Excerpt: I had this device for some time now. My hope was very high when I heard of it for the first time. I thought I could finally get rid of all other devices and have just one device (plus a small digital camera).
i600 is with VZW service. I have been quite happy with the coverage. I did not always got the help I needed but eventually got it from Samsung or VZW. It was sort of hit or miss but... I finally get to someone who knows the stuff including admitting inexperience.
Excerpt: My phone came in the mail about 4 days ago.
The people that are bashing this phone are quite wrong!! Very happy and satisfied!
MP-3's are great. Speaker phone is good. Reception is excellent! Caller ID and contact info works great. Interface is very easy to use with one hand! I would recommend this phone to anyone!
Excerpt: I've been using the phone for 2 months now. I absolutely love the phone. The reception is great, the call clarity is great (WA) and having all your information with you rocks. I have set up the wireless sync functionality - and it is working without any problems.
To anyone looking for a solid phone- you will not be disappointed.
I recommend this phone.
ps. Caller ID is now fixed with the new patch available on SamsungUSA website.
Excerpt: Like many of you, I have spent hours researching phones. I have also been a Palm users since they came out in the mid 90's. I wasn't sure I could do without PDA functions and graffiti, but boy have I been surprised.
I've been with Verina since 1992, so I would probably get the customer loyalty prize. That has limited me in choices of phones, which means I was very anxious to get this phone.
Excerpt: I am simply in love with this phone. I haven't experienced any of the problems with the caller ID or lockups that others have reported. The graphics have to be seen to be believed. The T9 key typing makes it easy to send quick messages w/o having to learn a new writing style. Synching with Outlook is so seamless you don't even know it's happening. Also, Handango has so much software, downloading new 'toys' has become a new addiction.
Excerpt: I now have been using the SCH i600 for about 1 month, I first tried a Treo 650, but returned that one to Verizon as that one was bulky and had very poor reception.
Bought the i600 on Ebay for a very reasonable price. So far the phone has performed well on Verizon (Richmond, VA)
Has 2003 operating system installed and Active Sync 3.8. I have not had any problems sync. with Outlook 2003!
Excerpt: I was really looking forward to this phone. After one day, it's going back.
-The reception was very bad compared to all of my other Verizon phones
-The software was buggy.Many problems.
-Voice dialing was a slow two step process that was alost unusable
-I've used Palm products and PPC products for many years. The Smartphone software was the least intuitive in real world use.
-The sound quality was inferior to the other Verizon handsets that I've used.
Excerpt: I've owned this phone since the last week of Dec 2003 and while it was a tenuous start I've got nothing but good things to say about this marvelous geek thing. My first phone locked up (w/ virus) but my replacement has worked flawlessly. I have a 256Mb SD card and a couple dozen helpful apps. and MPEG1 videos as well as several MMC's of varying sizes w/ MP3's. Any sound file that can be converted to .wav is now a ringtone...SICK!
Excerpt: I travel extensively for work and manage a web retail shop so I rely heavily on a cell phone and a PDA. The problem is that it is getting too difficult, lugging around the different items and chargers with me everywhere I go.
I bought this phone hoping I could drop the 2-way pager and seperate cell phone.
The email functionaility of this phone is top notch. I can check my email several times a day with nothing more than a quick glance at my phone.