Motorola StarTAC 3000 - Black (Unlocked) Cellular Phone

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  • I Hated My Motorola StarTAC 3000 Phone

    Oct 12, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Mine was free, lightweight
    Cons: Would never stay charged, see review

    Summary: We always knew I needed a cell phone, but were never pressed to get me one. Once I became pregnant, my husband grew worried about the 40 minute one way commute I had to work and back. We went to our local US Cellular store, and got a package deal. ... read more

  • now i know why it only cost a penny.

    May 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: small
    Cons: bulky battery, very static-y, ugly display

    Summary: when i signed up with verizon wireless (the WORST cellular company ever!) i got this phone for a penny with my 2 year contract. had i known that signing this contract was like selling your soul to the mormons, i would have never done it...but methought, ... read more

  • Small and Cute, But That's Just About It!

    Mar 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, Light, Easy To Use, Not Much Static
    Cons: Low Battery Life, Antenna Too Flimsy, Outdated

    Summary: Way back during Christmas of 1999 I received my very first cell phone from my Grandfather. Being a teen in today's world, I've grown up with instant gratification and fast-paced technology, so I figured it was the right time to catch up with the times, ... read more

  • The TAC in StarTAC stands for....

    Mar 18, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight and compact
    Cons: Never seems to work like it should

    Summary: Totally Annoying Contraption! When we signed up for cellular service 6 months ago, this little dandy came highly recommended. Due to it's light weight, compact size, and vibration signal factors, we jumped at the chance to have one. ... read more

  • The Startrek phone

    Mar 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It's small and looks cool.
    Cons: It's analog and has horrible battery.

    Summary: Yes..the Startrek phone is what we called it when we first got our little StarTAC. After almost a year of using it and bringing a digital phone into our house the "Startrek" has lost it's luster :-( Why you say? Well... Analog and Digital..no comparison! ... read more

  • THIS IS THE WORST PHONE MY HUSBAND EVER OWNED

    Dec 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It's very portable and small
    Cons: Have had many problems with it

    Summary: I'm sorry to say, but this phone is the worst my husband has ever owned. The first one worked great, but then he had to turn it in to get it updated. Ever since then it hasn't worked well at all. He has so many problems with it. It has a ... read more

  • Retire this phone, put it in a museum

    Dec 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: good voice quality, relatively light & compact
    Cons: Very poor battery life

    Summary: I've had this phone for about a year now. It was a free phone that came with a one-year service agreement with Worldcom Wireless starting 12/99. All I needed was a basic phone but I was shocked at how basic phones still were ... read more

  • Sturdy, dependable, the entry level cell phone

    Nov 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, light, flip open to answer a call
    Cons: Ugly old-school LCD display

    Summary: So, I was moving, see. And I was too lazy to give the Amertiech people enough of a head's up, so my phone wouldn't be hooked up for a few days and I knew that I had to have a phone - lest my mom flip out. Off I go, nervously, to Cellular One ... read more

  • Convenient and Tiny

    Nov 5, 2000 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Good size
    Cons: Doesn't work in some buildings

    Summary: I was offered this phone over the phone by my phone company in conjunction with a air time package that was appealing to me. I was impressed when I opened the box and the phone was slim and portable with ease. The phone is easy to recharge but the ... read more

  • two big problems

    Oct 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: compact, feels like a real phone in open position
    Cons: breaking antenna, bad reception

    Summary: I've got two gripes with my StarTac. 1) Whoever coated that brittle wire with rubber and called it an antenna should be condemned to bad design prison. The StarTac's antenna breaks in a stiff wind making me wonder if Motorola did it on purpose to ... read more

  • A Stand alone product

    Oct 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: A communication champ!
    Cons: Sometimes loses connection in weak coverage areas

    Summary: I bought the StarTac 3000 for two major reason one being it is small the other being I need to be in constant connection with those around me, The StarTac 3000 has been a perfect companion from the beginning and has been a selection not worth regreting I ... read more

  • StarTac 3000

    Sep 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, lightweight
    Cons: Short battery life

    Summary: I got the Star Tac 3000 because at the time the company that had them offered what I thought was a great deal. They offered the Star Tac 3000 free with free nights and weekends for the life of the contract which I chose 3 years. I am getting ... read more

  • great product

    Sep 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: buy it
    Cons: buy it

    Summary: i bought the startac 3000 cause it was small,and low priced most of all.had my startac phone for 3 years and had not have any problems with it,it is a tough phone believe me,it works the same as a digital phone and yes digital phones do not really sound ... read more

  • Much more useful than other cell phones

    Sep 19, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: size, battery life(!)
    Cons: ease of feature-use (lack thereof)

    Summary: I won't re-hash the features of this phone, please see the other opinions on it for that information. Our company standardized on this phone as a replacement for the Oki 13xx series of phones that we had been using. We have since standardized ... read more

  • Startac is a big Bust

    Sep 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: small
    Cons: is not a good product

    Summary: I bought my Motorola Startac last year and in July, six months after I bought it it stopped charging. I called up their customer service and they sent me a replacement battery, yet it still did not work. Then I sent the handset in and motorola told me ... read more

  • I had 2 problems with this one

    Sep 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: small, thats about it though
    Cons: I had two problems with this one antenna broke off and keypad stopped working, possibly cheaply made

    Summary: A little while ago I decided to get rid of my old Nokia and get a newer phone that was better and more modern looking. So i decided to go with the Motorola 3000. It was working perfectly for me for while then the antenna broke off, I later learned that a ... read more

  • the Classic

    Sep 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: everything
    Cons: nothing

    Summary: I bought my Motorola Star Tac Tri-mode phone from Verizon back in early '02, right before it was discontinued. Most people go through at least 2 phones a year, in the mean time I've kept my Star Tac for almost 4 years, and counting. I'm on my second ... read more

  • Great Little Phone

    Aug 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very small and light
    Cons: You might forget you have it on.

    Summary: I just got this StarTAC phone a few months ago and I really like it. In my job as a COP I am on the street allot and need access to a phone all the time. It comes with a clip and fit snugly onto my utility belt. As soon as I get in my vehicle I ... read more

  • Motorola StarTac 3000

    Aug 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Small. Cute. A nice phone.
    Cons: Calls not clear at times...battery goes pretty fast, too.

    Summary: I have always wanted a StarTac because they are so small. I had heard a lot of bad things about this phone, but I heard a lot of good things too. So, I went to Cell One here in my town and paid $50.00 with a year sign-up. It is a nice change ... read more

  • I BELIEVE MOTORAL HAS A PROBLEM WITH THIS ONE

    Aug 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: small
    Cons: cuts off

    Summary: I believe Motorola has a problem with this one. Both my husband and I have this phone. We received it free for signing up with ALLTEL services. ALTELL is great but the phones do not seem to be. They cut you off. YOu can be talking to someone and all ... read more

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