Well, i bought this phone about 1 year ago and I can tell you all that this is the best relationship cost x benefit that one can get. The phone features a complete basket of options for you to personalize it and has almost no limits at all. I have installed the Google GPS for free on it as well as a MSN application with VoIP and a Windows XP based operational system, I have also bought a 2GB MSD card that I use along with the phone. So I have MSN, GPS, Windows, and Voip all for free in a single mobilephone. As for to increase the battery life, just follow these simple hints: 1- Try to keep the display illumination on 10%, you will not need more than this in order to see what appears on the display, if you need more light just lit it up to about 30%.
2- Setup the back light to work for only 10 seconds, this prevents the diplay backlight to be lit up all time when you are not using the phone
3-Configure the ''slide'' option to lock the phone when you close the slider, by doing this you prevent the phone being accionated accidentally.
4-Network signal power also influenciate a lot on the battery life, so the signal your mobilephone gets,the more battery life will last. ( this is valid for all mobilephones)
5-If you like hearing MP3 on your mobilephone try following steps 1,2 and 3 so that you will get the best from your EL71.
if you still have any doubts or curiosites about this fantastic mobilephone, just email me and I will be very much please in answering your questions. If you want the operational systems for you EL 71, such as Windows XP and Windows Vista, just email me and I shall send it to you by e-mail, the file is not very large and is also very simple to install. Just put on your mobilephone (EL71 only) via PC USB CABLE or even Bluethoot and then execute the file on your phone.
**** firstname.lastname@example.org ***
All you have to do is send an email with your name and request and I shall answer it to you as quick as I can.
Hugs.. take care..
i have the cable to connect to the pc but i don't have the software. can any1 give me an url.
nice fone,help me please find a CPU of this fone, EL71. i like the fone very much.
hey guys this is a nice phone, have not had so many probs but for the fact that it freezes at times and the batteries only last for abt 2 days. but its a nice phone
I do not recommend this phone. The style is gorgeous but it has terrible battery life as it doesn't even last a whole day without going flat. It holds hardly any messages in the inbox and hardly any space for music/photos. I have had problem after problem with this phone unfortunately. Trust me do not buy it!
hı, I m from turkey. ı take a this phone but, battery early finish,only 1 day used.
style and music tones nice but, batery soooooo bad. ı not recemmand...
my screen suddenly changes colors and some times turns upsidedown, I have to restart my phone each time to get it back to normal, any advice? Apart from that, a very good phone.
Hey guys, My T9 options disappeared from my phone, and there is no way to turn it back. Can anybody tell me what to do? Or has anybody ever encountered this problem?
Hi there, i'm from brazil, and i absolutely recommend you to buy this phone, for its price it's for sure the best of its category, lots of functions, a regular camera (better than other 1.3mp cell cameras, and with flash), the cell's system works very well.
I have never had problems with it, maybe people that did was unlucky with some bad lot.
I also updated my firmware, and installed opera 4 to navigate on the net, google maps and also mig33 for instant messenger, and they all work fine.
Just good things to tell about the phone, having it for 1 year.
PLEASE DONT BUY THIS DAMN PHONE!
I bough this phone 1 week ago, the battery is sooooooooo Bad,I charge it over night but in the afternoon the the battery is dead..the phone wont turn on nomore..
I live in Greece and my EL71 which I bought about 1.5 year ago has not any of this problems. The battery needs recharging about every 5 days, with a normal use as I think. The recharging time is very short: less than 2 hours. It seems that there are different firmware versions around the world, with different levels of reliability. Beyond battery & reliability, the phone has many features, a very good screen, & a really good speaker.
this phone is really really bad.don t even think to buy it.i have the same problem with the battery.does anybody knows if i change the battery will be last a little more than usual.please if you know answear me thanks a lot.DONT BUY IT
erm this fone is pathetic! iv had it 10 months and it wont charge up nemore !! any one know how to make it charge up again ?
how do i design themes for this phone, because there are no many sites that offer downloads for benq Siemens?
what a marvalus slider phone one could ever have in just 118$
ever thing out class
3 hours talk time
2 days standby
EDGE is working very fine
its really a CLASS
Tricks to improve battery life:backlight at 60-70%,you will not note the difference,your battery will.GPRS & BT off,assign them shortcuts and switch them on only when you need them...most users (me too!) do not need them always on.Now my battery lasts 3 days(I'm not an hard user).
Emmanuel, try to remove the battery and insert it again...it worked for me,it was just a short contact.Otherwise, try to change the firmware.
I really enjoyed using my Benq siemens el71 phone but unfortunately the battery does last for two days, unfortunately for me i charged the battery over night thinking it will work this morning i tried to switch it on and it will not stay on,what could be the problem. Pls help me