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Overall, I am pleased with the Samsung v206, probably only because I am not any sort of power user or a gamer. It is attractive to look at, the battery life is incredible, here in the Bay Area, I don’t seem to have any problems with reception or dropped calls. However, the phone sometimes turns itself off for no reason. I called ATT customer service and they said this phone is sort of known for this problem, and they can’t explain it. They offered a refurbished phone, but I didn’t take them up on the offer. It happens roughly once a week, and I believe it’s caused mostly by how I flip the phone open. I’m not rough with it, by any means, so I consider this (if it is the real reason) to be unacceptable.
A few other things I would change:
I can’t understand why this phone doesn’t have speakerphone. It costs enough.
Sending pictures is completely impossible.
You can’t customize ringers and set them for individual caller id’s.
“This camera phone has super annoying ring tones”
Comment: The thing that annoys me most is that there are no basic, simple ring tones loaded with this phone, and none that can be downloaded anywhere. I wasted time with Customer Service trying to get them to send me one simple ring tone – Samsung said that this is how AT&T; orderd the phones and AT&T; said that there is nothing they can do. Do you believe that there is nothing they can do?
It has a nice, colourful display and a cool look, so it has great visuals and works fine, with the exception that:
Incoming international phone calls with many digits aren’t logged/stored in full, so you can’t call people back because you’re missing their last digits.
My first Samsung V206 crashed; AT&T; Wireless shipped me a new one and it works fine. However, all the numbers I’d stored on my SIM card in the old phone were transferred to the new phone labelled as people’s cell numbers, whereas I’d stored some of them as work and home numbers. I can’t seem to be able to re-label them. Nothing earth-moving, but also annoying.
Cutting and pasting email addresses to move them between the camera options and the phone book options should be much easier.
And as with all camera phones, the image quality isn’t great. Grainy at best in low-light situations.
Dat’s all, folks. The phone is just alright; definitely overpriced. Get a cheap regular cell phone plus an ultracompact digital camera instead.
“To help solve problems for some folks!”
Comment: I have the Samsung V-205 for abnout 2 months. It is the exact same phone, but just for T-Mobile. Many complain that the only way they can get the backlight on the front to show the time is by opening up the flip so that the front light appears. But they complain that if they are like in a movie theater that it is too bright. The way you can view the front LCD light without opening the phone it is by pushing down on the button on the side of the phone for about 3-4 seconds. This causes the light to turn on.