Product Type: Mitsubishi mobile phones
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Its a basic phone and probably obsolete.
Member Name: Irp13
Date: 09/06/01, updated on 09/06/01 (201 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, Recieves and Transmits Phone Calls, Transmits and Recieves Text Messages
Disadvantages: Battery Life Could Be Better, No Good Ringtones, That Extendable Ariel
What you are buying with this phone is a bottom of the range basic phone. All I want from a phone is that it let me make and recieve calls and text messages, and it stores my phone numbers. I think you'll find thats what we all want from a phone, but some people seem to demand so much more (but to me thats like insisting that I need a Mercedes to get my shopping back from Tesco when an old Escort would do).
The handset isn't physically to big (4"x1"x3/4" approx.), okay so its not upto more recent handsets but it certainly isn't big. Possibly the worst thing apperance wise is that it has an extendable ariel, but you don't generally need to use it.
The menu system is clear and easy to navigate as you have a D-pad control and two buttons on either side. This menu system has been descibed as differcult to use by other people but it is infact one of the easiet systems I've come across.
The memory size seems reasonable. You can store 200 phone number (100 on the phone and 100 on the sim card) but this does seem to reduce the memory available to the SMS service. I've never run out of memory with SMS on this phone so it seems unlikely that most people will have a problem unless all you do all day is send text messages.
The battery life isn't brilliantly long with it needing a recharge after 3-4 days even if I don't use it at all but you get probably nearly two hours of talk time so its not that bad, but this does depend on the individual battery (see below). The recharge time is fast with the phone charging in around 3hrs if it is switched off. Also I've had the battery fall out a couple of times in my pocket. Reception on this phone isn't the best and not quite upto the Nokias but usually it is good (but I live in a tiny blackspot, i.e our row of houses, in which you have to stand in various corners of the house in order to recieve anything).
You only get a limited number o
f ring tones, none of which are good but they're there to alert you to an incoming call, not for having a party to. Also there are no different graphics (so I'll be forever stuck with Vodafone staring at me) and no games (they're never stunning anyhow).
I had a bit of trouble with my first one of these phone, as I was having to charge it every day even when I didn't use it at all. So I phoned Mitsubishi and they sent out a Jiffi bag with postage paid. I sent it back and after around a week I recieved a new version of the same phone, so I really can't fault their service. Also I've had no problem with the new phone yet.
In conclusion I feel that this is a good basic no nonsense phone. Its easy to use and has everything you truly need from a mobile. When my phone went into be repaired I was using my sisters old Nokia, this I found extremely ackward and unfriendly (and bigger). So as soon as my phone was returned I went straight back to it, despite being able to keep the Nokia.