you can get one from woolworths and argos but argos is only the pink one also comet
I got my VK4000 from Virgin last week. I paid £69.99 but only got £15.00 of top up vouchers. I wasn't offered a choice of colours - I got silver.
I have tried to get music tracks by Bluetooth from my husbands Samsung phone but it won't regonise my VK4000. I phoned Virgin last night and they told me I can only send and receive things by Bluetooth to/from other VK4000 phones. What is the point of that???
I agree with Charlie that sending texts is a slow and labourious task.
And taking photos is an experience in itself.
It is also a pain not having any funtions on the screen without having to slide the phone open.
If you just want a basic phone it's ok, but you probably could get one that just does the basics alot cheaper.
Being a former Samsung user I am not pleased with the menus on the VK4000 and having to "ok" every funtion is a REAL pain too.
i think this is agreat phone had no problems with the bluetooth the only thing is i cant seem to download a game for it anywhere please help!!!!!!!!
I own a pink VK 4000 (bought from Argos) and my 12 year old daughter loves it so much she wants one for Christmas. A great little phone had absolutley no probs with it. I bought a 1gig mmc from MOBYMEMORY.COM complete with a usb adaptor for around £20.00 which works great for downloading mp3's quickly without having to use a data cable. The only down side with this is its a little fiddley to get the card out of the phone! You can also download by bluetooth (but this can take 2-3 mins per track) All in all would thoroughly reccommend this cute phone to any one.
x.x i want 2 get dhis fone 4 xmas but is it worth it? am 13? i want it in pink x.x
if u have a bluetooth dongle u can connect to the pc and upload pics and mp3 by using object push right click on object push on the pc interface and chose send file/object. on send mp3 it will go to the music file folder ect. DO NOT buy a usb lead for this phone as it is completly usless with out the drivers which are not avilible, DO NOT buy 1 gig micro sd cards as the are not reconised by the phone ( kingston ) apperently some one has got a 1gig sansdisk to work but i havent got a spare £50 To test this option am about to try a 512 and will report my findings latter, Also the bluetooth sometimes freezes and u need to rebot the phone to get it to work ... All good fun
its a really good phone i dont no way people dont like its a very good phone
I was wondering if anyone could tell me if you can connect the vk4000 to your computer to upload pictures?
plz help as I am v.confused!?!
hey!!!! if any body is wondering you can get this phone very cheap from argos and its in pink for you little girlies out there lol
not bad phone got it for my daughter for christmas from argos - no usb lead but having no problem sending via bluetooth music for mp3 from my phone
this is 4 katie, u can get this fone from commet, argos, and in black u canget it on www.kelkoo.co.uk and in asda, i think tescos too. hope it helps. xxx
hi,i am considering 2 get this phone 4 xmas but i have read over other comments and have herd people commenting over the bluetooth .well what i am asking is does the bluetooth work and is there sound when you make a video.. plz help:) xxxxxxxxxxx
Well, heres a thing.
The company that makes the VK4000 appears to have gone bust (see Wikipedia of all places). They went bust some time ago... several weeks ...so you have to ask yourself "why are Virgin still selling this phones". there is No Customer Support Anymore. Things such as sync cables that should have been part of the package are not. In fact I got mine from M-99.com but its next to useless because you cant download through it. there is no driver for the phone available, it is not present in the PC-sync software available from the still up and running VK website - try ringing the customer support number there is no response.......
As for the MP3 capability - a nightmare. As I said you can't down load files from the PC onto it because the PC can't see the phone without a driver ---- AH! I hear you cry, but it uses micro SD cards you can stick your songs on that .......wrong. Some people have been able to get some SD cards to work, but I have tried two cards both 512k one from Sandisk and one from Kingston and the phone recognises neither.....Brilliant, about 30 quid down the toilet.
I cannot recommend that you spend your hard on cash on this phone however cheap or cute it looks,its a waste of money.
If anyone has any suggestions to solve the micro SD problem or the MP3 problem please post
I just bought the vk4000 on virgin and could not down load mp3 off virgin bites. Want phone on voda have changed over but it wont let me onto vodafone live. Can any 1 help me?
Just found that I CAN send MP3s via Bluetooth at the amazing speed of 9k per second? (Sony is 5 times faster).
Also found that I can send pics via Bluetooth to Apple Mac but can't browse the phone from the Mac like I can with the Sony
Well let's start with the good news first:
Available from Virgin for £69.99 (including £25 of free airtime).
A nice small design and feels well constructed. the phone looks pretty stylish in a Samsung D600 kind of way.
The phone is well specced for a budget phone, with Java Games, Bluetooth (more on this later), polyphonic and MP3 ringtones and an MP3 player, a diary feature is included too. Lastly a camera and flash is also included.
the backgrounds/wallpapers are animated and look good.
the phone slides open with a nice feel (and also a sound if you so desire).
The bad things I hear you ask?
Well the Bluetooth does not have full functionality so say goodbye to any ideas you may have about "syncing" your diary or contacts, or even loading MP3s videos or Games via Bluetooth.
The camera quality leaves a lot to be desired. (and with no Bluetooth, there is no way of getting them off to your PC).
There is no Radio facility or Push To Talk
There is also a major problem with the screen as there is no facility for a screensaver. So the only way to know if you have missed a call or text is to slide the phone open, which means you spend a lot of time just checking. (although you can get the screen to light up for 5 seconds every 2 minutes. This really is unforgivable and spoils the phone in quite a major way.
Lastly the menu system is very poorly designed, with next to no thought about the human/phone interface. Pressing the middle (joystick) button causes the Internet function to start. (On Sony phones it starts the menu.) To write a text you have to do the following:
Slide phone open
Press left "soft button" (Menu now starts with Virgin Extras item)
Press joypad to right
Press centre button
Select Short Message
Now enter the text (one word at a time, the words appear at the bottom of the screen before entering the main text message).
NOW WHATEVER YOU DO BE Careful, one press of the Right Soft Button, Off key etc and you will go back to last menu item and your text will be lost forever. (thats right it doesn't even save it as a draft!) Don't press middle button while entering text or current word will be lost
When your finally happy with text
Press middle button
Now left Soft Button (For Contacts)
Select required contact with Middle button
Their number now appears
Press Middle button
Hardly intuitive is it? You have a similar wade through menus to read or even to delete a text.
The Camera is also counter-intuitive, slide it open, press camera button on top of phone, A menu appears asking whether you want to take Photo or Video. Select Photo and then gasp at a picture of a pink phone for 4 seconds while you wait for camera application to start. there is the customary delay while the photo is saved, but this appears to be one to two seconds longer than I am used to with Sony Ericcson K608i, this is hardly ideal for quick snapshots.
The only way I can see that you can load MP3s is via a USB sync cable (NOT Supplied!) or possibly via a memory card (To Be Confirmed!)
Virgin were selling the Sony K750i for £79.99, ok so you only get £5 of free airtime, but the differnce is enough to make me want to take the VK4000 back and exchange it.
Virgin appear to be the only company stocking the VK 4000, the only colour I could find is Silver.
Overall, Not a bad phone but not as good as the Specs suggest and if you're used to well designed menus etc. (eg Nokia/Sony Ericsson) you will soon get frustrated.
My advice? There are better phones available