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Samsung SCH 3500

“ It was okay iI guess. my samsung sch had good sound...”

Written on: 18/06/2009

It was okay iI guess. my samsung sch had good sound but was hard to find a charger… Read Full Review

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Samsung SCH 3500

“I have used this phone for about 5 years now and have...”

Written on: 24/01/2008

I have used this phone for about 5 years now and have no complaints about it. I am a light cell phone user who only makes occasional calls. However, I do carry this cell phone (in case of emergencies) all the time. I have carried it for years and dropped it multiple times but nothing has broke and it still works. I am (regretfully) having to switch to a new phone, however, simply because this model is getting so out-of-date. Sprint recently sent me a letter that informed me that, due to changes… Read Full Review

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Samsung SCH 3500

“The Samsung SCH 3500 has been a wonderful phone for...”

Written on: 01/09/2005 by koslosmd (1 review written)

The Samsung SCH 3500 has been a wonderful phone for me! I've had the thing for about five years now, and just recently had a mechanical issue. It has been in a lake more than once, it's been dropped countless times (several times on concrete), and has gone through all the usual wear-and-tear and come out smelling like a rose! I'm even still on my first battery. The service coverage started out a bit weak five years ago, but has improved year after year. It's always had problems deep inside… Read Full Review

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Samsung SCH 3500

“I've had my Samsung SCH 3500 mobile phone for 3years...”

Written on: 05/05/2004 by Jerry10 (1 review written)

I've had my Samsung SCH 3500 mobile phone for 3years and never had a problem with the flip top or its performance. I've used it for work at construction sites and have dropped it several times from different ladder hieghts and even in a bucket of water by accident. After drying for a couple of hours the phone was back to normal. I'm finally breaking down to buying a new phone with more features and can only hope the new one can take the beating I've given this one. The only real problem… Read Full Review

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Samsung SCH 3500

“I know 4 people who have owned this Samsung SCH 3500...”

Written on: 22/12/2002 by Randall (Randy) Hewitt. (1 review written)

I know 4 people who have owned this Samsung SCH 3500 mobile phone (including myself) and three of us have had the same problems. The flip-top wears out very quickly and does not engage the connection needed to make or receive calls. The only way the phone would work is to use the earpice, thereby circumventing the flip-top. All of us had the problem in 13 months or prior and guess what ... Samsung denies any reportyed problems with this particular model. None of us will evr buy a Samsung… Read Full Review

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106591_Craig.'s Response to Randall (Randy) Hewitt.'s Review

Written on: 12/06/2003

I agree, although my phone lasted a little over two years before the contactors to the earpiece speaker in the flip phone hinge began to fail.

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243674_Cj 042828's Response to Randall (Randy) Hewitt.'s Review

Written on: 21/05/2006

The little magnet falls out of the slot below the earphone and the flip then fails to be detected. treat with a separate magnet to see if it switches on and off as the magnet is touched to the phone and removed. It's hard to find one small enough to be glued in the little slot, and still be strong enough to work, but I did it and have used it for 2 years since repair.

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Acme's Response to Randall (Randy) Hewitt.'s Review

Written on: 07/08/2003

I Have the same problem with my phone. I would like to know, since the warranty is over, if someone had tried to open the phone to repair it. I have asked a service technician at a service center and he told me that this flip top is connected to the earpiece by wire instead of contacts, and that is why the connection broke. If someone have the service manual or can tell me the steps to open the unit and be able to repair it, I could try to fix this.
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Samsung SCH 3500

“Sprint insurance plan replaced (at a cost of $35 +...”

Written on: 05/04/2002 by Bill. (1 review written)

Sprint insurance plan replaced (at a cost of $35 + $3.00/Month) my defective Nokia 6185 with a Samsung SCH-3500 mobile phone. I cancelled my Sprint service after two months because I was not using the phone. In the mean time I bought a StarTac with Verizon service. Couple months later I gave the Samsung phone to my mother and she established service. After a month of using it just fine, the phone now is unusable. It keeps dropping calls immediately. The phone is being operating in known good… Read Full Review

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Kavazia.'s Response to 18163_Bill.'s Review

Written on: 28/10/2002

Does anyone know where I can download free ringtones for Samsung SCH-3500?

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56617_James.'s Response to 18163_Bill.'s Review

Written on: 08/12/2002

you are very right about the service plan as well as how much of a piece of trash the phone is...... run from the samsung 3500....... the one I have refuse to stay in the on position....it keeps cutting off....... what a peice of garbage...... I paid my $35 also.... I will file a small claim against the company in court ......... I have plenty of time on my hands.......... equipment rip-off would be a better name for the plan.......

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Samsung SCH 3500

“With all the bad press and reviews about the Samsung...”

Written on: 24/03/2002 by Mark C.. (1 review written)

With all the bad press and reviews about the Samsung 3500 mobile phone, one would think that a company recall from Mother Samsung in Seoul would be in order. Customer satisfaction seems not to be their highest priority...otherwise I would have received some notice, or the company may have made a press release to RECALL and/or fix for NO CHARGE. Seems Samsung is little more than a monopoly that flies by night. SprintPCS need to research their decisions in future regarding decisions in buying… Read Full Review

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Samsung SCH 3500

“My Samsung 3500 mobile phone developed a typical...”

Written on: 07/03/2002 by kilroy. (1 review written)

My Samsung 3500 mobile phone developed a typical problem with earpiece. Samsung wants minimum $75.00 just to look at it only 3 months out of warranty.
Since i have an electronics background i decided to tear it apart and repair it myself. I removed the flip piece looking for broken wires none found. After putting it back together i decided to see if i could remove piece holding speaker in. After careful prying i was able to loosen the glue and remove cover, inside is a quarter size speaker… Read Full Review

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Samsung SCH 3500

“The Samsung 3500 phone looks good, feels good and it...”

Written on: 07/02/2002 by Joe Blow. (1 review written)

The Samsung 3500 phone looks good, feels good and it sits well in your hand. My problem with the phone has been that the speaker does not work after one year. The connection to the speaker fails after one year. It's because of a bad design by Samsung. After some number of times opening and closing the speaker, the connection fails… Read Full Review

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Samsung SCH 3500

“Whenever I compare reception on my Samsung 3500 to...”

Written on: 19/01/2002 by equant. (1 review written)

Whenever I compare reception on my Samsung 3500 to someone on the Sprint network with a different phone, I find I have worse reception. But that's not the problem with this phone. The problem with this phone is that the flip breaks, and you can't hear anything. Cost is $100 to fix. I fixed it myself... http://labs.retards.org/samsung/… Read Full Review

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Samsung SCH 3500

“Do not buy the Samsung 3500 phone. It is not worth...”

Written on: 21/12/2001 by me. (1 review written)

Do not buy the Samsung 3500 phone. It is not worth the headache that you'll get. Purchase an equipment replacement plan. Believe you me you will need it… Read Full Review

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Samsung SCH 3500

“I would not recommend buying this phone especially if...”

Written on: 10/12/2001 by Todd T. (1 review written)

I would not recommend buying this phone especially if you live in a cold area of the country. It doesn't work at all when the temp. is below 40 degrees. Not very good for an emergency!… Read Full Review

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Samsung SCH 3500

“The hinge on the flip breaks off and the phone is a...”

Written on: 07/12/2001 by sys. (1 review written)

The hinge on the flip breaks off and the phone is a piece of junk-
SPRINTPCS distributes these phone with their offers and will not stand behind them… Read Full Review

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Samsung SCH 3500

“The flip earpiece gets loosened rapidly, within months...”

Written on: 30/10/2001 by samsungsufferer. (1 review written)

The flip earpiece gets loosened rapidly, within months of use, and can't be fixed. I have owned a Samsung 3500 for 2 years now, the first one had to be replaced with another while still within warranty, and the second one developed the same problem within 6 months. When the earpiece is loosened, the dial pad doesn't work too.

NEVER buy this phone....and if you have one, try to give it away for free...IF you get lucky and there are takers… Read Full Review

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80790_Fred Alan.'s Response to 5356_samsungsufferer.'s Review

Written on: 17/03/2003

Why did you keep it for 2 yrs then? Even via replacement?
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Samsung SCH 3500

“I bought this mobile phone used and without a...”

Written on: 21/09/2001 by nate. (1 review written)

I bought this mobile phone used and without a warranty, and still enjoy using it. Many have asked questions about it and seem to want to purchase it… Read Full Review

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Samsung SCH 3500

“DONT BUY THE SAMSUNG 3500. I've had nothing but...”

Written on: 20/09/2001 by Mad. (1 review written)

DONT BUY THE SAMSUNG 3500. I've had nothing but problems with the Samsung 3500. I'm currectly looking to buy another mobile phone… Read Full Review

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Samsung SCH 3500

“I work for a wireless provider and I get more...”

Written on: 10/09/2001 by Cellphone Helpdesk Worker. (1 review written)

I work for a wireless provider and I get more complaints on this cellphone from customers than any other cellphone. I still have mine, but I only use it for backup just in case if anything happens to my Kyrocera 3035. When I was using my 3500 on a regular basis, it worked great with a earbud since the earpiece would fade out or break up on me. The battery life was not impressive and I couldn't get a signal in some areas where I go. It did drop calls in the same areas I travelled to so I knew… Read Full Review

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Samsung SCH 3500

“The Samsung 3500 phone fails at alarming rate. ...”

Written on: 29/08/2001 by Jeff. (1 review written)

The Samsung 3500 phone fails at alarming rate. Connection to speaker in flip is tosh! Everyone I know that has one of these(about 6 phones) has same problem. Usually fails after 1 yr just out of warranty… Read Full Review

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Samsung SCH 3500

“good phone for price ($89). looks good for being a...”

Written on: 26/08/2001 by scuzzy. (1 review written)

good phone for price ($89). looks good for being a year old. still impresses customers ( i sell wireless) even thought new phones are out there. easy to use menu… Read Full Review

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Samsung SCH 3500

“Don't buy this phone. If you use it regularly, it WILL...”

Written on: 14/08/2001 by DX. (1 review written)

Don't buy this phone. If you use it regularly, it WILL fail you. There is a design flaw that makes the headpiece malfuntion after a while. It's happened to me and 4 of my co-workers who've also purchased the phone.
The fact that Samsung is still selling it is unbelievable.
Too bad... I really liked it at first… Read Full Review

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