BLU Tank II T193 Unlocked GSM Dual-SIM Cell Phone w/ Camera and 1900 mAh Big Battery – Unlocked Cell Phones – Retail Packaging – Black Red
Technically the phone ‘works’, but no known compatible service provider
by M. Curving (Amazon.com)
Anyone considering buying this phone ought to do extreme due diligence about ascertaining a wireless provider beforehand. I would love if someone could say here what service (as of Sep 2018) this phone actually DOES work with, in the US. I could update this review if I could actually get the product to work, but for now, to me, the phone is worthless and I’ve only wasted countless hours on it. Very unsatisfied.
The phone also does not come with any instructions, but for a 3-page foldout with a pictograph on how to insert the SIM card. Other than that one has to figure out everything about how this phone operates on one’s own. If you are not a techie or get easily frustrated with phones/technology, be warned.
Great phone for kids!
by E’s Mommy (Amazon.com)
Perfect for a basic phone
by Humming4Him (Amazon.com)
Sound is super loud, phone has held up to some abuse, and battery is perfect. I subtracted one star for the camera feature. It exists, but the phone memory is so small it won’t even allow you to take or receive any photos. Perfect for a basic phone for young kids or untrustworthy tweens. I’d buy it again as an in between phone for my kids.
Update 7 months later
This phone is so durable. It’s been kicked, dropped, tossed. And recently withstood moisture. We powered it off for 48 hours and it loves to tell another day!! Tje sim card needs the largest adapter piece to be used. Since ours was already in a smaller status, we added the extender in. Sometimes it shitlfts and I need to readjust it to connect to my carrier. I doubt this would be the problem of the sim was still connected in the larger setting on it’s own.
Only 2G so will not work on most ATT and T Mobile networks
by Amazon Customer (Amazon.com)
Price is Cheap but Quality is Great
by Spartan (Amazon.com)
Having it for 2 months.
Love it for the call quality and battery is outstanding. I do not have to charge this phone up to 15 days.
Do not work with AT&T but work great with US Mobile. Highly recommended if you want to get out all busy social media and if you just want a phone for call and text only.
Nice cell phone for calls and sms for good price
by Max (Amazon.com)
– only 3 languages: english, spanish, portuguese. if you get sms in any other language you will never know what is in. just square symbols ▢▢▢▢
– an echo in earpiece
– annoying when the battery is low. it starts beeping 3 days before shutdown
– no own memory. you can’t use camera or voice recorder without memory card (micro SD)
– a bunch of stupid and useless settings
– good price
– dual-sim (2 mini-sim card slots)
– GSM Quad-Band 850/900/1800 /1900
– longlife battery
– ringtone is loud
– microUSB slot
It’s good for emergency uses
by Kavi Morgan (Amazon.com)
I got a SIM adapter for mine, so I can use the smaller SIM cards just fine. Inserting the SIM is more of a problem. The instructions are useless. It took a while to figure it out. Once installed, it would only allow me to text when I used the SIM2 slot. SIM1 could not send or receive texts. I didn’t bother trying to call anyone using slot 1.
Overall, if you just need something to tide you over for a few days to a couple weeks, this is okay. It’s cheap. It works. If you need it for any longer period of time, or if you want to actually store texts, photos, etc, look elsewhere and spend a little more money.