I got a V185 (i think that is a improved version of v180) and all that i have to say is that it worth the money.
But unfortunately im having problems with the USB connection. I have found some posts about this problem, but nothing about a definitive solution. I will try to explain whats happening to me, step by step since i got the phone:
1) Bought the phone
2) Bought the USB -> MINI_USB cable on local store
3) Did a fresh install of WinXP SP2 on my PC, and DO NOT installed MPT or any usb mobile phone device. So, its really fresh.
4) Plug the phone on the USB port. Windows detects a new USB device, called "Motorola V185" and asked for drivers. I just canceled the driver installation.
5) Unplug the phone and plug it again. Now, windows detects a "unknown device" and do not ask for drivers. A message pop up saying that the device is malfunctioned.
6) If i try to connect to another USB port, it works only for the 1st time, and after i only got "unknown device" and malfunctioned bla bla bla....
Looking for this behaviour, im very sure that there is a problem with WINDOWS. Its like it record some "histoty" of USB devices connected, so after the 1st time that the device is connected, the system is not FRESH anymore.
I know that a lot of people have this problem, but i cant find a solution!
PS: note that Mobile Phone Tools is NOT INSTALLED, so im only talking about connecting the phone on the USB port and windows recognizing it propely!!
I downloaded songs for my phone but i dont know how to make them play all the way through? can someone help?
i do like my phone, but the problem i had was the internal lcd .......>_< i have heard that this is because of the flex version the ph has, anyone heard about that???
anyone has been able to receive a picture sent from an email account!?
I happen to like this phone. Ive had it more than three months and nothing is wrong with my screen or my internet and I can work all the settings on my phone. personally I think a lto of it is operator error and not taking care of your phone like you should.
This would be a great phone if it were not made of cheese. The exterior LCD cracked within 2 weeks of getting the phone. T-Mobile insisted that it was physical damage (no kidding!) and sent me to Moto. Enough said.
maybe i am just not so smar, but as many others are asking, no that i have the phone tools, what do i need to do to make it work? All I really want to do is put some music and pictures on the phone.
has anyone figured this out?
How do you turn up the volume..It sounds like the other party is whispering...
after going through, getting the driver & the phone tools... now it wont initialize.. everything is set up correctly- I think but it is initialing forever.. please email me with advice.. thanks soooo much
i have this phone and i want to put ringtones
but i downloade dthe program already to put the ringtones but i need to installed the phone and i dont know what to do help me
hey anyone know where i can get games for the motorola v180 on my computer then transfer it by usb cable?
I bought a v180 about a month ago, then this past saturday my screen was half scrambled, so i decided to turn it off and turn it back on to see if that would help it. It didnt, i now have a cell phone wit a non working screen. I can recieve calls and make calls from it but i have no way of seeing the number i dial. The external caller id works so i can see whos calling tho...T-mobile wont replace the phone even though its obviously a manufactures defect. In my oppinon dont by the phone, at least spend the extra money and buy a v300.
I have the motorola v180. Phone sucks. I purchased two in october 04, one for my sis and one for me, her phone went out in two months. Her screen was blank, and she could not hear the other party during her calls. Just got a replacement, now it is my phone that has gone out. Screen goes blank or looks scrambled.
i have not been able to get the multimedia studio to open at all. i have access to everything else, but can not find the download to phone section. please help me.
anyone know how to get java games and transer them through the usb cord?
hey my mobile phone tools was working and now isnt it says no modem found and now it says that cannot transer files to phone so im guessing that i need a driver but before i had one and deleted it and it still worked until now....
My phone is turn off complete and I forgot to turn my phone back on so can you help you help me turn my phone back on please
i just purchase the data cable but i don't know how to transfer ringtones, games, etc from my computer to my phone i need help
I just ordered the V180. I'm an adult and am employed, so I'm not interested in downloading games and don't like the goofy ringtones that most phones have.
Does anyone know if you can download ringtones that are acceptable for a workplace setting? Like just a buzzer noise or even a ringing noise like landline phones have or had.
Mitch your posting was right on the money. Thanks for sharing the info.