rocker, it will try to connect to the internet and do all sorts of strange and unwanted things, but resetting the shortcuts is easy enough.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent phone
Clean image on the screen, loud speaker for alerts. Not much good for a phone.. to be used a phone. Made every phone call sound as if speaking from a well.
Published on January 23, 2012 by Jennifer
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great phone!
I have had this phone for at least 3 years and I have never had a problem with it. My husband has the same phone and he said he had trouble with it accessing the internet when in... Read more
Published on June 6, 2011 by hippieprincess
1.0 out of 5 stars If I could give it a 0 I would.
Ok so it's compact, it's good for texting and it's cheap.. BUT When you close the phone it locks.. except that the unlock button is the large OK button on the OUTSIDE of the phone. Read more
Published on October 12, 2010 by Claire Bear
1.0 out of 5 stars horrible phone
my parents got me this phone a year ago and we went in to get it fixed 4 times in one year DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!! it is the worse phone ever
Published on July 22, 2010 by unhappy
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Reliable Phone
I have had my Blitz for an entire year. I have had NO trouble whatsoever with it. It has survived my first year of college and been dropped onto concrete too many times to count. Read more
Published on May 10, 2010 by S. Shivers
1.0 out of 5 stars No battery life for this banana:
I very much regret buying this phone. It is too slippery to hold on to. It easily unlocks itself and activates web contact because the central button it too easy to touch by... Read more
Published on May 1, 2010 by Dr. Bob
1.0 out of 5 stars On my 4th replacement
I thought my cobra radar detector was a POS until I bought this phone. 6 months into the contract and I'm on my 4th replacement phone because all the others just keep shutting... Read more
Published on January 8, 2010 by Stephen Csicsek
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a smart phone, more of a phone with a GED
As a more "mature" phone user, I wanted a phone that would allow me to do some texting with my daughter, but wasn't interested in a full-blown smart phone. Read more
Published on September 17, 2009 by C. Ingersoll
1.0 out of 5 stars FRITZ
Sure looks nice, and seems ok at first. But then... You find out your OK button on the outside has approved your phone to take on a life of its own and hook up to the web, start... Read more
Published on August 12, 2009 by Victoria Parker
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