Peter, 21 Jul 2010Cheers RottenFoxBreath. At the moment, im on tmobiles unlimited text and web(1gb)for £10... more@ Peter, why not check your data usage on T-Mobile, while you are still with them, to give you some idea of what you are using currently?
Cheers RottenFoxBreath. At the moment, im on tmobiles unlimited text and web(1gb)for £10 month top up promotion that they were doing before Christmas last year. Also im using a SE W705, so going to an android and o2 is going to be new for me, hope the 500mb data limit isnt too restrictive. Thanks for your reply buddy
RottenFoxBreath, 21 Jul 2010@ Peter, Yes, you can view Youtube on the o2 GT540(theres an app for it on the first right hom... moreForgot to add, @Peter, that if you use Wi-fi for streaming, then it's completely free, as you are using your own connection.
the only tariff drain, or possible charges are when you use the mobile network, and go over your monthly limit.
Peter, 21 Jul 2010Hi all. Im curious to know if the Optimus can view youtube, as nearly all phones on o2 pay and... more@ Peter, Yes, you can view Youtube on the o2 GT540(theres an app for it on the first right homepage), but if you go over your monthly download limit, then you will be charged accordingly.
And not just on o2, most, if not all the UK operators, have changed or will be changing to standard 250-500meg monthly limits for users, even on contracts.
If you want extra usage, then either seek a Bolt-on from o2, or change tariff/Operator.
Hi all. Im curious to know if the Optimus can view youtube, as nearly all phones on o2 pay and go have video streaming removed. Thanks
I bought this phone a couple of weeks ago and am very happy with it.
As a first time smartphone user I am the intended audience for this phone. I don't want a contract but neither can I bring myself to pay a lot for a phone, so up to now Smartphones have been off the agenda for me. Unsurprisingly, then, it was the price that attracted me to this phone, and the fact that it was one of the very few PAYG phones with WiFi - I paid £150 for the phone on O2 PAYG.
The main review is right in that the phone is perfectly pitched at it's intended audience. I don't feel too deprived that the version of Android is 1.6. I don't miss pinch and drag zooming in the browser (although if you download xScope G browser you do get double tap then drag zooming using one thumb/finger!). It does everything I wanted it to do and more.
I just want to correct one or two things I've noticed in the main review and in comments below...
1) The on screen dialler & messaging buttons (on either side of the menu button) can actually be customised. Just open the menu, drag a short cut out and drop it on the button you want to change.
2) Also wanted to mention the Xscope G browser's zooming ability - with this you do get one thumb/finger zooming. This is free from the Market (it's basically like a mobile version of Chrome).
3) To the user below who is using too much credit while on Market - it's probably using your credit to use background data instead of your WiFi. The best way to prevent this is to download APNdroid which will prevent your apps from connecting via anything other than WiF. WiFi does not use your credit - it uses your router just like your computer does. If you go too far from your router then your apps are going to try to get online using your calling credit.
RottenFoxBreath, 19 Jul 2010@ Freefaller, It won't be Wi-fi, as Wi-fi has nothing to do with o2 and it's settings are inde... more@ Freefaller, what tariff are you on?, and have you dialed "4444" on o2, and pressed "2", then "2" again, to check your credit/remaining internet usage, if you are on text & web, as any other tariff you will be charged for internet usage, unless it's a bolt on...
It could even be whatever app is charging you, or another issue, has eaten the 500meg of limit, and now you are getting charged for usage.
Freefaller, 19 Jul 2010Question to RottenFoxBreath....
I posted before about my credit being swallowed up on O2 PA... more@ Freefaller, It won't be Wi-fi, as Wi-fi has nothing to do with o2 and it's settings are independant of o2's charging network, don't believe me, then ask them!
Are you sure you are on a tariff, which lets you use the mobile network?
I just disabled mobile network, and tried to use the net, and the market, and no charge, my credit stays the same.
So, its either your tariff that's the issue, or an app either using background data, or having access to the mobile network constantly.
If you disable mobile network, and use wi-fi set up with your own router/internet settings, you won't be charged anything..
Question to RottenFoxBreath....
I posted before about my credit being swallowed up on O2 PAYG. I thought it was a Flip Clock updating, but I have now discovered that it is Wi-Fi that is the problem. If I enable the Wi-Fi on my GT540 and goto Android Market, my credit goes down alarmingly, but if I enable the Wi-Fi on my Nokia 5530 and get apps for it I don't get charged. It doesn't make sense. Any solution ?
charlie, 22 Jun 2010Can anyone help me, I was playing with my new h/p in the setting icon when the touch screen wh... moreI have the same problem, did you get yours sorted?. If you did I would like to know how you did it. I dont know what language I have.
RottenFoxBreath, 19 Jul 2010@ Anonymous who said: "but in the review, in the connectivity part it says : "For... morejust to add, the only 2 i have tested are the o2, and Orange models, but seeing as the phone uses a modified Android 1.6 system, and is pretty standard from country to country, the only difference being the APN's, languages and network tweaks that phone companies make, i would say Bluetooth file transfers, will be standard on them all.
Anonymous, 19 Jul 2010but in the review, in the connectivity part it says : "For local connectivity, there's Wi... more@ Anonymous who said:
"but in the review, in the connectivity part it says : "For local connectivity, there's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 (just the headset profile though, you can't send or receive files unless you pay the Android Market a visit and get the free Bluetooth File Transfer app)."
Don't believe all you read in previews, sorry, reviews..lol.
I can assure you, the UK o2, and Orange models, will transfer files from 1 phone to another without the need for any apps.
to get my contacts from my old phone, i used Bluetooth, and have just tested Bluetooth again, with the o2 GT540, and an o2 Samsung D900, and it transfered the files in seconds, no apps needed, other than enabling Bluetooth on each phone.
RottenFoxBreath, 19 Jul 2010@Anonymous saying: "after installing the Bluetooth File Transfer App from Android Marker... morebut in the review, in the connectivity part it says : "For local connectivity, there's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 (just the headset profile though, you can't send or receive files unless you pay the Android Market a visit and get the free Bluetooth File Transfer app)."
Anonymous, 19 Jul 2010I have one question, after installing the Bluetooth File Transfer App from Android Marker, can... more@Anonymous saying:
"after installing the Bluetooth File Transfer App from Android Marker, can you send&receive files to/from every phone or...NOT???"
You don't need to install any Bluetooth File Transfer app, as the GT540 can transfer files over Bluetooth straight out of the box.
I have one question, after installing the Bluetooth File Transfer App from Android Marker, can you send&receive files to/from every phone or...NOT???
please answer :)
I would like to to give my opinion about price. It would be good if the price of the item is shown.
Akash from nepal, 16 Jul 2010Lg gt540 optimus prices in nepal rs.26,499with android 1.6 this phone is too much expensive. 20000 is suitable for this
[deleted post]bought my optimus yesterday at blanchardstown meteor store, it cost €165 which includes €20 insurance, it's my first smart phone and still trying to use it
I just got this phone last week and i can only say its awesome! the battery life is amazing! also the spefications is wrong on this site, talk time is less on a 3g network because it requires more battery life so how is it 720 hours its like 320 hours, but really thats only if you turn the brightness to 0, wifi and bluetooth off and other things off to talk that much, you will never really talk that much on a single charge maybe about a couple of hours i guess