Motorola W376g is a very stylish flip phone available at Tracfone for $29.99 with double minutes for life included. Being a part of Tracfone’s lineup brings plenty of benefits but some limits as well. Nationwide coverage, affordable pay as you go plans, and monthly value plans, great reception, great call quality, co contract, no hidden costs, reliable handsets but also pretty basic ones with plenty of limitations. However, since this carrier’s main purpose is to be affordable, some limitations might come as expected.
Tracfone Motorola W376g first of all looks great. It’s an slim, elegant looking, silver flip phone with an extension in the lover part of the phone that, when you talk, comes right close to you mouth, which is a nice addition. It is 3.90” tall, 1.8” wide, 0.7″deep, and weights 3.35 ounces, which adds to its elegancy. The keypad of the phone is also satisfying because the keys are slightly raised and easy to type. So, for the main purpose of this phone, talking and messaging, this phone provides great reception, great call quality and satisfying keypad.
Motorola W376g features some interesting additions as well as some already seen features. Standard features as Bluetooth and web browsing capability are available but with some key limitations. Bluetooth capability will provide owners of this phone being hands free while talking, but for other uses there might be a problem. Some users reported difficulties connecting to the built-in Bluetooth in their vehicles and for the transferring files to your PC and vice versa, it’s not working.
Web browsing in this case means only visiting Tracfone site for downloading ringtones and graphics, which cost extra to download as well as checking some news, whether, sport and similar. The browser can be slow but deducts 1 minute right away and keeps it deducting so in connection with that once again, the problem that many users have with other models and this one as well, is the single-touch web browser key. It gets pressed very often with no attention and by it causes deducting units. That wouldn’t be a problem if there is a way to reprogram this button to some other function like with LG 290c but there is no one. However, after some getting used to it, you will stop pressing it.
Other interesting features that Motorola W376g includes are the option of getting mp3 tones for your phone, the FM radio and the preloaded games as Tetris and Sudoku. MP3 tones can be bought only from TracFone, through web browsing or online. Fm radio works great but only with the wired headset that acts as the antenna for the radio.
On Tracfone Motorola W376g, there is a VGA camera for taking pictures but the problem is what to do with them. Since Bluetooth is crippled and does not allow transferring, the only way you can remove pictures from the phone is by sending them with MMS message, which will cost you. So, it would be wise not to bother with picture taking, except in some special moments, ones in a while, when you have the urge to immediately share the moment with someone. In addition, what might be a handy to many users of this phone is calendar feature, which allows setting appointments and tasks as well as setting up the reminder when you need to do those activities.
Motorola W376g has a battery talk time up to 6.15 hours and standby time up to 15 days. Also this model is Hearing Aid Compatible, too.