Pantech Breeze - black (AT&T)
Manufacturer: Pantech & Curitel Part number: 3580225
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- Average user rating: 1.0 stars out of 2 reviews
- The PANTECH breEZe is a breakthrough in intuitive cell phone design. Every aspect - from its sleek, streamlined design and extra-large color display to its simplified user interface and back-lit EZ One-Touch Quick Call keys - makes it easier to use for both children and adults. The Pantech breEZe has two different modes allowing you to choose the menus depending ... Read more
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NOT user friendly! (Orig. posted for the White Breeze)
by DHXK3G on May 4, 2009
Pros: You can throw it at someone to hurt them.
Cons: Bad keypad (for the black phone...you don't make the white one anymore), Bad photo management, bad Bluetooth management, poor user interface, poor user manual, poor quick reference guide, not the best deal from ATT retail store, no memory chip port.
Summary: Black keypad - Call and End buttons are unreadable - even by me - and I'VE GOT 20/20 VISION! This is not the case on your white (discontinued) ...
Summary: Black keypad - Call and End buttons are unreadable - even by me - and I'VE GOT 20/20 VISION! This is not the case on your white (discontinued) phone...HOW IS THIS SENIOR USER FRIENDLY???
It is VERY difficult/impossible to add photos for contacts - IF THE PHOTOS ARE NOT TAKEN BY YOUR PHONE. If you take the pic in portrait orientation, it's stretched (making people look fat) when attached to a contact. If you take the pic landscape, it appears sideways when attached to a contact. There's NO WAY to rotate the pic! I've tried any number of ways getting the pic off the camera, fixing in PhotoShop and getting it back to the phone, only - - - it GOES TO GRAPHICS, NOT PICTURES!!! The phone won't allow you to use a graphic for contacts, so transferring pics to the phone is useless!
Using Bluetooth to transfer contacts - only transmits limited info: No first name (this is VERY bad for BIG families?15 people with the last name of Kelly?I had to go in search my phone by number and edit 15 times), no mapping of more than one email address, no birth date field, and no mapping of home address. There is also no ability to put more than one Home number, Cell number, and Office number. With the proliferation of phones these days, HOW CAN YOU NOT ALLOW FOR MORE THAN ONE TYPE OF PHONE??? UNBELIEVEABLE!!!!! You market this as a great phone for seniors. HOW SO??? I just copied all my contact's info onto my 78 year-old mother's phone, and NOW I have to go back in, and edit EVERYTHING YOU LEFT OUT!!! I've got to buy a PC cable to see if I can get access to the photo folder, to add pictures THAT MY MOTHER CAN SEE RIGHT SIDE UP!!! You've got no compatibility with an SD card, which I could have used on my Dell to add the photos. Your "Quick Reference Card" is WRONG, which made me have to use the more complete User Manual to set the phone up, AND YOU'VE GOT NO INDEX TO FOLLOW, SO YOU HAVE TO RE-READ THE ENTIRE MANUAL TO SEE IF YOUR TOPIC IS LISTED!!!
For guys listing the phone as senior compatible, you sure have a strange way of showing it...
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Not great for Seniors
by elainekjohnson on June 15, 2009
Pros: Physical phone is OK. Three hot buttons make it usable. Bluetooth is nice even for seniors. They also need hands free operation sometimes.
Cons: Non-standard recharge plug is extreemly difficult to plug in. Not possible for a person with arthritis in her hands. Needs a cradle for true seniors.
Operating system is horrible for seniors.
Summary: The physical phone is nearly acceptable with only one drawback, but it is a biggie. The non-standard recharge plug is so difficult to plug into the phone that a person ...
Summary: The physical phone is nearly acceptable with only one drawback, but it is a biggie. The non-standard recharge plug is so difficult to plug into the phone that a person with arthritis may find it impossible.
The operating system is totally unacceptable. The Contact List button, which is neither displayed on the screen nor marked on the keyboard, brings up a list which begins with 8+ ATT special numbers. This is very, very confusing for a non-technical senior. They need to see a list with their own contacts and nothing else. The AT&T numbers cannot be deleted and one also exists in the speed dial list. It also cannot be changed.
The center (OK) button initially brings up a 'Data' (internet access?) screen. This too is terribly confusing and a senior can get very frustrated tyring to get rid of it and make a call. At the very least, this button should be configurable to a menu or contact list button.
In an ideal world, the hot buttons should be marked with something other than 1, 2, 3 so as not to be confused with the dial buttons (in instructions).
If you are looking for something for a senior and have the opportunity for other plans, get the Samsung Knack. It is much, much nicer for seniors. However, at this writing it does not have bluetooth. I would make the trade in an instant if a different plan were available for our area.
- Manufacturer: Pantech & Curitel
- Part number: 3580225
- Description: The PANTECH breEZe is a breakthrough in intuitive cell phone design. Every aspect - from its sleek, streamlined design and extra-large color display to its simplified user interface and back-lit EZ One-Touch Quick Call keys - makes it easier to use for both children and adults. The Pantech breEZe has two different modes allowing you to choose the menus depending on you needs. No more scrolling through endless options you'll never use. Complexity is now just a state of mind. The breEZe Mode has simple menu format allowing EZ system navigation and streamlined options offering the most commonly used features off the main menu. The Advanced Mode has icon format for system navigation and enhanced feature offerings: Email & IM, Messaging, Calling, MEdia Net, AT&T Mall, Games and Apps, My Stuff, Address Book, and Settings. The EZ On-Touch Quick Call Keys is available for those you reach out to most - it's now as easy as 1-2-3! You can assign your friends and families for EZ Keys and once contact is assigned, press and hold appropriate key to make a call. If you're looking to take photos or videos, surf the Web, send instant messages, download ringtones, or play games - the breEZe does all of that and more!
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Cellular phone
- Form Factor Folder (flip)
- Phone Design Flip
- Integrated Components Digital camera
- Width 2 in
- Depth 0.7 in
- Height 3.9 in
- Weight 3.4 oz
- Body Color Black
- Technology GSM
- Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)
- Service Provider AT&T
Messaging & Internet
- Cellular Messaging Services SMS
- Instant Messaging Services AOL Instant Messenger Service (AIM),
Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger)
- Messaging & Data Features Text messages,
- Data Transmission GPRS,
- Wireless Interface Bluetooth 2.0
- Phone Functions Conference call
- Polyphonic Ringer Yes
- Ring Tone Formats MIDI,
- Additional Features Intelligent typing (T9),
- Sensor Resolution 0.3 megapixels
- Type LCD display - Color
- Type LCD display - Color
- Technology Lithium ion
- Run Time Details Talk - up to 180 min,
Standby - up to 240 hour(s)
- Compliant Standards HAC(Hearing Aid Compatible)
- Included Accessories Power adapter , Power adapter