Written on: 04/11/2008 by reemgleem (3 reviews written)
Had this fone a long time ago.... This Sony Ericsson T68i is without doubt the worst mobile phone I have ever owned, unreliable, unfriendly to use, switches itself off, crashes!!!! Thank god my upgrade period finished!!
Written on: 18/03/2007 by panda1 (27 reviews written)
Despite its age, it's still a great little phone, missing GSM 850 band which wasn't available from any manufacturer at the time. Bought this used in Manila, Philippines unlocked and have used it traveling around different places. Asia is particularly inexpensive obtaining and using a prepaid SIM; Canada, Europe tends to be much more expensive using a prepaid plan. I basically wanted a good quality basic phone, long lasting battery life for talking and standby. The battery tends to be... (read more)
Written on: 11/12/2005 by virenb (10 reviews written)
The Sony Ericsson T68i mobile phone is simply for someone who wants to contact other people. It is good for that because it does not break easily. However, this phone is no hi-tech media center, and as I said, is purely for the purpose of contacting others. (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2005 by dodgyb2001 (3 reviews written)
Owned the Sony Ericsson T68i for about 2-3 years, and was very impressed by the battery life. It can last a week without recharge with minimal usage.
However, the reception on it is abysmal. I thought it was my service provider, but my friend has a T610 and he has similar reception problems, I assume it must be a problem with Sony phones. I could only get vaguely good reception in the open air, at work and at home I could barely get anything. The bluetooth is dodgy.
Because the reception... (read more)
Written on: 19/11/2004 by netblaster (1 review written)
The Bluetooth is naff without the software update, I tried connecting it up to my PC (eMachines 330) via USB Bluetooth Adapter, and then... ...nothing, my T68i crashes whenever I try to send or receive files via Bluetooth, shuts itself down without warning on a regular basis, and has the tendency to say "Low Battery Power" when I've just charged it up. Explain that. (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2004 by booges (4 reviews written)
If you are interested in a T68i phone... RUN AWAY SCREAMING NOW.... It is the most infuriatingly slow phone I have ever had the misfortune to use. I actually grew a beard whilst waiting for it to boot up so I could make a call.
The screen is not all that either. I had the handset replaced twice due to failure and when it failed a third time I was due an upgrade and jumped at the chance.
The reception was poor too. I could use another brand phone on the same network that had a near perfect... (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2004 by tirc83 (1 review written)
The Sony Ericsson T68i is a nice and compact mobile phone and over the past year I've found it to be very reliable. Ocasionally it will switch itself off but very rarely. Viewing the screen in bright light is difficult (for my old eyes anyway). I have only had limited success using it for Internet access as a modem via the IR port on my laptop. This was one of the main reasons I went for it. (read more)
Written on: 23/05/2004 by tomlad (2 reviews written)
i was pleased with my Sony Ericsson T68i when i first got it, but as time went on i realised that the signal reception was absolutely abysmal. The inability to send text messeges for c. 90% of the time rather annoyed me (what do you expect, im 15, textings all i ever do! lol).
The idea of all the features such as bluetooth etc. are good, but they seem too much for the phone to handle. (read more)
Written on: 08/05/2004 by stez (2 reviews written)
General usage: Rubbish. I dread everytime I have to reply to a text message - my thumb isn't *that* big, and I keep hitting the wrong button.
Over time (I've had this Sony Ericsson T68i mobile phone just over a full year) - the buttons and joystick becomes unreliable, the On/Off (or No) button is now almost unworkable, other navigation buttons are going the same way.
Menu system is okay - quite pleasing to the eye, but avoid this if you like texting (as I do) because it's about 4-5 button... (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2004 by Flow (8 reviews written)
I quite like the shape and compactness of this Sony Ericsson T68i mobile phone. I think it looks smarter than some of the new phones that may have superior features. This phone is not probably for people who constantly use the text facility. I am not happy with the following:
The battery is not well fitted and creeks with use.
Joystick developed a crack after a couple of months and came off about the 11th month.
Charger gave up and caused inconvenience trying to get a replacement
Unhappy... (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2004 by bob43678
The Sony Ericsson T68i is a very good mobile phone when working properly. Had to be returned twice in 8 months because 'software failure' resulted in no reception being available. (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2004 by NS1691 (1 review written)
AVOID the Sony Ericsson T68i Mobile Phone or if you have it return it ASAP. Worse mobile phone ever - by a big company. Has give us lots & lots of problems. (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2004 by shetland (4 reviews written)
The Sony Ericsson T68i offers a multiplicity of functions but with dreadful execution. The mobile phone's processor is not up to the task; it is woefully slow, freezes often and suffers from poor reception with frequent dropped calls (no problems when other phones used on the same network and locations). I have had 2 as the first crashed and could not be resuscitated; the replacement was no better. (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2004 by justafan (1 review written)
I bought this Sony Ericsson T68i mobile phone almost a year ago and have no intention of upgrading it or replacing it once my contract finishes. I noticed some problems appearing after about six months and it began with texting. With some words, or if I was using say, an apostraphe it would take a good few seconds for it to appear on screen when previously it would have been instant. There were other niggles here and there, one particularly memorable one was when the 'joystick' refused to... (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2004 by Craig Pimp Daddy
I wasn't expecting much from the Sony Ericsson T68i when i bought it but was pleasantly suprised by the what the mobile phone offered for its price (£100 from shop) it has an IRDA port and Bluetooth that are really easy to use and link with everything i have tried it with,the memory or battery life can compete with any other phone but the only problem is the limitation of picture taking if you use the camera attachment because of the 256 colours (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2004 by wabotg (1 review written)
I thought i couldn't go wrong with a Sony Ericsson T68i, after my last phone (motorolla t191) decided to pack up on me and they wanted to charge me £50 to fix it. I've had the phone since August 2003 and suddenly i'm now experiencing the dreaded "NO ACCESS" error that so many people have talked about. With me it seemed to initially be on an on off basis, but now i can't even use my phone. When i phoned up t-mobile the first thing they asked was if it was a t68i (bet they've had a few calls... (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2004 by allilacuna
I'm eleven months into using this Sony Ericsson T68i mobile phone and it has just packed in: won't take calls, won't send calls, nada....
The only other people I know with this phone have had the same problem. I was happy with it up until now (generally) and the coverage/network problems I experienced I put down to T-mobile and not the phone. Now that I've read these reviews, I'm not so sure...... (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2004 by zacorus (1 review written)
DO NOT GET THIS PHONE, i've owned the Sony Ericsson T68i mobile phone for a few months, and can honestly say that i've never had a worse phone (i've had 6 other phones in the last 2 years...). Most of the time i get no reception (in the middle of a city!!), and the phone is just too slow. Even the slowest of texters can outtype it.
Get a T610, much better. (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2004 by pigdog234 (1 review written)
For the entire time I have suffered poor reception with the Sony Ericsson T68i mobile phone, as compared to other phones, such as the T610.
The volume switch is a multiswitch on the side. It has become non-functional.
The entire time I've had the phone it has taken several attempts for it to turn on. In at least one instance it has refused to turn itself off.
Its processor is so slow that I can outtype it. In particular, it does not lock sufficiently quickly after a phone call (menu-yes). (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2004 by ljh (5 reviews written)
This Sony Ericsson T68i is far and away the worst mobile phone I've ever had the misfortune to own. If you wanted something which typified how Ericsson lost their way, this is it.
It was never designed - rather it is a set of features stuck together. The menu structure isn't set up based on what a user may want to do - rather it is a seemingly random assortment of features the phone has. The user then has to translate from what they want to do, to what features of the phone enable them to... (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2004 by thinkerman70 (1 review written)
This Sony Ericsson T68i is without doubt the worst mobile phone I have ever owned, unreliable, unfriendly to use, switches itself off, crashes!!!! Thank god my upgrade period has finished!! (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2004 by blinko330 (1 review written)
I have had this Sony Ericsson T68i mobile phone for around 4 months and due to an unfortunate accident i now have a Samsung X100 (very very very good phone!)
The T68i is a very good phone but it does have flaws, as many people have said on this site they have network problems and my particular one had problems with the 'no' button which is one of the most used buttons on the phone!
The color screen is now of poor quality only 256 colors and many phones now have 65,000 (like the samsung!)... (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2004 by jmcdon (1 review written)
Probably, no definitely the Sony Ericsson T68i is the worst phone ever. I am on handset number 5 and counting. The most frustrating thing is my phone company's insistence on sending me faulty replacement after faulty replacement. The phone is a disgrace and should have been recalled. (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2003 by colin297 (1 review written)
Im just writing this review in defense of the Ericsson T68i, I was shocked to see so many people critise this phone! This phone is one of the best phones ive ever used and ive used all the top phones on the market, I get the impression the people who dont like this phone are nokia users unwilling to try learn how Ericssons work. In truth this phone is very easy to work, I would pick it over a Nokia anyday, it looks so much better than the standard boring old phones many people have, youll... (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2003 by rush (1 review written)
The Sony Ericsson T68i is the WORST MOBILE PHONE I have ever had the misfortune to own - honestly a Nokia 3210 is many times better in useability. No Access shown on display most of the time, can hardly ever make a call, just get 3 beeps, can hardly ever be contacted even in good signal areas. Volume control slider breaks, second battery charges improperly, joystick is useless, user interface is so slow and annoying. (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2003 by haddock26 (20 reviews written)
The Sony Ericsson T68i is a great phone in general, a couple of bad points that are easily over come...
i havent used everything on this phone over the year that i have had the t68i, but the features such as infrared, joystick, calander, shortcuts etc were useful and all worked.
nice flashing lights, nice clock screen saver that is better than what iv seen from the nokia 6100, etc.
its small, looks good, my bro thinks it looks a bit girlie so its a shame you cant change facias.
the... (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2003 by Number Cruncher (1 review written)
This Sony Ericsson T68i is the third Ericsson phone which has passed through my family, and, like the others, it's been completely unreliable. Its worst fault is its habit of dialling numbers from the phonebook with no human intervention, even when locked (it once dialled a friend when he was abroad, and cost him £20, as he couldn't shut the call down!). It frequently fails to register incoming calls, and the '0' key refuses to work unless you click it about 50 times. Like the other... (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2003 by ethai (1 review written)
I had a bout 200 contacts on my Sony Ericsson T68i and it would take forever to sync and I would loose IR connection at least 4 times. The reception on this phone is extremely bad. I would get cut off during conversations. Compared agaiinst other phones on the same network, my reception is half their strength. I have had 4 replacement phones in a year and numerous filmware upgrades. "NO ACCESS", get used to it cause you'll see this a lot. While other friends on the same network enjoy... (read more)
Written on: 22/10/2003 by Matt H (1 review written)
Like many others listed here, I couldn't wait to get hold of the Sony Ericsson T68i, if only I knew!
I didn't get the free camera with the package I bought and luckily didn't purchase it later after reading comments made. Apart from the things already listed - fiddly joystick (oh er missus), freezing screen, crud and inaudible ringtones, pretty abysmal audio - my major problem has been with reception!
I've had my phone since February and it's already been back for repairs. Basically no... (read more)
Written on: 21/10/2003 by Jonno (31 reviews written)
I've had this Sony Ericsson T68i phone for about 10 months now and it has been o.k. The screen is good but the reception is not (it was better on my Nokia 8210). The sound quality is not that good but does the job. Txting is easy but sometimes fails even with good reception. The joystick has started playing around (has any1 else had this problem?). The vibration sometimes doesn't work for unknown reasons. The menus are sometimes slow and annoying and the phone sometimes freezes up. I don't... (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2003 by alicia (1 review written)
The Sony Ericsson T68i is not my best choice of phone if you want a better quality phone with detachable camera try the noika 7210 (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2003 by Rach (1 review written)
I have always had a Nokia phone but when I saw that this Sony Ericsson T68i one came with a free camera I thought I'd give it a try, and I must say it has been nothing but a dissapointment. I have been counting the days till my contract has run out so I can purchase a new one!!
The camera is absolutely pointless as the quality of the pictures is so bad. When I first brought the camera I had to visit the store about 5 times as there was a problem with the software and no one seemed to know... (read more)
Written on: 05/10/2003 by Teenage Lobotomist (2 reviews written)
Right, the Sony Ericsson T68i's bottom lines: it looks great and it can handle pop3 email (fantastic feature), it even has the old ericsson three tone high pitched ringtone as a nice piece of retro cool (polyphonic..so common now, Sony fans remember it was on the J5 aeons ago!).
But wait, this phone's nowhere near as friendly as the J5, and a very disappointing start for the SE collaboration. It might even tempt you back to Nokia. The joystick's AWFUL. You'll be making mistakes all the... (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2003 by Jon (1 review written)
I was quite pleased initially with the Sony Ericsson T68i mobile phone. I had upgraded from a Nokia 3330 so the colour screen was a nice change, but I have had problems with the phone turning off on it's own, turning on also, and the fact that it freezes regularly. The bluetooth and infra-red are nice options but pretty much unused by me so I could live without them, and I was very disappointed with the camera and the on-screen "photos" which looked nothing like the original subject! (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2003 by onlymechris (1 review written)
DO NOT BUY THE SONY ERICSSON T68i!!! I am now on my 3rd mobile phone and the the same fault has now occurred again!! The phone fails to either pick up the network or it shows a full signal but when you go to make a call nothing happens - also you cannot recieve calls!! It seems strange to me that this has happened to me now 3 times!?! I see further down the page that other users have had the same problems! Stay away from this phone...I'm going to go back to Nokia. (read more)
Written on: 21/08/2003 by kimC (1 review written)
In the beginning I was very excited about my t68i. But after I've been using it for a couple of months, some minor issues are emerging. After a little while I (and others) noticed that the buttons produced rather loud tic-tic-sounds. I also noticed that the joystick is somewhat inaccurate and that it have a tendency to get jammed in a particular position (this may be an individual problem for my phone..?).
I also started to miss calls and messages, because when keeping my phone in my... (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2003 by Neli.
The t68i is definatly a briliant phone, i would rate this in the top best 5 phones of the year, i have ownd it since january and i have had no problems with it. It is also an interesting phone because you can personalise it to suit you. You can change backgrounds, themes, font sizes etc. Having this phone with me just makes me feel good. Answer it in the middle of town you are sure to look the profesional business man. The back lighting of the buttens is a blue which just sets the phone... (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2003 by Jez.
I wish I had found this website before so maybe I could stop people from getting this phone I got this phone when it first came out and put it bluntly its pony
I had to have a firmware upgrade as the txt messaging used to crash
The menus are stupidly slow the pictures from the camera are the worst I have seen on any phone it has a tiny memory it was basically dated a week after it was released I went back to using my Nokia 8210 even though the screen was broken because the T86i was so bad... (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2003 by sim.
Initally I was very happy with this Sony Ericsson T68i mobile phone. Bought Bluetooth headset, and then found people couldn't hear me half the time, and it keeps cutting out. More recently found it keeps presenting me with "Invalid Mobile" error in central London - not sure if this is T-mobile or the phone, or the combination - but I don't care, since I keep missing important calls.
Joystick is a nice idea, but too fiddly.
Keylock failed and I somehow managed a £200 phone call from my... (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2003 by Tom.
The on/off switch is poorly situated and can switch off even when key lock is on. The picture quality is poor, and having to attach the camera is a pain, the phone is already dated because of the choice of phones you can get now with built in cameras. Having said all of that this is a neat little phone, the menu screen is very good. (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2003 by Amzy poo.
To sum this phone up, it is lovely,
A nice phone to control, the shape of it just slips and fits into your plalm no probs. There is no arial to this phone giving ericsson a newer, nicer look. This is definatly the phone to have.x. (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2003 by Lesley.
bought this phone because of the capacity to store so many phone numbers, was sick of phones that could only store 100 names and had to keep deleting old numbers to add new ones. The T68i has a huge memory and holds 500 hundred names in its phone book each name can hold 5 numbers and an e-mail address, thats a massive 2500 numbers on one phone. The calender is great and easy to use. don't use bluetooth or the software that came with the phone so can't comment on them. tex msgs are easy and... (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2003 by Navyblue.
I don't know whether the problem I faced is faced with most people, it is not a popular phone here but I know of 3 other user who suffered from the same problem.
The no. 1 drawback is the software. It is laggy, and unstable (hang often), despite being upgraded to the latest version. I have to restart my phone often, can be upto 10 times a day if used heavily due to the following bugs:
1. The phone is on but appeared off to the network, you can't make or get or calls. Need restarting the... (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2003 by Jon.
I have owned this phone for a year and have had no problems, this is my 4th phone in 8 years and is by far the best I have ever had. It has good range, very duriable, so many features and is built for the growing tecko freak. I have a number of Blue tooth perphils and they all work well and will now always want a phone with Blue tooth in it. (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2003 by Simon.
Clear bright display.. Easy to use.. Great synchronisation with Microsoft Outlook for contacts and appointments.
However network connection is appauling - Not sure if this is generic to the handset or a fault with T-Mobile's software. This is my second replacement handset and it is showing the same fault after a week! The display shows full reception to the network but it doesn't receive or make calls. The problem remains even after a reboot.
A phone that does not make or receive calls is... (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2003 by Kalana Wijesekara.
If you ever thought how a phone can be complicated and enhanced than its limits, check this phone out.. T68i.
I can see many people [specially nokia lovers] hate this phone (some one said they are jealous!) as they've never seen this T68i as a whole one thing.
Can anyone tell me about a phone with has T68i's features but with low price of T68i?
Yes that's the difference. Many phones in the market has same features of T68i but they got 'em seperatly. As we can see different phones give... (read more)
Written on: 01/06/2003 by rob burgess.
i had the t68m software upgrade to the t68i, there has been a lot of new things in the phone, its faster t9 is a little better, loads off new pictures, works better with the camera, it was worth having the t68m software to t68i without selling my phone and having to buy the next one up thanks sony, the gprs is better than wap and cheaper, but there could have sorted the bluetooth out, mined you the ir port is good for doing ringtones, the camera is the must have, i love it (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2003 by Michael Burtle.
My dad had a T68i and I thought it was brilliant so I got it and I never want to give it away (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2003 by jonhhy.
i ve own severl phones, i perfer nokia but this i must admit is a littler better , i has the color screen which is cool, you can chage themes ring tones that are downloadble from the net.. but y comes a at a price of 24 bucks for the PC conector wich is VERY HANDy you can use it to download pic, sounds , even use this as a PDA, it sicronizes it self with ou look to fix apoinmentes, adresse , phone numbers and other stuff it can be programed to ring ing you apoinmets made in ot look , and in... (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2003 by gigajosh.
OK, well I've given it all in the Good points and Bad points sections.
It looks nice and is light and the screen is big if you're coming off an old non-colour phone.
The calendar capability is wicked - Good PDA replacement if all you do is make lots of little appointments and reminders!!!
Pitty you can't use java games - big-time ommision by Ericsson! And no polyphonic ringtones - but they naff you off anyhow :o))
The buttons have a bit of a weak clicky feel, but the menu delay is worse -... (read more)