unfortunately you're experiencing a few of the minor drawbacks in the E398 and there really isn't a way around to your probs.
the phonebook features are not very impressive as mentioned time and time again in several reviews. and there is only that one letter search option.
to send sms also u have to go thru all those steps. there isn't any other way.
and finally the charge time for the batt is 4 hours and there isn't anything wrong with ur batt in that regard.
so there it is. the probs u mentioned are simply a couple of lil cons in the phone. but the E398 DOES make up for it with some of its other features.
hope this will dispell ur concerns. you'll get used to it hopefully.
as for my probs i posted earlier i hope someone would give me a piece of advise too. and also guys how do you compress the songs in to say 64kbps or something? is it done with tht mobile tools software? is the song size reduced considerably then? and also about those rythm lights i asked before?
Overall perf of Moto e398 is gud. Dual speakers,,MP3 plyr, cam, 64k display,games iTAP are kewl.
But I have few things troubling always...WOuld be grateful if someone could help on this.
1) I have searched enough for this feature, but i dont find ' Any search options for phone book' So if u have lot of names starting with the same letter, u r quite lost, whn u have to make an urgent call..
2)Sending messages is a pain. COz, the navigation is cumbersome.. I need to click on OK->SELECT->ADD->DONE->SEND Is there any quick way of sending messages??
3)It takes 4 hrs to completely charge..Is anyone facing the same issue? Also, the charge shows up empty whn the phone battery meter says full and vice versa..
If anyone could help, please do. Thanx!
hey guys can u pls give me a bit of help? i bought this phone on saturday and it's awesome. but there are a couple of things i still couldnt figure out. how can i get the rhythm lights to work with the songs when i play them? the manual isn't that helpful either:( i havent been able to get the lights to work with the songs. do they enhance the sound quality or something? and also what does Instant messaging do? is it like an MSN messenger thingy in the phone? meaning we can see who's online with it? and chat? i suppose it costs too?
i'm not much of a phone geek and this phone certainly offers a lil challenge to figure things out. i'd REALLY appreciate any help guys! pls?
finally the phone is great. the USB cable is a real help since i havent got bluetooth on my PC. oh and also i think i have to download Nokia mobile converter 2.0 to convert videos in to a compatible form right?
thanks in advance for any help guys!
been using my E398 for nearly a year now and just noticed that there are no options for address or notes in a phonebook entry. it only has phone number and email. Does anyone know if there is a java application that i can install in order to include other fields in my phonebook entries? any helpful comment is very much appreciated. thanks in advance!
I know this sounds dumb but what's flex.I want to buy this phone but i don't know what's that.PLEASE ANSWER ME!!!!!
Hi.my comp is under Windows98SE OS.Am I going to have problems with the instalation of the software for moto? :)
To repeat my previous post:
To format the TransFlash card:
1. Settings --> Phone Status --> Storage Devices
2. Highlight TransFlash card on the list.
3. Menu Button --> Format
Can anyone out there help me? My phone can't play mpeg4 files, it cant even detect the file in the card. Should I be activatiing anything in the phone to play the file? My phone is a 34r
Sony Ericsson had a remote controled car for their bluetooth phoneshttp://www.sonyericsson.com/spg.jsp?cc=us&lc=en&ver=4000&template=pp4_1_1&zone=pp&lm=pp4_1&pid=10109. can i get this car to work for the E398?
ok, i'm haveing a lot of difficulity deciding which phone to get,between the k700 and e398. could someone please help me out? i would like previous owners on both phones to tell me what you think of then image quality wise, sound wise, battery life wise,memory wise....everything you could possibly think of
wat is the meaning of trutone?can e398 support it?plz..........answer me.
go to this forum http://www.motomodders.net/Default.aspx?g=topics&f=5 . you can ask here. modders website.
i managed to install the R374_G_0E.40.79R in my motorola e398 T______T yeah i know, i must have been blind then, so now i cannot turn on my phone coz i installed the wrong flash. is there any hope in fixing this or do i send it to repair? please email me :)
plannin to buy this or Nokia 3230 this 1st.
Sorry to bother but, need some info from U, pls advice...
1)I wanna know if I can install an FM radio?
2)Can I play ".rm" files (Real Player format), coz they r very small in size compared to MP3s.
3)Wat OS does this fone work on?
4)Is there a way to use RS-MMC card instead of the T-Flash one? (coz their expensive).
Thanks in advance guys...pls reply ;-)
While it is true that it is possible to use a memory card without formatting it first, I have learned firsthand that memory cards are more reliable if you format them first. This is true for cards used in phones, cameras, PDAs, etc. By formatting the card, you are allowing the hardware device to fine tune the card.
hello... i`m a proud owner of this e398 and i think its very useful.. but i have few quetions... can anyone pls just answer...
1.) can this phone supports up to 512mb of rs sd? or even 1 gig? is it going to hang if i used more than its upported ? or is it depends on what rs sd im using?
2.) erm.. is it normal if my newly formatted trans rs sd have used space of few(504 kb) of space and after "master clear", my phone memory have been used few(57.2 kb) and for what it is used for??
3.) where can i view my phone published date..? as if in nokia, we press *60# to gain its serial number or *0000# for its imei...
i just wanna make sure i wasnt being cheated by he phone dealer..
4.) is there any modification to reduced the lag time while sms-ing? i read the page but i just couldnt find where ... can sumone please explain for the good of all motorola e398 good.. thanks!
i got the new moto e398, one important point is that the moto software runs only in the windows 2000 environment and not in 97 or 98, if you have any query in using the s/w or cable or anyting else, mail me.