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If for nothing else, do watch the video for the sound effects - about 4 minutes in. I just filmed myself trying to use the instructions (second attempt), so it is a longish video
Because I really only want to phone and text, the array of phones on the market do not offer value for money. I have tried a couple at around £100 and found that my mansize fingers are too large for touch typing, so I was attracted to the keypad design on the Gusun. However, it has tried my patience with setting up and understanding how to use. It is a familiar problem with mobile phones that, until you purchase, whether on-line or from the High Street, you don't really know what you are getting until you use it. We need professional video demos, if we can't play with it in the shop!
The retailer says "The Menu structure is the same as all the old Nokia phones that were about in the 1980's and 1990's". If you have no experience of mobile phones or are only familiar with Touchscreen, the poorly translated instructions, with an appalling lack of a key diagram, have to be navigated. Below is content from an email to the retailer, who "thanks me for my feedback and will send it on to the manufacturer".
1 Why no diagram with a reference to each key, its name and function?- (page 4) "Left/right soft keys" would be immediately obvious if a diagram, not trial and error by the new user.
2. "Dial Key" pretty obvious that is the Green phone symbol. But first line of explanation "Answer the phone by pressing any dial keys". Come on! Singular then plural. What are the other dial keys? Do you mean "any of the number keys"? If so, say so; remove trial and error.
3 End key. No problem with this - the red key obviously.
4. Navigation keys. Oh, how a diagram of the phone layout would work so much better than leaving the new user to guess. It turns out to be a 4 way rocker switch, with no markings.
5. Alphanumeric keys. Get that. But "When dial a number, enter corresponding number" - gibberish! The rest of the description is not credible either. In good English please.
6 Earphone "The phone is inserted earphone" - I am getting the giggles now. BTW, where is the hole for an earphone jack (DIAGRAM!)?
7 Battery. "Straight stripe is more, the battery is more".
2.1 Installing/Removing the battery. Wait a minute! Should there be an explanation here on how to access the insides of the phone, how to remove the cover? I had to retro think the replace cover instructions and carry out the operation in reverse. OH, here is the explanation now, a bit late. But I am able, on reflection, to see that the instructions are not printed in order. The intention was there but no one proof-read the instructions.
2.4 I am assuming that "T Flash" is another name for the memory card. Cannot find a slot for it at the top right of the Sim card, but there is a possible location below the Sim, with a silver guard (that falls out). Not having any success putting my memory card in that though.
Other questions, about use:
Why are my contacts not showing although I have inserted my Sim card?
Where do I get to change ringtones and volume? Had the option when I first switched on, but not able to find again. Nothing under "Settings" seems appropriate and I have been through the menu without success. My original changes have reverted to factory default.
Limited ringtones and very, very jangly. That may help someone with hearing difficulties but awful for those around them. (A sample on the video, just over 4 minutes in).
I wanted to reject and return but apparently that is not an option. The retailer is, I suspect, just an importer and this is just a product they sourced to shift in the UK.