When i had the sony flip it cost too much and not worth it.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I forget the exact style because this was like five or six years ago. AT&T had been bought and taken over by Cingular. I was given an upgrade and something went wrong during the whole transaction and I ended up paying for the upgrade but, they gave me a good plan, with unlimited minutes and tex messages, and free insurance. Now my monthly bill went from 40.00 to 110 a month. Well three months and a week after paying my bill, the phone stopped working and they would...
Excerpt: I had this phone for about a year and experienced the same problems described by other disatisfied users on here (Low memory, long waits for text or menu navigation to catch up, inexplicable call drops) when it finally started just freezing completely in the middle of calls. I would pull the battery to reboot it and that worked for a while. Then it stopped recognizing the SIM card. I got my data transferred to a new SIM card, but it still did the same thing.
Summary: Somewhat usable phone with a whole bag of problems. It takes longer to boot this phone than PC. Phone constantly looses signal (in the area where signal is good, e.g. at the office). Once signal is lost phone is not trying (AFAIK) to acquire it back. Trick that works most of the time is to tell it to check minutes (T-Mobile #646#). For whatever reason this query results in phone rediscovering its purpose and finding signal.
Cons: Sound is really low Can't hear a thing on speaker Drops calls like it's its job Doesn't charge Takes 15-20 seconds to realize after you dial that "oh geez, I should be doing something" Doesn't regularly hang up when you close it
"NEW unit! Yet has same problem not hanging up on calls!"
27 February 2010
Pros: Very compact. Somewhat light. ==> My unit is NOT a refurbished and yet it has the same "won't hangup" problem as noted by others above.
Cons: Bad speakerphone. Limited volume.Hard to use by touch.Menu navigation poorly designed. Even with three signal bars, I'm losing parts of words.Can't find a sleeve/cover that will allow me to open/close cover and use normally. Damages very easily.
Pros: looks cool, sharp color and appearance, decent camera for a cell phones
Cons: No USB connection. Memory card slot, no memory card. Cannot use the ear piece and charge phone simultaneously. Button response time is painfully slow. Buttons too flat, making it difficult to text. Preprogrammed dictionary very small.
Summary: The layout and design of the phone is pretty good. Good battery life, and nice extras like the camera. The downsides; the volume of the earpiece is too low, the volume of the speakerphone is too low, the OS can get really slow. All unfortunate but livable. And then there is the unacceptable; the phone will just "shut off" from time to time. We made sure the battery was seated properly but, still, it just shuts off randomly.
Summary: Bad bluetooth connectivity. I used the same bluetooth headset on other SE phone with no problem and this phone just refuses to maintain a stable connection. Also, this is the only SE phone that doen't allow you to sync your contacts and calendar with a Mac PC. The menu is extremely slow. You press a button and it takes about two seconds for something to show up and I dont have that much media on it. Overall a below average SE phone.