I became intrigued with the idea of reviving my old Trium Mars after writing a review for it here, so searched the web and was suprised to find a compatible battery still for sale (3 times cheaper than the last one I ordered) so bought that along with an artistic set of new covers and black keypad. Hopefully the latter item should last much longer this time as I won't be using it for wap now! It's still a fab phone for calls and texts and has a style of its own that can't be found today.
My first ever wap phone! This opened up a whole new world to me when I first got it 7 years ago. Surfing was expensive back then but luckily my network ended up doing offering good deal after the first couple of months which were free. The phone itself I thought was designed brilliantly, and it took me a while to learn all the intricacies like how to add words to the T9 dictionary. One regular annoyance was that it'd occasionally freeze and switch off upon disconnecting from wap, but otherwise it was a pretty smooth browser for its day. The keypad, while initially very comfortable, proved to be a big let-down as the effectiveness of key presses gradually decreased over time to the point where I'd struggle to type anything 18 months later. Fortunately though I found a place that sold replacement keypads (they were easy to change) and bought one along with a much-needed new battery. After another year when it began to give up the ghost again I finally upgraded to a Trium Eclipse which had GPRS and a colour screen but was quite similar in many respects. That's another story though... I still have my Trium Mars but the battery is long dead, so it's simply a piece of nostalgia now.
My first phone - 60 euros - used it till the keypad failed. WAP was c**p and too expensive - but hey - it worked for at least 2 years. - Hated the antenna though.
one of my first phones,i do remember the nice and loud ringtones,the animated display,but below par battery.i lost it after a few months of use during a bus ride.but,being a rarity here in india, i had the pleasure thinking how the dishonest finder would fail to recharge the battery.
This was my second phone. It was a great little phone, and I would've kept it if the market hadn't outdated it so quickly/I hadn't changed networks.
The WAP was great, the battery life was great, and the handset itself was nicely designed. I'd say ergonomic, but it wasn't exactly.
The keys were a bit too rubbery even back then, but they were nicely spaced and responded well.
Although I can't remember them well, I remember being impressed with the features. It was rather stocked, so to speak.
Had the phone 4 years and it has been a great budget phone. Still works well and reliably but now showing age:
- slightly cracked round antenna
- some keys are failing
- rear cover is a little loose
WAP function for me is a waste of time.
i have been using trium j11c 9838 for the last three years it turn out to be an exellent cell phone.unfortunately it is showing a message"phone permantly blocked"can u plz help?
is this handset nuclear powered?..or been in a nuclear waste dump for a day..if you ask me it should be sent back to mars!
My trium phone battery is not in effective very well again,but after i changed the battery it's not working again but it's showing contattare fornitore
i love my phone, but everybody takes the mess. i carnt see why. it is absolutly adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
STOP PICKING ON ME YOU BULLIES
one of da ugliest fones ive ever come a cross. mitsubishi is good with wheels but not good with fones
Hmmm... I had that long ago. As for me 0 it really sucks!
!good thing - you can hear the ringing. Anywhere. Else - hanged up times, changed for warranty to next same, and hanged up again. Thats all in half year... No comments more....
hi toby, i also work for o2 customer care, as far as i am aware it is still possible to send sms foc from o2.co.uk but you must register with an o2 number to be able to do so, hope this helps ya =)
In the past sms can be sent via your website, but now no more. May I know if this is still possible
this was my first ever phone (back in the days of pre teenage hood :D) and it cost me £40 sim free - it was such a great starting phone and was easy on par with the phones of its time (3210 / 3310 etc) and it was so easy to use - since then i went on to have nokia 3310 then went to SE T300i then nokia 3300 to nokia 7610 now ROKR E1 - but i still like my old mars - shame i was skint and had to get a bit of cheap cash - i would love to use this old skool fone agian just for the laugh as it was a great phone for its time - anyone interested might be able to try and look on local markets or ebay - you might still be able to get hold of 1 - just dont pay too much incase it is dodgy or something...
Yo! this phone is quite cool. ive got one and have had for nearly 7 years, i have had 3 new phones since then but this one STILL works after all this time! wow!