Ericsson T28 World
I own this phone and I sell this phone. If you're into gadgets and accessories, than you may like this phone. If you want a more reliable, simple-to-use GSM phone keep looking. With options such as an .MP3 player, FM radio, chatboard, IR adaptor, and the list goes on, I personally liked this phone and wished mine still worked; although, at times it tried my patients.
Pros: Many "cool" accessories, I've used them all and they all work well. Especially convienient are the headsets (I believe any compatible headset) that make the phone have "voice activated answering". Which is great while riding a bike or jogging while using the FM radio or .mp3 player. The music stops, the phone announces the caller's name into your earbud (if they are in your VAD list), and lets you take the call by saying "answer" or send it to VM by saying "busy". Pretty Cool. Used it in many parts of Europe with no problems! Got many compliments about the phone while at bars or social events. Its so small you can put it anywhere. Status meter tells you remaining talk and stand-by time to the minute (for talk) and the hour (for standby).
Cons: Size makes it easy to lose. Constantly removing battery to "reboot" phone because of glitches. Very slow to load phonebook after power up. Feels a bit flimsy but overall has held up well. Menus can be slow or seem to "lag". One morning, out of the blue, just stopped receiving a signal and hasn't worked since.
Summary: If you're a GSM cell phone geek (like I) and like to use your phone for more than just talking, this may be the phone for you. Just make sure you're not running low on patients as many customers I sold this phone to hated the menu "lag". Most entry-level users should shy away from the T28, as it can be frustrating.
Very, Very Outdated
The T28 is one of the worst phones i have ever seen. Its small size is the only thing it has going for it. The t28's sound quality is poor and the phone itself quite flimsy (especially the plastic flip). Its voice activated dialing feature works one out of five times you try it. The menu is very slow, unresponsive and only displays 2 lines of text. All in all, the t28 is outdated and doesn't even come close the the quality of some of the more recent "basic" phones.
O.K. nothing special just a phone thats all if you want the basics this phone is for you
Great phone, but only a phone
I've owned this phone for 2 years now. I use about 150 minutes/month.
Phone: As a very small phone with voice dialing (only failed to understand me once or twice) I have been very happy... long battery life, good sound, light in shirt pocket, etc. It took a while to get used to the small flip opener button, but now it's second nature.
Other: The menu lag is for real. It makes most features painful. The memory access (from SIM) is also very slow... most apparent when you first power up.
Accessories: The chargers (default/desk/car/mobile-snap-in) are all great. One bad accessory is the chat board, which has a few minor bugs and usability issues. I haven't tried the radio option.