I bought the C975 in Sydney Australia, on the 3 network. Cost me about $249 au + $20 au for 32Mb transflash card + $20 for a carry case. I still need a decent car kit though. The connection deal is a minimum of $10 per month for 24 months with a minimum of $195 extra spent (up front or accumulated from the monthly payments) to unlock it. You get what you pay for with this phone. You may not have bluetooth, you don't have immediate USB access for PC sync unless you buy the software + cable connector - HOWEVER - the phone is very feature rich. Using the USB transflash adapter to transfer files is easy. All that is required to swap files to and from the PC is a simple operation to pull out the battery and the transflash and place it in the adapter. I can record many many photos, and I can record multiple 3 minute videos. The videos record at a bit rate of around 60-70kbits per second at 15 frames per second. This gives you around 2 minutes for each megabyte of transflash card space used! The quality isn't too fine, but it certainly is a neat tool to have at your disposal. With a 128Mb card you should be able to record around four hours of videos (unless there is some limitation on the number of video files). For high quality image quality though, you'll have to pay more. But I would prefer to have available something that does a medium job for a low price. You get what you pay for. What I like most about this phone is the mp3 playback, torch light, dual camera's, video recorder/playback, the speakerphone, and the browser. Call sound quality and microphone range is good too. And it does look good, in my opinion. Things I would like improved in a future OS release - the ability to increase video frame rate, and be able to select higher bit rates for better quality/larger video files. The ability to record sound only would be nice, and probably a beefier battery which may be larger and weigh more, but would double the battery life. I would also like to be able to enable/disable the speaker phone before making a call. And I guess I would like louder mp3 playback through the earpiece too - but that would increase power consumption I guess. But I think Motorola have a very nice and useful phone in the C975. Well done Motorola.
I cant believe you lot of moaning sods! U want a cheap phone (correct me if Im wrong) this phone is £45!!!! U dont get anything for nothing, u should know that! I have one of these, was a xmas present, Im generally pleased with it except one thing, If u make video calls its difficult to see the screen as u have to tilt the phone to get into shot of the camera and the screen completely looses its brightness at this angle! Other than that £45 with £15 airtime, its still a bargain!!!!!!!
where got infra red port and there is no bluetooth also. please make sure that ypur information is true next time
This phone ends up costing nearly £100 unless you already have a 128mb Trans Flash memory card which is at least £20 and then you have to buy the cable connecting the phone to the PC with the driver which is at least £30. So it ends up costing about £95 which you wouldnt expect to pay. I couldnt really find any pro's on this phone except the misleading price, the triband feature and the option of swithching to the front and rear cameras on video capture and taking a photo. There are alot of cons. Firstly, no where in the manual or was it advertised it said you have to buy the cable and driver separetly unlike it did with the memory. 128mb is the max you can get which really wont last that long if you save alot of hi-res pics and mp3's. Video capture is only 9 seconds which i suppose most phones do at the moment. The stiff joystick starts to hurt your thumb if you use it too much. The weight and thickness is massive but it does have an mp3 player and camera in it. Texting is annoying. You can't turn on delivery reports. With regards to some questions. it doesnt have an infa red port. Like I said video is 9 seconds which isnt enough time to record something. I got this phone yesterday and it is going back ASAP. In my opinion if you dont want a contract but a decent pay as you go phone on the 3 network then you will have to wait longer. The LG U8120 is at least £150 on pay as you go which is alot. Get the Sony Ericsson Z1010 or any other Sony phones as there all good or get the Nokia 6820 or 6610i which is only £99 on O2 and it is a good easy to use phone with good features. P.S. I will never get a Motorola phone again.
the motorola c975 is good but is missing bluetooth it is a little bit better than the moto a985 but it needs a memory card to get the full out of it
It sucks!! why cant they understand who is going to buy there Products!! they suck Sonyericcson RULES
I think tat dis is the best phone ever it has everyin you could want on it and more!! it also comes with loads of free stuff. ppl who are sayin that it is crap are only sayin that coz they cant afford one themselves!!! (bad taste!!!!)nokia and samsung n all that other stuff are crap!!!
I am unable to delete a message and it's not allowing me to view video messages in my inbox can anyone shed some light on this problem?
This Phone absolutely SUCKS. I cant believe some people are saying its good (1/100 lol). The vga camera sucks, the reception is always weak, the wap is sloe and the mp3 player has low sound quality. I had it for 3 days, thought I'd make the most of it b4 taking it back, so I tried unlocking it, but IT CANT BE UNLOCKED. If you still have the reciept, take it back - Get a sharp or a Nokia.
lyk this fone ---however its slightly confusing =S they say you get lots of 'free things' but dont fully explain it ! i think overall its really fun and once ive got all the add ons it will be the best !!! thanx
Agree with 99% of these opinions. Motorola have manufatured a phone to compete with Nokia, but are ending up having trouble with sendo. This phone bites. I cant believ the fearures are a rip off. No bluetooth, not stylish, slow internet, and not unlockable. Why wud ne1 buy it? Because its price is misleading. I am taking min back. My advice, get a Sony erriccsen or nokia
i think this phone is awesome! the net is really fast and the camara is great.i love it!