I've called Nokia (0845 045 5555) and they have sent me to a Nokia shops (carphonewarehouse) to check out my phone. The problems are - calls dropped, slow to pick up a network, and very low volume when on a call. Sometimes I can barely hear the caller. This is not all the time, but definitely something irritating me now.
Anyway, i shall be taking my phone in this weekend. I'll let you know when it comes back and see what happens. Nokia says hey have no idea when a firmware will be out. Goblers.
I reckon you got a nice site from Surferguy - cheers!
Yeah, removing the card resets profiles? Strange, i haven't had that - there must be a little bug with your set. Have you had time to check it out, like, send it off to Nokia?
Yeah, the concrete thing was nothing. I am gonna be adding my thoughts on the latest prob with the phone below.
The mp3 mms thing - that's weird too, i tried sending something the other day - and i could only send it bia bluetooth - Maybe mms isn't that developed to accept a large mms file through the network yet? Very weird indeed.
Hey Original Jamaican lad!
Well, my phone is always on while on charge - it takes about an hour and 10 mins. The charger output is 5V. To be honest i hadn't noticed it took so little time to do it. I am gonna charge it turned off next time and will let you know, all right? Cheerio.
RIGHT THEN, everyone.
Ya'll know I have nothing but praised this phone. People ask me for suggestions, and I always say...Go for the 6233.
Well, not any more.
Yesterday - I'm on the train. The reception bar slowly goes down from 4, to 3, to 2, then I get cut off. I'm still showing 1 bar.
I'm looking at the phone waiting for my caller to call again. All I get is a text from Orange "you have a miss call, this person called but left no message, time 22:00". Ok, I thought.
The train moves along. I get another bar - up to 2 now!
I am looking at my phone. It screams again, text! Same message from orange - but 2 bars? It did not ring, how come I got a miss call???
Anyway, 3 bars and I am laughing. My caller gets through. I asked what he was getting, he said "straight to your voice mail". WHAT? I'm looking at the phone! It did not ring! Why voicemail, then message of missed call?
I called orange. They can't help. Call nokia? What are they gonna say?
This is absolutely not good. I say, I love this phone, but if nokia does not sort out the network issue soon, I'll be moving on to another phone. That's definite.
Remember in the beginning, when people were complaining of weak network reception? I thought that had all stopped, probably as the phone is so good, maybe it was just a phase...I don't know. It is not good, is it? I love every bit of it, MP3 player, Radio, Camera, etc - but a phone is a phone and is there for phone calls, huh?
Anyway, I'm gonna be looking very closely at my phone, if it behaves badly in any way, it'll be forced to take a long long walk.
Hope this helps you guys. Let's get nokia to sort out this issues!!
Ta for all
Hey Trun... I advise googling freebies for 6233, buuuuut since i discovered a site that has themes,tones,pics and java games ect.. I will share it with u and the rest of the 6233 nuts out there, like myself!!
http://phone.mobile9.com/nokia/6233/ go to downloads and all will be revealed!!
Do you know some sites where i could download freebies for my nokia 6233
Awesome phone! its easy to use and packed with features. i've used it for over a week and it is mind blowing. be advised though that there aren't many compatible apps as hyet for download since its new.
thanks for the info. quick restart did the trick. i guess posting rule no. 2 applied to this one. thanks again.
same thing happened to me once. even i struggled with it for few mintues. quick restart and the problem was gone. never faced it since then.
whenever i remove the card all my profiles get set to default. dont know whether its a default behavior or problem with my phone.
hi roger. small problem. have switched on power saver and sleep mode in my 6233 (v3.70) but it still keeps showing the wallpaper(backlight turns off in 5 secs though). have turned the screensaver off(tried the same with it on too). please help. have tried using the default theme too.
Yo roger! Spewing about ya little drop on the concrete!! Not cool at all.. But as long as out wonderful phone still works, thats all tht matters!!
I have another little question for you.. I was wondering if you could tell me why i can't send mp3/wav/any sound files as an mms msg.. It only let me sends voice recordings or files that have been recorded?? Is it because that bluetooth/infrared have taken over or what??
Roger, how long does it take to charge the 6233 when the phone is off ? My 6230 takes 1hr. 20mins. on average, which is not bad. I had a Nokia 3200 which took 1hr. 15mins. and am yet to see a phone charge in a shorter time than my old Nokia 3200...these times are based on the phones being charged when they are OFF.
Just an update.
My phone has had a second accident.
This was in Wembley Arena last night. I went to see the old girl, Madonna - my partner asked to use the phone to take a pic - and while the phone was swapping hands, it decided to go crushing down 3 levels of seats. Very minor scratch in the back, and all it did was turn itself off. Glad that i could find it, i turned it on to find that everything was working fine. The only problem is that the moment was not captured on my memory card - Anyway, this is all. Maybe this is just luck, but i seem to be losing the grip, or going senile - why keep dropping my treasured little diamond?? Ah, Surferguy - this time it was concrete!, however covered with beer and empty cartons of greasy chips! Phone is ok, nevertheless!
Hey Jamaican Dude!
No hard feelings at all my man. Glad you could touch base once again.
Yeah, that thing about the pdf files, I did not know that, thanks a bunch.
I've already thanked Drew for submitting an answer here, I thought he was more than competent enough, I couldn't have been more specific myself. Absolutely no hard feelings Bruv.
Hope you are having a good day.
I'm cool, keep in touch. Take care - rog.
To all you people who thought I was troubling Roger in a bad way, where are your senses of humour ??? geezzz........maybe if you people were Jamaicans you would know when to take things seriously and when not to.
Roger, my apologies if I offended you in anyway, that wasn't the nature of my post. I figured that you would have looked past it all and see that I was only throwing humour. Nevertheless, it's good to know that you are willing to take time out to assist the others with their problems. That's all I have to say, take care Roger.
DREW, please don't take it the wrong way, I said I was tackling him in a good way, I wasn't "penalising" him. I'm sure Roger was smart enough to realise that everything was said in good spirits, not in a negative manner. If you read my message carefully you would have seen where I said: "you said "think" so I'm just shedding some light on the situation my friend", as in Roger said he thinks only smartphones can read office files. I even regarded him as a friend to show NO HARD FEELINGS. I have helped quite a few people in forums like these in the past, sometimes my responses have been so numerous but never once did I frown. Whenever I post a message on these forums (including this one) I ALWAYS leave my personal e-mail address (something I notice you haven't done) so that others can e-mail me problems which they probably don't want to post on the air. People like you need to lighten up, I don't condemn or discriminate on these types of forum because we are all here to assist each other.
Thanks for replying to Jamaican, although i have no problem with receiving loads of questions. I do get quite a few emails to. The reason i've sluggish answering today is that my laptop has decided to take a day off, and for some reason i couldn't boot it up. Back on now, and all is fine.
Jamaican, I trust you got some info from Drew - pls ask away whenever you get more questions. Once again, thanks Drew.
I've tried that on my phone, it did nto do anything. I remember reading about it a while ago, but it definitely did not produce anything on my screen that would enable me to play with enchanced features. Is the code correct? If you got it wrong, send me the correct one and i shall try!
My phone had a weird interference on Radio input too, but only when i'm travelling by train. Now, i refrain from using radio while on the tin (train for us in london). May i ask where you were using your radio functionality? This may have a bearing on your end product too. I understand that Radios are not in total grasp of Nokia's designers, although they have had phones out with radio since 2003! The 7250 had radio, and it was brilliant! Anyway - my radio plays fine when walking around town, not so good when on the tin.
Hey - "need answer"
Is your battery brand new? I know this is the old school way of doing things, but have you charged up / drained your battery a few times before expecting it to last better than you thought? also, you can chance your settings on GSM network mode. For some reason when you leave it on "dual mode" it drains your batt quicker! go to menu > settings > phone > network mode > GSM. This seems to me to have helped slightly.
Hi Horia (again),
I am not very "specialized" as you can see, but for an every day user, i think the reception is good, although we have been mentioning here that the phone has developed a bug that decides to lose connection then shut down and restart. This is yet to be fixed by Nokia. I haven't lost connection or had a reboot for over 12 days. Touch wood.
Also, volume, voice clarity and sound are, in my personal view, excellent. I've no complaints and love every bit of this little gem of a phone!
I had that the other day. I have a 1gb card. With about 800mb of music, i decided to download my videos/photos onto my hard drive and also delete a few songs...After that was done, the phone wouldn't see the card. It took me a few tries, butin the end it recognised it and all was good. I tested it straight away (played music, took pics / shot vids) and it worked fine) Then i loaded them up again on my pc and tried to get the same error, but the phone saw the card straight away....What happened at first is unbeknown to me, but i suspect your approach was correct, send it in to Nokia, let them worry about it! I do hope you can share your experience with us here though. And, obviously, that everything worked out ok for you in the end.
YES, you are right! the sms also takes MP3 for ringtones...How come i messed up on that little issue...? Sorry, thanks for the correction and valuable information!
GSM arena made me correct the wording here. Apologies if this message comes up doubled.
got the fone after rave reviews from vodafone(i needed a fone with a fm stereo) only to find the headset that comes as standared is rubbish complete interference on the radio, changed the headset and found to be better but not at best, i am going to stick with my nokia 5140
i have problem with the battery ..... it is very short what i have to do ...???
For 6233 users: Please describe the electric and accoustic features (sensitivity in bad coverige areas, quality of voices on emission and reception, volume, etc.) Thx.
Yes, as what drew said, give roger a break.
As drew mentioned, internal and external's memory blends together in latest nokia 40 phones (i.e. 6280, 6131..)
So if you insert a 1GB external memory, you can expect about that much of files received thru bluetooth. (Although the best i had tried is only about 40mb) haha!!