Motorola Renew W233 Prepaid Phone, Green (T-Mobile)
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- World's first mobile phone made using plastics comprised of recycled water bottles--case is 100 percent recyclable
- Pay for just the minutes you use with no annual contract--easy refill via Internet or prepaid cards
- Handsfree speakerphone; text and picture messaging; MP3 player; CrystalTalk technology reduces background noise
- Up to 9 hours of talk time, up to 432 hours (18 days) of standby time
- What's in the Box: handset, battery, charger, quick start guide, user manual
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- Size (LWH): 3.84 inches, 1.91 inches, 0.94 inches
- Weight: 4.16 ounces
- Network Compatibility: GSM
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 390 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 200 hours
- Battery Type: Lithium Ion
The Motorola W233 Renew is made of 100 percent recycled materials - namely plastic water bottles - and energy efficient charger. The eco friendly Renew features an MP3 player, microSD memory card slot good for up to 2GB, CrystalTalk technology, T9 predictive text, MMS and SMS text messaging, and speakerphone.
Stay in touch with all your contacts and keep your busy life organized with the Motorola Renew W233, and pay the way you want with prepaid and postpaid calling plans from T-Mobile Pay As You Go. You'll get all the communication features you expect from Motorola while reducing your carbon footprint. Not only is the plastic housing of Renew made from plastics comprised of recycled water bottles and 100 percent recyclable, but it is also the world's first carbon neutral phone.
The Motorola Renew is the world's first mobile phone made using plastics comprised of recycled water bottles.
T-Mobile Pay As You Go Prepaid Service
T-Mobile prepaid plans give you wireless access with less commitment, so you can pay--and talk--as you go. With no annual contract, no credit check, and no monthly bill, prepaid plans are a simple, direct way to go mobile. There are many ways to conveniently refill your T-Mobile Prepaid Plan so that you can stay continually connected with the people who matter most, including using web2go directly from your phone, via the T-Mobile web site, or using refill cards available at over 90,000 locations nationwide.
With Pay As You Go, you get wireless service exactly how you like it--there's no long-term contract, no credit checks, and no surprises. Add $100 in refills with Pay As You Go and you'll become a Gold Rewards customer, which gets you 15 percent more minutes on all refills and your minutes won't expire for a year after the time you refill.
You can also pay only $1.00 per day for unlimited nights and unlimited nationwide calling to any T-Mobile number. All other domestic calls you make are just 10¢ per minute.
T-Mobile includes the following services with this T-Mobile Pay As You Go phone:
- Nationwide long distance (including calls to Alaska and Hawaii)
- National roaming on the T-Mobile USA network
- T-Mobile web2go (free shopping for HiFi Ringers, MegaTones, wallpapers, and more; not available on all devices)
- VoiceMail, caller ID, call waiting, three-way calling
- Free e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Text messaging ($0.20 to send, $0.20 to receive)
- Picture messaging ($0.20 to send or receive)
- Download ringtones and wallpaper (prices vary)
- Download games and applications (prices vary)
- 411 & More directory assistance ($1.49 per call plus airtime)
- International dialing to over 150 countries (international rates apply)
- Prepaid international roaming rates
It's also compatible with T-Mobile's myFaves service, which allows you to call up to five of your most common contacts--on any network, even landlines--without using any of your minutes. Learn more about myFaves from T-Mobile.
If your eco-conscience has been nagging you lately, the environmentally responsible Motorola Renew was designed for you. The phone made from 25 percent post consumer recycled plastics, and its plastic case is 100 percent recyclable. It's also the world's first carbon neutral phone. Through an alliance with Carbonfund.org, Motorola offsets the carbon dioxide required to manufacture, distribute and operate the phone through investments in renewable energy sources and reforestation. The phone has earned Carbonfund.org's CarbonFree Product Certification after an extensive product life-cycle assessment.
A no-frills communicator, the Renew is a great mobile voice and text/picture messaging companion.
A no-frills communication partner for your on-the-go lifestyle, the candybar-style Renew has a 1.6-inch LCD screen (128 x 128 pixels, 65K colors) and a standard alpha-numeric keypad. Sitting between the keypad and display are a four-way navigator, send/end keys, two soft navigation keys, and a dedicated digital audio player key. The phone has a small amount of internal memory--enough to store 500 contact entries as well as ringtones and other information--and it can be expanded via optional MicroSD memory cards (up to 2 GB in size). The phonebook can store multiple numbers per contact entry and is compatible with ringer groups as well as photo/ringer ID. Other features include the most recent 10 dialed/received/missed phone calls, a protected USB port on the right side, and a protected headphone jack (2.5mm) on the left side.
Motorola's innovative CrystalTalk technology automatically accounts for background noise during a call and adjusts the audio quality based on ambient noise conditions to provide the optimal conversational experience. CrystalTalk also reduces the volume of the background noise picked up by the microphone during a call, making it possible to be more easily heard over the phone while in a noisy environment.
Other features include:
- GPRS data connectivity
- Handsfree speakerphone
- Polyphonic and MP3 ringtones
- Vibrating alert
- Digital audio player compatible with MP3 files
- Tools: Alarm clock, calculator, calendar, voice memo
- Downloadable games (Java MIDP 2.0)
- Web browser (WAP 2.0/xHTML)
The Motorola Renew weighs 2.93 ounces and measures 4.37 x 1.77 x 0.58 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 9 hours of talk time, and up to 18 days of standby time. It runs on the 850/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS frequencies.
Top Customer Reviews
I like that you can check your voicemail using a landline....easy, convenient,and no paying for minutes.
I like that you can add contacts to the phone using My Tmobile online: Add Contacts. Very easy to do,
I like that you can check your minutes using your landline or the computer.
The 1000 minutes for 100 bucks is great and look forward to not getting a 40 buck bill from sprint each month.
I got a gel skin for the phone which gives it some heft and protects it....covers most of the green...which I do like, but like the blackbetter with the green showing just a wee bit.
It's a fun phone. I don't use it for music...have an ipod. I just can't get over what a great deall lthe whole thing is.
The only bad thing is tmobilel's cust. service....it sucks....bad. Hopefully I willnever have to call lthem.
It works. It makes calls. Calls are clear. It was a cheap filler phone and I'll hang on to it for that purpose again. There's a music player which works well.
There are two fun games included with it--sodoku and tetris--which work well and don't seem to be 'demos'.
The not great but dealable:
No bluetooth, no email client. It's a cheap phone, so not having those things wasn't unexpected but I realized how much I'd grown to like both of those things.
The memory expansion card is underneath the battery--not very convenient.
The battery itself is a REALLY tight fit...I've never had one which is so hard to remove (which makes dealing with the memory card more of a pain than I'm used to.
The not so great stuff that I didn't like about the design which goes beyond the it's 'it's a basic phone' explanation:
The headphone jack isn't a 'standard' one...and the included earbuds are utter crap so I've really missed my stereo bluetooth ones. It's a shame because the music player itself isn't bad.
The photo viewer is a disappointment. Pictures don't fill the screen well and take forever to load. Waste of time.
Perhaps the most significant is that I've had a LOT of phones and this has the tightest, most uncomfortable key configuration. The buttons seem hard to press and my hand cramps up. I'm not a texting maniac but I REALLY hate texting on this phone (and I've never thought about it before).
I can't figure out how to turn off the annoying little jangley chirpy sound when I plug or unplug it in to charge. Annoying when that wakes up my husband late or in the morning.
Its durability recalls phones of times past ... I have dropped it from three meters with no change in functionality, and partially submerged it in liquid and it still functions beautifully.
Add to all of this, that it represents at least an attempt by the electronics industry to use recycled components and minimize the carbon footprint of their operations, I think this is just a swell handset.
Basically, the battery fit in the phone and I can turn the phone on. But there is no way to fit the back slip on with the thick battery in the place.
I have to return it. Still waiting for response from the seller.
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