T-Mobile Sparq Prepaid Phone (T-Mobile)
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- Affordable messaging phone with slide-out full QWERTY keyboard and access to instant messaging services
- Pay as You Go lets you stay connected with no monthly payments, no hidden fees
- VGA camera/camcorder; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD expansion; personal organizer tools
- Up to 11 hours of talk time, up to 500 hours (20+ days) of standby time; released in September, 2011
- What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, quick start guide
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- Size (LWH): 2 inches, 4.5 inches, 0.5 inches
- Weight: 3.84 ounces
- Network Compatibility: GSM
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 390 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 200 hours
- Battery Type: Lithium Ion
T-Mobile Sparq Prepaid Phone (T-Mobile)
An affordable and reliable messaging phone, the T-Mobile Sparq makes staying connected to your friends and family has never been easier. Send text messages and browse the web with the full QWERTY keyboard. Enjoy great entertainment options like a music player and an FM radio.
And with prepaid and postpaid calling plans from T-Mobile's No Annual Contract, you'll be able to pay the way you want without being tied down to a monthly contract (learn more about prepaid services below).
The built-in Palringo Instant messaging (IM) app allows you to chat with other people using Palringo account. You can also connect to other popular IM services through Palringo, like Yahoo, AIM, GG, ICQ, Google Talk, iChat, and more.
Other features include Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, a VGA camera for still photos and video capture, memory expansion via optional microSD memory cards, phonebook with up to 1,000 contacts, and up to 11 hours of talk time.
The T-Mobile Sparq weighs 3.85 ounces and measures 4.3 x 2.0 x 0.7 inches. Its 670 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 11 hours of talk time, and up to 500 hours (20+ days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS frequencies.
What's in the Box
T-Mobile Sparq handset, rechargeable battery, charger, quick start guide
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.
Top Customer Reviews
The phone itself is in good condition my daughter likes it and the slide out key board.
With a pay as you go plan, you're not going to hang out on the WWW or do a lot of heavy calling/texting. So I need a basic phone with keyboard - inexpensive is a plus.
Well, this Sparq phone satisfies my needs very well. I like the fact you can enter text messages in either horizontal (landscape) with the slider out, or verticle (portrait) with the slider in, and flip between while composing the same message... that's pretty cool.
Another big plus is the ability to program commands to six keys on the front - the four navigation key positions and the two softkeys. I agree with others who've complained about the menu system, and lack thereof. It is cumbersome, but this programmability can ease some of that pain. I can get to the main menu, camera, messages, contacts, profiles (these are phone command setups, i.e., mute the phone) and settings with one button push. These are the menu's I use most often.
OR... you can have a Widget bar that is also a quick way to get to certain points in the menu system. 5 keys, only three programmable tho.
The keys are small as this is a small phone. They are no better or worse than any other small phone I've held. Key presses are distinct and feel positive when pressed.
All in all, a very good phone for this price point. Highly recommend for basic phone needs.
Also, the keyboard buttons are TINY. like, really really tiny. I am not a fan.
On the upside, it has an FM radio in it, plus a halfway decent mp3 player that you can use if you plug a microSD card into it. So it's not altogether a bad little phone. It just has some basic design flaws that make me not use it anymore.