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      05.07.2008 15:20
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      Ah memories...

      The following true story took place some time in the year 2003....

      Having sported a Samsung A300 for just over a year I had vowed to never ever get another Samsung after the disappointment of this promising handset. But then my mate Shelley casually placed her new mobile on the table as we sat having our usual pre-seminar coffee and I was like a magpie! The sleek silver finish and sexy curvy design had me hot at the collar. Then she revealed it had a colour screen and polyphonic ringtones. I was breaking the ten commandments but I wasn't coveting my neighbour's ass - just her sexy God damn mobile phone!

      But alas this was 2 months ago and I had to endure a further 2 months of social indecency as I continued to carry around a rather bruised and altogether antique looking A300. Then, a few weeks ago it was time for Armageddon. I contacted T-mobile and gave them my 1 month notice that I was terminating my contract. The chains now severed - I was free to peruse the telcommunications stores of Manchester in search of a new handset.
      Of course I checked out the competition from Nokia and all the other contenders but I was still inexplicably drawn to the gorgeous silver sleekness of the Samsung T100. Hopefully the following will explain why.


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      Product and Price
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      I'm sure you've all seen this nifty, iccle handset but if not, the picture above should give you a pretty good idea. The makers describe it as a 'clamshell' shape and I guess it is. It's similar to my old A300 in that it is dual screen with a flip design but it does have added curves that make it both sleeker and more modern looking. It comes in metallic silver and I've recently noticed it being advertised on the 'net in titanium which will set you a few quid more for an ever so slight difference in shade. The following prices have been taken off www.phones4u.co.uk but I'm sure you can find better offers if you look around.
      This website is currently offering the Samsung T100 handset for a hefty £249.99 if bought on it's own and £269.99 if bought on Pay as You Go (ie with a sim card) If you decide to pay monthly and take out a contract you can get this little gem of a handset for a far more modest £25 on T-mobile and £50 on all other networks. This also has the benefit of allowing you to chose from a selection of tarrifs so you can select a price plan that is most suitable for you.


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      Handset Features
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      Although the handset doesn't feature some of the up-and-coming technology such as Bluetooth, GPRS, built-in infrared modem, and neither is it tri-band, it does come bursting with all the following features. Anyway, its looks and various functions will no doubt ensure that it's a winner with everyone.
      * Dual Band
      * WAP
      * 500 space built-in phonebook
      * Vibrate alert
      * 3 Games
      * Polyphonic ringtones
      * Voice commands
      * Downloadable graphics
      * Alarm clock
      * Talktime: Up to 80 mins
      * Standby: Up to 60 hours
      * Weight: 87g

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      The menu system of Samsung is not quite as easy to use as with Nokia phones but there's an array of functions on offer as you browse through.

      *Call Records
      Here you can find all the details you need on missed, received and dialled calls including time and date and also last call durations etc. A useful function if you want to keep on top of how long you've been wasting on unnecessary calls!
      *Messages
      Writing messages is easy with the predictive text though you can't add words to the dictionary as you can with Nokia. The screen is large so you can see the majority of your text message on the screen at once. You can send and receive messages and there's a nifty 'preset message' area where you can save standard messages that you use regularly to save time when sending them.
      The message setup area allows you to edit factors including delivery reports and your message service number and there is picture messaging available but since the aforementioned friend who also owned this model has since had hers stolen, I have found this to be of little if any use (my boyfriend still refuses to part with his trusty Nokia)

      *Voice Functions
      Here you can activate voice dialling which thankfully has improved since it first came out and actually works, allowing you to find a number in your phonebook by simply saying that person's name. Great for ordering taxis aftera night out on the p**s! You can also use voice commands enables to activate other features such as silencing the phone, again saving yourself the time of going through the menu system manually.
      Also the phone includes a voice memo which enables you to record a message of up to 3 minutes. Again - great for me as I have a memory like a sieve.
      *Tones
      A big selling point of this phone to many people is the polyphonic ring tones. I myself find them a bit tinny and not very professional sounding but they do make a change from the boring 'ring ring' tone I've used on all my previous mobiles. This menu allows you to access the phones tones and ther eare further spaces for you to download extra tones off the internet (software provided with the phone) or you can even compose your own using the phone if you're musically inclined. This is also where you change the volume of the ringer and you can select from a few message alert tones as well.

      *Settings
      -Phone settings is where you can change functions like the phone greeting, language, how long the backlight is lit for and the colour of the service light which can flash any colour you choose (I find the lilac particularly cool!) This is where you withhold your number as well when making prank phone calls.
      -The sub menu of network setting is where you can add call diverts to voicemail and control call waiting. I'm not technically minded enough to have used this yet but I'm sure it's a very useful feature!
      -Security settings allows you use a pin and password to secure your phone.
      L-CD/LED settings is an exciting section where you can select the background image of the phone's main screen.
      -Finally in settings are browser settings which you can adjust to include details for different Wap browsers for when you're using the phone to access the internet.
      *The organiser
      Here you can add reminders with an alarm if necessary and text to prompt you. There's also an alarm clock feature as you would expect and a calculator, a to do list, a calendar and a World Time clock. Most of these functions have helped me out in times of need!
      *Games
      Proper colour games with polyphonic sound for the little and big kids out there! Space invaders will help you pass many an hour on public transport whilst my pet is so cute! It's similar to those tamagotchie things only this time you have a little cat that you have to feed, entertain, clean and educate but |I must warn you - it does become addictive! My real cat is beginning to get quite jealous of my new cyber pet!

      *WWW Services
      This is where all the WAP and net stuff happens. It's all very straight forward - even I managed to suss it out without the aid of the instruction book though I choose not to use it as it can be quite slow.

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      so why get it?
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      I've written nearly 1500 words about this phone so that must prove how inspirational it really is, but in case you're still having doubts - Go to a shop and check it out. It's got everything you could possibly want. The high definition colour of the colour screen makes it appear like a miniature TV screen. And then there's the space-age type keyboard with numbers illuminated in electric blue.

      Using the WAP function or raeding text messages isn't a chore with this gem as it displays up to 12 lines of text at a time and it alerts you to any new voicemail. Hiding behind the sleek, silver exterior are 42 polyphonic ringtones and the option of downloading three more ringtones of your personal choice or the chance to compose two of your own ditties on the built-in melody composer. There's all the games and features I mentioned before and so much more.
      Oh and there's 2 batteries, a slimline one and a standard one so you can keep an emergency one charged up in your wallet. Not that you should need it cause the battery life is far better than the A300. Oh and the reception's pretty good too - just thought I'd add that in here.

      I'm not a mobile phone sales person but after all that effort - I hope you're all sold. I'll be contacting Samsung for my commission next week!

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      Previously posted on Ciao under my real name (eek!) of nicolemorgan.

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        10.08.2007 19:08
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        it's old, it's not its fault!

        The Samsung SGH-T100 was my first decent phone. Well it was my second after a Nokia 3210 which wasn't terrible but wasn't great at the same time. I have been told this was the first colour phone to be released onto the market but I am unsure how true that is but either way it tells its age. The phone by nowadays' standards is quite poor to be honest. It is lacking all the snazzy gadgets that phones now come with. No camera or video function, no mp3 player, no 'realtone' ringtones even.
        It is a flip phone and the outer screen displays the time so it is easy to see when shut. Although I have been talking negatively of it I still think this is a reasonably good phone. The design, for instance, is still the most attractive and comfortable i've had as a phone, especially for a flip as I don't usually like them. The phone is rounded all over so it is comfortable to hold in your hand. It is not tiny but fits perfectly in your palm. I even like the flip mechanism, no particular reason, it just works.
        Durability is another strong point for the phone. After years of ownership it has not had a single scratch. The shiny silver outer plastic shell is still all silver, rather than white in places where the paint has flaked off like on my other phone...
        On the front of the phone there is a nice multi-coloured flashing light that flashes every few seconds, just to remind you that it's there. On the left hand side there are arrow keys pointing up and down. These control the key volume when you're using the phone. I would recommend this was always set to zero as the noises do get annoying. On top of the phone there is a headphone hole covered by protective rubber cover and on the back is the easily removable, but safely held battery.
        The menu shows as follows:
        1. My Services
        2. Call Records
        3. Messages
        4. Voice functions
        5. Tones
        6. Settings
        7. Organiser
        8. Games
        9. WWW services

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        My Services is basically contact details of you provider. On 02 i had a big list of different areas but now with my dad having it BT there is just one number for them so I guess it changes for different providers.

        2.
        Call Records is how it sounds. Records of your outgoing, incoming and missed calls as well as the total call time you have used.

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        Messaging allows you to use the general features of a usual message box. Inbox, Outbox, Voicemail, Setup and Picture Messages. Nothing fancy but it is easy to use. Texting on the phone is a little annoying though as the space bar doesn't work as a space bar on first time of hitting it if you have only just typed the letter before it. You either have to wait for it to settle, or just press it twice which is easier, but hard to get used to.

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        Voice functions is things like memos so you can use it like a dictophone. Also voice dial is available if you can be bothered to set it up. It is a lot of hard work when you could just use your phone book, speaking of which, it is placed handily on the home screen so push one button and you've got it.

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        Tones gives you a variety of ringtones available with the phone along with a very useless melody composer. I tried for months and couldn't get it at all!

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        Settings lets you into the inner workings of your phone. Basic phone settings, security settings, language etc. Just like any other phone really.

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        In the organiser there is a scheduler, an alarm, a calculator, a to-do list, a calendar, world times and a clock. Useful things for day to day life. Can come in handy and newer phones sometimes miss these handy features.

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        The games! Well nothing to get excited about to be honest. They're enough to keep a thirteen year old happy for a few weeks but the do get tedious after a while. Fly through the air and blow things up with AirShooting. There is a version of that puzzle game where you cross one side of the square to the other and reveal a picture which is called Space Wars. The final game is called 'my pet'. Never appealed to me really. It is basically like a tamagotchi except you have a colourful cat rather than a blob of pixels. Feed it, play with it, get bored of it and torture the poor thing until it runs away. Repeat.

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        WWW services are obviously online services but at its most basic form in WAP. I can't really comment on it as i never used it but i expect it is like any other WAP device.


        On the whole I know this phone would have been good when it was first available but now it's just not good enough. You can get much better phones for the same price so don't bother. If you are not so able with the use of technology however you could always give it a go as it is fairly easy to use. Not bad but hardly recommended.

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          26.07.2007 13:35
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          A pain with text messaging, but a strong phone - physically speaking!

          The samsung T100, a loyal companion for a very long time.
          This phone is probably the toughest phone i have ever seen. - i will explain all later

          First of all let me describe the features. Well the phone has 3 games, Wap, (no gprs) and is polyphonic and colour. (has no bluetooth/infrared)(the light on the side is a service light u can choose to have on/off)
          You can however put your own pictures on the phone. When i got the phone i got a PC cable with it. and a cd that has more ringtones and pictures

          The battery life is quite poor i have had to buy an additional battery and find this very useful. The charger provided is good and the phone does not take long to be fully charged.
          I also have the USB charger for this phone, - dont bother getting one, theyre useless, get an extra battery instead.
          The phone seems a bit girly but is supposed to be unisex (there is a picture of a girly looking boy and a girl playing with the phone on the phone's box the main feature of this phone is its colour display as when the phone came out colour phones were new and this phone has a high number of pixels on display.

          Want a quick summery of the phones details: LARGE 4096 COLOR TFT LCD/ 16 POLYPHONIC RINGTONES/CHANGABLE RINGTONE/WALLPAPER COLOUR GAMES VOICE DIALING VOICE COMAND AND VOICE MEMO + WAP
          these features may seem pretty shabby now but when this phone came out it was a legend.

          Remember i mentioned how tough this phone is. Well i have drowned my previous phone,(nokia 3100) broken the one after that(nokia 3200) then i got the samsung t100 now heres a challange. I have dropped this phone several times, let my baby neice of 1 play with it and eat it to her content. I was on a school trip to wales, playing hide and seek in a forest, i dropped it. There was a huge thunderstorm with very heavy rain that night. The next day i went to find it, and lo and behold its just a little wet and is working perfectly fine. All ive got is a little crak next to the arial which is hardly a problem!

          The phone has brilliant predictive text, but if you are to type manually you might get frustrated as its a bit slow to keep up with very fast typers and in order to use a charecter that is on the same key you have to press hash (which if pressed twice makes a space) but using predictive text will give you no problems.
          The games are alright, theres a pet game, (you have a cat like a temigochi) then theres a good airplane shooting game and a third game which is not so good.

          The ringtones featured are great, my favorite being Salsa where theres this salsa tune with a man shoutin oya chica every so often. The other great rintone is ocean - like under the sea from the little mermaid.

          I have to say the wap isnt amazing as there isnt GPRS its expensive and it wont be set up automatically by the network.

          The worst thing about this phone is that YOU CAN ONLY STORE 10 TEXT MESSAGES IN THE INBOX. THERE IS NO SENT ITEMS! - that is why i dont use the ultra strong long lasting simple samsung T100 anymore
          (now use the amazing nokia 6230i!)

          I always thought a flip screen phone would be flimsy and be easily broken with a bit of pressure when open, but i have tried applying pressure and so far the phone withstands alot.
          The battery sticks on the back of the phone and isnt covered. So if you drop the phone the battery will pop out, but its easy to put it back in.

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          14.07.2006 19:48

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          If You Want Simplicity With Style, BUY THIS PHONE!

          I bought this phone a few years ago, only a week after it's first release. I have recently re-purchased it to use as a second phone as it is simply the best phone I've ever had.

          The ringtones..... I have a program on my PC which allows me to program MIDI songs into the ringtone files so I can have pretty much any tune I want. I can also set which beat the vibrate is in time with, and the light flash also.

          The size & weight..... The phone is such a lightweight. It's size and shape make it very easy to slip into pockets of various sizes, and to fish it back out again. It's one of the sexiest phones ever.

          The screen..... The colour screen is very vivid and bright. Although it's very small, it makes up for that in quality.

          Basicly, This phone is the ultimate style phone without a camera. Obviously Samsung didn't feel the need for it to have a camera, but it was awesomely popular when released simply because it was the first colour screen, polyphonic, flip phone. I really wish Samsung would re-release it with all new tech so it can take the high street by storm once again.

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          14.02.2006 10:51
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          Samsung T100

          The good thing's about this phone is that it consists of Polyphonic, TFT screen, double screen, reasonable call quality and reception, it is very easy to use, and its has some great functions although not everything is there like GPRS


          The Samsung T100 weighing 87kg is a very smart and reliable flip-phone to have. I found it very easy to use. With its colour screen and great features it is a phone you want to just keep picking up and looking at. I will say honestly though that the battery life isn't all that great, like most of the new phones nowadays, the effect the colour screen and many other features drain the battery really quickly but if your anything like me, I always charge my phone up through-out the night so the battery is not to much of a bad point for me. The battery talk time is roughly about 1.3 hours

          As for the ringtones, This phone is compatable for Polyphonic ringtone's, but again like most new phone's this sort of ring tone is somtimes quite hard to hear, by the time you do realise your phone's ringing, you've already missed the call.

          It has a double screen which I find very attractive and helpful, you can see at a glance if you have any new messages or missed calls without even lifting up the front.

          As with most Samsung's, holding down the Hash Key ( # ) will change your phone's incoming call alert to vibrate so if your in a meeting or somewhere that you don't want yto be disturbed, this is a great feature to have at a touch of a botton.

          Text messaging is one of my favorite features of a mobile phone. I sent so many its unbelievable and with the T100 I found texting a pleasure. One thing that I wasn't too happy with regarding texting was the fact that if you get an in-coming call whilst your half way through that all important message then you lose you message altogether and have to re-write the whole message out again.Another was the fact that you can't tell how many characters you have left of your message, i text quite alot so I can kind of take a rough guess of how much message I have left, but for those who dont often text it might be a bit of a pain.

          I would only recommend this phone Honestly to someone who just wants to use it as literally a phone, not so much as a phone to text on. I have enjoyed using it for the short time that I did but I dont think I could honestly use it as an every day phone. The battery would never last for me and the text message thing i mentioned abouve really got to me.I'm going to stick to my Samsung D600,

          I hope this has given you a little bit of help as regards to the phones reliability and my opinion.I don't want to put anyone off the phone at all, the above was just my feeling and how I got on with using it.

          For more information an any Samsung phone please visit www.samsungmobile.co.uk

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            25.08.2005 21:37
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            A small compact phone that looks very trendy and you will love even with the lack of features

            I still remember the day my friend asked me if I wanted his old phone. When he told me it was the Samsung T100 I was sooooo happy!

            I had never used the phone but one of my friends at school had it and I was in love with it.

            He had paid around 200 for it and he gave it to me for nothing so I was very happy about this!

            He brought it round to me a few days later and I was so happy as I took it out of the box and thought wow! My first colour graphics phone!

            Then I came across my 1st problem. I couldn't get the back of the phone off to take the battery out and put my sim card in it. It was extremely tough and I ended up having to use a spoon to get it off! But eventually I was all set up and ready to switch my phone on for the first time.

            I was incredibly impressed by the graphic quality on the phone, but then again it was my first colour phone.

            I liked the moving backgrounds and thought it was so good that I sat there and watched it for ages!

            I then proceeded to carry on to look at the rest of the details on the phone. I was very impressed again by the quality of graphics on the pictures in the menu. It was also very easy to browse through and I found everything I needed to get with ease.

            I then decided to try out the ringtones. Also this was my first phone with polyphonics but I was incredibly impressed with the sound quality and it was like a DJ playing songs in my phone! (But obviously without the lyrics). There was a wide selection to choose from and they were all as good as the one before it.

            One problem with the ringtones though, is that you can't have vibrate on while the tone plays. You can either have it vibrate then play the ringtone or just vibrate or just ringtone. I was quite disappointed with this.

            I then looked at the games. There was only three and at first I was happy with them. One was like a cyber pet, but it got very boring after a few days and the novelty soon ran out. The other two games were more action like and these kept me a bit more amused but once again I got bored of them quite quickly. I also didn't ever seem to find anyway of downloading anymore games. I don't know if this was actually possible but I could not figure it out.

            The phone did have wap enabled and I was able to download some ringtones and these were also once again of very good quality. But then I found the programme for my PC as I already had the cable so that I could connect my phone to it and get free ringtones and wallpapers etc. The wallpapers I was able to get for free were of great quality although you can only have one downloaded wallpaper on it at a time. The free ringtones that I got were not all of great quality although some that I got did vibrate at the same time as ringing. Once again you are limited to about 6 spaces of downloaded ringtones so you can't always keep the ones you want to.

            Something else I did not like about the phone was the fact that because it is a flip phone you cannot change any covers. So if it gets scratched it remains scratched. Although due to it being a flip phone it becomes very compact and you are able to keep it most places.

            I also was not impressed with the image quality when you wrote a text. There is no counter to show how many characters you have left and so it is hard to predict. It does however, have predictive text for those who prefer to use that. But the layout of the text when writing it was not all that good. It does not move words down to the next line when it runs out of space. I found this quite annoying.

            I loved the flashing service light on the phone and also loved the fact that you could change its colour and that it changed colour with the rhythm of the ringtone. So it was like a disco in my pocket (or in my bag, depending where it was at the time).

            The small arial annoyed me slightly as I had previously had a phone without one and I wasn't too happy to gain one again. But as it is only small it wasn't that much of a nuisance.

            I was also a bit disappointed at the lack of features for such a technical phone. It does not have java, gprs, bluetooth or infrared. I would have expected such a pricey phone to have at least one of these features.

            The address book could store a large amount of numbers on both phone and sim so I was able to store all the numbers I had gained due to my busy social life (yeah right) in my phone easily.

            But all in all, my time with my Samsung was a happy one.

            Thanks for reading

            Stephy_Babes

            xx

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              Samsung T-100

              Until about 3and a half years ago I was really not into having a mobile phone, I had been using my mum’s old one for a bit and just found it annoying! Then there came a point when I was out and about with my child that I needed that ‘what if’ connection with the mobile system *sighs* I really didn’t want to give in but there was no escaping it…

              Anyway I guess if I am totally truthful it was the advert that drew me to the phone in the first place! That’s probably a bit sad but at least I’m being honest!

              So off I plodded to the phone shop to satisfy my curiosity …

              So what does it offer?
              *Compact folding and lightweight design
              *Stylish looking
              *Easy to use even for a once mobile virgin like me!
              *Polyphonic Ring tones
              *Dual screen display, one is colour.
              *Various menu options, inc alarm and scheduler etc
              *Wap
              *Storage of up to 10 text messages and 10 picture messages

              The outside
              At first look it’s a neat little phone, matte silver in colour, compact because it is a clam shell design, or one that folds in half. I think that is the right terminology? When the phone is closed you see a rather nice display screen, that is big enough to show you the time and date, and also icons for the signal level, battery level, whether you have the phone on silent/vibrate and one if you have the alarm set. This has a blue neon back light (maybe I have a thing for blue neon? *laughs* many of my gadgets seem too!) which you can adjust as to how long it stays on for. The screen will also inform you of any new text messages, and displays the number/name of any incoming/out going calls.
              As well as the screen there are speaker holes and a volume control button situated on the side of the phone which is easy to use and doesn’t get in the way, there is a hands free socket at the top by the aerial. The aerial which, does unfortunately stick out, may only be seen as a problem if you like to keep your phone in your front trouser pocket! I have found it to poke me in the thigh and make it difficult to remove from my jeans, but that’s easily resolved by keeping it else where or a back pocket lol. If you turn the phone over you will see the thin battery slotted onto the back, nifty design but unfortunately this is the bit that kind of lets the phone down. I find that the battery does not last quite as long as I would like. I guess you can get about 30ish hours out of it (that is the time it is turned on not the amount of hours spent talking on it! My phone is for emergency’s, incoming calls and text messages may I point out.)
              The Samsung T100 is a slim design and doesn’t weigh a lot in my opinion, and is a great size for ladies with smaller hands!

              The inside
              On opening the phone, which has a smooth opening action and feels quite hard wearing, you are greeted by another screen; this one is colour (oooh!) and covers most of the top part of the phone, which after measuring is about….2.8cm wide by 3.5cm or 28mm by 35mm. I think the graphics are amazing seeing as this was a first attempt by Samsung. (So I have been told) You can see the display well in bright light as the phone doesn’t completely open out flat, it has a slight angle to it which is quite handy and also means it fits nicely to your face. This screen can be customised with various pictures stored in the phone, and you are able to download some more off the net with the cable and software provided.

              The buttons which sit on the lower part of the phone when opened are rubber, quite large and well spaced, they light up when the phone is opened, which can be handy in the dark. As well as the numbers there is an oval button section above them, here you get direction buttons for scrolling, your call answer and call cancel buttons, a cancel button for the menu and the menu and phone book keys… this is easier to use than it is for me to explain! It’s all neatly placed and I have never had any problems with finding my way about the keys.

              What next? Right on to the menus… they are clearly laid out, on first glance it kind of feels a little over whelming as there is a lot to scroll through, but I’m guessing its mainly all standard things you get with a mobile. Sort of feel like a mobile virgin seeing as this is my first ‘real’ mobile, but I seemed to find my way around it pretty quickly after having a good old look through the booklet. Obviously if you want to use it that badly you will take the time to read up how, but the booklet is clearly written and I found it easy to understand. There is a wide selection of ways you can easily customise your phone, these are all within the menu section.

              Sounds!
              Have I mentioned ring tones?
              Oooh! J It’s a polyphonic phone and when I first got it I was really embarrassed when ever it rang, people seemed to look about to see what the noise was. Yes it does almost sound like the radio, well ok maybe more like a high tech computer game. There is nothing wrong with the volume I can tell you, I’m just thankful for vibrate mode. There are a lot of nice ring tones to choose from some include animal sounds which can be quite humorous. Set it to frog and watch your child go looking for it haha.

              WAP
              Inside the phone there is a little oval button which will take you to the wonderful world of the web. I found my service provider offered a bolt on so I got so many minutes for so long, standard procedure I guess. I do admit, I only used the Wap for checking my email and going to chat rooms. Well you have to go look don’t you? But as far as I could see it worked well.

              Other bits.
              I guess I don’t really use my phone to its full potential, I really only use the basics like the phonebook/ scheduler/ alarm/ texts/ wap etc all of which I find easy to navigate and understand as I have already mentioned. The reason I really brought the phone was because it is a neat design, I did not want anything that was too obvious and the Samsung T-100 fits snugly to my face and then folds away and I can forget about it until it calls me once more *smiles*

              Price.
              Hmm thinking back I think I paid about £325 for my phone. That was about 3 years ago when they first came out, I honestly couldn’t tell you what they are now but I bet they are a lot less!

              On the whole I would definitely give this phone a thumbs up.

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                The Samsung T100 is a beautiful product. Its sheer design makes your mouth water. This was the first mobile phone I ever purchased and the only one. I did not want to have a mobile phone until I saw this product. I was in awe. It was and in my opinion still is the most beautiful mobile phone around. It definitely set the precedent in terms of design, colour screens and polyphonic ringtones. I paid £300 for this mobile when it first came out on the market without being chained down to a specific contract. I’m sure you can find this phone now for around £200 - £250. What you get when you buy: ------------------------------------ - Samsung T100 mobile phone - Two batteries: one slim-line and one thicker. The thicker one lasts longer than the slim one. But I use the thicker one as it gives a better grip as well as gives more battery life. - A hands free kit - Detailed User Guide - A CD ROM with ringtones to replace the tones already on the mobile phone - The CD ROM comes with software to upload and change ringtones to your hearts content. Features: ------------ - Colour screen with 4096 colours. - Size: 88 x 50 x 21.9 - Weight: 94g - Max Talk Time: 150 mins - Max Stand By: 152 hours - T9 predictive Text - Voice dial, command and memo - Text Messaging - WAP Access - Stores 600 Names in the phone book - Dual screen. Inside one is colour and outside in black text. - Screen on front of phone so it lets you know who is calling before answering - Screen on front also show time & date, signal strength and battery life. - There is also a service light that lights up in varying colours to let you know you are receiving signals and it changes colour rapidly when you get a call, which is a nice function. - Stores Missed/received/dialled calls (Up to 15 for each) - Stores your call
                time, which is useful if you have a monthly contract with a certain amount of free calls. - Stores 42 Ringtones and 3 custom and 2 downloadable ringtones. You can upload your own over 12 pre-installed tones! - You can upload eight user images. - Allows you to alter the phone, network, security, LCD/LED and browser settings. - Contains a scheduler, calculator, memo, To Do List, Calendar, World Time, Clock, and alarm. The alarm can be set to daily, once, or weekly and its ringtone can be changed. - Then you have the WAP services where you can bookmark site and jump quickly to your favourites. - There is also an option for ‘My Services’. This option has around ten emergency or useful numbers such as RAC Breakdown, Traffic Line, Talking pages, etc. The Samsung T100 has many great features but now is starting to become a little outdated. Nowadays we almost expect the newest phones to have a built in swivel camera, a colour screen, polyphonic ringtones and downloadable Java games. The T100 gave us the best features in its time with its wonderful colourful screen and polyphonic ringtones, but now they are becoming the norm. The T100 has 3 games installed. Unfortunately you cannot replace these or download any other games along with these. The Java technology for downloading games to your mobile came a bit too late for the T100. This is a disappointed as downloading new games like that of the old classic Pac Man is something that is really useful. The three games pre-installed on the T100 are: 1. Air Shooting - A highly addictive air shooting game. 2. Space war - A game where you try to cut away land for other spacecrafts to disintegrate into thin air. 3. My Pet - Just like the Tamagochi phenomenon T100 - The Good ----------------------- The ringtones are awesome. I downloaded many of my favourite tunes on polyph
                onic to my computer and used the CD software on my computer to upload them to my phone. It’s very easy and really cool. Even better, I went to www.mobilemods.net and registered. I downloaded the PSM player, which allows me to convert Midi files and transfer them into ‘.mms’ files, which are the files used for the ringtones. Using the PSM player I can then edit the ringtone to make it start or finish where I want it too. I can make it long or short, make it vibrate or not, and much more. Another nice little feature is the option of setting certain ringtones for certain people. For example, you could have Kylie Minogue playing if your friend is called Kylie and Michael Jackson if you have a friend called Michael – lame, I know but just an example! Any images look great on this phone. Many colour phones are not too great in displaying colour images, but the T100 displays pictures brilliantly. You can also upload up to 8 user images. So any snap’s of you can be placed on and shown as a screensaver or you can choose to have just one image showing. The signal strength is quite good with this phone. Quite regularly my friends and I would be in work and my phone would have the best signal between the lot of us. 600 names on the phone book is a major plus. Plenty of space is what we need. Our phone can become clogged up with loads of different numbers. You might say having 600 is excessive, as you won’t have that many friends! But its useful for storing not only numbers for friends and family but for restaurants, ticket lines, and other useful numbers. You can never have enough room for phone numbers. One hundred are stored on the sim card and five hundred are stored directly on the phone. The phone automatically assigns a ‘hot number’ to everyone on your phone book, where you press 3 buttons and press dial and it will phone the person the number you press is assigned to.
                The T9 predictive text is a great time saver and you should take the short few minutes it takes to learn it. T100 - The Bad --------------------- The T100 though can only store 10 text messages that you receive, which is quite annoying as you always get some you would like to keep for whatever reason. Every so often you have to decide to get rid of them unfortunately. Samsung should really have made this better. When you consider you can store up to 600 names on the phone book, you think they could have sacrificed a few of these for some more space to store text messages. The voice dial is not too great either, as you need your surroundings to be quiet. A busy road might be enough to upset the voice dial or whatever. T100 – The Ugly ---------------------- If you’re waiting on the ugly, don’t. There isn’t No Ugly! Not with this phone. It’s all glitz and glamour with this and it makes you feel great when you are talking on it. Conclusion ---------------- I’ve had this phone for nearly two years and I am extremely happy with it. If you are thinking of purchasing it, I ensure you that this is a quality phone. There’s not too many things I would change about this product if I could. Maybe, allow for downloading Java games, the addition of a camera and that it would hold a few more text messages, but beside that this is a superb phone that will improve your style and look cool. I hope this review has been helpful and if you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask.

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                  24.07.2003 18:05

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                  good but damn annoying sometimes - Advantages: fantastic pictures, tunes from your pc, good scheduler - Disadvantages: frustrating sms, no updatable dictionary

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                  23.06.2003 18:26

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                  THE PICTURE SHOWN IS NOT THE SAMSUNG SGH-T100. THE ACTUAL PHONE IS SO MUCH MORE BEAUTIFUL & SLEEKER - Advantages: Sleek, beautiful and clam-shell design, Colour screen with high resolution, Has cool games, unlike Nokia which I now despise - Disadvantages: Uhhh.....my friend's was stolen, Ummm......there is the Samsung T500 which is SOO MUCH BETTER, go see the review!!, No picture messaging

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                  I'm by no means a computer buff, and having had the Samsung T100 for 6 months, I've just stumbled across a way to import or even draw your own pictures for this phone. All I did was look in the file where the pictures for the pclink software are stored. I noticed that when you download sets of pictures from the Samsung fun club online, they are often stored in a zip file, so they don't appear when you run the pclink application. If you go into the zip file via windows explorer (from your start menu), you can access the file where these pictures are stored and extract them. (ie Click and hold your mouse button down on the picture you want to extract, and drag it over onto the page where the other available photos are). You will notice that by going into the pictures via explorer rather than by running the application itself, once you have opened a photo it is in paint format, so you can edit it. You can paint your own pictures, add text, or even import photos, and so long as you store them in the folder where the other photos are stored, you will be able to access them via the pclink application, and import them into your phone! I love this phone, have had no problems with battery life, and so long as you don't want to text multiple people, the texting is fine too. The hands free kit included with the phone is very stylish, and the reception is far better than my 8210 - it looks great, and to that end I'd be really hard pushed to find any fault at all with this phone.

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                    I purchased my Samsung t100 back in November and felt very scared at first as I have always used and loved nokia however I thought time for a change and the colour graphics and polyphonic ring tones really drew me in. Features The Samsung t100 is a very light phone (87grams), it has a full colour high quality screen, polyphonic ring tones, ring tone composer, vibration alerts and is wap enabled. You can also download ring tones i.e.; chart or your favourite band. It has 42 ring tones 8 of which you can download. It is voice activated has a calendar and memo section, an alarm and reminders. T9 predictive text is available although it will not store words it doesn?t recognise which is a bummer. The other two things which I dislike about the phone is the aerial which can look a bit unsightly and the battery doesn't seem to last very long I am a high mobile phone user and would say on average I have to charge the phone every two days. But I love my Samsung people are very impressed when they hear the quality of the ring tones and see the colour screen; you can also change the wallpaper on the phone using the images in its memory or the free disk that I got with it. Cost Well I got mine free through the carphone warehouse and I believe it still is available for on contract only, subject to terms and conditions. I do not know what other dealers are charging but I wouldn?t expect to pay more than £50 if you are going on contract. To buy it on pre-pay it will set you back around £200 and to me it really isn?t worth that much.

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                      Another first for Emma! A foray into the world of mobile phones. After having my trusty 3210 for over 2 years and doing a really daft thing by cracking the screen, I decided it was time for a new one! Now I'm not a techie at all, but I am a bit of a show off. I like the new style of phones and I am rather partial to polyphonic ring tones. So I'm nosing round this phone shop and I see the sleek sexy sliver curves of the Samsung T100, and it feels just as good as it looks, no harsh corners its the curves of an Audi TT. Then I looked at the price and my jaw dropped, its currently at least £329.99 as 'pay as you go', it was £399.99 at the time. And I was lucky, coming up to Crimbo my lovely man bought it for me on contract. I rushed home and charged it up. Now its a massive 2 ½ inches high with a screen on the outside showing the time, date, day, reception and battery level. It has to be flipped up to access all the buttons, so it doubles in size. The first thing you notice is the TFT colour screen, the pictures in the shop do it no justice at all. I currently have the city scene and its fascinating watching all the lights change, the picture is as good as you get on the telly! There's quite an impressive array of buttons, you have the usual number buttons, but you also have buttons to take you straight to the Internet, menu, phone book, messages, ringtones, start and stop buttons and 2 buttons to scroll through the different things available. There are so many functions on this phone it is a bit silly, there's the main functions and then more within them. The main ones are Call Record, Messages, Voice Functions, Tones, Settings, Organiser, Games and WWW Services, indeed there are 51 immediate options and then even more in those, there are so many different things that it is possible to do on this phones its really not possible to do so in one review! So to make yours and my live easier I'm going to tell you
                      what I like and dislike about this phone. The Good Stuff It looks amazing, both the phone and the graphics. I really cant fault these at all. The range of screen savers is huge when you include the ones you can download off the CD provided and the Net, and these are not sent to you by text, you get a cable so that you can directly download them onto your phone. The ringtones, now they are fantastic, the polyphonic ones sound like actual music, not those horrible ear-piercing beeps. And there are loads of them, included on this phone are 41 of them, and 8 that you can purchase. The phone vibrates along with the tune, and the flashing light that shows the battery is full enough, flashes along as well! Err, I'm not really sure I can think of any more, sad really... The Bad Stuff The flip up bit doesn't look very secure, a bit of a jolt and I think it would snap right off. It looks like something from Star Trek! You know that thing that the doctor passes over the patients bodies, my friends think this is highly amusing and 'Bones' has been mentioned once or twice. The bottom half has a funny ridge around it, which can be really uncomfortable, the shape also makes it nigh impossible to tuck it under your chin and chat. Its a unique battery charging pin so you cant borrow anyone else's if you are caught short. Even when you have the sound right up on high, its not always possible to hear it, not only that with the first one I had to take it back because the ringtones were not actually going off, and I'm not the only one. It is a design fault so if you have this problem you can just get it swopped for another one. There are too many options, I don't believe that anyone uses them all, they would be there for HOURSSS. The games are disappointing, fantastic graphics for all 3 of them, including the pet cat! But they are boring, there's only so many times you can play a
                      shooting game and you cant get anymore. The Internet bit is useless, you cant link to websites, apparently it will be JAVA enabled on the Spring but I'm not banking on it. Pain really, cos its one of the main reasons I bought it. The only thing you can do is download ringtones or chat via a text message service. I can tell you it takes phone sex to a whole new sadder level, and more expensive that if you popped down Madame Pains on the High Street! So it looks good, but it really doesn't do much, its the supermodel of the phone world. Easy to look at, hard to deal with! If I had to choose again, I wouldn't go for this one. Of course I'd still be a complete tart and go for a funky looking one! My partner has the GX10 with downloadable polyphonic ringtones, a camera and masses of games, the price is worth it for Puzzle Bobble alone, its around the same price and I'm jealous. Don't be tempted, don't be drawn in, give this one a miss!

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                        29.01.2003 17:18

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                        The samsung t100 is one of the trendiest phones on the market, with its clam phone, flip design and colour screen it boasts t9 predictive text messaging along with personal organiser, polyphonic ringtones, voice command and much more. The t100 is more updated than the samsung a300 and in our opinion is, so far, the best Samsung have made. The polyphonic ringtones sound more like real music than a series of computerised beeps.This really is one of the best looking phones on the market and the colour screen really adds the cream on the cake. The extra voice gadgets are usefull too, although not rare, with voice dial, voice command and voice memo you might find yourself talking to it.The dual display, like the a300 shows you who's calling, along with date and time etc, and you just need to flip it open to answer Features TFT colour screen phone with 4096 colours 16 16 Polyphonic ring tones Dual LCD display Voice dial Voice command Voice memo T9 Predictive text Personal organiser 3 New games Built-in modem Downloadable ring tones and screen images. Specifications Network Frequency: Dual Band (GSM900/1800) Weight 87g, High Resolution Graphical LCD (128 x 128 pixels) Standard Li-ion battery, up to 80mins talk time, up to 60 hrs standby time.

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                        When I first saw this phone I was drawn to its sexy, futuristic design and I knew I had to buy it. The Samsung SGH T100 features a duel screen display, the inner screen being colour ,the outer screen is blue. The colour display is quite amazing, producing almost photo realistic pictures and the 16-note polyphonic ring tones are also very good (they sound an awful lot like a computer game). When you purchase the phone you get two batteries (one of which is long life), a hands free kit, a PC connection kit, a CD rom with the software on to send over your pictures and ring tones, and one of those those little strap thingies. When I first used the phone I found it quite easy to navigate around, although it did take me a while to completely get used to all the functions. While searching through the menu I found many great features such as voice functions, which give you the ability to simply say any one feature on the phone (like your inbox or ring tones ) and the phone will automatically take you there. The voice menu also includes a voice dialling and voice memo for recording short voice messages. The menu colours can be changed to three different colours to suit your mood and you can store up to eight of your own images as wallpaper for your phone. When it comes to ring tones you can store twelve of your own tones as well as three downloaded tones. There is also a composer on the phone but it only allows you to create monophonic tones. However, there are ways of converting your own midi tracks from PC to your phone. In the organiser section of this phone there is a scheduler, alarm, calculator, to-do list and calendar so you will never miss an important appointment again. There are also three games on this phone, one of which is a virtual pet which you can look after while your bored- it's almost like having a arcade machine on your phone. The phone also features easy to use wap. Unfortunately, the battery life on this phone isn&
                        #39;t very good so you'll only get about 35 hours on the regular battery and about 43 hours on the long life battery. When it came to using the CD-rom I found it very easy to use, enabling me to transfer pictures of me and my family over to my phone and there are also hundreds of pictures and ring tones on the CD which can be easily sent to the phone. Overall the phone was a very good buy but the aerial is a bit big and could poke your eye out. Also there are no multimedia messaging features, so you cant send or receive pictures or sound by text.

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