Also to see the software version go into settings, then 'phone status', then 'other information' and it is their, along with other info.
What is everyone's software version anyway?
Mine is: R4513_G_08.B7.5DR_RB
To lock the phone press the menu button (-) and then the * button. Hope this helps.
got the beautiful phone today... but i have one problem, how can you lock the keys? is it possible to lock the keypad? did see it in the user manual, it be a bit strange if ya couldnt? and how do ya know what software ver you have?
Unfortunatly this just gives you a delivery report for the text that you send, it doesn't stay on for some reason? Wonder if that can be fixed or if there is another way to get delivery reports to stay on?
Anyone an update - The bluetooth doens't seem to work very well with this phone. I cannot get it to find any mobile phone! I got it to link to my PC through my USB and it worked great, but it wouldnt find my other 6230 or ky friends K700, the 6230 doesnt find the SLVR at all either. The K700 does find the SLVR and can link together but data wont send between them, so that is a bit strange. I was told by a Vodafone operator that I could take the phone into any Vodafone shop and they would look at it for me, since their is one near by I may take it in sometime during the week as I like swapping stuff with friends through bluetooth so if can't get that to work it will be a real downer.
But I still love this phone :o) every time i pick it up I feel cooler lol was playing the prince of persia demo that you get with the phone, its a pretty damn good game, i may have to purchase it!
To get delivery reports:
Go to create message
go into new text message
press menu buttom (the one above the 'up' key)
go to message options
change delivery report to yes
I don't know if that does it for that one message or for all messages. Give it a try and let us know!
I've been searching to get the delivery reports on the phone and as far as I can find, it can't be done :(
As for the usb cables - any usb-usb cable will do - just has to be the big plug to little plug (not a usb printer plug) - you can get em from anywhere that does digital camera stuff.
I'm getting a bit dissapointed with the phone, the bluetooth implementation is really hacking me off - I'm actually very tempted to see about swapping it for a razr plus cash at vodafone, because I know the razr works with my GPS satnav...
Does anyone who has this phone yet know how to get delivery reports for texts? I dont know how to get it with Moto's????
Also does anyone know if the time shows up after the phone is locked, on the front screen?
Like the post below, my previous phone was the 6230, but I think the SLVR is alot better :o)
Mine arrived today! I have to say I am a little dissappointed. I knew it didn't do anything more than my 6230 but the functionality is so unintuitive. This is the first time I've never had a Nokia and I'm considering sending it back.
The internal memory is too small, and it's rediculous they don't give you the USB link. Does anyone know where to get one? Also, after some digging, it doesn't even look like Motorola Phonetools supports the SLVR yet.
One last thing that is really stupid but annoying me so much, why do I have to put a cross in the box next to the name of the person I want to send a text to? And it only lets you search for contacts by the first letter of their name. What if I know lots of 'A' people, I might want to search for 'AN' to save time!
Well got my Motorola SLVR today and so far so good. I think its a really great phone so far. When it arrived in the box(vodafone) I got:
User guide (just a little one with the basics of the phone)
User guide 2 (a really extensive guide as to how to use the phone and every feature in detail, its pretty thick lol)
Crappy leaflets and Motorola warranty stuff
Was hoping for a data cable or flash card but never got any of them, not that that matters because you can get a cheap transflash card from ebay cheap and I dont need a data cable as I have a USB dongle.
Great! This phone is very sexy. Its super slim and super light. The Vodafone UI is good. This is my first time with Vodafone and I've heard alot about people saying they hate the UI and the branding, but everything is just fine, I think. The menus are great and isn't too sluggish, it can take a second or two to load up thunmbnails of pictures but thats normal. The sound is crisp and loud enough for anyone (but you can adjust the volume). The lighting is fantastic!! It is unbelievably light and clear, it is a thousand times brighter and easier to see the buttons than on my previous phone (Nokia 6230) All in all, so far so GREAT!
If you are interested in PDA type phone, or phones for photography and all that stuff then stay clear of this phone as it won't be for you. But if you are looking for a real head turner phone with fast and easy UI then go for this. Am not the type that wants my phone to do eveything or be like a PC, I like my phone to be able to make phone calls, send texts, and look good and that is what this phone will do perfectly.
Right am off to get a transflash card from ebay ;o)
it's loud enough, but as there is only one speaker it is inherently mono.
you certainly can't miss it when it rings!! I'll say that much!
How does the speaker sound? is it stereo, is it loud? i like the speakers on the motorola e398, i think that's the best speakers on a cell phone.
the battery life is quite good, it varies with usage though.
I'm not 100% sure about the bluetooth implementation on this phone though. My Tomtom Go 700 satnav reports no bluetooth features detected on the phone and as such won't let me use handsfree or gprs internet features. It may just need a software update on the TTG but it works with the razr v3 so I'm not certain if the slvr's bluetooth has been paired back to hell or not.
it does allow you to transfer photos etc phone to phone but I haven't figured out about tones or music etc. (Might be part of the iTunes copyright stuff - that is *if* this phone will ever have it)
Just to let you know, Vodafone got these in today so you can now get upgrades/online orders from their customer services
Hey guys, wanna get this phone soon from Carphonewarehouse. Just 2 quick questions to help settle some thoughts.
1) How's the battery life like? Does it go 4 days if u dont use it? If u DO use it, how fast does it go off.
2) How's the bluetooth like? Does it allow transfer of songs/photos between other bluetooth enabled phones? Also, does it support bluetooth headphones (A2DP?)
thanks in advance guys.all in all, is there anyone here who regretted getting the L8?
frs2421: that's all I got too, I thought there was stuff missing tbh - I got a cheapy looking userguide, quick start guide, couple other bits of paper and a motorola branded usb charger in a plastic bag.
there's a Motorola Phone Tools application floating around but it's £££ and tbh if nokia can give that stuff away, so can moto.
I must admit to feeling a bit short changed with it (even tho I did get mine free on contract, it's going to cost me at least £540 to see the contract out), I initially bought the slvr on looks and the fact it had iTunes - the looks are there but the iTunes isn't and the whole package appears "rushed" - maybe in 6 months there'll be reflashes for it to include iTunes and so on... who knows!
It's nice to have a phone that does what it says on the box, as opposed to a smartphone which tries to be a jack of all trades and ends up a master of none, but as before - the purchasing experience and "honeymoon" period leaves a little to be desired, and it makes it seem that moto have concentrated more on the looks and less on the content.
It could, of course - be all voda's fault though, I remember seeing the V3 retail boxes (metal jobbies) and it could be that the L7 is the same, but we've been cheapened by voda! only time will tell!
Dave, Its the whole vodafone UI that I dont like. I usually by my handsets sim free so I'm used to the manufacturers UI which is usually better quality.
By the way, did u get a usb cable with yours? I just got manuals and a charger. Not even a software cd!
My first impressions - very nice, but in honesty I prefer my PEBL
frs2421: the only bit of the voda branding that pisses me off is the permanent softkey link to voda live... the amount of times I've accidentally connected to it by cancelling through the menus is ridiculous... the rest of it doesn't fuss me but I'd like voda to debrand that bit of it!
the buttons light up great too - but only if the light sensor on the top of the phone (beside the wrist strap loop on the top right hand corner) is covered or it's ambiently dark... if not, then no keypad lights!
I guess it saves a bit of power at the end of the day!
it's not a huge phone - you won't lose it in your pocket though but the risk of a VPL (visible phone line) is minimal as it's just over 11mm thick! it's about 4x2ins and weighs enough to reassure you it's there!
the camera is alright on the main screen of the phone but as you can't access the phone memory using the usb cable (only the memory card) and my bluetooth dongle has gone awol, I can't take any pictures off the phone itself to post up.
I was about to go for the SE V600i on 3G or the razr, but saw the slvr and as I fancied it for a while, decided to go for that!