Do not rely on the user guide alone because it may not contain everthing that is in the phone. In OT S853, nowhere in the manual that you can find how to reset to fix the hang-ups problem of the phone but we have helped people providing it.
Again, do not fully trust the manual to be able to use your phone in the maximum. Do a research about your phone and you can do it here and in any other forum. The actual users can tell everything here.
There is much that seems good about this phone. However, the instruction booklet is quite the worst and least helpful for any piece of kit I've ever bought. The most unfortunate result is that in
practice it is used simply to send and receive voice transmissions only.
Has anyone come across a user-friendly 'How to do it' book?
ann, 24 Jan 2009i cant download more games on my mobileYou can get more free games and applications for this mobile in www.getjar.com and www.mobilerated.com. You may also email me for a particular games/applications that you in your phone. Just tell me the name of the game/application and I'll try my best to provide you.
mark lester, 07 Dec 2008i buy this phone several months ago..and the problem occured...everytime i turn on my phone it... more@ P@dj
I had the same problem with my old C701. I was listening to music when it ran out of battery power. It switched off. I decided to recharge it but when I connected the AC charger, the battery icon will not show up. I tried charging it by connecting it to the PC through the USB cable. The battery icon would show and it would seem to be charging. But, even after more than an hour of charging, the phone would still not boot. If I press the power button, the Alcatel logo would show for about a second then the phone would die. I brought it to a phone shop and they repaired it by reformatting the phone. After that it was OK, though, I lost all the contacts, messages and files stored in the phone.
I actually encountered the problem twice and on the same occassions - the phone died while I was listening to music. The second time it happened, while I was at the repair shop, I was able to talk to another Alcatel user. He had a different model, but we had the same problem and he said he already had his phone reformatted a few times. I guess this is a common bug with Alcatel phones. And, I also read in the forums here about Alcatel users experiencing the same problem.
After that incident, I decided to buy another phone (different brand).
kb, 10 Jan 2009The phone is almost ok, but has very annoying problems:
Music player: I simply want to play a... moreSorry, it is only 70 characters I can use and not 80.
It is so strange, that the engineers writing the software for this phone never tried to use their own product? I am dissapointed.
The phone is almost ok, but has very annoying problems:
Music player: I simply want to play all files in a directory. Can't do this with this phone!
SMS, for languages other than English: all my previous phones could transmit the letter "á" (a') as a single character. This one can't. Entering a single "á" immediately reduces SMS length to 80. Therefore I can't even use the predictive typing in languages containg "á" if I need more than 80 characters for my SMS.
My software version is 010 01.
gio, 09 Dec 2008Does anyone know if this alcatal is dualband or triband?dual band
i putted in my cell phone 2gb card and it collapsed my software. it is on repair now
i bought this phone a month ago an it works great but the manual could give more info like how to use it as a webcam.an what u need to know bout tethering with the cd is comes with.there is no webcam software.far as i know so good luck finding 1. an mcafee found a malware program in the pc suite program.u remove it and u will have to reinstall.other than that it is a great phone for the money.the most extra for the buck.usb cable headphones/webcam/mass storage.
Just have one question. What is the purpose of teh CD that came with my phone. I would like to put lyrics on the songs I downloaded, what shall I do? I know my phone has that capacity. tanx
I really love my phone. I have this phone for 15mos already. The features are great. It is not a bad phone, believe me!! I am contented with my phone.
this phone is great.i am very satisfied with this phone and it has many options.it is very smoothly.
cool angel, 01 Oct 2008hi everyone...i have a question:I bought yesterday this phone and they don't gave me the insta... moreHello, my Name is Elmer, you can use C701 Alcatel without drivers, plug it into your PC and your device recognizes it as USB mass storage or memory.
elmer.alcatel @ hotmail.com
gio, 09 Dec 2008Does anyone know if this alcatal is dualband or triband?Hello my name is Elmer escibo you from El Salvador, this phone is between 3 bands or band.