Samsung Slyde M540

Also known as the Samsung Rant, Samsung TAAG

Samsung Slyde M540 Front View


Canada: Koodo Mobile, TELUS
US: Boost Mobile, Sprint


November 2008


  • MP3 player
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • Expandable memory


Latest Reviews

5 Stars out of 5

The Best

Reviewed on Wednesday July 13, 2011 by , Canada
I have had this phone for 2 and a half years. It is amazing. I have dropped it many times. Sure, it has had a few scratches but it is still a very amazing phone. There are very few phones out there that I would trade this phone for. I love it. It has been really good to me. I have no clue if they still make this phone though.
4 Stars out of 5


Reviewed on Friday November 13, 2009 by , Windsor
This phone is pretty nice, easy texting full qwerty keyboard which is nice. Also the back of the phone is also nice its like gel' so its pretty much impossible to scratch. The keys in the front of the font scratch VERY easily. And the T9 buttons are way to small. Which is sometimes a pain. But overal its a really nice phone. I'd reccomond it to anyone.
4 Stars out of 5

good phone

Reviewed on Monday November 9, 2009 by , calgary
i really like this phone! works good, fast interface. it does not freeze on me, even when texting as people say it does (i haven't texted much at all). the only thing i don't like is the bluetooth i don't know what it is but i can transfer the file from my computer to my phone, then the phone asks me to save so i save it then i can't find it it isn't in my files! other than that its great. it looks much nicer than on the internet, the phone feels nice and solid, like it could drop and it would survive easily which is good!
3 Stars out of 5

Like the Slyde but alarm problems

Reviewed on Wednesday September 30, 2009 by , Toronto
I've had this phone for almost a year and really like it. Haven't personally experienced any problems until now. I like the keyboard and now would not get another phone without it.

However the alarm has become a huge problem in the last week. I set one of the 3 alarms on the weekend for a time during the day. That alarm has now been turned off and is not set. However the alarm continues to go off each and every day at the time it was set for on the weekend EVEN THOUGH IT IS NOT TURNED ON. I have tried setting the same alarm (Alarm 1) for a different time. If I do that, it goes off at both the old time and the new time (while flashing the new time on the screen even though it is going off at the old time that it is not set for anymore). I have tried using one of the other alarms. The other alarm works at the correct time, but the old one continues to go off everyday even though it is not set to go off.

Since I started this problem I've done a lot of googling and many on Sprint (goes by Samsung Rant) also report this same problem with no apparent fix. If anyone has an answer please let me know. I can't have my alarm go off during the day every day when I'm at work.