|Motorola RAZR V3m Pink Phone (Verizon Wireless)
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Boasting support for Verizon Wireless' exclusive V Cast mobile content service, which is powered by EV-DO high-speed data technology, the RAZR V3m is the best RAZR yet from Verizon Wireless. The V3m also features a microSD/TransFlash memory card slot, a 1.3 megapixel camera, and a lot more goodies. But the big news is that the V3m supports Verizon Wireless' exciting music service, which lets you discover and jam out to tunes wherever you roam. And for those who love to make a statement, the RAZR V3m is now available in gorgeous pink.
Learn more about the RAZR V3m from Verizon Wireless.
Sleek and powerful: The V3m supports Verizon Wireless' amazing V Cast service, including V Cast Music. Learn more about V Cast Music.
The RAZR V3m's design takes the standard clamshell form factor to the next level with an impressive, fully-anodized aluminum construction. A large 176 x 220 color display with 65,000 colors dominates the inside of the top cover. The outside cover of the handset sports a supplementary 96 x 80 full-color display that can display caller ID pictures, time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. The 1.3 megapixel camera lens is housed above this display. Up/down buttons are placed on the left side for volume control.
Most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's backlit control pad, which is precision cut from a single sheet of nickel-plated copper alloy. A charging port and USB data cable port is placed on the bottom of the phone. The RAZR V3m also features 30 MB of embedded memory for storing pictures, videos and downloaded V Cast content, and you can expand your storage space with the phone's microSD/TransFlash memory card slot. Note that the phone does not have a 2.5mm headset jack, but a headset adapter is included in the box.
The RAZR V3m's internal phone book can hold up to 1000 contacts while the phone's picture ID system allows you to assign pictures to your most common callers. It also supports polyphonic ringtones as well as MP3 ringers, allowing you to use portions of your favorite songs to alert you to incoming calls. A number of ringtones come preloaded on the phone and more ringtones can be downloaded from Verizon Wireless' Get It Now service. For times when you want to be discreet, there's a vibrating alert. A built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear while voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names. Speaker-independent technology allows any speaker to dial numbers with the voice dialing system. And because the RAZR V3m is Bluetooth enabled, wireless headsets can be configured with the phone for total handsfree operation.
Messaging, Internet, and Tools
The RAZR V3m is a messaging and wireless Internet powerhouse. Support is built in for sending and receiving pictures, text, graphics, sound and video via messages. When used in combination with the phone's built-in still and video camera, MMS opens up a whole new world of messaging fun. There's also a built-in web browser for Verizon Mobile Web downloads and mobile web browsing. Verizon's optional Mobile Web package allows you to read and send e-mails and view your favorite web content on your phone. You can trade stocks online, compare prices while shopping, access flight information, get movie listings and find directions to the theater. iTap text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.
With support for the EV-DO high-speed data standard, the RAZR V3m is fully compatible with Verizon's V Cast service. With V Cast, you can download and stream high-quality video. Need news and weather? Get the latest Accuweather forecast delivered right to your handset, or stream CNN news headlines. ESPN sports updates, entertainment news from E!, and even Sesame Street content for the kids, are all available. V Cast also serves as a portal for enhanced 3D games, allowing you to have more fun with a new breed of realistic titles.
Verizon's music service is another EV-DO-powered service that makes the V3m all the more desirable. With V Cast Music, your phone is a music player, letting you jam out wherever you are. It's also a music store, and you can download songs instantly to your phone wirelessly. Save your songs to a memory card with a capacity that's right for you. You can even pause to take a call without missing a beat.
A number of handy software tools are bundled with the RAZR V3m including a voice memo recorder, a calculator with currency converter, a calendar and an alarm clock. The phone supports the SyncML PC synchronization standard, which can be used with Motorola's Mobile Phone Tools PC application to manage and synchronize contacts, calendar and other data with your PC.
Imaging and Entertainment
The RAZR V3m's 1.3 megapixel camera bridges the gap between phones and quality digital cameras. The camera is also designed to capture video, and there are night and self-timer functions. Embedded animated screensavers and full screen wallpapers are built-in so you can set up the RAZR V3m to suit your tastes. The RAZR V3m supports V Cast 3D games, as well as other 2D-based games, which are available from Verizon's Get It Now service.
EV-DO Wireless Broadband Coverage
Learn more about where EV-DO coverage is offered.
The Motorola RAZR V3m weighs 3.49 ounces and measures 3.90 x 2.10 x .57 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.33 hours of digital talk time, and up to 325 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the CDMA 850/CDMA 1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.
Note: The RAZR V3m supports the wireless headset and handsfree Bluetooth profiles, as well as serial port and dial up networking. It does not support Bluetooth object transfer (OBEX) profiles.
- EVDO high speed data access
- 1.3 megapixel digital camera with 4x digital zoom
- Integrated speakerphone with advanced speech recognition
- Bluetooth wireless technology enabled
- Includes: Standard Li-Ion Battery, Travel Charger, Headset Adapter and User's Guide
- never buy
I got this phone a little over a year ago april 07 and boy did i hate it i went thourgh three razors. The keypad is cheessey and it freezes in a middle of a call or sending a text message i constantly haded to take out the battery and put it back in. The battery life stunk i would leave it on all night and it would be dead the next moring so i finally upgraded to the lg env and it is the best.
WARING:NEVER BUY THIS PHONE!!!!!!!!!!...more info
- loved it to death
and when it died i couldn't get my numbers off it. all in all a good phone. sleek design, fun color. fun camera. easy to use. a classic....more info
- i miss my phone!!
i had this phone until about 4 days ago when i lost it :( i seriously dropped it about 8 times while i had it (like all-out, battery-falling-out drop), and it was fine each time. it always got good reception--way better than previous phones i had. it's also a very convenient size and can fit easily into small purses. i miss my phone....more info
- Wow, a phone that lives up to its hype.
I have had this phone for a little over a year and have to say I think it's still the best phone currently offered by Verizon. It's rugged enough to deal with life's daily hazards and also light enough to carry in your pocket.
The reception and voice clarity are second to none with voices coming in crystal clear just about everywhere. If you have the Razr with Verizon do what I did and go to the store to get it flashed to update it's UI. It operates much better with a better sounding music player and the whole phone operates much quicker. It also allows more customization like changing screen brightness and the wallpaper on the outside screen.
I don't know what people are saying about pour battery life because I can get about three hours fifty minutes talk time on a single charge. With normal use I get about two to three days use before a recharge is needed.
Sure, the Razr has been out for a while but it's still one of the best phones out there. I don't hesitate to recommend the Razr V3M and with the new update it makes the phone all that much better.
- Pretty in pink, but that's about it.
I lusted after this phone for a year till my contract was up and I could get it. My biggest, well, okay, one of my peeves, it you can't turn off the power up/down jingle when turning the phone off and on. The only way to do it is to manually push the ringer button to "off" each time before you turn it off, then remember to turn it back up when you turn the phone on. Way too much hassle. So if you're in a quiet room and want to turn your phone off/on, everybody hears it.
I also hate the red frame around the screen, you can't change it. The display color schemes are horrid, and it's hard to take a self portrait with the flip closed, the side buttons to activate the camera are hard to press and you end up with a blurry pic from pressing so hard you move the camera.
Sending a text message seems to take way more steps than it did with my old LG phone. Actually, I liked the features of my old LG VX6100 phone better, I miss the tip calculator and it was easier to navigate. At least in my opinion. I had to pay Verizon $10 to import my contact list cause I'm a dork and can't figure out how to do it myself, and all my speed dial numbers got scrambled and you can't change them back without deleting them all and re-inputting, which defeats the purpose of paying them $10.
All in all, basically, it's just a phone for show. I have a clear plastic bling case on it, and it looks cool. I don't download music and send many messages, plus I don't make or receive many calls on it, so I guess it suits the purpose. If you want bells and whistles, go elsewhere....more info
- eh, its alright
I have had this phone for almost 2 years. It has been an okay phone. I think the only real problems I have had with this phone is that recently there has been like a really loud clicking when it rings so I can barely hear the song over it, and then it will do that when I am on the phone also. I have never gotten any water in it or dropped it so I dont know why its making that noise. Also I hate how I cant change the front picture on the little screen, it is always red and I dont like that its red with pink, maybe im too picky but I wish I could change that.
Other than that its pretty sturdy and it lasted up till about a few months ago. I am going to upgrade soon but it has treated me well. The picture quality is pretty good as long as you are really still, otherwise it can be a little blurry...more info
- Don't buy this phone!
I have had my razr since January of this year. I loved the phone at first, it has great reception and clear sound. However a few months ago it started having problems charging. It says unauthorized charger...it is the one that came with the phone! I have to fight with it every night to charge and sometimes it doesn't. Luckily mine has pretty good battery life. The only time the battery dies quickly is when I am in an area that has no reception because the phone roams and searches for signal non-stop. Navigation is extremely slow; I push a button and wait a few seconds before the screen changes...SO annoying! I am getting a new phone this week, I have had enough....more info
- Poor sound quality
I had this phone for over 6 months before tossing it out due to poor sound quality. I could not hear and others could not hear me. My sister has the same problem with hers. The poorest quality phone I've ever purchased.
Much better quality phones are available for a lot less money. ...more info
- Battery? What battery?
Motorola's V3M has to have the worst battery ever. It seems that if the ambient temperature drops below 55 degrees or so, the battery is a goner. Last night I took a fully charged phone with me to watch the meteor shower, then camped out at about 8,500 feet. It couldn't have been too cold, but the battery died overnight again. It's irritating enough that this will be the last Motorola phone I use....more info
- decent phone
I ended up with this phone when I had my previous phone stolen and had to upgrade. I've had it for more than a year and so far haven't had any major problems. I do have issues with the voice mail sometimes(tells me no new messages when I know someone did leave one) and sometimes when I get a call it won't ring even when I have it set on the loudest setting possible but other than that it's a pretty good phone. The fact that it's pink doesn't hurt either!...more info
- LOVE this phone
I think this is a GREAT phone for several reasons. All of the functions are easy to use and understand so that you can begin using it right away without having to read an instructions manual for an hour first. Plus it's nice and slim and easily fits into any pocket or purse. And I dropped it SO many times and never once did it break, nor did the battery fall off. It barely even got scratched. But there are a few disadvantages too. First, the pink color is a little bit purple-ish, and not considered to be as nice as the pink razrs of other companies. Also, you have to pay A LOT for new ringtones, music downloads, phone to computer connectors, games, etc. But if you don't want those services or else don't mind paying a lot, then this is a great phone for you....more info
- One of the worst phones ever!!!!
My wife got this phone on the Verizon network and it worked great for about 2 months. After that, she started having problems. The main problems were that when making a call, after hitting SEND, the phone would either freeze up or would shout off. Either way, the only way she could get the phone to work again was to take the battery out and put it back in.
We took the phone to Verizon, and they did several software updates, none of which fixed the problem. We had the phone replaced 4 times by Verizon (that is, they could never get the phone to work and would just give us a new one). Same problem with all of the phones. I have talked with several friends that have RAZR phones, and they all have had problems with them.
Battery life was also very poor. Verizon said that they were trying to maximize battery life with software updates (the same ones I mentioned before). None of these updates fixed the battery life either.
I am happy to say that our phone problems are now over. Verizon finally gave up on replacing our RAZR's and allowed my wife to do an early upgrade. She bought the Samsung A990 (which has a built in 3.2 megapixel digital camera). She has had this phone for 2 months and far outshines the RAZR.
Overall, I would highly avoid getting a RAZR. If you are wanting a slim phone and have Verizon, I recommend the LG VX8600. ...more info
- Great phone with a couple problems
I've had this phone for 4 months now and I think it's pretty good. I don't use the Vcast and haven't bought any music so I don't know about that.
Great reception, I'm in Ohio and I called California with only 2 bars and could hear great.
Great picture quality, I love the zoom.
Durable, I've dropped it a couple times and it's still fine.
Easy to use menu, my mom has the same phone and know nothing about technology and has no problem using it.
Loud ringtones, even on the low.
Long battery life, I can go almost a week without charging.
Though I love the phone, I have had a few problems.
Sometimes certain buttons don't work. If I turn off the phone and turn it back on it works again. This might be because of it hanging off of my belt loop in 15 degree weather.
Voicemail. When I call to check it, it tells me to leave a message.
Wrong number calls. Almost immediately after I got the phone people called for whoever had my number before me. Including persistent creditors who didn't believe that I wasn't who they were looking for.
Quiet ringtones, I know I listed loud ones as a pro but the one my mom uses is really quiet even on the loudest setting.
I almost passed on this phone because of all of the bad reviews here but I love it and am glad I ignored them.
- Tickled pink!
I upgraded to the Motorola RAZR V3m back in July 2006. It was a vast improvement (true tones, camera, video, larger screen, voice activation, etc.) over my previous phone. And to top it off, it did not cost me a dime since I renewed my contract for two more years. From the very first day, I was tickled pink (no pun intended...okay I did intend it) about the features available with this phone. Do I use them all? No. I only really cared about getting a phone that allowed for true tones and had a camera. A few weeks into my new phone, the battery started losing power too quickly. I took it in to Customer Service and they replaced the battery. Problem solved. I am satisfied with the picture quality of the camera. If I want pictures with high resolution, I will whip out my digital camera instead. I only use the ringtones (vs. ringbacks) and hearing my favorite artists actually singing out of my phone each time I receive a call puts a smile on my face.
- Customer service disaster
DO NOT buy this phone unless you're willing to endure continuous calls from Verizon Wireless if you try to close your account.
Last week, shortly after telling Verizon's sales person I was switching to T-Mobile because their Customer Service is a disaster, I began getting three to five calls each day that hang up as soon as I answer. Doing a *69 revealed they were coming from 1-800-470-0768, Verizon Wireless' number. Calling a supervisor (Jasen) resulted in an apology and him putting me on their Do Not Call list, which he says won't take effect for 30 days. He also said this is a "known problem with Verizon's auto-dialer" for which Verizon has no solution. It's only noon and so far today I've gotten three calls from them, two hangups and another sales pitch to upgrade my phones and stay with Verizon Wireless.
I'd rather stick needles in my eyes....more info
- Really bad phone
The phone looks really cute, but it freezes all the time and always has random malfuctions. Battery life is really short. Do not buy this phone!...more info
- Worst phone I have ever had.
I know everyone is buying the RAZR phones because they are 'cool' compared to your average cell phone. But I cannot stress enough that this phone is a bad buy.
My experience has been that:
- It loses its charge very quickly, that is my main complaint. Especially if you leave it on in an area that it doesn't get reception in (ex: the subway) it seems to drain itself. If I unplug it from the charger in the morning and it goes through normal (if not minimal) usuage, it will be dead by the end of the day.
- The keypad is a pain.
- The camera isn't very good.
- When setting the phone to 'alarm only' it still lets calls that have been set to their own ringtone through.
- Some of the settings are difficult to figure out.
So, that's what I have to say about the phone. I would have rather just kept my not-as-stylish phone than have this one. So what if it wasn't hip and with it? It was much more reliable. But, the hype got to me, I wish I wasn't such a sucker for the colour pink.
- But what about the basics?
This is the worst phone of the more than half dozen that I've had and I'm returning it this weekend.
-It's cute and pink.
-I have received several messages of "Call failed" when attempting to put through calls that I've never had a problem placing in the same vicinity with my old phone.
-The phone can't ring and vibrate simultaneously when a call is coming in. It's either one or the other and the ringer is not loud enough and the vibration is not pronounced enough, so I'm always missing calls when I'm driving.
-When I had the address book transferred from my old LG, my speed dials were reassigned in some crazy, random way. In fact for each contact, EACH number was given a different speed dial number, WTF? So now I'm supposed to remember 115 speed dials? Why on earth would anyone want that? Normally, on other phones, each contact has _one_ speed dial number set at the default telephone number chosen by the user with the other numbers accessible by scrolling.
-For the life of me, I can't figure out how to reassign or delete the assigned speed dials. Several other people including a techie I know couldn't figure it out either. I shouldn't have to waste time calling customer service for this nonsense. Navigating through this basic feature should be very clear and simple.
-I'm not ecstatic over the flat keys.
-The pictures you take come out blurry and have low resolution.
Overall, this phone is a lot of hype and no substance. I'd recommend that you bypass this one. My daughter has a chocolate and the pictures are beautiful. She doesen't have any of the same problems as I do with this one.
Oh and I almost forgot to add, the user guide and verizon website are tremendous wastes of time. They really don't address use of the phone so much as the audio/video access options.
Call me old-fashioned but I'd like a phone that primarily makes and receives calls portably and conveniently. bells and whistles are nice but they should be secondary concerns, not the MAIN features of a phone.
- Worst Phone Ever.....
I was spending so much time at Verizon with this ridiculous phone.
It's bad enough that the battery only lasted one day, the worst part is that it would freeze up and not let any calls go out or come in!
On another fun filled day at Verizon standing in line, the tech that helped us had 9 other razr phones piled up that they had taken in with problems just that day!
Bought an LG, no problems....more info
- not so much...
In October my plan was up and I had to have the Razr. Great. Charged it for the full 8 hours or whatever. Took it out for the day and it didn't hold a charge for more than 6 hours. And that was just with normal use - a few short phone calls, didn't take and pictures, didn't watch any vcasts. I took it back. They gave me a new one. New one didn't charge for more thn 6 hours of use either. Verizon told me that that's "just the way phones are nowadays" and to basically deal with it. I dealt with it for a few more months but had increasing problems with it - it would ring when it wasn't get a call. The alarm would go off and wouldn't stop until I took the battery out. Constantly dropping calls. Took it back yet again to Verizon, I don't want this model anymore. It sucks. Well, apparently I can't do that and the only way out is to buy a new phone at full retail price. I went to T-mobile had my number ported over and I've finally got a phone that works. It cost me a $175 cancellation fee, but that was at least cheaper than buying a new phone at full retail.
The Pros: It is a "pretty" phone, and it fits great in a back pocket. Awesome ringtones. Verizon's plans aren't too bad. You can't beat their coverage either. ...more info
- Great beginers phone
When i recieved this phone for christmas, i was on vactation. it came in useful when i wanted to take pictures of my family and all the differnt things i saw. The picture quality was great, and so was being able to call who ever i wanted because its free verizon custumer to verizon custumer and because it was a holiday (weekends are free too). Also you are able to have differnt ringtones and pictures show up on the front whenever someone is calling so you dont have to sit there thinking who is 123-4567?? There picture shows up on the front screen as soon as the phone rings. Also you can record your own ringtones, such as your friend saying PICK UP YOUR PHONE !! Another cool feature is you can take videos. My friends and i had a great time video taping each other. It has great sound and quality. One annoying thing about this phone is the manual. I read through it about a million times (a great waste of my time) trying to find out things about vcast. could you download your own music? how bout is recieving text messages free?? and what about ringtones? how much does it cost? there was none of those things listed. Also it says you can have aim on your phone. how does that work? I have tried to follow all the differnt directions and none of them work. Other than the less than helpful manual this phone is great , stylish, and has great ring tones already on the phone. I really enjoy this phone!...more info
- Super cute and VERY handy
i am 13 and got this phone for thanksgiving about 3 months ago. good things about this phone:
1. Sturdy. i have dropped it multiple times and it doesnt seem to have any damage done
2. SUPER cute color
3. really thin and can fit in my pocket or wallet easily
4. great service, i can get bars from practically anywhere
5. i love the camera option.....the pictures are so cute!!
6. u can personalize screen with wallpaper from pics u took
7. u can record things and use them as ur ringtones
8. i love that u can call people for free on the weekends!!!
1. hard to press all the flat buttons
2. the red bars on the top and bottom of the screen cannot be changed!!!
3. obnoxious buzzing sound in ears
4. time goes away on the front of the phone after about a minute so u have to open up the phone all the time to see the time
5. its kind of slow and the layout of the phone is kind of complicated. who knew sound settings was in the get it now part, and not the settings part???
6. the buttons outside of the phone can easily get pressed when being jostled around in your pocket or purse causing the sound to get turned off accidentally.
all in all i think this phone is super cute and great and is perfect for a lot of things. not exactly if your looking for a real super sturdy not so cutsy sort of phone, but otherwise its adorable!!!!
probably the best thing is its size. much better than my old phone which was very chunky and would jab into my leg and look like a tumor when it was in my pocket. the razr is hardly noticable!!!...more info
- The RAZR is overrated!
I am probably the least picky person when it comes to purchasing a cell phone. I use only the basic functions on a phone and I was still disappointed with this one. Maybe all the higher end functions make this phone worthwhile, but I doubt that I will use them. I like to use the camera on my phone for taking pictures of memorable moments when I don't have my camera with me. I didn't realize how far inferior the camera is on the RAZR compared to the phone I used to have, the Samsung A670 which I considered a pretty basic phone. The pictures are dark and the quality is aweful, with lines running through everywhere. I tried changing the picture quality and the brightness but it didn't make them any better. Too bad I'm stuck with this one for the duration of my two year contract. Not impressed....more info
- SO, SO.
My wife saw this "pink" cell phone on a TV show and had to have it. So, I surprised her with it. Other than the looks and size this is just a functional phone that works, so, so. But, that is all my wife is looking for, a cell phone that has a speaker which she uses for our grandkids to share conversations. She also confesses that she knows how to use the camera, but never uses it. She's happy. :)...more info
- Pretty good overall
I got it recently and love it! In regards to battery problems which everyone talks about, I just got an extended battery and I can use it for days and days without charging it. It doesn't make it that much bigger (it still fits in the pink case it comes with), and for $40-$50, it's not a bad deal. I play games on it a lot, talk, play with it, take pictures, and the battery lasts and lasts. Think of it this way, if you have this phone for the next two years, you're paying about $20 a year to never have to worry or complain about batteries. So worth it.
The phone is super cute, the ringtones sound awesome (I have classical music as my ringtone), all in all I'm pretty happy with it. The camera seems to me to be surprisingly good for a 1.3 mp cellphone camera. I would like to be able to change the colour of the red bars on the screen, and I do press the side buttons more often than I mean to. But all in all I love it!...more info
- Amazon has POOR customer service.
DO NOT BUY A CELL PHONE FROM AMAZON!!!
I bought this phone on Dec 15th, they delayed my ship date from the one promised when I placed the order so I had to call them and change shipping to 2nd day so I can get it by Xmas. They charged me extra. Then after I received the phone I found out the pictures are terrible, it comes out blurry and washed out.
I called Amazon to try to get them to upgrade my phone. I was willing to pay extra. I just get the run around. Amazon blames Verizon, Verizon says call Amazon, and so on. I spent 2 days and 4 hours and got absolutely nowhere.
Now they say if I cancel I have to pay a $175 per line cancellation fee!
This is within 14 days of starting my service.
Think about it, if you have a problem with your order, would they help you? Can you even find a phone number to call them? Or do you have to trade emails back and forth? How much is your time worth?
DO NOT BUY A CELL PHONE FROM AMAZON!...more info
- ONE ONE HOLE FOR CHARGER & EAR PIECE?
I got this pink razr phone a while back and I was NOT informed that the charger plug is the same as the ear piece plug which means that you can not charge and talk while using an ear piece. This annoys me sooo much because I use my ear piece exclusively to talk and now when I get into the car or am at home, I can not charge and talk with an ear piece at the same time.
The speaker phone is not clear. When I drive and forget my earpiece at home, I have to use speaker phone and it doesn't work that well. I have to put it next to my ear. What's the point of that when it's suppose to be used "hands free". When the police pull me over, what am I going to say to him, "Sir, I'm on speaker phone."
That's about as much as I want to say about this phone. It's not that spectacular....more info
- LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
I'm 11 and my dad just got this phone for me. Its the greatest phone that i could ever ask for! It has tons of cool features and i love the vcast edition i have. its super skinny which i love because you don't need all the extra weight because of the phone. And it holds up to 1000 people! You can zoom in on pictures and it has red eye delete. I'm addicted to pink so this phone is great for me! People say that they break really easily but they don't! I've dropped my phone sometimes on pavement and nothing happened! Trust me you should buy this phone! It'll work wonders for anyone!...more info
- Great Phone!!
I have had this phone for about a week now and i absolutely love it!! I had heard mixed reactions about it and felt the only way I would know for myself is if I got it and that is exactly what I did. No regrets. The only thing thats bugged me is that I can't get my wallpaper to show on the external display(a friend of mine has the same phone and she could do it just fine). And also I think it is just coincidence, but sometimes after like 15 minutes of talking the phone will cut out, like there is a timer which i cant find to turn off. If anyone can help me out with these 2 things, please contact me!!.... Other then that, like i said, its amazing!!...more info
- Pink, cute and works well
Firstly, I need to preface this review by saying that I am not very good with electronics. When I buy a phone I care about 3 things 1) weight/size 2)clarity of voice 3) appearance. This phone got 3 out of 3!! The phone is user friendly and adorable. Therefore, I love it.
I can't relate to any of the other complaints regarding this phone. I had it for 10 months now, and it never let me down, despite dropping it twice. Yesterday, I dropped it into a puddle and it stopped working. I took it to Verizon, and they gave me a new one, with no issues at all.
It's an adorable phone, works better than another other cell phone I have ever had, and has excellent reception.
- Verizon (VERI Zucky versiON) black model purchased
The RAZR WAS a cool phone. Verizon's firmware really sucks. It is not user friendly at all. It takes additional keystrokes to simply get to your address book to scroll for a number or to send a text message. The phone and Verizon do have great reception but that's about all I can say good about this. The memory card slot is in the battery bay so it isn't readily accessible should you wish to remove/add a card. I am happy to be with Verizon but really regret not returning the phone and trying another one....more info
- Great Value!
I bought this from my service provider and have definitely enjoyed it. I do not take part in the extras that you can get like the Vcast (someone else would probably get more enjoyment out of it with the Vcast) but in spite of that have had no trouble with this phone. It is very compact and has a flat numeric pad; which I think is a great feature. I also like the way the phone book is set up and with the service provider I have and the bluetooth headset makes this phone a joy to have and use.
I would definitely recommend this phone, but I would also say if you can afford it also get the bluetooth headset and a carry case for it as well (to protect it)....more info
- an alright phone, but lots of problems
Okay, well I just got my second razor yesterday and Ive only has this for 8 days. The last v3m razor that I had, froze constantly, the texting always lagged, and I wouldnt even get a texting menu anymore telling me I had a new text, the text would just pop up. So I really got mad and returned the phone yesterday, but since I got locked into taht 2 year contract thing, I had to just get a replacement. So I got a replacement, and the battery is amazing now(i only got 7 hours at the most out of my phone) and the texting is fine now, but now, it doesnt let me know when I get a new voicemail. I have to go and check my voicemail every 5 minutes to see if I have a new one. It is soo annyoing. I am never buying a razor ever again! It is the worst phone EVER! Don't even think about buying this thing! You'll just have problems after problems after problems. I can't wait to get rid of this thing....more info
- Horrible Battery life !!!
The phone as a whole is very delicate. The color comes off very easily. It has horrible battery life does not even last for one day even if you hardly use the cell phone for 10 min a day....more info
First off I did not buy this product at [...]I bought it from the [...]. I think this phone is a really, really nice verison of the razr, being that I've had 2 other razrs (v3 and v3i). This one feels a lot more sturdy in your hand, and it doesnt feel cheap as the v3 did, while maintaining its sleek, slim look, unlike the v3x which is a lot thicker. Furthermore, the camera on this razr is far superior to the previous versions, excluding the v3x(2 megapixels). It has a 1.3 megapixel camera, but I don't really use it for the camera, its only good for those surprise moments :P. Also I've noticed that the audio quality is a lot better than the other razrs, the songs/ringtones sound a lot more crisp and rich. Also the phonebook feature is fixed, I used to hate to have to wait like 30 seconds just to get to what contact I wanted (v3), Also new to this razr, is the voice command system, you can instantly look up numbers via voice command. You can also check battery levels, and signal strength. And the pause between letters in a text message is reduced, so no more waiting 2 seconds to type "no" :). Battery life is very much improved from the other razr models probably because this is a CDMA phone instead of the normal GSM razrs. A con however is the fact that if it gets scratched you will be able to easily tell it did, but I believe they offer this phone in silver if this is an issue. If you want to get really fancy you could get a custom case designed and handmade for your phone at [..].
IF YOU BOUGHT THE VERIZON MUSIC ESSENTIALS KIT, OR THE VERIZON MOBILE OFFICE KIT, THE NEXT PARAGRAPH IS POINTLESS FOR YOU TO READ. For the rest of us who don't see giving Verizon more money on top of the phone price and service charge, read on.
As for the hacking part as one person said previously, you can use bitpim to hack this phone. If you want to put music onto it without wasting more money on that Verizon software that allows you to do so, simply find p2k phone manager, MAKE SURE IT IS THE VERSION THAT WORKS WITH CDMA PHONES OR ELSE IT WILL NOT WORK. There are some tutorials that I found useful to help you through this, and when you're done hacking and stuff, you can have a lot of bonus features that Verizon disabled, such as music/ringtone transfer with MPT(Motorola Mobile Phone Tools), wireless bluetooth transfer, disabling the ringtones that come with it, changing the outer LCD screen. If you choose to do any of these, it will void your warranty, it is not illegal however. If mobile phone tools doesn't detect this phone, you may have the same problem I did, I was running an older version of the software. Also to enable music and ringtone transfer you have to use seem edits, which can be done with p2k phone manager. See, Verizon disabled the feature by making MPT think that the phone was a v3m when in fact the software has the device drivers listed as v3mm, also if those steps dont work after reading some tutorials, you may want to select v3c as your phone model. Another thing, the cable that comes with it that you're supposed to plug you headphones into, is FOR SMALL HEADPHONES, meaning its a 2.5mm jack instead of a 3.5, so YOU NEED SPECIAL HEADPHONES TO USE THAT FEATURE. But me being me, found a way around this. I used a knife to pry off the top part with the M logo on it and got to the insides. theres a circuit board and some wires connected to the jack. I used another phone jack from one of my broken CD players I had lying around. They're exactly the same connections and size (the smaller jack and the bigger one) so I put the bigger one on top of the smaller jack and soldered it to the bottom part, if you know what you're doing this shouldn't take more than half an hour. After I was finished I used an xacto blade to carefully cut the shape of the new phone jack out(because with two of them the cover wouldn't fit, and I wanted the bigger and the smaller jack). Then I had to also cut around the little part that holds the smaller hole at the bottom as to make it fit. After this was done I used some electrical tape(mostly because I wanted the adapter to stay black not gray with duck tape) and proceeded to wrap around it. Hopefully if you want to save like 50 bucks from buying the Verizon software you will try this, but then you need to buy the memory card and that will set you back like the same price haha, but you'll have like 512 mb instead of the 128 mb that comes in the Verizon package. Best of luck to all of you, and thank you for taking the time to read this.
I hope this information has helped you, and if it did I would appreciate you rating this as helpful....more info
- Neat phone- too bad verizon destroyed it
I got this phone three weeks ago. It has alot of very cool features- none of which can be used, however because verizon has them locked out. If you are cool with paying for every piece of music you want to easily move onto the phone, go for it. If you want to use motorola's phone tools software to keep your contacts & calendar you're SOL. Same with Bluetooth file transfer- SOL. Basically everything that would make you want this phone is blocked out. If you'll notice- in the amazon review & description, almost every feature is discussed in conjunction with a handy dandy pricey verizon tool, like v-cast. I dont need news downloaded to my phone, but I'd love to have my outlook calendar sync to it, shame that wont work... The ONE way they have it set up so you can move music without the "convenience" of buying it thru V-Cast is by using windows media- which you need a patch for because there is a known "bug" with the phone. I called tech support, and they walked me thru it, but couldnt explain why they were selling a phone with such a known bug.
I was never really bothered by the verizon branding & product pushing, until I got this phone, and realized EVERY reason I got it, were for features I wasnt "allowed" to use. I've been with VZ for 10 years, and after the rage I've felt with this phone, I'd seriously consider switching in the future.
Luckily its easy enough to crack the phone to retore SOME functionality if you're feeling up to it. If you buy the phone, spring for the insurance so if you hack it unsuccessfully, you can run it over & get a replacement...;)
**EDIT** At this point I've spent 60+ hours trying to make this stupid thing work. I cant get the phone to see the removeable memory card, I cannot take pictures, because the phone says its full, yet it will not permit me to move the pics onto the card. Go figure. There are probably 30 pictures on the phone from my friends at verizon- stupid graphics which I will never use- but cannot be deleted, they just sit there hogging up the extremely limited hard drive space. This is by far the worst phone I've purchased, and I've had at least 10 of them...
The fact that its cute & pink doesnt come close to making up for the locked out & reduced capabilities of this thing.
Why does motorola allow verizon to destroy their product??
- I love this phone...so far
I read a lot of reviews about the RAZR phones (from Verizon) and was considering not getting one. It didn't matter that much since the new V3 didn't come in pink, but alas now it does and I have to say, I love this phone! I've had many cell phones in my day, and truly this one isn't that groundbreaking, but I do like how slim it is, the large screen, the navigation capabilities. It works great with (my *pink*) Bluetooth. The free ring tones are excellent - which is something I read a lot of bad reviews on. I'm not used to Verizon, so it is taking a while to get used to their menu, but once I have that all worked out, it will be fine.
Also, I don't find the battery to run as low as other reviewers say. I don't listen to music or do the V cast which of course eats alot of battery time, so maybe that is the difference. I just plug it in to my *pink* car charger every couple of days while I'm driving and have never been below 3 bars.
If you are thinking about getting it, get it. I am not sorry at all - I'm actually still exited about it several weeks later....more info
- Substandard Phone
Since purchasing cell phones I have owned probably 10 or so.
This RAZR is the only Motorala product I have purchased.
What a mistake. Every morning I get the familiar beeping
to let me know it has a low battery...yes, every morning.
After having it for about 45 days it became difficult to
hear people on the other end, even with the volume on high.
The real kicker is this, those who also own a RAZR complain to
me about the same issues...low battery life, poor sound quality.
When we've complained we get the same response, buy a
more expensive battery. Although the RAZR looks really
sleek and modern for a cell phone, my experience with it
has been a disappointment. It is a substandard piece of
equipment in comparison to other cell phones I have owned.
Good luck in your search.