what a piece of crap! I went with this model in nov 2004 and am now on my 3rd replcement! The screen goes blank, drops calls and for a while I had to take the battery out and put it back in before I could call out! I called cingular and asked how many complains withi this model? All they would tell me " We are aware of the problems with this phone?" - gee, guess they know what we are just finding out!
I've had my v180 for six months. The outside screen and the inside screen has went blank. It lights up, but no readout. Any easy fix?
I received mine yesterday and I think it's a great phone. Much better than my old SonyEricsson T230.
But I have a few complaints:
Yeah, the manual is bad and lacks many things.
Is there a option to deactivate sound or use vibration without having to turn down the volume (and pressing the down button 6 or 7 times)?
And the worst thing is the phone book. Is it possible not to show the SIM entries? I have all the contacts stored in tel and SIM, and each of them appears 2 times!! Besides that, if you have several numbers for a person, they will appear also at multiple entries. With the T230 there's only one entry for person and the you can select the number you want.
i currently have this phone... the reception SUX and trust me its not my phone company its the PHONE and its sooo horrible
i have had my phone for 2 months and i didnt drop it and the front screen,the thing i love the most had broken...i dont know y i heard that it was a model recall or damage of this brand of phone?...i dont know...
decent phone.. except mine has a problem with the display.. cant see squat.. the hard reset to factory doesnt even work.. This is a notorious problem.. where you cant see anything on the display but it is working.. so far it has been crap for me
I LOVE my v180. No problems and I've had it for a little over a month now. Guess I got the 1 in 5 that works. I know 4 other people that own the same model, that's why I bought it. Do not listen to the 1 or 2 people who've had a bad experience with the phone. Just grab some cheap face plates. No one likes the same ol' same ol' all the time anyways.
DO NOT buy this phone, It has the highest failure rate of any phone i've ever seen.
4 out of 5 V180's that I have sold failed with in the first 2 weeks.
Hey McKay, it's true that the front plastic sctratches really easy on the V180. You should either invest a few bucks in a body glove or buy a couple of replacement faceplates (they're only a few bucks on Ebay). You can have smiley faces on it if you want ;)
Regarding freezing up of phones: the ATT (Cingular Blue) customer service lady told me a couple of weeks ago that Motorola is aware that some of their models are freezing up (they say it's a network issue, sure!!) .. I have had no probs. Anyway, she said Motorola advises to do a "cold boot" (I think she said) every few days to avoid the problem. By that she meant remove both the battery and the SIM, wait a few minutes, then reassemble. The phone should then work fine. Hope that helps out. Alan
I have had my V180 since about Christmas, no probs at all. Improved the signal strength with a cheapie telescopic antenna off Ebay.
Busted the inside screen (they don't bounce very well) but got a replacement on Ebay from China for about $20, it was a snap to install!
My son-in-law's Cingular phone (a V220) messed up (my V180 is an ATT model), I found a small freeware program (224K) on the internet that flashed my phone and allows his Cingular SIM to work in my phone (as well as my ATT original SIM) .. really neat phone!
I would like to get another some day (if I find a good deal on Ebay). If you want to do the same, my suggestion is to get one built for Cingular or ATT (quad band), the TMobile version is apparantly only a tribander (missing the 850 band) .. 850 is what is used in my area of the country.
About software to connect your V180 (and other phones and brands): FREE software that works GREAT on my V180 and a lot of others too! Download the latest version, it already has all the plugins. Works with any old USB cable (A to mini-B 5 pin) .. even a cable I got with my flashcard reader! Go to http://www.mobileedit.com and download the free version. Automatically found and connected to my V180, WOW! It's sure worth the price! Alan
i got a motorola v 180 i like its features and its design. i want to hook it up to my computer but it need a software. where can i find it for free
I just got my motorola v180, charged and when I turn it on it attempts to register. It comes back with "unregistered sim". What can I do? I have taken the sim card in and out several times but maybe there is something I dont know.
Hello. I have a usb cable, but i don` have the software .Please can anyone tell me from where can I download the software.Thank you all.Althought it is a very good phone
i do not actually own a v180 now. i was planning on getting one. anyway,i'm from romania and i've heard few people here to have so many problems with this phone. i have a friend who has the same problem with the display. still, most of people are happy with their phones. i guess i'll get one for myself after all.
I'm very happy with my V180. I've only had it a week, but I get great reception and the phone is very easy to use. I got one for myself and my husband. We've had plenty of luck with text messaging and I had no trouble adjusting the menus to my liking and that sort of thing. Some phones are far too complicated for my taste...
The V180 came with lots of ringtones, graphics and a handful of wallpapers and screensavers. I like that there a lots of faceplate choices, too. The screen isn't great for playing games, but I wasn't looking for a phone to do that.
i bought 3 v180s about 2 months ago. rigth from the getgo one was almost unusable as it was usually not possible to hear anyone who was taking thru it. after 3 loooong pbone calls cingular replaced that one. another got much weaker signal than my previous phohe (with att tho) and frequently had static for both the phone user and the person connected to. how can a digital phone have static. it also had a baaaad echo when using a hands free unit. after 4 more phone calls (yikes!), cingular replaced that one. both replacements were v180s and both work much better. i'm still not happy with the signal strength which is less than it was with att in the same locations. but as the phone mostly works well, i guess who cares.
the 3rd v180 ain't that great either, yes weak signal. but it's not bad enough to make it worth jousting with cingular...
I got my v180 for free when I signed up for Tmobile service. It was working find except the screen would fade once in a while. I thought maybe this happened because I never turned my phone off. Then a week ago (nearly 3 months) my calls started getting static-y and the person on the other end of the line could not hear me but only static. I didn't know if it was a reception problem or a phone problem but i called tmobile and was told by the rep to wait 1 week to see if service would get better. NO IT DIDN'T! I called the very next day because it seemed to be getting worse. The rep told me it was a good thing i called that day because if i waited 2 more days, my warranty would've ran out and i would've been stuck with the phone. i told her the rep i spoke to the previous day told me to wait a week, so if i had listened to him, i would've lost the warranty. she said they would do a handset exchange and send me a new phone. i asked if this "new" phone would be brand new or refurbished, and was told they couldn't tell. i told them i did not want the same model because i did not want the same problems in the future. she assured me that when i received the phone i would have 3 months warranty on it. so when i do get it in the mail this week, i WILL be trading it in!
Just switched over to the family plan and upgraded my cell phone from T62 sony to V180 Motorola (actually I wanted the other motorola special but appears cingular changes the specials from day to day) so had to settle for the v180. From the first time using it have not had reception, sound has been like underwater, it goes in and out, and places where my Sony didnt work the motorola works. Weird, at any rate not happy with this cell, and trading it in.