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A phone, or a fashion accessory?, that is the question. It may be hard to believe, but this non-nokia phone is both.
Since purchasing this phone over 3 years ago, I would have expected to be getting bored with it by now; but if anything it has just grown on me, and there is no way I would swap it for the world, let alone a nokia.
It is small, lightweight, and full on little feature; what else could you ask for? It is nicely compact, with measuring just 11cm in lenght, with a width of 4cm, and just 1.5cm deep. You do the maths, how does that compare with most nokias, you don't exactly have to be a genius to work it out, do you? Its stylish silver finish, just makes it that bit more fashionable, and you won't be afraid to show it off.
At 85g your biggest problem will be not loosing it, as you can hardly notice it in your pocket. But have no worries, because you'll want to keep it close to you at all times.
With one charge, you can relax, knowing that you have up to 120 hours standby time, or 3 hrs and 20 minutes talk time. Mine came with a free charger, so there is no worry about the hidden costs.
It has many feature, including a calculator, stopwatch, calendar and games. It offers tetris, brick, numbers, box world, five stone and snake.
It also has a large selection of ringtones, afraid none of which are polyphonic. OK Nokia and Samsung you win there!!. You are even able to compose tunes of your own, even if this is very confusing at first. The main tones are reasnobal, but not the best selection I have ever heard, but not bad enough to put me off the phone.
You also have acess to the WAP service, which in my opinion is pretty naff, but if nothing else is available then serves its purpose. The quality of this servise is not down to the phone itself, but the limitations that all mobiles offer due to the size of screen and the limited word count.
Prices vary between networks, but most now seem to be around £70, which is very reasnobal considering you could easily get through £250-300 on some of the "better" phones that are now on the market. At this price you don't have the same worry of loosing it, as it has only cost you two pairs of trousers, rather than a whole wardrobe.
I am with one2one, and the service that they have provided, along with the quality of this a-mazing mini motorola phone has left me amazed, and I will not be changing for a long time to come. Would seriously reccomend this phone to everyone, as it will serve your every purpose.
One disadvantage of this phone is the fact that it does not offer interchangeble fascias, so once scratched, it is scratched for life.
This is a cute phone! I have it for the last three years! It has animation and vibrate function. The bad thing is the logo sticker at the back falls off all the time and i finally lost it! battery life is around a year and a half. i already changed battery two times. it needs to recharge very often. it has more choices for ring tones! i love this feature because when comparing to the nokia phone I am using now, it only has a boring tone that everyone rings the same on the street!! and for a different tone, you may have to download somewhere. i have a piece of advice for nokia user. the button for picking up calls is reversed on motorola and nokia. I am so used to using the motorola and now that i have switched to nokia, i always end up rejecting calls on the nokia phone simply by pressing the wrong button. besides, the nokia phone doesn't vibrate and the phone always ring when the boss is in front of me! not good! :P
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The Motorola T191 is probably the best phone I've ever owned. Having said that, it has its faults. I like it because its small and fits in my pocket and I dont notice its there till it starts vibrating away. The main problem i find with this phone are that the battery tends to wear down quite fast. In addition, when typing text messages, I sometimes find that the message gets erased! When I type a new message (rather than replying to one that was sent to me) and the message doesn't get sent, then the message gets erased and I have to type it over again. The only other problem I have with this phone is that the silver paint is starting to wear off in places, especially on some of the keys. I would recommend this phone to people who dont use their mobiles alot, except for the odd text message or call, but who want to be contactable and who don't want to lug around a great big chunk of metal that their not going to use that often.
I have been a proud owner of mobile phones for about the last 9 years. As a general rule I happily stick to Nokias with the odd foray into Ericsson. Unfortunately, my sixteen year old daughter also has a penchant for mobile phones. Her favourite hobby for the last two years has been to see how far she can run up the phone bills in a short a time as possible! She doesn't care whether it is her mobile phone, mine or the house phone. She has run up £3,000 of phone bills in eighteen months.No, that is not a typo, it really does say three thousand pounds! It doesn't matter how carefully I hide my mobile phone Caroline always finds it! My very first mobile phone was a Mitsubishi analogue one. This had a very useful feature that you could programme it so that you had to input a code before making any call. At Christmas yet another bill came for my Nokia and I could take no more. You could lock the Nokia but this was only any use if it was turned off. Once the phones are turned on anyone can use them, seemingly. This seems to me to be a very dubious security lapse. After all, if your phone is stolen the thief can have fun on your phone at your expense, until the battery runs down! Bearing this in mind I paid a visit to several mobile phone suppliers in my local town over the Christmas period. I said that I wanted to buy a phone that needed a code before ANY call could be made. Most looked at me blankly until I got to the "Carphone Warehouse". I was assured that the only phone that they had which would do this was the Motorola T191.I purchased one for £89 on Pay as you Go, on the understanding that it would work if I placed my contract sim card into it. It did! I excitedly set off for home with my rather smart new phone. I read the manual from cover to cover but could not find a way of locking the phone to all outgoing calls. If anyone knows how, please tell me as I am now desperate! I decided to
take the phone back after Christmas as it did not do what I asked for. Then I became attached to it! On the whole this is a super little phone. It is small and lightweight. It is about the length of the palm of my hand not including the stubby rubber aerial. It weighs 99 grams and mine is quite a smart silver colour. If you are into changing fascias then this is not the phone for you, and that was a slight disappointment for me. I believe you can get this phone in other colours, but I have yet to see one! It has quite a large screen and is easy to read. There is a green backlight which you have the choice to enable or switch off. I find that the backlight makes reading the letters and numbers on the buttons very difficult indeed. KEYPAD: The keypad is my one real gripe with this phone. The buttons are very small. I have a very small hand and I have difficulty manipulating them. My other half, who has a much larger hand, commented that he also found the keyboard difficult to manage. BATTERY: I find the battery life on this phone quite reliable. It has a standby of 120 hours and 5 hours of talk time. I have found this to be adequate for my needs. RECEPTION: I have found it to be excellent with very few dropped calls. WAP: The phone is WAP enabled and has an integrated link to the main email ISP's, such as Hotmail, Yahoo, Freeserve, BTinternet and AOL. I found this really useful. WAP is slow, however, and expensive. It took me ages to find out how to log out on the couple of occasions I tried it. I will not be in a hurry to use it again. On the integrated AOL you can even access your buddy list. When I first had the phone I had arranged a time to IM other half on AOL and was delayed. No problem, thought I! I will briefly contact him via the 'phone and explain that I was running late. It was useless, it took ages and there were too many stages to go through to get to the IM window. T
hat put me off using it again. You could almost see the pound notes flashing before your eyes! This was a particular problem also, due to the too small buttons on the keypad. I like the 'phone, but I won't be in a hurry to avail myself of it's Wap facility! PHONEBOOK: There is a large phonebook with space for 200 numbers to be stored. You have the choice of saving them to the sim card or to the phone itself. Once you have entered the numbers into the phone book you have the option to assign a voice tag for voice dialling. Some people find this very useful. Me? Oh, I am an old fashioned girl and prefer just to dial the number! SCREENSAVER: The phone comes with a couple of inbuilt screen savers, mine is a large smiley face, or you can download others from the Motorola site using your WAP service. THE MENU: The menu is fairly straightforward. I got muddled to start with as I was so used to a Nokia, but I very soon adapted to this style of menu. It has a large menu bar on the front of the phone and you scroll around the pictorial menu by using the up and down arrows, pretty much like any other phone. SMS: These days you can send text messages from all mobile phones, and it is utterly commonplace to see people frantically typing messages on their mobile phones! My beloved is a bit of a dinosaur and does not own a mobile phone, so I restrict my texting activities to my children and one friend. Sorry John- don't really think you are a dinosaur!! Actually I am rather glad in a way that he doesn't own a phone, as continual texting can become incredibly invasive very quickly. I have a friend at school who is in a relatively new relationship and they text each other all day! Fortunately she has it on silent, or her pupils might complain! There are a choice of alert tones for receiving text messages, and these are not as irritating as some I have heard! You can have SMS chat on the T191, this
is a bit like ' conference texting', i.e. to multiple users. There are icons you can display in your messages as well as the usual emoticons. If you like it you can use a predictive text setting, but I have a pathological loathing of predictive texting, preferring to use the standard setting. In case anybody doesn?t know, predictive texting is when you type a letter and the phone tries to guess the rest of the word! It is supposed to be quick, but I find it so difficult that it takes ages! There are also a useful selection of quick, ready printed messages available, such as ' I am going to be late!' etc. POWER SAVER: This is a very useful feature, which slightly helps me to keep Caroline off the phone! You can set the T191 to switch off and on again at pre -designated times. I have mine automatically switch off at 8pm and not come back on again until the following morning. This means that she can't make calls between those times unless she knows the code. Cunning, eh?! I would imagine this would be really handy if you have to keep your phone turned off for any reason, perhaps at work or in the cinema etc. How many times have you forgotten to turn your phone back on and missed a vital call? I believe its real function is to preserve battery life, but it has other redeeming features, as I have described. I have never come across this function on a mobile phone before. I expect you are all going to tell me it is very common nowadays! GAMES: Everyone seems to enjoy a game on their phone to waste a few boring minutes! This little phone has five games to choose from: Snake, Numbers, Tetris, Brick, Five Stone, and Box World. ADDITIONAL FEATURES: You can use the calendar, calculator, stop watch and alarm. The alarm clock is useful and I use it daily. There is the option to set it to go off daily or just as a one off . It is very loud, so not much chance of oversleeping! The phone can also bleep on the h
our as a reminder, and it bleeps once a minute during calls. I found this quite useful as it is easy to stay on the phone rather too long when you lose track of time! RINGTONES: There are twenty seven ring tones and two empty slots into which you can compose your own ring tone, if you have a bent that way! There is also the option oh having the call ring, vibrate, or do both. It can vibrate first and then ring, which is useful if you don't want to miss a call but don't want a loud ring if you are in public, for instance. If you really think you might miss an important call you can set the phone to vibrate and ring simultaneously. QUICK ACCESS MENU: There is an easy access button so that you don't have to trawl through the menu for regularly used features, such as message inbox, vibrator on or off, ( Ann Summers eat your heart out!) or last missed call. Obviously the phone has all the standard features, such as a call registry, volume control etc. You can obtain a hands free kit for it, for which there is a special profile. It is also possible to buy an in-car charger and spare batteries. I was quite impressed to see an automatic time zone adjustment for when you are travelling abroad. The phone is dual band, by the way. COST: This isn't a particularly new phone and so you can pick it up with a contract for nothing. If you want it Sim Free, then you are looking at approximately £119. I bought mine on Pay as You Go and use my contract Sim Card in it. That cost me about £89. On balance I like this little phone, and I did not take it back! It is small enough to fit neatly into a pocket without making a bulge. It won't do much for your lunch box- sorry guys! It is discreet and easy to navigate, the reception and battery life are good and it has a very good range of features for the price. I am never going to like the keypad much and it lets the phone down just a little. If you ca
n get used to it, then it is a very good little phone. I will leave you with a tip- the green and red buttons for answering and hanging up calls seem to be the opposite way round from most phones! Until I got used to this I was continually hanging up on people when trying to answer incoming calls! If you are looking for a mobile phone that will not break the bank, or if you want to be that little bit different and not own a Nokia, then it might just be worth taking a look at the Motorola T191.
I bought this mobile phone for my daughter in August 2002. Within the space of five months it has been sent back to Motorola three times to be fixed. Each time it went away to be fixed with the same faults and each time Motorola sent it back to us telling us it had been fixed, but the phone was still faulty with the same problems. The problems were that sometimes the text display appeared 'gibberish', it looked as though it was written in Chinese. The second problem was sending text messages. Whilst sending a single text message, the recipient received the message up to ten times, even though the message was only sent once. The phone was charged for the ten messages received instead of being charged for just one message being sent. The third and final problem was that the phone would switch itself off and then back on again for no apparent reason, even though the battery was fully charged. I do NOT recommend anyone buying this phone. I will not be buying another product from Motorola!
I'm not going to delve into the depths of the menus/tones/etc of this phoine but post a small warning about the reliabilty of this phone. It is indeed small, light and has and ok range of features but thats really where it ends, motorola made a mistake wth this phone and lots of people have paid the price for thier failure, i work in the mobile business and i'd say 50% of these phones that we sell return within the year with a fault (mainly due to the battery or phone just 'dying') There are much better phones out there for the price so please consider these other optinons when buying, this phone is small but maybe too samll, the keys aren't that easy to get to and it has the typical confusing menus of most motorolas, not a beginners phone.
I recently bought this, my first mobile phone, because two of my friends had the same one and I thought it looked very cute. Upon buying it, I found out there was much more to it than just good looks, and as mobile phone technology had been something I had overlooked in the past, I was very pleased at its ease-of-use. It has the greatest choice of games available on a mobile handset and is WAP enabled, although I don't use this feature due to the high cost involved. The price of this handset varies from around £80 to £100 depending which network you choose and where you purchase from. This phone can be used abroad which I found particularly useful while in Ibiza this year, being able to text and phone people back home without having to use complicated public pay phones with foreign instructions! There is one thing that I don't like about this handset though, and that is its inability to download ringtones from the internet, although there is a ringtone composer(but I have not mastered it), and also, logos, which the majority of handsets can have downloaded, but the Motorola T191 cannot. Having said this, I usually have my phone switched to silent anyway and it has many settings, for meetings, outdoors etc. All in all, a thumbs up.
I always thought that Motorola was more for the business end of the mobile market. In fact at first glance the T191e looks like a baby brother for their Timeport range. Once you start getting to grips with it you soon realise it's aimed far more at the social user and is really ideal for the Pay As You Go user. The first notable feature is the size. 106x40x15 and 80g makes it smaler and lighter than comarable Nokias. Battery life is similar to these, being approximately 5 days. It does have the distinctive Motorola aerial, which most Nokia users hate. The one downside of the small size is that the keypad is equaly dinky; my most sausage-fingered friend was completely unable to use it! Features are surprising for such a small phone. 190 slot memory, voice dialling (although with no one touch access to this, unlike the Timeport series it's not that useful), 27 ringtones, and crucially 5 slots to store your own (was it just me that found only being able to store 1 personal ringtne really annoying). And a composer far easier than the laborious Nokia's "look in the book for every note" version. The social user focus is clear again with the inclusion of 6 games, including the excellent Tetris and the feindishly difficult 5-stone (a bit likeConnect 4 without gravity). WAP is in there but we all know that it's a waste of time by now..... For the typical Pay as you Go user this phone is likely to be exactly what you were looking for at an affordable price (under 100 quid). More wealthy users on monthly contracts will probably prefer to plump for the feature-laden Timert 280.
When it comes to phones everyone seems to have a Nokia of one kind or another so I wanted to be different. I wanted one that has the same features as the newer Nokias but wanted something that people won’t just think another Nokia! So after trekking around loads of mobile phones shops I came across the Motorola T191e, which seems to fulfil my requirements and is smaller than most Nokias, which is a bonus. I bought mine from Orange and it was a steal at £100 on the Pay As You Go tariff. It has a lot going for it as far as features are concerned but I will start off from the thing you first notice styling and design. It is small at only 106mm long 40mm in width and just 15mm in depth. The screen is large and very easy to see with a good backlight so it is still visible when it is dark. This makes it superb for slipping into your pocket. It is light too at 85g so you won’t feel like you have a brick in your hand. It has a stylish silver and grey finish. The buttons are small yet accessible and the menu navigation buttons are well situated and easy to use. Similarly, the call and end call buttons are well placed making using the phone childs play. Incorporated in the design is a quick access button to the answer phone as well as a single button lock the keys. The battery power is another big consideration of anyone who is buying a new phone. In this case the phone can be on standby for 5 days. You can talk on it for 2 hrs before the battery will die. It charges fairly quickly however with it fully charging in 160 minutes from flat (after its initial 16hr charge). So now I turn my attention to the phones features and will start with the basics. Like all phone it can store number and this one can extend the 90 a SIM card can hold to a huge 189 numbers. It can hold 10 text messages at the same time too. You can pre-write messages and store them to enable you to send frequently used messages easily and quickly. It has predictive te
xt messaging making your messages easier to write and quicker to send. It also has icon messages and can handles pictures messages. The phone also incorporates voice activated dialling enabling you to say a persons name and then the phone will automatically call them. You can use 7 one-touch dial numbers as well as a having a speed dial facility for every number on the phone! It has a call waiting and call hold facility allowing you to manage your calls easily and efficiently. Overall accessing the phone book and making calls is really easy as to is texting. The phone also includes WAP services, which I have actually used and although WAP in general is pretty rubbish the phone handles the sites well. It did assist me to enhance the screensaver feature of my phone. Using WAP you can download new screensavers and store them to use as you wish. There isn’t a huge selection but you are bound to find one that you like. There is a large selection of ringtones available totalling 27. There are also 5 empty spaces for you to compose your own using the ringtone composer. This feature is really difficult to use although I have now mastered it and created my own tones. At first it seems impossible but if you can read sheet music, which I can’t then you shouldn’t have too much difficulty. The codes for these tones can be found on the Internet. There is however some good tones supplied with the phone if you can’t master the composer. The phone also has a vibrate facility to alert to a call or message discretely. There are other simple yet very useful features including and alarm clock, a calculator, a stopwatch and a calendar and diary. These are all very easy to use and handy for when you are out and about. The phone also displays the date, day, month and time so you always know the time. There are also six games included which: Snake (different version from that on Nokias), Tetris, Numbers, Brick, Five Stone and B
ox World. This is undoubtedly the greatest selection of games I have ever seen on one phone. They are all very easy to play and be warned they are very addictive. Snake is fun yet more difficult for its Nokia counterpart, for Tetris you have to turn the phone on its side but is brilliant. Brick is basically the classic game alleyway. Five Stone I have to admit is too confusing for me and I never mastered it. Box world is a game of though and strategy, which is entertaining, while more challenging than the others. There is a quick access menu, which you customise to suit your needs. This is brilliant because it save you hunting through the main animated menu. The menus are however easy to use and you soon get used to where thing are located. All in all it is a superb phone for the money. It is outstanding value since it is literally packed with features considering it is extremely small and lightweight. I would highly recommend it. It certainly rivals the Nokias in my eyes and may even surpass it. If you a fancy a new phone why not go for this one.