I have mine in Blue Kiss and it glows in the dark, with a blue backlit screen and orange backlit keypad. Now, that looks groovy in a dark room! Not a colour phone but certainly a colourful one!
Regarding peoples complains that the ringtone is not loud, that simply may be their own error. Siemens' setting goes from low 1 bar to high 4 bar, and then if you go past 4 bar to the "highest" setting at position 5, you'll set the phone to increasing ring! Thus your phones will start off ringing softly. At position 4, my phone is loud enough to hear, even if kept in my bag while riding on a bus, so that's pretty good.
Good points, Siemens menu system, it so customisable, and very, very fast. With the combination of shortcut Menu keys, Speed Dial keys and the left soft Control Key set to My Menu, I virtually have super quick, 2-3 key presses to access any function. And then there is more, as you can add voice commands to access the functions too. (Siemens implementation of voice commands works perfectly everytime, even in relatively noisy environments!) I never have to use the menu system. Furthermore, one key press to lock/unlock the phone, turn off ring tones, voice dial, change profiles, screen calls, hide ID, turn GPRS or illumination on/off to extend battery life... and you'll have to agree that's not so easily done on any Nokias or SEs.
And the text messaging is soooo fast! Hit the menu key 3 time quickly and you're there on the write screen. T9 works brilliantly and switching to multitap for those cool words not in the dictionary is a breeze. I've got to say, that this is one phone that has NO lag in the menu or SMS.
Ok, there is an acceptable lag in searching the phonebook, and that's about it. Other not so cool points include the implementation of Java which is a tad slow too. There is no Cell Information on the Siemens and you'll have to manually set Cell Broadcast to Channel 50. (CB on Siemens just like GPRS seems to chew up power, so I set up speed key to turn them on/off.)
Most importantly, the reception is awesome, dailog both ends is exceptionally clear and loud, dialog never breaks up like on the Nokias or sounds slightly muffled like on the SEs.
Yes it is a low end phone, no address book, but all in all, it is easily the best non-colour screen phone around. If you are after practical cool, and not techno cool, the C55 is hard to beat, there is no competition. And look, it's lighter that the C62, has longer battery life, and has a very useful greetings list. And look no Voice dial on C62!
The C55s are getting pretty scarce too, and while they are cheap now, get one before they become unavailable. For what the phone was designed to do, it does so pretty close to perfection!
is realy a phone beautifull in the color blue, I like me have this phone.
Ringtone is not loud, When you walk on the open air you cannot hear ringtone. This is the defect and It often shuts down itself, Other one is like as me ?
Hi, I compared sensivity C55 with samsung c100. C55 very nice phone, but it's sensivity is lower than samsung c100.
I had the C55 and thought it was a great little phones for the price.Excellent features never had a problem and then got the S.E T300 which is also an excellent fone with gud features but duzn't take very gud photos wid the camera cos of the colour display and a bit bulky.Now i have pre-ordered the Mot V500.
I bought one c55 and im very happy with him. Here in Brazil it´s very expensive and almost top of line siemens. Im enchanted with my mobile phone.
this phone is excellent for it's price! good features... n pretty much durable.. dropped the damn thing a few times, and it still works! i couldve done better with more memory though..
khurram: MIDI and IMA ADPCM compressed WAV (8 kHz, 4 bit). For that WAV format you could use for example CoolEdit.
i wanted to know what format are the polyhonic tones in: ex. Midi or Mmf.
please siemens provide date and time stamp for outgoing calls just like for incoming calls
hi.i bought this phone.its reallynice i love this phone alot.but now am planning to but MC60.all i want t2 say plz add Radio as well thankx bye
My fiancee has this phone and absolutely loves it, proper girly phone, easy to use etc etc. and a very reasonable price....
Well you can increase ur recording time by deleting some tones and games to increase the memory. Also if you want increase it ringer volume, you should get a good cover with a good grip on the phones speaker or else the sound will spread and not fully come from the opening of the phone, the other way is to increase the volume is to update the firmware by downloading it from siemens site and updating ur phone using the cable which u have to buy separately.
Hi, please help me what to buy: a SE T300 or a Siemens C55? Can you help? The only things that concern me: which has the loudest ringtones (the very low ringtone bug on C55 can be resolved with a firmware update), which has the strongest vibrate alert and which has the better signal strength?
I have C 55, I think that it isn't very practise. The battery have 2-3 days withougt conversation. The telephone is new. The design is wonderfull. It si great girl telophone.
hi,i have a c55 and i have a problem about the recording time cause i only have 18 seconds,how can i extend it,i tried nearly everything.could anyone help me please?thank you in advance