I have been trying the phone before buying it from a friend, it's working good so far , all featuers are good with some exceptions, I noticed that the camera shots blurry pics indoors for example.
Anyway, I tried an option to restrict calls, i choosed yes and it didn't ask for a network code, when i tried to revert it again, it asked for a network code which I didn't know, called customer support they told me that I didn't subscibe to the barring service so it shouldn't be working at all.
Anyway, my SIM works well with any other phone, any other SIM can't dial out from P990 ????
Sony just need to stop people who have no idea how to use P990i. my P990i works fine never had any problems at all. all the problems to date are software related which is easily fixed with the Firmware.
egghead, my only theory on why 02 is taking so long to release the p990 is because they themselves dont think the phone is all that it's cracked up to be.. it was such a disappoinment.. i waited so long to purchase the p990, and for me, it was nothing but a bust..i would do research into other phones with similar features..good luck
Sony should recall All P990 like it did with its batteries . This phone is a DUD.
02 have said today the phone is delayed till 4th december and they arent even sure it will be ready by then.. im so vexed why didnt they tell me that months ago? Supposedly there is a 'component problem' There must be big problems as I was on hold for over 10 mins while the rep went to find out a release date..what a utter disgrace.
I have the P990 for a week now. no problem with crashes. manage to install pc suite and synchronize data with Outlook. The same data (Contacts, Calendar, Tasks & Notes) have been synchronized with Treo600, XDAmini and SE P800. I manage to synchronize all except Notes. After I copied the Outlook Notes to the memory stick, the Notes app could not locate the files. Previously I had not problem synchronizing Notes with Treo600, XDAmini and SE P800. In SE P800 I could view the Notes files using the Jotter.
Another problem I encounter is when assigning photos to contacts the P990 hangs stating there is not enough memory as it browses through he gallery files.
Another disappointment is that there is not templates to reply SMS like those available in Treo600 and XDA mini. P800 also do not have this facility and I had to use Pjot or Jtext and had to cut & paste.
If anybody has any solutions to these problems I would appreciate it if you can share with us.
yap... why is this phone having this massive drop in price? can anyone answer this question?
Just got done posting my negative thoughts on the nokia n73..well heres my take on the p990.. Not worth the money at all.. Think about the massive price drop since its release. The uiq software is anemic as far as the availability of 3rd party apps. The video quality suffers from the dreaded voice before picture, and vijay singh golf has a freakin mind of it's own..opens when it feels like it. And the 3g calling feature, the images were much clearer on my k800.. I traded my p990 a week ago for a dell laptop and purchased an asus p525..a far more stable phone with all the features of the p990 less the 3g, and its windows mobile..so thousands of apps are available.. Good luck to whomever has purchased the phone..dont feel bad, i made the same mistake
every phone has the bug in the bigening
first of all the proper sales man who open and setup the phone first time coz when the phone starts first it want really a full attention to generate its command at that time
most of the time people starts the phone and end the starting procedure with out any know how that is the problem
as such most of the user complainting about the software problem all u need is the restart of the phone it take time about 2 minutes not more than that if u starts ur mobile daily it would perform better coz when the basic memory of running programs of mobile get fully used as in PC paged file as our own self we awake every moring after rest.
give the mobile rest for a min that it.
This is one S L O W phone , does not deserve to be called a smartphone. SE should not have launched this phone . One glorified piece of bad engineering.
I got the P990i for free when I upgraded on vodafone should be here tomorrow.
thanks for your reply my42! I hope your right! One of my friends bought the p990 on orange yesterday and said it was great! Im so jealous :( why dont 02 get their act together I have waited a 11 months for an upgrade I could have had another phone during this wait! its been such a waste. But as I said I went to an 02 store yesterday and the rep told me if he was being HONEST we wouldnt see it until January because there are massive problems with it! Im thinkin of cancelling my contract asap and moving to orange to get the phone.
Does anyone have any advice on how I should proceed? Im paying 50 quid a month for nothing at the moment!
just tot i let u know the situation of things,as i frequent observer of this site,i couldnt help put say that u guys that have a complaints bout this phone p990i should give it a break,cos SE announced this phone would be released a long time ago but kept post poning it due to software problems,i remember some of ur all kept criticizing SE 4 the constant delay,apparently they were forced into the launching of the phone even though it wasn't fully ready.the same thing is happening to the N92,just relax and be patient people.take care people have a 1derful week ahead
for egghead, i work for O2...as far as i am aware the release date is wc 13/11 this monday. they do keep changing it but i reckon it should be out by end of november!
Three days ago I have bought this phone. I liked the options provided to make connectivity with other devices specially WiFi. The poor thing with this box is the sound of the phone is very very LOW when it rings plus when you listen to MP3 songs on speaker. I think W550 model sound quality is far much better. Pls post the info as soon as anybody come accross with info that Ver9 for this phone has been released.
For all SYMBIAN USERS
For those new peoples in this thread who want's some infos about the P990i,.. read the previous posts.. i contains several infos and tips for proper use of SE p990i,, and for those who complains and bash,.. please openup your mind, smartphones are designed similar as PCs, you could encounter problems,bugs and etc.. like PC do... if you have no advance experience with using PC(like tweaking it up, programming applications and other advance usage) other than just making internet chat/browsing,documents and playing games, it wont work very stable for you... this is a very advanced phone and not simple mobile phone for texting and calling and taking mediocre pics and listening Mp3s and whateva... this is also dedicated for those Nokia symbian complainant/bashers... all smartphones have a similar nature as of PCs have... so don't wonder for instability as you always have the right way to fix and remedy it other than just keeping complain and complain...