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Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Rise No-Contract Phone

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Rise

 | Catalog #: 17-7718
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$79.99
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No hassle, no contract.

Get the Kyocera Rise without the hassle of a contract. It features a 3.5" HVGA touchscreen that is perfect for Web browsing. It runs on Android® 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), has Wi-Fi® and features a 3.2MP camera with LED flash and video.

  • Android 4.0 OS Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 3.2MP camera with LED flash and video
  • 3.5" HVGA touchscreen, 1GHz processor and Wi-Fi® capable
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  • Parts: 12 month
  • Labor: 12 month
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Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Rise No-Contract Phone
 
2.7

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (20)

45%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (32)
  • Simple controls (23)
  • Great features (19)
  • Durable (16)
  • Lightweight (10)

Cons

  • Freezes up (27)
  • Poor battery life (23)
  • Weak signal (16)
  • Drops calls (10)
  • Flimsy (10)

Best Uses

  • Texting (33)
  • Email (23)
  • Making calls (22)
  • Web browsing (20)
  • Music (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (24), Student (13), Parent (12), Gearhead (6), Business professional (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (42)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (36), Yes (8)

Reviewed by 48 customers

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2.0

Junk

By Sparklesjade

from Kentucky

About Me Parent, Practical

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Freezes Up
  • Poor Battery Life
  • Weak Signal

Best Uses

  • Making Calls
  • Texting

Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Rise No-Contract Phone:

This phone has been nothing but a major headache. At first was so excited cause I got this phone for 20.00 bucks but I found out all the reviews were true. The battery life of this phone is horrible would not even last a full day. It constantly freezes up, does not let me on the internet, game apps constantly freeze up and boots me back out. So many times when I first got the the phone I had to remove the battery when it would freeze. I am absolutly sick of this phone. It is Junk.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
2.0

IT WORKS FINE FOR A LITTLE WHILE

By Chixolis

from Washington State

About Me Parent, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Simple Controls

Cons

  • Short Life-spand

Best Uses

  • Email
  • Making Calls
  • Music
  • Texting

Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Rise No-Contract Phone:

Stop working in about 6 to 8 months.
Both of my Kyosera did not last a year.
Other than that, it is a friendly usage phone.
Costumer service helped as much as they could.
I am trying another affordable brand.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good Basic Phone

By Ramon

from Freehold, NJ

About Me Parent

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Great Features
  • Simple Controls

Cons

  • Freezes Up
  • Poor Battery Life

Best Uses

  • Email
  • Making Calls
  • Texting

Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Rise No-Contract Phone:

This is a good basic phone but remember it is a basic phone. I found that updating too many apps ate up way too much ram and caused the phone to freeze alot and even turn off on its own. Once I uninstalled the updates to hangouts, google play, and google maps the phone worked a lot smoother. I also found that using the designated messaging application is much better than installing a new one (such as hangouts). The battery life could be better but it is very nice having a physical keyboard and an android 4.0 OS.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
1.0

this phone is garbage dont buy it!!!!

By roadrunner

from Vermont

About Me Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Drops Calls
    • Flimsy
    • Freezes Up
    • Poor Battery Life
    • Weak Signal

    Best Uses

    • Music

    Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Rise No-Contract Phone:

    This phone is the worst phone I have ever bought! I have had alot of prepaid phones and this one is the worst by far. The screws came out and screen stops working and falls apart. had virgin mobile replace it 4 times with this happening everytime.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Powers down for no reason

    By TG

    from Chicago

    About Me Business Professional

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Freezes Up
    • HORRIBLE
    • Powers Off For No Reason
    • Screen Lags

    Best Uses

      Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Rise No-Contract Phone:

      Dont buy.. My phone can be in another room and I hear it power down and power on. I am so worried that this will happen at a time when I really need it

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      DON'T BUY THIS PHONE

      By Not a Fan

      from Hollywood, FL

      Pros

        Cons

        • Freezes Up
        • Poor Battery Life
        • Weak Signal

        Best Uses

          Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Rise No-Contract Phone:

          I paid $100 for this lousy phone a year ago. The battery lasts for two hours if you're lucky. Hardly any apps will run on it without crashing. Swype, which enables the slide-out keyboard frequently crashes, and then the on-screen keyboard fails to appear so you have to start your text from scratch. When you make a call, the keypad disappears immediately, so if you're locked into a menu, the screen goes black, and you have to enter your PIN to get back in. You can't talk on the phone in my house or in my office. So it's basically a useless $35 a month piece of fecal matter. So I'm going to bite the bullet and upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S3. If that phone doesn't perform, either, then that'll be the last time I set foot into Radio Shack.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Good Cheap Phone

          By Yin

          from Katy, Texas

          About Me Parent, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cheap
          • Good Camera
          • Slider Keyboard

          Cons

          • Calls Are Not Very Clear
          • Doesnt W Paypal Cc Readr

          Best Uses

            Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Rise No-Contract Phone:

            Upgraded from a 3 yr old android phone, so the Rise is huge upgrade in terms of speed and aps running more smoothly. Speaker phone is not super clear and people receiving calls from us say the clarity isnt very good. Very disappointed it does not work with the Paypay credit card reader, and I will most likely be looking into leaving VM to find a company that supports that

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Love this phone

            By pipskerdoodle

            from Goshen, NY

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Love The Slide Out Keyboa
            • Simple Controls

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Email
              • Texting
              • Web Browsing

              Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Rise No-Contract Phone:

              This is the first touch screen phone that is easy to use for those with dexterity issues.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great Phobe low price!

              By Kishore

              from USA

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Great Features
              • Simple Controls
              • Strong Signal

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Rise No-Contract Phone:

                  A great texting phone for a low price..
                  Usable even without activation via wifi.
                  Has a sd card slot for expansion.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  1.0

                  Awfully Disappointing Phone

                  By AngelaRock94

                  from 30240

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Inexpensive

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use
                  • Flimsy
                  • Freezes Up
                  • Reboots Itself During Use

                  Best Uses

                  • Making Calls
                  • Texting

                  Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Rise No-Contract Phone:

                  While it's good for communications,it's pretty useless for anything else

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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