Moreover, some phones of different firms are identical, such as Alcatel One Touch 531 and Mitsubishi Trium M320, but the first officially comes to Russia (and hence there is a Russian firmware), and the second carry in the 'gray as' from Poland. All of these improvements in a very serious disadvantage: in the end you get all the same gray phone, but still without warranty. The next step after selecting a standard connection – to determine the range of services (which must meet a set of phone functions). Consider some of them: Sending messages There are currently three types of messages: SMS, EMS and MMS. The most common SMS (Short Message Service) – the message is a little text, no larger than 160 characters.
The small cost of an outgoing message (1.5-2 rubles), and free incoming made this service very popular. To fully make use of SMS, phone should display correctly Russian text. For a set of messages phone's keypad you need to have Russian letters on the buttons. Well, if the phone is 'sewn' Russian Dictionary for Fast Track (aka Prediction T9). You can not send messages from your phone only, but also from the Internet. Some operators allow you to receive e-mails as SMS – a very useful feature, although the restriction on message size does not allow "a full-fledged" e-mails. However, some phones allow the 'glue' multiple messages into one, thus increasing the length of the message (Siemens M55 – up to 760 characters, Samsung SGH C100 – up to 918).