veejay: tap extended has been absent since i got my phone. the software upgrade to 93r didnt address this problem. so i cant have smiley "u's" nor "enye" which we frequently use. perhaps the motorola execs didn't know that pinoys use spanish characters apart from english. it could be unsettling when you want to use a cool emoticon to express how you feel. but hey, its still smashing value for money! got it for 9k ($160) during a globe promo. it now costs a whopping 19.8k($354.00) !
LEO - congrats! we are among the privelaged to own the red and white (more like pearl) version! people i've met usually think its a k700i. motorola phones are serviced by SE service solutions @ the 30th floor IBM Plaza. phone 9957355 to 57. ask for charming ferlee ann. software upgrade is free. takes a mere 15 to 30 mins for them to do the job. there is still noticeable lag when u simultaneously play mp3 while browsing. suggest you inquire if the 95r is available before you go to this congested area.
The mp3 player can only play 22kHz mp3 player files.. even if they are of higher quality the phone only plays them at 22kHz.. so.. that's kinda low.. any modern mp3 player can play 44kHz quality sound.. so.. the E398 looses quite some points here.. Sure, it's loud, has powerfull speakers.. but only 22kHz quality sound.. :(
Hey Mysterium! I had exactly that same situation (see my message near bottom of page). Yeah I haven't discovered any solution yet but still trying... no one answered my message "can anyone tell me if the MobilePhoneTools CD works on Virtual PC (Windows 2000)?? I'm having trouble connecting through USB cable... This CD doesn't work on Macs.
Any answer would be much appreciated."
Can't wait to hear more about this... thanks ")
hey MAICAL, is thereany place i can get some new Themes for the phone other than the few it comes with? thanks
Hey.. can you connect normal stereo headphones to the phone to listen to music? Because i don't really like the ones that come with the phone..
Where do I BUY the SILVER and RED version offline/ sim free?? Where dammit? I want this phone.
MOTOROLA PHONE TOOLS!!!
I haven't read anything about that program, i just bought my E398 but when I try to connect to that program via USB, nothing happens! the "virtual phone" apears but just say "initializing...".
I searched for patchs or upgrades but..nothing.
Anyone more have this problem?
The E398 is a really nice piece of work, i have to admit.. I bought it to use it as an MP3 player mainly and i have to admit i am impressed. It sounds as good as my friend's Creative' MUVO TXFM Mp3 player.
veejay, u made me laugh
just activate the answer setting for headset...
choy- i am using the 64mb flashcard supplied with my phone. i can hold around 40 full mp3s.
confused- i can listen to mp3s and use my stereo headset as a handsfree. can answer it using the button on the headsets mic.
Thanks for the reply. Yes I guess 59R is the middle east S/W version, coz I bought mine from Dubai. You mean the tap extended is now lacking in your phone when u upgraded to 93R?
Yes you can listen MP3 through the supplied headset. The problem I have experienced is I cant answer calls through the headset by pressing the silver button near the headset's mic. Maybe the supplied headset is really just for listening MP3s.
upgrading to 93r firmware... will it fix the problem about the lag of the phone and the red tint on the photo?
where is the motorola service center located in libis? is it in eastwood? how much is the upgrade?
to VIC... im a new user of the e398 fone...i have the red and white version. the problem ive been experiencing is a s/w lag when playing mp3 and at the same time browsing in the phone. the people in the motorola at glorietta told me that its natural... can this problem be fixed by upgrading the firmware to 93r? and where is the moto service center in libis? is it near the eastwood? and is the upgrade free?
E398 owners, pls help test and reply whether your E398 can playback mp3 with the supplied stereo headphones? (not the FM stereo headphones, but the orginal headphones with your boxed).
i wish i could find 1 GB transflash card for my E398 bt its that nocompany has launched that much bigger transflash card
to unknown - sorry, a "pinoy" is local colloquial for "filipino".....the motorola center here is located in an area called libis. a swanky district with lots of cool cafes, bars, restaurants, events and nightlife....its also where IBM and citibank houses their local HQs. foreigners who intend to visit the Philippines should include this in their travel plans.
Veejay - musta!!!! gone are the text slugginess characterized by the old 34r version. geez, i do not know what a 59r is. perhaps its the available version in the mid east.
this phone kicks *ss! paired it with a bluetooth headset...its now illegal to use a mobile handset without a handsfree unit in Metro Manila.
battery life is excellent for a moderate user like me. screen is set at minimum brightness all the time...music playback compares well with known brand mp3 players that cost as much as the phone! (duuhhh)...i used to have uploading problems but i think the new software addressed these issues...my only disappointment now is the lack of "tap extended" on text entry.
hi guys! just want to ask something...
how many songs can you put in the motorola e398?
Who knows the settings for aim for tmobile?????????????
Hi, can anyone tell me if the MobilePhoneTools CD works on Virtual PC (Windows 2000)?? I'm having trouble connecting through USB cable... This CD doesn't work on Macs.
Any answer would be much appreciated.
By the way, I LOVE THE Motorola E398... the style, rhythm lights, and the soundz are awesome!!! And everything else too. I wouldn't look at any thing else. It's cheap too compared to the other phones that have heaps of features. And it's also better than the Sony Ericsson K700i... that's my opinion.
Don't forget to answer my question about the PhoneTools CD, thanks ")