The biggest problem I have with this phone with this phone is the volume level. Even with the volume set at the highest level, it's so difficult to hear and the ringer is very low; making it very difficult to hear. I even updated the firmware recently and it's virtually impossible to hear.
To find out where your nokia phone was made look at digits number 7and 8 (YY) of your IMEI.
XXXXXX = Type Appoval Code
ZZZZZZ = serial number
A = check digit
00 = Finland
10 = Finland
20 = Germany
30 = Korea
40 = China
50 = Brazil, USA, Finland
60 = HK, China, Mexico
70 = Finland
80 = Hungary
91 = Finland
There are more, but no idea what they are
(P.s all this info is copied from a different site, just incase someone sees it and starts screaming i stole it.
S'ok I found the code
about the IMEI code by punching in ...
You will also get the actual manufacturing date and some other details..............
My Manufacturing Date is "102005", so I'm presuming 102005 = 10/2005 , as in October (This Month) Maybe they fixed some bugs in the meantime?
If anyone knows the code to access the phone's data it should give the batch no. & date of manufacture, usually i think it is something like *6066* then i could check the settings and report back what they say. Might give some more insight to the prob.
Thankyou for the reply.
I guess it must be problem with the production of 8800 from different countries with different software ! But Nokia customer service told me there is only one version of software world wide for 8800 at the present moment ( not even an up-grade version yet ).......so it really beats me why all the 8800 I have / had owned have the same common software problem !!!
The Vertu has an magnificent body and expensive materials, nothing else. It does not matter if it costs 6000 Euro. Even though I do not like the 8800 I do believe it is a much better choice than a Vertu. The Vertu is like a car with a Ferrari look and a Lada engine.
What a Metal toy.
I did what you said, and set the settings for caller groups, as I said earlier... Family it rings using the assigned Tone, and other callers uses another Tone.
The boxes are marked (if that makes any difference)
O.K., The quality of the vertu is very good ( maybe because the price is high ). BUT, the price of the 8800 is not cheap either. When you compare the 8800 price to a lot of other phones on sale; it's price is actually quite expensive. BUT, why is each one of these 8800 quality so un-stable?........to me there is NO EXCUSE!!! ( bare in mind this is only a simple phone, not a sophisticated one ).
Why don't you do me ( yourself or other user ) a favour:-
1. Set up one or two "caller groups". e.g. VIP, family etc.
2. Go to "Setting".
3. Go to "tones".
4. Go to "alert for" ( here you can set the caller groups. You can also "Mark" or "Unmark" with an "x".
Pls. revert & let me know if this woke on your 8800.
thankyou & regards,
Hello I want to know the price of Nokia 8800 if possible in Italy.
Thank you in advance dude.
It's nice to see that you can afford to by Vertu's and i'd prolly buy one if I could afford it, but unfortunatly myself like alot of other ppl can't. So i bought myself, in my eyes the next best thing, the 8800.
I never actually said that the Loudspeaker is awful, I just said it's not as good as the 9300.
People are complaining that they can't save ringtones for caller groups, by this do you mean that when you add family members to say the group "FAMILY" and then assign a ringtone, when they call it's playing the normal ringtone, and not the one you assigned? Because i assigned the "Pinky & The Brain theme" as my Family Ringtone, and Ameno as my main ringing tone, so when my g/f calls me it's ringing as Pinky & The Brain, So if this the Caller group thing ppl are talking about, I don't seem to be having any probs.
Usually there's a code you can key in, which allows you to see all the details of the phone, imei no. Date of manufacture etc, does anyone know the code for this?
Hey Kaz, thx for the reply eh. Im good2, in fact im really2 good, urself? I bought myself one of these, and still waiting for it to come. Probably next wednesday! This waiting makes depressed me so much! Cant you just imagine it. You're waiting for thing that you really want but you cant get it now? Lol, i got a pretty good deal, bought it for $820 actually. And i was wondering why Nokia 8801 cost much less than N8800? I bought myself the 8800 one coz i dont like 8801 personally. Take care all..
FYI, I still have two Vertu with me ( one steel & one white gold ) & six (6) 8800 for my family members.
Nowadays, I rarely use the Vertus because it is difficult for me to see the small numbers on the screen ( I am at the age of 48 now! ).
Any more questions?
Hey Coffee, how are u?
Re: the price of the 8800, in Malta it costs roughly $1120, but here is usually more expensive than say, the U.S,and Ty said it costs $1000. So i'm guessing that it costs anywhere between $900 - $1100 depending on where you shop,I've NO idea what deal and price you'd pay if you'd get one with a Contract deal, as they don't do Contracts + mobiles here. Just buy the phone and then get a line separatly.
Nokia 8800 vs. the 2005 Vertu Pink Edition. And the winner is...
My wife has the Vertu 2005 Pink Edition and I must say, I think my 8800 is at least equal to her phone. She really wanted the concierge service which, I suppose, makes up for the price difference ($1,000 for the 8800 vs. 5,900 for the Vertu).
The other thing is, most of her friends have a Vertu - so the 8800 is more exclusive in her circle. Both phones feel great, both phones say to the world "I am special".
For those of you that have the 8800 and the vertu, I would like to know if you agree with me - when you factor in the price difference, the cheaper phone (8800) wins!!!
Today eyeglasses and wristwatches are more than simply functional; they are items of jewellery too. Normally a pricey watch has fewer functions than say a bulky plastic techno model. A designer spectacle frame does not attempt to offer the same protection as for example a pair of safety goggles. Would it be fair to compare a Ferrari with a Focus in terms of boot size and fuel economy? I think it is unfair to compare this phone in terms of technology when it was clearly designed for a totally separate market. As a phone it most certainly is functional, but the combination between superior design, materials and manufacturing techniques makes it very desirable. Excluding phones like the Vertu, this phone is completely in it's own class. I'm disappointed that the phone is equipped with a radio, mp3 player and camera. I'm delighted that the phone does not offer memory expansion or access to iTunes. For those of you who disagree, please do not use this phone in public as I'm afraid you will damage its image for the rest of us. Thank goodness it's so expensive!
How can you EVEN Compare a VERTU to an 8800? The Platinum Vertu (20k) is like 20times as much as an 8800 it's like comparing the cost of a Ferrari 250GTO and an ENZO (10million & just over 1 million) For the cost of an Vertu, i'd expect to have the Band playing live infront of me, do you happen to own either phone?
It is absolutely NOT true what you said about this 8800......"the ringing quality is second to none". I am sorry to say you have not seen much yet!!! Pls. go to a VERTU shop & listen to the ring quality of any Vertu phone & revert back to me at this website.
All 8800 have "manufacture quality control problem".......your 8800 have quiet loud speaker......my 8800 speaker is very loud & clear!
Some of my friend's 8800 have good to excellent speaker & some have quiet & lousy speaker like what you have.
As I have said, Nokia 8800 have very bad quality control.
PS. There are lots of different other problems encounter by different users with this 8800 model......e.g. you can't even set up "group caller" ringtones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lots of ppl have been grumbling about the battery life, and praising the Loudspeaker, for me it's the other way round, no prob re: battery, but loudspeaker, doesn't seem as loud as other Nokia's i've had, for me, best Loudspeaker was on the 9300 & S.E 910i. But having said that, the ringing quality is second to none, i have "AMENO" by ERA as my tone, and i'm still impressed by the sheer sound quality every time it rings, Even the quality of the music player is Excellent.
this is the most beautiful but worst phone I have ever had, the biggest problem is the battery life I go through 2 batterys a day which is a real pain if as I allways have to have another battery on me, also it is not very loud and heats up like crazy, I can't believe that nokia can bring out an advancement that is actually a step backwards I will go back to using my old phone a 8910i I still get 2 to 3 days out of a battery and can hear people talking, just what you want a phone to do, so do not buy one no matter how beautiful you think they look.