Does anyone know if the device REQUIRES a data plan if used for AT&T?
Thanks in advance.
Torrenter, 11 Jul 2011To Vagabond: Did you buy this phone unlocked? The reason I ask is because not so long ago I bo... moreI have this same phone here in the USA but the GSM bands that you are using in your home country is only carried by a few companies in the USA. AT&T is one of the few GSM carries in the USA. Most of the other phones are CDMA on the Verizon network. I go through a small regional carrier that uses GSM and allows me to roam for free on AT&T when I leave my home network. Don't know why you couldn't use your Rogers card but maybe it was best you couldn't use it because of the roaming fees you would have paid when you got home. Otherwise, I absolutely love this phone. Great for the outdoors and wet weather.
I agree about the great battery life. For regular daily phone use (half a dozen calls, sms here and there, alarm set, a couple of peaks in calendar...) it easily lasts over a week. Last time I used Trekbuddy to record a GPS track while traveling with a car. After 16 hours of recording it still had 2/5 battery left.
As for the LED, to turn it on one has to press the light button for one sec. If any other button is pressed during that time the light wouldn't switch on. I learned to be careful not to press the volume buttons when switching the LED on and I can hardly imagine situation where light button would be accidentally pressed for one second while all other buttons remain untouched. I never found it switched on in my pocket. I also read somewhere that the LED goes off after an hour.
It's true the torch often comes on in my pocket, but the phone certainly performs well in other areas. Rugged and tough but as commented on before, liable to freezing, and having to remove the battery to remedy this.
The torch button will be turned on in your pocket while hunting or walking in the wilderness. When you get to the cottage after a 20 km walk, the phone is very low on battery. If there is no electrical power in the cottage, then the 19 days battery live is of no use.
Samsung should make it posibel to disable the torch button or make a top cover that protect the torch button so it will not be pressed "ON" in your pocket.
All the rest; water resistant, w/ GPS, compass and radio are very usuable.
the phone is great but the internal speaker does go out and the cover lock wears out and they bounce whenever you drop them
Great phone for my trade however when I go to my contacts and type in the first letter, why do all the contacts with the letter appear?
I only want the contacts to appear that start with this letter. This is really frustrating me.
Brilliant handset. Battery life is never ending!!! Also waterproof and dust proof. Very highly reccomended.
Very durable handset that does not comprimise on features. I love the AMAZING battery life this hansdset offers. Best phone I have EVER had. Period. 100 percent
Matjazz, 25 Jul 2011Had been using this phone for about three weeks. I was getting familiar with gps java apps (Na... moreI got the phone back a week ago. As the authorized service told me they don't open this phones. If they can't fix them with software they replace it with new one. So I got a new one with up to date firmware. The only reason I had to wait four weeks is because they were waiting for new shipment from Samsung.
While I was waiting for replacement I got familiar with GPS apps and now I like this phone even more. I'd recommend Trekbuddy and Wetravel
John, 04 Aug 2011I saw much better and stronger phone than that. It's called Nomu LM870 and is on e-bayUnfortunatelly it's only IPX5 which means it can be exposed to rain but can't be submerged in water. And it costs just the same.
I saw much better and stronger phone than that. It's called Nomu LM870 and is on e-bay
Had been using this phone for about three weeks. I was getting familiar with gps java apps (Navigami, Trekbuddy, MGMaps). I made 1,2gb large MGMmap cache that contained 50.000 files. I then inserted the card in phone and it was reading it much longer than usual which I didn't find strange as it had to read 50.000 new files. So i set up alarm clock and went to sleep.
In the morning phone didn't ring, was unresponsive and was still reading SD card. I switched it off took the SD card out and switched it back on. The start-up animation played out but nothing happened. The phone would reset its self every 5min without success.
It's been more than two weeks since I took it to the dealer and am still waiting for it.
Will report when I get it back.