Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It's Finally On The Website...

Over a week since people have been able to get hold of the handset, T Mobile have finally put the handset on their website.

http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/shop/mobile-phones/phones/pay-monthly/t-mobile/mda-vario-iv/overview/

It took them long enough...

3 comments:

Steve said...

Yeah I saw it on the site the other day, although the phones descriptionon there isn't all that :(

I've just ordered mine today, I did try on Friday last week but they could only offer me £145 off the handset price. My contract was over today so they told me on the phone to ring them today, and I went onto the newer Flext50 plan so my line rental is something like £32.50 a month now, plus I'm getting the phone delivered tomorrow at a cost of £9.75 :)

They also said that if you send a picture message (MMS) when you're abroard you can put alot more text on them but because it sends it through it's internet conection it comes out of your allowance and not charging you extra like a normal text from abroad would. Handy to know this as I work on planes so I spend alot of time abroad :)

Just gotta try and download some programs for it now :)

Claire - how are ya finding the phone?

Gordon said...

Don't do it!! I've just returned my second Vario 4 and fought to get a PAC. The Touch Pro seems good, but the Vario 4 is a disaster.

Why?

Well, for one thing, it ships with the caller ID registry key set to 12. UK numbers are not 12 digits long, so it doesn't recognise anyone that calls or texts you. Not a major problem, as it's easy to fix, but indicative.

On the two I've had, they have both frozen up when reaching full charge, unhelpful when charging them overnight and using them as an alarm clock. They have also both frozen up intermittently, during calls, and especially on making or trying to terminate calls on the first. The second was slightly different and appeared to suffer from ADHD. If you turned off push email, it appeared to get bored and claimed to have no signal within 5 minutes, needing a soft reset to get it going again. It also forgot all network settings this afternoon, necessitating a refresh from a Sprite backup to get it working again - this was also coupled with an inability to stay up for longer than 5 mins.

All in all, an otherwise *fantastic* phone seriously ruined by an incompetent conversion. Seriously, it's AWFUL!!!!!

Battery life is much much better than the Vario 2 or 3, the phone is really fast, and the sound quality is really good. Screen is great as well. I’m hoping to take advantage of all these plus points when I move to Vodafone next week.

Claire said...

Well I bought it, and ended up sending it back... too many problems for the money spent on it. :-(