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1. Motorola i730 Phone (Nextel)
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2. Motorola i530 Black Phone (Nextel)
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3. Motorola i305 Phone (Nextel)
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4. Motorola i205 Phone (Nextel)
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5. Motorola i530 Yellow Phone (Nextel)

1. Motorola i730 Phone (Nextel)
by Motorola
list price: $149.99
our price: $79.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000SX3BK
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Motorola
Sales Rank: 543
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Motorola i730 is everything a top-notch phone should be; it's easy to use, as well as sturdy and feature packed. With Nextel's legendary Direct Connect walkie-talkie technology, speakerphone capability and a vibrant color screen, the i730 is the right tool for getting the job done.

Design

Click the image to get a closer look at the i730's features. View the rear of the unit in detail.
The i730 is no ordinary clamshell. Like other Nextel phones, it's built tough for construction and utilities industry users. The phone sports a large 130 x 130 TFT color display with 65,000 colors. Meanwhile, the outside cover features a supplementary monochrome display that can display time, call information, battery and signal strength, and more. The speakerphone unit is located below this display on the outside cover, while the trademark Direct Connect and menu scrolling functions can be controlled from the side of the phone. An attached cover protects the unit's USB data, handsfree headset, and charging ports. The phone's control pad also features a five-way button that can control most of the phone's functions. The phone's software features one-touch shortcuts to phone features and easy, icon-driven menus.

Calling Features
The i730's built-in address book can store up to 600 contacts for quick and easy management of phone numbers and email addresses. The phone comes with built-in polyphonic ringtones plus a vibrating alert and you can assign unique ring tones to contacts for audible notification and caller identification during incoming calls. More polyphonic ringtones can be added via a Nextel Online add-on plan. Voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family and associates as easy as saying their names. You can also speak numbers and control other phone features with the sound of your voice. Access the last 20 sent and received calls for quick call return or number storage via the recent calls list. A built-in speakerphone makes it easy to talk without having the phone to your ear, and the i730's GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911.

One of the key features of any Nextel phone is support for Nextel's Direct Connect walkie- talkie technology. The i730 fully supports the service, which allows for one-touch conversations with anyone else on a Nextel phone. It's like a having a CB radio with enough range to cover all of North America. The i730 also features a walkie-talkie private speaker button. This switches from the external speaker to the earpiece for private conversations or to minimize disruptions in quiet environments.


The i730 is built tough and ideal for construction and utilities industry users.
Messaging, Internet and Tools
The i730 features MMS-based support for mobile-to-mobile or mobile-to-email text, graphics and sound messaging. T9 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.

Getting on the Internet anywhere is easy with the i730, as well. Nextel's optional Nextel Online package allows you to read and send e-mails, exchange instant messages and view your favorite web content on your phone. Nextel Online also features games, ringtones, realtime news and sports updates, virtual address books, and more-- all delivered to your Nextel phone.

The i730 ships with a datebook that lets you book meetings, plan events, and set alarms that will automatically turn on the phone if needed. You can store a phone number or Direct Connect ID and initiate a call from a datebook entry (datebook Does not sync with other software programs). There's also a voice recording application that can record phone conversations if you need to replay directions or meeting times. A time and date clock are included, as well.

Entertainment and Software
For those who want their i730 to match their tastes, the phone allows you to customize the idle screen with your choice of hundreds of available images. You can also download new wallpapers directly to your phone with any Nextel Online plan.

The i730 is packed with a number of Java applications. Pre-loaded applications include Advanced Calculator, as well as TeleNav 2.2, an application that provides audible driving directions. A demo version of WayToGo, a location service package, is also included. Both TeleNav and WayToGo take advantage of the i730's GPS capability and both require a subscription for full service. Meanwhile, games that ship with the i730 include a FOX Sports Football game demo, Bejeweled puzzle game demo, Zip Zavier adventure game demo. You can also download more games to the phone's 3MB of internal memory via the Nextel Online service.

Vital Statistics
The Motorola i730 weighs 5.1 ounces and measures 3.6 x 2.0 x 1.1 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 200 minutes of digital talk time, and up to 75 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the IDEN 800 frequency. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Motorola i730 handset, standard lithium ion battery, standard battery door, carry holster with swivel clip, black rapid travel charger. ... Read more

Features

  • The i730 comes with a new 65k color display with enhanced clarity that allows you to customize your screen with downloadable wallpapers, adjustable color palettes, and choice of three font sizes
  • Hands-free cellular conversations are always available with the built-in speakerphone
  • Set your phone and instantly connect to the last Direct Connect call or an assigned contact by pressing the PTT button from the main idle screen
  • Comes with a powerful datebook that allows you to book meetings, plan events, and set alarms that will automatically turn-on the phone if needed
  • Phone can store up to 600 contact entries - Store up to seven numbers for a single name

Reviews (120)

5-0 out of 5 stars Nextel call quality is tops
Nextel and Motorola have developed the ultimate "ultra cool, super sleek,great phone w/the i730. Not only does it have consistent great sound quality on calls, but the ability to quickly contact other Nextel friends or relatives with a single push of the Direct Connect button makes other phones "just another phone".
**By the way, the Direct Connect (2 way radio) is usable in FULLY PRIVATE mode by simply pressing 1 button. The speaker turns off, you hold the phone to your ear, you scroll to the name of the bud you wish to contact, you push the button to talk and release it to listen and NO ONE has to hear your fast Direct Connect conversation. All Nextel phones have the privacy button for Direct Connect. It makes voice mail such a waste of our time.
That is how I use my Nextel all day at work in the office, I also keep mine on silent vibrate mode for totally discrete private use.
Look at any volunteer fireman/firewoman, construction person, cop, or young Jr High/HS kid in the Westchester/Dutchess/Rockland/Putnam County, NY region: you'll see a Nextel on their belt or in their hand. It is THE PHONE where I live.
Just try one. They have so many plans you will find one you like.

5-0 out of 5 stars great phone, better customer service
This is a review for boost mobile (nextel's prepaid service).I have a company phone when I travel during the school year, so I wanted a cool prepaid phone.I had (still do) a Nokia 1220 (Tracfone) and that phone was good (very basic), but I only had service in my local area (Houston) and no where else.After getting stuck at Chicago O'Hare without cell service, I decided I needed a phone that would get service in all major areas of the USA.I have not been dissappointed!!The rates are VERY reasonable for prepaid ($.15 - $.25/minute), customer service has been WONDERFUL, and it has (almost) all the cool features I had on my Sprint vision phone.TM, internet and walkie talkie (to Nextel and Boost customers).I hope what I read in an earlier review is not right about them getting bought out by sprint, because I was with them for almost 6 years and the customer service and plans went VERY steadily downhill!If you need a REALLY COOL phone and do not want a monthly contract, consider Boost Mobile.

5-0 out of 5 stars Positive feedback
The I730 of mine has served me now for over a year and a half. I have never had any major problem. Due to me using it all the time and dropping it a few times I am now looking for another to replace it. I don't have any problems with internet service, cell service or two way radio, unless I go out of the Nextel tower area. Which for me isn't very often. I wouldn't trade mine if I had to.

3-0 out of 5 stars i730 is not that bad
The i730 is a great phone, but I still think sprint is better. I gave this phone a rating of 3 because it doesn't recieve service everywhere you go. that's CRAZY! I thought nextel recieved signal anywhere. Currently I attend Wayne State and my phone rarely has service. On the other hand if I'm at home my phone never drops calls. Nextel really needs to step it up a notch, buI guess I can't say much about it because sprint will be buying them out soon.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not a bad phone, but the cheaper model gets better signal.
I don't own this phone. I own the cheaper Motorola (Nextel) i710. I have many friends who own this phone though, although a few of them have since "downgraded" to the i710.

The main reason I chose the i710 over this i730 was signal strength. the i710 consistently gets better signal the the i730 no matter which of my friends phones I compare it too. All my friends are on the same wireless plan from Nextel as I am, so I know its not service, it is definitely the phones.

I can have full bars on my phone (5 including the little antennae icon) and my friends phone held right next to mine will have 2 or 3 bars. My phone gets signal in places their phones are "Out of Service."

Now you might say that maybe my friend just has a dud phone. Well I have 4 friends who have the i730, 5 friends with the i710 and one with the i860, all from Nextel, and the i710's always have better signal compared to the i730's. The i860 gets as good a signal as the i710 (but its significantly more expensive too).

I am not sure why two phones based on the same hardware and software have such drastic differences in signal. The only thing I can think of is some hardware added to give the i730 an external screen somehow interferes with the antennae hardware somehow.

Other than signal strength compared to the cheaper and basically identical (except for external screen) i710, the i730 is a pretty good phone. Lots of features, solid and durable construction and good battery life. For me signal was more important that a silver case an an external screen but if you like those things the i730 is a decent phone to use. ... Read more


2. Motorola i530 Black Phone (Nextel)
by Motorola
list price: $74.99
our price: $24.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000177F7S
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Motorola
Sales Rank: 1479
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Overview

Compatible with Nextel cell phone service, the ultra-durable Motorola i530 packs all the really necessary features of a modern cell phone into the world's first weatherproof clamshell frame. This phone is so hardy, it actually meets military standard durability specs. If that's not enough, there's also Internet access, speakerphone functionality, a 600-entry phone book, voice recording, voice activation, and more.

Durability

The i530's Military Standard 810 F certification means that the phone can function normally in environments with high degrees of dust, shock, and vibration. Its hard rubber encasing and interior linings and seals all work to protect the phone’s antenna, speaker, keys, battery door, and accessory connections. The i530 also sports tough, rubberized keys designed to be both easy to use and durable in their size and resistance to accidental depression.

Calling Features

Used simply as a phone, the i530 sports a handy 4-way scroll key and two command keys for relatively easy navigation. It also includes a speakerphone function, important for the outdoor/industrial user, which has its own dedicated key. In its closed position, the i530's external screen lets you preview calls before you answer. The phone can also be set to connect to the last Direct Connect call or to a previously assigned Direct Connect contact, by pressing the PTT button. Other calling features include vibrating alert, downloadable voice activation (allowing users to speak a command or number and the phone will respond without a key being touched), recent calls list, call hold, call waiting, a 600-entry phone book, and keypad lock.

Messaging and Internet

The i530 includes basic text messaging, and its Net services include access to news, weather, entertainment, and other Mobile Net-enabled sites, as well as downloadable ring tones, and the always-handy GPS support (for non-Java services such as Mobile Locator).

Other features

The i530 also provides time/date notification, an accessory connector cover that enhances the phone's durability by protecting the bottom accessory connector from dust and debris, a headset jack for direct plug-in without an adaptor, and English, French, and Spanish language settings.

Vital Statistics

The Motorola i530 weighs 6.63 oz. including the battery, and measures 3.6 x 2.0 x 1.1 inches. The phone comes with an OEM standard Lithium Ion battery (750 mAh) rated at about 165 minutes talk time and 75 hours standby time. A travel charger is also included. ... Read more

Features

  • Motorola i530 is great for those who need added durability, and want other great features
  • Provides operation of phone when closed with a single key
  • Set your phone and instantly connect to the last Direct Connect call or an assigned Direct Connect contact by pressing the PTT button (also works for Group Connect)
  • Hands-free cellular conversations are always available with the built-in speakerphone
  • Performs in dusty environments, stands up to short drops and exposure to vibration from heavy machinery use

Reviews (22)

2-0 out of 5 stars A pre-paid for $40 was better than this!
I still have yet to dicover how to send a text message - but have gotten them. I am starting to believe there is no way to write a text message on it, unless I pay extra and sign up for the web on the phone too. There is no alarm feature or games.I did the tracfone pre-paid before this and that was much cheaper with a nokia that had much better features.I wish I had played with this at the store before getting stuck with it for two years.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great , tough phone!
This is a great phone...

1. Nextel is awesome in customer service. THis is my second phone, both were shipped within one day. I had them in 48 hours.

2. The PTT is great, you don't rack up minutes. My wife and I use this all the time, nice feature. In fact, don't get this phone unless you plan to use this a lot, otherwise this is just another phone.

3. Volume on this phone is great, speakerphone loud, but adjustable.

4. Tough little phone..good for cops, construction, firecrews, military, anyone in a dusty, hot, or extreme environment. I am none of the above, but drop my phone a lot and work it hard, and like something a little more durable.

5. DO NOT buy this phone if you are looking for great color in the screen, the latest in graphics and software, etc. It is a good, solid phone, period.It is not real fashionable, I have the yellow and black bumblebee model, but a nice solid feel.

6. You can have internet access, more bells and whistles if you want, but if want that stuff, get something like the i830, Treo 650, etc.

GOOD, RUGGED, DEPENDABLE PHONE!

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't Buy It
I got this free from a family member who knows nothing about cell phones. It drops calls everyday. It loses the signal all the time; even when it is just sitting idle. I don't know who is worse, Nextel or Motorola. I have Verizon, but the bill is always high. I recently got T-Mobile and they are the only ones who charge long distance. I've had cell phones since 1999 (now 2005) and I NEVER paid long distance before. All of the above mentioned companies have absolutely HORRIBLE customer service. They lack severely in that area. They don't answer emails--that is, if you can find an email address on their website; they keep you on hold, and when they answer they have no idea what they are talking about or what their company sells. They don't care about you, the only care about your money. Be careful with cell phones and usage. Buyer beware.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Phone
I liked this phone it seems to be tough and sturdy. Just do not get the ugly yellow cover for it. But had ordered it off of Nextels site. They even gave me a code that saved me $50.00. Here it is for you all to share (CL897L) case sensitive. On the shopping cart page in the promo box. It is like an invoice thing. But I think it is a very good phone. You will enjoy the phone. Happy shopping.

2-0 out of 5 stars Ugly
I hate this phone. I ordered it over the phone sight unseen because it was the cheapest flip phone Nextel had at the time. My friends dubbed it "The Batphone" and they tease me lots every time it gets broken out. It is huge and clunky and has absolutely no extra features. It's good qualities are decent reception and durability. ... Read more


3. Motorola i305 Phone (Nextel)
by Motorola
list price: $79.99
our price: $24.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00014SGBK
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Motorola
Sales Rank: 2463
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Overview

Compatible with Nextel cell phone service, the ultra-durable Nextel i305 packs all the really necessary features of a modern cell phone into a weatherproof frame that's so hardy, it actually meets military standard durability specs. You'll also get speakerphone functionality, two-way radio capability, voice recording, voice activation, and more.

Durability

In our tests, the i305 proved an excellent, practical phone; a serious communication device for users in a rugged work environment, living in harsh weather climates, or just about anyone who needs a sturdy, no frills mobile phone. Hard rubber encasing and interior linings and seals protect the phone’s antenna, speaker, keys, battery door, and accessory connections against water intrusion from rain, sleet, and snow. Further, the Military Standard 810 F certification means that the i305 can also withstand blowing rain, humidity, salt fog, dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, low pressure, and solar radiation.

Testing durability

We powered up the i305 and gave it a few casual drops on to a cement floor. It showed no cosmetic damage, and continued to function normally. Next, we took the phone outside and chucked it about 100 feet onto a wet, sandy sidewalk. The phone bounced and skidded, and continued to function flawlessly. Used with a pair of medium-duty work gloves, the i305's tough keys proved perfect in their size and resistance to depression, and the dedicated volume and push-to-talk buttons were well-placed on the side of the phone.

The i305 also cleaned easily--after use with the muddy gloves, we simply ran it under an outdoor tap. Nextel has wisely provided enough space between the keys and phone body so that dirt rinses out instead of getting stuck in the cracks and jamming the buttons. The i305 also sports an appropriately straightforward and easy to read 6-line, green and black screen, which did not fog or show discernable wear under our damage tests or the water bath.

Testing calling features

Used simply as a phone, we found that the i305 provided clear reception, even when used in a closed-off basement with its extendible antenna retracted. We were also able to intuit our way through most of the menus without the manual, using the 4-way scroll key and two command keys for relatively easy navigation. The speakerphone function, important for the outdoor/industrial user, was plenty loud when set at top volume, and easily accessible with its own little button at the bottom of the set. The phone can also be set to connect to the last Direct Connect call or to a previously assigned Direct Connect contact, by pressing the PTT button. Other calling features include vibrating alert, downloadable voice activation, a two-way radio (walkie talkie) feature, customizable ring tones, a 600-entry phone book, keypad lock, voice mail, call forwarding, call hold, recent calls list, 3-way calling, and a small degree of display customization. The i305 can even be used as a modem.

Testing messaging and Internet

The i305's Mobile Internet connection was relatively fast. Some of the preset Web favorites included menus for Business Tools, Text Messages (read-only), e-mail, and the Web. The Web menu included links to news, weather, travel, finance, entertainment, and a few other handy sites (including MSN, AOL, and MBN Audio portals), all providing content that scrolled out nicely on the clear, uncluttered screen. While navigation was generally quite good on the i305, one very annoying exception was that there was no clear way to go back to the main menu from the Web site areas; we were forced to disconnect from the Web just to perform this function. To add to the confusion, (at least for the uninitiated) use of the Mobile Internet can be a bit obscure, and none of the included documentation covered this topic. That aside, other Web-related features include a variety of okay-sounding ring tones with the option to download others, and the always-handy GPS function (non-Java), which a!llows map downloading and emergency location determination.

Testing Organizer/Fun and Games

The phone's organizer capabilities are limited to time/date, memo, and voice recording capability with additional downloadable software. The usual phalanx of games and optional extras are essentially ignored. Users get Web access to a few minimalist, downloadable games, but again, accessing the games and information on them is not addressed in the included manual. However, in making a buying decision, we found this to be a non-issue. As if it wasn't obvious before, this phone provides function over form, and is not trying to replace your PDA or Gameboy. The one game we did try out was from the Nextel Arcade site; a primitive little game called Bubble Blast, which seemed like something out of a home computer circa 1984.

Conclusion and Vital Statistics

The Nextel i305 is large, weighing 6.63 oz. including the battery, and measuring 5.0 x 2.3 x 1.4 inches. Overall, we found it to be an excellent choice for just about anyone desiring a highly durable, practical cell phone. Unlike most of its contemporaries, it is not designed to appeal to users through its diminutive size, or complex graphic or organizational features. The phone comes with an OEM standard Lithium Ion battery (750 mAh) rated at about 215 minutes talk time and 90 hours standby time. Display language settings include English, Spanish, and French options. A high capacity battery door and a Black Rapid travel charger are also included. --- Erik Hammen ... Read more

Features

  • The i305 is designed to withstand exposure to rain, sleet, and snow. Rubber encasing, interior linings and seals protect the phone's antenna, speakerphone, keys, battery door, and accessory connections against water intrusion
  • Hands-free cellular conversations are always available with the built-in speakerphone
  • Assign unique ring tones to contacts for audible notification and caller identification during incoming calls
  • Discrete vibrating call notifications in quiet or noisy environments
  • Change a setting to read phone menus and options in English, Spanish, and French

4. Motorola i205 Phone (Nextel)
by Motorola
list price: $99.99
our price: $0.01
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000SX3BU
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Motorola
Sales Rank: 1150
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

With email and text messaging support, as well as support for Nextel's wireless web services, the i205 is the perfect companion. And of course, it supports Nextel's legendary Direct Connect walkie-talkie functions so you can connect with people in your work and personal network at the push of a button. You can even add additional software that gives the phone speakerphone, voice dialing, and voice memo capabilities. This value oriented phone is great for people who want basic phone features, the power of walkie-talkie functions, and the convenience of wireless Internet services.

Design
Like other Nextel phones, the i205 is built tough for construction and utilities industry users, or for anyone who needs a rugged wireless phone. The i205's candybar design features a black and white LCD that displays time, call information, battery and signal strength, emails, address book entries, wireless web content and more. The trademark Direct Connect and menu scrolling functions can be controlled from the side of the phone. A standard 2.5mm headset jack is also provided and an attached cover protects the USB data and charging ports on the bottom of the phone. If you want your i205 to reflect your style, you can customize the appearance of the i205 with optional front and back colored phone covers.

Calling Features
The i205's built-in address book can store up to 600 address book entries for quick and easy management of phone numbers and email addresses. The phone comes with built-in ringtones plus a vibrating alert. More ringtones can be downloaded from Nextel's optional wireless download service, Nextel Online. Meanwhile, a recent calls list allows you to access the last twenty sent and received calls for quick call return or number storage. Support for three-way calling lets you add a third party to an in-progress call for group phone conversations.

One of the key features of any Nextel phone is support for Nextel's Direct Connect walkie-talkie technology. The i205 fully supports the service, which allows for one-touch conversations with anyone else on a Nextel phone. It's like a having a CB radio with enough range to cover all of North America. The i205 also features a walkie-talkie private speaker button. This switches from the external speaker to the earpiece for private conversations or to minimize disruptions in quiet environments.

You can expand the i205's calling features with optional downloads from Nextel's download center (www.nextel.com/downloads). Download the speakerphone feature and hands-free cellular conversations are easy and always available. You can also download the voice record feature to record and play back memos or phone calls. Lastly, download the voice activation feature if you want the ability to press a button and speak to dial numbers or access features.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The i205 features support for two-way mobile-to-mobile or mobile-to-email text messaging (Nextel messaging charges apply). T9 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.

Getting on the Internet anywhere is easy with the i205, as well. Nextel's optional Nextel Online package allows you to read and send e-mails, exchange instant messages and view your favorite web content on your phone. Nextel Online also features games, ringtones, realtime news and sports updates, virtual address books, and more-- all delivered to your Nextel phone.

In addition to a time and date clock, the i205 ships with powerful GPS location and navigation features. Find your heading (direction of travel) using the easy-to-use compass and track your speed with the included TeleNav 2.2 software.

Vital Statistics
The Motorola i205 weighs 5.14 ounces and measures 4.80 x 1.90 x 1.00 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 2.75 hours of digital talk time, and up to 70 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the IDEN 800 frequency. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Motorola i205 handset, lithium-ion battery, AC charger, steel blue phone cover, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • The Motorola i205 is a compact, entry-level model sporting iDEN's hallmark Push-To-Talk feature with speakerphone
  • Customize the appearance of the i205 with front and back colored phone covers
  • Store up to seven numbers for each contact (up to 600 entries)
  • Use the private speaker button to switch from the external speaker to the earpiece for private conversations or to minimize disruptions in quiet environments
  • Assign unique ring tones to contacts for audible notification and caller identification during incoming calls

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars Nextels best basic phone
I have had this phone for about 3 months, and it is a pretty basic phone.It is very durable, I have dropped it too many times to count, and it only has a scratched screen so far.You have to pay Nextel if you want to add applications, ringtones, or even the speakerphone, but if you have the knowledge and a piece of software called Motorola RSS, you can edit the phones codeplug and unlock the speakerphone, or use WebJAL to add ringtones and apps.

5-0 out of 5 stars basic phone for basic users
I had one of these for over a year, until I finally lost it.Great phone, never gave me so much as a moment's trouble in all that time.No, it doesn't have a camera or a color screen or games, but if all you're looking for is a basic, no frills phone, look no further.Calls were crystal clear, Nextel has very good service, at least in Philadelphia.Also, like almost all Nextel phones, this thing is a tank.I dropped it more times than I could count, at least twice down a flight of stairs, and it never got so much as a scratch on it.All in all this phone is an excellent choice for a first time cell phone user, or for that rare breed of person who just wants to use their cellphone to make PHONE CALLS.

5-0 out of 5 stars great started phone
i love this phone. it works great to have a phone that is just that.. a phone. I did not want to spend a lot on a phone - diffently not on a phone with a lot of features i would not use nor need. So this is a great phone for basic use.... normal calling and 2 way..

1-0 out of 5 stars Bad Product
I got this phone for a back up and it's not even good for that.VERY cheap plastic, creaks like an old wooden floor.The DC speaker has loose parts in it so when I am in a DC conversation there's so much rattling it makes it hard to hear. The Charger port has a cheap rubber flap covering it that won't stay shut.There's a horrible tick sound in the background on all my calls that I have never experienced before.The battery lasts me a day if I don't use the phone, with minimal use I find it dying long before the end of the business day.I'm very glad my i710 is on it's way because this thing is just junk.You definitely get less than what you pay for with this item.Many of my friends have left Nextel because of the poor product Motorola is putting out for them.This phone is no exception.

5-0 out of 5 stars Motorola i205 Phone (Nextel)
The 1205 model Nextel cell phone is one of the best cell phones that I have had in a long time. It has great coverage and mobility. I have gone days without recharging it.The reason why the battery might run low early is because of many phone calls being made from that cell phone. When you take the phone off the charger and the flap won't close use your finger nail and close the upper corners into the phone and once both corners are into the phone press over the whole flap with your finger. If you have a non-Motorola phone cover on you i205 it is going to be twice as hard but go around all the corners of the flap and im sure you'll get it to stay. Other advantages to the i205 are that you can get many non-motorola accessories from other companies such as: phone covers, colored and flashing key pads, flashing antennas and holsters and cases. I hope this information persuays you to buy a nextel and these helpful tips to help you struggling i205 users. If more help needed with the i205 please email me at Dancingbaby1234@hotmail.com. Thank You! ... Read more


5. Motorola i530 Yellow Phone (Nextel)
by Motorola
list price: $74.99
our price: $24.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000199YRU
Catlog: Wireless
Manufacturer: Motorola
Sales Rank: 1348
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Overview

Compatible with Nextel cell phone service, the ultra-durable Motorola i530 packs all the really necessary features of a modern cell phone into the world's first weatherproof clamshell frame. This phone is so hardy, it actually meets military standard durability specs. If that's not enough, there's also Internet access, speakerphone functionality, a 600-entry phone book, voice recording, voice activation, and more.

Durability

The i530's Military Standard 810 F certification means that the phone can function normally in environments with high degrees of dust, shock, and vibration. Its hard rubber encasing and interior linings and seals all work to protect the phone’s antenna, speaker, keys, battery door, and accessory connections. The i530 also sports tough, rubberized keys designed to be both easy to use and durable in their size and resistance to accidental depression.

Calling Features

Used simply as a phone, the i530 sports a handy 4-way scroll key and two command keys for relatively easy navigation. It also includes a speakerphone function, important for the outdoor/industrial user, which has its own dedicated key. In its closed position, the i530's external screen lets you preview calls before you answer. The phone can also be set to connect to the last Direct Connect call or to a previously assigned Direct Connect contact, by pressing the PTT button. Other calling features include vibrating alert, downloadable voice activation (allowing users to speak a command or number and the phone will respond without a key being touched), recent calls list, call hold, call waiting, a 600-entry phone book, and keypad lock.

Messaging and Internet

The i530 includes basic text messaging, and its Net services include access to news, weather, entertainment, and other Mobile Net-enabled sites, as well as downloadable ring tones, and the always-handy GPS support (for non-Java services such as Mobile Locator).

Other features

The i530 also provides time/date notification, an accessory connector cover that enhances the phone's durability by protecting the bottom accessory connector from dust and debris, a headset jack for direct plug-in without an adaptor, and English, French, and Spanish language settings.

Vital Statistics

The Motorola i530 weighs 6.63 oz. including the battery, and measures 3.6 x 2.0 x 1.1 inches. The phone comes with an OEM standard Lithium Ion battery (750 mAh) rated at about 165 minutes talk time and 75 hours standby time. A travel charger is also included. ... Read more

Features

  • Motorola i530 is great for those who need added durability, and want other great features
  • Provides operation of phone when closed with a single key
  • Set your phone and instantly connect to the last Direct Connect call or an assigned Direct Connect contact by pressing the PTT button (also works for Group Connect)
  • Hands-free cellular conversations are always available with the built-in speakerphone
  • Performs in dusty environments, stands up to short drops and exposure to vibration from heavy machinery use

Reviews (10)

5-0 out of 5 stars also available all black color
Nextel and Motorola have developed the ultimate "ultra cool, super sleek, power attitude, great phone w/the i530. Not only does it have consistent great sound quality on calls, but the ability to quickly contact other Nextel friends or relatives with a single push of the Direct Connect button makes other phones "just another phone".
**By the way, the Direct Connect (2 way radio) is usable in FULLY PRIVATE mode by simply pressing 1 button. The speaker turns off, you hold the phone to your ear, you scroll to the name of the bud you wish to contact, you push the button to talk and release it to listen and NO ONE has to hear your fast Direct Connect conversation. All Nextel phones have the privacy button for Direct Connect. It makes voice mail such a waste of our time.
That is how I use my Nextel all day at work in the office, I also keep mine on silent vibrate mode for totally discrete private use.
Look at any volunteer fireman/firewoman, construction person, cop, or young Jr High/HS kid in the Westchester/Dutchess/Rockland/Putnam County, NY region: you'll see a Nextel on their belt or in their hand. It is THE PHONE where I live.
Just try one. They have so many plans you will find one you like.

5-0 out of 5 stars Super Phone. Durable, no bells and whistles
If you are looking for a phone that can withstand dropping (twice) water, and dust, this is for you. Nice grip, classy design, I have the bumblebee version in yellow and black. Vibrate option, can use DC either as walkie-talkie or more privacy is optional by pushing a button and using DC as a phone where only you hear. Six hundred entries, web access, no color screen, but no biggie on that.
Buttons solid, phone is a little larger than most phones ,but worth it . Nextel service is great.!

4-0 out of 5 stars Good Phone
The i530 flip phone comes equipped with today's technological demands including speakerphone, One Touch Direct Connect, Downloadable ring tones, and enable GPS functions.It is available in both yellow and black.But had ordered it off of Nextels site.They even gave me a code that saved me $50.00.Here it is for you all to share (CL897L) case sensitive.On the shopping cart page.It is like an invoice thing.But I think it is a very good choice.You will enjoy the phone.

5-0 out of 5 stars Motorola Yellow i530 and Nextel 300w/Free Incoming Package
Gotta love the $200 rebate.Actually made $75 on the phone.That paid for my activation and first month's fees.

Phone is great.More durable than the newer i730.My wife loves the yellow color.She can find it quickly in her purse.

I called the 800 Nextel number to setup the phone once it arrived.The customer service lady was very friendly and helpful.It took only 15-20 minutes to get the phone active with a number.

I ported my home land line and was told it was going to be 4-6 weeks and they gave me a temporary number.Well everything was changed over in less than a week.

4-0 out of 5 stars An Above Average Phone
I did have the i730, but i got terrible signal strength with that.So i traded down to the i530.I love this phone.I've had great signal wherever i've gone.I live in Kentucky, so i go into city area's and rural area's but i have had no problem.i love the two way radio, saves $ on the phone bill.Also the cool GPS tracker.The phonebook holds 600 #'s, i will never fill it up.The only downfalls with this phone is the battery.I use my phone all day and i have to charge it every night, if i didnt then it would die on me the next day.also no belt clip comes with this phone.other than that i would recommend this phone to everyone, just but a car charger, it will save your life.my dad and grandfather went out and got the i530 too.Save your $, dont buy the i730, get the i530 ... Read more


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