My only issue is the phone keeps powering off and then back on. I've lost several calls that way. this is the second BRAND NEW unit, it's doing the same thing. I'll try one more, but I ain't happy with it because of this. Otherwise, I'd recommend it to anyone.
hey, ive had this phone for a few weeks now, and it's pretty decent, problem is, i can't seem to get the bluetooth working
I personally have had this phone since its release and have had good luck with this phone. i dropped it a couple of times. the only problem that i had with it was that the text messages were being delayed and not getting to people until the next day. but i have a feeling that was the service not the phone.
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2008I just got this phone, and it's a pretty good phone for someone who isn't looking for much mor... moreYou Can Read Your Text In The Middle of Phone calls just go to options> message> My Messages or you Can Chose create Text Message to create it....
Bought the phone because I liked the WiFi option. However the phone screen died out 8 months into owning it and Samsung does not make good on it. I noticed this in the same problem a previous comment had. Thats it no more Samsung products for me they are not good quality and they do not back their warranty. Now I have a BlackBerry and it works great. Go RIMM.
got this phone...don't like the features...in less then 6 months...the screen died out...happened to my brother too...really mad about it..
hey i just recently received this phone. does the screen on the front scratch easily,should i get a screen protecter?.....someone help me out!
I just got this phone, and it's a pretty good phone for someone who isn't looking for much more than basic phone features with some added bonuses. The only kink I feel is not being able to read texts in the middle of phone calls (not too serious), its slight heaviness for size, and the fact that the battery doesn't seem to last as long as my old, old samsung battery.
needs to be more user friendly
Sorely dissappointed, 19 Mar 2008My previous Samsung experience was with a U420 Nimbus cdma phone. I found it to be a pleasure... moreI have come across all the things you mentioned and each one has really annoyed me.
That aside, I'm still happy with my Katalyst. I've gotten used to the way it is, and I don't regret buying it. However, if those little kinks could be fixed, I would be happier.
Do NOT buy this phone. It is severely disabled. Bluetooth is no good-only for headsets and handsfree, no synching. Avoid at all costs. The UMA connection works good, but that is about the only redeeming feature of this phone. It is WAY overpriced and not customizable in any way. Avoid. Returning mine promptly.
it's an ok phone nothing to write home about
i know how to install but i need specs:
things that you have and a volunteer. hahah.. loc: phil
can someone pls tell me the java code to unlock the jar file, so i can play the games.
Does this phone have the metal keys?
My previous Samsung experience was with a U420 Nimbus cdma phone. I found it to be a pleasure to use overall, and when I decided to switch to T-Mobile for its @home WIFI service, the Katalyst was my first choice. I've regreted it ever since. To the following I ask "What were they thinking?!"
Why doesn't typing a number search my contacts anymore? The Nimbus searched all my contacts (1st and last names) based on the keys I pressed (T9 style). Now I have to get into the phonebook and iTap it out. (bringing up "mom" now takes 6 keys with pauses in between- used to take 4 presses right in a row).
Why can't I change my home keys? The "up" key conveniently brings up my recent calls, but so does the "call" key, which makes more sense anyway. The "right" key bring up voicenotes (who uses that anyway?). Meanwhile it takes 9 key presses to view a calendar and 11 to bring up the calculator!
Why does the inbox hold only 30 messages, all loaded to the SIM- regardless if a memory card is installed. Of course, my outbox holds 300 messages (stored on the phone). Does this make any sense?
You also can't use ringtones stored on the card, not to mention that you have to dig the battery out to get at the sd card, which you have to do since you can't transfer data via bluetooth or USB.
Oh! And why does Samsung change power connections with every model!? What's wrong with MiniUSB?
Also I can no longer view incoming messages while on a call.
The camera (which has no flash) is on the back, totally unshielded from scratches and smudges- what's wrong with the slide like all your other models Samsung?
And of course they thought it fit to drop the fun dialing fonts. Not that "Quill Pen" was all that amazing, but it was a nice novelty and would have been one saving grace.
The only thing this phone has that my 2 year old Numbus does not (aside from and extra square inch of pocket space) is WIFI. But of course it's no faster than dialing up with the Nimbus, and no more useful without an html browser.
In short, Samsung- WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!
O with the bluetooth options on some samgsungs you cant't connect to other phones so send files but you can can connect a bluetooth headset.
i have had this phone for a few months, the only thing i can say about connecting to other phones is just get the card and put it in the other persons phone. you cant connect to other phones or computers. I just converted all my videos to gp3 how do you play them on your phone?
yeah you right, i cannot connect with other phone using bluetooth.
can somebody tell me how to fix it, please...
Ive had this phone for a couple days now and I can't connect this phone with other phones using bluetooth. Does anyone know whats wrong with this phone?