You can unlock the phone by holding the left key until ok displays, and then press ok. I have never found a way to turn off the auto lock function.
hope that helps
When i close this phone, it "locks". Is there anyway to change this setting?
I have had this phone since april and i think it is good for a simple phone that you don't use alot as this phone runs out of battery quickly and i have had to have it fixed twice as the joystick broke off and the phone deleted all my numbers and pictures i wouldn't keep this phone for much longer !
How can i put mp3 into v80 .? please help me i having trable with this problems...
can some one please tell me how you can delete the rubish the service provider puts on ring tones etc......
other then with using bluetooth, how do you send photos from the v80 to an email address, or basically just get photos from the v80 onto the computer?
In response to the slow reaction time with the mp3. ringers.. you need to check your memory... it has plenty of memory, but if you have used 80% or more, your programs will stall. Especially when you have a person that has specialty ringers, pictures..for when they call it does delay a bit. Especially when when you trya and put the whole entire song.. it takes a couple of seconds for it to load. My suggestion limit your ringers to 20secs. It should help the situation.. reduce the number of misc. pictures you have on your phone.. send em to your mobile web... if you dont have thhat with your service, yahoo mobile hasd this feature.. where they will store your photos for free.
Let me remind you all that there are plenty of carriers who will send ringers to your phone. Try www.planetringtone.net, in addition to that... to send recieve mms, wap messages you must have the tmobile configuratior sent to your phone.. it will come as a browser message.. and well download to update your phone settings, so that you are able to get on the mobile web, and send and recieve text messages...you can also set up the im function using aim!
for all of you who do not know, these phones come with a one year warranty, i broke my phone,.. cracked the lcd, and some other stuff. i called motorola, and they gave me the address to mail it to.. prelogged the phone to expect it.. and within 5 days i had a new phone.. cause they couldnt fix the lcd cause it was irreplaceable. the phone gets lots of attention when im out.. teh colorful ring lights that surround the faceplate.. the camera.. at the flick of a thumb. i must admit.. my joystick did break as well. but hey it was replaced along with everything else at no charge... it is allways the center of attention!!!
ciao i bought my v80 about 4 months and when i put an mp3 as a ring tone it responds very slow,if someone calls i flip the case and wait about 5 seconds to answer ,please help me mail me pls
OK. Let's be honest to ourselves. This is a great MOTOROLA phnone. Meaning that it is not worse than any of the triplets. Compare it with other manufacturers its puny. Why?
First of all, I have it for 6 months. Total talk time is 375 hours. Half of it with a HS801 BT head-set. Of course you have to understand, that I use it as a business phone also.
Mechanics: Rather OK. Had to exchange the flip only once and it was mainly the foult of my boss, who thought it to be a flip-phone. But it gets loose after a week or so. The built is also OK. Fall down a couple of times and no problem. Joystic is usable, but since it is higher than the soft buttons it just broke down. The rubber gave up basically.
SW related failures: Basically it is a V600. 85% of the board is the same, only modified for the display. It is a great thing that you can unlock the menu while closed. However, not turning the menu upside down, than makes it hard to use closed. Also, how come that I have to open it for dialling even with the BT head set on? Though calling back an SMS sender while the phone is closed works. SW design failure originating from having the V600 SW just modified where needed but not thinking over the addid style functionalities.
So much for the V80, now let's see Motorola related failures. I understand, that what I will write here does not bother 95% of the users as the function is not used by the majority of Mobile users.
Alarm clock: Why do I have to enable it every day? Most other phones can be set up for a weekly routine. Also, if you enable and than change the time, you have to disable and re-enable again.
Contacts: Why does it cut the names after 12 or 16 characters - do not know the logic yet :) - when syncronised from a PC? Also strange because it accepts long names entered locally.
Contacts2: Why do I have to browse through 385 entries for a phone number? First of all, you can only filter for the first letter in a name. Other phones I used had the function of typing the name and the list narrowd by that.
Contacts3: Why does it make 5 entries for a single contact if I have phone, mobile, pager, fax and e-mail entered. It is rather accepted to show the name once and than pick what number you need.
Syncronising events from a PC is also strange. An event may repeat every day, but not every workday - that needs to be 5 events. You can't have the same event on Tuesday and Friday, that needs to be added as two separate events. It is a problem, because any SW I use on the PC have these functions and at syncronising it returns an error.
Syncronising2: Why in the name of SW writers do I need external SW to be able to syncronise it with Outlook or Lotus Notes. Mac is a different story. I don't want to list manufacturers here who could writhe a plug-in wher I just click a button, get a coffe and by the time I drink it everything is done in the way I want it. No afterwork (like adding digits to the names) is required.
So all in all: Motorola V80 is a good phone, when you use it as private phone and have a dozen or so contacts stored.
V80 SW is problematic only where the V600 SW wasn't modified for the alterations between the two phones.
Motorola in general. Use it as a phone, MP3 player, camere (if you like). Take it to parties, etc. One thing you should never do with a Motorola phone: Use it as a business phone. It will just give you headaches.
the phone is off the chain!!!! i dont no what everyone is talking about the joystick, it works great. motorola just need to add it to everyones list so we can start downloading things but other then that the phone is great. best phone ever, that no lie!
I just bought the V80 i really like it but i cant download real tones from the T-mobile site. and every site i go to doesnt support my phone. Other than that its a really nice phone.
I bought this phone 2 months ago and I love it. I have just one problem with it. I'm unable to send picture mail with it. I don't even think it's et up for this on the cingular network and they can't tell me how because it's not supposed to be for sale in the US. Can anyone help me with this? Please!?
Black beauty!Bought it in Thailand for 8000baht.Came with bluetooth headset.Cost in oz dollars,about 270.A real bargain.All my mates love it.Bit girly though really.No really worrisome bugs to speak of.Nothing that drove me nuts.No probs with the joystick and I really use the thing well,although carefully.Remember,it is a phone,not a hummer.If you pick up one cheap enough then I would suggest the purchase if only for the perve factor.I gave my Siemens s65 to my wife.Gorgeous phone that one but as with all my previous Siemens phones,buggy as hell.Nice one Moto.Would have liked more memory and the ability to shoot vids though.
Hi! I have had this phone for over 3 months now and the joystick stays fine and it looks sophisticated and i love it!! I think its a unique styled fone and maybe not really for business people. Someone who wants to be a little unusual, and somewhat unique would luv dis fone. I am quite happy with this black little communicator.
When i first got this phone the joystick broke off within 2 hours!! CW gave me a replacement and i haven't had a problem untill now. I bought the phone 1 year ago and it is being repaired for the second time. I like the phone and so do all of my friends but Motorola needs to get there act together. This is the only phone that i have owned that has ever needed too be repared!!
This phone has been sent to the repair shop X 2 because of screen freeze. Also whenever I put it in my hangbag the screen flips open and either calls someone on spped dial or lights up and wastes battery power. Also difficult to get the charger to work. Waste of money and very irritating design. I will go back to Nokia and keep it simple!!!
i hate this phone. the joystick broke off and it looks so ugly and stupid.sumbody held me up and stole it from me, i dont see wat they want in dat fone cuz its so stupid
This phone is junk! Anyone who hasn't had problems with the joystick obviously hasn't had this phone long enough! I was never rough with this phone. I have also had the charging problem >> Plug it in and nothing happens! My phone was unlocked but I can't download games, ringtones, browse the web.. and it has no games on it as it is. I have at&t mmode. Anyone else have this problem?