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The INQ Chat 3G is being billed as “Canada’s Ultimate Social Phone”
It's worth considering If you're looking for an inexpensive phone for social networking
If you are looking for an inexpensive phone for chatting to your friends on Facbook, Twitter, MSN or Skype then the INQ Chat 3G may well be worth considering.
If, however, you want a phone that can do a bit more on the internet and do more than just the odd bit of web browsing then there are devices out there that would suit you better.
And don't for a minute be fooled in to thinking that just because it could pass as a BlackBerry in basic looks that it can do anything like the BB can. This handset certainly has a place but it's not in the same space as BB, Windows Mob... Full review
The sheer amount of things it can do is astounding
Surprisingly stylish for an inexpensive phone
A perfectly adequate device for general messaging and phone use
Shockingly good value
A phone that will get you connected quickly and cheaply
Quite possibly the worst phone created.
The main problem is its speed. It lags terribly, from startup and all the way to when it is fully functioning. Popups, menus and the like are all delayed from when you actually select them. The phone saves texts, and has a cap of 500. It is frustrating to have to delete a bucketload of messages (on top of the terrible, terrible lag) every few days or so. Internet is slow, everything is slow. Every action this phone performs, including calling, is slow. It should be called the INQ Slow 3G. There is nothing good about it. The 'OS' is horrible and whoever made this phone should be fired and buried. I won't give it a 0 because it functions to a certain degree, but it really is terrible. A Samsung or an iPhone is expensive, granted. But they are infinitely more reliable. I will be stuck with this phone for a while, though. Just remember that it's absolute garbage. Buy at your own risk.Less
Crap phone really crap
I can't believe how crappy this phone is. Keyboard is useless, when typing odd letter just pop up like hit the "I" and it will type a "Q"or some other letter. If you have the haptic feedback on sometimes it will continue to vibrate. more times than not it will just freeze up and you need to remove battery and reboot. And don't even get me started on the battery life, if I get 4 hours of stand by I am lucky. Definitely NOT a reliable phone. Had it for just a little over a month and Telus will not take it back, even after showing the sales person the problems. Save your self the headache and get something else, I would give this piece of crap a -10 it the rating would let meLess
We have had our INQ chat phone for just under a year. My husband was talking to me when the phone suddenly cut out. Then, the screen was black and nothing happened. We took it back to Telus to get fixed and the company came back and said that it wasn't fixable and it was our fault, but they want to give us another phone for $150! Who knew talking on the phone would break it and its garbage now!Less
Not even worth a rating
Im only on here to let people know that if you buy this phone you will regret long before your plan is over! it definitely is not even worth 0/10. this phone takes soo long to turn on, it freezes when you type too fast ( then turns off ), and if you bump it on the top of the phone it shuts off as well. I do not suggest this phone for anyone.Less
i love this phone..BUT
The life on the battey is driving me crazy,there is just no life span on it.. I call Koodo they gave me a new one and i still have the same problem.. This dam battery is no good..Less
I hate this phone...
I hate this phone.. My inbox text message time is off by three hours .. I can't change it.. sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't ..Less
i have a inQ cell how do you erase ur text msgs
heo do you erase ur text msgsLess
Worst. Phone. Ever.
I purchased this phone through Telus, and it's the worst phone I've ever seen/used in my life... The phone lags and has a short battery life, which makes it very frustrating.Less
Don't get this phone.
This is the worst phone I have ever had. I am a patient person, but this phone lags at insane amounts, and especially when I need to text someone quickly or snap a picture in the moment. The camera quality is terrible, and like I said, it's slow and lags. Veeery slow. I highly recommend not getting this phone. Even if it's free, I recommend not using it. I have only had it for four months and am ready to set it on fire.Less
I Advise Avoiding This Phone
This phone has a significant software problem when sending SMS text messages on the Telus network. I live in BC-- despite the phone's clock being set properly to correct local time (Pacific Time Zone), text messages are time stamped three hours ahead (i.e. Toronto time). Two different models of this phone have had this issue-- users at getsatisfaction.com have identified the defect for the past couple of months without a fix coming from INQ (see http://getsatisfaction.com/inqmobile/topics/unsynced_clocks for more on this). My advice if you do any texting is to not buy this brand and model of phone.Less