I'm here to the rescue.
First off - if you cant get the phone to recognize the cingular network:
Go into settings, connectivity, network, band selection.
This should light the phone up on cingular.
If you are getting poor connectivity, that is because this phone doesn't work on the 850mhz band. It operates on the 1900mhz band for cingular, which is worse. But still usable. Basically you may experience shoddy reception and straight to voicemail issues when you are in buildings. Outside its perfect.
Copying files to the phone:
- Install the software/driver
- *before you plug it in* go to: settings, connectivity, removeable disk: enter 0000 then chose data transfer, wiat a few seconds then plug in the data cable, your pc will recognize the phone as a USB drive, except the defaults for the driver installation
- then just open the drive like a normal usb drives, and copy movies, sounds, and pics to the appropriate folder.
- make sure when you are done to safely remove the device from teh pc, then hit exit and unplug
Setting up MMS took me about 4 hours to figure out, so if you need that walkthrough just e-mail me. If you have any other questions you can e-mail me too, and i'll try to answer.
Through some random act and calling Rogers yet another time the phone is now working on their network. Using the PCS band(1900), which I had tried many times earlier they were able to allow access.
My new issue is actually getting the phone to charge. Plugging in the travel adapter (Model STA-P51RD) with the North American plug attachment does nothing. There is no indication of charging for the past two hours, the phone is still Out of Battery and will not turn on. Has anyone else encountered this problem?
Sirc, I talked to someone on the Cingular user forum and found out that in my area I need a phone that is GSM 850 compatible and this phone is NOT. However, I just heard back from the eBay seller I purchased it from and he will be issuing me a refund. I would check to see what GSM setting is required for Rogers in your area and mess around with the Band settings some. I was messing with the Band settings and actually was able to connect to the T-Mobile network with my girlfriend's T-Mobile SIM. Hope you get it working!!
Like David_LM I am having the same problem except my carrier is Rogers AT&T in Canada. The phone is unlocked and I did manage to connect manually to the Rogers network by chance and I made several test calls, however once I turned the phone off and on I am no longer able to automatically or manually connect to the Rogers network. When I called them they were able to see the phone but were unsure how to connect it. Another representative says the phone is just not compatible with their network, but if it wasn't then how would I have been able to make calls? I am going to try another SIM card on the Rogers network see if that perhaps is my problem, but I am guessing it may not be. I am hoping that I don't have a $400 paper weight now.
I see that there are a few people with this problem and I am wondering if any of them have found a solution?
I got the phone last week and it's a great looking phone. I'm a bit out of touch with technology recently and can not work out how to load music onto the phone. I've managed to load music onto my MP3 Player before but am having no luck doing the same onto my LG KG810 mobile. I should probably read the manual more. Also did anyone have any luck using the software disc that comes with the phone, my computer was warning me about loading it onto my computer, although i still did.
bob, the phone I have is fully unlocked and unbranded. I have called Cingular customer support, gone to an official Cingular store and have gone to another cell phone store and none of them can help; they all say that my phone is defective. I put in my girlfriend's T-Mobile SIM card and the same thing, nothing. If any of you are using this phone with Cingular please let me know how I can get mine working!! The eBay seller I purchased it from (cellz4less) is not responding to me and I'm afraid I may have lost my $220!! Please help!!
david maybe your phone is locked on verizon so u can only use verizon with it
man! this phone only video records for 15 seconds!am i wrong or right? i thought maybe a good 50 mintues to an hour like my old samsung d500.and i want to put songs on it...what will i need?give me specific brands and stuff. and i also was wondering if i can use the sounds on my voice recording as my ringtone?
the manual says it has email but it doesnt have it on the phone! how do i use the email feature?
I just received this phone today, popped in my Cingular SIM card and ... NOTHING!! It doesn't automatically detect my Cingular network and when I do a manual detection it says "Fail". Cingular is the #2 network on the "Preferred" list of networks so it SHOULD work. If anyone has Cingular and uses this phone or knows of how to fix this problem I would love your assistance!!
Please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
anyone know how i can connect to internet WAP? do i still have to input the IP address & other stuff in it?
Nice looking....but no speaker phone and no memory expansion...i'll pass. Nokia 6126 much better phone
How is the volume when talking on this phone? Can you hear in loud environments?
to activate the tuochscreen just hold down te volume button on the left hand side of the phone and the tuoch kay pad lights up.
I love it. It's so easy to use its great. I love the coloured nubers for dialling, they're awsom. If it had a flash and loud spaker also more theme colours that would just top it off, but it's definatelty worth the money as is. I'm a big fan of LG phones, they're great.
Great phone. Anybody knows how to activate the touchscreen on the outside of the frontflip?
i love it!! its great! i have absolutely no problem using the phone ! it just lacks speaker when your talkin on the phone memory is good for mp3 im holding abt 30 full songs so far. just got to take your time and learn how to use the phone
Definitely a good phone.Worth the Money.The only thing is the color letters when dialing no flash no speakerphone otherwise is all god.im kipping it and im getting alsoi a samsung e900 samsung fan ;
I just bought this phone yesterday. I'm waiting for it come and then will write a review ...
It HAS to be better than my SE S710a.
Is this phone worth paying for????Why hasnt anyone contacted LG itself?? Anyone had any luck doing that? becasue i have the Nokia 6280 and i had got it from B worst place to shop from they dont help you and all they wana do is make money from you even if they are wrong and they had sent me to nokia to fix it so most likely have to go to LG. So should i get this phone LG KG810 or not??? please help im tryin to choose between that and LG KG800 chocolate phone HELP