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The Ericsson T10 is a basic, cheap and durable phone. The level of simplicity may be a little restrictive for many, and the battery life isn't as long as you would expect from such a basic handset.

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      21.11.2002 03:59
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      Many of the reviews here mention the problem of battery life of the T10. We require no gimmicks from a mobile, It needs to be compact, sturdy durable and long battery life. We were extremely disappointed with the battery life of the two Ericsson T10s that my partner and I have essentially for emergency use. When new the standby period was safely two/three days if they were turned off overnight. After about a year the standby period went down to less than a day we purchased new batteries. Eventually one new battery refused to charge and in desperation we warmed it over the boiler and got it back into service again. Between the two phones we now have four batteries and have now found that a) removing the batteries at night b) putting the mobile on charge when it is off (not on standby) has now restored the batteries to a civilised standby life. A friend who had a similar problem on a T10s has also found removing the battery at night has given it a new lease of life. Any ideas why this removal of batteries works? Does it apply to other mobiles too that use NiMH batteries? We have found that even when the phone is switched off it can lose part of the battery charge overnight. Does this suggest something is generally wrong with the charge control rather than the batteries? In contrast a battery that is removed from the telephone keeps its full charge for ages. We try to keep an unused fully charged battery available. We are wondering too if the signal strength of the mobile service provider also affects the amount of battery power you are using. The mobile was purchased as part of a Tesco/One2One Pay as You Go package over 18 months ago and cost about £75 We found that One2One altered the tariff somewhat unfairly and we also considered their prices for calls abroad was too expensive. We transferred the One2One number to Virgin Net and this
      provides us with a cheaper service. We like the flip cover that protects the keypad and means the mobile can carried safetly with no fear of inadvertent use.

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        02.10.2001 22:18

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        Don't get me wrong - I slagged down the T28s on dooyoo, and replaced it with an older model, the T10s. It's blocky, not particularly good looking, not as functional. It's everything the T28s isn't, in fact. But... it picks up a signal just about anywhere, the voice quality is good, and I beg to differ with other dooyoo comments. This thig has stamina. It goes on and on. I charge it once a week at most, and use it sparingly. It's never gonw wrong, and I don't feel like I'm going to break it if I drop it. The flip panel is reliable and tough. It's all-round sturdy. So if you want an older model, cheap phone that will last, I'd say the T10s has it.

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        19.05.2001 02:48

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        My uncle chose to have the Ericsson T10 mobilw phone. Not only is it lightweight and reliable, like most other Ericsson phones, but it also has a huge range of features. * Customise your phone with with a range of Ringtones. * Add your own ringtones. * Send Text Messages * Add up to 100 phone numbers. * Check how mutch time you have spent chatting on the phone. * An opportunity to divert your calls to another phone. * Block certain number from being called. * Set up a pin number to protect your phone from being used without your authority. * Calculator * Clock and alarm. Ericsson also have a policy that if you have any problems with your phone, you can send it back to them and they will either fix the problem or they will replace your phone with a new one. Although most of the comments in this opinion are good, I have had some problems with the phone. The phone is rather old now and people don't look at the phone in the same admiration as before. However, this aside, all the features (text messaging, calculator, blocking numbers and a small phone, for this price...is extremely cheap.

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        09.05.2001 05:20
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        I bought an Ericsson T10s on a one-year package about 9 months ago. I really liked the look of the phone as it was small and neat with a cool blue coloured front, and a flip-cover over the keys. However, within 3 months it had gone wrong - the screen would go completely blank while the phone was still turned on. To use it again, I would have to turn it off, and then back on again. Another thing it would do is completely lock up whilst I was using it, for example when typing or reading text messages. Whatever button I pressed it would do nothing. I had to take off the battery, put it back on and turn it on again. Also, when charging the phone it got really hot and it was too dangerous to leave it on charge for long enough to fully charge it. Ericsson repaired it free of charge, as it was under warranty. However, within another two months it gone wrong in exactly the same ways again. Again, they repaired it free of charge. But, guess what? Yes, It's gone wrong again - same problems as before. I would never, ever, ever recommend anyone to buy an Ericsson phone as my mobile is the only real way my family and friends have of contacting me whilst I am at uni and not having my phone is a great inconvenience. Even when the shop offers a loan phone (a whopping great brick with an aerial from the ice-age) it's no good because they don't have the instruction manual. Also, when the phone does work properly, i is hard to use as typing text messages takes an age compared to my old Nokia, and it lacks the functionality of other phones, as well as having a very short standby time - it has to be charged every night. I will certainly never buy an Ericsson phone again.

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          21.04.2001 00:50
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          I moved to Vodafone about 7 months ago, after experiencing problems with my billing company for BT Cellnet, and decided to opt for a pay-up-front package. I'd had an Ericsson A1018s and liked it - the T10 seemed the logical upgrade. It's small and fits in your pocket (barely), and is therefore convenient to carry all the time. I chose "Funky Purple" as the colour - which met with the approval of most of my friends. It also has a nice solid feel to it. The flip cover is useful, obviating the need for the auto-lock feature - because the keys are covered you can't accidentally dial. Battery life is adequate - if I don't use it very much I can go a couple of days without charging - it's nothing like the 100-odd hours quoted in the specification though. If you like to spend a couple of hours talking, you'll need to charge it every day. Navigation through the menu system isn't very intuitive at first, compared to other manufacturers I've seen such as Nokia. Once you get used to it, however, it's very easy and quick. A good range of features are provided, including the facility to assign different ring tones to different numbers - so I have a special ring-tone for my most favoured friends! The vibrate feature when in silent-mode comes in handy at the cinema. I also like the fact that the alarm clock feature still works even with the phone switched off. My main criticism is the lack of ability to write text messages quickly - the keypad doesn't lend itself to quick typing and it's quite awkward to use compared to most other manufacturers' phones I've seen. It doesn't stop me sending lots though! The awkward keypad doesn't cause problems in any other context because good design of the user interface minimises the number of keypresses necessary. All in all I think it's a great phone, and it would take a lot of persuasion to make me change it.

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            13.03.2001 20:45
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            I got fed up with the pay as you go mobile phone service, so I decided to get a contract phone. News papers have the service advertised daily. However, I was told by a friend to go with "Phones 4 u", on Vodafone network. Previously I was on Vodafone anyway and have always been satisfied with the service. I chose to have the Ericsson T10s phone. Not only is it lightweight and reliable, like most other Ericsson phones, but it also has a huge range of features. * An opportunity to customise your phone with with a range of Ringtones. * Add your own ringtones. * Set the alert volume of sound. * Send Text Messages, edit them, delete, andstore them. * Add up to 100 phone numbers. * Roam on other networks. * Change language settings. * Check how mutch time you have spent chatting on the phone. * An opportunity to divert your calls to another phone. * Block certain number from being called. * Set up a pin number to protect your phone from being used without your authority. * Key lock which allows you disable keys from being touched so that numbers are not called accidently. * Calculator * Clock and alarm. With my phone I had a choice of colours to choose from, I chose blue but could have had almost any other colour if I wanted. An accessories pack consisting of hands free kit, in car charger, and leather carry case. Ericsson also have a policy that if you have any problems with your phone, you can send it back to them and they will either fix the problem or they will replace your phone with a new one. Although most of the comments in this opinion are good, I have had some problems with the phone. It has (when I first got it), on a couple of occasions, turned off on its own. This is a problem if you always leave it in your pocket and don't check to see if it is still on, therefore you may miss important calls. Another problem has been that it s
            ometimes does not want to turn on when you press the on button. However, it does after a while of trying!! Overall, I would say that this is a good overall phone which offers the user alot. I would recommend this phone, or Ericsson as a company, to anyone thinking of purchasing a mobile phone.

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              10.03.2001 04:05
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              I have had my Ericsson for a week now and I am very pleased with it. The 3 line, backlit display is clear and has a nice font, and the menu system is easy to get around. Although it doesn't have all the features of a Nokia (Games,logos,etc.) you can put in your own ring tones and it also includes a calculator and alarm. The phone is very small but is a little heavy for its size because of the vibrating battery. The battery charges very quick and holds its charge for around 4 days. I have yet to buy one but a keyboard is available for the Ericsson T10, so that you can type those SMS messages quicker. The volume on the T10 can be turned up extremely high and sound quality is excellent.

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              09.03.2001 15:16
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              I recently bought a T10 as part of a One-to-one paid up front package. The T10 was the only phone offered with this value for money £70 deal that gives 18 months line rental,phone & 30 minutes a month all paid.The T10 has since been replaced by the T20 hence the bargain deal to clear their stocks. The T10 is very small & lightweight, fitting easily into your pocket. It has a fairly large screen that is very clear to read, the controls are hidden by a flip down front - this ensures that it can't be accidently used, the ariel only sticks up about an inch with the rest of it built into the casing. The design is great and it sems to be fairly resilient to knocks. As for features you get all the standard functions you'd expect. Tunes can be downloaded but it's no where near as good as the Nokia, I haven't got any yet but it doesn't seem to be an easy job to do - tunes have to be composed rather than downloaded. The auto lock function is very usefull, once set the keypad locks after a couple of minutes inactivity. This saves on accidently dialed calls and the false 999 calls that are so easy to do on many mobiles. The downside to this dinky little phone is it's dinky little battery. This is supposed to give 120 hours standby but with the occassional call I find myself having to put it on charge every couple of days. Also the phone has a tendancy to turn itself off, this is apparently a software fault that can be rectified by Ericson. Overall a good phone for the money, but compared to the Nokia 3210 / 3310 it's rather basic.

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                23.02.2001 02:02

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                This phone will hurt your street cred bad, it is a block of unparalleled level of aero-dynamics. It not only looks like a brick but it also behaves like one, the menus are slow and difficult to navigate as well as being displayed on a small cramped screen. The overall finish of the phone is flimsy, the flap into which you speak serves as nothing more than an irritant the second its novelty wears off. The main failure of this phone comes when it is compared to the other phones available on today’s market. Ericsson have created a styless phone that is hard to use and undesirable. Overall i would urge people to steer clear of this phone because there is so much better available, for example the Nokia 3310.

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                15.02.2001 21:56

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                This phone is one of the best I have bought, after having three others before this. These included the Nokia 5110, and two Panasonic phones, the 450 & the 500. Ericsson have combined features and functions with a size that is pretty much perfect, not too bulky but at the same time not so small that you could easily lose it. The functions include vibrating alert, which is perfect when you’re down the pub with your mates, watching the footie and the noise is so loud that you cant hear your handset when it rings. Other functions include making your own ring tunes, just perfect as the selection that came as standard are pretty poor. As much as I like the T10 there are a couple of drawbacks that I have found, one is the screen size most new phones now have a larger screen, great for picture messages the Ericsson is not able to cope with a lot of these, also the clip that holds the battery is rather flimsy and on mine is actually nearly broken, so the phone keeps cutting out. Other than that I really can’t fault this phone a great little all rounder.

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                17.01.2001 20:34
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                Well one thing that this mobile certainly doesn't lack is style. I feel its quite an understated phone and tailored more at the sophisticated, rather than the flashy 'i've-got-a-mobile-everyone' people. However, as with all phones it has it's ups and downs. The size of it is definately a bonus as who really wants to carry round something that resembles an 80s reject mobile? The Vibrating alert allows you discretion so, again, yuou don't ahcve to feel like a poser. The flip front adds that bit of class, and also, if your somewher noset, it picks up your voice much better due to the mic channel. You can even add your own melody ringtones if your one of those people who go to answer their mobile just to find it isn't even yours ringing! The other thing which i found with it is that i get better coverage. I used to have aNokia 5110, but then needed a new phone so i just changed the sim cards round, and i now found that i get a significantly better coverage. But with all things, there are downsides to it, but i don't think they out-weigh the good parts. The big aerial on it annoyed me a little at first, but you soon get used to it, and this could be a contributary factor as to why i get better covrage! the screen is also on the small side, which can be slightly frustating when reading / writting text messages, but again you adapt to it. The final minor thing that i haven't got used to is the little green light that flashes on the top of it when it is on, this kinda bugs me, especially when its in the top pocket and it catches my eye all the time!

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                  31.12.2000 03:08

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                  This is my favourite possession at the moment. I actually got it basically because it was on a special offer - free phone, free line rental for a year - but now that i’ve got it, I think i’ll carry on using it even after my year is up.It does look very distinctive and cute -mine is turquoise- and everybody comments on how they love it. I’m sure a lot of people would be put off by getting a brightly coloured mobile - ‘tacky’ - but trust me, i’ve only had good comments about my little phone.That’s the other thing - it is very small (it’s very cheap compared to other phones of the same size), and very light indeed. I sometimes forget that I have it in my pocket!It has all the functions you’d ever want from a mobile(except WAP) including vibrations, lots of ring tones, etc.The other very useful thing is the ‘flip-out’ bit - it closes up to protect the keypads. No more huge bills just because the keypads were pressed by mistake and rang up random places!I’ve had it for 8 months now - and I still love it as much as the day I got it!

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                  12.12.2000 23:44

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                  I have had the T10 for almost a year now and can't wait until I can upgrade this useless Phone, the only reason why i kept it for so long is because it was free and at the time one of the only free phones on the market that had a flip cover. I know several people who have the T10 for much the same reason and all have had the same problem, it turns of all by itself while still having a full battery, if you are not very careful when putting it in your pocket when you next take it out, it will have switched off and you will have several messages from a very angry mother asking why she had to spend three hours in the cold waiting to picked up from the station. Thankfully there are now far more free phones on the market so no one should realy end up with one of these little peices of ...

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                  11.12.2000 02:06
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                  I had always had Nokia mobiles until me contract came up for renewal in April 2000, I change my mobile annually but found my self on a restricted budget this time round -I was due to travel to Israel for work at this time and therefore wanted a dual band phone, I was offered th T10 at £9.99 with a "chat-board" for an additional £10. The phone has given excellent service in the six months I have used it, the chatboard is an excellent feature making SMSing as easy as writing this review. The colours are unforunate as I would have prefered something more business like (I chose yellow to match my car) - but the vibrate alert, alarm clock and calculator make it a handy business tool.

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                  03.12.2000 19:39

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                  The Ericsson T10 is generally given a very high rating. True the T10 is compact and stylish, available in numerous trendy colours (how I managed to end up with a mustard colour T10 I just don't know!. When choosing my mobile phone upgrade I was torn between the Nokia 3210 and the Ericsson T10. I chose the T10 because of all the above characteristics but mainly because everyone seemed to have the Nokia 3210 including my boyfriend. I wanted something just as good but different to the others or I would have got mine and my boyfriends muddled up. The phone is easy to use and its compactability is great when going out. However I have found ,frustratingly, since I bought the T10 that the keys STICK. It is quite annoying when ringing a number and hearing the 'ding dong ding, this number has not been recognised'! because you have typed the number faster than the memory can keep up. Sometimes to many of the number you typed appears or sometimes just completely misses out numbers you have typed. As I said my boyfriend has the Nokia 3210 and if I had the choice now I would choose this over the T10. They are very similar in what they do but the sticky keys of the T10, in my view, takes it down the rating scale just that bit further leaving the 3210 the best.

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