Filipe, 12 Jul 2009Mine is an UK model, I bought it from a spanish online store (www.andotel.com). Samsung is not... moreFelipe; I have sent three separate emails to Samsung Official support through the respective country/region websites, and I hae had a reply from all three:
Samsung Singapore: We have no information regarding the release of the GT-B5702. If internet vendors like Expansys are offering the device, they are importing from and selling outside authorized channels".
Samsung UK: We have no information regarding the release of B5702 in the United Kingdom. It is currently not available through our authorized vendors.
Samsung Russia: The GT-B5702 has been released and is for sale through our stores. We have no control over Samsung products being made available for customers outside our borders via the imternet.
So, as I said in my past message, most likely Expansys, as well as Andotel and a few others, are importing themselves direct from vendors in the markets that the phone HAS BEEN released... again; Russia, Africa, and the Middle East.
I guess the phone is available in one version with Russian AND latin alphabet letters on the keys, and another version with only latin alphabet keys (which is most likely what you are referring to as the UK version, but does not equal the UK version (which does not exist).
Sam, 12 Jul 2009I do not find it strange that this phone is not available in any stores outside Russia and Afr... moreMine is an UK model, I bought it from a spanish online store (www.andotel.com). Samsung is not limiting availability to Russia and Africa anymore. I wish to know if any B5702 owner can record calls because I don't have this option in the menu displayed by left softkey. If your model can record call conversation then please let me know what number that option occupies?
Some C5212 owner in Malaysia posted in that forum he is able to record call conversations with his model. I'm intrigued by that - B5702, a more expensive model can't do that?!
CellGrave, 12 Jul 2009Thanks for the clarification Filipe. They should have used two different LED colors for each S... moreCellGrave: What is the difference or complication in remembering left or right LED light instead of green and red? Sim 1 or 2 is also clearly displayed on the screen whether it is call in/out, sms in/out, contact in sim 1 or 2 etc.
Anonymous, 12 Jul 2009Yes you may be right. Wouldn't it be strange that non of the Samsung branch in the world is se... moreI do not find it strange that this phone is not available in any stores outside Russia and Africa and the Middle East, as Samsung themselves have stated clearly that the phone would be released for those markets only.
Regardless if Samsung has changed their mind or not as whether to release in other markets as well is irrelevant.. Expansys as well as a few other internet stores are probably selling phones imported from Russia or Africa and the Middle East. In Expansys case I think they import from the Middle East or Africa as their handset comes without the Russian letters on the numeric pad.
Thanks for the clarification Filipe. They should have used two different LED colors for each SIM so you will know what happened without touching the phone.
I am still considering buying it.
Yes you may be right. Wouldn't it be strange that non of the Samsung branch in the world is selling except them.
CellGrave, 11 Jul 2009I read on a web site that this baby has two separated LED’s for each SIM card. Is that ... moreYes, that's correct, it has 2 blue LEDs, one for each SIM. In comparison to D880, the fonts used are smaller which doesn't create any difficulty when reading the screen, but this, together with a bigger screen means the mobile has more lines for showing info.
Another thing I enjoyed a lot is that you can now add 'unknown' callers to the black list (by 'unknown' I don't mean numbers not in the phonebook, only those private numbers that don't show up on your screen when you're called.
You can have up to 10 numbers on each contact and icons can be changed (mobile, fixed, work, home etc) - hooray to Samsung for that!
You can set the phone to automatically change the default SIM for outgoing calls based on a time schedule (so you don't need to change anything yourself, in case you have 2 different SIMs that give discounts in these time periods). For example, from 7:00 AM to 4:59 PM the mobile will use SIM 1 and from 5:00 PM to 6:59 AM it will use SIM 2.
Filipe, 29 Jun 2009How to do the SIM switching before making a call or sending a SMS? It's soooo damn easy :) Jus... moreReally really thank u 10000000000000000 times i was damn worried and confused how to switch SIMs without rebooting and u gave the answer .. many thanks
I read on a web site that this baby has two separated LED’s for each SIM card. Is that true?
Thanks in advance.
Bought this phone today in the Middle east and it seems to be good. Finally it is bigger than I though but it is ok. It is just that I had small phones before with one sim.
The poster saying that this phone is not available anywhere worldwide has posted that comment earlier in this thread, as well. Clearly he has not followed the links provided earlier by another poster to Samsungs own websites in Russia and the combined Africa and middle East Samsung site.
Anonymous, 10 Jul 2009The company customer service sounds so fishy. Not sure whether it is really what i get as ther... moreI think you are wrong (and an earlier poster, as well)... it states clearly on the Expnasys site: "This handset is a non UK handset, but is supplied with a UK mains charger, English manual and eXpansys 12 month warranty."
Expansys is a legitmate and large web based supplier in this region and I have used them several times before for phone, computer peripherals (for private and business). I have never had any issues with them before, including a waranty issue and product replacement.
I, as well as an associate of mine, have also ordered this phone from Expansys. Allthough the delivery date seems to go up and down, their support is good and fast and promise of delivery firm.
The phone is available for sale through normal channels in Russia as well as in Arab countries and the Middle-East. The phone is delayed to other markets because it was not expected that it would be released in other markets, but due to popularity it is. (this info from a friend at DTAC Thailand).
Hope this clarifies. Sam (Bangkok)
The company customer service sounds so fishy. Not sure whether it is really what i get as there are many imitation from china that can look exactly the same. No where in the world is selling now except they say its from UK. I check with some UK store and they claim they are not selling at all
does anyone know of a store (preferably in the US) that will ship to US?
hopefully they have the phone in hand, not like expansys which keeps posting they will get the phone in _ days.
Sorry about that, Felipe! Thanks a lot for your answers! I too have ordered from Expanys, and hope to have it in my hands soon!
Anonymous, 07 Jul 2009Can anyone that have already got the phone help with the following questions:
- Is it possi... moreHey, write your name when asking a question!
- it's possible to deactivate only one of the two SIM cards;
- no it's not possible to hide a contact from the phonebook list (either you have it or not) but you can have this contact stored in the SIM card and have the mobile to show only contacts in the telephone so the contacts in the SIM card won't be listed;
- if you mean blacklist then yes, you can block only a specific number from a contact (or a number not in the phonebook or even 'unknown' callers).
Can anyone that have already got the phone help with the following questions:
- Is it possible to "offline/flightmode" one sim card while keeping the other "live"?
- Can a specified contact be hidden from being displayed when opening the contact list?
- Call screening: Can I block one number of a contact and allow another from the same contact (f.ex. allow work phone but block home phone)?, or is the entire contact blocked (meaning all numbers entered under one specific contact are screened)?
Thanks a lot!
I might buy this phone, the specs seem OK. The Samsung C5212 also seems alright as a dual sim phone. However, I'm am willing to wait for a future, smaller, lighter, dual sim phone, either from Samsung or another well-known manufacturer. Does anyone know about upcoming dual sim phone models?? I have searched endlessly in Google for an answer. Thanks in advance
Expansys Singapore now promises 10 days delivery from time of order;
Filipe, 29 Jun 2009How to do the SIM switching before making a call or sending a SMS? It's soooo damn easy :) Jus... moreFilipe, thank you for your fantastic tip on how to change the active SIM after typing a number. It works perfectly but it doesn't seem to be in the manual! You just saved my day!!!