Given the cheap price of this handset, users should not expect a lot of features from the Motorola W175. However the device still has a good array of simple functions that should be enough for calling, text messaging and basic entertainment purposes.
The phone comes with basic text messaging, multimedia messaging or MMS and voice calling features like voice mail, caller ID and call waiting. Users who prefer to text their friends and family members will love the inexpensive charges that this phone has.
The phone has a contact list that can store about 500 entries, similar to the capacity of other high end phones available today, and higher than those of other basic phones allowing only 250 entries. The ring styles are very basic, with about 35 ring tone styles to choose from, although it comes with a vibrating alert option that ensures users will not miss a call.
The Motorola Tracfone also comes with a speaker phone function that is not usable whenever the user is in a car, since a separate wired and hands-free accessory is needed for this function. In activating the hands free, simply turn on the speaker during the call by pushing the Select Key where the words SPKR ON are indicated.
The phone has a basic FM radio that compensates for the lack of music transfer and music playback capabilities. It also has other practical features like an alarm clock, calendar, calculator, and stop watch functions.