I recently bought a Motorola E398, and I'm overall satisfied with the phone, but I'm having some problems with it...
- the main way to search for other bluetooth devices does not work (only if you choose to copy a file to another device and then, in this menu, choose to search for decives)
- after some hours of use, the phone does not recognize what is in the Transflash anymore. A message "General system error" is shown and the phone says that the TF is full, even though is not. Then the phone does not show the files from the TF. The problem is corrected only after hours and a lot of restarts...
Does anybody have this kind of problem too? Can I correct these with a SW update???
I know that the E398 supposed to compete with the K700 (and beats it senseless hands down), but how does it compare to the K750 that was just recently released? I'm aware that it has more features but it probably still has bugs in it because it's first gen. But I definitely like the style of the E398 better than any K7XX!! I'm to buy a phone the next two weeks. Anyone please comment!!
i just bought this phone from Germanos and i'm very disapointed 'coz they didn't gave me the memory card and the usb cable.it's not right that somebody else bought the phone at the same price with the cable and card too!they are not profesional at all!sooo don't make my mistake,chose another dealer!..but still it's a great phone.Very good sounds and pictures!
can anyone tell me if they have successfully used this phone as a modem? ie via a data cable connected to your laptop and accessed the web through your phone network provider
try installing the software again via usb device, when the windows message blah blah appears, just ignore it.when ur done,disconnect the cable then connect it again.be sure that the phone is turned on.a message box will appear then follow the instructions. when ur having problems,try disconnecting it. it worked for me.once your done, you'll be glad you tried.
I brough this phone like two weeks ago....it seem like a great phone...white and red...very cute. One day i was texting a msg to my friend and the screen frozen and went black than all white..like it rested itself for no reason.....than recently my ear piece stop working..and i have to use the speakerphone....no very great in loud areas..
same problem as me
but i have card reader no problem with data transfer
Got the phone with a data cable, was happy. Data cable didn't work, got sad. Bought a bluetooth connecter, was happy. Bluetooth paired perfectly with the PC, but still cant install Motorola's Mobile Phone Tools. Am now hopping, fuming mad. When I try to install MPT, windows (xp, service pack 2) kicks in and tries to install the phone as a modem, then gives an error saying "windows does not recognize blah blah...the connected device may not work properly". PC and phone are paired, but can only send files from pc to phone not vice versa. Bummer. Any enlightened souls who can help?
the security code default is 000000 . the unlock code is 1234.
thanks for all ur help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love this web!!!! all full with kind and helpful ppl!! :) ...
i love this phone, im the type who doesnt buy gadgets on impulse, and i made a great decision on this one coz its light and the sound is music to my ears. i love the software that comes along with it, ie., the melody software. however, cud anybody help me on these?
1. whats the default security code for the phone?
2. is there no setting wherein the keypad will lock after being idle for a period of time?
3. how many messages can be stored in the phone memory? can i transfer messages in the memory card?
---thanks so much...
Just bought e398 a few weeks back, great phone, really love it. However, I noticed a strange problem, that the screensaver will stop running after about 30 secs. It goes like this. Screensaver kicks in, and then the LCD backlight turns off, everything normal so far. Then after server seconds, the screen will light up, and screen saver will show as a still image, until the next time I press any key. Same for default MTV saver. Any idea why?
Does anyone know where I can get this phone in white with the red sides? I think that one looks sexy. If not, i'm still getting the black one.
Far as i am concerned there is NO bad side to this phone at all guys!!!
i know lots of ppl compare this to the SE K700 but im not sure why cos for one thing the SE phone costs about 25% MORE than this!!! and that phone DOES NOT have expandable memory...it's just a stupid phone with flashing colours and animated wallpapers...its not worth tht money at all...the ONLY good thing abt that phone from my experience was its bluetooth...
there is a FM radio headset available for this for abt 25USD. so even after you buy that, the E398 is still 75USD cheaper than the K700. so all tht phone has then is video rec over this...but when you see its quality...:D boy you'd rather have expandable memory and stereo speakers tht sound fabulous ANY DAY !!!
so you see? the E398 is miles better than tht phone in many respects...
best bang for your buck this is...
I had the same problem once and I took off the T-flash and than turned on the phone.And then tha alarm and (ring style) detail worked.Then you can put the T-flash in again.
i bought this fone 3 days ago. i seem to have a problem, i can't change the ringtone... i've changed it once but now it just doesn't work. my alarm clock also don't work...
to jhobel.Look those who suggest you to install XP are unawared to the problem.My comp is running under 98SE platform.True I had some "problems" with the recognition by I manage to success.Look the first thing is to...look I have written the method in a previous opinion of mine.read it carefuly and If you have any problems you may mail me at "email@example.com" .AND The software must recognize the phone even without the recognition under windows and it's true - it find it as modem.
jhobel - Are you running it under Windows 98? If so, where did you get drivers for USB? What program are you using to transfer data? How is the phone "seen" by the computer - as a disk? I'm asking because everytime I try installing it it's seen as a Motorola USB Modem - during the installation system is asking for drivers which aren't on the CD provided with the phone and that's the problem.