Excerpt: This model from the Sony Ericsson line should make many people feel very bad about producing a phone of such poor quality. I actually bought two of them a little less than a year ago and one of them has completely stopped working and the other is in the middle of a slow death. Warning: when closing this phone it often turns completely off. So if you have this phone I am very sorry :( But, if you are merely thinking of purchasing this phone I would steer clear of this...
Summary: I bought this Z520a phone to replace an old broken Z520a that I used years ago before I stopped using AT&T. After playing around all of the gadgets on the phone, I inserted my brand new SIM card (correctly) and the phone refused to get any service. No bars, nowhere. This was the same problem I had with my previous Z520a (which is why I was replacing it, because I loved the phone while it worked).
Summary: I would love this phone if I could get it to work the way it was designed to work. I have tried every thing to be able to text and or send picture msg. Spent approx two hours with Att tech they could not get it to work called sony ericsson they say its ok. Transferred sim card to other phone and sim works in other phone. I like what they say the phone should do but it wont, thats all. Signed disappointed.
Summary: Phone is cute and has lots of features. However, my last phone got full bars for signal and the Sony Ericsson Z520a gets NO bars in the house. This phone model is probably fine in a city or near a tower, but don't even think about it if you are in any wooded and hilly areas like we are near Bowling Green, KY.
Summary: I just bought this phone in Feb. 2008 I was initially was very please with the phone until the phone started cutting off during my conversation. Which was manageable until couple of weeks ago. A week after the 60 days warranty when the screen went blank. Please do not buy this phone if you can help it.
Summary: ME EQUIVOQUE AL COMPRAR ESTE CELULAR, SALIO SUPER MALISIMO A LOS 15 DIAS SE DAÑO EL DISPLEY Y PARA COLMO TENIA MALA SEÑAL, NO ME ESCUCHABAN DENTRO DE UN AREA CERRADA, TENIA QUE SALIR A CONTESTAR. ARREGLARON EL DISPLEY PERO NO QUEDO BIEN LO TUVE QUE VENDER AUNQUE CON DIFICULTAD PORQUE NADIE LO QUERIA. MEJOR DICHO PERDI PLATA.
Summary: The phone worked great for about 4 weeks. Then the screen would freeze and go blank. If I removed the battery and the put it back in, it would then be ok for a while. Now the screen is completely blank and I can receive calls but I can't make calls unless I dial through the bluetooth in my car. I just found out today that this phone had been used for 2 years before I bought it. My fault. NEVER BUY WITHOUT GETTING ALL THE INFO (AGE), etc.
Summary: This cell phone in paticular is a piece of junk. I went a forum for AT&T and saw many complaints about this phone, there's been a batch of bad phones that were shipped out. I'm on my third and I've had it with this phone. This phone started acting stupid two weeks after I got it replaced. It goes from the white screen of death to inactive smart chip, it will also do the shut off at any given moment.
Summary: This is the worst phone I've had so far. It has a weird clitch where the sound shuts off for no reason. This is especially bad if you use it as your alarm clock like I used to. When the sound shuts off and you go to the menu, the icon has changed color from blue to black. This leads me to believe that there must be some kind of programing clitch. Also, the phone is having trouble detecting the charger.
Summary: My husband and I got three of these phones when we signed up for Cingular service. They seem like they are loaded with features, but the phone doesn't last long. We have had ours a little over a year and two of the three conked out several times and now all don't work. Don't buy this phone!