Summary: My phone stopped working after nearly 2 years (near the end of my contract). I certainly did not want to sign a new contract that resulted in more money for a new phone not to mention the added burden of having to learn the functional features of a new phone. This is why I am so grateful to Ebay for coming to the rescue! Thanks, Ebay. And if my wife's phone ever presents a problem to her, I know that I can always count on Ebay. Thanks, again.
Summary: I'm surprised this unit doesn't Rival the A717, the A517 was made available like a year after the 717, 517 doesn't seem to have a lot of functionality. the 517 doesn't read pdf or html and has know idea what to do wiht a v-card as far as registering a name and number to the Address Book. Grr testmode owns me LOL the A517 does have very good audio!
Summary: The first time I used this phone was 2 years ago. I just love every thing about it. I lost it, and I ask AT&T if I can have the same phone, But they have non, Until I found it on Ebay. Even my mother refuse to use any other cell but this phone. She said she just love the size, the flatness and even work well in her basement. The photos taken are shape. I hope the maker can re-do it with more fineness.
Summary: Needed a compact clamshell mobile phone for my wife w/ added memory storage for pix and music, as well as durable and this phone fits the bill quite well compared to other att mobile phones now available.
Summary: I bought this after I broke my LG CU515. It's taking me a bit to get used to texting on this phone. I also don't like that it seems to take 3 button clicks to get something done that really should only take 1-2. But lots of features and multiple alarms which is awesome. Overall it is a really good phone, just has a learning curve.
Summary: My wife's phone stopped working, so I found this replacement for her. It is the same as her old one so she has had an easy time getting it set up the way she likes it. Quick shipping made this a great buy.
Summary: I bought the original at a ATT store about 6 months ago but jumped in the lake with it last month. ATT has stopped selling it and Samsung does not make that model anymore. I don't want to learn to use another phone because I liked the A517. I use the memory card for my music when I work out and the speaker is ok for just listening in a quiet place. So EBAY came to the rescue and I was able to get one without any hassles within a week.
Summary: Screen went blank and AT&T/Samsung do not offer this phone any more. Found a good used one on EBAY that replaced it at a reasonable price. Its small and compact and it does what i need it to do. There are no dislikes about the phone other than they discontinued it and by now considered a dinosaur.
Excerpt: Pros: call quality bluetooth features durability key pad width expandable memory battery life sound quality So-So: screen camera (although there are many efftcts and features) wallpapers, etc. mp3 player (integeated one only plays one song at a time unless you add song one by one to your playlist which only holds 30, or you can use rogers music player which is integrated in canada which still has glitches like format problems etc.