Advantages Email, easy to use phone book, answer phone
Disadvantages see reveiw
I hate computers! Well okay there great when they work and all is fine, but when anything goes wrong and you have to ring a technical help line to be made to feel like some thicko, THEN I hate computers!Recently my pc packed up working properly, and despite my efforts of reloading WXP over the top of the pre-existing WXP it still failed to work. I saw no choice but to reformat my hard drive and reload WXP on a fresh ‘new’ disk. I truly hate ringing the help line, and not only due to being made to feel stupid, but also the cost. Anyhow, all went well and my pc was up and running! I felt well chuffed I tell you, if only everything was as reasonably easy as that.
So with WXP up and running I had to sort out my Internet, so headed over (via the service installed on my PC) to my ISP to download the necessary software. Before doing this however, I loaded on my Norton’s Anti-virus and clicked to update the definitions.During the time it took to update my Norton’s AV I had got a virus! I was devastated, especially when Norton’s told me it couldn’t get rid of it. Instead the advice was to head over to the Microsoft update for XP and download a patch, which would fix the security issue that had allowed the virus to penetrate my pc. I then headed to Norton’s web site to check for further advice. I found a link to download a removal tool which I promptly did and run. All is okay now and my pc is working great and no longer logging off!
So what has all this got to do with the category I’m writing in – I hear you cry! Well a lot actually. You see I didn’t sort my pc out for a week or so, due to feeling very stressed, washed out, and generally under the weather though not ill. So missing my Email desperately I invested less than £25 at Sainsbury’s for an Amstrad Emailer phone (luckily (or unluckily) we actually needed a new phone. I could hardly believe the price when I saw it and had to retake and check the little shelf label to confirm. I recall seeing them in Dixon’s last year for around £50 and thought that was a bargain at the time – so half that price is practically giving it away!As you might suspect with a phone that claims to do so much it is slightly larger than most conventional telephones, and can only sit on a table (not wall mounted). There is a large display screen, on which you can read email, surf the internet etc. It’s on here that you’ll also sort out your address book – another handy feature of the phone (more later). There is the standard dialling keys and below that a mini set of lettered keys for quick access. Set in the phone is a mini keyboard, which you pull out to use. The phone is grey in colour and I’m sure it doesn’t come in any other colour.
To set up your address book simply press the ‘store’ key on the mini hideaway keyboard, enter the details (which can include Name, full address (inc postcode), fax number, email address, and phone number). Then simply press store again to keep your entry.To use the address book simply type in the first letter or two of the person (company) and you will be presented with a list of people starting with that initial.
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