this phone is now on sale in thailand.in bangkok u can buy it in mbk.they sell it under the name of i-mobile vk2000.i-mobile is a thai phone company.so i think,they have a contract with vk to import and sell there phones in thailand.in mbk u have to pay 4800 bath,about 120 usd.hope that helps.
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just goat my vk2000 , I like the weight of the phone , I have it in my shirt pocket and I hardly know its there . its thin so thats another nice point, it has a pritty solid feel to it , some people think because its so thin, but I dont think its that slim ,that it will snap in half easily , not true it feels fairly sturdy. but I wish it was a bit lighter and slimmer , then I wouldnt no it was in my pocket at all ,and had bluetooth,mp3 player etc,thats prolly why they can make it lighter than most phones couse it doesnt have these things. would be nice better battery life, although I could prolly get better battery life if I shortend the back light to 10 sec , I have mine set to 1 min. mine is a quadband 850/1900 or 900/1800, I dont know if all vk2000 are quadband, some web sites and blogs say its a triband sometimes even dualband,some quad, mine is a quadband, although the box it came in says triband on it. how you change from 850/1900 or 900/1800 is easy , at first I had trouble thinking that the phone didnt work because i live in the US which is band 850/1900 , the phone arrived in band mode 900/1800 which will not work in the US . so you have to manualy change it, which took me some time to figure out , it would be nice if it changed automaticly but it doesnt, here is how you change it if you get one and it says no service, press menu the top left button , press 3,press 2, press 6 , and select band 850/1900mhz 0r 900/1800mhz.
Terrible phone. Had it for one week and that was one week too long. First the problems with this phone, in no particulaar order:
1) Battery sucks - lucky to get through two five minute calls before it wants recharging (I'm not exagerating here)
2) If you hold the phone to your ear for more than three mins, the screen starts to burn your ear
3) The ringtones are terrible. They're not just crappy but are high pitched and annoying. I had to set it to vibrate before I through it against the wall in frustration.
4) The microphone is terrible. The people on the other line constantly ask you to speak up, or complain that they can't hear you properly.
5) There is no learning function for sms's. So every time you use a word or name that is not recognised by the phone, you have to retype it.
6) It doesn't save draft sms's. If you receive a call during a text, it deletes what you'd already started.
And the postive:
1) Looks cool
2) Small size
I won't go into the rest of the negatives, such as lack of functionality and other nuisances, as this phone is not meant to a multi functioned phone. I can handle that, but if it's going to be a regular phone you should at least be able to have conversations on it without the battery dying or the other party not being able to hear you.
I'm all for cool little gadgets that fit in your pocket. If you're after something to impress your friends with, get one. If you actually want a phone that you're going to use more than once a day, steer clear until VK releases the next generation.
Great phone. Cheap price. This is a quad band phone 850/900/1800/1900. Great sound, looks awesome. If all you need is a basic phone. This is it! Only one bad thing! You will need to carry a second battery or ur charger with you. Who needs a camera on their phone anyways? I spend the extra money and got a nice sony T7.
the useless battery is a MAJOR problem for me with this phone, i have been getting more and more irritated with having to plug it in every night, and finding its always flat just when i really need to make a call. about 3 times now it has beeped and turned itself off due to low battery in the middle of a call - one was a very important call too, and i wasn't able to call them back. these days ppl assume if your phone dies that you are anidiot for not keeping it charged (and usually they are right) but not with this phone. you WILL be charging this phone every day. kinda defeats the purpose of having a tiny phone, when you pretty much have to carry around the charger in your other pocket! one more thing.. since i got this phone EVERYONE always says something like "i'm sorry but this is a really bad line..." when talking to me - ie the microphone makes your voice sound soft and metallic (even when speaking loud and clear). i am starting to fall out of love with this phone and i'm sorry because i really like everything else about it - its a great little phone, really well designed. but honestly guys, the poor battery is almost reason enough not to buy one, not to mention the cheap little microphone.
PS. some tips to conserve battery life (you will need to do this) 1. lose the animation on the background and use an image instead. 2. turn off the blinking status light. 3. set the screen timeout time to minimum (5secs) 4. dont play the game or use the stopwatch they will drain a full battery faster than you would ever believe.
Reading some of the views on here it is a shame that the majority of moans are based on all singing & dancing phones. The VK2000 is just a basic phone,with the added bonus of being a better design than most phones avaible on the market today. Like a lot of people,I just want a phone to make or receive calls on rare occasions and when not in use, to be able to tuck it away in a pocket and forget about it. That it the whole point of this phone. It is a phone, and if that all you want then you wont find better. If you want all the rubbish they put in phones nowdays to show off to your friends and then dont buy this phone, but dont complain when you have knowing its a phone and not a stupid media centre.
I like the slim and compact of the phone until now. But the phone has brought me some inconvenient:
1. The phone can ‘hang’ once a while. Once it hangs, there will be no call can come in or dial out, although the screen menu and the button still working well.
2.The phone battery can only last for 30 minutes of talking time although the line signal is fine at my area. The standby period of the battery is only 1 day if I did not make or receive any call.
3. The texts screen once a while will be distorted when I am writing SMS of more than a page in the white screen.
hey mobilemag guy, you mentioned you tested this phone but i cant find the test/review on the mobilemag website. can you please post the link. cheers
forget all about getting any help from the vk mobile official site either. there is a 'contact us' type form thing that i've used a couple of times to ask a couple of (genuine) questions and i've got no replies. does anyone care about us vk2000 owners??
I’ve just bought one of these off Ebay.
It is indeed a nice-looking tiny phone. And most of the time it works well.
BUT if you speak on it for any length of time (say more than 5 minutes) the speaker area of the phone, next to your ear, gets very hot. And I mean quite hot. It’s far too hot to be comfortable and you’ll find yourself swapping ears to try to get some relief from the heat.
When I used it I couldn’t wait for the caller to get off the phone so I could cool my ears down - feels like they are being irradiated.
If you buy this phone - use it for short calls, use the handsfree earpiece or send text messages.
No PC Sync
Just a phone. Looks cool but runs hot.
BTW if you're in the UK don't expect any help from VKmobile on their UK website. The VK2000 hasn't been release here yet (end Jan 2006) so no support for this product. When I phoned them and explained the problem I just got 'sorry - can't help you, byeee').
The Vk2000 is very hard to find, but the phone is great!Cool size and very high quality!If you can find one BUY IT!
This is one of the smallest and best phones we have tested to date.
got one from an ebay store in portugal. cost me 167 euros and it rocks! this is the tiniest phone and actually is quite good as well. this is what i think.. if anyone cares..
what i love:
size, shape, weight, build quality is surprisingly good.
screen is clear, sharp, and reacts fast to keypress.
not polyphonic so sound is loud and clear.
no faceplate so no chance of dust etc behind screen.
always good reception and earpiece is also surprisingly good and loud.
T9 is excellent & puts words used most at the top.
buttons precise and easy but firm so no need to use keylock.
what i hate:
cheap flappy creaky plastic battery cover that moves when you press keys.
battery life is useless- approx 1.5 - 2hrs talktime, 2 - 3 days standby max.
doesnt accept enough characters under email or street addresses in phonebook to actually put any in!
cant choose a plain white background and all 4 standard pics are ugly (if choose a background animation it chews up batt like playing a game does).
when screen times out it goes off not dull or screensaver like other phones i mean off like cant even see clock.
sms message writing doesnt count down characters remaining just tells you at end that you have started 2nd sms message.
cant add words to the t9 dictionary.
calendar doesnt say mon,tue or m, t etc you just see a grid of numbers, but at least sat and sun are coloured.
unlike nokia it doesnt remember partially written sms message so if you exit its gone.
to release keyguard u need to enter password! lucky the keys are well designed so no need for keyguard anyway.
very asian ringtones.. jingle bells, happy birthday etc, im not kidding!
ok thats a lot of bad things but overall the phone is great and very easy to use with all the features you need and none you dont, nice clear userfriendly display too. and wow how tiny is this phone, cant even feel it in your pocket, great!
I just got 2 of them from Korea - 3G system, but I'm in Hungary now, so I can just play with it.
The phone looks great, small like the old school credit card size calculators, the display is also sweet, the menu is easy to use.
The bad is that the back covers locking system is already broken - my friend showed me how to take it of, and he handled it like he would the regular phones. If I can buy a spare, then no problem.
Still, I don't know about battery life.
I want to find out about standby of this mobile phone? can somebody tell me?
thanks a lot...
I bought this phone in malaysia for 100 pounds, i love it but need some decent ringtones can anyone help?
Help needed, I need a new battery but cant get one in the UK, any idea where I can get one?