I was strongly cautioned not the buy either a RAZR or SLVR, so I did research to find a phone that would best suit my needs AND be something cute and attractive (if I am keeping it for two years, this is a must!). I fell in love with the look of the SLVR but I still felt like I needed to look into it... More
I was strongly cautioned not the buy either a RAZR or SLVR, so I did research to find a phone that would best suit my needs AND be something cute and attractive (if I am keeping it for two years, this is a must!). I fell in love with the look of the SLVR but I still felt like I needed to look into it and compare with other phones. I read all of the reviews, good, bad and ugly and decided, for my needs, this was the phone for me.
So far, this has been a great choice! The phone itself is very attractive and I was able to find a case specifically made for the L7's that enhanced this even more, instead of hiding it behind some bulky material. I have no problems with the reception and can always hear clearly and be heard clearly.
The biggest disappointment I had was that I couldn't figure out how to assign individual ringtones and assumed this this was not an option of the phone rather than being the outcome of the ill-informed user that I was. Reading other reviews showed that this was a disappointment for other users as well. WE WERE WRONG! My best advice: READ THE OWNER'S MANUAL! But to sum it up, to get an individual ringtone, a number has to be saved to the phone rather than the SIM card. So this is no longer a disappointment for me.
For those of you who get this phone through Cingular/AT&T, the phone comes with a memory card (nice bonus!) and I was able to find another micro memory card with more storage and 2 micro card adaptors (to fit the micro in other memory card slots) for just over $13 on Amazon. I do not use the iTUNES feature (as of yet) but have put music on my card and played it through the "my sounds" function, which has worked great for me.
I have seen complaints about the keypad and have found them, for myself, to be unfounded. I have no problems with them. However, I do not text a lot, but when I have, the functions have been easy to use and unconfusing.
The only reason I am not giving this 5 stars is because of the quality of the camera. Pictures are a little blurry and dark. Since this is not my primary sourse of photos, this is not a huge disappointment for me.
For my use, this phone is fantastic, but bear in mind that I am pretty easy on my cell phones, with a little less than an average amount of use. It's got all the fun features and bells and whistles I wanted to have a little fun with my phone, but works great in it's most basic form as well! Less