The AT&T R225 provides a balance of calling and messaging functionality at an affordable price. With text messaging, IM, and Mobile Web, it is perfect for those on a budget who want the flexibility of a prepaid plan.
Average Customer Rating:
(10 Reviews) 10
Rating Snapshot(10 reviews)
8 of 10(80%)customers who reviewed this product would recommend this product to a friend.
"I purchased the R225 after losing my iphone. It turned out to be a durable easy to use phone. The battery life is great and lasts a long time, but the only downside to this phone is the text messaging. It takes a while to get the words one wants."
Location: chicago, IL
I primarily use my phone for: Business and Personal
"Very basic phone, nothing special here. Picked it up because of the poor battery life on the CF360. Alarms are extremely loud on this phone, but that is good you don't have to hit snooze when this alarm goes off you are up no doubt about it. Silent profile is nice, a true silent means that you don't hear a peep from the phone. Main beef with this phone is that you cannot control volume without switching profiles, so there is no way to mute the phone. Extremely basic internet connectivity, not recommended at all but I do use text with the phone."
"When I first got this phone I hated it. I had owned a Samsung A177 but it broke and I got this as a quick replacement. I was used to the keyboard so going back to a phone that didn't have one was difficult. I've had this phone for about 4 months now and I hate it less than I used to. Now I am used to hitting the numbers until I get the correct letter so it doesn't slow me down as much. There is no camera which is a big disappointment. The battery life is good. I only charge it about once a week and I text a lot. The menus are easy to follow and there is plenty of storage for addresses. There is an alarm clock which is the tool I use the most so I am happy with that. I can check email from the phone. The display screen is small but the phone is too. Overall, it's a decent phone for what it is."
"I lost my phone so I had to get a quick replacement and this was a cheap phone that wasn't too bad to use and didn't seem like too much wrong.
But there are a lot of kinks with the phone that I find odd:
- When the phone rings, you can't silence it. It still goes off non-stop and is really frustrating. - The keys are great to text on, but the T9 on this phone is ridiculous. It's the kind that has suggestions for words, but you would never use those words. And even if a word isn't in their dictionary, there's no way to add it. -Also the memory for the messages is pathetic. I even set it so that it wouldn't save my sent messages and I still have to delete texts from the night before in order for it to have enough memory. THis is also very tedious because there is no option that allows you to delete all the 'read' messages, you have to go in there and individually mark them and delete them. - The phone doesn't really have many ooptions to edit the themes or the ringtones, but it's not too bad - WHenever the phone does vibrate, it is so annoyingly loud that whenever it's in my jean pocket, I can hear it vibrate and not feel it.
With all the kinks, the display is pretty good and isn't as bad as I'd thought it be.
Of course you can't go on the internet too much, but that was expected."
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palm coast fl.
Posted March 6, 2011
best phone for emergency use in this area,cheap,basic for phone use not to mention other fancy features, no contracts, rings loud,bat ok, refill as you need no big deal. ATT is good is my area, cs in this area ok, otherwise use you computer.
"we have a att contract cell phone But needed a cell phone to carry around since I retired I don,t need a computer in my pocket or a camera I find this phone perfect for my needs its made nice the ring tone Is loud I don,t know how or care to send text messages I just make calls so I can't review any other features I'm sure a young person would not want this basic of a phone for me its great"