Reviews and Problems with Samsung B2100 / Marine / Solid / Xplorer
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Okay general phone for the price.
2 December 2014
Summary: We bought this unlocked phone for my husband. It is okay as far as making and answering calls. If you are a texter, this phone is not for you. Texting is difficult. Screen is small so internet use is not something you would want to do on this phone. Also, menus and such are not where they are normally located on any other cell phone. You have to look for them and go through several steps. It takes some getting used to.
Summary: No instructions in English I bought the phone to use on a business trip to China since it has SIM card and my Verizon Droid X2 does not; however, when I received text messages in simplified Chinese it consisted only of little squares. Phone works well, but only as a phone.
Summary: A VERY basic phone. A lot of the options/settings are hidden and take a while to find. The flash light turns on and drains the battery automatically if it is in your pocket. I might just keep this as a backup and get myself another , for the lack of a better word, "proper" phone for daily use. On the positive side the phone arrived promptly and in a good condition.
Summary: I received the phone today along with two SIMs I planned on using; T-Mobile USA and TIM Italy. The phone powered on and applied settings with out a SIM (no calls/contacts.) I put in the T Mobile SIM in and the phone did the annoying flashie-Samsung behavior others have mentioned. You can't get beyond the Samsung logo. I did a bit of research online and it appears T Mobile changed their SIM technology two years ago. Newer SIM cards from T Mobile do not work.
Summary: I originally bought 2 of these phones. Our carrier is T-Mobile. My wife put in her sim card and her new phone worked great - she loves it. I put in my sim card and the phone just kept rebooting. I assumed the phone was bad so I returned it to Amazon for a replacement. The replacement did the same thing. I tried my sim card in my wife's B2100 and it worked. Neither of our cards worked in mine.
Cool Phone, but NOT fully "unlocked" for AT&T users in USA
9 August 2010
Summary: It is unfortunate more mobile phones are not made to be waterproof and shockproof with a built-in fm radio, as the Samsung B2100 is. We had high hopes when we purchased this "unlocked" mobile phone through Amazon.com, however, upon receipt we soon realized it was only partially unlocked.
Summary: "i have had this phone for about a year now and have dropped in in water number of times and yes it still works great but the thing i am have problems with is the bluetooth on it, when i yours any handfree kit the phone will turn itselfs off and back on when i make a call, have taken it back a number of times but i am up to about 4 phones now but they all do the same so have given up on the bluetooth part because you can't have it all.
Summary: The Samsung B2100 is a decent phone, and feels good in the hand. I found it difficult to get up and running though. For example, there was no advice on how to migrate an address book from SIM card to phone--the automaticity I was used to just wasn't there. The menus are a bit clunky to move around, but speed dial and short cuts help.