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Red Pocket Standard & Micro All-In-One SIM Card Preloaded with $29.99 Unlimited Plan (100 MB Web Data)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: the product works exactly as described. excellent pricing for what you get (especially the 100MB, which is like 5x or 3.3x what t-mobile prepaid would give for a similar-ish plan:1500 talk/text).

if you mostly use your phone to talk and text, and you just want a little data for your smartphone (e.g. you use Wi-Fi most of the time but want to be able to do something quick when 'in the field' or away from home/office), this seems to me to better than T-mobile's prepaid offerings.

Cons: the customer support person who worked with me when activating wasn't really qualified to deal with English. i think i would have been a better customer for her if i spoke Tagalog(sp?). unfortunately, i do not.

to my knowledge, there is no UMA functionality (aka 'wifi calling' or something on T-mobile) on the AT&T networks. other posters, please correct me if i am wrong, since that's a pretty sweet feature if you are a global traveler.

Other Thoughts: use the web forms to activate and bypass the customer service. pretty much all you need is a zip code and you can probably type that faster than the newly hired cust svc EEs can when you factor in explanation time.

BLU Dash 3.5 Black 3G Unlocked Dual SIM Phone w/ 1GHz Processor, Android 2.3 / 3G HSDPA / High Resolution LCD / Wi-Fi / GPS
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: cheap. easy to use w/ prepaid service (e.g. t-mobile in the USA).

the FM radio can really pump!

the phone comes with two extra back plates in bright colors that you can swap out if you don't just want to do basic black. they seem a little frivolous but they're kind of cool.

Cons: the voice quality during phone calls varies from second to second. i have never experienced a phone that does that. its not just a matter of reception. it seems like the volume increases and decreases from second to second.

of the dozen or so mobile phones that i've worked with over the years this is by far the quirkiest. as an example, compared to other android phones, this one's default behavior for texting multiple recipients seems to remain tied to the group when one recipient texts you back and wants to engage in one on one text exchange. other android phones, indeed other mobile phones regardless of the operating system, always switch to one on one communication when one recipient of a multi-recipient texts you back.

while the FM radio is capable of playing very loudly over headphones, the lowest audible setting is still way too loud. you have to use it in conjunction with headphones w/ built in adjustable volume in order to get the volume to a decent level that isn't too high. also, the FM radio reception somehow seems more "statickie" than the same feature on other phones that i have had. i wonder if its related to the degree of volume amplification that's built in.

Other Thoughts: i would gladly trade the extra colored back plates for the perception that more time was spent user-testing the phone before taking it to production. the phone is neat for all the functionality built into such a cheap device but it almost isn't a phone when you don't want to use it for a conversation because of the constant volume wavering.

the phone is flashier than i was expecting. that could be either a pro or a con depending on your point of view so i moved this comment from Pros to Other thoughts. i like the way the phone looks so its a pro in my book.


Carlos S.'s Profile

Display Name: Carlos S.

Date Joined: 09/18/12

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 03/09/13
  • Last Review: 04/16/14
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