do not buy!!!
i had this phone for not even 48 hours before my first key cracked, a week later all of the keys except the * key had cracked. the ebay store i bought it from would not refund me, so i was forced to send it in to sony. still waiting to get it back...
hello i just wanted to know if its possible to change the side lights to green, because my one is set to a white light, but i seen some people have a green light. can ne1 help me here, thanks
The keypad is the problem in this phone, but what most worries me is the ear speaker (lots of noises, uncleare static sound, bluetooth not compariable w/range rover). I've owned this phone for two month and sold it on ebay :)...just got myself SONNY K550, much better phone..
I'm seriously thinking bout getting this phone, it looks so pretty! I'm holding back and worried due to the issue of "keypad crack." So based on your 3-months ownership of this phone, what's the reasons why the keypad breaks? Please advise...
what kind of normal usage?
Had this superb phone for 3 months now, Im a txt'r not a caller and i've not had one single problem with it! I love it!
I am however tempted by the W910...
Alright, so I posted about a month ago about getting my keypad replaced with a newer keypad from SE after my keypad cracked, it cracked again this morning, the #2 key. I was confident that it wouldn't, but after 4 weeks of normal usage it did. I hope that retailers online start to sell replacement pads soon b/c I'm sure we'll all need some eventually.
I have had this phone for over a mounth and there is absolutely no problem with my keypads...maybe i was lucky but if you're considering this phone, i would say go for it..
i own this phone for about a while now .. and the keys are perfectly normal.. there are not cracks or whats so ever.. my only problem is that.. the camera.. sometimes it doens't show, there's a black screen... but other than that.. IT'S PERFECT.. well i love it
my favorite little phone
i love it
my phone is working perfectly fine. the keys do not crack. its a great phone for people who like pretty phones.
Do any other S500i owners feel that the way you can see the backlight around the edges of the keys gives it a cheap look? I mean the phone looks fine during the day but at night, it looks cheap due to the backlight showing around the keys. Don't get me wrong I love this phone just annoyed by that fact.
Hey everyone. I live in Canada and i was planning on buying this phone over the internet and i was wondering if i would have to get it unlocked or if i can just pop my sim card in it right away? Thanks for anyone who replys.
Looks like I'll be buying a W910 when it's released. My S500 now has 5 cracked keys! I really think this phone is superb in all ways except for the key crack issue.
Has anyone sent theirs in for service here in the US? Anyone have a # for Sony?
nice-looking phone,but the keys cracks,very bad quality materials
See for yourselves the pics:
OWNER OF TWO SONY ERICSSON S500i
I actually owed the black one sold it and got the yellow one. The keys crack down the middle. it doesn't look "that bad". Thats the only thing about the phone that you'll have to worry about everything else about the phone is GREAT!!!
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It's nice!!! Ive got one. but the main problem is The f..... keys, they are cracken just after one week!!!!!!
Its been great phone, very stylish phone, its keypad works properly if u use it very carefully, overall it is good
and its camera features are too good.
Does It Work In The Isle Of MAn ?? As The Network Is Different ??
Please W.b xxx
yes the phone is beautiful but the cracking problem is for real, I was really gentle with the keys and I did not use them much, but still after about 10 days the cracks just appeared, 4 at once, right in the middle.. Now, another 2.. and no solution offered from the service and the SE reps.. I don't understand why they don't manage this proved problem with this otherwise very promising model..