This was my very first cellular phone which I purchased with my very own money and a SIM card came with the phone as a complimentary gift. Sadly SIM cards are no longer bundled with phones instead they are sold separately. There's still a lot to like about this phone as it pioneered everything that made cell phones and smartphones what they are today. Read the article posted since morning right here on GSMArena to see all the things Siemens innovated. All in all this was a very tough phone which would bounce around on the ground when it fell to the ground...not to mention it was water-resistant, dust resistant and shock resistant...so yes it was also a pioneer in what we see being called 'Active' smartphones these. It also had strong security features which could cause you to lock yourself out of your own phone. What is called 'Password' and 'Pin' these days on smartphones was called 'Phone code' back in Siemens days. Last but not least it probably has the best audio codec I ever experienced, if not the best, then surely one of the best. I can't forget the CD-like clarity whenever I was on a phone call. The recipients voice was like music to my ears. This is a phone I never forgot and never will.
This was my first phone that I bought with my own money. Then two years later a bad pickpocket took off from me, f**k.
The fact that people preferred this over the Nokia 3310 back in 2000/2001 is just...idk.
I am thinking of changeing my iPhone 6 to one of this "M35" phones and use my iPhone as a iPad bc now adays i have bank and stuff on the phone and that dont feel safe to carry around on :o
So i am when i am back home in Sweden going to change from iPhone 6 to a Simens m35 or a Sony Ericsson w200/cedar..
Well i am 180 cm age 24 name The Teleporter :)
The phone that I could rely on with excellent durability. Wherever I go for hiking this phone gave his good strength.
osama, 24 Sep 2013i need battary and back cover for this mobile can i get in egyptHey, have you managed to get replacement back cover?
i also need rubber charger slot cover and external area rubber cover i want it to be as new again.
I bought my m35i in year 2000 and i´m still using it in this time of rapid techniqe change. Got a new battery last year and my telephone became as good as new.
I had this phone in 2001 was wonderful and non stop i wish to have a brand new phone like this again
lala, 22 May 2012Hi,yes i have a working 'SIEMENS M35'mobile on virgin network,but i can't seem to fit the sim ... moreIt use a sim card holder (in red). Without the holder the sim card won't stick in.
It was my first phone. It was a great phone. Very strong and long life battery. It never stooped working properly.
joel, 13 Jul 2009does any one of you here still have the phone in working condition? I really loved this phone ... moreHi,yes i have a working 'SIEMENS M35'mobile on virgin network,but i can't seem to fit the sim card in it [keeps falling back out again? but switches on and charges fine,interested please email me back email@example.com Thanks.
My second phone I had it for a year or two back in 2001. Siemens in that time was my favorite mobile manufacturer. After him I had C45, than S45, and after him my favorite SL45 which I had longest. It was very cool cause it was one of the first mobiles that had mp3 player with support for MMC memory cards. I was very sorry to see that Siemens discontinued mobile phones production.
I have m35 from the 2000. and this phone still works! using it a few times in the year for outdoor.
you can use, nokia battery if the original battery hard to find. you can use nokia battery BL5C and make some modification at the case of battery.
i use nokia battery BL6C (for n-gage) so the long life that i can get with my siemens M35 is almost more than 2 days