Long shot here but wondering if anyone can help me - recently bought the Sagem Simply phone for my elderly mum. She has somehow managed to change the language settings and is not getting 'gobbledigook' instead of English. I am 200 miles away and nowhere near a handset - can someone please advise what she needs to do - in very simple terms - to get it back into English and I will pass on. Many thanks and Happy new year. Will !!
I recently bought a Sagem VS-1 (also known as Sagem Simply) for my mother. Like anything else in this world, it has its pros and cons. The fact that I write more about the downsides than about the advantages is evidence of my grumpy nature and not of the quality of the handset.
*** The pros:
*The* huge advantage of this phone is its big screen with large clear black characters on a uniform white background. Designed for reading, not for artistic contemplation.
Key locking by means of a switch that physically moves into an "on" or "off" position. This is much more senior-friendly than most other phones, which use a combination of pushbuttons that changes a status signalled by an LCD icon.
Locking and unlocking the keys is additionally signalled by an intuitively clear change in screen appearance.
Most buttons are clearly spaced apart. Not all though – this is one of the cons below.
One reassuring “home” button can get you out of whichever corner of the menu structure you have painted yourself into.
This “home” and Phonebook buttons are easy to locate and identify.
*** The cons:
The markings on most buttons are a disappointment. The buttons themselves are shiny greyish silver, and the characters and symbols are shiny pale green. To make things worse, they are not nearly as big as they might on a handset this size. The bottom line is that they are hardly visible even to a young and healthy eyesight. The “hello” and “good-bye” buttons only carry tiny green and red marks, respectively. In my opinion, they ought to be entirely made of green and red plastic. The backlight only helps in total darkness, not in the gentle diffuse light so typical of many elderly people’s homes.
The two menu keys (the ones just under the screen and whose functions are indicated on the display) are placed confusingly close to the “hello” and “good-bye” buttons, almost merging with them. The visual and tactile clues that should help you tell them apart are very subtle.
If you type a long number (as phone numbers nowadays are), the character size suddenly shrinks to fit the number into the width of the screen. Why can’t it just split into two or more lines?
The Settings menu and the “Log” (a _very_ comprehensive concept on this phone) are each accessible by a single button. This leads to confusion if either button is pressed by mistake. Normally, neither the Settings nor the Log will be used very often, and in my opinion should be stowed somewhere out of harm’s way.
The top entry in the Phonebook is “Add new contact”. Again, it is easy to select it by mistake and get confused.
The charging cradle is a bad joke. It does not properly hold the plug of the charger cable, so when you push the phone into the cradle and onto the plug you push the plug out through the cradle’s bottom. The cradle is also too light compared to the rigidity of the cable, the weight of the handset, and the tight fit of the plug. You try to lift the phone and the cradle comes up with it.
I have a new segam VS1 and would be obliged if anyone out there can tell me how I can down load a new ring tone. It only has 5 and they are awfull.
The number is changeable on the front display.
You go to Settings -> Privacy -> Display my Number...
Then you go from there to change it.
This is a great phone for those who want something basic, with big buttons and a large screen.
Got phone out of box. First thing it asks on start up is for user to key in the phone number. Didn't know number at that time. Rang 192 to find out number. The display on my phone (of own number) now reads 192. And is apparantly unchangeable (?) No instructions for how to change this to the real number now we found it out.
Its v strange that this display is unchangeable.
And its very strange that the phone asks the user for the number, when the number is obviously available to the phone's own software (choose Settings->Vodaphone->My Number)
looks to be simple and easy, appearance is a little wierd, but nonetheless a good starter phone. speakerphone and polyphonic more than enough for targeted age group. sells for $149 here in australia with vodafone prepaid.
Does just what it says on the box,nothing more nothing less,easy to hold and use and ideal for those of us who just want to send and recieve calls and the odd text. simple, short instuctions which you don't really need anyway as can be familiar with all features within hours from the help screen, best "phone" I have ever owned.
I haven't figured how to send one text to many yet and it looks like you can't. Simple yes, but stupid, no! Will try to exchange it for another asap.
simply simple easy straight.still have to show older people how to use it. nokia 1100 easier to use. too many buttons for a easy to use phone older people like less buttons. expensive too.
This sells for $249 on Vodafone prepaid (in australia). It is a simple phone, for those kinda people who want a simple phone. What i dont get is the price. Maybe less is more these days.....
This Phone certainly is different. I have been woking with this phone for some time and its main gola of being a simple phone seems to have been ruined. The phoen itself is actually complicated if you are used to any other phone! but good if its your first ever mobile phone. My advice - Buy the nokia 1100. Now thats simple (and cheap).
Best phone ever! Nice and simple with BIG buttons oh yes I love this phone. Why don't you kids get a life and realise you dont need cameras or this bluetooth thingamy-bob.
I have just received my VS1, I wanted something simple with bigger buttons - a sort of reaction against my Sony Ericsson K700i which kept breaking. It's ok but how do you import a plain and simple ring ring like i have on my old phones and on my PC? There are only 5 options for ringtone installed and no apparent methods to import. Anybody got any ideas?
my opinion about the phone is that the phone its so good i like it so much even i just feel as if i should have one of it but the only probloem is that i dont have money.
wow this phone is love continue make this type your customar will like it so keep on.
i am Akeem from nigeria
whats so great about this phone? is it designed for begginners or something? thanks
Does anyone know where I can get an English manual - my father purchased one in Spain and instructions are in Spanish - thank you