Sanyo 2700

October 6, 2009

Sanyo 2700Sanyo 2700 BlueBy Carol Politi

Have you checked out kajeet’s new Sanyo 2700 devices on  These are great!!!  (And they are on sale for $10 off during our launch period – through October 12!)

Here is what the reviewers are saying:

“The Sanyo SCP-2700 is slim and lightweight, with a great keyboard and an easy-to-use interface. It offers extensive messaging support, including support for corporate e-mail. It’s also very affordable.”  CNET

PhoneScoop provides a good physical description of the phone in its review:  “It is small, somewhat sleek, relatively attractive, and very light weight. In other words, it is easy to carry around. The sides and edges are rounded, making it comfortable to hold in your hand. The back plate covering the battery has some slight texture to it due to the checkered pattern, but the rest of the plastics are smooth. This phone was made to fit in your jeans pocket.”

The Sanyo 2700 is great for kids that love to text and it also comes with the kajeet service and free parental controls allowing you to configure limits, turn off texting at night, and more.

Comment here & let us know how you like the 2700!

20 Responses to “Sanyo 2700”

  1. Samuel Says:

    I have a few questions that maybe you can answer about this phone.

    1. Do these have a micro sd card slot like the rumor?
    2. Would they support the upcoming internet access ability better than the rumor?
    3. do you still have to go thru the web browser in order to get a picture that someone sends to you? On my rumor it wont go to the in-box in the picture messaging folder which kinda gets annoying.

    thanks for your help

  2. Carol Politi Says:


    Thanks for the comment. Now that we have two QWERTY phones, it would be useful to do a side by side comparison to help people make the right decision.


    – The LG 260 Rumor has a bar design that slides open to reveal a QWERTY text keyboard. The key features of the device include Bluetooth, a 1.3 megapixel camera, speakerphone, a music player, and a memory card slot. This is a great voice and text phone that also supports a nice music player. People that want to both call/text and play music will prefer this phone.

    – The Sanyo 2700 also is a bar design and has a QWERTY that is used for all key functions (similar to most smartphone keypad designs). The key features of the device include Bluetooth, a QWERTY keyboard, 1.3 megapixel camera and speaker-independent voice control. This is a phone for people that want voice and text as the primary functions, and it also has a nice display for web browsing as well.

    The primary differences are as follows:

    1. Display – The Sanyo 2700 has a 2.2” display. The Rumor has a 2″ display. The larger display is nice to have (especially for web browsing). There is a bit of a difference in the colors supported but this should not materially impact the user experience.

    2. Texting – Both devices are very solid texting devices. The Rumor supports the pull out QWERTY keyboard while the 2700 has a native QWERTY keyboard that is used for all functions. The native keyboard is nice as it removes a task when texting (the need to pull out the keyboard). However, the keyboard on on the Rumor is a bit more spread out and may be preferred by those with larger hands. Whether you prefer one or the other is going to come down to a personal preference on style.

    3. Micro-SD – The LG 260 Rumor has a micro-SD card slot. The Sanyo 2700 does not. The SD card is handy for both pictures and music.

    4. Internet access – The screen on the Sanyo 2700 is larger than that on the Rumor which gives it a bit of an edge when it comes to browsing. There is no real difference in the browser technology/performance.

    5. Music – the Rumor has a nice music player (and supports the micro-SD card which you need to transfer songs). You can create play lists, etc. With stereo headphones this is a nice experience, and it allows you to play back music you have purchased (perhaps your own CDs, etc. – assuming you have the digital rights to use it on the phone). If you want to play music, you will need the Rumor.

    6. Video – The Rumor supports video capture. The Sanyo 2700 does not.

    The 2700 also has a nice voice dialing feature – it supports what is called “speaker independent” voice dialing which means it automatically attempts to match the name you speak with the entry in your phone book you would like to dial.

    Picture messaging will work the same for both devices. We have implemented picture messaging in a unique way to make sure calendar controls on the device will work. I.e., if a parent shuts off the phone during school, they want to be absolutely sure a picture will not get through. To accommodate this functionality we need to use the web browser to provide access to the picture messages.

    Thanks for the query. I’d welcome comments from other kajeet customers on their experience with the Rumor and the Sanyo 2700.


  3. samuela Says:

    hey im 10 and this is my 1st time getting a hone cuz my parents trust me. would the sanyo be a good starter hone 4 me? i love 2 text 2!

  4. Carol Politi Says:

    Hi Samuela,

    This is a very nice phone for kids that love to text! Please talk with your parents about your budget as there are phones in many price ranges – all the phones support texting. A list of our available phones here:

    The phone is one part of the service – the next decision to make is on your budget and the plan that is right for you and your parents. You can find these here:

    Finally, please talk to your parents about the rules for phone use so you can make sure you both agree on how and when the phone will be used.

    We look forward to serving you as a kajeet customer!

  5. Chadd Says:

    I am thinking about getting the new Sanyo 2700, but if I have a kid kajeet plan, can I allow Internet access that can go to any website? Also, can you send and receive picture messages? Thanks! Chadd

  6. Carol Politi Says:

    Yes on both counts, as long as the parental controls dashboard is configured to allow open internet access and picture messaging. When the phone is first activated, open internet will be set to OFF on parental controls. If you would like the internet access to be open, login to and go to Configurator/Feature Manager to configure it to be ON. When first activated, Picture Messaging is ON – so this should work for you. For those that would prefer picture messaging to be OFF, just login to and go to Configurator/Feature Manager to shut Picture Messaging OFF.

  7. john Says:

    its realy weird when you first go to the kajeet web site their advertizment is about their phones AND i saw a LG RUMOR 2 IN THE FIRST SLIDE so is it true that they are geting them if so how about a trade in ofer like if i trade my rumor AND $45 for a rumor 2 THAT IS WHAT I CALL SERVICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Signy Says:

    Quick Question:

    Okay, so I get that you can unlock Internet access, but do you have to pay extra for it?

    Thank You For Your Time….Signy

  9. Carol Politi Says:

    Hi – all the details are in my recent blog posting on the new mobile web offering. Check this out here.

  10. Lacy Says:


    Ok so, Im really worried about getting a phone from kajeet, because of boost mobile.. Boost mobile, to me has the most annoying screen ever! And everything loads so slow, and texting takes forever. Does kajeet have their own screen like boostmoble does? And if you do, what does it look like? Like, when you text, or the screensaver. Or is it just adjusted like, verizon wireless, Or to whoever made the phone, I really liek the sanyo 2700, but what will the screen look like? Thank you(:

  11. Carol Politi Says:

    Hi Lacy,

    I think you will find the kajeet network (we use the Sprint digital network) performs well. Boost uses iDEN, and this is a different networking technology than is used by kajeet. SMS in particular will perform in a similar manner to all other standard networks out there.

    kajeet does not modify the handset screen – screensavers and the text menu are formatted appropriately for each handset. I personally use the 2700 and like it a lot – especially the threaded texting feature which really enhances the texting experience. The 2700 also has a great screen size – it is a nice handset for those that like to use the internet.


  12. Carmen Says:

    Hello, quick question. I know this has nothing to do with the Sanyo 2700 but i guess it matches the category.

    Can you flash SPRINT phones to KAJEET? For example, lets say I want to flash a Plam Centro or the Samsung Rant to Kajeet. Can I do that?
    Thank you for your time!


  13. Carol Politi Says:

    Hi Carmen,

    It is not possible to flash a Sprint phone to kajeet. Sprint phones are locked to Sprint accounts. You would need to purchase a kajeet phone to operate it on the kajeet service. Check out our new line-up!


  14. jane Says:

    heyyyyyyyyyy, im jane samuela’s sis, and she’s not getting the sanyo no more, but i am. She’s getting the rumor 2 and i was wondering which 1 was bettter. the sanyo 2700 or the rumor 2?

  15. Carol Politi Says:

    Hi Jane,

    They are both great devices. Check out my post on this here.

    Note that my post addressed the Rumor 1. The Rumor 2 has several nice improvements including threaded texting and an extra row of keys on the keypad.


  16. tamela Says:

    I have the Lg Rumor2. I`m getting theSanyo2700. I think it fits me better.

  17. Kelly Says:

    Hi I have boost mobile and I love their service, I was wondering if i could buy this phone and insert my boost SIM card?

  18. Carol Politi Says:

    Hi – No – that’s not possible! Virtually all cell phone providers lock their phones so they can’t be used on another service. That’s because cell phone providers don’t tend to make money on the phones (in fact, they are often sold at or below their cost). You will need to use the phones available from your provider. Carol

  19. ColoradoChic Says:

    My daughter is 11, I got her this phone when she was 10 and SHE LOVES IT. My husband has an Iphone and I have an LG “android” phone and she likes her Sanyo better! She can text so fast on it and the best feature we both love about it it..the front cover on the screen. I have never seen the type of plastic they use on it. It was built for durablility!! She has dropped it over 100 times and it DON’T CRACK!!! It is soooo tough, it is perfect for kids!

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