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Topic # 7609 27-Apr-2006 19:44
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Okay I'm getting tired of phones... They all have nasty bugs that are quite serious and some do not fufil their task of being fit for purpose.


Sharp GX15 AND GX17 (unknown FW, latset release of each model)

Loses network all the time, requires restart.

WAP was missing a "back" soft key when you visit an invalid URL (only way out is to EXIT wap and lose everything you were doing)
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ar too slow to respond to tapped keys when dialling numbers and sending SMS (multi Tap is IMPOSSIBLY slow.), the switch dethumping circuit is about 250ms

Nokia 1100 FW v 7.34

Kept powering off previously when receiving an SMS, Predictive TXT entry weirdly went between Caps and Lowercase letters.  Firmware upgraded.

Phone now still crashes (power cycles) when browing and reading TXT's no more powering off. Phone also shows "1 message recived" and says MENU under the Navikey when it's supposed to say READ

Using the menu function "FDN or Fixed Dialling Numbers" instantly kills the simcard.

Nokia 2118 (unknown FW)

Display in engineering mode top line skews, not capable of that tiny text mode probably which indicates more problems coming.

Message alerts work when they want to, Sometimes beeps, sometimes not.

Previewing ringtones and message alerts in "profiles menu" are way louder than when it's actually ringing., Message alaert "Beep once" which is a loud distinctive sharp BEEP! becomes this dull, Puuuud when actially getting a message (IF it even goes off at all)


Panasonic VS2 (unknown FW)
Actually a very good phone, Has features like Copy and paste, use any file where you like it, Custom SMS alerts for each person but.....

Hanngs randomly when sending large MMS messages. just stops.

Predictive SMS Learns words automatically like Tha8'7, , CBD instead of bad,  and other words I might mistype and then makes them cup up instead of the normal words. EG:
I type
"i'm going to get some milk on the way home" which comes up as
"I'8m going um get Nikk no vid yay hood"
Rather frustrating...you can't remove the word, you can't make it re-use the defaults as it thinks you want to ALWAYS type VID instead of THE, Hood instead of home, Yay instead of Way

Delete option does not appear in all menu's, sometimes you have to select a different way to delete a file.

Wap browser does not let me login to M.Gmail.com, myrealbox.com or ANY other submitted forms, it deletes the password or scrmbles it up somewhere and comes up "bad password"

I-Mate
MMS client does not wrk, Feflashed the whole thing, Tried everything and still no joy.. Apart from forgetting it has a mobile phone when it shifts in and out of coverage and the very occasional crash it's very good.





ARGH!!!!!!!! (As I lose all my hair).


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Reply # 34144 27-Apr-2006 19:55
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Nokia 6230 - Vodafone
No problems in 2+ years, love it soo much Im paying to upgrade the firmware

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Motorola v360v great flip phone (black) - no 3G so no loosing phone calls, long battery life, has PTT but I dont use that and the best thing has a transflash memory card and windows xp see this phone so by using a mini usb cable (I use one off my camera) you can put your own ringtones (mp3) on it no Vodafone Live charges.  Only thing that come close was the Nokia 6680 but cant afford that.




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Reply # 34155 27-Apr-2006 21:15
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Lipex666: Motorola v360v great flip phone (black) - no 3G so no loosing phone calls, long battery life, has PTT but I dont use that

I have an imported v500 which I purchased eight months ago, and I don't think I've ever had any software glitches with it at all. It's a tough little bugger, and even survived a swim in chlorine treated water a few months ago. The only problem with it is that the charging seems to be a bit temperamental, but I blame that on the cheap and nasty third party charger that got thrown in to replace the foreign Motorola charger that was supplied in the box.

I've been really tempted to buy a 3G handset for some time now, but just can't quite bring myself to reach into my wallet at this stage. When prices on non-imported 3G handsets drop just a little bit more, then I will probably make the move.

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I looked at the Mot v1050 but its a tad bulky and 3G - I like the long batery life and voice coverage - I dont really have a need for 3G at this stage as Vid Calling or streaming downloads or or news as my phone is for keeping in touch.

Its proved to be a low cost tough phone




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Reply # 34163 27-Apr-2006 21:56
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I'm back to using my Nokia 6210, THAT phone had beliable from day one..

I'm not sure about what Telecom phone I should get, I bought the simplest, most staid ol' Monochrome thing I could lay my hands on and it doens't alert me to some calls as well As SMS I have just discovered after finally getting a beep stating I have 3 new voice messages.. this one is going back. Umph!

I'd go back to My Nokia 8260 but it's 025. That NEVER missed a beat and was worth every bit of the $899 I spent on it.

I will get another harrier I think. My other one was reliable but fragile, I'm not hard on phone, I just like them to work.

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Reply # 34166 27-Apr-2006 22:02
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Lipex666: I looked at the Mot v1050 but its a tad bulky and 3G - I like the long batery life and voice coverage - I dont really have a need for 3G at this stage as Vid Calling or streaming downloads or or news as my phone is for keeping in touch.

I wrote off the V1050 as soon as I looked at it, purely because of the lack of bluetooth. The E770v would meet all of my requirements, if only it were supported by iSync.

Like you, I'm not interested in video calling, mobile TV, music downloads, or anything like that. The higher data speed is the only thing that i stand to gain from 3G and because I only use my phone as a modem for a few days per year, I can't really justify buying a 3G handset until they're really cheap. 

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Reply # 34170 27-Apr-2006 22:10

Maybe you just dont deserve a phone AT ALL...




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Reply # 34176 27-Apr-2006 22:23
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Hrmm... i thinking about maybe agreeing with Aloha on this one. It was only a few days ago that you were complaining about constantly burning through SIM cards - what are you doing to these poor phones and SIMs for them to always have problems??!!

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Reply # 34178 27-Apr-2006 22:44

Trying to hack them, huh?




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Lets form a liberation force...




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Reply # 34196 28-Apr-2006 08:52
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You think you have problems? Your problems are nothing compared with what i went through with my 6255!!


The best phone i ever owned, for lack of problems was a 5120i on 025. Although my 6265 runs a close second, there is only one known bug on the phone and it doesnt affect the way it works.

When it comes to mobiles, i've always found my gravatar very helpful.

For the good of phones everywhere..... stay away from them




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Reply # 34203 28-Apr-2006 11:58
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I heard about the issues some have had with the 6255, I wanted one so bad too once.

Nokia 1100 went into MFR again today and Nokia 2118 will be reflashed by Telegistics. Hopefully it will be fixed THIS time.

Not sure about the others now though... Might get the Panasonic VS2 reflashed too and hope it works properly.

Sharps are out of warranty and I hardly think it'll make a difference.

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