Sony Ericsson KF788 - Black (Unlocked) Cellular Phone

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  • Big Features -- Small Package

    Mar 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Numerous features; extremely small and portable; digital
    Cons: Key pads may be too small for some to use easily; need to remember where you put it---it is very small and easy to lose sight of; receiver is small and you may need to move phone slightly to hear clearly

    Summary: I am an Occupational Therapist and work in home health & home-based early intervention/pediatric services. I cover two New York counties providing treatment in the home to pediatric clients as well as adult and geriatric clients. I live in ... read more

  • Dont Buy this KF788

    Jun 30, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: 200 number memory Managed 3 consecutive calls during an emergency.
    Cons: Many. Read the text

    Summary: I bought this phone in 2001 May (with Mobitel Sri Lanka) and it is the worst phone I have ever used, and I've used a few. The whole unit started malfunctioning and the company replaced the whole unit in Nov 2001. But they wouldnt replace the ... read more

  • Cheap, small, functional

    Oct 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small and functional
    Cons: Better phones available now, obscure UI, antenna broke off, tinny sound

    Summary: Let me start off by saying this is yet another phone I broke the antenna off of -- I did it three times in three years. I remember this one vividly. It fell on the Milwaukee, WI hotel room floor directly on the antenna. I was able to tape the antenna ... read more

  • Durability problems

    Jul 17, 2001 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Small, lightweight
    Cons: Breakable plastic case, short battery life

    Summary: I have owned four KF788 phones for the past two years. The recurring problem I have had is with the antenna coming loose. Either the plastic case develops cracks around the antenna or the threaded brass ring that holds the antenna pulls out of the case. ... read more

  • Not Worth It

    May 10, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Small and compact. Flip phone feature. Caller ID.
    Cons: Poor battery time, ear area gets too hot, poor reception, flip phone disconnects calls.

    Summary: I had to return my phone twice because the display kept going out. I'm having trouble with the phone again. This time it will not turn off and every time I try to answer a call the call is disconnected. The ear area also gets extremely hot ... read more

  • It works fine but...

    Mar 14, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, Never ending batteries,
    Cons: it "get on fire" after some minutes

    Summary: I do use it 50/50 for business and leisure. It is small and always is flying right to the floor and crash. The batteries are perfect. Since I bought it, it never stay turned off. I do recharge it by night and let it on. ... read more

  • Ericsson nightmare

    Jan 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact size
    Cons: Long connection time, unit gets hot.

    Summary: After using the same brand of cellular for 3 years I decided to take the recommendation of my local Ericsson dealer and make the switch to an Ericsson. From day one, I had problems with the phone. It took an average of 2 minutes from the time I hit the ... read more

  • Small wonder

    Dec 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: has many options I like
    Cons: none really

    Summary: I was a Cell One customer for two years and broke my old old phone. I asked them what I can get for under 100 (digital only). They said that for subscribers like me they give 100 dollars off a new phone. I paid 39 plus shipping. I picked KF 788 because ... read more

  • Tiny, Sexy, Great Phone!

    Nov 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very Small, Looks and Works Great
    Cons: None

    Summary: I got my Ericsson KF-788 about two weeks ago for about $31.00 used on Ebay. All I can say is that I got one heck of a deal! I love this phone! Previously I have used a Motorola Microtac 650e. The phone served me well, but I decided I needed ... read more

  • Small phone, great reception-updated 08/19

    Aug 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Tiny, good signal
    Cons: Flip seems flimsy and may easily break

    Summary: My review is actually on the LX588 Ericsson flip phone, however, there was no product listing for it and these two phones are very similar. This is a great little phone. The voice quality is exceptional and signal strength is comparable to ... read more

  • Pocket-sized Wonder

    Jul 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small and compact with a silent alarm
    Cons: Small Batteries and small buttons

    Summary: I love my Ericsson because it is so incredible small and packed with features. I can easily carry it in my pocket and forget that I'm carrying it until it rings. Of course with its small size there are drawbacks. The buttons are tiny and you really have ... read more

  • My Ericsson KF788

    Jul 18, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: compact
    Cons: comes with small battery

    Summary: When I wanted a cell phone, I wanted a very small flip phone. When I saw the Ericsson KF788 I fell in love. It's only about 3 inches long, and very light in weight. There is room for 200 numbers and storage for 2KB of messages. Other ... read more

  • FORGET OLD REVIEW

    Jun 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: All listed above
    Cons: Ring and vibrator wastes battery

    Summary: I wrote a review about this phone that was completely wrong. The man at radio shack programmed the phone differently. This phone is amazing. In it, you can hold up to 200 names. The phone is small, lightweight and just over all good. 10 hour battery life ... read more

  • In the garbage

    Jun 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Holds 200 names, 10 hours battery life, 120 hours stand by.
    Cons: Doesn't work, cheaply made, just plain ol' BAD

    Summary: I went to RadioShack, I was in the market for a new phone, since I had an Analog Startac 3000. I saw the Ericsson KF 788 and found the family plan, two ones for 100 dollars ($50 after rebate), plus UNLIMITED free calls between the two family phones and ... read more

  • High price. low return

    Jun 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: small, sleak, nice looking
    Cons: expensive, fragile, poor reception

    Summary: www.everspeed.com I purchased this phone before it ever came out. THis was as some people can remember the phone used in James Bond. I was really excited as it was one of the smaller phones out at the times. I needed a cellular phone, and i ... read more

  • Dependable & cool

    May 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Many features for small size
    Cons: Hard to hear in crowded places

    Summary: I've owned my Ericsson for seven months now, but I still think it's the best phone I could've gotten. First of all, let me tell you all the features. It has Caller ID, Voice mail, Call Waiting, Blocking, Forwarding, stores up to 100 names and ... read more

  • Neat and Tidy

    May 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small size, programmable ring, good reception
    Cons: Short battery life, buttons can be pressed accidently

    Summary: I recently started a new wireless phone plan with Pac Bell and had the choice of getting a free Ericsson KF-788 or Nokia 5190. I had owned the Nokia phone before and felt like a change, so I went with the Ericsson. My feelings towards it are ... read more

  • Once, and never again

    May 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact size, excellent feature set, great reception
    Cons: Terrible battery life, screen is a little small, menu organization could be much better

    Summary: IMPORTANT NOTE: I HAD THE LX-788 WHICH IS THE SAME EXACT PHONE, ONLY IT'S LOCKED TO BE USED ONLY ON AT&T IN NYC. An important lesson was learned in the three months I had this phone. It's one that most cellular users learn very easily, ... read more

  • Pros and cons, but overall a solid phone...

    May 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: size, weight, features
    Cons: display needs some refinement

    Summary: I like to wear my phone; therefore, it has to be small and light. The ericsson flip series of mobile phones is a great example. It is similar in size to the motorolla startac and the new samsung flip that's available. not as light as the startac but ... read more

  • Love the Flip Feature!

    Apr 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: the flip - great for a purse!
    Cons: could use a longer antenna for better reception

    Summary: I love having a cell phone. I'm always available if my son's preschool should call, or if the babysitter needs me - no leaving several numbers of places I'll be at! My husband can reach me any time for even the most trivial things, and my friends can ... read more

  • Small is Beautiful

    Apr 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: tiny, good sound, good reception, tri-band
    Cons: strange behaviour

    Summary: I wanted the convenience of a cell phone, but I didn't want to come across as some sort of show-off with one hanging off my belt everywhere I went. I wanted one small enough to slip into my pocket! I got the KF788 because it was the least ... read more

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