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This is a brilliant cheap all-rounder phone. It cost me only 29.99 and includes a camera for the price. I love the flashing led light that allows you to see calls in silent mode or missed messages instantly. Its tiny size allows it to fit in any pocket and allows it to still remain stylish without the usual 'clunkiness' of cheaper end phones. It even came with a half decent REM ringtone, a real one I might add and not a tinny barely recognisable version you would usually expect. The outside display is great for screening calls and the easy volume control brilliant for noisy trains and buses. I can also scroll through pictures, calls and contacts through the touch of one button instead of having to trawl through the menu. The battery lasts for ever and when it does start to run out it beeps and flashes red well in advance and allows you to make several calls before if finally goes.
What a fantastic little phone!
I bought one of these when they first came out and have it now almost two and a half years, which by my standards shows a pretty sturdy little phone as mine usually dont live very long!
It has a lovelly silver and pearl front with a tiny led light which changes colour, depending on how you are using the phone. Upon flipping open, the menu is simple and easy to navigate, divided into 9 catagories....
.... each then divided into sub-catagories.
The phone is so small I can carry it in even my tiniest handbags, great for night's out. It has huge multi-media capacity and picture and sound quality are great, considering the technological advances in this area since.
All in all its uses are pretty basic, Phone calls, sms, mms, organizer etc but I think this is fantastic for anyone who just wants a phone they can use for calls and messages and not much else.
This phone is a definite improvement over my old phone. I have had it about six months now, and it is still a joy to have.
Let me explain why it is so good when compared to my old phone. My old phone was an Alcatel E252 on Orange. This means that it is nothing more than a large pager. Getting a signal was like trying to find a single mis print in an entire encyclopedia. With no dial tone the only notification you got to the progress of the call would be when it would beep loudly at you and display the text 'redialling'. If you had bothered to set up the re-dail function, otherwise it would just disconnect with no warning. And I might as well have put any message I wanted to send in the mail, it would have actually arrived on time, unlike my texts from an Alcatel which went when they felt like it.
The Sagem MYC4-2 is a breath of fresh air when compared to this. It grabs signal from anywhere and holds onto it like a dobberman pincher holds onto a bone. Sending a text takes all of five seconds, and even that is a joy!
The MYC4-2 is quite good, but in order to paint an accurate picture of it, it would be best to describe what is NOT there, something that the retailer that sold me the handset should have done. It doesn't have bluetooth. It doesn't have video recording capability. It doesn't have a very good camera. And music tracks last all of thirty seconds.
Now on to the good bits. The MYC4-2 has a dial tone which is comparable to a landline phone. It's external aerial might look like an eyesore but it is worth having it there. The flip side has a monochrome LCD display and a light. The light can be programmed by you to show different colours when different events take place. The LCd shows who is calling you or how many texts you have. If you've just pressed the send key on a message and you close the flip - it'll still send the message, and the LCD will give you the progress of the message. And when it is turned of and connected to the power cord to be charged, the LCD shows a bar dipicting the battery.
The phone is available in other colours - mine is a jet-black one. And is available on loads of networks. The range of functions is brilliant - if you do want to take pictures, you can edit them with simple editting tasks built into the phone.
The phone might appear to be rubbish when compared to more modern phones like Apple's iPhone and most Nokias. But this is the Mini Cooper of the mobile world. Small and sleek, but just as hard as anything else you want to throw at it.
Which brings me on to another thing - toughness. Most mobile phones are either wafer thin and shatter to a million pieces if they so much as drop a couple of centimetres in a padded room. The Sagem MYC4-2 could be fired from a tank - and still work!
There are only a couple of issues I have with this phone:-
1) Sagem didn't include a USB cable in the package.
2) Sagem charge silly money (£25) for a USB cable to connect your phone to your PC to share or back-up files. (And the phone itself only costs around £20)
3) The music record function is great, but Sagem seem to want to make it rubbish by limiting record function to 30 seconds of music and 1 minute of a To-Do reminder.
4) The pre-set menu backgrounds are rubbish and there is no way to change them for your own images.
Having said that, it is still a good phone, with a battery life of at least 72 hours when left alone, and makes my Palm Zire PDA look weak. And they cost the same amount of money.