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# 39492 15-Aug-2009 06:21
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I have had a Telecom R90 for about a month now.Having owned a large number of phones in my working life i have to say this is definately the worst! It has software problems that just never end. I sent it back because the screen freezes,strange coloured screens pop up between each page on the menu ,the sim keeps reloading contacts randomly ,and takes 5min per time.It drops calls constantly,it just wont work with the call waiting function it always hangs up on one of the callers.It must have the worst antenna as i dropped calls constantly.The replacement Samsung they loaned me never once did in 2 wks.The auto key lock works when it wants.Emailing pics from the phone still doesnt work after spending hours with Telecoms on the phone trying to sort it out. I took it back and they looked at it for 2wks but it came back still the same(they said no fault).Asked to replace with a Nokia or something that wasnt some cheapo Chinese brand( ZTE i think) but they refused. I am going to fork out for something else so i can keep working and take them to small claims court. I cant be the only one unhappy with these Telecoms badged ZTE made phones?The R6 ,R7 and R90.
Be warned they are poorly designed.

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  # 246856 15-Aug-2009 08:52
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I have one, wished I never bought it. Like you it drove me insane and I couldn't bear using it any longer so I bought another phone, and its now sat unused for 5 weeks.

I've probably owned 100 phones now, and to me its not the worst phone ever, but one to avoid. At my work I think 3 others have the R6, and they all hate them.

My number 1 frustration was the texting - predictive text by default is on, cannot be turned off permanently, must be disabled with every text. However the predictive text system is useless and doesn't even understand the most basic words, and it has autospace and autocomplete which cannot be turned off, which means if you enter "dad's" you put d, a, d, then when you enter 's, it changes dad to fad,p , how crazy. Plus entering 2009 is 2 (autospace) delete, 0 (autospace) delete, 0 (autospace) delete, 9 (autospace) delete. So it adds spaces to every single charactor when in predictive text.

But yes I had the sim reloading contacts, it showing numbers instead of names for contacts, duplicating contacts, very slow menu and navigating around the phone, constant dropped calls, strange noises like rustling plastic bags or wind in the background louder than the callers voice completely drowning them out - or sometimes no sound at all yet caller could hear me perfectly.

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  # 246872 15-Aug-2009 10:03
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It seems to be a general problem with the R series cell fones. The software is crap..

Edit: Had a friend of mine come in today who works for the Min of Ed.  They upgraded all their outside staff to XT network for the 3G data side of things.  He has a R7 the same as well have at home   and it did the same  roaming trick as well and  he couldn't call out or text.  Took it back to the Hamilton Telecom store and no one had a clue how to sort it out.  Currently has a loan fone..




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  # 247022 15-Aug-2009 19:13
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If enough people complain they will have to do something.How about not paying the monthly bill will that get their attention.

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