- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 0.5 x 3.9 inches ; 4.5 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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- ASIN: B008PEDJ6A
- Item model number: Renue
- Average Customer Review: 78 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #298,679 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories) Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
- Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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AT&T Pantech Renue P6030 Cell Phone - 3G, GSM, Qualcomm QSC 6270 Processor, 3.2" Display, QWERTY Keyboard, 3MP Camera, 185MB Internal, 256MB RAM, Bluetooth, microSD, AT&T NAVIGATORNetwork Type: GSM
Fulfill your messaging needs with the Pantech Renue – a durable phone featuring both a touch screen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
Renue features a 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen and three customizable home screens (view larger).
Designed for an Active Lifestyle
The Renue features both a 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen and full QWERTY slide-out keyboard for those who prefer a physical typing experience. The sleek design fits easily in a pocket or purse, and is tailored to your active lifestyle with its dust-, sand-, temperature-, humidity-, and shock-resistant build.
With smart features like Power Saver, the Renue optimizes battery use and utilizes less energy. The housing is also made from 31% recycled materials.
Stay Connected on the Go
Perfect for frequent-texters, the Renue supports text, picture and video messaging, as well as mobile e-mail. A 3-MP camera with video record makes the Renue great for capturing life on the go and, with quick links to Facebook and Twitter, you can share every moment. Plus, the AppCenter provides access to a full catalog of games and applications.
AT&T Network Features
AT&T Navigator: This premium GPS navigation application includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options, and 3D moving maps (additional charges applicable). AT&T Navigator offers several other features to make your commute more enjoyable and reliable. You'll be able to find the closes ATM, restaurant, gas station, Wi-Fi hotspot and more with over 10 million business listings.
AT&T FamilyMap: Locate any phone indoors or outdoors on the AT&T Network. FamilyMap provides peace of mind by being able to conveniently locate a family member from your wireless phone or PC and know that your family's information is secure and private. Want to verify that your child arrives home from school each day? Set up a Schedule Check to automatically get location information sent to you via text message or e-mail.
The Pantech Renue weighs 4.5 ounces and measures 3.89 (H) x 2.49 (W) x 0.47 (D) inches. Its 1000 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3 hours of talk time, and up to 240 hours (10 days) of standby time.
What's in the Box
Device, battery, USB cable, wall charger, quick start guide
The Pantech Renue is a quick messaging phone with a touch screen and slide-out full QWERTY keyboard (view larger).
Design and Hardware
Communications & Internet
| High-speed data connectivity via AT&T's 3G mobile broadband data network: The dual-band 850/1900 MHz 3G network provides up to 3.6 Mbps of download speed, making it possible to enjoy a variety of feature-rich wireless multimedia services, and it gives you the advantage of offering simultaneous voice and data services. |
In areas where the 3G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the AT&T EDGE network, which offers availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways. Providing average data speeds between 75-135Kbps, it's fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services, including full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and email on the go.
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Top customer reviews
To sum it up - here is a list of the things I like vs. the things I don't.
-being able to mass-delete messages (when you hit delete, checkboxes appear & you can select all, or only the ones you wish to delete.
- when you text, there are two steps - you get to 'preview' the message before sending it. I like this because it keeps me from accidentally sending something before I'm ready - but this may be annoying for some people.
-has a full, slide-out qwerty keyboard
-all screens are fully customizable - you can change the 'wallpaper' for the lock screen, homescreens & even the menu background (though the menu background choices are a tad limited)
-can customize your font - I know that's not a big deal, but I found it fun :)
- if you miss/ignore a call, a box pops up offering you the option of calling back or sending a message to the caller (pretty handy if you want to let the person know you'll call them back when you can)
-touchscreen is pretty responsive - just a tad slower than my smartphone was. Incidentally, I haven't had any trouble accidentally hanging up on people because the send/receive touch-keys are too sensitive. I DO have to be careful when answering a call and removing the phone from my pocket - it WILL reject a call if I accidentally touch the reject touch-key. I've learned to adjust for this by simply making sure to grab my phone by the sides & have virtually eliminated that problem.
-love being able to create my own shortcuts & customize my menu screen to act like a bookmark. I don't even use the homescreens, I just put everything I use most on the main menu screen and they're quickly accessed by hitting the menu shortcut on the main homescreen - simple.
- easy to connect to your computer via the included usb cable/charger
- LOVE the pc suite available for free from Pantech. Very easy to use - I transferred ringtones (which the standard ringtones were nice, I just wanted some of mine) & pics from my old phone with ease. I did have to manually enter my contacts (since I didn't want to bother going into an at&t store) and that too was a breeze, using the pc suite - I just typed in the info on the computer and it saved it to my phone. Very nice feature, since typing them in with the phone keyboard would have been tedious at best.
-the screen is large & bright with nicely designed icons.
- calls are clear, sound-quality is great - seems better than my old phone, as does the volume - can easily hear it if I leave it lying about the house
- love the fact that you can set 'profiles' for indoor/outdoor and at a touch can select which one you want & it will automatically change the volume/vibrate settings for calls & texts, to the selected profile
- can assign individual ringtones to your contacts
- it is an overall good size - not too big for my pocket, but large enough to be comfortable talking & texting.
- SPECIAL NOTE: I have not had trouble with the battery life - it typically lasts me a couple of days before needing re-charged. I was curious due to other reviews on here & let it run without charging to see how long it would go. It lasted nearly 3 days with normal use (calls & texts). What I noticed, is that the battery icon has only 3 bars - when it gets down to one, you automatically assume that it needs charged - as my old smartphone would get down to a small bar & then turn red and I knew it was time to charge. This phone, stays at one bar for a quite a while, then the bar disappears rather than changing color, to let you know it needs charged. Weird, for those of us who have had smartphones, but that's what it does. Perhaps other reviewers have received faulty batteries?
- the price was right, (a penny with contract) since my old phone had taken an unexpected bath, thanks to my six-year-old and hadn't been quite the same since, lol.
- this isn't really about the phone, but rather the service via Amazon. I had no trouble renewing my contract and paid only a penny (the phone was listed for $50 upgrade, with contract on att.com) and amazingly - Amazon got it to me NEXT day - and that was with free shipping. Wow. A new sim-card was also included at no charge.
What I don't really like:
- no wi-fi
- not a very large capacity for text messages - though I went a full week without having to delete messages, so it's not really a big issue for me. For a heavy text-er, this could be annoying though. At least deleting messages is simple and non-time consuming.
- keys on the slide-out keyboard are on the slick-side, making it a little frustrating if you tend to type with your fingernails as I do (my old phone was tiny - an Hp veer, so I got used to typing that way). I am getting more accustomed though. :)
- would have preferred actual send/receive buttons instead of the touch-buttons, but if you are careful as I mentioned above, it's not really an issue.
- the screen is very smooth & shiny - shows every smudge (I am getting some screen protectors though, so that should help)
- the build seems a bit on the flimsy-side to me - very light-weight, Hence I will be purchasing a case to add some durability.
- not much variety in cases to choose from - just your standard clip-ons, so I am not very impressed with that.
Overall, I rated this phone a five-star, not because I 'love it' - but because I do like it and I believe that as a basic phone, it's a winner. Very nice design & features. It's just so annoying that if you don't want to pay for data service, you have to go to a 'dumb' phone. Anyway, for a 'dumb'phone - this one's pretty smart :)
The only bad thing about this phone... it doesn't work. I've had it for a month and the battery has been garbage since day one. In the beginning, it would randomly turn off. So annoying. Now, it doesn't turn on AT ALL. I will charge it and it will tell me full battery. Right after I unplug it - won't work at all. Horrible. I really, really, REALLY loved this phone when it did work. AT&T won't do anything about it and neither will Pantech. Amazon wouldn't let me return it after 30 days, so basically just a huge headache and waste of money. Bought an Htc One in the end and couldnt be happier.
The touchscreen isn't as insanely sensitive as some suggest - in a month or so of use, I haven't hung up on anyone by touching the phone to my face during a call (though the touchscreen becomes active every few seconds during a call, so you can use the keypad, say, if you were listening to voicemail and wanted to use the menu options). So, maybe it's possible, but not something I've had a problem with. The aspects of the negative reviews here that I was worried about are not problems for me and I can't imagine them being a problem. It's a decent little phone overall, especially if you're looking to skirt a mandatory data plan, but I do wish I'd known about the minor issues I mentioned here before buying, because I might've sought out a different phone from a maker I'm more experienced with so I could have the same expectations instead of finding these surprises.
Good alternative if you don't want a smartphone. After all, basic phones seem to be going the way of the dinosaur...extinct. So, the Renue is a good phone for handling the basics, talking and texting. It is possible to get on the internet and surf the mobile sites in 3G fairly well. For the random internet user, to maybe look up movie times or the weather, this phone is just fine. It's easy to use and has the versatility of a touchscreen and a slider. Plus, phone cases are dirt cheap and yes, you can buy one that still allows it to slide open.
Negatively, it is easy to miss calls by touching the touchscreen while removing phone from your pocket. For me, this was easy to remedy by just turning the phone screen inward while in my pocket. That way, I always grab the backside of the phone while removing it.