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6.9
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> In reply to me @ 2012-06-11 17:15 from 8yT6 - click to readWhile playing video, press symbol * (asterisk). Although only volume is available, you can see more clearly

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  • 2012-06-30 19:14
  • LxMQ
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how to get my videos on full screen

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  • 2012-06-11 17:15
  • 8yT6
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I want to install a couple apps to the phone but cannot find how and where. Anyone knows about this? Thanks in advance for tips.

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  • 2012-03-27 19:25
  • LxMQ
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when I connect my blu pc as the web cam only lasts a couple of minutes and turn off the camera and the message of full load

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  • 2012-02-14 00:13
  • Lyb0
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> In reply to Jungle Ride @ 2011-04-29 21:54 from bbXE - click to readIt says outbox. I really don't like this phone at all.

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  • 2012-02-03 00:11
  • I4gw
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how to sett the ring tone for the messagin??

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  • 2011-07-25 06:33
  • jmKk
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Is there no SENT ITEMS forlder for sms mesages?

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  • 2011-04-29 21:54
  • bbXE
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This review of the Blu Disco2Go II dual sim quad band phone is based on Sudarshan Karkada review of the Blu Tango on amazon that I was very impressed with as written reviews go. In some cases I have maintained his comments verbatim, provided they were applicable to this particular model of phone.

I am a user in the USA who received this phone just over a week ago from an eBay vendor and I wanted to put out some thorough feedback out as I felt there was a lack of information on the phone and the manufacturer on the web, youtube, etc. other than information that Blu Products marketing posted.

First, you should know my background. I am on two T-Mobile pay-as-you-go plans because I don't use my mobile phone much but like to make it possible for people to call me locally in two nearby regions. My annual mobile phone bill is between one and two hundred dollars for each of the two numbers. Everybody that I know has one of the fancy smartphones, but I didn't want to pay a large sum for an unlocked phone. I also didn't want to sign up for an expensive monthly plan with 2-year contract. I was making do with single SIM smartphones w/o 3.5mm headphone jacks, but was looking for something that will let me kill time waiting for public transportation that often does not run on schedule.

I was also in the market for a nice, lightweight, MP3 player with an FM tuner built-in. I know that there are many choices for that, but I was holding out for something better than what I currently have without spending too much money.

BLU Disco2Go II seemed to have everything I needed and wanted, so I purchased it. Unlocked dual SIM mobile phone with built in MP3 player, FM radio reciver, analog TV, and a speaker that would allow me to listen to talk radio while doing things around or outside the house. What else could I ask for?

- I removed my T-Mobile sim cards from my previous phones and inserted them into the BLU Disco2Go II handset. As I recall, I may also have had to specify if I wanted both SIM cards to be actively read. That's all I needed to do. Within seconds it was functional.
- The remaining memory for using the camera or the music player basically wouldn't allow those features to work without the Micro SD card. Fortunately I had ordered a 2 GB card for a few bucks. Once I placed the card into the slot, there was enough space to actually use the features that require more than 100-200kb of space.
- FM receiver works both with and without earphone plugged into the 3.5mm headphone jack.
- The device has no wifi compatibility, but then if you read the specs you should know that.
- My Windows Vista computer has no issues recognizing the device when the provided USB connector is attached to it. However, I have not yet figured out if one can write directly to the microSD card. I donít believe it is possible to do so.
- I watched analog television. There are only Spanish stations that still broadcast in this market but one of them plays music videos so this feature that I have used very little of could come in handy while waiting for a bus or something outdoors. While the reception for FM radio is very strong, the reception for the analog television stations seems relatively weaker so I donít think there is any chance that the television reception would work in a subway station.
- the external speaker is really loud. Its surprisingly good considering that its packed into a tiny lightweight phone. I do have one complaint about it however, and that is that the level of volume between the lowest audible setting and mute covers far too many decibels. That is to say that if you want to quietly listen to the external speaker while picking up an FM broadcast, for instance, it is not possible. There is only mute, loud, a little louder, even louder, etc.
- the phone comes with two batteries. Each will not maintain a charge very long with basic use of the phone together with, say, the MP3 player. So you kind of want to have both batteries charged and with you while you are out of the house.Its still better than carrying two phones.

-If you read any Blu Products review, you see the same complaint that the manufacturer's Web site has no information outside of the specification and some basic marketing documents. The manual does not seem to have been written by a native English speaker, but its still more intelligible than most product literature that suffers from that trait.

-One somewhat annoying thing about the design, at least from my perspective, is the way that the headphone jack is accessed and interprets signal. It makes me apprehensive to plug/unplug headphones in all but the rarest instances. Case in point is that the first pair of standard headphones that I tried with the phone failed to disable the external speaker. When I would plug them in, I would hear through the headphones but also through the very loud speaker. This made listening to music outside impossible without getting lots of strange looks from other people who would prefer not hear my music. The phone works perfectly with the included headphones and microphone, however, as a sound piece theyíre probably designed just to broadcast sound within the range that is carried over voice networks. That is to say that the radio and MP3s sound very tinny over them. I got a new pair of standard earbuds that work like a charm, however. Again, Iím afraid to plug and unplug them too much for fear that if the end gets worn down or the jack gets worn down that issue with the volume on the external speaker could become unavoidable. I think the radio and music player are really useful and I'd hate to not be able to use them.

All in all, despite a few glitchy little things this little phone fits my needs very well and I am highly impressed with it, from a functionality per total cost of ownership perspective.

Iíll probably make the jump to an Android based Blu mobile phone when they can get one to market with a 3.2 inch or larger screen. But they better move fast.. Iíd also jump to a ZTE Blade if that came to market first. Luckily for them, and not for me, it seems that my national telecoms seem to be preventing that latter product from reaching the market even though it seems to be readily available in most other parts of the world. This phone will do quite nicely until such a Blu or ZTE phone is available for purchase here in the USA.


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  • 2011-04-25 05:52
  • 4LAy
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> In reply to terrance @ 2011-02-15 19:12 from 8yR7 - click to readthk you so much dude,
i got so worried when i saw no bluetooth

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  • 2011-04-17 20:45
  • LK36
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-03-04 04:15 from kiPE - click to readgo in menu then extra u will find it there

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  • 2011-03-07 05:30
  • kaK7
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Once you have entered the code to unlock to bluetooth, the next step is to into menu, scroll to the "Extra's" menu...enter and you will find into in to listing....Enjoy

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  • 2011-03-05 02:11
  • kiPE
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How do i find the bluetooth menu???? i typed in the code given but it just says open and nothin happen.....please help

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  • 2011-03-04 04:15
  • kiPE
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as active the application of sound from the micro usb.
for messages.
for the. blu. disc tv2go

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  • 2011-02-23 05:03
  • PYB5
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> In reply to terrance @ 2011-02-15 19:12 from 8yR7 - click to readoh thanks alot it works anymore tips and tricks?

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  • 2011-02-22 07:49
  • kaJh
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what is the code to activate the bluetooth

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  • 2011-02-16 02:45
  • PYB5
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> In reply to CyberFlex @ 2011-02-06 05:29 from ka8K - click to readtype in dis code on a blank screen *#35789*#

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  • 2011-02-15 19:12
  • 8yR7
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how to get in bluetooth menu? i cant find it i need a little help

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  • 2011-02-06 05:29
  • ka8K
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looks cool..........................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!­!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 2010-11-17 02:41
  • PGEE
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firstt!! good phone

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  • 2010-11-03 16:48
  • ndxb
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Total of 19 user reviews and opinions for BLU Disco2GO II.