Tried it twice, no satisfied
Reviewed on Sunday January 21, 2018 by Harold V. B., Philadelphia
I have had a soft spot for this company for years, in particular because my father worked for Lucent for more than a decade. I’ve been a flip phone user for 20+ years, and recently needed to upgrade. The Go Flip was one of the choices at Sprint, and seemed fulfill all the needs of my personal phone (my work phone is a Verizon iPhone). The size and features were what I wanted, I could stick it into my back pants pocket, as I’ve been doing for years.
My first Go Flip started acting up within days. I use my phone’s alarm feature to wake me at 5am every day. After a few days of working well, the alarm became unhinged from real time, first going off at 6am, then at 4am. Then, the phone began to freeze up, where I could only restart it by pulling the battery. Ultimately, I returned to Sprint, and they provided me with a new one.
The second Go Flip did reasonably well for a few weeks, altho’ the phone was extremely slow to respond to navigation keys, or when typing a text message. Then the top (outside) screen became indecipherable, looking like a nighttime photo of a city from 60,000 feet up. The alarm became unreliable, sometimes on time, sometimes early or late. Freezing is again an issue, where I can’t even reset the phone by holding the “end call” button, usually having to pull the battery. Note that I’ve kept the phone fully updated: UICC unlocked, PRL and firmware up to date. Also, I put in a 1GB micro SD card, to help with storage, have taken no pictures, keep only cellular and data on, no geolocation or wi-fi, downloaded no apps, in hopes of reducing “stress” on the phone. No luck. The phone will now randomly turn off when in use (such as pulling up texts), and at night, without provocation (i.e. no text messages, or end-of-charging) the cover display will light up (it’s next to my bed so I notice).