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Bangalore India
The phone that's just a phone
Sep 12, 2005 10:58 AM 1963 Views
(Updated Sep 12, 2005 11:25 AM)

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I picked up my C55 in March '04 at a decent price of Rs.5300/-. All I wanted was a no frills, inexpensive phone with decent features.


Features that were a strict no-no were: [ all these came at a premium ]




  1. Color screen




  2. Camera




  3. Bluetooth




  4. Lots of memory with a provision for expansion




  5. Infrared






Features that were required were:




  1. Call screening




  2. Voice calling




  3. EMS [Enhanced Messaging. supports 760 char in the SMS]




  4. Decent sized address book




  5. WAP




  6. GPRS [ with gprs support, u can get wap-over-gprs which is faster than regular wap ]




  7. Good standby time [ Make sure u turn off the backlight ]




  8. Faster charging time




  9. Decent talktime




  10. Voice commands. [ I could turn the backlight on and off with a voice command ]




  11. T9






I looked at the Nokia 1100, Siemens C55, some model of Benq that had got introduced with a color screen. Of all the three, the C55 came loaded with all the features that I wanted. If someone wanted a comparison between a siemens phone and a nokia or sony ericsson, I'd say nokia/sony ericsson was Microsoft Windows and siemens was linux in the cellular world. The C55 is also a very sturdy phone and I have accidentally dropped my phone so many times and still it works beautifully. A problem that you might encounter is that many of the messages ur cellular provider might send are nokia and sony ericsson specific so u might think its a disadvantage, like the feature where nokia and sony ericsson phones display the area where u are, on the screen.


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