|Motorola V190 Unlocked Cell Phone--U.S. Version with Warranty (Black)
|List Price: $149.99
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The Motorola V190 brings new style and panache to everyday communications. With an ergonomic form, unbeatable talk and standby times, a vibrant color display, and MP3 ringtones the Motorola V190 delivers the best of the basics in a hassle-free, affordable and fun package.
Billed as an entry-level phone, the Motorola v190 is actually a feature rich handset with quad-band global coverage capability. A speakerphone, instant messaging, MP3 ringtones, dual displays, USB connectivity and gaming support are all here-- a significant step up from entry level phones of the past.
The phone features a sleek clamshell design with a large 128 x 160 color display with 65,000 colors. The outside cover of the handset sports a supplementary 96 x 32 monochrome display that can display time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. A stub antenna is placed on the top right side of the unit. Up and down buttons for volume control are placed on the left side. Most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's control pad. Meanwhile, there's a USB-capable data port for data connectivity (the USB connector also supports charging), as well as a standard jack to accept universal hands-free headsets.
The V190 supports polyphonic ringtones as well as MP3 ringers, allowing you to use portions of your favorite songs to alert you to incoming calls. You can also assign pictures and ringers to your most common callers. A number of ringtones come preloaded on the phone, and ringer and Picture ID functions let you assign ringtones and pictures to your most common callers.
For those time when you want to be silent and discreet, the V190 has a vibrate ringer mode. Plus, a built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear. Voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names.
Messaging, Internet, and Tools
The V190 has all the bases covered when it comes to messaging and Internet connectivity. The phone features support Wireless Village instant messaging (carrier messaging charges may apply). There's also a built-in web browser for wireless downloads and mobile web browsing. Traditional text messaging, as well as picture and sound messaging are also supported by the phone. iTap text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.
A number of handy software tools are bundled with the V190 including a calculator, a calendar, and an alarm clock. The phone also supports the SyncML synchronization protocol, so you can sync it with your PC-based calendars and contacts.
Imaging and Entertainment
The V190's USB connectivity can be used to transfer pictures, sounds and graphics to the phone's memory from your PC. Screensavers, themes and wallpapers can be set to your tastes. And the phone is Java enabled, meaning it supports games and application downloads written on the Java platform.
The Motorola V190 weighs 3.46 ounces and measures 3.37 x 1.81 x .91 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 10.8 hours of digital talk time, and up to 542 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.
What's in the Box
Handset, battery, battery door, travel charger, user manual
- This unlocked cell phone is compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Not all carrier features may be supported. It will not work with CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless, Alltel and Sprint.
- Quad-band GSM cell phone compatible with 850/900/1800/1900 frequencies and GPRS capabilities
- Dual LCD screens; integrated speakerphone; supports polyphonic and MP3 ringtones; SMS text messaging; organizer tools; USB connectivity
- Up to 11.25 hours of talk time and 700 hours of standby
- What's in the Box: Handset, battery, battery door, travel charger, user manual
- Motorola V190
This phone is a very practical one, nice size screen and it fits nicely in your hands. I really like that. The weak pionts on this phone are; its missing is a camera, you should have different fonts to choose from and you should have been able to put you name on display like the nokia cell phone....more info
- Excellent Basic Phone & Unlocked
Battery Life (with the 1100 mah battery probably the best for a cell phone)
Display brightness and color
Key spacing and tactile feel
Signal sensitivity (much better than my other high end Nokia 6126, having a stub helps with signal reception vs those which attempt to hide the antenna)
Smart Keys (make key functions for you accessible with one button - calculator, recent calls, etc.)
Voice Dial (pretty good for a basic phone, but limited to about 7 contacts)
Built like a tank (durable)
Highly visible outside screen (even in bright sunlight)
Not having to work in all the other gimmicks (camera, MP3) allows more focus to be placed on basic phone feature quality.
Functionality of datebook limited (ex. can't repeat item for a limited number of days)
Speakerphone not that loud
Can't list multiple #s under one person's name in phone listings. (fax, cell, work, etc.)
Graphics not that elegant but functional
User manual really doesn't cover the more subtle functional capability of this phone.
Overall, the best buy in a basic flip cell phone. A steal at $40 - $50.
Obviously not for the person who wants a camera, radio, MP3 player, photo album, etc., etc., etc.
Note: unlocked phones will only provide voice and text messaging services on any GSM network. The service provider has to set them up to provide multimedia, web access and other services. Many low end unlocked phones are last year's new but excess inventory for a service provider and will have their logo and service icons on the phone. This is typical. You also need the user manual for the manufacturer set PIN and other security #s to initially access the phone's functions. User manuals can be found online at the manufacturer's web site....more info
- Reconditioned unlocked phone that works in Italy - good for a "vacation phone"
I ordered this phone in spite of reading another review that stated this phone is not unlocked and doesn't work in Italy. When I first opened the package, my heart sank as I thought that my faith in Amazon had been ill-placed. The phone had a "Cingular" logo on the front and was an obviously reconditioned unit with one small blemish on the side. When I turned it on, I saw the Cingular logo and thought "uh oh, locked phone!!"
The story has a happy ending however... In Italy, I bought a Telecom Italia (Tim) SIM card, placed it in the phone, and began using it with no problems. As I type this review, I am sitting in Umbria with the phone at my side. Definitely a very economical way to call home and call within Italy...10 cents per min or so within Italy to other mobiles, and about 60 cents to call the USA.
This is a very basic phone, and many of the menus have leftover Cingular features which don't apply (for example, their now-defunct MEDIA NET). However, the phone is a nice size, makes calls, receives calls, easy to adjust the ringer. Comes with a manual, charger etc.
A plus is that this phone uses the same mini usb charger as my Blackberry Curve 8310 so I can just carry one charger abroad!
I would recommend this phone for travel/vacation use. For constant use, you might want a phone with more features and less Cingular-legacy branding.
Hope this helps! Ciao!
- I don't know if I should buy this phone...
I am trying to decide if I order this phone if I will really receive an unlocked phone. There are conflicting reviews on this phone. Some say it is unlocked and others say it is a cingular phone. WELL, what is it....more info
- cell phone
The Motorola V190 is simple to use, has a clear sound and large numbers. I am a senior citizen and not interested in having a cell phone as my best friend. I just wanted a phone - period. The V190 seems to be filling the bill nicely. There are some features I haven't even attempted to use yet but the good thing is I do not have to. ...more info
- Switch Phones
Like others have said. The order was switch from a V190 to a V195 without asking if this was okay....more info
- Great Little Phone
No frills here, just good basic phone use and features. Makes a perfect backup or travel option to more feature intensive devices. Mini USB is a plus for quick and easy connection with computer or laptop to sync contact/calendar info. Great battery life. Lack of bluetooth for wireless headset is drawback, but 3.5mm jack is satisfactory alternative....more info
- Very pleased.
I was very pleased with the Motorola V190 phone. It was shipped promptly and was exactly as described. Price was very good and we were just able to insert our sims card and it was ready to go....more info
- Works better than those I've received from my provider
I really like this phone; it was easy to learn and hasn't failed me yet. I had hoped to use the feature that allows connection to my computer, but, alas, that's another $50....more info
- Piece of plastic for making calls
The phone call was not the same as the one that was shown in the picture. It was a different color and a different model. It was also made of cheap plastic, and it got scratched on the face within a matter of days....more info
- Nice basic cellphoneThis is a
This is a nice, basic clamshell style cellphone.This phone fits the bill as a replacement for a lost phone.It has all the basic features speed dial, speaker feature ,auto redial etc.The keypad is easy to use.The battery standby time is excellent.It lacks a camera otherwise this has been a good phone so far....more info
- Cell phone
The item was brand new. It was good except it doesn't look like what the picture shows. a little bit different other than that it's good....more info
- They sent the wrong item!!!!
The phone was sent on time, but they sent me the wrong phone and their sales are final IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE WARRANTY. So i pretty much just waisted my time and money. I haven't had any luck with getting in contact with them YET. Don;t buy it....more info
- Motorola V-190 Cell Phone
This is an excellent basic phone. No complaints whatever.
Not many bells or whistles, but does averything that you want
a phone to do. Very good sound quality. Screen very legible . Comes with a good selection of standard utilities that do everything that I want a phone to do, and a lot of things for which I have no use on a phone(sending faxes, internet browsing, etc). The phone has been extremely reliable, no problems whatever and has worked perfectly at all times.
This is a phone that works on the GSM system. There is no problem with GSM service anywhere in Canada where I live. European SIM cards for it are readily available, which allow for very economical local use in Europe thus avoiding very expensive roaming charges. I have had no problems with GSM service when I am in the USA, but can only speak for the northeastern USA.
This is a mobile GSM phone It does not have bluetooth, it does not
have a camera. It is not an MP3 player. But it is extremely good at the basic function of any telephone : sending and receiving phone calls. Additionally, it has excellent sound quality and has been 100% reliable.
As far as I am concerned, for what I want a mobile phone for, it has
turned out to be a most economical and an excellent choice. Highly
- not what I saw
UNLOCKED MOTOROLA V190 V 190 FLIP GSM BLACK CELL PHONE
what I ordered I did not receive. The phone was all "Silver" not to mention that there was a #30.00 charge to the list price of $54.99...more info
- simple & easy
Easy to use
long battery life
good features if looking for a Basic phone...more info
- Good and simple phone.
the one i was sent was the silver not blue version but overall, i liked the phone and it was mainly due to the simplicity of the phone.
spacing of keys
outside display of the contact name and the word "calling" next to it.... it seems redundant to have that.
can only have individual ringtones if on the phone itself and not on SIM card.
simple functions difficult to find without the help of manual.
the cons are minor if you don't mind a few gliches but i recommend this phone for those who want a simple phone with quality over quantity....more info