I think that if you press # (or if it is *) when you start writing a new message you get the option to turn off the T9...
I have been reading some recent comments and up till this time i have not had any major issues. One annoying thing is when texting the phone seems to have a locked in t9 which i hate. Can the t9 be over written? Voice sound is mostly clear and have not experienced any drop out in the melbourne area. If you want everything in a tough trade phone be prepared to spend good money to get quality. The seimens m65 was the better of the early trade phones but with less features than the b2700 but that was a few years ago now. I guess the question is do seimens (or benq now) have a trade phone available in australia?
I am an electrician and I think this phone is crap.. drops out in good coverage areas in Brisbane... just a waste of my money..
Mine drops out a lot as well! I think its the Ruggerised enclosure that must be blocking the signal. Can you boost up the antennas on these phones?
Mine drops out all the time as well, and I don't remember my old phone ever dropping out. The other thing it does is resets itself for no reason. I get a Black and White screen saying enter Pin. Annoying! Love the torch function!
Reception is very poor! Swapped the sim to my N95 and full service! Put it back in the B2700 and 1/2 signal strength. Calls drop out every day on the B2700 and never on the N95 or any other 3G handset. They need to be recalled! Driving me nuts!!! and I am not the only one dealing with this fault.
andrew, 18 Jun 2009The good.. -good looks and feel -zippy through menus -powerful torch The bad... -crap bat... moreI'd agree with that on at least one significant, less helpful aspect of it's messaging. My example is that when someone SMSes me a mobile phone number as SMS body text I am not able to use the received number from the SMS bodytext a.k.a. 'use number' Nokia-style. I am not talking about Reply To or Add to Contacts for the Sender number. I instead find myself writing the received number down or remembering it and keypressing it into the B2700 myself. Such heiristics for detecting numbers in SMS body text is important for not leaving a user stranded looking at their phone and wondering where they are going to get a pen from! It's not unusual to send a number to someone in this fashion, say, from a sales ad you wouldn't dream of putting into your Address book in order to send vcard or something to someone else so they can use the number.
myself, 01 Oct 2009I had this phone for exactly 2 days (!), then it fell out of my pocket (about 80 cm drop) onto... moreIn form factor it is rugged I guess but it needs to be to compensate for the screen quality on this phone! The screen - the most important feature of a phone - is on this model dull in light, scuffs easily and scratches too easily for something claiming to be a rugged phone. Let's call it a dust-proof phone instead shall we.
Jon , Sweden, 05 Nov 2009I hope you read this since its been some months since you posted this. I experienced the ex... moreIt's not just the Pedometer. I have never activated a single thing except perhaps the Compass so it must be a generic Applications issue or Pedometer and Compass ... i recovers in seconds but I can watch my screen reboot more than 10 times a day though doesn't appear to lose any settings except once or twice ever the profile reverted to default settings notably the key press sounds led me to believe this as it's the first thing I switch off.
Can't work out why there is a reception problem. tryed an old faithful SGH-X460 and that has only got Duel Band GSM 900 + 1800MHz, and works well in areas the B2700 doesn't. So how can one go backwards nowadays, come on Samsung ... i know its not the provider.
Sam, 14 Sep 2009I have had my phone now for about 6 months. In as far as durability goes I have no problems w... moreAs far as reception goes its really crap talk about going backwards in technology, this phone doesn't have 2100 HSDPA on the 3G network...feel sucked in...yeh us too...
So far the phone has been good and the battery life is improved if you disable the 3g. As i said before this is a good phone for tradies. more updates later
I have this samsung b2700 for 1 week now and i find it fairly good to use. I have no issues with it so far but i would like to know how can you extend the battery life. For example can this phone be switched from 3g to 2g to save power and can the gprs be deactivated and activated through the main menu. I'm a tradie and the sound level is good but need to know how to get the maximum sound when on loud speaker. The only main concern is when you keep pressing the ''back'' botton you end up surfing the net. Can this icon be moved on the to another place on the home page or removed all together? Consider the b2700 if you are a tradie and you dont really need all the other crap.
Anonymous, 13 Jul 2009I have a B2700 and after 2 months of use it started freezing / crashing / rebooting as soon as... moreI hope you read this since its been some months since you posted this.
I experienced the exact same problem with my B2700 and not anyone seemed to know how to fix this " restart- problem ", no one but You. I deactivaded that Pedometer and all of sudden it works perfectly again like it used to work in 6 months. Thank you, you´re the man!
p l e a s e if someone tell me how to turn of t9 ???
there is no way to do this and it is so annoying
t h a n k s !!!