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★★★★★
Orange SPV

“There is one little technical flaw, but overall, the...”

Written on: 01/01/2006 by pipe23 (1 review written)

There is one little technical flaw, but overall, the Orange SPV is a perfect mobile phone.

It is a PC in your pocket with a phone built in.

Enjoy, but be prepared to spend time installing applications and making it your own personal computer… Read Full Review

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Orange SPV

“I'm posting an additional comment on this Orange SPV...”

Written on: 26/05/2004 by srihari rao kotni (2 reviews written)

I'm posting an additional comment on this Orange SPV mobile phone. I have bought a new SD/MMC of 128MB beause the default one that comes with purchane is 8MB too little for any thing. When i have incerted this i was expecting the mobile to recognise automatically because it has microsoft windows. To my surprise it did't recognise the sim, i have tried all the options in the Active sync software that comes with it. There is no format option or any way i can copy the files from my disk to the… Read Full Review

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Orange SPV

“This Orange SPV mobile phone is good if you want a...”

Written on: 26/05/2004 by wilistew (1 review written)

This Orange SPV mobile phone is good if you want a slow small screen palm top with a phone built in. If you do a lot of calling or texting then forget it. The phone has cut me off calls loads of times, crashed, slowed down enough to make it unusable and none of your mates have got a charger. The text function is useless. The phone has a very small dictionary and seems to not remember words. If you are not a computer nerd who has to download stuff using addsync then get the nokia 6230. The… Read Full Review

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Orange SPV

“This Orange SPV mobile phone is the worst phone on the...”

Written on: 22/02/2004 by stephen delaney (1 review written)

This Orange SPV mobile phone is the worst phone on the market, I have been a mobile phone owner/user since 1987 from the big transmobiles to the present day following the advances in technology and advances size reduction until this phone. The technological advancements in quality of reception, clarity of voice, battery life and features.
Recption is very poor even against the small Samsung phones, battery life is prehistoric,The features dont work and when you buy the phone it has lots of… Read Full Review

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Kgemes's Response to stephen delaney's Review

Written on: 11/04/2004

This review is basically correct. The SPV is an unmitigated disaster, compounded by the fact that Orange technicians themselves have little idea about how to use its features. The short-life battery problem can be solved by asking Orange for a new battery. My first battery lost its charge in half a day. My current battery lasts for 2-3 days.

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Loonylewis2004's Response to stephen delaney's Review

Written on: 06/06/2004

I completely disagree with this phone Yes the batterey life is poor but it will last you a day or two. It plays mp3s mindows media and video, it has internet explorer, send and recieve email and a camera. What more would you want for a PHONE? If you are rich just get a £5000 computer. This is a mini computer, phone that fits into your pocket

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Orange SPV

“For a business phone, I've very pleased with the SPV...”

Written on: 18/12/2003 by adg75 (1 review written)

For a business phone, I've very pleased with the SPV E-200 (many improvements over the 100 series). The latest releases have fixed most of the bugs… Read Full Review

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Orange SPV

“I've had this Orange SPV mobile phone for nearly a...”

Written on: 16/12/2003 by adp00 (1 review written)

I've had this Orange SPV mobile phone for nearly a year now, and I am still absolutely delighted with it. Having read a few of the reviews posted here and on other websites, I have noticed that most of the problems people encounter with this phone (can be slow, unreliable etc) can easily be overcome simply by having the phone unlocked. Visit websites such as www.modaco.com and www.coolsmartphone.com to realise the potential of the SPV. I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU DO THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE… Read Full Review

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Orange SPV

“This Orange SPV phone sounded great in the literature...”

Written on: 04/12/2003 by cdrogers (1 review written)

This Orange SPV phone sounded great in the literature and promotional videos and materials from Orange. However, once I had opened the box and turned it on I was VERY disappointed.

The phone is un-attractive and bulky. It takes 2 presses of the power button to turn on, and then you have to wait up to a minute for WIndows to load, then it's hit and miss that you'll get the PIN screen to go any further.

Another let down is the call qaulity, the ear piece is not very loud and the ring tone… Read Full Review

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Orange SPV

“The Orange SPV Battery lasts less than a day even...”

Written on: 03/12/2003 by scollins316 (1 review written)

The Orange SPV Battery lasts less than a day even without making any calls or using the smartphone features.
- The software fails locks up constantly.
- Orange won't exchange it for a different phone..!! I've written letters, been to the store, numerous phone calls to no avail, they are standing buy their guns - no exchange. aaaaargh
COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY (and my time)… Read Full Review

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Orange SPV

“Wasted a day of my busy life on the phone to Orange...”

Written on: 28/11/2003 by niteowl (1 review written)

Wasted a day of my busy life on the phone to Orange tech support but they still do not know why the Orange SPV does not sync with a PC. The whole point of a smartphone is to have a very mobile office, this does nothing of the sort yet. Perhaps this will be fixd one day but the product was 6 weeks late due to field testing and still does not work out of the box. Anti-virus software kills it dead in the cradle and Orange's final shot at fixing the sync errors was to leave A.V. turned off all the… Read Full Review

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Orange SPV

“The Orange SPV is an awesome phone in brief it has the...”

Written on: 25/11/2003 by spv boy (2 reviews written)

The Orange SPV is an awesome phone in brief it has the integrated mp3 player that is great with the fact u can play the songs from a speaker and dont always need headphones although there can be a lag wen loading and opening up programmes but the best point is the ringtones make a wav. file shorter in a wave editing programme e.g nero wave editor and use that its brilliant as well as software updates such as games and applications that can all be added on with the usb cradle AWEOSME PHONE !!!… Read Full Review

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Niteowl's Response to spv boy's Review

Written on: 29/11/2003

Have you got it to sync with a pc ? (I'm on Xp Pro) Also my battery seems to last only the working day, like less than 12 hours without Gprs or bluetooth running, does yours? I have the new E200, I just can not believe how poor their customer support is with this.
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<br>What alternatives are there, anyone!

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Orange SPV

“I hate this phone, I can't wait for my contract to be...”

Written on: 19/11/2003 by Rotaree (1 review written)

I hate this phone, I can't wait for my contract to be a year old so that I can get rid of it without paying for the privilege. The battery life is atrocious, the software is not sufficiently advanced for its capabilities, the endless random malfunctions are infuriating (not being able to 'hang up', not being able to turn the thing on having had to turn it off to end a call, not having any of the buttons working, not charging when placed on the charger etc. etc. etc.). It is the worst phone I… Read Full Review

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Scollins316's Response to 132654_Rotaree's Review

Written on: 03/12/2003

i agree 100% with you

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Acontreras647's Response to 132654_Rotaree's Review

Written on: 11/02/2004

Nokia phones are the biggest waste of money. My Nokia cell recently had so many problems, such as the unlock button would not respond, and sometimes the sound for the phone would be cut off until the recharger was plugged in for a second(the phone being fully charged). I got the phone for a deal since i signed a contract with cingular. Now there telling me i have to buy a new one because its "broken beyond repair". I asked how much a new one would cost and they told me 180.00 dollars!!! i laughed an said, "yea right, idiot!" So now im stuck with a half-ass phone and a contract that if i breach i will have to pay 200 dollars. Ironic how the crud service matches the crud phones! NOKIA SUCKS!

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Adp00's Response to 132654_Rotaree's Review

Written on: 16/12/2003

Absolute rubbish!!!!This phone is class! It really isn't that hard to end a call. Press the red button. Word of advice to anyone whose phone lags at times, you can download a lot of free software and tweaks from the net. Get your smartphone unlocked and you can do a whole load of things!!!! It is by far the best phone out there. If you want a simple common phone that can't do anything, get a retarded nokia!

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★☆☆☆☆
Orange SPV

“This is the worst phone I have EVER had. I bought it...”

Written on: 07/11/2003 by nhai1 (1 review written)

This is the worst phone I have EVER had. I bought it in June 2003, it is now Nov 2003 and this is SPV number 4. The on-off button has failed, twice. The software fails, the keys are fiddly.... how much time have you got. On the eve of the 5th replacement I have persuaded Orange to give me an upgraded phone SPV E100... They agreed and lets see if this incarnation works. If it worked as advbertised, though, it would be a good techy utility… Read Full Review

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Orange SPV

“I purchased this phone nearly 12 months ago and my...”

Written on: 26/10/2003 by PicSee (1 review written)

I purchased this phone nearly 12 months ago and my contract is nearly up and i can't wait to change it!

Originally I wanted it because of it's near 'PDA' features and that part of it is great. However, I'm fed up with waiting ages for it to boot up and the, very often, slow and painful wait while it decides to do what you asked it to, I have had to take the battery out on several occasions as it froze solid.

The reception for phone calls has been quite good but the texts have been very much… Read Full Review

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Orange SPV

“hi! I had brought the orange SPV mobile phone in Uk as...”

Written on: 23/09/2003 by srihari rao kotni (2 reviews written)

hi! I had brought the orange SPV mobile phone in Uk as i'm one of the few supporters of Microsoft. Another reason is its very fancy and very rich with features. I took this to India and begins all the problems. As its the basic GPRS phone, i have no problem in connectivity, but no service provider was able to support the phone incase of any service problems. Added to this the usb interface stopped working and the set is running outof memory. I cant upgrade this as i'm not in UK. Since i have… Read Full Review

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Vsharma5's Response to srihari rao kotni's Review

Written on: 13/10/2003

I stronly disagree to the point of connectivity, GPRS is widely being used today in the country. I Orange gives a national connectivity and it wrks fine, I was using HP Jordano 928 in Mumbai which woked fine. I am looking at buying the SPV phone and wud appreciate if I could get any details about the same in India.

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Srihari Rao Kotni's Response to srihari rao kotni's Review

Written on: 13/10/2003

sorry brother, i do not mean the connectivity.
<br>If its just connectivity and to be able to receive the call why i should spend 300odd Pounds. I'm not in position to utilise the fancy features of the set. Orange in India is not supporting this model yet i guess. Since i had taken the Air tel sim in India, i'm not sure any one Air tel ever heard of such a handset.
<br>What about the memory?. I could hardly store 4 mp3 songs.

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Orange SPV

“This is possibly the most unreliable phone I have ever...”

Written on: 18/08/2003 by Phil. (1 review written)

This is possibly the most unreliable phone I have ever owned. In three months I am now awaiting for replacement number 4.

The problems have included the operating system freezing (normally at the end of a call). Buttons failing to work. Problems with the phone recognising attachments (the camera or SD card). Most recently the phone has refused to switch on... instead it just clicks! Like a twitching corpse!

Am I the only one to have this bad luck… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Orange SPV

“Iv had the Orange SPV Mobile phone for a week -...”

Written on: 04/08/2003 by Krosfyah. (1 review written)

Iv had the Orange SPV Mobile phone for a week - certainly rich in features, especially compared to my old 8310 (why on earth can we not have a radio too though?!)

The only thing i don't like is the fact that, as has been mentioned, i see the "hour glass timer" (or Orange equivalent a lot while using the various applications - ok, so at worst you wait a few seconds, but you dont really want to see the thing at all. Also, when selecting something, sometimes it is processing and the timer is not… Read Full Review

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Orange SPV

“RINGTONE PROBLEMS ”

Written on: 04/07/2003 by William. (1 review written)

RINGTONE PROBLEMS
Everybody seem to think the ringtones are rubbish but you need to look aroung the web like
I did. Basicly you can have all different types
of ringtones. Basic (1 note at a time for example nokia 3310, nokia 330) Polyphonic (a little more jazy. sounds cool) Music (real music cd type) The Orange SPV covers all three. I am only going to explain Music (CD type) if you want to know how to do the first two write back.

first :-
Go to http://www.download.com and download the trial… Read Full Review

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120705_Muz.'s Response to William.'s Review

Written on: 01/08/2003

It's possible to store loads more wav ringtones, on the memory card. You can have 100's of customised, REAL tunes. Not like that polyphonic/midi stuff!

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Fatstuff's Response to William.'s Review

Written on: 06/12/2003

need help downloading video clips if n e one has the time to help thanks papyrussam@yahoo.com

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Clive51's Response to William.'s Review

Written on: 20/10/2003

I have finally found the answer. If there is no Sounds folder, create it by right clicking on the Application Data folder, select New folder and name it Sounds. Paste the sounds in as suggested and it works a treat

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Clive51's Response to William.'s Review

Written on: 19/10/2003

I am trying to download new ringtones for the spv but also have no ipsm\application data\sounds folder either.
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<br>Can anyone help

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Clive51's Response to William.'s Review

Written on: 19/10/2003

I too have no Sounds folder where you suggested

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Godboy.'s Response to William.'s Review

Written on: 01/08/2003

why can i not put a song on my phone as a ringtone
<br>i have done what you said in your review yet it comes up with not enough space on disc,and if i try to delete anything on the phone it comes up with this is a read only file or in use by another application..note , i have an 8mb card and the phone is standard ,like it just came out of the shop.and i cannot find the sounds folder anywhere, all of my ringtones are found in the windows folder........help
<br>ps i would also like to watch a movie when i get a bigger storage card is this done the same way.
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Orange SPV

“The Orange SPV is a really good phone - not for the...”

Written on: 23/06/2003 by pepsichris. (1 review written)

The Orange SPV is a really good phone - not for the people who get scared by using Caller Groups or setting up Profiles etc. Obviously not perfect, but the automatic updates have improved it massively, mine synched up straight away, and all Internet Settings etc were already in place.
Doesn't navigate like other phones or any Windows OS - has one main menu which is like a cross breed of the Windows Start Menu and a normal phone menu. Pauses for a second or two at times, but in understandable… Read Full Review

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5Stars's Response to pepsichris.'s Review

Written on: 08/10/2003

The phone has such poor battery life. Docking the phone DOES NOT charge the battery.

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Orange SPV

“Having had this phone for three months i feel ready to...”

Written on: 09/06/2003 by Louis. (1 review written)

Having had this phone for three months i feel ready to review it.
First of all i got it from orange on a upgrade for free. Happy Days!
Well i have opened the phone up to run on all networks, i can also put any software on it that i wish. Check this site for lots of help and advice www.coolsmartphone.com
I have lots of game on it, as i have upgraded my memory card.
The phone is amasing, yes it has downfalls like, baterry life, but if you do the orange update from there site it improves it… Read Full Review

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106504_Lj.'s Response to 105567_Louis.'s Review

Written on: 11/06/2003

Just wondering how you managed to get a free upgrade from orange?

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8Paul2's Response to 105567_Louis.'s Review

Written on: 11/11/2003

5stars...e-mail me and let me know how much you want for it please. I had one b4 and got rid for a siemens s55...MISTAKE !!!
<br>regards 8paul2.
<br>paul.britten@ntlworld.com

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5Stars's Response to 105567_Louis.'s Review

Written on: 08/10/2003

I am getting rid of mine after 1 month. Anybody want it?
<br>I need more battery life than this offers.

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Lofty's Response to 105567_Louis.'s Review

Written on: 11/08/2003

hello, i also have an orange SPV phone, but it is currently unable to get a network signal, and was wondering if you could help me solve this? please contact me via email to lofty@neonfusion.net
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<br>Thankyou

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111050_Louis.'s Response to 105567_Louis.'s Review

Written on: 27/06/2003

Well they were offering them at the time as far as i know they still are. here is a link to get a free spv
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<br>www.onestopphoneshop.co.uk
<br>but as far as i have seen all shops on the high street are offering it for free, if not go in and tell tehm that you want it for free. Dig your heels in and they will let you have one.
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<br>Regards
<br>Louis

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Orange SPV

“When i first bought this it was just a good phone with...”

Written on: 03/06/2003 by Beks. (1 review written)

When i first bought this it was just a good phone with a lot of features but the battery life was awful just about triple the time on the new video phones and those are bad. But upon discovering the web sites www.modaco.com and www.coolsmartphone.com I have now got the full benefit or what i consider to be the best phone on the market. For stlye there is the samsung V200 but for features and size it is this. When you can play cd quality tunes for your ringtones. Just encoding WAV files from… Read Full Review

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