Well I did have a gorgeous Moto A1000 PDA phone until it was stolen and have reverted back to using this handset.
The phone is fantastic considering it's only 30 quid. I've got a 1GB memory card in it and the memory problems to me are not aparrent.
The MP3 player quality is good especially if you buy the offical Motorola Stereo Headset.
The Screen quality is also v good for a budget phone.
I've got about 400 games and 300 applications including a really funky one which allows me to view my email attachments such as .doc .xls and .ppt
I dont know why so many people hate it so much, after all it's a cheap as chips phone with fuctions which are just not available on other manufacturers handets for this stupidly cheap price.
I understand about the battery life because I have noticed it's a bit pants but at the end of the day the phone has cost ppl 10 quid and came with 30 quid's worth of credit, so when u look at it, what would 10 quid get you on Orange, oh wait a Nokia 3310 from about 8 years ago.
So everyone needs to stop whinging about this poor little phone.
I feel that many people dont understand it or may have been ill advised.
I know that lots of people have complained about the menu colour scheme, well why dont u just sodding well skin it, it's not rocket science and the tools are free out there to do it.
To come back about the syncing problem, I have sync'd my phone with my PC fine, and used Motorola Mobile Tools to do that, I transfered all of my contacts and my emails fine.
I suppose it depends how well u can use the software though really, because you have to specify the fields for each comma seperated value in relivance to the phone which isn't too hard if u can read.
Other than that, no problems, just the battery life is poor, but hey it's a 3G budget handset the battery isn't going to be fantastic and also it's a 3 year old design.
So come on guys, give it a go it's really not as bad as everyone says it is.
Is the best set i ever saw its price is low and the functions are too much but memory is low.
i want to tell u so many demerits of using this mobile..first of all i will advise to company that should terminate that person who designed it and make it..and the administrator should terminate from his service.first prb is the battery..the battery life is too short.and other is there is no authurise dealer in pakstan by whom we can buy the products like lithium battery charger flash memory card.,here is nothing any facility execept phone...no infrade no bluetooth.sham for its producer..i am giving u advise free plz dont buy motorolla c975.
CRAP! Phone..major problems from the start........shuts down, screen crashes, no infrared/bluetooth, sync dnt work......absolutely a nightmare
Can anybody tell me how to remove the tone on the keypad please I can't find anything on the phone and when I charge the mobile the screen is on all the time could somebody help please,thank you.
worst phone ever made....!!!!! how come moto came sooo low... this thing reboots ... freezes ... low memory... talk time is ultra low...
I just bought a c975 does anybody know how much memory can you put on the phone. Thanks
hey i'm gettin this phone this weekend, but one thing does it have a voice recorder??
plz reply thanks
can some one help me i am trying to delet some ringtones that came with it please help thank you
i m having a problem wid da joystick ov my mobile can i have a new joystick or anyother solution???? tell me i m having a great set. trhis set is totally unreliable. dont buy this set!!!!!!!!
The phone is extremly good.I bought it one year ago and i hadn't any problem. Exept infrared and without bluetooth everething is OK.
i have had dis phon since april 2005 for £65 on 3 and its wicked, it still works after i dropped it in my pond. does any1 know if it can support 512 mb transflash cards? great phone!
Although the handset is relatively chunky compared to other models, size is not an issue (particularly if you have been an owner of the nokia 8800!). The phone does not feature Bluetooth or IRDA, but does however support TransFlash memory which only works out at about £20 for a 512mb chip.
The joystick is a little clumsy, but you get used to it after about a day. On the '3' network, the handset enables you to manage up to five simultanious calls, which support conferencing but unfortunately not call transfer. The handset allows you to be in one or more calls and still use the phone at the same time, including scrolling through your phone book, browsing the web (although video features are disabled whilst in an active call), sending/receiving SMS messages and emails and managing your active calls.
The hands-free kit is a decent quality and has a well-calibrated gain on the microphone. Calls are all carried at a decent quality on the '3' network due to the higher bandwidth on '3' transmitters. Any complains about poor call quality probably relates to the network the phone is using (note that '3' will roam to the O2 network, even though it is still branded as '3', when out of service). Video calls are surpsingly good quality with an impressive frame rate, and very easy to use. The handset is a little quiet, but this is corrected in noisy areas by plugging in the supplied earpiece/microphone and taking the volume up to full.
Preloaded to the handset is a Java-based Motorola Media Player. The player is simple and stylish allowing you to manage playlists, albums and songs in an ipod-style manner. An adapter can be plugged into the earpiece socket on the handset allowing you to plug in a normal pair of stereo headphones, since the supplied hands-free is only 1 earpiece. You can get one of these adapters for about £8 from a certain purple shop renowned for useless staff or about £5 from a certain auction website ;).
The phone battery life is frankly appalling and does not last a full day, but undoubtedly Motorola's excuse would be the fact that the handset maintains a constant connection to the 3G/GPRS network which is a significant drain on battery life. However, all is not lost. You can purchase 2 batteries and a desktop charger for £10 from the auction site, which is probably a better option to the shops as they charge around £25 for a single official Motorola Original battery supplied with no charger.
The firmware is a substantial improvement over phones such as the Motorola V500, as any annoyances have been worked out (such as the slow menus). Texting is particularly efficient on these handsets for previous Motorola users but will most certainly take some getting used to for Nokia users and such.
In conclusion, this handset will cost you about £40 on '3' with £30 credit included and is a fantastic deal. So far I have not experienced any physical faults with the handset or anything to make me regret my purchase. Indeed, the phone isn't going to be the best build quality in the world for a £10 handset, but considering the price - what are you waiting for?!
(p.s. I'd grab one of these phones before '3' start gluing in the SIM cards as they plan to do with future models!)
can any body help with one thing i have delet a mp3 of my motorola c975 can any body help please god bless u all
a hopeless phone. it's extremely heavy and fat. the screen traps dust better than my featherduster. the keypad and joystick spoil easily. battery life is really bad. memory is low. the phone resets itself at random intervals. the phone freezes.
can somebody help i just got this phone on friday & i cant find out how much credit ive got on it! ive tried ringing 444 but it wont work is there another way to find out? this phone has got to b the worst phone ive brought i wouldnt recomend buying it.
this fone is absolutely rubbish. i was so happy wen i ordered this off the orange websiate bt wen it arrived i was deeply dissapointed. i couldnt find the mp3 player, the video and camera r ok bt cud b better. Worst of all... im not kiddin this fone is a brick! it weighed dwn my trousers so i swapped back to a very old fone the nokia 7510i.. i think thats wat it is. im nt jkin bt the nokia 7510i is much better than this crap fone even tho it doesnt hav video and the camera ist as gd. i am soon gettin a pink motorola v6.. i hope its better than the c975.. bt then again it is motorola!! well gd luck 2 ne1 hu buys this fone... u'll need it