Is the Star-Tac 85 compatible with the new FCC inspired satellite system in the US? I went to a Verizon store and the jokers talked me in to buying a new Moto-Razor, it was horrible. They said I had 15 days to take it back. I returned it in 2. When I asked them to turn my old Star-Tac7800W phone back on they said "oh, we neglected to tell you", we cannot reactivate that phone because it's not on the new Verizon satellite system. I was furious. I am now looking for a similar phone that can work on the new Satellit system. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Great phone!! I think i'm not wrong when I say it was the first phone to have been released in true clam-shell format. Still good-looking, still going strong after more than five years of operation. From a time when pc-to-phone comms and polyphonic ringtones were sparks in the eyes of designers :D
I just got this phone last week in Bangkok. it's a second hand phone but it looks so neat and beautiful. kind of classic phone. i know someone seeing it feel jealous me. I think it is very new. I love it. Also I used StarTAC before. I now i use Moto. E680i and StarTAC85 at the same time.
It is NOT possible , you have to compose your sms and then switch to the phone book and memorise the number ... good exersize ;) ...sms was not important when the phone was released.
de best phone since 1998 i bought, but how to send message with phone book ? can any one help me ?
pls mail where we insert sim card in model startac 85 ... emailaddress not valid !??
answer: in front below the charger connector. You need a BIG sim card. When have
trown away your big simadapter-card ... ask a friend or a shop ... use
cellophane tape on the backside to keep the sim in place in the adapter.
how do you put the sim card in ? i do not have a slot like it says in the manual , plus i have a startac battery and it keeps saying that it is invalid
motorola StarTac 85 is a very nice phone.it is very easy and simple to understand. i like it because it is durable. please, i mistakenly locked my motorola StarTac 85 phone and it has refuse to open. how do i go about it. i tried to see what i could do but t was requesting for special pin code.
please, i need your help.
how do i use this phone on orange uk it is not regidtering does it need unlocking if so how.
I need the notice of the MOTOROLA STARTAC 85 ,because it cause menay problems.
where can I find, or download a user manuel for this phone.
Thanks for your response,
how can u pple say shit bout this phone, it is 7 years old!!! i bought the newer version the australian version, it was a great phone, until it got droped, by last year its antenna had fallen off, the badge where it says motorola started to loose its black paint and became gold everywhere, the phones battery is f***ed thats the only reason i changed phones, you cant say there was anything better at the time because this was the classic true flipphone and it will always be a classic i will never sell mine, the phone is worthless, but it beats phones made even years after it, this is less faults than my 8210, 8250 which both screens have broken, due to nokiaz faults which they would of fixed but they gave out no notice and i found out after. all the volume buttons have broken etc, i have to take off the case to turn off and on the fone. this fone has none of those troubles. if only this fone didnt stuff up with the batt. i would still use it great fone changed the world i rekon, so small yet soo old as seen on the perfect murder movie.
One of the best 'phones you can buy if you just need a good 'phone without all the 'Bells & Whistles.' Fixes SIM card problems experienced with StarTAC 75+ (see my review) and SAR level is only fractionally higher. Overall rating 8/10
I mistakenly bought this cellphone last year same time.The cellphone
has good looks but the battery life and the capturing of Signals is very
poor.So I suggest you all never to buy Motorola cellphones,especially
STARTAC.Take this as a humble advice.Now I use this phone as a
The phone is definitely grt, i love the reception..it works even in elevators!!
only painful scenario being the absence of a reply feature for sms...damn u gotta keep memorizing the no. to which u gotta reply.
also, not too robust, I have had to repair it twice, once for the display and once for the keypad.