Motorola StarTAC ST7760 CDMA / AMPS Cellular Phone

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  • The good and the bad but no ugly.

    Oct 25, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: small and light, cute, tough as nails. dont have to baby this one, todays prices.
    Cons: battery efficiency, no silent ring, exposed antenna tip, lack of colors to choose from.

    Summary: I got this phone when it first came out and was the coolest phone on the block at the time. I paid several hundred dollars new. OK the good first, First off is the size, a very small and flat phone that can fit just about anywhere, It would fit comfor ... read more

  • The Technological Race.

    Feb 20, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: A great durable phone, light, and with great features.
    Cons: Could have a little more battery power.

    Summary: These days we are all on the run. Big business salesman are on their cell phones constantly, using thousands of minutes monthly. Times are changing, people are demanding more, the technology is advancing, and are expectations are rising. The ... read more

  • Silence Isn't Always Golden

    Sep 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good clarity, compact, light-weight, solid features
    Cons: expensive, not very durable

    Summary: My guess is if you’re reading my review, you want me to give you ten reasons why you should or should not buy the Motorola StarTAC ST7760. Hold on to your hat, cause by the time you’re finished, you'll know whether or not you’re getting this one. Okay, ... read more

  • motorola isn't the best

    May 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: good sleak looking, light, small portable.
    Cons: low battery life, breaks easily, inconvience with the antana, high priced, low reception. no timer.

    Summary: Althought a lot of American consumers know motorola, other people from asia and europe aren't as really familiar with it. You want to know why right? well heres why, even though the cell phone may look good, light and portable, It has ... read more

  • Great phone

    May 17, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Small and light
    Cons: Antenna keeps breaking

    Summary: Love my star Tac the best cell phone I have ever owned. My husband and I both have one and it is great. The only problem we have is that our antenna's keep breaking off. So bad my husbands is stuck inside. I like the fact that we have caller id and ... read more

  • Great phone with nice feel

    May 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, Weight, Dual Mode
    Cons: Poor reception, out of date

    Summary: Overall great phone for size, weight, and feel. Unfortunately it sometimes lacks the power to send and recieve signals inside buildings. Battery life is good lasting for a few days when not in use and for over 3 hours when in use. ... read more

  • Not a bad deal, but...

    Apr 28, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, foldable, pleasant aesthetics, easily used
    Cons: Aerial can break off, messaging and phonebook poorly implemented, range problems

    Summary: The Motorola StarTac model that I picked up is a nifty little machine, but a number of problems, specifically with messaging and fragility have raised some major concerns with me. The first thing one notices about this phone is its size - it's real ... read more

  • Still a benchmark

    Apr 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, style, reception
    Cons: Antenna, not intuitive, caller ID functions

    Summary: I traded up to this phone from perhaps one of the largest: the Qualcomm 2700, so just the sheer reduction in bulk made me a happy camper right off the bat. This phone is still incredibly small and light even when compared to newer models. I ... read more

  • Third Motorola, second StarTAC

    Mar 31, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, excellent audio clarity, accessory compatibilty with other StarTAC products, good battery performance.
    Cons: Antenna can get snagged on clothing.

    Summary: Being a "die-hard" Motorola user for the past few years (after using NEC, Nokia, Oki and Mitsubishi while doing Cellular Sales), making the progression from a DPC550 "flip phone" (5yrs ago) to a StarTAC 6000e (3yrs ago) and now to the StarTAC ST7760, ... read more

  • Phone is not really worth it

    Mar 29, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Phone is small and very stylish
    Cons: Phone is unreliable, battery has problems and the antenna breaks easily

    Summary: Let me say that I am very disappointed in this product. My husband is in advertising and travels a bit. We really needed a cell phone that was reliable. We bought the Motorola Startac because we were told it was the top of the line. We have had ... read more

  • StarTAC Does No Wrong

    Mar 14, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: tons of features, excellent reception, small, light, sleek design
    Cons: hard to find your way through the extensive list of menus

    Summary: You cannot go wrong with this phone! The StarTAC ST7760 is easily one of the finest cell phones on the market and probably the best choice for under $200. I owned a StarTAC ST7760 for two years before I sold it to buy the slightly more advanced (and ... read more

  • Elegant, simple, design design design ...

    Mar 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight, reliable, remarkably sturdy ...
    Cons: Poor software controls, but ... who wants to program a hundred calls...

    Summary: I must confess I left my first StarTac several years ago. I was still in my digital youth and craved like the worst crack addict, the "latest and greatest." Every feature, promised feature, and 'sort of' works feature (Samsung's Voice Recognition ... read more

  • Fragile but heathly cell phone

    Mar 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very low radiation
    Cons: fragile cell phone

    Summary: I'm currently have a StarTAC and they are very cool to carry around, if you are the type of person like me who cares about health on cell phone this is for you, since Motorola is one of the company that will make cell phone with the lowest radiation ... read more

  • A good phone

    Feb 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Super reliable, and light. Low EMF ratings.
    Cons: How many times do I have to get this antenna replaced??

    Summary: This is a good phone. The buttons are small, but by programming you frequently called numbers in the phonebook... who hits the buttons? SprintPCS service with this phone provides great clarity. It's light, and can fit in a pocket anywhere. ... read more

  • Everything you need to know about StarTAC

    Jan 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, light, clear display
    Cons: Easily breakable, especially the antenna and lid

    Summary: I have owned the StarTAC for only less than a year now and am unhappy about the quality of the phone. I already had to get the phone replaced once. The shell of the phone can easily crack under normal usage and the antenna tip easily bends and breaks ... read more

  • Communicate with Style

    Jan 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great styling, Battery life, Feature, LCD Screen
    Cons: Antenna can break, should have more ringer tones

    Summary: I got a black 800MHz CDMA StarTAC 7760 for use at work, and used it for about 8 months. I have also used a number of other phones and technologies, such as Qualcomm, Nokia, and Motorola iDEN phones. I find the StarTAC to be a great phone, ... read more


    Jan 1, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: small, light weight, affordable
    Cons: NONE

    Summary: Package Content Options,the StarTac phone comes equipped with a standard battery and an AC adapter to get you up and running. An exciting line of accessory options,now with the little bittie phone, and lighter than ever. I purchased my ... read more

  • You'll NEVER regret buying this phone!!

    Dec 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Reliability, Clarity, Convenience, Convenience, Convenience
    Cons: None

    Summary: I've had cellular phones since 1989 and this phone is what cellular always promised to be- reliable as a hammer and small as a pager! I struggled through the early years with 2 pound analog phones that were unreliable and too big to carry. ... read more

  • An awesome phone

    Dec 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Slim, compact design, easy to use, vibrate instead of/in addition to ring, flip-phone style
    Cons: Antenna may break off after extremely heavy usage

    Summary: I originally bought this phone because of it's nice, small size, but many of the other features were important, as well. I love the fact that I can wear it on my belt and keep it with me 24x7. The vibrate feature is also wonderful - I really hate it ... read more

  • StarTAC

    Dec 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small enough to put in the breast pocket. Slick look and feel. I love the backlit display.
    Cons: I have to charge it every night if I keep it on.

    Summary: As a person who travels 5 days a week, I've become a fan of StarTAC's solely based on the size and weight. I usually slip it in my breast pocket and forget about it. I had the last generation Nokia and decided that I wanted a smaller phone ... read more

  • StarTAC 7760 - A Second Opinion

    Dec 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, light, solid body.
    Cons: Breakable antenna, speaker problems, battery life

    Summary: This is my second opinion on this phone which I have had for about a year and a half now. My other opinion still holds true in it's description and praise for some of the features of the StarTAC 7760, but my overall evaluation of the product has changed ... read more

  • StarTAC ST7760

    Nov 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small Size, Convenience
    Cons: Dependability

    Summary: I purchased this product because of the StarTac's small size and light weight. The 7760 certainly did not disappoint on this front. However, I did encounter mechanical difficulties relatively soon after my purchase of this phone -- perhaps because it ... read more

  • Cell phone that rarely works

    Nov 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size
    Cons: Never works

    Summary: I bought this product originally because of its size. It is the easiest phone to carry and comes with a handy holster which makes it easy to attach to a belt or pants. I would say that the functionality stops there. I had to return this ... read more

  • Little beauty? The CON side...

    Oct 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small..Black...No More
    Cons: EVERYTHING ELSE...easily breaks

    Summary: I wanted to place this hunk of junk under a table leg to even things out, but was afraid it would somehow devalue the table. I initially bought this craze item phone because I was in the market for a cellular phone, and I was able to get one ... read more

  • Small, but not perfect

    Sep 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: small
    Cons: poor user interface

    Summary: When I originally signed up for cellular service, I received a big honkin' Nokia as a free phone with my GTE account. It was easy to use but HUGE. I wanted a mobile phone...not a portable one. I wanted something that would fit in my pocket without ... read more

  • Best Mobile You Can Buy...

    Aug 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great reception/reliability, good talk time, chaulk full of features...
    Cons: Steep price, small buttons, could be easy to loose if you're not careful...

    Summary: I've had my StarTac ST7760 for quite some time now, I've upgraded from the Nokia 6185 (Sprint PCS), to the StarTac (MCI WorldCom, and it was the best choice I've ever made. The StarTac drops calls 90% less than the Nokia, and its small size makes it ... read more

  • No real substance, just stylish.

    Aug 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, Weight, Dual Mode, Ergonomically Designed BEST for Lowest Radiation of all phones on market
    Cons: Outdated Technology. 800MHz is too old.

    Summary: When the startac first came out, it was probably the best and most desirable "gadget" that a person could have. In its debut, Motorola actually charged $1600 US Dollars for this phone!! That was only 4 years ago! Since then, the ... read more

  • Chicks dig the vibrate

    Aug 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: small, vibrate function, indestructible
    Cons: breakable antenna, digital service

    Summary: Seriously though, I bought this phone three years ago and before that I had always thought about how simple and inexpensive it would be to add a silent vibrate function to a phone. I mean you can get a pager for 3 bucks a month! When they came out with ... read more

  • Star TAC TOO much hype

    Aug 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: looks nice
    Cons: cheap, not well designed

    Summary: This phone might look nice but it broke on me the 2 months after I bought it. The battery would not be charged after drained. I had the 1 year warranty, so I sent it to them and told them to fix it. When they got it, they said that they do not cover ... read more

  • Maybe it's just mine

    Aug 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, very good phone
    Cons: some problems, reception

    Summary: Maybe it's just my phone, and the people that I have talked to that own this phone, but I have had my phone for about 1 year now, and when I first got it, it was the best phone that I had ever seen, and I paid around 190.00 Canadian for it with a 1 year ... read more

  • The Little Phone That Could

    Aug 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: compact and easy to use
    Cons: small buttons

    Summary: My husband and I both own Star Tac 7760s, and we love them. We decided on the Star Tac because it's very compact. In addition, the spouse wanted a phone he could use in the subway tunnel, and this was it. I especially like the fact that it's ... read more

  • Compact but lousy clarity

    Aug 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: portability, compact, easy to use
    Cons: short battery life, poor clarity

    Summary: I got my StarTac free just for signing up with a provider for a year. I'm glad it was free. What I DO like about this phone is that it is a flip-phone and compact and can fit in my pocket with ease. It's dual-band, digital, and easy to ... read more

  • Workhorse of a phone!

    Aug 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, lightweight, secure clamshell design.
    Cons: Difficult keypad, outrageous vibrate feature, weak battery-life

    Summary: I had this phone for more than a year until I switched wireless plans and was forced to buy a new phone, the Ericsson LX588. While I am quite satisfied with the Ericsson, the Motorola StarTAC still stands out as one of the best phones out there. The ... read more

  • Excellent Phone!

    Jul 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size and Quality
    Cons: Battery Life

    Summary: I purchased this phone over one year ago. It has served me well. Let me start out with the cons... The battery...I do not spend much time on the phone and I notice that I have to charge it approximately once every two days. I ... read more

  • Phone Good, Battery Bad

    Jul 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact design
    Cons: Battery power

    Summary: I bought this phone because of its compact size and usability. I commend Motorola on both these fronts. For the first 5-6 months of owning the phone, I would say that I was 100% satisfied with the phone. However, I am becoming increasingly less ... read more

  • StarTAC 7760 Wireless Telephone

    Jul 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small size, solid construction, feature rich, good service..
    Cons: Have to flip to view CallerID, address book editing somewhat cumbersome.

    Summary: There are a variety of StarTAC models now available, the one I currently have is a StarTAC ST7760 and I'll use that as the basis of this product review, while trying to remain cognizant of basic concerns of cell phone users and address some general pros ... read more

  • It's Good....It's Bad

    Jul 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lots of good features
    Cons: Problems with the flex in the flip

    Summary: First, I'm a cellular neophyte; second I've been servicing Motorola 2 way products for 25 years. My 2 way experience tends to make me expect more from a Motorola product, but my first experience with cellular via the 7760 has left me in doubt. But for ... read more

  • Finally Joined the Cell Generation

    Jun 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight, low radiation, good digital quality.
    Cons: Swaps to analog and drops calls

    Summary: I have been fighting getting a cell phone for a long time now. Too expensive, calling plans too confusing and just in general had a bad feeling about them. On the other hand I love gadgets so I kinda wanted one. Well a deal came up and I ... read more

  • Motorola StarTAC-Review

    Jun 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Its a perfect size, and it crystal clear!!!
    Cons: cant think of any..

    Summary: The Motorola StarTAC is a great cell phone to buy. It have many amazing features and has crystal clear reseption. I am a owner of the Motorola StarTac cell phone and i love it. It has had little to no problems as far a cell phones go and it has come ... read more

  • Still The Champ

    Jun 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Long battery life, excellent voice quality
    Cons: Small screen, easy to lose.

    Summary: If you're looking for a small, light, reliable PCS-capable phone that has long battery life, well, look no further. The Startac is what you need. There is little fault I can find with this phone and, despite that there are some phones that do more, I ... read more

  • Reliable with good sound quality

    Jun 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: reliable, good sound quality, good style
    Cons: Only black color, no other color choices

    Summary: I have been using Motorola 7760 for over a year. It's been very reliable. The sound quality is superb. The battery is reliable too. I'm a big fan of "flip" phones, and I really appreciate the concept of folding up a phone. What a great ... read more

  • Beauty-vs-Strength

    Jun 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Style, Great Service
    Cons: Small size not suggested for rural areas.

    Summary: The new Motorola StarTAC 7860 is a delight when you lay eyes on it. I bought two. When I flipped open the first one I almost had a heart attack--it made a slight clicking sound when opening and closing--and because the phone is so weightless and ... read more

  • A Compromise

    Jun 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, battery life, dual mode
    Cons: weak transmitter

    Summary: Once upon a time the only cell phone you were exposed to were large car mounted or transportable 3 watt phones, or .6 watt bulky handhelds. Now we have very tiny phones like the motorola startac, we've come along way. Digital svc has its ... read more

  • It sucks but don't mess with that antenna

    Jun 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size and quality casing
    Cons: Antenna gets bent all the time

    Summary: You ask, antenna? Yep, the antenna sucks. I've gone thru 2 Startacs and this is my 3rd one. First of all, the antenna is constantly getting bent because it never fully retracts so when you put the phone in your pocket it had a tendency to bend. ... read more

  • \Well worth the price

    Jun 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lighweight and small
    Cons: Need to understand the features (instruction manual)

    Summary: The Motorola StarTAC 7760 offers the user a great deal of capabilities. The feature that I like the most is the lightweight and small size of the cellular phone. This is ideal of transportation purposes, and carrying purposes. I was amazed when I first ... read more

  • How Small is Too Small?

    Jun 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, light, and easy to hide
    Cons: Hight price of phone and accessories

    Summary: I used to work as the telecommunications manager for a 1600 person organization, so our Bell Atlantic sales rep would use us for a test bed. One of the perks was a StarTac of my own. One of the first things most people notice is its size. ... read more

  • Hello? HELLO?? ... lost connection

    May 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, light
    Cons: Possibly more breakable than other phones, bad luck with my phone!

    Summary: After about a year of having no phone line of my own and only a pager for people to get a hold of me, I finally decided to buy a cellular phone. I was hesitant to get the StarTac at first because of the cost and the contract, but after having a crystal ... read more

  • Treat yourself right - buy the best

    May 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Teeny tiny
    Cons: A bit more expensive

    Summary: If you want the best phone on the market today, get the StarTac. Nothing compares, and it's worth the extra money in the long run. This phone is so small I often find myself slipping it in my pants pocket. The features make life a little ... read more

  • HMMMMMMMMM...........

    May 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks Sleek, compact, very portable
    Cons: Boring color, no personality, hard to read screen...needs INDIGLO

    Summary: I bought this product for : Looks Portability Digital (I used to have an analog Star Tac) Its a nice phone however its lacking a better viewing screen with INDIGLO blue back lite. The battery life on this phone is ... read more

  • Sleek, Stylish And Subtle

    May 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: compact, reliable, a lot of features and options, relatively cheap.
    Cons: short talk and standby times, only one type of ringer.

    Summary: The Motorolla Startac 7760 is quite an amazing phone. It is very compact and small in size and very conveniently fits into ones pocket. It with-holds a variety of features such as caller id, call waiting Voice mail etc. It is very surprising for a phone ... read more

  • Not perfect, but.........

    May 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact, Lightweight
    Cons: Short battery life, no alpha display

    Summary: When I was first looking to purchase a cell phone, I had basically no idea what kind to buy. I wanted a model that was inexpensive and provided good service. I am not a hardcore mobile phone user. I use my phone mainly on the weekends and for ... read more

  • Is the StarTac Overrated?

    May 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: excellent phone
    Cons: expensive

    Summary: I recently purchased the startac moblie phone. I thought I never would... It seemed to me like the phone was terribly overrated. I was wrong. The phone is fabulous. There are many reasons why I love this phone so much.. First of, Its size is great.. ... read more

  • The Truth about StarTac 7762

    May 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent Reception
    Cons: Will Break

    Summary: This phone has great reception and it is wearable. It also includes the vibrating function. Other than that, it was a nightmare. From the day I got it, it the flip was flimsy. I was forced to get a new phone after 2 months because at that time it was ... read more

  • Is it worth the price?

    Apr 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Phone!
    Cons: Afraid to loose it

    Summary: I have the Motorola Star Tac Cell phone and I paid $600! And i am not sure if it was worth all the money! I mean it is an exclent cell phone and all but if you have fat fingers i dont thing that you should get this phone! :) Not to be mean or any thing ... read more

  • StarTAC- The only way to talk!

    Apr 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: size, weight, style
    Cons: small buttons

    Summary: The StarTAC 7760 is just another great product produced by motorola. It is the most stylish phone on the market, while also being the more full featured and functional. Countless accessories are also available for the full line of StarTAC phones. The ... read more

  • Beats the Competition Hands Down!

    Apr 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Long talk time, very light weight, "wearable"
    Cons: User interface not intuitive

    Summary: Motorola's Digital StarTac cell phone is the first in the line of "wearable" phones, that is, phones small enough that you can wear them without really noticing that you have a phone on you. The phone is small enough to be put into your pocket ... read more

  • StarTac - Read First Before Buying - DETAILED Pros and Cons

    Apr 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, Weight, Looks, Earpeice jack
    Cons: Expensive, Reliability (lifespan), Memory, antenna, ringtones

    Summary: I have been a Motorola support for over 15 years - from the brick to the chunky flip to the startac. Only once have I strayed and used a Nokia that I got as a gift...and boy did it make me realize that Motorola is not as ahead of the game as they used ... read more

  • Nice phone but not user friendly

    Apr 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, portability
    Cons: small screen, not easy to use

    Summary: I recieved my Startac as a gift and I really like it for its size and portability. It is really easy to carry around and sometimes I forget I have the phone with me. It has been very durable as I have dropped it a number of times and it keeps on ticking. ... read more

  • Motorola StarTac 7860-Go For It!!

    Apr 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, High Quality Sound, Tons of Features
    Cons: Cannot Talk on Phone While it is in a Case

    Summary: The Motorola StarTac 7860 packs a whole lot into a small package!! I decided to upgrade from my standard cellular phone to a digital one as a result of a mailing I received from Bell Atlantic. They were offering the StarTac 7860 as a ... read more

  • Motorola all the way!

    Apr 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Flexibility, large data entry, and all the software features you would need
    Cons: Reception lacks in certain places unlike other phones.

    Summary: Approximately 6 months ago I purchased the Motorola StarTac 7760. If you like simplicity and flexibility then this is the phone for you. The phone itself contains major features such as voice-mail, and numeric messaging that can be adjusted ... read more

  • StarTAC 7760, The Reliable One

    Apr 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight, portability, small size
    Cons: Price

    Summary: The Motorola StarTAC 7760 has to be one of the best innovative phones produced and marketed today. It is packed with dozens of features and coupled with a quality digital carrier, not many other phones can touch it for the price. What I like ... read more

  • Nokia 6160 vs StarTAC 7760

    Apr 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Long Standby and Talk Times, Easy To Use, Lots Of Features
    Cons: Antenna is too Soft, Easily bent

    Summary: I have used and owned quite a few cellular phones. Technology never ceases to amaze me. I have owned the best of the best and the worst also. I recently switched from my Nokia 6160 to the StarTAC 7760. Mainly the reason was because of the reception ... read more

  • okay features, great price and portability

    Mar 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great reception, conveniently lightweight
    Cons: not as user-friendly as other phones

    Summary: I bought this product to replace my bulky old Sony phone. The absolute greatest thing about my StarTAC is its portability. The worst thing is probably the short battery life, especially in comparison to at least the newer Nokia phones (e.g. 6000 series). ... read more

  • Is This Really A Good Phone?

    Mar 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to hold
    Cons: terrible reception

    Summary: I think you people should ask somebody who owns one of theese babbys if it is really a good phone!Someone in my family bought one of these phones and he isnt to happy with it.He tells me that when ever he is in his truck the reception is ... read more

  • Costs more--but worth it!!

    Feb 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: small and cool!
    Cons: keys are teensy tiny!!

    Summary: NOKIA or STARTAC?? That is the question--I must say, I went with the 7760 for its ultra-small size and crystal clear clarity. Although it's not the cheapest phone on the market, its battery life and size alone make it worth the money. My only ... read more


    Feb 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lightweight,battery life,features
    Cons: durability

    Summary: I have owned A 7760 for about 6 months now. Before I had A startac 7760 I had A startac 6500 that I did not like so I was kind of unsure about buying another but as soon as I used my 7760 I knew I had made the right decision. The 7760 has excellent ... read more

  • Finally..a phone worth the money!!

    Feb 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: size, backlight, vibracall, phone book
    Cons: flip sometimes inconvenient, buttons hard to push

    Summary: I am truly one of the pickiest people on this planet. I can never find anything I like, but after three months of searching for a cellular phone that could meet my standards, I have finally found one... the Motorola Startac 7760. This phone has so many ... read more

  • This will fit into the pocket of my size 3 Levi's.

    Feb 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light-weight, durable and lots of features.
    Cons: cost.

    Summary: I have had a lot of cell phones and up until recently have been very dissapointed in them. Some can not be carried in your purse because it's as heavy as carrying a brick. When my phone would ring, I would have to dig through my purse (because it was ... read more

  • Fits Right in your Pocket

    Feb 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: compact size, long-lasting battery
    Cons: price

    Summary: I have had several different cell phones over the past few years. At first, it was to keep in the car in case of emergency, but it slowly became something I wanted to keep with me when away from home so I could always be reached, or make calls should I ... read more


    Jan 30, 2000 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: small and light, good performance
    Cons: fragile antenna and unit,limited battery

    Summary: I acquired this model in 3/99. It has performed very well but does have a few irritating problems. Talk time is alarmingly limited it seems to me. Also it is rather fragile. The antenna design is moronic because it is very delicate. The tip of mine ... read more

  • StarTAC is Back

    Jan 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Dual mode, Compact, LCD screen
    Cons: No games or fancy ringers like the Nokia

    Summary: What do you consider in getting the best possible value for your cell phone? Top on my list is compactness, reliability, and readability. Motorola has met these three factors. The one I use I got from Radio Shack for $150 including tax. It's ... read more

  • A great little phone

    Jan 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: small, easy to use
    Cons: none

    Summary: The Motorola Startacs are great little phones. They have good reception (of course, this also depends on you carrier) and are easy to use. The 7760 is definitely worth the money. It is so lightweight that I often forget that I have it on me (kind ... read more

  • Worth The Money!!

    Jan 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Love The Internet Access!
    Cons: Needs to have games on it!

    Summary: Well The New StarTAC phone is the coolest phone Motorola has put out in a long time. The features on this phone are overwhelming. I mean it has your noraml caller id, but also gives you access to the internet and e-mail. I mean the voice mail is great ... read more


    Jan 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clear, Small, Simple
    Cons: Expensive?

    Summary: I highly recommend purchasing this cellular phone. I have one myself and it works like a charm. The digital service comes through crystal clear and the battery time on these is unbelievable, u can charge it while u sleep and you'll never have a problem ... read more

  • Star Tac: A little phone, a lttle pricey, but probably worth the price

    Jan 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small size, large viewing area
    Cons: Short battery time, worrisome static electric shocks

    Summary: I've had my Star Tac for 4 months and am generally happy with it. I bought it for a couple reasons. First, it is small enough to fit in my front pocket. When I was deciding which phone to buy, I was leaning toward a larger, less expensive ... read more

  • Too damn small

    Jan 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great sound. i can hear every shriek of my mother's voice
    Cons: you'll lose it. I know you will. Not a guy phone

    Summary: On my sisters 17th birthday, she received this cell phone as a gift. And after further investigations i have determined it "too small." This phone is just too friggin' small. I'm no heavyweight, but i've had a hard time getting my numbers ... read more

  • Startac and Bell Atlantic - Great

    Jan 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Light, good audio on CDMA systems
    Cons: Pricey accessories if you buy genuine Motorola

    Summary: I have the Startac 7760 which I use on Bell Atlantic's CDMA service extensively thoughout Connecticut. I also have a Nokia 6120 that I use on SNET's TDMA service. I find the audio quality on the Startac on Bell Atlantic to be much better (less ... read more

  • Professional n Technical Opinion

    Jan 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: size, battery, signal strength
    Cons: menu application though not as difficult as the nokia

    Summary: The StarTac 7760 for the Sprint PCS service.. short and simple info.. A great phone for veteran cellular users. Somewhat difficult to get familiarized to for newbies. The Lithium-Ion battery lasts you much longer then you will have to worry about. If ... read more

  • Best Cellular Phone Available!!!!

    Jan 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size and Clarity
    Cons: None

    Summary: The Motorola StarTac is the best cellular phone that I have ever used. I have no complaints and have never been told of any problems on the other end of the phone call. I would recommend this phone to anyone and everyone. I have gone from cellular ... read more

  • I think I paid too much

    Jan 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: light-weight, very small
    Cons: Overpriced, doesn't feel durable

    Summary: I'm thinking about my purchase of my StarTac in August 1999 as premature. It sucks when you find out that your brother bought essentially the same phone for aboutt half of what you paid for it ($250, including tax + S/H). The phone itself is ... read more

  • Convenience is the name of the game

    Jan 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: size and convenience
    Cons: location of antenna

    Summary: If convenience and size interest you in a cell phone, the Star Tac 7760 is for you. It fits easily in your shirt or pants pocket. It also has a very unique and simple to use holder to put on your belt or clip on your purse. The phone key board lights ... read more

  • Listen to the College Kid

    Jan 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, vibrate feature
    Cons: Hard to scroll through options, loading numbers is tedious

    Summary: On the surface, this phone seems great. It's small and... well... small, but for a young person who is on the go and wants something easy to use, this is not the phone. My biggest problem with this phone is it is hard to save and organize my ... read more

  • Awesome Digital

    Jan 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, clarity, ease of use
    Cons: Battery life

    Summary: Being a long time cell phone user I welcomed the advent of the digital phone. Boy was I surprised. I've used Nokia's, Ericcsons, Sony and Qualcomms all with the same result I was greatly disappointed. I've used all of the services with the same result. I ... read more

  • Why think of buying anything ELSE

    Dec 30, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: light, small, convenient,
    Cons: antenna it delicate, might miss calls if you open the phone too much

    Summary: I have had almost every different type of phone and every service there is in New York. There is absolutely no phone in the world like the Star Tac. I must say that this is the best thing for anyone who like to be in contact with everyone always. It ... read more

  • Nice & Compact

    Dec 30, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sturdy, compact, and long life
    Cons: Need to flip cover to use caller ID

    Summary: The Motorola is a good sturdy phone. I found that it is durable and provides good reception. It has a "real" long life for the lithium battery, as it claims. Other phones have claims of long battery life, but this one lives up to it's claims ... read more

  • star tac review

    Dec 29, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: size, weight, ease of use
    Cons: none

    Summary: The Motorola StarTac 7760 is a great phone. If you are looking for a digital/analog phone this is one for you. The address book is easy use and enter numbers and names. Sprint is now using a newer version of this with their PCS network. ... read more

  • Great, sturdy digital phone!

    Dec 26, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small size, great sound, very good reception
    Cons: Tiny buttons

    Summary: The Motorola StarTac dual-mode phones are some of the best around. They are small enough to carry in a pocket, yet pack a battery that lasts quite a while. The phone is so convenient to carry around that you find yourself putting it in your coat or ... read more

  • too hot for comfort

    Dec 25, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: small, compact, pager-like with holder
    Cons: gets too hot, drops calls without warning

    Summary: i like this star tac because of its lightness, durability, clarity and easy-to-use features however... i have had to utilize the rapid replacement service at least 6 times secondary to problems with dropping calls, each and every time i made or ... read more

  • StarTAC is a great phone too use

    Dec 21, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Not heavy,great for busy people.
    Cons: You think you do not have it with you because it is very light.

    Summary: I think that the StarTAC 7760 is great model.I like this product because it is small,long life battery and a great thing to use while in a meeting. The 7760 is not too much and it is just right for people who need a small phone.I think people who are not ... read more

  • Motorola StarTAC ST7760: Cute, but bad reception

    Dec 21, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sexy, Features
    Cons: Bad Reception

    Summary: I bought the Motorola StarTAC 7760 because I wanted a small, sexy dual-mode phone. In the store I was assured that despite its size, it had the best reception available. I love this phone when I'm in the city where there is a strong signal available. ... read more

  • Great Phone

    Dec 19, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Range, clarity and size
    Cons: Battery could last longer

    Summary: I bought this phone on the salesman recommendation. It was small and it had all the features that I wanted. My previous phone was too big too fit into a pocket. I've had the phone for 8 months now and by far its the best phone on the market.Its small ... read more

  • caztv

    Dec 18, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Slim, Cool, Great Features, Extra Piggyback Battery
    Cons: Occassional Cut offs if not in digital area. Will not show voice mail warning on screen if not in digital zone

    Summary: I work in the media and I travel a lot and have to do a lot of crazy hours. I needed a phone that will be light yet have a hood battery life and provide me with caller id plus voice mail. I am very pleased with the Motorola 7760 because it's ... read more

  • The one to own!

    Dec 18, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: light weight, lots of options, user friendly
    Cons: none that come to mind

    Summary: The Motorola 7760 is the best buy for you buck. Not only is it tiny, but the sound is as good as a land line. I love the feature of analog AND digital, works wherever you go. The signal was strong, now matter where I've used it. Love the ring, ... read more

  • Best Mobile Phone: StarTAC a "Star"

    Dec 17, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact, lightweight, ergonomic
    Cons: Menu hierarchy takes some getting used to and battery recharging is a minor hassle

    Summary: I REALLY like my StarTAC digital phone. Got it from Bell Atlantic. Before that I had an Ericsson that looked like a big box and people used to tease me when I wore it on my belt. Also, the system I was using previously kept "cutting out" in ... read more

  • Some details...

    Dec 15, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: see review
    Cons: see review

    Summary: The StarTAC7760 is a good, reliable phone. It gives you one of the smallest phones in the market with the trendy StarTAC look. My overall experience is satisfactory. The Pros: - Dual Mode : Works in digital CDMA and also in Analog ... read more

  • A great cellular companion

    Dec 14, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: convenient size, light weight
    Cons: battery life could be better

    Summary: Prior phone was a Nokia and I thought that I would not like this Startac, but the phone really has turned out to be great. It is smaller than my previous Nokia and very light weight. The thumb control to dial the selected number is a great feature. ... read more

  • flimsy phone

    Dec 14, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: compact , good sound
    Cons: breakable, annoying to flip

    Summary: When I first bought this phone my main objective was to have the best looking phone out of all my friends since most of them have Nokia 5180 or 6180. I still think that the starTAC is better looking and more compact but it is much more flimsy and ... read more

  • The newest thing??

    Dec 14, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small & Lightweight
    Cons: Bad reception, not user friendly

    Summary: I just got the new Star Tac for work and I don't think I like it much. First of all, the phone is Way expensive. It has come down in the last few months but it still remains a bit out of reach for most people. The reception I have found in both ... read more

  • Wonderful, Portable Phone

    Dec 13, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact, Great Display, Ergonomic Design
    Cons: Nice speed dial button, but not as good as the sony wheel

    Summary: I purchased this phone about a year ago. I already had a StarTAC Analog phone and wanted to switch to digital but still wanted the same small design. The phone has held up beautifully in it's year of constant use in my service. I keep in my ... read more

  • Good phone, small size

    Dec 12, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact, lots of features
    Cons: short battery life

    Summary: I like the compact size of this phone; it fits easily into a pocket. The display is also a positive feature, neither too small nor too large. The phone has many useful features, but the most useful option is the silent-vibrating mode, allowing you to ... read more

  • Pretty Good, however......

    Dec 1, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, Quality of sound when fully charged
    Cons: Phone Layout, Ring Volume, Difficult to hold, No internet cabilities

    Summary: I have owned my Star Tac for nearly 5 months. Overall, the sound quality when the battery is fully charged is absolutely terrific. However, there is a three level scale for the battery, and once it reaches two, you start to experience some ... read more

  • Mucho Dinero + Tiny Phone - Radiation

    Dec 1, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size and weight are remarkable without a major sacrifice in features, Less radiation
    Cons: Price, Poor User Interface (Difficult to use)

    Summary: The fact of the matter is that the network you are on is more important than the phone you have. So if the CDMA network in your area is not good then don't even consider this phone. If there is a quality CDMA provider in your area and your ... read more

  • Small but difficult to use

    Nov 17, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: small and lightweight
    Cons: difficult to program and use

    Summary: I've been using Motorola phones for years and this is my second StarTac. Motorola should have learned by now how to design the software for a digital phone. Yes, its small and battery life is good. But the software is incredibly difficult to learn and ... read more

  • Q Phone or Startac?

    Nov 15, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good sound , pocketable and lots of accessories
    Cons: A little larger and heavier than the Startac

    Summary: I spent the last 2 years trying to decide which flip phone to buy. I'm sure that part of the wait was to see if the price of these phones would ever drop. I spoke with several customer service reps before buying, just to see if there were ... read more


    Nov 11, 1999 by
    Rated a Helpful Review

    Summary: My husband and I went phone shopping, but one look at the adorable & portable Startac and my husband fell in love with it. We were told that we were getting a real bargain "THAT DAY" by paying ONLY $200.00 for the phone. It took 2 hours ... read more

  • Small, Clear, and Useful

    Nov 3, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, clear, nice features.
    Cons: None

    Summary: I recently bought a StarTac 7760 after much pestering from friends and relatives. All I can say is that I should have bought one a long time ago. This phone is very clear and I have never missed a call (at least I don't know of ever missing a call). ... read more

  • Size Does Matter

    Oct 27, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, so you'll carry it all the time
    Cons: Pricey

    Summary: A few months back, I replaced my larger cell phone with a StarTac. At the time, I chose the StarTac for its cool factor. But since then, I've been surprised to see that a littler phone is in fact more useful. Since buying the StarTac, I've made ... read more

  • Is it worth the price?

    Oct 18, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Size, features, quality
    Cons: price

    Summary: The Motorola StarTac is the most expensive phone I have seen on the market today. You can get a phone from most service providers, when you sign up for their service, for one third the cost of the StarTac. For this reason, many would think that you ... read more

  • Mediocrity

    Oct 11, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small size (cute)
    Cons: Nothing extraordinary here

    Summary: I've been a cell phone user since 1994 and have owned many different models. The StarTac stands out in only one aspect. The phone is small. Other than the size, I find nothing amazing or special about this phone. The StarTac ... read more

  • Being insufferable has never been this compact!

    Sep 20, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Thin, clear sounds, and feature-full!
    Cons: Battery is sometimes unreliable

    Summary: "What do you mean I can leave it in my pocket during dinner-what's the point?", is probably the most asked question StarTAC sales representatives hear when describing the features of the 7760. No doubt they lose many customers who feel the ... read more

  • Don't Waste Your Money

    Sep 8, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: image, numerous features
    Cons: battery life, durability

    Summary: Occasionally in the march of technological progress, the people are led astray and find themselves marching off a cliff. This darling of the silicon valley digerati is, typically, more hype than substance. I originally bought this phone three ... read more

  • The King of Flip Phones

    Sep 7, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: usability, design, features
    Cons: antenna, price, temptation to wear belt holster

    Summary: When all is said and done, you're either a flip-phone person or you're not. It's kind of like preferring cats to dogs -- it's not very hard to figure out where you stand. If you are one of the pour souls who misses the appeal of flip-open phones, ... read more

  • Motorola StarTac 7760 Cell Phone: One of the Best!

    Jul 10, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Tiny, lightweight, intuitive
    Cons: Antenna is a gimmick, buttons awkward for large fingers

    Summary: Motorola's Digital StarTac is a great innovation, in a rapidly changing cellular phone market. It is easy to use, intuitive, and the VibraCall silent alert is one of the best features. No more embarassing ringing during visits to the movies, ... read more

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