This telephone totally sucks. Yeah, it may be cheapt, but trust me, you can get something at the exact same price which would be 10 times better.
Let's say that this phone is yelling through all it's pores "Cheeeap".
First of all, the display is quite lame, it's very slow and when in the sun, you can barely see anything. The contrast and light are very crappy.
Secondly, the keyboard is annoying, it is very hard to use the 4 "arrow" keys; overall, it's not made for easy use.
Third, it has a shitty speaker. I mean, you can hardly hear what the other is saying, even if the volume is high, and that is because of the noise.
The menu is also shitty. The ringtones the same, not to mention the images.
I'd buy something else with this money.
HUH...? Amazing phone i cant believed it i get it last month is totally sucks........ the battery cannot last long and always hang and auto restart.
Teacherk6, 26 Jul 2008Why are so many people complaining? For the cost of the phone, this unit is OUTSTANDING. ... moreI totally agree. The answer to everyone's problems are to get another phone on the other end of the spectrum. Besides, I don't see the probem with this unit at all.
Jay-ar, 27 Jul 2008The style is cool...but the problem is the signal..it's too weak...I compared to my friends wi... more@ Jay-ar
You may think it's the phone's fault, it's not. I'm not going to argue with you, but it's down to 2 things:
-Your network operator
Allow me to explain, Strictly example: you by the Nokia 2610 on Vodafone and your friend buys say, The SE K300i on the same network. You have a look at your friend's display and see he/she's got full signal/better than your's anyway. But you may not be in EXACTLY the same location as them. Even if you're nearby, you must be an exactly the same spot. Just 5mm apart could be the difference between full signal and none at all. Also, don't believe a word the networks say! If you go onto their website you'll often find they have a coverage map where you type in your postcode and such and they'll tell you the coverage in your area. That's all a load o' Baloney. I got a 'Tesco Mobile' SIM claiming that it had 99.9% coverage in the UK and full coverage in my area. Rubbish! My phone wouldn't even connect to the network. It searched for hours and I had no luck. Tried it on other phones and got the same results.
Just another thing. If your phone does not have an external antenna (one that sticks out) it most likely has a built-in one. These are usually located at the top of your phone, but can't be seen. If you hold your phone with your hand over or covering the top it will decrease your signal strength. Move your hand down so that your thumbs are just above the keys. You should get a better signal
Good luck on your matter,
The style is cool...but the problem is the signal..it's too weak...I compared to my friends with the same network provider and their signal is overflowing...so, the problem is my phone...haaayy...waste of money...
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Why are so many people complaining?
For the cost of the phone, this unit is OUTSTANDING.
You want a camera? more features? Blue tooth, java etc etc etc then simply GET ANOTHER PHONE...
I got my phone for $49, and that included $40 worth of calls...
The only gripe I have are basic design issues, like tha fact the screen is hard to read in bright sunlight, and the fact that when you send a TXT, the screen does not say anything to confirm the at the TXT is sent.
Other than that, it does what a basic phone should do.. makes ane receives calls...
If this phone had more bells and whistles at the same price people would still cry and winge... read the box and specs before you buy it....
This phone looks cool, I think, but I have to agree with some on the board; this phone blows. I can barely hear anything during a call and there is no easy way to turn up the volume midcall. Plus, the buttons feel really cheap when you press them; it's depressing.
Just got this phone a few days ago, payed $30.00 for it. Yes, it is simple. Just a basic phone, but so far it seems to be a fairly decent phone. For what you pay for it, you really cannot complain. If you want a phone to talk and message, this is a pretty good choice. If you are looking for something with all the features, you definitely might want to consider choosing something else. But, I can say I like it and I think it is easy to use!
I have had one over half a year. Works pretty well for a basic phone BUT it's almost useless in the sun. The screen covers act like mirrors making it impossible to see anything on the screen in bright conditions.
I borrowed this phone from my father and it is the most convienent little phone. its lite weight fits anywhere with no problem and the sound with the earpiece is great and if i am multitasking the speakerphone is ideal. if you are not intersted in games and music this phone is perfect for anyone. the reason why i am on this site today is because i dropped the phone and i destroyed the screen.
Pretty low memory!It supports MP3. . . but it has a memory of onlyyy 3mb. . . that's it....i hate this phone!
I have the version sold in stores with pay as you go service - i think a couple buttons were removed but you can still adjust everything from the menus. No it's not the ultimate phone but for $30 including activation and the ability to go fo almost a year without paing a bill it is the most trouble free phone i've had plus it has 6 programmable keys so you don't need to search the menus for what you most use. Definitely it does not have the best sound or speaker or reception(t-mobile)but keeping voice and text notes are easy - texting is easy - the small amount of memory is conserved with a compression algorithm plus a little extra can be cleared and more if you can resist loading it up with useless ringers, etc. For the price and cost of use you cannot in your right mind have any complaint. Be real about it - it is a phone that does the basic things good enough. It's also wise to learn how to use it and to remeber at least the functions you will use.
i dont care about the games, etc...what bugs me is that the speaker is barely .5 decibals (not sure really, but can barely hear), and there is no way i can find to put the volume up!
This phone has the most un-intuative key layout i've EVER seen. I'm stuck with this POS as a work phone. The screen is washed out. So bad it makes the monocrome look great. The games are lame. No radio. no mp3. Feels flimsy. It's basically cheap crap. This is "the" COCROACH of phones!!