I agree totaly about the ascending ringing tone. When it is set to volume 5, it affects the message tone as well, puts it to volume 3 when you receive a message (try it out) Your right about what nokia said as well, which is pathetic. Who has there mobile attached to there ear all day long....?? Nokia need to sort this out, fast! read my comment below yours, a message to nokia, well funny
Had the phone this week and impressed other than the extremely low ringing tone.I have it set on volume level 5 (maximum) and incoming call alert "Ringing", yet it is very very quite and also ascending? I spoke to a Nokia rep yesterday and he advised me that this is a safety feature to prevent damaging your ears, if you had the phone by your ear when it rang!! When would that be, I asked, he said perhaps if you sleep with it on your pillow!! Does anybody really do this?? Any advice please. Can I over ride this? Thanx.
Thanks Phil! nice one
P.S Nokia!! sort the ascending ringing tone out!! it affects our message tone as well!! in future, you should have an option that says 'annoying ascending ringing tone - on or off?'
WOW,camera,radio,mp3,video,e-mail,im's,is there anything i missed?But cud anyone plzz tell me as to how to install additional software on to this piece?I've bought a DK-U2 datacable,but nothing works.Every file that a friend sends via bluetooth is not readable cause the FILE FORMAT is not SUPPORTED!Is it because there's no application installer on the phone?Help me out guyz.Cud anyone plzz tell me as to how i can install other software on to this piece plzzzz!!!!
I was using a 6230 and sold it recently. For me its back to basics. Tried the 6230i for a weeek and its terribly slow even with Ver 3.30 software. Then I tried the 6681 also for a week. This phone will not record some calls in the Received or Missed list and its way too heavy and bulky. Cant carry such a big phone. No doubt the clarity of screen, sound and Signal reception is outstanding in the 6681 than 6680. Believe it I also got to try a K750i. The main problem is screen cant be seen when we are in sunlight and Sony haven't got the signal reception better even in this phone. Poor signal areas it says only Emergency Calls. and the screen is extremely light with all type of profiles and no wall paper. So I decided to buy the 6230 again.
Oh, the K750i can synch with Outlook. Well then, assuming $$ is no object, it's probably a better deal than 6230i. In fact, W800, with it's adapter for 3.5mm headphone, it's a huge selling point, in comparison to 6230i. I'd recommend those 2 phones, based on features, anytime. But for myself, who already owns a great phone like 6230i, i'm not tempted with either of the phones. SE has to work harder to get me to dump my precious 6230i. for now, i have my sights for Nokia 6270 and 6280 :-)
for folks wanting to play video clips on their 6230i here's some info.
The phone will not play an mpeg file. that is a file with .MPG or .MP4 or .MPEG extension. Won't play .AVI or realmedia .RM either.
It will happily play .3GP video clips encoded using the latest mpeg4 video codec.
As for FF/RW... only when playing music, not for video. The K750i does FF/RW for music AND video.
the K750i CAN be synchronised with Outlook, 2000 SR-1 or later, using the sync-station software it comes with.
I still love my 6230i but it's pretty hard to find fault with the K750i.
its a god !!!what a techonolgy its sweet but powerfull and damn da mp3 kickz butt of sony ericsson
6230i or SE K750? Definitely 6230i for me, coz K750 can't be synchronized with Microsoft Outlook. Furthermore, the K750 is more expensive than 6230i.
But if you ask me between 6230i and SE W800? Assuming $$ is no object, i'd go for W800. But once Nokia 6270 or 6280 hits the market, i'll garbish out the W800 coz there's something about Nokia that makes anyone who has a Nokia before, feel 'something' is missing when using other brand of phone...
James, Phil, my phone runs on a 512Mb Apacer RS-MMC (with adapter, of course). So far, other than 3GPP VIDEO files via Media Player making my phone hang once in a while, I don't see any other 'performance' problems.
I use DKU-2 to transfer huge mp3 files via USB. it's not as fast as a "Memory Card" reader, but at least I don't have to turn off the phone.
MEDIAPLAYER having a FF/RR features? That's not true. I can only see Play/Pause/Stop. But the MUSIC PLAYER has "Previous" & "Next" feature for mp3.
I agree with you on the RINGING tone issue: it would have been nice if they made it an option.
I'm using a 512Mb RS-MMC - don't worry, it works just the same. Make sure it's a good quality card, with high reading speed.
Gee, the mp4 format is still a mystery to me. I tried that once but can't get it to work. Could you email to me the file so that i can try it on my 6230i?
I like this phone - it's very easy to use, although the main menu button is a bit fiddly. However, one thing that annoys me is that my sms inbox gets full extremely quickly, ie: when it's got less than 20 messages in it. Also, if I want to transfer a message from my inbox to another folder to avoid deleting it, it says "message memory full" when the folder is empty! Can anyone advise? Am I doing something wrong???
what is the biggest memory card that can work in the 6230i without affecting the phone in anyway.I was told that if i get anything higher than 256 it will affect the phones performance in certain ways. Thanks James, Stockport
Can i install software on nokia 6230i to play
Real format files. Email to me please!
what is the largest mem card the 6230i can take and is the usb port thue usb or does it need an adapter?
MEDIAPLAYER: NokiaMia what is this I hear about the Media Player having a FF (fast forward) & RR (rewind) features but yet it does nothing ?
RINGING: Also, even though you love the ascending ringtone feature, it would have been nice if they made it an option rather than an acceptance. It is said that the ascending feature kicks in once the volume goes to 4 or 5 bars, is this true ? When I'm in an office I set my phone to the lowest ringing level or vibrate only so I can live without the ascending feature. When I'm in public I like it when my phone rings full blast so it can turn an eye or two :-). If only there was a way to disable it. I hope Nokia looks into this and add an option to turn these types of features on or off.
MEMORY: Just to make sure, the phone is able to read Reduced Size MMC (RS-MMC) cards right ?
I recently transferred an 'MP4' video file to my 6230 and the phone refused to play the file. Nokia states that the phone is able to play MP4 files so I don't know why that happened. Have any ideas ? The file was taken from a SE K700.
That's it for now. Take care.
For dave: 6230i...I have this phone for 4-5 months now and is the best I have seen this far...great phone,great features...NOKIA RULZ!!!
hello there guys , can any1 help me in forwarding and rewinding the long movies. although there is an option stating ff/rr in the media player, cos for a phone of that capacity should have that option. thx in advance!!!!