The SCP-2400's handsome clamshell form factor houses an internal 128 x 160, 65,000-color display. There's also a supplementary, 96 x 32 monochrome display that displays call information, battery life, time of day, signal strength and more. Above this display, the outside cover is dominated by a large speaker/microphone for speakerphone and voice recognition applications. An extendable antenna is located on the top right side of the phone, while most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button above the handset's dial pad. The Ready Link service is operated by a button on the left side of the phone-- walkie-talkie style. A 2.5 mm headset jack is also provided, as is a USB data port.
The phone's built-in address book allows you to assign up to 300 entries, each storing seven numbers, with a total capacity for 500 numbers and 300 email and Web addresses. You can customize your caller ID by linking a downloaded image or one of your photos to a specific phone number in your contact list. Likewise, you can associate callers with specific ringtones. And speaking of ringtones, the phone supports polyphonic (32-chord) melodic ring tones, as well as a vibrating alert. The SCP-2400's GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911 (where available). Perhaps most importantly for users in rural areas, the SCP-2400 is a tri-mode phone, meaning it can operate on Sprint's digital PCS network, as well as analog networks that serve many outlying areas.
Hands-free operation of the phone is easy with the built-in speakerphone, while voice dialing allows you to speak the names of your most important contacts and call them instantaneously. And last but not least, The SCP-2400's Ready Link feature lets you enjoy the convenience of quick, walkie-talkie style communication at the touch of a button with one or several Ready Link users anywhere you go (Sprint PCS Ready Link service charges apply).
Messaging, Internet and Tools
The SCP-2400 covers the messaging basics with support for sending and receiving text and picture messages. T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built-into the unit-- a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.
The phone also supports PCS Vision email and instant messaging capabilities. Sprint PCS Vision transforms the wireless experience from something that's simply functional into something visual, entertaining and highly personalized. MSN Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, and AOL Instant Messenger are all supported by Sprint's PCS Vision service. PCS Vision mobile Web services let you check out sports scores, get your seven-day forecast, check your flight status, and stay up to date with the latest news. You'll also experience full-color graphic versions of popular Web sites.
A number of handy software tools are bundled with the SCP-2400 including a calendar, a calculator, and an alarm clock. A voice recorder lets you record up to 72 seconds of voice memos for later retrieval, while a unique parental control feature allows you to restrict incoming and outgoing calls and limit access to services such as Sprint PCS Vision and Ready Link. Additionally, if your phone is ever lost, stolen, damaged or replaced, you can use Sprint's optional Wireless Backup service to restore your contact information quickly and easily.
Imaging and Entertainment
The phone lets you choose from a variety of pre-set images to customize your display and make it unique to you. With PCS Vision's wireless download service, you can reflect your interests with thousands of pictures of your favorite TV characters, sports teams, celebrities, urban artwork, and more. You can also download games like Tetris and Pac-Man for hours of fun.
The Sanyo SCP-2400 weighs 3.5 ounces and measures 3.3 x 1.8 x 1.0 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.4 hours of digital talk time. It runs on the AMPS 850/CDMA 850/CDMA 1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.