I've tested my Atom Life on Globe prepaid and it's working without any problems (both for calls and text messages). I got my Atom in Kuala Lumpur but is using it here in the Philippines. I'm wondering what's wrong with the Philippine release - it should work with any SIM if it is unlocked.
can anyone comment on the reception of the atom life? i currently have an atom and the reception can at best, be described as unreliable.
I would say thank you for your inputs on O2 atom life problems, I dont want to encounter problem as ganda has right now, besides i am using globe prepaid sim. I decided not to buy this PDA phone, it is final i would go for dopod 810. thanks again..
thanks for your suggestions!! i really appreciate them.
we already tried using a post paid (globe) sim and it worked and afterwards we put in a prepaid (globe) and the result was negative, still unable to make and receive call. =(
I noticed that a Globe SIM can not make and receive calls when the 3G signal is low (one bar. This is true for almost all phones, including Nokias, and not just the Atom. Try switching the band to GPRS only, or use it outdoors where the signal is strong. I think that the 3G signal at the store was very low when it was tested that's why the Globe prepaid SIM did not work.
I bought my Atom Life in Kuala Lumpur and was able to use it with both Globe and Smart here in the Philippines. The unit "auto-configures" my settings whenever I change my SIM from Globe to Smart (vice-versa). I can not understand why the Atom Life purchased locally can have a problem using the local SIM. Something must be wrong with the unit.
If you are having a problem with the Globe prepaid SIM, I suggest you borrow a Globe postpaid sim and auto-configure it. The settings will be retained once you insert a prepaid SIM from the same provider (Globe).
this is the first time i encounter the situation where a supposedly unlocked phone cannot be used in certain operator(Globe PH), thus some kind of network configurations are necessary.. i have been to almost 42 countries in the world bringing a very new unlocked phones, and no problem of using the local SIM card of each country I have been.. Now, it is confirmed with me not to buy O2 atom life unit, very strange behavior. maybe some comments are really true about the cons of this O2 PDA phones.
atom life is at PhP45,900.
Re: globe prepaid..when we tried it using SMART sim cards it worked well but when we tried at least 2 Globe prepaid simcards, it failed to receive and make calls..We also tried using a different unit of atom life, but the results were the same.
this is basically my opinion, O2 units are very expensive.. why??/ because it is smaller compare to the other pda phones around.. function not superior, htc hermes tytn never been beaten by this O2 units.. therefore, the high price is due to size.. the size you are paying for.. the size!!! think 100X before buying this unit.. reviews sites gave this very high evaluation because the people doing the reviews are receiving great favors from O2 marketing department, a sales strategy- a concerned friend on PDA enthusiasts world
pahabol, it does not matter if your sim card is prepaid or post paid type, it must be able to make/receive a phone call.. it is good i bought a sharp S01SH, it works perfectly, and the packet rate is 1.33 Mbps.. and my screen is so beautiful.. check that out in the internet sister..
just wondering about your atom life with globe prepaid.. i dont think globe needs some configuration to make your atom life capable of voice call, .. the mere problem of your o2 atom life is not really working, it must be returned to the shop.. i tell you sister, you are being scammed by this dealer.. configuration may not be available on settings like MMS, internet, etc.. but for voice call and SMS it must be working.. to any operator if unit is unlocked..
if you don't mind how much did you paid your xda atom life?
i bought my xda atom life a week ago and i found out that when a GLOBE PREPAID (PHILIPPINES) sim is in it, it is unable to receive and make calls. Per the dealer whom i 've talked with, the system with GLOBE telecom (re: XDA atom life) is yet to be fixed within the week... I'm so sad to learn about this since I can't fully utilize my xda.
Can someone here advice if there is phone pad included when using text sms? i realise there's only 4 types but no phone pad like what dopod has :(
how many colours it's supporting? 65k or 262k? N any1 can kindly confirm also e colour spec 4 xda flame? Tx in advance!
This free update will be available to all current Atom Life users, and will involve either a download from the O2 Web site or a visit to one of its service centers.
The upgrade will change the operating system on the Atom Life from Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition to Windows Mobile 6 (WM6) Professional. One significant improvement in WM6 is the ability to receive and send emails in HTML format.
Available from May 12, the Atom Life will become one of the first commercially-available Windows Mobile products to sport the newer OS. Atom Life handhelds sold in stores from June onwards will also be preloaded with WM6. In comparison, Dopod, which will be acquired by HTC, will be upgrading its selected devices to WM6 in July.
Furthermore, the enhancements in the O2 Atom Life like O2 SMS Plus and O2 MediaPlus have been tested on the new OS, and will still be available on the Atom Life after the upgrade.
In addition, O2 said it is testing WM6 on its upcoming Xda Flame as well, and that the rest of its products to be launched in 2007 will also sport the new OS.
At press time, O2 was not able to confirm if its other handhelds like the Zinc and Graphite would get the WM6 upgrade as well.
why does 3 in hong kong have this phone and we dont?they also have n95 and other great phones were stuck in the uk with lg shine gee whizz.
This unit is using Qualcomm MSM6280 chipset (Dopod D810 using MSM6275) which have AGPS capability. Not sure whether O2 will release any ROM to activate GPS function, like Dopod D810?
I think this is the best PDA phone..it have all features that should have in a PDA phone..the best thing it have 1GB ROM!!Processor speed also increase than O2 ATOM EXEC..
The XDA Atom Life is your everyday PDA with Phone. It runs on WM 5 and stable. It has most of the bells and whistles a Tech Person will need with the exception of GPS.
The PDA is fast thanks to its 624Mhz processor. And has 1G ROM for storage to store your files, video and music. Memory is expandable via the mini-SD card.
The only concern with the unit is Battery Life. It is rated at 150-200 hours standby and 4 hours of talk time (3G around 2 hours). Actual usage on a non-3G networks requires the PDA to be charged everyday. As the unit is relatively new in the market, expect 3rd party vendors to offer an EXTENDED Battery version.
Overall, I am a satisfied user of this PDA. I do hope that O2 will release a ROM Upgrade to WM6.