The Samsung SCH-550 is a modest refresh of the Samsung U540. With a new metallic-brown color and some slight styling changes, plus an increased external memory capacity to 8G, the U550 is a solid, friendly entry-level clamshell.
For folks looking for a simple but capable cell phone, the U550 won’t disappoint. It includes the now universally accepted set of “basic” features, including the ability to text, IM, surf the web via WAP, take a good picture with its 1.3 megapixel camera, speakerphone and modest external display with optional digital or analog clock.
On Verizon in the US, the U550 does comes with Verizon’s VZNavigator GPS system preinstalled, however that doesn’t really mean anything since the service still costs the same should you choose to use it ($2.99 per day or $9.99 for unlimited monthly use). It also comes with VCast, Verizons source for music videos, news and other video offerings.
The U550 should be measured within its own category, namely, modest entry-level devices, and it measures up quite well.
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Samsung released the SCH-U550 on February 19, 2008.
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Samsung backs up the SCH-U550 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your SCH-U550 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.