Kyocera TNT Prepaid Phone (Virgin Mobile)
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- TNT! Soft Touch Flip Fone - Black or Blue - Check Listing Details for Color
- Integrated Speakerphone Voice Recognition
- Spanish Language Support Openwave 7.2 Browser
- CDMA Network Compatibility No Annual Contracts
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Top Customer Reviews
The TNT has a nice sized screen, with good contrast for use in bright or dark environments. The earpiece and conference speaker are easily configured, whisper quiet or loud enough to hear while driving. The external screen is clear enough that I can see who's calling, at a glance. The extra features like the text and voice memos, calendar scheduler, multiple alarm clocks, world clock, calculator and so-on are welcome additions, since they're easy to use. SMS text messaging is quick and simple with the very responsive keypad and Tegic T9 "easy input" option, even when wearing riding gloves. There were plenty of after-market cases that fit the phone like a glove. Voice dial worked, though I don't regularly use it because the regular contact list, with "frequent listing" turned on, works great. It can be charged with the included charger, inexpensive after-market chargers, or micro-USB cable (I haven't attempted data transfer yet, via bitpim, but I may try eventually). With a good signal, I can go days in standby without recharging.
Sound quality is fair-to-good - a step above the VM Switch Back, Aloha, K10, Shorty, and Party Animal, and equal to the Slice, Flare, and Wild Card (all the VM phones I have owned or used). The default ringtones are very sparse, and none too enjoyable, but I don't mind.Read more ›
That said I needed a solid phone. By solid I mean one that has stable software/network and functions well. This phone fit the bill and lived up to every expectation except one, my alarm doesn't quite work properly. The phone has the basic menus and settings you would expect. It is easy to navigate and the rubbery texture is the nicest of any phone I've owned.
However it's not completely flawless. Many of the other reviews are correct in that the outside display is very small and if you use your phone as your watch like I do then you may find it hard to view the time without your glasses on. The speaker phone can be a bit hard to hear sometimes and a bit tingy but the phone costs $20 the fact that it has speakerphone at that price is something I found amazing.
It's construction feels cheap but durable. I fully expect this phone to last a good long time. It is thin and light too.
All in all I'm delighted with this product a few minor tweaks and they will have a real gem in the next model they bring out.
4 out of 5
"I got my money's worth."
Yeah, that's a pretty good summary.
This phone is obviously not targeted at today's youth, mostly because most kids today don't like flip phones (I certainly don't). Still, even with that in mind, I myself found things about it that were enjoyable. For instance, the keypad is absolutely excellent for texting because of how big and spaced out the buttons are. What's more, it comes in some really neat colors (most notably brown, or as Virgin Mobile calls it, "Espresso"). Honestly, if this phone had a camera, I would have to bump it up to 4 stars.
My mom's (and my) only major gripe was that it seems to text slowly. By that I mean that a sent text seems to take awhile to be sent. She texted me earlier and it took around 3 or 4 minutes for me to get it. I don't know if that's the phone's problem or not, but whatever. I'm just saying. :D
Overall, this is a 3-star phone. If it had a camera, I'd boost it up to 4, but what are ya gonna do?
This is a good first phone for those who have resisted cell phones up to this point: your gramma, your Luddite friend, me. It's also good for kids, since there is only so much they can do, and they can't use up your calling plan on a single trip to the mall. Because it's prepaid, I also recommend it for anyone who doesn't want to be saddled with a service plan, or anyone who doesn't want to share their credit information with outsiders.
This is not a sexy phone, and will not impress the hip kids on your block. But it's useful, cheap, durable, and handy. If those are the only virtues you really need, this may very well be your phone.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was every thing I expected and wanted. Simple functional easy to carry in a shirt pocket.Published 10 months ago by Kenneth G. Blair
My grandma asked for this because her last one broke. She said she loves it because it is very simple without a whole lot
"fancy hoopla". Read more
I needed something a little better than the really old phone I'd bought years ago for emergencies and got something much better for great price. Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by Pat Goodwin
PPhone worked for 3 days then ear speaker went and you had to talk on speaker the whole time. woyldnt recommend it.Published on January 13, 2013 by aavigrl2011
My mom had this flip phone for years and Really liked it. It was accidentally broken so I replaced it for her. This was the last one in stock that I found glad to get itPublished on November 27, 2012 by nickelmac
this phone is great for what I need it for; to make and recieve phone calls. I don't need a camera or everything data, which it doesn't have. Read more
Good durable, small phone you can knock around. It has a rubberized cover on it that I like a lot. The keypad is a membrane which I now prefer over separate keys. Read morePublished on November 18, 2010 by Andrew Titus
You get what you pay for. VirginMobile (owned by Sprint) markets this phone along with others to what it thinks is a hip young crowd with little money. Read morePublished on August 2, 2010 by Sam Gummy