Great so far!
Reviewed on Tuesday October 26, 2004 by Curtis, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
I've had this phone for about 3 months or so now, and I really don't have any complaints about it at all.
This phone has a lot to live up to though; my previous phone (a Sanyo SCP-4000) lasted me about 5 years, original battery and all, covering around 18000 minutes over almost 8000 calls. My only reason for getting a new phone was because I needed a tri-mode phone to be able to get good reception in some places.
As I said though, so far, so good. I'm amazed all of the features that are packed onto such a small and cheap phone. I originally didn't figure I'd ever get any use out of the flashlight, but it's already come in handy a few times. Having Tetris on it is great too. It's like I'm 14 again with my old GameBoy. :) I really appreciate being able to set different ring-tones for different people as well. It makes it easy to tell whether it's my girlfriend, parents, buddies or the office calling without even moving. I think the best feature though, if you take the time to use it, is the scheduler. It nearly rivals a BlackBerry, except for the phone's keypad being a much less efficient keyboard.
The only negative I can think of at all is that I've noticed the silver paint on the corners of the star and pound keys is starting to wear down just a bit, so I'm being a little more careful about how I put the phone in my pocket.
One thing on my wish list for a future software upgrade to this phone... It seems to have GPS capabilities in that it can tell the phone carrier and 911 exactly where you are, however it'd be really nice if it shared that functionality with phone owners too. If this phone simply even just showed my current GPS position (which obviously it already knows anyway), that'd be absolutely amazing!
By the way, I'm normally really good with my phone, but it has already had it's first incident of being dropped - from about waist high straight down onto pavement. Luckily, there was very little damage to the casing (I lightly filed a very small bit of plastic so it wouldn't scratch my hand), and no functional damage whatsoever.
A big "Nice work!" to the folks at Kyocera on this phone, and a big "Thanks!" to Telus for making it available on their network.