Anonymous, 28 May 2008Just spoke to vodafone about an upgrade, and they say they will have it on 4th July. Got mine from vodafone yesterday...named the F490....
its now out on t mobile but you have 2 ring up and ask for it because its not in their site yet. just got mine sent 2 me next day delivery.
does anybody know how well or how bad this phone would function if i were to buy it unlocked for use in the U.S? to my understanding the only frequency it can pick up in the US is the 1900mhz and i was wondering if anybody knows about how good/bad the coverage is without the 850mhz to back it up. also if coverage is okay i'm curious as to what other bugs to watch out for (some people tell me perhaps features such as internet may be very slow or even nonresponsive, incoming text messages show no sender name, etc.) if anybody can give any sort of info it would be greatly appreciated! thanks!
Hi guys, i saw on here that someone had trouble ordering the phone yesterday however i went into my local o2 store and none of them knew what the phone was or never heard of it, however, they found it on their online shop for me and ordered it on an 18 month contract for £35 i get 1000 txts, 600 mins and unlimited internet, which is pretty sweet lyk, also they said that their next delivery would be next Tuesday and the phone would not be in-store before then! Anyone have this phone on here yet? could you please tell me how good the browser is please......Google maps? Youtube?
just had a play with it, i love it. due an upgrade in aug and this just jumped to the top of the list........
Just spoke to o2 (again) re: my upgrade as i was told to call back today - and the phone is still not on the stock list, and still under 'coming soon' - even though its showing as in stock and available at o2 online - you would have thought to avoid confusion they would have updated the Online store and the stock lists at the same time, to save wasted phone calls!
get my upgrade on 9th june cant decide between the f480 or the viewty which i have tried and like cant decide this looks a very good phone idiots at 02 wont let me upgrade a week early so annoyed!!!!
Just been in to Carphone and had a play on this phone and i loved it, not only does it feel nice to hold but when you use it feels like you are pushing true key pad with the vibrating on the phone. all in all i cant wait for my upgrade, as they have them in store and can sell them on Orange and O2 for free at £30... I loved the way the phone looked for things on bluetooth as well....
Bobo, 28 May 2008Rob,
Knowing 3, they either won’t stock this phone because it is too high end and pricy for... moreThanks Bobo, i was hoping that wouldn't be the reply though! I will still try my luck as when i mentioned it to the guy in the shop he seemed to think there wouldn't be a problem with 3 stocking it soon, but he said that to get a sale probably!
Cant wait to get my hands on it to see if it lives up to the pictures and write-ups!
Knowing 3, they either won’t stock this phone because it is too high end and pricy for them, or release it many months after other networks have done.
I speak from experience when I say this as the MDA Vario III has only been recently released on 3’s network (no more than 2 months) whilst other networks released it around 8 months ago!
The only high end phones 3 seem to supply are the Nokia range (N73/ N95) and now MDA Vario range.
As for which phone is better for texting, I would say the HTC Diamond as the Diamond comes with a slide out keyboard to compose texts, but that is if you actually like using slide out keyboards...
I cant believe how long i hv bin waitin 4 dis phone n 02 keep tellin me everyday call bk 2morro :(
is it even worth the wait?
Tmobile are useless. they need to do 'testing' to see if its ok to release. Jokers! I think 02 is anyones best bet.
Been waiting on this phone for while as i'm now due an upgrade and got told by vodafone two weeks ago it would be released on 5 June. Spoke to Vodafone again today and its been put back to July 4
aaaggggghhhhhh ! ....
Think i'll move to 02 ot t-mob.....
Tmobile - still no date or pricing.
I see 02 have in stock and also carphone. carphone are actually selling on 02 and orange. but for a decent reasonable price plan i would recommend to wait for tmobile as u can not beat their flext price plans. for the innovators out there, i understand why u are purchasing a 18month contact with 02. but trust me, in the long run, u are spending more!
Bought the phone through o2 online on contract this morning - have now been told the phone is out of stock and to call back tomorrow for an update! unbelievable!
Owners of the phone:
from watching videos, the processor seems VERY slow. especially when switching between widgets and menu, or dragging the wallpaper imaging widget..that really annoys me. How do ya think about it?
I got one of these today in Carphone Warehouse - it's in stock in their stores now. The wait is over!
just got this on contract from carphone warehouse, just came in store today excellent phone