07
Jun
07

I have a new phone

I finally have a replacement for my aging mobile phone. I did have a Siemens M65, apart from being weather proof it wasn’t much of a phone – very poor reception. Anyway, now I have a shiny new Samsung a701, mainly used at work.

So far it is not too bad. The big screen is excellent, reception great, bluetooth works fine, TV fine (yes I have 12 channels of TV), data is fast (HSDPA, 1.8 Mbps down speed), voice or video calls. It is meant to be able to view word, exell and pdf documents but I haven’t bothered with that – it a phone – I use it for calls mainly.

Video calls are great – I call my son when I am at work and he is at soccer practice after school, it’s nice to see him 🙂

One gripe I do have is I can’t seem to work out how to make a certain phone number a default – for example I have Paris Hiltons details 🙂 I have mobile, home, work numbers stored under her name – how do I make the mobile one the default – all other phones I have had I can do this. It seems the Samsung makes the first number you inputted the default, I hope that is not the case.It has some weird functions like when you punch in a number with the keypad and it writes it out with a feathered quill on the screen! gimmicks that some people like I guess.

It comes with software for syncing and file management etc. but as with every mobile manufacturer NO Vista compatible version yet (lucky my work PC is XP)

Thanks to Untwisted Vortex , HH , MikeM , Garry Conn , Ev Nucci for commenting in the previous post.


2 Responses to “I have a new phone”


  1. June 10, 2007 at 7:09 pm

    I’m in the market for a new phone so I would be interested in your impressions after using for a while. (Heck I’m in the market for anything gadget related).

    Love the idea of acknowledging comments from the previous post (not why I am commenting though)

  2. June 10, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    I saw on some other site where previous comments were acknowledged (probably an automatic script thing) and thought it a good idea. I hope the commenters get a link out of it.
    I will try to keep it up but not every post will have it as I seem to post in bunches and get comment only occasionally.

    The phone seems fine so far – I didn’t really have a choice on what model except for a base Samsung or this one. I would rather either a slider style or a normal bar style phone rather than a flip.
    I still can’t find a way to make a certain number the default.


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