- Prepaid, easily pocketable candybar-style phone with extra-long battery life
- Pay for only the calling time you use with minutes purchased from Tracfone–no annual contract required
- Stores up to 500 contacts, one-key access to text messaging, calendar, currency converter
- Up to 6.5 hours of talk time, up to 432 hours (18 days) of standby time
- What’s in the Box: handset, battery, travel charger, getting started guide, user manual
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The perfect complement to Tracfone prepaid wireless service, the sleek, lightweight Motorola W175 offers an affordable way to stay in touch with family and friends across town and around the globe via voice communication and text messaging. Optimized for your hectic on-the-go lifestyle, the affordable unlocked Motorola W175 cell phone offers a battery time that supports long calls and one-key access to text messaging. Type out texts quickly and accurately via SMS and iTAP predictive text entry and save the most important texts, up to 750 of them. The internal phonebook can hold up to 500 phone numbers so important contacts are never out of reach.
Tracfone provides nationwide prepaid wireless service using the nation’s leading cellular providers to create a national footprint covering 99 percent of the U.S. population. This gives you connectivity everywhere cellular service is available. You can use your Tracfone across the U.S. and if you move, you can relocate your wireless number with just a phone call.
You can buy bundles of minutes (which must be used within a set time limit of between 90 to 365 days) from the Tracfone web site on your home PC or directly from your phone’s web browser. For example, if you purchase a block of 120 minutes of airtime, you’ll need to use that within 90 days of your first use. When you buy additional airtime minutes, your Tracfone service is extended automatically by another 90 days. Tracfone also offers international long distance calling to over 60 international destinations (including Argentina, Brazil, China, Mexico, most European countries, and many more), which deducts the same amount of minutes from your phone as when you make calls to destinations within the U.S.
This phone ships with a number of handy Tracfone services, including free voice mail, free caller ID, and free call waiting. And perhaps most importantly, the integrated TracFone Airtime Balance Display shows you how much airtime you’ve used and how much is left, so you can control your costs. You must activate your cell phone before use either by calling the Tracfone toll-free number or going to the Tracfone web site.
The easy-to-use Motorola W175 gives you access to all of the tools you need–phone, calendar, text messages–via an intuitive user interface. The large display (128 x 128 pixels, 65K colors) and sleek keypad deliver an enjoyable navigation and viewing experience. This phone has a small amount of internal memory (70 KB), which is enough to store up to 500 contact entries with one phone number apiece.
This Motorola phone includes the innovative CrystalTalk technology, which automatically accounts for background noise during a call and adjusts the audio quality based on ambient noise conditions to provide the optimal conversational experience. CrystalTalk also reduces the volume of the background noise picked up by the microphone during a call, making it possible to be more easily heard over the phone while in a noisy environment.
If you need basic messaging capabilities, the W175 has you covered as support is built-in for sending and receiving SMS text messages. The iTap predictive text technology is built into the unit, which autocompletes text for you as you type on the alpha-numeric keypad and offers options for selecting the correct word.
Other features include:
- Tracfone Airtime Balance Display shows you how much airtime you’ve used and how much is left
- Personalize the calls you receive with 20 preloaded 32-chord polyphonic ringtones and 15 standard alert ringtones
- Compose text messagess with one key access and save up to 750 of them
- Organizer tools: Calendar, calculator, stopwatch, currency converter
- USB 1.1 connectivity for charging
The Motorola W175 weighs 3 ounces and measures 4.49 x 1.69 x 0.55 inches. Its 940 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6.5 hours of talk time, and up to 432 hours (18 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS frequencies.