Hi all just got the v80 and i like alot. But it does unlock when a text or call is recieved. Tho only way i found to stop it from opening is putting a lock on the text part, which means you have to put in a code to read or send texts. The same can be done for calls. But this does produce a high pitch tone! Not very loud but its there! Not sure what thats for! It goes when a key is pressed! Also no delivery reports any ideas why people? Cheers all
hey i got the v80 and it is pretty cool. but i got it unlocked from myworldphones.com and it wont find my tmobile network but it finds cingular and att. any suggestions
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Hi all, A few questions about this phone as looking at getting one. I read that the phone does not have sms delivery reports is this correct? Secondly when you get a text or a call the external buttons become unlocked thus if in your pocket could end up replying without you knowing? Many thanks
... Or you might have to hold down the two volume buttons when the telephone is searching. Not sure, I have only tried pairing once and that was a month ago! =/
@Emil: To join the headset with the phone you are required to hold down the telephone symboled button for approximately 3-5seconds. The blue flashing LED should change to a constant glow. Then by performing a device search via the V80's BLuetooth options the headset will be highlighted on your screen. You will need to enter the code 0000 to complete pairing. Hope that helps! =)
I bought two V80's for my family and I have nothing but praise for this phone. The guys are right in saying that they are great conversation items. And the fact that you can't get this at the mall or any other mainstream store makes it a highly coveted piece. I love the bluetooth earpiece that comes with it, but somehow I have had problems connecting it to my handset: *Device Not Found*. This sorta sucks because the best part of the phone is using the earpiece. Does anyone have the same problem with their bluetooth capability? If so, what do I do with my USA bought phone? Thanks!
I wanna buy dis fone but i need 2 no if has a gd camara picture including the video,can n e 1 help me plz
@Viv: The V80 is without a doubt a nice phone in terms of functionality and aesthetical design. However I feel that the handset is sorely let down by this design fault.
I always take great care of my belongings and I have never dropped my V80 at all! It is in brand new condition, so you could imagine my disbelief when I discovered the remains of the joystick in my pocket =/ I suppose owners will have to be *extra* careful!
I'm not sure I could recommend it fully. It's probably best for you to go to a phone shop and try a V80 out for yourself. Then weigh up the advantages and disadvantages to aid your decision.
I haven't had the software upgrade and I don't think I require it! I do have Motorola PhoneTools though ...
As for what to do, I e-mailed the company from whom I purchased the V80 hoping that they might have accepted the handset in return for a credit note, which I could spend at their online again when in search of another phone. However as the problem occured 28 days after purchase I must take up my queries with Motorola UK themselves. So it looks like I will have the V80 repaired ... and it better be for free! Then I may sell it and purchase a V3 =(
Ikemi: do you still recommend us getting a motorola v80 if i like the design, lights, attention? the joystick thing im worried about AND did you have to get a software upgrade?
Thank you so much!
p.s. snapped off! arghh..what if it happens to me too if i get it.
I am trying to get the manual for V80 in English can you help me.
But what about the memory ?? It's not much to have 5 mb when there's a MPEG4 player...!!!
the answer to the most of the questions here is simple~~
if u are into a phone w/ full of features...and make ur every penny worth it w/ the funtionality and all those pratical reasons... v80 is absoluly not the strongest...i'll suggest u to get a pda phone...or one of those loaded clam shell....
plus digi cam and ipod are out there if u are REALLY into music or pic taking....
but if u want your a phone to make a statement... and dont mind get all the attaention when ur phone rings in a coffee shop... or dont mind your friends and their frineds' friends all come and ask for ur permission to touch & play ur phone when u hanging out...or u are ok w/ a stranger hot chick in the bar stares ur phone when the color light flasing alone w/ the hip pop... then... maybe u wont mind getting this v80.... becoz i think those are the things less likely to happen if u have a clam shell or a nerdy pda phone like evrey god damn people around are carrying...
is there really a fair way to compare a praticle SUV and a 2 door sport car?! isnt it all just about what u want..
HI I Relised that you are Ancilloti(on another board) :) thanx for the reply
I will go through the cycle of charging the batery and see what will happen after that (but I also had different phones with the same batery as in moto v80 and I didn't have any problems about the batery life)
I am also much worried about the jostick problem, I really like the phone but the thing I can lose a jostick really bothers ( I saw pictures on another forum of broken joystick) so I am in dilemma to change the phone...
@David: As the battery is Li-Ion it needs to be conditioned. To do this fully charge the battery and use the phone until completely empty. This will take approximately one day, but repeat the above steps again a couple of times and you'll notice an improvement in battery performance - Should last up to 7-10 days =)
Sorry that I have not answered all of your questions regarding the V80, however due to being rather busy the existance of these boards had completely slipped my mind.
Since owning the Motorola V80 I have given the handset nothing but praise. This is for good reason, it is without a doubt a phone that incorporates unique design with various useful features. However I would recommend the V600 for durability purposes alone ...
I say this as earlier this afternoon I removed the V80 from my pocket to check for missed calls to realise that the joystick had snapped off! Now pleas bear in mind that I take great care of my belongings and that my V80 has never been dropped once! So for me to find the joystick hidden in the depths of my jeans was rather annoying to say the least! >=( From this I would imagine with enough floor impacts or knocks the V80 could suffer dramatic consequences ...
Basically it would seem that the rubber surround of the joystick can rip, thus the green cover you use to navigate with comes away, leaving you with a smaller joystick and a view of the phone's internal PCB boards :0
I'm really hoping that the retailer from whom I bought the phone from will refund me with a credit note, which I will probably put towards the new Motorola V3 or summat =/
So I would probably choose the safety of the V600, as the screen and joystick are covered by the clam shell design.
-Picture Messaging and WAP settings can be downloaded via www.hellomoto.com - Choose your country and select 'Operator Settings'. You may need to sign up, but after completing this fill out the required details and the settings will be sent to your phone!
-Ken: The quality of the MP3 ringtone depends on the bitrate at which the MP3 has been compressed to. Many of the supplied ringtones on the V80 that are pre-installed are 48Kbps, whereas your standard MP3 could be 128 to 192Kbps. However because of this a full length song does take up a large amount of space. So it is worth using a mp3 editor to cut the song into a segment =)