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    Orange sf . . . . Should I give up!!!

    Hi

    After having a basic phone for years I thought I would treat myself to the orange San francisco.. . . But it's too complicated for me . . . Have persevered but it's not for me. I was determined to get the hang of it but I don't play games, surf or anything like that but wanted a phone with sat nav and a good camera. . . The rest goes over my head! Lol. Should I sell it and if so can anyone recommend a phone. . . .

    Thanks

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    i have this phone and love it so cant suggest anything else

    Lol OP! You have just described my circumstance exactly. I had a nice little primative 'clam' Nokia phone for over 3 year - i could make/receive call, i could send and recieve texts. I have successfully used it for a calculator, an alarm clock, a watch and a calendar reminder. BUT... i thought i would treat myself (or be treated to!) a nice new phone that i wasn't embarrassed to use in public. So with all the posts about the San Fran, i thought it was the phone for me. I have forced myself to get the hang of it, and although i think there are still way more functions that i will ever need. The one main grouch i have with it though (compared to my last phone) is the battery life, but i understand that 2 1/2 days power is about average. Also it is damn near impossible to read in bright daylight, and you are constantly clearing the screen.
    All said though, unless you only want a phone that you can use for calls and texts (opt for a basic Nokia) - you might as well tough it out for a bit longer - you've bought it now, and you might find you're jumping from the frying pan into the fire.

    I'd suggest just buying a sat nav and camera seperately. The SF has a useless camera IMO - you can get a compact for £40 which is better, spend the rest on a reasonable Sat Nav :-)

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    jelli89

    Lol OP! You have just described my circumstance exactly. I had a nice … Lol OP! You have just described my circumstance exactly. I had a nice little primative 'clam' Nokia phone for over 3 year - i could make/receive call, i could send and recieve texts. I have successfully used it for a calculator, an alarm clock, a watch and a calendar reminder. BUT... i thought i would treat myself (or be treated to!) a nice new phone that i wasn't embarrassed to use in public. So with all the posts about the San Fran, i thought it was the phone for me. I have forced myself to get the hang of it, and although i think there are still way more functions that i will ever need. The one main grouch i have with it though (compared to my last phone) is the battery life, but i understand that 2 1/2 days power is about average. Also it is damn near impossible to read in bright daylight, and you are constantly clearing the screen. All said though, unless you only want a phone that you can use for calls and texts (opt for a basic Nokia) - you might as well tough it out for a bit longer - you've bought it now, and you might find you're jumping from the frying pan into the fire.



    hiya

    did you just keep reading the instructions ? (lol at my own question!!!!)

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    TUSSFC

    I'd suggest just buying a sat nav and camera seperately. The SF has a … I'd suggest just buying a sat nav and camera seperately. The SF has a useless camera IMO - you can get a compact for £40 which is better, spend the rest on a reasonable Sat Nav :-)



    camera is so bad, does it even have a flash?

    the camera isn't great on the sanfran but it falls into the same basket as every other camera at the same price point.

    OP if all you want it for is Phone, Text and Satnav Just put the links to the phone, messaging and sat nav on the home screen and you never need to go any further than that into the system.

    Yes - i kept reading the instructions ... and also 'played' with the phone in 'private' - without anyone seeing how inept i was being .I know most people don't have to practice how to use a mobile - but some of us do . No there is no flash, and you will have to let the phone/camera, focus before you take the pic, but for quick snaps i have been happy enough with it, but as with 80% of phones with a camera facility - it is only really any use for snaps not brilliant clear shots.

    jelli89 ... SNAP! i gotta sony ericsson clam phone....its so embarrasing now..but my ultra cool friends with high tech gadgets love it thinking its so retro! haha...i love it cos my lil un can chew it and when it drops on the floor it just scratches the phone instead of shattering the screen!!
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