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Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black)

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A big deal for a small price.

Enjoy a full-featured, yet affordable phone without a contract with the Virgin Mobile Kyocera Event. Powered by Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and a 1GHz Snapdragon® processor, it offers powerful new ways of communicating and sharing. The 3.5" HVGA touchscreen display ensures crisp, bright viewing from any angle and you can take pictures and video using the built-in 3.2-megapixel LED flash camera/camcorder. Plus, with access to Google Play™, you can download thousands of free Android apps including games, productivity tools, travel assistance and more.

  • Powered by Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and a 1GHz Snapdragon processor
  • Put your fingers fully in control of emailing and picture viewing with the 3.5" touchscreen
  • 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and video capture
  • Virtual QWERTY keypad with Swype® lets you share messages faster and easier
  • MagniFont mode offers improved menu readability
  • 4GB storage capacity expandable to 32GB via microSD™ memory cards (not included)
  • Manage your battery life with the included Eco Mode app
  • Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g/n) and Bluetooth® 2.1 connectivity
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  • Kyocera Event handset
  • Rechargeable 1500mAh lithium-ion battery
  • USB data cable
  • Charger
  • Printed materials
 

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Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black)
 
2.8

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (21)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Great features (10)
  • Strong signal (10)
  • Simple controls (9)

Cons

  • Freezes up (17)
  • Poor battery life (10)
  • Drops calls (7)
  • Weak signal (6)
  • Difficult to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Texting (18)
  • Making calls (11)
  • Web browsing (11)
  • Email (8)
  • Music (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (14), Student (11), Parent (10), Gearhead (4), Business professional (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (30)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27), Yes (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Worth every penny.

By JnLeonrd

from SI, NY

About Me Gearhead, Layabout

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Cute
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Moderately Priced
  • Simple Controls

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Good For Having A Cellpho
    • Have A Cellphone

    Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black):

    I bought this at Radio Shack. The phone was on sale, also I had a $10 coupon so I got it for $19.99 plus. Hey, an S3 or Note, it isn't. But for $20 I will say that it's worth every penny!

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    RUN AWAY

    By trailerparknick

    from dayotn ohio

    About Me Tech Junkie

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Paperweight
    • Its Black

    Cons

    • Freezes
    • JUNK
    • Random reboots

    Best Uses

    • Throwing

    Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black):

    one of the most horrid abysmal pieces of phone i've ever owned randomly reboots drops calls sluggish freezes garbage

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

    (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    fh7ufgj

    By vbjdjkl

    from lasvegas

    Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black):

    Tghus pone is awesome ane wealy fast and stuffffff....

     
    3.0

    Need an upgrade

    By oh

    from Philadelphia

    About Me Practical

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Drops Calls
    • Freezes Up

    Best Uses

    • Email
    • Making Calls
    • Texting
    • Web Browsing

    Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black):

    I got this phone for now, until I can upgrade. This phone is ok, if you need it for basics.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Don't bother!

    By ali

    from nyc

    About Me Practical

    Pros

      Cons

      • Freezes Up
      • Poor Battery Life

      Best Uses

        Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black):

        Thi phone isn't even worth the $20 I paid for it. I had to exchange the first one after 2 weeks, Only to have the same freezing issues with replacement.!! It freezez constantly aftter about 3 wks this time, and won't even work after master reset.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Okay starter smartphone with a caveat

        By Mumford67

        from Reisterstown, MD

        About Me Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Great Features
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Freezes Up
        • Poor Battery Life

        Best Uses

        • Email
        • Making Calls
        • Texting

        Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black):

        The Event is actually a half decent starter smartphone that has one major drawback...the constant freezing. Don't really understand the cause of this constant freezing as the Hydro, which as a comparable phone, seems to lack the same issues.

        When it does work, it is great for basic smartphone functions (e-mail, maintaining a calendar, GPS apps, etc.).

        But then again, the freezing. Thankfully, I'm patient and don't mind rebooting the phone 3 or 4 times a day. Guessing I'm the exception, though, and not the rule.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract

        By morrs

        from nyc

        About Me Parent, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Email
          • Games
          • Music
          • Texting
          • Web Browsing

          Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black):

          Using mostly for apps. Works great so far. And, Radio Shack was great to work with - very accommodating!
          I normally don't take th time to review, but R.S. gave me extra - including time, so I'll return same.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          It's Good, but...

          By Kat

          from new orleans, LA

          About Me Practical

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Simple Controls
          • Strong Signal

          Cons

          • Awkward Keypad
          • Freezes Up

          Best Uses

          • Games
          • Making Calls
          • Music
          • Texting

          Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black):

          I use the product mostly for calling my mom in emergency's, and i text and game a lot.
          The phone is fast and works great, but it sometimes freezes up, and doesn't turn off. Also, the keypad is a bit small and sometimes the swype-to-talk feature is a bit wonky.
          Otherwise it's great.

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

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          above average android

          By jimmi

          from los angeles

          About Me Business Professional, Gearhead, Parent, Practical, Student

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Freezes Up

          Best Uses

          • Email
          • Making Calls
          • Music
          • Texting
          • Web Browsing

          Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black):

          events takes away the need for an expensive android phone only one problem when prolongedly used..a freeze up may occur...other than that affordable dependable for anyone

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Nice but needs improvement

          By spazzy18

          from Holland, MI

          About Me Parent, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Texts Well

          Cons

          • Drops Calls
          • Poor Battery Life
          • Weak Signal

          Best Uses

          • Texting
          • Web Browsing

          Comments about Virgin Mobile® Kyocera Event No-Contract Phone (Black):

          Using text and the internet are great, however making phone calls is bad. I get my phone calls dropped and/or can't hear on the other line and they can't hear me, bad reception.

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

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