- Size (LWH): 4.1 inches, 2.6 inches, 0.6 inches
- Weight: 3.52 ounces
- Network Compatibility: CDMA
Kyocera 2300 Prepaid Phone (payLo by Virgin Mobile)
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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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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.
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).
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.
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
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).
Top Customer Reviews
-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)
-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.
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Eh. I've upgraded. What is there to expect from a payLo phone?Published 5 months ago by Danielle Airaghi
junk retailer didnt scan code they put a block on it so u cant hook it up waste of moneyPublished 15 months ago by mark
The buttons were stiff and it was not user-friendly. I did not keep this product.Published 17 months ago by Aimee Minter