as the title says: good while it lasted. contrary to having this phone, i had its predessessor. it was reliable, but not up with the times, im afraid, so i chose the alcatel one touch 302. seemed, good. at sixty nine pounds it was a bargain. almost immediately i had found uses for the variety of functions. there were many thing which made my life easier. well, they did. for a while. the thing with this phone is that innitially its a great buy, but in the long run things get difficult. eventually, the already prolonged loading screens depicting a counting hand gets longer, and things begin to be more difficult. the worst thing that happened to my phone was the exiting new "joystick" feature begun to get harder to move, until eventually it had no effect uon the phone, which meant i could only navigate the menu and phone book with extreme difficultuy. also i found the texting very tedious, as instead of 0 being space like most phones, its was 1, which seems to make things slower! well what i would say is, maybe my phone was particularly faulty, or maybe their all like that, but i would say only buy this phone if your only going to use it for a year.
INTRO: I am a techie (musician, recording engineer etc.) so I like my gadgets to do stuff and I use most of their facilites. However, I am mobophobic - my mobile is for txts, voicemail and very occasional calls. GOOD: The 303 looks good, is light and compact and lasts ages on one charge. (Over a week on standby). I like the charging cradle, much better than a plug. Menu layout and navigation is quite good. The best thing about it for me is that is has a speaker phone capability. Great for hanging on during droning menu lists or music on hold, I would really miss it if I didn't have it. Volume is adjustable via the nav key. For a budget phone, it has a reasonable range of extras, including programmable ring tones and a library of preset text messages which you can add to. BAD: The predictive text is terrible. It makes inexplicable choices from a non-editable dictionary and choosing an alternative word requires far too many actions (6 clicks!). Nokia's system blows it away. Punctuation is a wind-up sometimes - the apostrophe requires at least 6 clicks and the & (useful) is further away than colon and semi-colon (never use 'em). Storage capacity is only 20 messages, shared between sent and received. It just isn't enough, unless you tend to delete all messages immediately. Somteimes the phone won't let me access messages or the phone book for several minutes after switching on. The games are rubbish! Boring and fiendishly difficult. MISSING: No downloadable ringtones or logos. No voice dialling. My last phone had a VIP list which had a separate ring tone - I liked that. And I think all mobiles should be made compatible with Nokia charge plugs as standard, either by design or with an adaptor. The music scene long ago recognised that brand dominance has to be acknowledged (most samplers are compatible with the dominant Akai range, for instance) and, as far as trading conditions allow, I think all phones shou
ld be compatible with dominant hardware and software systems - in this case Nokia's. OUTRO: I'm quite happy with the 303 but if I used my phone more intensively I would probably upgrade.
It already went being hour to renew my old motorola D520, that so good service gave me during these two years, by a new smaller, manageable terminal, with a greater duration of the battery and that offered better benefits to me. The selection, the Alcatel One Touch 301, telephone that the company presents/displays the 12 of November of 2000 in SIMO 2000. ASPECT: The aspect of OT 301 is from a simple design, emphasizes a small antenna in the superior part. Its size, small, very small. Something smaller than a Nokia 3310. the weight and right size to take it in the pocket and darte do not tell that you take it. In 303 models 302 and Existe the possibility of changing the frontal housing to him. The tact of the bellboys is pleasant and the size of these is not difficult to mark but that well they are arranged. Account with a screen with five lines. HANDLING: The handling is extremely simple and is centered in three keys, extremely intuitive, allow a navigation by the menus easily recordable. The two lateral keys estan destined to the messages, calls and agenda. And the central key is a species of joystick allows to down move us by the menus moving above or and that when pressing it select the options. It is necessary to indicate that there is to have certain a well-taken care of one because he is simple to activate in options of services nonwished and that they can be expensive. The system of keyboard blockade is of very easy access, of this form maintaining pressed the pad key the keyboard will be blocked. Extremely useful when we want to take in terminal in the pocket and want that the keys do not activate. BENEFITS: As far as benefits band 900/1800 is a dual terminal, which improves the reception. This system detects the best possible reception between both channels, improving the quality of this. Affiliated account in addition with technology SATK (SIM Application Toolkit) software by and ls as the operators and partners provide additional services to the final cli
ent. These additional services go from consultations of the news, horóscopos, to the rating of roaming international in a card prepayment. Also it counts on EFR (Enhanced Full Rate) algorithm of codification-decoding, that improves the quality of the conversation in GSM. Disappearing the metallic effect, the acute tones, the artificial voice..., and the disadvantages of turning the sound into DS, own of system GSM. Dispone of WAP, which by a side can be in favor well of the other can be dangerous because the telephone cost can be considerable. It also has: computer, free coversor of currencies, hands incorporated, intelligent text alarm, clock, system (it indicates day and hour in calls in in messages sms received envoys) and count in addition on three games to which them I have still not pillado truquillo, perhaps something complex, Puzzle, are necessary to align numbers, are a species of puzzle. Music, is necessary to reproduce melodía that is listened to. The other Secret, I do not know very well of which it goes. As far as melodías, melodías two counts on 17 of which they are possible to be d personalize being very simple to introduce them and to publish them, we can find a great amount of melodías in Internet in dooyoo are some, the maximum number of characters in the composition cannot surpass the 40: (, which although is sufficient for some with others remains a little short. Power of the loudspeaker. It surprises that to be so small it sounds so high. The time of charge of the battery approximately does not surpass the two hours having a duration of four days. Account with vibrator, opciónsumamente interesting if these somewhere where it is not well that it sounds the moving body, also it is possible to be formed so that it vibrates and soon it sounds. Perhaps the only failure that him encounter is that it does not have infrared with which we cannot connect it with other devices as they can be the PDAs. ADVICE: The battery that incorporates east model i
s of NiMH, in this type of batteries is necessary to have special well-taken care of at the time of recharging it, so that there is not an excess in the time of load, since it can be damaged. With which he is not advisable to leave to the moving body all the night loading when in hours is loaded. Really a good selection based on a relation quality / excellent price, without forgetting that one is a model of lower middle range.
Previously to actually coming across this mobile phone, I wasn't much of an Alcatel fan. This changed from the moment I used this magnificent communicator. And that is because it is a communicator that can be accessed totally using your thumb! Size: very small and easily can fit your shirt pocket Battery: it will last for days, new Ni-MH technology reducing the "memory" effect, good talk time Text messaging: ideal for fast text message writing, brilliant "joystick", very easy to get used to especially if you are used to type on your PC Melodies: a great range of mellodies, 2 customisable mellodies that can be composed by yourself Screen: 5 lines in such a small phone(?), brilliant resolution(!), editing a text message in an instant(!) Other: easy access (shortcut) to sms menu, phone number catalogue WAP: it can get a bit tricky till you set it up, when this is done it will seem to you like you are browing the Web using the screen of Nokia 7110! with about 60% of the size(!) I have to say that it is the best value/cost mobile phone there is in the market. Having used it for the last 3 months I would recommend it to anyone!