So far, so good. I've had this phone for about 2 weeks now, and no problems yet. It hasn't frozen, the joystick is still attached and workng fine. The only bad thing is that the volume/voice record buttons on the side are hard to press. That and the face gets fingerprinted up really easy and the battery cover is a pain to get off. Many props to Tigerdirect.com for selling it at such a great price...And to think I almost bought a v3. Those are cool, but they're too fat.
i have had this fone 2 wks and now it won't turn on? does anyone have any ideas? when i plug it in 2 charge it says charging so ive no idea whats wrong. help!!
The only place you can really get the joystick part which comes as a whole, is from cnn.cn which is in Hong Kong. I believe the last time I checked on that part was about $6.99, but I don't know what the exchange rate is in Hong Kong currency. Don't follow any of the tips on how to repair that joystick part like supergluing small beads because it'll leak into the circuits and prevent it from working properly. Fortunatelly I've been very careful on how I use that joystick!
Also if you choose to use the Motorola Phone Tools software, be advised as there are numerous problems trying to have it work with the v80's bluetooth. My version was 3.20f and it was working for about a couple of weeks, now it's stuck on the initializing. Fortunately got the software that came with my Targus usb bluetooth adapter, so I have to figure out how to use it!
I live in the States and I bought this phone overseas from France. The joystick broke and there is nobody, including Motorola USA, who can fix it, so does anybody know the shipping address or contact info of where to send my v80 anywhere in Europe to get it fixed? Anyone who's had the joystick problem, please help me out and email me back with any info for where I can send this. Thanks.
The v80 is a decent phone, i work on them doing repairs and i must say i prefer it to the v220's 545's etc, only thing its lacking is a SD card and video recording then it'll be well good. RE to the joystick issue, the joystick and nav buttons come as a single part and is not "stuck together". Also if you really wish to repair the joystick you'll have to strip the entire phone as there are two T3 screws located under the "hinge/swivel", best bet when the joystick brakes is to send in for repairs, which should'nt cost more than £10 at maxium, the labour time should be about 15-20min, so dont go using super glue :) just makes a mess......
this fone alot but juss 2nd day of me using it goes into a "flash mode" like it wont turn on at all and when i plug the charger into it, a greenish yellow light lights up in the joystick area anyone know about this??
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I bought two Moto V80 phones, one for me, and one for my husband. So far, we're both happy with our phones.
Bluetooth was important when choosing the phones and I have to say that the BT works great. We had no problems pairing it with my PC, Dell Axim X50 PPC, or Toyota Prius. In fact, the Moto V80 works better with the Prius than the SE T616 I had before.
I just got my v80 yesterday and have been very happy about it. It's so easy (especially the joystick) and fun (the light around the phone) to use. Nice size, good looking. Not like other people said, I really don't feel this phone nor its joystick flimsy at all. I guess the only weak part I see is the plastic battery case (it looks well but feels so fragile). I upgraded my cellular phone from a v300 to this v80, and I do see a great improvement from v300 to v80 (except the alarm function's still worse than other competitor such as Samsung). So far it's a cool and excellent phone to me.
dude this phone is super cool,i bought it just a week ago and surprise the joystick didn't came off,it has a lot of cool stuff,i have no complaints about the camera or the zoom.the only thing bad about this phone is the battery case can't get that thing open!
HOT FONE!! love the features! i got a couple of dayz ago and it hasnt freezed yet and i been usin it like crazy! MUST BUY!!!
This phone rocks! just treat it good and it will be good. I've had it like a year now, no problem...
hi , got the fone the other day, its so cool, only one problem it keeps freezing for no apparrent reason !!!!!!!!! its very stylish though , i love this phone, i do recommend u to buy one
I got my v80 phone yesterday and so far I've been careful like the previous post. I just hope my green joystick doesn't come off, but I'll be posting questions on how to remount that green joystick. I think there's a trick in how to carefully tilt that multifunction button without it falling off.
I bought this phone knowing about some of the rumored problems with it. I assumed that most of the people having problems (broken joystick, freezing) were having them only because of treating the phone roughly. Well, I've treated my phone as delicately as can be expected. It's never been dropped or put in a tight pocket. This morning (I've had the phone for about 1 month) the joystick fell off. I'll be trying to repair it myself with a small drop of cyanoacrylate (crazy) glue, but this really IS a manufacturing defect. The green joystick cover was only lightly adhered to the rubber gasket in the joystick well (my opinion is that the wrong adhesive was used) and NOT to the square black physical stick behind it. I wonder if Motorola will ever make good on this obvious engineering error. In fairness, however, all other aspects of the phone's function have been flawless. The camera and swivel work fine and I have had no freezes.
i loved this fone. but out of nowhere it froze up. the screen wont turn on. i handled it like a baby. maybe its an internal problem not hardware. anyone know where i can send it in to get fixed in the US... email me thanks.
great. i own a v80, nice design with great graphic display and sound quality. the entire design is smooth if onli the green joystick is a thumb-dent directional button.
Can i modify my phone's internal memory or additional card extension function?
This phone is the Best!! It is very unique and original. The phone has the 007 style and stands out. It has it all. The screen is huge and clear display. I love how the screen flips up. I strongly recomend the phone. It is heavy and is durabable like a good phone is supose to be. The price is great for all the future it has. I'm so glad that i have the phone that no one else has, or Yet..
Can some one tell me what the Total memory of the phone is?? (For Picture and Video's Clips) Thanks!
I just got my cell yesterday so i don't really know it well but i have had another motorola phone before so I know my way around this phone. I like the lights and ring tones. I also got this phone for free so thats a plus. The only bad thing so far is that I find the joystick hard to control.