i want to buy this cell but it costs 500$ in croatia. is this too expensive? should i wait to lower the price?
MPX 220 is probably one of the few smart phone options you have as GSM phones that will work with Cingular Wireless. I was looking for the following features when I bought this phone.
1. Bluetooth (Head seat and Synch features)
2. Picture Camera
3. Video camera
4. MP3 player
5. External memory (Mini SD card)
6. Pocket PC
7. Quad Band international operation
8. Bluetooth and wired modems
9. Outlook synchronization
Feature wise, this is a great phone. However, I would say this is one of the most unreliable phones I have ever used. I bought my first phone from Best Buy, It worked fine for less than a month and then the headset adaptor would not work. I returned it for a new one. After a couple months, the screen would not work. Exchanged it with Cingular for a new one (under 1 year warranty). 2 months later the microphone stopped working (very feeble). Exchanged it again and it worked fine for a few months. Now the microphone stopped working again. It probably is out of warranty now. Fortunately, the Bluetooth headset still works and hence I can use the phone.
There are other few usability issues:
• It is almost impossible to use this phone hands free when driving a car. You are lucky, if you could pick up an incoming call with a Bluetooth or wired headset before the caller cuts you off.
• With a wired headset, it keeps dialing the most recent number, and we will never know. Once, it called a number almost 15 times during a 2 hour road trip!!!
• The other thing is the voice dial option. Voice dial is supposed to help you when you like to use it hands free, especially when you drive. Well, good luck. MPX220 designers had done a poor job of it and it is so complicated and cumbersome to use. Most of the phones out there seems to have made this simple to use, but not MPX220
Many times this phone reminds me of an experimental project and that is what I use it for now. I do .Net Smart Phone programming with it and sometimes to connect my PDA and Laptop to internet.
Great phone, great features, but useless on the street!!! I would go out with a Motorola V66 (An old phone, but very reliable) and come back and play with an MPX220!!!
Yes, cutie, it works just fine with US Cingular network... Just plug your Cingular SIM into it, then you will be all mouth... :-)
About speaker on the phone, it IS weak for music, but for me it's clear enough to listen to when you just calling... I think I will have to update the ROM if I can to fix this...
I wonder if it still works (unlocked) after the update... Anybody knows???
I am planning to buy this phone.Can anyone tell me if this phone will work with Cingular wireless network here in the USA? Anyone from the USA? Thanks!
I just got the phone, it's in Spanish language... I had to change the language back to US English, change the Locale back to English (United State)... :-)
Could anyone please tell me if I can update the ROM ware or not if I went into the About and it said:
"Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition
Version 4.21.1088 (Build 143126.96.36.199)
Radio Version 1.00..."
Thanks a lot!!!
jeff: you can download active sync from microsoft's website. just do a search.
no name: Yes mp3 can be used as ringtones. you need to do a registry mod.
I would suggest that everyone with a problem check out www.modaco.com - good smartphone website.
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I have the motorola MPx220 (black one), and I've had the phone for over a month now. It was working fine until yesterday, I had 1 bar left on my battery, and I recieved the warning to charge my battery soon. I turned off the cell, and pluged it into the charger that came with the phone. after about 2-3 hours of charging, I tried turning on the phone but it didnt turn on. Is this a defect with the battery or the phone? can anyone pleae help me out with this. Any help will be appreciated..
And if anyone knows a site where I can download the english version(mine came with the spanish version) of the active sync software, that would be appreciated too.
i am having difficulty in getting the rom upgrade for this phone
1 people are not specific Motorola say the upgrade is 188.8.131.52 and the phone says 1.280.0.0
I have read that 184.108.40.206 is an old rom and have searched for the asian rom to no avail
can anyone help me obtain the asian rom with windows media 10
otherwise happy with this phone as other commentators have said it is a phone
but it can has all the adaptability
This is by far the best phone I've ever come across. I've had this phone nearly a year and have yet to have any problems. This is my phone, my ipod and my pc all in one. Maybe not the greatest when it comes to pc for some, but for me i can transfer files to my phone from work then to my pc when i get home. So to me its great. The only problem I have, which is not really a problem but a feature im looking for in my next phone is, a2dp. The ability to listen to my mp3s through my bluetooth device. Other than that this phone can't be beat by any phone I've seen on the market in any counrty!
Is it true that the maximum mini SD card that this will hold is 512mb? Cause I would really like to buy a 1 gb card for it, but I would like to make sure its compatible before I purchase both the phone and the card.
Yes it is true that the Keys scratch the screen.... I had 2 of these... and had nothing but trouble with the MPx220. I was really excited about this phone... but ended up getting the shaft from this phone. The keys will wreck the screen after a while. The earpiece doesnt get loud enough (and yes I had the newer version, its still not loud enough) ... the ringers are too quiet. I had tons of OS problems, and it doesnt get nearly as good of signal as any of my other phones (compared to about 6 or 7 other phones I had around the same time and since the MPx220). Stay away from this phone... it sounds awesome, but its not even close.
guys, actually i'm still very new user to this phone. Can anyone tell me if i putting in 1G memory card will my phone get stuck? Because the 512 mb is still not enough for me as my usage is very high. Pls advise.
For Samsuddin: i've heard that the keyboard scratch the screen (display) when the phone its closed. Its possible? should i worry about that or is just a rumour? 'cause i want to buy this phone and really have to know. I wait for your answer, and u can send me an e-mail :) 10x
yupp i used to have problems with my mpx220 too like the charging problems...but after i got the latest firmware upgrade from hk that was solved...as for the ringtone problem if u use a program like goldwave u can increase the volumes of ur mp3s and if u convert ur mp3s to wma it gets a bit louder
Can someone pls tell me how to identify its firmware? And also on its external screen, is it possible for "photo contacts" to appear or is it just time,battery and signal strengths that it shows?
Pls answer! I really want to buy this phone.
I am really liking this phone but soooo skeptical after reading all the reviews that talked about all the problems that the phone has.. Are these problems really all fixed with the latest firmware? How can I check the firmware verision on the phone and what is a tell-tale sign that the phone is ok and working properly that I can do in store (the store is a friend of mine's and he'll let me play around with the phone before I buy) Thanks guys!!!