The V180 is has good reception and not too many frills...I like phones to be basic.
We are on the Family Plan. The screens on both phones died within 4 months and going on a third replacement. There are issues with battery life also. I cannot recommend this phone to anyone.
Gee, I am sorry to hear about all your V180 problems, I absolutely love mine! Just replaced the inside LCD yesterday (bought new replacement on Ebay for 20 bucks), but can't blame the phone, my granddaughter dropped it onto the concrete. Not the phone's fault.
Always have great signal strength (I am out in the boonies too), never drops a call, battery lasts a couple of days.
I have changed a couple of things:
1. Got a fancy case (with smiley faces on it) (ebay)
2. Got a new telescopic antenna (ebay)
3. Body Glove padded clamshell case (ebay) it bounces pretty good now ;)
4. Completely changed my menues, hot buttons, etc with a freebie program called P2KMENUEDITOR (right softkey is now MESSAGES instead of MMODE, first program I have found to define every key on the phone) .. from Russia, search for it, don't remember where I got it
All in all, my V180 has been a workhorse for the past 6 months and I have no intention of replacing it in the near future.
We got four v180's when we signed up with Cingular. Since then, we've replaced three, and the fourth one is near death. The screens stop working, it can't get reception, the battery mysteriously dies, it gives massive voice feed back, and the volume fades in and out.
I'VE FILED A FORMAL COMPLAINT TO THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU, AND I RECOMMEND THAT YOU FILE ONE TOO, IF YOU HAVE COMPLAINTS.
This phone is not mine it belongs to my GF. She received her V180 for $30 with her contract with T-Mobile. The only time that I would ever hear her cuss was when using the V180. I insisted it was the service, I was wrong. Dropped call after dropped call (if she could even get a signal) I finally went to a T-Mobile store and they gave her a Samsung as a loaner explaining that Motorola has had antenna problems with the V180. The difference was like night and day, the Samsung worked almost flawlessly. New "improved" V180 arrived in the mail and was problematic from the first moment. Sometimes there would be a screen, sometimes not. Other times parts of the text would super impose itself over other parts, or the screen would simply appear pale at best, and no measurable improvement in signal. This only helps to bolster my opinion of Motorola`s poor cellular products from my own experiences.
We got two v180 phones for our family plan. Both phones are giving lot of problems within 6 months. One's display stopped working. Other's battery is bad and outside display does not work. Many a times our calls are dropped but that is provider rather than phone.
Just got my phone. So far, so good...? If you ever have had a motorola before, (which I have), then the manual makes sense. Had no problem understanding it. Regarding the front I.D. screen, I'm hoping, that by putting clear tape over it, I can see it, and protect it from breakage also. Love my phone. I don't have the "fufu" stuff offered with it. I wanted a phone to be just that: a phone. Mo camera, or getting on the internet, with it, or games. I bought it to be a phone, and that's what it is. A phone. Hopefully a good phone, that will be with me for a while.
Please someone send me the software for mp3 ringtones. How can I have mp3 ringtones on this phone???
Does anyone know that?
The same question about wallpapers, pictures....
i have a usb cable from sony digital cam, but i can't find drivers for my mobile . please help.... otherwise very good phone.
I've had the V180 for 45 days. I don't recall ever dropping it and actually have rarely used it because Cingular has poor reception just outside Berkeley, CA.
This week the embedded mic apparently died. I can hear the person on the other end fine but they hear nothing from me. Voice calling no longer works and leaving a message for myself turns into a hangup. Though the manager where I bought it agrees the phone is bad, he won't replace it since its over 30 days old. I have to MAIL it to Cingular and wait who knows how long for a replacement.
I'm no longer happy with the phone and am very disappointed with the service.
i have the connections from my phone to my computer which i got from my sony digital camera.. i was wondering if i can transfer MP3s into my phone.. is it possible?
I've had this phone for about eight months or so. I got it as soon as it came to T-mobile. A nice looking phone, but cheap. It's all plastic, but that is not the problem. In the short time I've had it, I had to change two handsets and the third one, which I'm still using, is on its way out. I think this model is not very successful as I have met many people who share the same problems. It seems the software is faulty and after a short period of time it starts playng up. I don't recommend going cheap!
Yeah if your dropping lotsa calls it's most likely b/c that one is a lemon. i've had this thing work in subways, in the boundry waters of northern minnesota and in the desert of Nevada. You've gotta be careful ripping so strongly on a phone with such high reviews... might look a bad ya know... return it and get a new one. peace
I'm heading to Europe in June and want to use my V180 there too. I've read I should buy a SIM card when I get there but I want to make sure I'm doing the best thing. How do I know if I'm locked or unlocked?
I need help, my screen went blank. Can someone email me w what to do! thanks.
this phone is the worst, that I ever had. There is never a signal...I would not recommend this phone to anyone.
Does anyone have any idea of how to make this work on all four bands. I was told that this is a quad band phone but only the service providers lock it up. Is there a software flash or something that could be done to make the phone work on all bands... I am leaving for europe, and would like to have the quad band working by then. Please post a reply or send email to amba_at_mech_dot_utah_dot_edu
With the Voice Dialing set up, each time an address book entry is highlighted, it plays the Voice Entry for that person. How do you prevent that from happening?
Voice Dialing IS on there.. it is just a pain in the ass to set up… Here is how to access it….
Enter a telephone number or grab one already in your phone book… It must be saved to the PHONE and not to the SIM.
Highlight the phone number and press the MENU key (the one with the 4 lines on it)
Then select EDIT
Scroll down to the VOICE NAME then select that
Record the name
You are set
Here is how to voice dial (the standard way)
From the main screen, press the MENU key.
Select DIALING SERVICES
Voice dial will be in there
Ok, that was a lot of steps to voice dial each time, so this is what I did..
I was tired of having to press like 5 keys to voice dial… so I changed it so it only takes ONE key…
Press the MENU button
Go down and right to SETTINGS
Select HOME SCREEN
Select HOME KEYS
Then what I did was I made my RIGHT key the Voice Dial key, but you can make any direction you want be that..
Now from the main screen, I just push the RIGHT button and say the name… works great.. hope this helped you out