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★★★★☆
Orange SPV C500

“If you can put up with the Orange SPV C500 mobile...”

Written on: 05/01/2006 by tactileman (6 reviews written)

If you can put up with the Orange SPV C500 mobile phone freezing on you (to turn it off you have to take the back cover off and remove the battery) it's a good value phone. I particularly like to use Windows Messenger on the move, which you can't do on much more expensive Nokia's etc… Read Full Review

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Orange SPV C500

“All in all the Orange SPV C500 is not a bad little...”

Written on: 01/12/2005 by adrianwalsh (1 review written)

All in all the Orange SPV C500 is not a bad little mobile phone. Good things about the phone are the Calendar (which I have to say is fantastic and the main item I use), the screen is clear and a decent size, with some customization available. The most useful thing is you can customize this phone to your hearts content - there are literally 1000's of downloads available to customize and enhence this phone. The most annoying thing about this phone is it's alarm or lack of it, although it does… Read Full Review

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Orange SPV C500

“The Orange SPV C500 phone is fantastic. I got rid of...”

Written on: 22/11/2005 by mn1504 (1 review written)

The Orange SPV C500 phone is fantastic. I got rid of an XDAII for this and have no regrets. The phone is compact, has every feature you will ever need and can sync with Outlook with no problems. I got this phone for business use and use it for everything (Emails, Texting, photo's, video, etc.).

The phone has Bluetooth, IR, Camera (stills & Video), sound recording, File Explorer, Internet Explorer, Calendar, ActiveSync, Tasks, MSN Messenger, Media Player and so on.

The best feature is the… Read Full Review

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Orange SPV C500

“When i got the Orange SPV C500 nearly a year ago on...”

Written on: 17/08/2005 by djdomdomdom (2 reviews written)

When i got the Orange SPV C500 nearly a year ago on upgrade from orange, I was simply baffled at why it was free when Nokias with smaller screens, poor cameras, no memory cards were going on upgrade for £50 ?? But having seen a friend of mines C500, I just had to have it. A year ago the screen quality, the camera, the new windows mobile and media player were things that were so far out of any other phones league it was untrue.It was and still is one of the best phones avaiable.The only advance… Read Full Review

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Orange SPV C500

“Orange SPV C500 - This looked like good phone on...”

Written on: 21/07/2005 by jothebulb (2 reviews written)

Orange SPV C500 - This looked like good phone on contract from Orange. The screen is large and bright, viewable in all but brightest sunshine. The 16MB storage card is useful, and the camera takes clear shots. However, Orange lose maximum points for still selling it despite the software bug that they admit the manufacturer (Samsung) has not eradicated. I have replaced the handset three times now, including once when the screen broke after being dropped only a few centimetres onto a table… Read Full Review

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Orange SPV C500

“Orange SPV C500 - This phone is so poorly made it...”

Written on: 23/06/2005 by rudegoode (1 review written)

Orange SPV C500 - This phone is so poorly made it simply baffles. If you touch the screen it starts messing up and if you drop it on a carpet from 1cm - forget it. NEVER again, stick to proper mobiles is my advice, and by a blackberry if you want mobile email!!!… Read Full Review

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Djdomdomdom's Response to 198791_rudegoode's Review

Written on: 17/08/2005

What are you on mate, i have had the spv c500 for nearly a year now, and i can find no faults at all. it has been dropped from the top of a range rover screen first, a little scratch on the side, the screen didnt "mess up" the camera is ok, although easily beatable now, and it remains still one of the best phones available

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★★★★★
Orange SPV C500

“I've had this phone for about 1 month now, my friend...”

Written on: 23/03/2005 by silverfoxXXX (1 review written)

I've had this phone for about 1 month now, my friend bought one about 1 month and 1 week ago and I had to have one, the O.S, is easy to use and it synchs well with my PC, calls always seem to be clear and reception is very good.

The real bonus of this phone is the amount of programs available for it including one that turns it into a DVD Player!! With an upgraded mini sd card (512mb), you can easily fit 4 full length DVD's and a few MP3's, the sound qaulity is good, better through the… Read Full Review

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Orange SPV C500

“I've not been this impressed by a new toy for a long...”

Written on: 07/12/2004 by bobcarolgees (1 review written)

I've not been this impressed by a new toy for a long time. The Orange SPV C500 looks great, it's easy to use especially if you had the old SPV of course, it's easy to connect to your PC. The list is endless.
Go and buy one NOW!… Read Full Review

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Orange SPV C500

“I can not deny that the Orange SPV C500 is very nice...”

Written on: 30/11/2004 by coldwave87 (1 review written)

I can not deny that the Orange SPV C500 is very nice phone, with may features. However, it ashame that you can not access the internet via O2 GPRS/GSM, even the phone has been unlocked to all network. I think there are still some restiction from Orange that left in the phone. I bought one, however and ended up having to sell it because of this reason… Read Full Review

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Jakey27's Response to coldwave87's Review

Written on: 17/12/2004

Yes you can. It is just a simple matter of changing the GPRS settings, loads of links on how to do this on the internet. I unlocked my C500 and switched to O2, I have no problems with internet access.

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★★★★★
Orange SPV C500

“It's a long story how I ended up with an upgrade to...”

Written on: 28/10/2004 by interace (3 reviews written)

It's a long story how I ended up with an upgrade to the Orange SPV C500 "smartphone" rather than other models, but it boiled down to two things: this model was free to upgrade and the chap in the Orange shop claimed his brother can sync this model with an Apple Mac (why is it no manufacturer advertises compatibility with the Mac world?)

Still working on the synchronisation, though immediate impressions of the phone are that it performs very well. The design basics have been well refined, so… Read Full Review

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Ethical321's Response to interace's Review

Written on: 07/11/2004

Very helpful. Thanks. Getting it very soon!

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Interace's Response to interace's Review

Written on: 10/01/2005

I upgraded the 16mb memory to 256mb for £19. This seems more than adequate, and it's only a problem if you take a lot of photos (which I don't.)
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<br>Another update since my original review: using PocketPC for Mac (c£17 as I recall), I've managed to connect my Orange SPV C500 to my Apple Powerbook and to syncronise files and data successfully.
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<br>Furthermore, my phone has helped me with several long business rail journeys recently - I've become addicted to the Jawbreaker game!
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<br>All round, an excellent phone I can recommend to anyone.

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179412_Griggall's Response to interace's Review

Written on: 12/12/2004

Just Ordered one, thanks. Giving my SonyEricsson T610 to my brother, I loved it when I got it but the amount of memory is pathetic and the camera isn't up to scratch. Cheers

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Ndwalsh's Response to interace's Review

Written on: 24/11/2004

Excellent review. Am awaiting delvier of mine. I've been through the SPV, E100, E200 and am currently on a Nokia 6230, but just fancy a change...

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★★★★★
Orange SPV C500

“I first saw the SPV C500 phone on the Orange website...”

Written on: 23/08/2004 by djdomdomdom (2 reviews written)

I first saw the SPV C500 phone on the Orange website and I thought nothing of it, until I saw my mates and I was so amazed I bought one the next day, and even though it only came out on wednesday, I have had mine since thursday, and the battery is still going strong!… Read Full Review

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