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I've had this phone for three years and I'm still using the original battery. After the abuse I have laid on it I must say it is one tough phone.Less
I have had this phone for nearly 3 years. While it doesn't have a lot of features (no camera/video, no music player), it has served me well! After getting hit by a truck while walking, my phone flew out of my purse skidded across the pavement, and fell into a huge puddle of water. That was no big deal for this phone. It started working without any trouble. I can call, text, and access facebook and other well known sites without any trouble. What more can I ask for in a phone?!?!Less
I have had this phone for over 3 years now, and love it. I have never had a problem with it and it is tough. Nothing to fancy but allows you to do most of the things you woulld like to do including get on the web. It does not have a camera, I really like this phone I hope to have it for another 2 years or so. The battery lasts a long time and I most always have service even when friends dont.Less
Perfect for all my needs.
I just recently switched from AT&T to Sprint and I was looking for something similar to the Motorola V365 that I had grown so accustomed too. Unlike some, I like for my phones to have a bulky, solid design. I don't need a lot of nifty features. I just want a good, strong signal, and it needs to be LOUD. Originally, I wanted something that looked similar to the Motorola ic502. Ya know, something with an industrialized look to it that could handle being dropped a few times without being too proned to scratches. Then I came across the Sanyo 7050. Being new to Sprint (they have exclusive rights to the brand), I wasn't familiar with Sanyo phones. After doing some researching online, I discovered that their phones are known for being durable, easy to use, and dependable. All in all, they have a great reputation with users as well as critics, so I decided to go with it. Now, I've had some time to use it and I couldn't be happier. Perfect design, great button layout and size for those who have bigger fingers, and get this: it's actually user friendly. All the features I need are here. Bluetooth and web-browsing are standard, but for me, the GPS was a big selling point. EXCELLENT reception and yeah, it's also very loud (especially the on "speaker" mode). It feels good in the hand and the included belt-clip was a nice suprise and very impressive for a packaged accessory. I'm extremely happy with the 7050. It fits my needs perfectly and I can see it being a big hit with outdoors enthusiasts as well as construction workers and military. I have no complaints and it gets a solid 10 from me.Less
Rugged and good looking
Good looking phone. I love that it's durable for a few drops because I'm not too easy on things. The speaker and and mic do a great job for such a little phone. 2+ hrs of recording notes/meetings is a very good feature. A camera would have been handy. Killing time with the downloaded game "Tetras Mania" wasn't worth paying for the download - but that's not the phone's fault.Less
The best BASIC phone I ever had.
If you are into the latest gizmos, this may not be for you, but some of us just want a dependable means of communication, something durable, and something we can touch and feel that has a solid, secure presence, and when we put it to our ear has loudness and clarity, doesn't garble, doesn't drop calls, fits the bill. This phone does all this, and I would rate it as the best BASIC phone I have ever had. I am not much for all of the extended data features such as email (even though it has it), internet access (even though it has it), and I don't like typing messages with chicklet sized keys anyway (even though this phone will do it). I don't care much about games or most types of extended application services (even though it will do a lot of those as well). This phone shows the best signal strength of any I have ever had, has the loudest and clearest call quality, has a great big handsfree speaker with an actual 'speaker' button so I don't have to fumble around figuring out how to use it. The 'rocker' key in the center is re-programmable so that you can customize its operation to almost any menu choice. The feel of the phone is comfortable and non-slip. Some people have complained about the size, but it's not really much bigger (1/4" in height) than most other basic flip-phones I have owned (about five of them), and still fits nicely where all those did. It does weigh more, but to me the weight is comforting, not an annoyance. I also do a lot of motorcycle touring, and I use GPS's all the time, so I subscribed to that service, picking the Garmin application. It operates very well and has the same features found on a lot of GPS's - it will speak the turns, find nearest food and gas, etc., although you probably don't want to watch it much on that small display. The long talk and standby time is also helpful if you are on the road for a couple of days, with the extended battery I estimate it would last a week on standby if you didn't use it to much. All in all, if you want a PHONE, I would recommend this one. I have also ordered my first Bluetooth device to go with this, I'll let you know how that turns out...Less
Sanyo 7050 Phone (Sprint) Pros: - GPS works quite well, even with 3-d party applications (but please note that you will need to register as a developer on the sprint web site and unlock the phone to allow that. It is locked for Sprint NavPack only by default). GPS receiver is more sensitive than Garmin eTrex C that I also happen to have. It can get the signal where eTrex can't. - Built well. Rugged enough to not care that you can scratch it by putting in the same pocket with your keys. - 240x320 pixels display. Very bright. Surprising resolution for its size. - no digital camera! (yes, this is good for me) Cons: - slow internet - no MP3 playerLess
working in the carnival business this phone has proven itself again and againLess
Great Rugged Phone but irritating cons
The following cons do not diminish that fact the this is a great, rugged phone with many additional functions. I love the sharp look of the phone and that it gives you something big enough to hold onto, unlike all the waffer cracker girly phones out there. If you dont like the design, then go get a pretty little one. The phone does what it should, that being a great phone. However, examining all the additional functionality (that maybe should not be on a phone anyway) there are many simple little software design flaws that really show that the designers probably are not users of the phones themselves. pet peeves / cons - can not set picture display for individual incoming/outgoing callers. So all incoming calls have the same picture. - alarm clock does not allow you to set individual sounds for the multiple alarm clocks. as well, to change the sound you have to go into the system settings instead of right in the alarm. - contact list allows you to assign a picture for each contact but it is a useless function because you only see the picture when you select a contact. You cant browse by picture and picture does not display on incoming or outgoing calls. - upper right button permanently assigned to the memo button and always reads 'memo' on the screen, whether you ever intend to use the function or not. however it does provide a fairly unique function in that you can record a memo, such as 'i am on the latter, please wait and I will pick up sortly', then when the phone rings, it plays the message, and keeps the caller on the line for you to pick up. - speaker button does not turn the speaker on. It opens the selection of recent calls, where you may select one to begin a speaker call. During a call the speaker button operates as expected. - pushing the talk button brings up the recent list instead of performing redial, the recent list is a list of both incoming and outgoing calls, so you have to look at the screen to determine whether you are redialing or returning a call. con/pro? - the speaker phone really is not any greater than any other high quality phone. I dont understand all the reviews about how great the speaker phone is. Maybe they are comparing it with cheap phones. - does not have a total calls timer or a KB counter. - external screen in clock/time mode is white with black letters meaning it uses more power, instead of allowing a blank black screen with white numbers. So to save power you leave the screen turned off. And you have to push the button to turn the display on. When I look at a watch, I look at it, not touch it, would it be so hard to put that on a phone, without sucking the battery dry in the process. - only three color themes, black with yellow, blue with blue, red with black. The only one you will want to use it the blue setting. Thanks for all the choices Sanyo. - web browser does not allow you to download viewed pictures and save them onto your phone. (unless this was disabled by Sasktel?) - web browser does not work on many basic wap sites. I tried to access many of my bookmarks from my old cheap LG 3300, but the 7050 browser gets errors or displays the wap sites in unfunctional condition. However, the browser does easily access html sites, but I dont want huge downloads, I want simple wap sites. This phone has all the hardware to be a really great phone, but it is almost like they ran out of money and never finished the phone. The software design team and web browser people should be fired. If you want a phone that works buy this phone. If you want a multimedia device with FM Transmition and the kitchen sink, then buy something else. With this you get a strong phone, strong reception, speaker phone, loud ringers, with Bluetooth and GPS functionality, and basic options.Less
I love this Phone!
For the past two years, I have had a Palm Treo for work. I got tired of the Treo for a number of reason, including needing to use two hands to access my voice mail and not having the glass screen react when I tapped on an icon. I was looking for simple, and I found it. I can access voice mail with one hand, it features large numbers, and--did I say it's simple. I don't know if the claim of meeting military specs for dust, vibrations, etc. is just hype or not, but it certainly looks more rugged than any phone that I've had. I couldn't be happier.Less
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