Rated 4 out of 5 by ConsuelaM great texting phone
1, Slide out keyboard.
It doesn't make sense to press a number 3 times to get one letter. That's pathetic, impractical, very annoying way to text and can get tedious. After upgrading from the number pad phones, I don't plan to go back.
There is an emoticon button, I don't use it but it has a happy face (my favorite shape) so I think it's cute and I like it.
The added back light makes it look nice.
2, Durable. I've dropped it multiple times, to the point the back case and battery flew out and it didn't even have the slightest bit of damage.
3, Thread style conversations. it keeps a history of your conversation so you can remember what you talked about by scrolling back down and don't have to deal with the hassle of constantly emptying your inbox/outbox
4, you CAN turn off word prediction
5, Sleek shape/design. It's not too big, not too small. It fits in your hand it's not too bulky you can't fit it in your pocket. It has different colors to choose from so it is a unisex phone.
6, Affordable. Got it for 60 bucks at WAL-MART. I think the product quality matches the price I paid
1, any number you texted ever in your life is saved on a list and you can't delete those numbers unless you do a full phone reset.
2, left and right soft keys can't be changed. It doesn't make sense to have the WEB as the preset left soft key considering it is an extra paid for feature and the intended purpose of a phone is to call/text, not browse online...
3, the message inbox does not give you a warning if the inbox is too full the receive messages. you just simply don't receive it (until you delete some old messages) so your contacts are left hanging, wondering if you're mad at them or avoiding them
4, does not have a slot to put a phone charm.
December 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by XJeep Rumor 2 and Battery Life
I have had this phone for a while and actually , like it very much . Easy to use , seems sturdy and has lots of features . The ONE thing I really do not like is the battery life and I find the battery indicator / meter to be somewhat inaccurate. When you see the first battery bar go away , you havent got long . I just charged the phone last night and used the texting feature quite a bit today and one bar is already gone. Thats not to impressive. How is everyone else finding the battery life on these phones ? Other than that I like it a lot.
September 10, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by hollister9786 good, simple phone
I've had this phone for almost a year, and I really like it. I owned the original rumor before this, but the rumor 2 is by far a much better phone. The qwerty keyboard is very easy to type on. I would recommend this phone to anyone who wants basic features like calling and texting, but if you want to use the internet browser, i'd choose a different phone because the screen isn't really big.
June 12, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by london Great Sturdy Phone
I have had this phone for a year and a half now and it has literally been through everything. I'm not usually hard on phones but about a week after I bought it, I dropped it into a full glass of lemonade. I popped the battery out, drove 25 minutes home, then took a hairdryer to to and stuck it in a bag of rice. It worked! It gets dropped daily on blacktop, tile, cement, ect., and it has held up wonderfully. Then last night, I dropped it into a glass of pop. Once again popped the battery out, hairdryer, and a bag of rice and it works perfectly today.
I wouldn't recommend doing these things to your phone, but accidents happen and this one has lived through them all!
April 12, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by NightOwl Happy Abt purchase!
My 1st Qwerty keyboard, with camera cell. Very happy with this phone. I really like the number of features (6 programmable alarms & 1 quick alarm, scheduler, notepad, MP3, etc, etc). I also quite like that you can set different ringers/vibrates to various features. OH! I took a voice recording & set it as my scheduler 'notifier'... now I get to hear "Pls check calendar" =)
The only con I have is that all the buttons are a lil bit to hard. I wish they were a little bit more rubbery or soft... would make it easier to push the buttons (I often misspell words b'c my fingers slip. I would also like it if I could sync my calendar & contacts with my computer (yes, I have the USB cable - still doesn't do it =( Alas ).
Overall, pretty happy with my purchase.
January 31, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by SassySue Best Cell Phone
Just bought this cell phone for my grandson and he loves it. Easy to use, very stylish and just the right size. I plan to get one for myself now that I see what is like. Even at my age easy to use.
September 14, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by randchick great phone
i have gone through several phones and i really like this one. Easy to text, lockable keyboard so no pocket or purse dialing, long battery life. I have dropped it a couple times and no issue. I know someone who dropped it in a puddle and it was there for a couple days in my driveway un noticed. we let it dry out and it stilled worked.
August 30, 2010