Written on: 10/11/2002 by Akuma.
Easy to use, nice body styling, loads of features. Won't go out of date for a long time.
Default folders in the memory card cannot be renamed. Relies on the memory card to get most of the features, plus its only 16MB. Ringtone volume could have been louder.
Having previously owning a Siemens S25, I wanted to get another Siemens phone purely because I have had a good experience from them.
After purchasing this phone (Second hand), and using it for a few minutes, I found a really nice bargain for what this phone can do. The SL42 has so much to offer and with the memory card and the fact that you can upgrade to bigger sizes only pushes the phone forward for expansion as well as keeping up to date. Reception quality is excellent but please note this depends on which Network you are with. The screen size is very big for the size of phone so no more squinting at small screens!
Features features and features! It has loads!
SMS messgaing is a breeze with T9 input and it can facilitate any new words you spell just like the Nokia phone.
You can store your phone numbers in a real address book fashion by inputting the Name, Address, Tel No, Mobile No. Email address under one name.
You can program your own Hotkeys to common things you would use like SMS.
It has a dictaphone, handy for when you want to make notes.
The memory card which really opens the phone wide open can store your Text Messages, Ringtones and Logos etc.
And of course it has the MP3 player.
Also if you donwload the Data Exchange Software from the official Siemens website and get yourself a datacable, you can transfer logos and ringtones etc. from your PC.
If your looking for a phone that has many features and like me is not interested in playing Music on a Mobile phone and using it just for Phone calls SMS etc. then the SL42 is a Star Buy. If your the sort of person that wants all the optional extras in order to play MP3's then the SL45 will meet your requirements.