Advantages Nice looking and slim line
Disadvantages I have some reception problems on it though it could be the network. No stereo headphones
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I currently have a SLVR L7 phone working on the O2 network. The phone itself is very good looking. Slim line and reasonable display.My main problem with the phone and/or O2 network is the fact that people are often not able to make phone calls to me. Let me try and explain in a bit more detail. I have had many friends and family send me texts saying that they have been trying to call me but the phone kept going to voicemail. This is with my phone on and I checked all the divert settings etc. The odd thing is that the reception appears fine according to the bar indicator in the top-left of the display and tjis is confirmed by the fact that I can receive text messages. I called O2 once to explain the problem and went through a whole load of button presses to check the settings. Finally the lady on the phone said switch the phone off and then back on again. This seemed to work. BUT the problem keeps coming back. There is no way for me to tell if the phone is in this "cannot receive phone calls state".
I only find out when I get angry texts from friends trying to call. Now whenever, I switch my phone back on after work, I switch it about 2 or 3 times. Even that does not ensure that it is working properly.Tried to look for software updates for the phone but no luck.
This first part of the posting is more a question to see if anybody out there has the same problem and whether they know if it is the network (O2) or the phone itself.Any ideas?
My other gripes with this phone... It sells itself as having a music player but it does not include any for of "Transflash" card or headphones with the phone. Also, you will probably struggle to find a shop that will sell a set of stereo headphones for it (that works!) - it uses a special type of connector called a USB OTG connector for head phones. For the electronics engineers out there, this sends out audio as a digital signal which has to be converted to analogue for your headphones - requires a electronics to do this.The USB OTG connector is also used for data transfers to/from the phone. The required data cable is not included in the UK package nor is the sync software.
The camera is average for a mobile phone. Somebody has mentioned in another review that the internal memory capacity is fairly limited. This means you can't store too many pictures in the phone. You can of course buy a "Transflash" memory card for it. However, if like me you change your phone almost every year, then you may be a bit reluctant to invest in a memory card that you may not use again after you upgrade to your next phone.It's a nice phone but has some issues many of which could have been addressed by Motorola when they decided what to include in the normal package. A fatal mistake by Motorola as the mobile phone market is currently crowded with other competitors and phone packages that are very eager to please the consumer. Users of this phone may be put off from buying future Motorola phones.
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