Tmobile Samsung Katalyst- Wi-fi useless unless you pay more
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I ordered my Tmobile Samsung Katalyst online. I was delighted when it came. But after 2 weeks of having it, it started to show problems. The left soft key, and call button (which is also on the left) sometimes don't work. You can press it many times and nothing happens. And when it feels like working, it'll work. I have the key tones on, so, when it works, you'll hear the sound when you press it. So, I sometimes can't make calls.
Excerpt: The samsung katalyst works o.k. I don't like how the camera is located on the back of the phone because when you put the phone face down the face gets scratched, and if you put it down face up, the camera lens gets dirty. Also the pictures taken by the phone is poor quality.
Excerpt: the samsung katalysts is a professional looking phone. its best feature is that it is user friendly. it dose have its down side to. the two i own like to turn off by itself and sometimes dosent hold a charge. it can be a really good phone for those who like tmobil as a carrier for service. just be aware that every device has both un upside and a down side.
Excerpt: The Samsung Katalyst is a decent working cellular device. I personally bought it after my other phone completely quit working, so it was more of an emergency phone than anything, but it did the job and relieved my stress. The upside to the phone is that it has all of the basic essentials you look for in a fairly basic cell phone. It includes a 1.3 Megapixel camera, and surprisingly the pictures come out fairly clear... That is, if you can keep the camera perfectly still.
Excerpt: The Katalyst is a good fun, but it is definitely not one recommended for "techies" or early adopters. On the other hand, it is not for people who are not big fans of technology and have difficulty understanding how new devices work. The Samsung Katalyst can be described as the average cell phone for the average cell phone user. The text messaging is easy to deal with for people who know how to text, and the calling functions are easy.
Summary: If you want T-Mobile and WIFI but you don't want a smart phone or that price tag,this is about your option.It does everything nice,bluetooth,call quality. The only downer, internal space is non existent,but then again I didn't want a smart phone did I. It is a phone and it works, this is my 3rd in 3 1/2 years but I do put mine through serious workouts, dropping,weather, heat so I am not overly disappointed.
Summary: I bought this phone to replace the one I had before that was an identical model, the Katalyst SGH T739. I really needed this phone because it is the only T-Mobile phone that also connects to any local and open WIFI signal in order to make calls, instead of using a cell tower when a cell tower is not available. This replacement phone, however, has been a disappointment.
Summary: Okay, first let me start off with the positives of this cell phone. It does what I need it to do the most. It makes and receives phone calls reliably and the call quality is great. That having been said, I hate the Samsung Katalyst. I had a Nokia 6086 that had finally died and needed to replace it. I loved that Nokia. I had the 2 GIG microSD card. I was able to access the files on the SD card directly for use as ringtones.
Excerpt: Given how few UMA phones are offered by T-Mobile, I guess we shouldnt be TOO critical. But... I am just amazed that this phone currently has the following flaws: 1 - It is not possible to take a photo and save DIRECTLY to the SD card. You have to save to the phone (where only 5 or 6 photos fit) then MOVE them to the SD card. Oh, be sure to set up a bunch of subfolders on the SD card, because the picture file counter starts over at PHOTO_001.
Excerpt: I owned this phone and it had everything i wanted, or so i thought. First of all i bought this for the wi-fi. My home has little signal but a 10Mb cable connection.. my connection would fade in and out when running 2x wireless routes in a 1200 sq ft home. Had to disable alot of my security features to allow my phone to connect. wi fi runs off a slower and older technology. The phone had a buzzing when i first dialed the call.