I bought this phone 2 years ago, and I loved it for a long time. I have had several problems with the battery over the past 2 years though. After about a year it would randomly turn itself off (no warning beep, with a full battery). Then it would refuse to charge, saying there was a problem with the battery---I turned the phone off and then on again and it would charge for a little while before saying there was a problem during charging once again. Now that my contract is up, the screen has started scrambling horribly. Sometimes I do not receive my calls, my messages sometimes take hours or even days to show up on my phone. I had a very basic plan, making and receiving calls ONLY---So I can not comment on the texting or the internet usage. I did not even use the walkman feature of this phone,but I have used the headphones (one of which is placed in an odd arrangement on the cord, making them awkward to use). If you are looking for a simple phone, I would recommend finding one...
I have had my W580i for 2 years now! I got the red one when I was due for an upgrade for $50 (w/$50 rebate), so free works! Anyway, I am now due for another upgrade with AT&T and haven't found anything I want to replace it with. I LOVE this phone! I didn't want to buy an iPod, but wanted a phone with music. Not only does this phone play music, it also has an FM Radio that you can listen to with earplugs and even MobilTV if you subscribe to it. This phone also has a fitness feature that will count how many miles you have ran/walked and will save your results! Music is very clear and sharp. You can also download animated gifs to the phone.
The only downsides, which don't matter for me since I don't text or use my phone for internet, is that the phone is not 3G and the keys are not good for texting. There is no qwerty keyboard or touchscreen to text with. The phone also doesn't offer GPS, which I don't use either.
If you're looking for a good music phone, but not...
I got this phone free for contract renewal through AT&T. I bought an 8 GB memory chip on eBay for $30 (this was a year ago, they're cheaper now). Now I have a quality phone and media player with as much memory as an iPod Nano, and it only cost me $30. I love this thing!
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