O2 Sony Ericsson S500I Purple 79.99 at Argos
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O2 Sony Ericsson S500I Purple 79.99 at Argos

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Found 20th Jan 2008Made hot 20th Jan 2008
240x320 Colour screen.

Built in 2MP camera with up to 4x zoom.

Video capture and playback.

MP3 Player.

Bluetooth.

12MB Internal memory.

Quad band.

Up to 540 minutes talk time.

Up to 370 hours stand by time.

Vibration alert.

WAP Compatible.

(H)99, (W)47, (D)14mm.

Weight 94g.

2 Years guarantee.

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Not bad, great 'different' colour for a phone. But at this price, I would still go for something like a k800i

Original Poster

Well. I personally would go for that as well or W580i but this is a good price for this phone. The other thing is that it is hard to find cheap K800i now.

I didnt realise k800 are hard to get hold off now. Carphone Warehouse still seem to be selling them.

I got to admit, the purple colour is something nice and different!

Original Poster

They are hard to get for a good price.

Still available at play - K800i vodafone £69.99. Can be unlocked+debranded through ebay if needed.

Original Poster

Thnx for info.

I've read reviews that this phone was plagued with a keypad problem, apparently the keys were prone to crack within a few weeks use. Does anyone know if this problem was restricted to early phones and recitified by Sony?
I like this phone but don't want to end up with a duffer.

sylar;1478979

I didnt realise k800 are hard to get hold off now. Carphone Warehouse … I didnt realise k800 are hard to get hold off now. Carphone Warehouse still seem to be selling them.I got to admit, the purple colour is something nice and different!



Was available at Carphone Warehouse on Vodafone for £68.95 - but doesn't seem to be there now
Yep still available at Play.com - On Vodafone for £69.99
Available at Phones4U - On Vodafone for £69.95

Vodafone(onlinestore, not sure about in store) - £72 + Bluetooth headset
Woolworths - Vodafone for £79.99
Littlewoods - Vodafone for £89
And I think its at Argos aswell but I can't find it online, catologue think it says £79.99

Not that hard to get hold of K800i's.

I heard O2 dont lock their phones, so does that mean this will work on any network?
Im on T-Mobile.

I have this phone and it is fab. On o2. I think the problem with the cracking keys has been rectified. Love this phone, colour is spectacular.

cathy26;1480527

I have this phone and it is fab. On o2. I think the problem with the … I have this phone and it is fab. On o2. I think the problem with the cracking keys has been rectified. Love this phone, colour is spectacular.



Hi, do you know if it is unlocked?

mudddy;1480089

I've read reviews that this phone was plagued with a keypad problem, … I've read reviews that this phone was plagued with a keypad problem, apparently the keys were prone to crack within a few weeks use. Does anyone know if this problem was restricted to early phones and recitified by Sony?I like this phone but don't want to end up with a duffer.



I have this phone, I got it when it first came out so I have one of the early phones. I'm not sure if the problem has been corrected but the keys cracking aren't the keys themselves but the paint on them, or at least that's all that happened with mine. It was a bit annoying though considering I'd had it about a week when the first key got a fine hairline crack in the paint. Other than that, i think it's a good phone.

masai;1480411

I heard O2 dont lock their phones, so does that mean this will work on … I heard O2 dont lock their phones, so does that mean this will work on any network?Im on T-Mobile.



O2 do lock their phones, but their don't like brand them as much and put their logo on top of everything like T Mobile and Vodafone. Only O2 phones from Carphone warehouse are unlocked.

masai;1480566

Hi, do you know if it is unlocked?



Hi my sister has the phone, she got it for xmas and it locked to o2.
Usually o2 pay and go phones are locked
Then the o2 contract phones are unlocked.

So annoyed... I wanted this phone but ended up buying a w810i last week! Think I might sell it to Cex and buy this with my Nectar points.

Thanks for letting me know guys as to whether or not its locked...

I was gonna reserve one in-store but they are all gone now

it may look nice but poor spec for the money. I've a K 800i which cost me £50 while on offer a while back form o2 and even if id paid £80 its still loads better value than this one

Original Poster

Well. I fancy K800i a lot more, but I think anyway this would be great price. People buy phones for diferent reasons. Some want functionality, some want it to look great and some just want to make phone calls. That's why the companies make different phones

Bare in mind that a lot of users of this phone have reported the keys as cracking easily.. much like the w580I...

Some expereicnes here:- recommendedbuys.co.uk/mob…htm

Also can be bought at littlewoods for £79.99 if you were to risk codes for futher discount (id recommend not to)

i dont think its online but this phone is available for £79.99 in most 02 stores now too. plus the bonus is if you've been with O2 before and you buy through them, give them you're number and they'll work out a deal for you. i ended up getting £10 off the price then £21 free credit so the phone only cost me about £40 in total, and whats better is if your pay and go on 02 and have the thousand texts and minutes for £5 a month deal thats enough to last for 4 months. bargain. oh and the phone is fantastic and absolutley no problems with key cracking or paint coming off

Original Poster

That is a great deal. But if you are not o2 customer you need to pay 10quid topup on top of that. At arogs you can get this phone for 80 quid and no need to spend anything extra

I bought this phone about a month ago, and think it's great. It does everything I want it too. I have a 1GB memory card for my music. I love the colour and everchaning theme, very girlie!!
I would recommend it

BadBoyTC;1480226

Was available at Carphone Warehouse on Vodafone for £68.95 - but doesn't … Was available at Carphone Warehouse on Vodafone for £68.95 - but doesn't seem to be there nowYep still available at Play.com - On Vodafone for £69.99Available at Phones4U - On Vodafone for £69.95Vodafone(onlinestore, not sure about in store) - £72 + Bluetooth headsetWoolworths - Vodafone for £79.99Littlewoods - Vodafone for £89And I think its at Argos aswell but I can't find it online, catologue think it says £79.99Not that hard to get hold of K800i's.



Don't forget that the phones4u price is plus £10 top up. As for the vodafone store, order now for christmas - I ordered a sim & it took weeks to arrive - have had free sims arrive sooner.

i was going to buy this for my girlfriend but am having to rethink due to problems with the keypad
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