Product Type: Siemens mobile phones
Newest Review: ... and numbers can be stored on the phone as well as more on the SIM card. The voice dialling also works well as does the voice command wh... more
One of the best mobile phones around
Author Name: r123
Date: 29/08/02, updated on 20/04/03 (995 review reads)
Advantages: Small size, GPRS, Infra-red interface
Disadvantages: Stand by time may not be as long as expected
If this phone had a colour screen and bluetooth, it would have everything but, then for only £99 on pay as you go what do you expect.
The phone is so small it's hard to think how Siemens crammed in so much functionality along with the integrated antenna.
There's nearly 400KB of flexible memory which adapts itself to the user's individual requirements. Up to 500 names and numbers can be stored on the phone as well as more on the SIM card.
The voice dialling also works well as does the voice command which allows you to go easily to the required function by saying what function you want rather than trying to remember how to get there via the menus. Having said that, though, the menus are easy to understand.
There's also GPRS which is a lost faster than ordinary WAP and allows you to surf the net and send emails and make and receive calls at the same time. With GPRS you only pay for the information you download not the time you spend reading it.
There's also a built-in hands-free speakerphone but you can buy separate a hands-free kit if you prefer.
Another big plus about this phone is the included data cable and software to allow you to connect it to your PC and synchronise your appointments stored in the phone's Calendar with Microsoft Outlook.
The standby time of 300 hours is a MAXIMUM and the battery is unlikely to last that long unless you never make or receive any calls (which rather defeats the object of having the phone).
All in all, though, this is an excellent phone which sould serve your needs provided you don't need bluetooth or a colour screen.