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  1. #1
    daniel cairns
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    I somehow always end up back using my T39. I have tried and wasted money on
    too many other phones from T-Mobile. I have not tried other Ericsson phones
    because it doesn't appear they have anything with the basic features the T39
    has. Flip (not clamshell please?), bluetooth, easy keypad, true shortcuts,
    voice dialing, vibrate, etc...basically a solid phone. I am on my second one
    and whats bugging me is the phone connects outgoing calls about half the
    time first try and other times I have to cancel and retry the call at least
    four times before I get the "connecting" click. Try that when you are trying
    to be the Seventh caller the the radio station to win the pair of tickets to
    see U2 in London or the Porsche Boxter or the Ipod or a can of baked beans
    or....You get the picture?
    I would love to see what other S/E users have to say.

    Thanks tons,
    Daniel Cairns





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  2. #2
    Michael Wileman
    Guest

    Re: Is there life after a T39m?

    In <[email protected]> "daniel cairns" <[email protected]> writes:

    >I somehow always end up back using my T39. I have tried and
    >wasted money on too many other phones from T-Mobile. I have
    >not tried other Ericsson phones because it doesn't appear
    >they have anything with the basic features the T39 has.
    >Flip (not clamshell please?), bluetooth, easy keypad, true
    >shortcuts, voice dialing, vibrate, etc...basically a solid
    >phone. I am on my second one


    I love my T39M and have never regretted buying it, even
    though I paid full retail for an unlocked version during
    it's short European release. I still use this phone every
    day. In terms of reception, battery life, features and
    design, it is still the best phone for those who don't need
    a fancy display.

    It is a lot more fragile than its sister, the R520m, but the
    prices for the phone on ebay show how popular it still is,
    years after it was discontinued when Sony bought the
    Ericsson phone business. I haven't seen anything by any
    vendor to match it. My own is showing signs of age, and I am
    going to regret having to replace it. Most of the new phones
    don't have IR, and flips are also almost impossible to find.
    Color screens kill the battery life.

    Eventually, the installation of real 3G services will render
    it obsolete for everything but voice. I hope mine holds on
    until then.

    Mike




  3. #3
    Peter Haglund
    Guest

    Re: Is there life after a T39m?

    On Mon, 18 Apr 2005 16:00:23 +0000 (UTC), Michael Wileman
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I love my T39M and have never regretted buying it, even
    >though I paid full retail for an unlocked version during
    >it's short European release. I still use this phone every
    >day. In terms of reception, battery life, features and
    >design, it is still the best phone for those who don't need
    >a fancy display.


    I've been using [Sony] Ericsson phones for the past eleven years, and
    the T39 is one of the best models I have had. I'd buy another one if
    there were new ones available.

    Reception and battery life are no worse on my current phone (a T630),
    but as far as features and design are concerned, I liked the T39
    better.

    The T630 lacks an indicator for battery life (there is a bar, of
    course, but not an indicator which tells the remaining battery life in
    hours), and it has a screen saver which neither can be manually
    disabled nor disables itself when there are missed calls or new
    messages. The design of the T39 is also better; it feels smaller and
    lighter than the T630, and yet more robust. (I'm not sure that it
    actually *is* smaller, but feelings are more important than facts
    sometimes.) I miss the good old 'mixed' ringtone, which hasn't found
    its way into the T630. Apart from that, the T630 is an OK phone.

    >It is a lot more fragile than its sister, the R520m, but the
    >prices for the phone on ebay show how popular it still is,
    >years after it was discontinued when Sony bought the
    >Ericsson phone business.


    That's not quite what happened... Ericsson and Sony each own a part of
    Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications; hence the name. In addition to
    that, Ericsson still has a phone business of its own (perhaps Sony
    does too; I wouldn't know).

    --
    Peter Haglund






  4. #4
    Peter Haglund
    Guest

    Re: Is there life after a T39m?

    On Sun, 17 Apr 2005 22:13:57 -0400, "daniel cairns"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I somehow always end up back using my T39. I have tried and wasted money on
    >too many other phones from T-Mobile. I have not tried other Ericsson phones
    >because it doesn't appear they have anything with the basic features the T39
    >has. Flip (not clamshell please?), bluetooth, easy keypad, true shortcuts,
    >voice dialing, vibrate, etc...basically a solid phone. I am on my second one
    >and whats bugging me is the phone connects outgoing calls about half the
    >time first try and other times I have to cancel and retry the call at least
    >four times before I get the "connecting" click. Try that when you are trying
    >to be the Seventh caller the the radio station to win the pair of tickets to
    >see U2 in London or the Porsche Boxter or the Ipod or a can of baked beans
    >or....You get the picture?
    >I would love to see what other S/E users have to say.


    It's cheaper to buy another T39 than to fix a broken one, but buying a
    used several-years-old cell phone is perhaps not advisable, unless you
    *really* need a T39. I bought a new T630 instead of an old T39, and I
    think I did the right thing. I miss my T39 sometimes, but it's nice to
    have a phone which is likely to last for a while longer than a
    second-hand T39.





  5. #5
    Tym
    Guest

    Re: Is there life after a T39m?

    On Sun, 17 Apr 2005 22:13:57 -0400, "daniel cairns"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I somehow always end up back using my T39. I have tried and wasted money on
    >too many other phones from T-Mobile. I have not tried other Ericsson phones
    >because it doesn't appear they have anything with the basic features the T39
    >has. Flip (not clamshell please?), bluetooth, easy keypad, true shortcuts,
    >voice dialing, vibrate, etc...basically a solid phone. I am on my second one
    >and whats bugging me is the phone connects outgoing calls about half the
    >time first try and other times I have to cancel and retry the call at least
    >four times before I get the "connecting" click. Try that when you are trying
    >to be the Seventh caller the the radio station to win the pair of tickets to
    >see U2 in London or the Porsche Boxter or the Ipod or a can of baked beans
    >or....You get the picture?
    >I would love to see what other S/E users have to say.
    >
    >Thanks tons,
    >Daniel Cairns
    >


    I have a spare one if you need one....



  6. #6
    Gusty
    Guest

    Re: Is there life after a T39m?


    "daniel cairns" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I somehow always end up back using my T39. I have tried and wasted money on
    >too many other phones from T-Mobile. I have not tried other Ericsson phones
    >because it doesn't appear they have anything with the basic features the
    >T39 has. Flip (not clamshell please?), bluetooth, easy keypad, true
    >shortcuts, voice dialing, vibrate, etc...basically a solid phone. I am on
    >my second one and whats bugging me is the phone connects outgoing calls
    >about half the time first try and other times I have to cancel and retry
    >the call at least four times before I get the "connecting" click. Try that
    >when you are trying to be the Seventh caller the the radio station to win
    >the pair of tickets to see U2 in London or the Porsche Boxter or the Ipod
    >or a can of baked beans or....You get the picture?
    > I would love to see what other S/E users have to say.
    >

    Ther's a guy on E-Bay selling refurbished as new T39's

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...769080532&rd=1

    No connection to seller, just spotted it as I was thinking of buying one as
    a backup.

    I am pretty happy with a Z600 - in fact I just went back to it after a
    dissapointing trial of a V3 but the T39 wins for better reception in poor
    areas - esp if you get the extending antenna.

    --
    D.
    forty-two is like a normal piece of string, but it makes virtually no noise
    whatsoever





  7. #7
    daniel cairns
    Guest

    Re: Is there life after a T39m?

    I am intrigued by the extending antenna comment. I was not aware of one for
    this phone.
    Daniel

    "Gusty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "daniel cairns" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>I somehow always end up back using my T39. I have tried and wasted money
    >>on too many other phones from T-Mobile. I have not tried other Ericsson
    >>phones because it doesn't appear they have anything with the basic
    >>features the T39 has. Flip (not clamshell please?), bluetooth, easy
    >>keypad, true shortcuts, voice dialing, vibrate, etc...basically a solid
    >>phone. I am on my second one and whats bugging me is the phone connects
    >>outgoing calls about half the time first try and other times I have to
    >>cancel and retry the call at least four times before I get the
    >>"connecting" click. Try that when you are trying to be the Seventh caller
    >>the the radio station to win the pair of tickets to see U2 in London or
    >>the Porsche Boxter or the Ipod or a can of baked beans or....You get the
    >>picture?
    >> I would love to see what other S/E users have to say.
    >>

    > Ther's a guy on E-Bay selling refurbished as new T39's
    >
    > http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...769080532&rd=1
    >
    > No connection to seller, just spotted it as I was thinking of buying one
    > as a backup.
    >
    > I am pretty happy with a Z600 - in fact I just went back to it after a
    > dissapointing trial of a V3 but the T39 wins for better reception in poor
    > areas - esp if you get the extending antenna.
    >
    > --
    > D.
    > forty-two is like a normal piece of string, but it makes virtually no
    > noise whatsoever
    >






  8. #8
    Michael Wileman
    Guest

    Re: Is there life after a T39m?

    In <[email protected]> "daniel cairns" <[email protected]> writes:

    >I am intrigued by the extending antenna comment. I was not
    >aware of one for this phone. Daniel


    IAT-10. Works with T28, T29, T39 and R520. Rare as hen's
    teeth these days. Good for one bar in areas of weak signal.

    Mike




  9. #9
    Michael Pronay
    Guest

    Re: Is there life after a T39m?

    Michael Wileman <[email protected]> wrote:

    >> I am intrigued by the extending antenna comment. I was not
    >> aware of one for this phone. Daniel


    You can see it here:

    <http://www.bestofmicro.com/p/ericsson/ericsson_iat/10/S0622676>

    > IAT-10. Works with T28, T29, T39 and R520.


    And R320.



  10. #10
    Michael Pronay
    Guest

    Re: Is there life after a T39m?

    Peter Haglund <[email protected]> wrote:

    > The T630 lacks an indicator for battery life (there is a bar, of
    > course, but not an indicator which tells the remaining battery
    > life in hours), ...


    They quit this feature since its accuracy was close to that of a
    crystal ball (at least that's what a guy ITB told me).

    > The design of the T39 is also better; it feels smaller and
    > lighter than the T630, and yet more robust. (I'm not sure that
    > it actually *is* smaller, but feelings are more important than
    > facts sometimes.)


    It's body (without antenna) is slightly shorter, but slightly
    wider. Thickness is roughly equal (again without antenna).

    > Apart from that, the T630 is an OK phone.


    I have a T610 (with a T630 display). Except for display and
    keyboard, what other differences are there between 610 and 630?

    >> ... years after it was discontinued when Sony bought the
    >> Ericsson phone business.


    > That's not quite what happened ... Ericsson and Sony each own a
    > part of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications; hence the name.


    Besides, S/// uses the same connectors as ///, which is a rather
    strong indice that /// is not the weaker part of the partnership.

    M.



  11. #11
    Peter Haglund
    Guest

    Re: Is there life after a T39m?

    On Sun, 24 Apr 2005 12:50:38 GMT, Michael Pronay <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Peter Haglund <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> The T630 lacks an indicator for battery life (there is a bar, of
    >> course, but not an indicator which tells the remaining battery
    >> life in hours), ...

    >
    >They quit this feature since its accuracy was close to that of a
    >crystal ball (at least that's what a guy ITB told me).


    The crystal balls on my T28 and T39 were both quite accurate, but I
    suppose it depends on the circumstances.

    --
    Peter Haglund





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