the light or the # pad-does this supposed to stay on when opened and turn off as soon as you press a button to dial?
also, I keep getting "signal failed" a lot or dropped calls-whats the problem? I have a family plan and call m2m.
Hello i want to know where could i find backup software for my v180.pls help, 10x in advance.
I have just bought my v180 and am quite happy with it. Great sound and clear display. But the phone book displays the numbers saved to the sim card and the phone. Does someone know how I can get one or the other.
Thanks for your help.
I HAVE A BIG BIG PROBLEM...
PLS HELP ME:
I've deleted some mids from my phone(using P2K) and now when i want to edit a category nothing happens. So when someone is calling me it woun't ring.
SO CAN ANYONE HELP ME?
I have been trying to get connected my Motorola v180 and download ringtones and other stuff for almost 2 months with no results.
I did everything you have writen on gsm arena and motorola v 180 can’t be connected to the modem…it shows “ initializing” all the time.
I have windows xp. Could be anything wrong with it???
What else can I do to get my telephone connected???
Apparently there is a product advisory out since at least early February on the V180 concerning the front cover LED which cracks and bleeds, even if the phone is not dropped, kicked, etc.
I purchased this phone about 2 weeks ago and the entire time i've had it i've recieved LESS than 10% of the incomming calls. I've had a Fido agent go over everything and make sure it wasnt a setting...i've calls costumer service..i've tried everything. 90% of the time phone just doesn't ring. I've heard some people complain about the phone rings not being loud enough...but that is not an issue with me, when the phone rings I hear it. I've had the phone sitting on my table, 6 inches away from me, and it just doesn't ring. It on occasion makes a single "beep" to notify me of several missed calls...atleast 2-3 have to have been missed before it beeps.
I am terribly unsatisfied with this phone...Most/all of the features of this phone are great...but what good is a phone that I can't be reached on?
i have this phone and after about 3 months my screen went out. all i see is black. i was wondering if the company fixes this problem for you as i see many people have experienced the same problem. its not that we mishandle the phone, i believe its something wrong with the phone. if anyone knows anything about this or how to fix it please email me at email@example.com thanks, hope to hear from someone soon
great phone.has alot of features.the price is reasonable also.
I have several problems with my motorola v180 that i would love to have answers to: First of all, my phone don't display the date in the front screen with the time..Second of all, my phone don't have in the menu column under recent calls section an missed call display(THE WORD MISSED CALLS) Third of all, it doesn't show how many times (all the times)the same number tried to call you, only show the last time the person tried to call you(even if they called more than once)Fourth of all, with the voice mail package to these kind of phones the operator does'nt give you the option to leave an numeric page instead of just the persons voice message!!! Please email me back with answers to these questions of how to do these things with my motorola v180 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!!!
does anyone know how to add games to the v180
Hi all.. I have this phone, and HIGHLY reccomend it... I have had NO problems with it.. But then again I wasn;t throwing it agains a wall to crack it, not dropping it every day or getting it wet.. I work in a Deli and keep it in my pocket all day.. It is great... the screen is nice an bright, and has had NO PROBLEMS... I have mobile phone tools and after I properly installed the drivers for the phone on my computer, it works GREAT.. I even made custom mp3 ringtones and such. My reception is GREAT compaired to other phones in the carrier that I use. People who say their phone gets bad reception.. I think that it is their Cellular/PCS providor. Anyways... This phone is great... and, yes, I DID drop it once or twice.. Still no problems.. I just don't throw it across the room. ;)
Hello. I am from Romania and i have a question. It is true that phone has very big problems with his display?I understand after a period the display do not turn on. (sorry for my english) :) .10x
OK, I have the V180 also and I must agree with those who say the phone is CRAP! My old Nokia 3360 was a far better phone. The external LCD screen went to crap after about a month, (Not user abuse) and I swear I can't get a signal unless I am either outside or near a door or window. My old phone would get a signal in a parking garage. Sometimes it doesn't pay to upgrade.
no problem, everyone. I do make my own mp3 ringtones ready to download to your phone care of MPT. Anyone interested should e-mail me. I can always get another song to make into a ringtone, but they take me about a week to mix. I will continue to answer driver and software questions about the v180, even though I have upgraded to the v220.
The following is a list of ringtones I have readily available, and their quailty ranking.
Aerosmith - Dream On *****
Schooly D - The ATHF theme (full) ****
The Cure - Lovesong ****1/2
System of a Down - Legend of Zelda (full) *****
Cake - Going the distance ***1/2
Queen - Another 1 bites the dust *****
Five Iron Frenzy - Every New day ***
ZZ Top - Legs **
Blur - Song 2 ****
Pantera - Walk **
Edwin Starr - War (what is it good for?) *****
Email me @
PaulGeorgeRingo@aol.com with requests or suggestions. I don't charge, yet...
If you get the problem where you open Mobile PhoneTools, but it can not connect, and says "Initializing...", but does not do anything, try doing this:
First, make sure your V180 is unplugged from your computer.
1. Go START--SETTINGS--CONTROL PANEL--ADD/REMOVE HARDWARE
2. Then press NEXT, and the fill in the circle that says UNINSTALL/UNPLUG
A DEVICE, and press NEXT
3. Then, click on the UNINSTALL A DEVICE circle, and press NEXT
4. Check the box thats says SHOW HIDDEN DEVICES.
5. The devices are listed by category of
the type of connection, so go down, near the bottom, to the item(s)with a yellow telephone symbol.
6. Find "Motorola USB Modem", highlight it, and then click next, and follow the precedures.
7. Then repeat steps 5&6 if there are multiple Motorola Modems. [Motorola USB Modem #2]
8. Then plug in your motorola phone, and let Windows install it again.
Now try, it should work.
Also, when I installed the Final Retail version of Mobile PhoneTools v3.11, the MMS (Multimedia Studio) had trouble installing. I tried a few more times, and it still could not run. In order to get it to work, you need to first download and install the v1.23c at http://coma.fsb.hr/motorola/files/ , and then get the 2.16_US - update, and install that. Once it is updated, (you might need to restart your computer) then go to MENU [top middle button on the virtual phone]--SETUP--LIVE UPDATE. Follow the precedures, make sure all the newer versions are checked when you get to that point, and install them. It'll take a few minutes, and then you will have you restart. Once your computer is restarted, it will install one of the versions, and then ask you to restart again. It will do this a few times, so you will have to restart many times, but when it is finished, everything should work fine!
This phone is awesome..... If you use it right then you should have no problem with it and even in a warehouse environment it is holding up But you have to remember NOT TO ABUSE IT. So wake up any phone will break If a child plays with it haha
Felipe, I'm from Romania too...I got my phone at the special Christmas offer from Germanos and I've been pleased so far...The site you need is motocoder.com.Try it...it will help you.If you can't get through, try mobiledit..it's not that great, but it transfers pictures and ringtones...try to get version 1.92, the updated versions caused me some trouble.Good luck!
Multimedia Studio not working.
I recently got a V180, downloaded mPT3.11h and USB drivers.
Install and detect worked but I couldn’t get to the “Multimedia Studio” to work.
I did get an error that “gdiplus.dll” could not be found.
Search your computer for this file, if you don’t find it:
Use your favorite search engine for “gdiplus.dll”
Download it, (unzip if necessary), and copy to windows\system directory, (for W2K this is WINNT\SYSTEM, something similar for other versions of Windows).
Try “Multimedia Studio“ again, worked for me.
Hope this helps.
the phone is sucks,,,,,,,,battery life is short, and screen always turns to blank