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Firefly

it would be good idea for your kids age 8-13
it would be good idea for your kids age 8-13 Less
Phonedog

Firefly phone service

Firefly

from Phonedog
Pro: It's small but has all the cool stuff as a "real cell phone" Con: Too many programming problems. They can't fix problems in a day, it takes weeks. Using experience: 30 days I purchased this phone for our daughter. There was a computer clitch with their program. We have been waiting 30 day... More
Pro: It's small but has all the cool stuff as a "real cell phone" Con: Too many programming problems. They can't fix problems in a day, it takes weeks. Using experience: 30 days I purchased this phone for our daughter. There was a computer clitch with their program. We have been waiting 30 days for them to fix it, and they still havent'. Customer service can never give us any answers other then "sorry for the inconvence". I would never reccommend this phone or the service to any of our firends. Less
Amazon

Talking into a Tin Can

Firefly

from Amazon
It was a bit awkward trying to get the SIM card into the phone but I could live with that since it is meant to be a kid's phone and you don't want them to have easy access to the SIM. Whenever I receive a call from my children, it sounds as though they were talking into a Tin Can. There is also an... More
It was a bit awkward trying to get the SIM card into the phone but I could live with that since it is meant to be a kid's phone and you don't want them to have easy access to the SIM. Whenever I receive a call from my children, it sounds as though they were talking into a Tin Can. There is also an annoying echo when carrying on a conversation. The only great feature is that they can't use the phone to dial just any number. Less
Amazon

Firely policies are insane and unfair!

Firefly

from Amazon
DITTO!! To the reviewer below, you took the words right out of my mouth! I too should have given Customer( or UN customer) service a piece of my mind, but was so over them and so called policies that I wanted nothing more to do with this company. It's a shame because I like you, had bought this phon... More
DITTO!! To the reviewer below, you took the words right out of my mouth! I too should have given Customer( or UN customer) service a piece of my mind, but was so over them and so called policies that I wanted nothing more to do with this company. It's a shame because I like you, had bought this phone for my 10 year old daughter to use in emergencies after school or on the weekends. The phone itself it precious. We were thrilled with it. But Gosh forbid, she didn't use her minutes each month. What kind of company takes my money and FINES me for not USING minutes, THEN has the nerve to cut my child's phone off?? And they told me I could buy another one and pay to turn it on? Are they on bad medicine??? I went straight to Kajeet and bought her a phone. And we LOVE it. No problems what so ever. Firefly should be put out of business. And with insane money-robbing policies like their's, they will in due time. lol Please, anyone thinking of getting a phone from this company, don't. Try Kajeet or any other company. Less
Amazon

Great for elderly

Firefly

from Amazon
Got this phone for 90-yr grandmother who has forgotten how to use a regular cell phone. I have programmed numbers into it (took a while since there aren't any number keys), and used it for several days with my own sim card just to see how it works. The ringer volume can really be cranked up. Ring... More
Got this phone for 90-yr grandmother who has forgotten how to use a regular cell phone. I have programmed numbers into it (took a while since there aren't any number keys), and used it for several days with my own sim card just to see how it works. The ringer volume can really be cranked up. Ringer songs sound like kiddie songs---the upside is that they sound pleasant. Overall call sound is great for this little phone. During one conversation both myself and the person I was talking with heard a slight echo, but it was only one time. I stopped using it after a few days because I was missing my own phone and convenient bluetooth headset. (Also, I charged it the first day, and then didn't charge it for 4 days. I kept it on all the time and used it as my phone. It was down to one battery 'bar' on the 4th day.) **The best part about this phone is that I got an unlocked version and it works perfectly with my TMobile family plan. I wasn't crazy about paying for the special/limited service offered by other companies. The Firefly phone uses GSM service, so any company that can use those phones will work. TMobile is one of those. The phone size is tiny. TINY. The up-side is that I got a lanyard for the phone and my grandmother can wear it around her neck. With her declining health and increasingly limited mobility, we were getting concerned about her ability to get to her 'land line' phone or the pull-cords that are strategically placed in the bathroom & bedroom (what if she's not near them when she falls/has an emergency situation). And having to cross even the living room to make/answer a call is an ordeal. Now having this little phone around her neck will be more convenient and give us & her peace of mind. There is a silly 'light show' button between the volume buttons. I thought it would just confuse her if she hit it. After removing the phone's casing, the button was really easy to cut off--problem solved. Also, the case has lots of 'free space' that I will be decorating with little labels to help her remember what the keys are for. I was worried about the possibility of her accidentally calling 9-1-1. You have to hold the emergency button (which doesn't stick out as much as the volume keys---it's almost flush with the sides), then push the 'send' button for the 9-1-1 call to ever be completed. I wasn't crazy about the 'Mom' and 'Dad' keys (poor planning on Firefly's part), and they were easy to rename in the menu, as well as having plenty of room below the keys to affix labels. My only complaint is that the screen is too small. It does light up (as do the keys--very bright too), but it could be larger. I got a small credit-card sized magnifying plastic card that is now also hanging from the lanyard. Hopefully she'll use it as needed with the screen and any other uses she might have... Now that I have programmed, disfigured, and completely covered this phone in labels, I am sending it to her this week. I will update my review after I see how she does with it. Hope this helps others who have an elderly friend/family member. There really aren't many options out there for that population. ;) Less
Yahoo

hate it

Firefly

from Yahoo
Pro: hate it Con: hate it hate it
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firefly sucks

Firefly

the firefly phone sucks The style looks so corny and ugly. You can only put about 25 contacts and there is no text messeging or web browsing and you cant even download music ringtones for it like crank that soulja boy There is no camera for it,voice recording and the memory is low. i dont recomme... More
the firefly phone sucks The style looks so corny and ugly. You can only put about 25 contacts and there is no text messeging or web browsing and you cant even download music ringtones for it like crank that soulja boy There is no camera for it,voice recording and the memory is low. i dont recommend this phone. people dont look kool with this phone Less
Amazon

Not a good value

Firefly

from Amazon
We purchased the Firefly with the intention that our son could contact home or parent phones as he desired. The problem was, coverage was poor, phone operation was poor and because the product performed less than reliably it sat at home instead of being carried on his person. I can't recommend this... More
We purchased the Firefly with the intention that our son could contact home or parent phones as he desired. The problem was, coverage was poor, phone operation was poor and because the product performed less than reliably it sat at home instead of being carried on his person. I can't recommend this item at all. I would go with a family plan phone and restrict the use of the phone. I am very dissapointed and like others that have posted reviews, received NO SATISFACTION from Cingular/Firefly. They've lost a customer for life. Regards, Mark Less
Amazon

Finally switching...

Firefly

from Amazon
So I bought this phone for my 9 year old because obviously I need keep tabs on her when she's not with me after school or spending the weekends at her dads. I was very opposed to her having a cell phone, seriously, what do kids need phones for? But after this was introduced to me I thought eh...why... More
So I bought this phone for my 9 year old because obviously I need keep tabs on her when she's not with me after school or spending the weekends at her dads. I was very opposed to her having a cell phone, seriously, what do kids need phones for? But after this was introduced to me I thought eh...why not. I was able to get a sweet deal through my phone service carrier at the time and for the first day or two we were BOTH very happy and excited...but then the troubles started. The voice quality is bad, sometimes I couldn't understand what she was saying even when she was speaking as loud as she could. At times she couldn't hear me even when I was talking as loud as I could. Making a call for ME was at times frustrating because the connection was bad even when the signal appeared to be good...needless to say how many complaints she was making! And maybe 1 out of 5 attemps of me trying to reach her, the call would go through. She got tired of me asking "why do you have your phone off?" of course all she needed to tell me was "it's my phone mom!" So now I have the opportunity to upgrade and I'm taking it...yes I liked the features, simple 5 keys, kid friendly and safe but it's essential use was easy phone communication which we didn't really get. on the upside...my at&t plan is awesome because of the mobile to mobile minutes and rollover minutes. =) Less
Amazon

Awful Service

Firefly

from Amazon
FIREFLY OFFERS THE WORST SERVICE EVER. I CALLED THEM TO ALTER OUR SERVICE ANDWAS KEPT ON HOLD FOR OVER 45 MINUTES, NO ONE EVER ANSWERED. IT IS DIFFICULT TO ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNT ON THE WEBSITE. THE PHONE FOR 45 MINUTES WITHOUT ANYONE RESPONDING. I ADVISE ANYONE AGAINST USE OF THIS PHONE.
FIREFLY OFFERS THE WORST SERVICE EVER. I CALLED THEM TO ALTER OUR SERVICE ANDWAS KEPT ON HOLD FOR OVER 45 MINUTES, NO ONE EVER ANSWERED. IT IS DIFFICULT TO ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNT ON THE WEBSITE. THE PHONE FOR 45 MINUTES WITHOUT ANYONE RESPONDING. I ADVISE ANYONE AGAINST USE OF THIS PHONE. Less

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