I've bought 2 of these now, one on Virgin and one on Vodaphone. They're great little phones, don't do much else! But if you just want to make calls and text then they're spot on! Good reception all the time on both, battery lasts about 3-4days, maybe charge it up at the end of the day if ive made more than 30mins of calls, but really thats alot for me. If all you want is a simple phone then these are recommended! Easy to navigate the menu, loudspeaker can be activated when making a call just by pressing the top left button twice, and is clear and plenty loud enough. Very basic nowadays but it does what its designed to do! They sell for around £5 on ebay, for that price i just keep one in the car for emergencies. 'Thumbs Up!'
i like this phone.... i received this phone from a friend and i do check my mail on this phone. so i just wana say thanks.
well i had been usin des phone for abt more dan 3 monthz n da tones r bad display is dull it mosli gives da speaker problem
My sister has just recently given me her old one and I like it very much.
It does the job.
it is a very good phone,my mom had used it more than 3 years and the batery is holding 1 week>its the greatest siemens phone
my girlfriend has been using the A60 for 3 years now and it still works perfectly, the keys are wearing a bit, battery life is less but still good! it just seems indestructible this one. i think the ringtones are annoying and the display is a bit dull but that doesn't matter because she just needs it for calling and the occasional sms.
hi im after some info if i could, my mums friend came round and gave her phone ( a60 )
to my little sister to play games on when she gave it her back it said that the phone was barred and she can only make SOS calls.
Anyone got any ideas how i can unlock the phone without buying a data cable as you all know u may aswell buy a new phone if you got to buy a data cable. many thanks shan.
Hi, My name's Craig, I work for Vodafone.
I was just reading through some of the comments about this phone and was surprised to see many negative comments. This phone is in fact - for a basic phone - a very good one. I personally had this phone a few years back and never had any complaints. A friend of mine also had this phone and had the saem opinion. None of the bad points left by other people have I had and I would recomment this phone to anyone who wants a nice, bright, simple, easy-to-use phone.
I don't know why people are giving it -ve cooments?Its not that bad.This was meant to be a budget phone for smalller markets & it does its job without much hassle.
It's not a bad basic phone. I got it when I was working in London last year. I took it back with me to the States, and it works just fine with Cingular Wireless.
Actually, it's not worth it for older people either. The buttons on the phone extrude too much, and keep getting pressed at random while in a bag or pocket. Combine this with an imbecilic one-button locking mechanism (couldn't they have used two buttons for locking, like Nokia?), and you have a phone that keeps unlocking itself when it shouldn't, and while you don't know.
It's not even good as an ultra-basic cellphone for talking only. With rubbish such as the A60, it's no wonder Siemens had to sell off their mobile division.
no downloadable games and stupid pre-installed ones, no java application, no infrared, no bluetooth, no calendar, no organizer, no dymanic vibration (C35i had a very nice duck one and C55 had many vibration styles)....
so if i need to give it a name, i would call it the NO Phone.
But it has a use still... u can give it as a gift to ur 70 years old grandmom ;)
This phone is super. I donnt know wat ur bad coments are..... its the lord of mobiles except no game download and very few games in mobile... but i have it its surely better than siemens m35!!!!
its just a fone and worse because the mouthpiece just went out and no technician can fix it. quite irritated.
Quite probably the worst phone I've had the misfortune of owning, ever..
I bought this one 1.5 year ago as a -relatively- cheap, throwaway phone for use during my national service, because I had been satisfied with older Siemens models (especially M35i). Unfortunately, the Siemens A60 proved itself to be a piece of garbage, even for its low-end positioning. This phone turned me off Siemens mobiles for ever!
--Flimsy construction, creaking plastics, gets scratched all too easily
--Does not have automatic keylock feature. Additionally, the manual keylock itself is useless, as it is stupidly bound to a single button (#), meaning that the phone will regularly unlock itself while touching your keys, or some coin in your pocket.
--The keys (ALL the keys, including "call") have a lousy feel, and the tendency to easily get pressed while the phone is in your pocket. This might lead to unwanted calls and charges quite often.
--It has no archive. Seriously. You open up the "calls" list to check when you made a previous call, or sent a past sms, and you're surprised to see.. it doesn't keep records for anything outgoing!
--Lousy battery uptime. Drains within 2 days of sparse use.
--Build quality is so bad that a 1.5 year old device looks like it's been beat worse than my 4 year old M35i (and 5 year old Nokia!).
Need I continue? This a phone to be avoided -- even if someone gives you one for free, pay a couple of euros more to buy a *real* cellphone, and send this one to the trash, where it belongs.
I am using this phone for 2 months. In the start I found this fone good, but after some time I really got bored of it. It doen't have no MMS. Its colours are also very dull and yellowish. One cannot compare it with any other colour fone. :(
One more thing:
If your battery does not stand enough - remember to set the brightness.
In the evening I set it to 20%, and in daylight - about 40-50%.
Note that few models in the world have both brightness and contrast settings !!! (constant and traditional disadvantage of Sony Ericcsons)
I had this phone about 2 years ago and I was very satisfied. Yes, still wonder about it's functional cut off. But if you hunger for MMS and Java (downloadable games) - just buy C60 - plus external camera compatibility. All the rest in C60 is the same.
If you want also calendar, organizer, voice dialing, email - buy M55. M55 is the best you can get for it's prise.
Shortly - you get pretty enough for the price.
Now about the battery - I would like to disagree with Geoff. It lasts pretty long:
- if I play the game/setup options for over 1 hour/day it lasts steadily for about 5 days !!;
- if I leave it "in peace" the battery STANDS OVER 7 DAYS, and often 8 !!!
About the # key - sometimes the keyboard unlocks in the pocket - well, but do not place the phone in tight jeans and keep the display/keyboard to the body.
About the WAP - I downloaded much pictures and ringtones (midi) - no problems setting them to a group.
And now about the game. I really loved this phone just because it's color 2D version of Stack Attack !!!
Now I have Siemens CX65 - it has the Stack Attack Advanced - the 3D color version. But I still feel great nostalgy about the 2D colored version - nothing is better! Trust me! As far as I know, c60 has it too.
Finally - I would not prefer Nokia 1100 to a60, but I'd rather get Siemens C60 or M55.