Hi Jeff.. the choice is simple. Do a little bit of research on the net ..type into google for example: O2 atom life with words .. eg. problems, issues, complaints etc. and you will see that the O2 life and its younger broth the O2 Atom is a completely faulty phone. Ive had the smaller one (O2 Atom) and that was rubbish (similar faults to whats all been outlined by posts) and then tried a life only to find it too was a failure. Hope this helps. try eg. a palm or something as i havent used a palm before but surely to god its gotta be better than the O2 products ive had
I have the O2 life now for about 6 month and I had alot of problem with freezing and downloading my e-mails. I did upgraded to WM6 and now I have no more problem with my O2. Works great with no more errors. Only problem i have probably with setting which I do not know how to modify is down loading my yahoo e-mail automaticly and it will make auto log. This make my battery life shorter keep on getting on line and checking my e-mails. Anyone know how to fix this problem?
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!! O2, O2 life, O2 Atom whatever you want to call yourself.. you are CRAP!!! Simply crap! you cant take customers for idiots and YOU O2 cant hide behind a website and treat customers like rubbish by passing us over to an overseas based call centre to deal with the issues that this ATOM HAS. Why do you sell these half baked mobile phones (im talking about O2 Atom and O2 Atom Life here), then, when it has problems asks soon after the old storey .. it needs to be sent away for a ROM upgrade!!! .. that is BS!!! Your O2 Atom and Atom Life phones are BS!!. I had a faulty Atom! It required a ROM upgrade, i then junked that phone because it didnt live up to my expectations...I bought a O2 atom life mobile phone, the O2 Life.. guess what .. it also requires a ROM upgrade and the phone to be posted away to have this done now.. listen up! I bought the phone with a friend who alsoo bought one at the same time, they have been inudated with problems with this O2 Atom Life but thank Christ they havent had to send their phone away for a ROM upgrade .. Something fishy going on here. Its happened twice on both of my phones that I have needed ROM upgrades soon after purchase. Please O2, dont sell phones that you know cant perform out of the factory. If you want quality, make sure they are fit for purpose before leaving your backyard factory or whichever tin pot shed you manurfacture these phones from!
Maybe O2 should go back to running the Atom Life on DOS (remember that program?)... a nice simple application may see it working better by the sounds of things.
Ya.. ive been running Windows 6 on mine. but the tech support guy said wait until its been out for a while to iron out any WM6 Bugs.. If only i'd known that about the phone .. i wouldnt have to worry about O2 Life Bugs let alone WM6. WM6 hasnt been well thought out from a navigation point of view.
Hey!!! manytimes i cant make a phone call even the signal is strong in metro area. sometimes when there is an incoming call, after i pressed the green button answer the call it just cuts off. after i received from the service, in just 5 mins, it has problem again, the other party cant hear me. OMG
Been having trouble with my O2 Life also Switched it on and it loads to the blue splash screen and does not go any further ... - soft reset - hard reset -- - taking battery out and putting back - call O2 technical support and they said to charge phone? THEN do the rom upgrade... This is wasting a lot of my time. I dont have time to waste trying to sort out problems with a faulty product :( let alone send the phone away by post for repairs to a repair centre and be without a phone. I checked a number of other opinions and reviews on the net and wow! seems im not alone.
i don't understand what is the big fuss about this beauty!!! it has been perfect ever since i bought it 4 months back...and i have never encounter a single problem at all...if there's anyone whom changed their mind after reading those unproven negative reviews...plz!!! THIS IS THE BEST PDA BESIDE FLAME!!!
Today I trow away the phone, no money yet to buy a new pda, but tired from all the problems decided to use a normal cheap phone till I can buy TyTN II or something else .Do not buy this phone it is really bad
re: atom life problems issues. Anything ..including ...Golf has gotta be better than getting around the persistant problems of this phone. This phone has cost me business! Now its going off for repair im back to an old siemens standard phone. Love PDA's .. Love the O2 XDA II but dont love the O2 Atom Life.
Well back to hell.
The P990i was a disaster so I traded it for an n95.
The N95 was the best so far but very badly made and it's battery life did not support the extras.
So now I get a O2 Atom and the wifi doesnt work even after a trip to the sevice center.
I'm taking up golf......You don't need wi fi or bluetooth for golf.Golf has got to be better.
after reading your reviews below, just had to add one more...having used this for 6 odd months. initially was still fine but the screen starts to freeze every now & then. If phone goes out of network range (underground) sms received disappears, had to restart phone & sms will then appear marked under sim memory.
phone always hangs when updating music library...have since downloaded the sms backup software & gonna go for WM6 to see if i can revive stability.
PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE, ITS HORRIBLE :(
REVIEW OF O2 ATOM LIFE PDA MOBILE
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On top of this some of the menu options seem to be confused and illogically placed, specifically the networking setup. There has got to be a much simpler way to set up networking options rather than the mess that is currently is place.
Although is not really the fault of O2’s PDA hardware, but the operating system really needs to lift its game…
This o2 atom life pda phone has well known faults like doing intermittent hard resets .. even during regular phone calls. You simply have to do some basic google searches and you'll find pages and pages of poor user opinions on this o2 atom life mobile pda phone. try searching o2 life issues or o2 life problems and you'll see what i mean.
My O2 Life cant receive texts. The screen lights up as if its about to get a call or text then the light goes off. Been onto phone company Telstra who say its my phone. Been onto O2 and they say its ok. Im getting the run around! Try getting any answers out of O2 technical support and ... ummmm.. see you guys in Christmas 2008.
O2 Australia has extremely poor customer service. Not only are your calls rerouted to an overseas call centre and you have to deal with call centre staff unacustomed to the language, accent and sensitivities of Australian customer service standards, there is ONLY ONE repair centre in Australia and its just a repair centre that sub contracts to O2. Its not even an organisation owned by O2/inhouse servicing. POOR O2, VERY POOR.
S**t Performance: if battery goes flat i have to wait over 30 minutes on plugging in electricity charger for phone to come back on. the battery starts telling me its going flat at 25%!! Hey O2 you HAD a serious XDAii LOVER here.. i loved the old chunky phone - I WANT MY MONEY BACK
I have had this phone for 2 months during which it has worked for less than 10 days. The first phone I had overheated. After much argument about whose fault it was (note it is always assumed to be your fault) I was given a replacement phone. This phone now has a screen that does not work and hence the phone is totally useless. I have yet to get to the HK repair centre as I live in Taiwan but service on line has just been rude and unhelpful. Basically go to the rpair centre, then you are on your own.