in reply to your question yes the phone has a querty keyboard if you turn it on its side like all other phones but it also has a querty option for when the phone is standing the right way up just like the iphone. in regards to the data pack am not too sure i would imagine if its advertised on the vf website as being instore then it would be all vf stores that will offer the same offer.
fee, 12 Apr 2010this phone is now available on payt and is only 80 pounds and thats with a ten pounds freedom ... moreYes i am thinking about this phone but i want to know two things , does it have a qwerty keybord and does it have the free 7:50 internet deal in basingstoke?
this phone is now available on payt and is only 80 pounds and thats with a ten pounds freedom pack and a 7:50 internet pack free. now complain about that i dare you.
Karen , 03 Apr 2010Hi, couldn't agree with you more about the phone, I only wish I had read your review before I ... moreI had this problem as well and it was driving me crazy. I called the helpline, and went to the store but there seemed to be a maintenance problem vodafone was going through which meant the phones weren't synching to the website. However, i went on the website and I got up all the contacts on the screen and it allowed me to 'Select All' - so i could delete all of them. Therefore i was left with no contacts. However due to this problem with vodafone all the contacts haven't been deleted on my phone yet. Another option of course if this one doesn't work is to just delete your vodafone 360 account and start up fresh.
I have got the M1 as i was persuaded by the sales person in vodafone and boy do i wish i hadn't listened. Its slow i have had it sent away for repair twice and now more problems it has locked all my music downloads, the problem is the softwear AGAIN!!!!!!!.
All you get from vodafone is the problems will all be sorted out when the new softwear comes out, but they don't know when this is going to happen. When i asked to chnage my handset the answer is basically NO it has to be sent off to be repaired 3 times before they will do this. What is really annoying is they know there is problems with this phone so what is their problem?
My advice to everyone is don't get this phone
kris, 16 Mar 2010I've been lent an M1 by my father whilst my Sony C905 goes back (again) because the speakers d... moreHi, couldn't agree with you more about the phone, I only wish I had read your review before I too signed up for two years. How did you delete your facebook contacts manually, I can't find out how to do this and am at the point of throwing this through the window. Have deleted facebook but left with all the people and images. thanks, Karen.
I've jsut buy M1, and i can't find and upload programs,application,game,... i live in a country that does not exist any foreign credit card.whould u please upload them to my mail or here?
i am a teenager and to me and i feel many people my age this phone is a good way to socalise and use the internet. ok i admit the touch screen is a bit awfull, but it has features which the younger generation like; i found downloding apps easy and fast even though some are strangly expenisve for what they are. facebook comes very easilly and unlike what other people have said my facebook contacts did not appeare in my phone contacts. the only thing wrong with the contacts is the groups which keep mucking up. it is not the ideal sort of phone if you do not understand technology and whant to use it like a blackberry but for social networking, texting and making calls its very good. the only thing about texting is that vodafone and samsung seem to think that the worlds fingers have become smaller as the buttons are the smallest i have ever seen. there are also a lot of useless apps that come with the phone like the f1 app racing thing what does it do?
but all in all this is a good phone and i understood it in a few days.
an awfull phone unless you're a teen with nothing better to do! i find txting a nightmare with such a small keypad & not a good idea if you're in a hurry make sure you try b4 u buy also txt message alerts are c***p the phone is slow & i'm stuck with it for 2 yrs!! & was also told the phone was worth over £400 to buy in the p****4* store. beware stick to what you know don't listen to the blaggers who got me lol!
I've been lent an M1 by my father whilst my Sony C905 goes back (again) because the speakers don't work...
But my god, I think I'd rather have a silent Sony than this Samsung rubbish.
My dad, who is not an expert in phones, was tricked into taking this phone on his last upgrade by a salesperson at a Vodafone store who promised it was easy to use and perfect for him...
Well, he used it for 30 minutes before putting his sim card back in a 6 year old Siemens phone.
I've borrowed it now and realised just how awful it is. The first thing that I noticed was that it took ages to start up. Then I had to create a 360 account... which was easier said than done. Eventually I got into the phone and tried to bluetooth my contacts list from my Sony. The Samsung couldn't read the standard vcard file. So I had to upload from my sim card, which then meant I had to edit every contact back into a normal format that looked like a name rather than 1~smith;b for example.
Then the hell I created when I added Facebook... Suddenly my "phonebook" was full of everyone on my facebook as well as my normal contacts. Oh great. So every time I wanted to make a call or send a text I had to wade through people's facebook contacts and their updates trying to find a phone number. Eventually I managed to delete facebook off the phone and then manually remove all the contacts from it. But the phonebook is still stupid with some kind of "3D" effect... just awful and completely senseless. Every phone I've ever used has a list, but Samsung and Vodafone clearly thought this stupid rotating thing was a step forward.
Things got worse. I managed to set an MP3 as my ringtone but became stumped when I tried to use my usual MP3 SMS alert. I have now discovered that Samsung and Vodafone have clearly decided that I shouldn't be allowed to do this and that I must choose one of their three horrible little noises. None of which are audible when anywhere where noise levels are above a whisper and are quite frankly a bit fluffy. But I am sure you know best...
Ever since I have had a colour screen mobile (sometime back in the early 2000's) I have had a photo wallpaper, sometimes my car and more recently my other half. But again Samsung and Vodafone have decided that they know better, obviously all I want to look at is their awful cheaply made and clearly iPhone immitating menu. Even when the phone is locked or in sleep you only get a clock in the font of their choice.
The touchscreen itself is awful as well, it is so slow. And the text input is particularly poor. If you are using the predictive text and want to use a word that isn't there you have to come out of predictive using a backward menu system and enter it, before going back to predictive. There is no "Add Word" facility. Bad. Really bad.
The camera is poor (only 3.2mp, I had that four years ago on a Sony C series) and there is no flash, not even an LED.
The apps available are shocking and there is nothing I would even want. At least you decided that I must have your F1 app and your Time Out app. I don't know how I lived without them.
To conclude, this is a terrible phone and if you are considering buying one don't. If you don't like it and it doesn't suit you then you are stuck with it. Oh yes, Vodafone tie you into a TWO YEAR contract and refuse to accept any exchange whatsoever.
Well, hopefully my C905 will be fixed again and I can get back to a Sony. As for my dad, he's just spent £90 on a C510 Sony to replace this. And once the contract is up he'll be leaving Vodafone after 15 years as a loyal business customer. And so will I, and so will my brother and my mother and my girlfriend.
Well done Vodafone and Samsung. Job well done.
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2010to change ringtone... settings/phone profile/(little tool icon at right hand side of option) c... moreI want to change my message ringtone I have the M1 and it only gives me 3 choices which r rubbish i would like to put my own on but there no users choice like the phone.Please help Thx
samsung h1,my honest opinuon,will the phone i found at first like a woman just like the Iphone,then to discover you had to go on line for user menu ok,that i found confuseing and not helpfull,phone worked well after 2months of intervention and still no wiser,can't down load my emails just stop working and if anyone knows why please help.nice phone but if you know much about the iphone this one not quiet in the same league. sorry but i score 5 out 10 for this one.
to change ringtone... settings/phone profile/(little tool icon at right hand side of option) click onto that and you can change ringtone!!!! (this is for samsung h1 but i imagine same applies for the m1!!
Having used it the phone is awful! Anyone who says the phone and 360 service is good is probably a viral marketer. Thank goodness I managed to get the oppurtunity to test it before buying.
kEVIN, 25 Feb 2010i bought this phone a week ago and only figured out how to change my ringtone today but i cant... morehow do ya change your ringtone, i can change it but only for one contact at a time, or is that what you did?
I dislike this handset strongly, it's slow and complicated to work, it doesn't integrate with MS Outlook. I was looking for an iPhone clone and this is NOT IT.
how do u get a ringtone like permanatly for all ur contacts and also a message tone can anyone help??
absolute garbage! Please for the love of God dont buy this phone..its sloooooowwwww....... :(
i bought this phone a week ago and only figured out how to change my ringtone today but i cant find how to change my message tone, can anyone help? also i dont know how to download the apps for it