"An On-Line Trap"on by OGollaher
Pros Sturdy, good looking for the price.
Cons Designed to be an on-line trap,
Summary I used this phone all of five minutes before I decided to return it. These type of set ups *REALLY* irk me.
I don't go on-line with my phones, and seldom send e-mail messages and even less often care to waste my time doing the "IM" thing. I think the costs are exorbitantly high. But with this phone, I don't get much choice unless I am very, very careful about which button I push. Push the main button and do you get the menu? No, you connect and go online to the web, and Cingular gets to bill you exorbitant on-line prices. Hit any of several other buttons by mistake (which have other functions on other phones) and you end up connecting on-line somehow, with the extra charges saddled to your bill. And there is no way to change your mind, or turn the d*mn option OFF.
This phone is ingenuously designed NOT to be user-friendly, but to substantially increase AT&T /Cingular's revenues. These are, in my opinion, dishonest business tactics.
Pros stylish, nice small size, great display, light weight, inexpensive
Cons Sound quality tinny and cuts out, don't buy for the camera
Summary The first time my wife called me on this phone I did not recognize her voice. It sounded like she was talking through a tin can (tinny) and was also chopped up. The signal was very strong but sound quality was not. Pictures are not worth taking and very difficult to transfer as the bluetooth is only for a headset and does not work with anything else. Uploading contact information only captured the very basics, not the full file of contact info. Definatly not for the businessman.
I tried to exchange this phone in kind at Cartronix in Schereville, IN but Brian Nolan who promised the switch could not come up with a replacement on three seperate days. Cingular customer service could not help me either until my 30 days are up.
I am not sure which sucks more, the phone or the customer service by Brian Nolan of Cartronix shereville, IN
Pros Easy to use with simple screens, easy dialing
Cons For calling and texting. Photo function not good.
Summary This is a fine cellphone if, like me, you just want a phone. Call quality is much better than my old Nokia model and dialling feature is fine, in spite of CNET's opinion. The camera faeture lacks a USB capability to transfer any photos worth saving to computer. You must transmit to a website at extra cost per Kb transmitted. I hate cell phone cameras anyway, but every model now seems to have one. I carry a digital camera most of the time, so I just ignore the camera.
"taking it back"on by Vicki R
Pros love the look
Cons hate the reception
Summary Reception was horrible 2 minutes after walking out of the store, took it back. They changed the sim card. It was better but drove out of town today and reception was Horrible. Also this phone has no speakerphone.
Pros Thin and light
Cons Bluetooth connectivity, no voice dialing, battery life
Summary Was going to return this phone within 30 days because battery was lasting 1/2 that of my wife's razr, signal was always worse and because it didn't take a standard headset(the jack looks same but requires a specific headset). Kept it after Cingular replaced the battery, did an OPL push(sounded like bs to me too)?? to help my signal and I decided to go for the Bluetooth headset. What a mistake, still having problems with battery life and signal, and the bluetooth menu options compared to my wifes Razr are very limited. The phone doesn't have voice dialing, which is a huge feature for bluetooth, and I keep having to manually(via menu) reconnect the phone and Bluetooth. I've also had a ton of dropped calls with this phone and I never had problems with my old Nokia. Spend the extra money on a motorola and save the aggravation. For me, 1 yr and 10 more months to go...