to Mr Do. I use a program called Cool Edit Pro to do my conversion. But if you don't have and audio edit program , try using windows sound recorder to convert your Wav file to 8,000kHz , 8 bit Mono , 7 kb/sec format. by chosing SAVE AS and using the convert choice there.The MY C5-2 will only download about 200kb per song , so choose where you start and stop wisely.when you tranfer the song to the phone it will take a few seconds to finish, it then will play the tune and you get the choice to save it to the phone and use it straight away or just store it.
To person below NO IT DOESNT SUPPORT MP3s!!
To the person who was downloading real tones that were in wav format.. where did you get them from?!!
I have had ZERO luck getting real tones working. Just wasted money. And now i've wasted more money on a data cable that doesnt work.
To the person who bought the data cable. I got a data cable for this phone to do the 'wav' file thing but it doesnt work. when i connect the data cable i get the following message:
'Connected device is not a compatible mobile phone'
Are you using the mpas tool from planetsagem? Is your 'my pictures and sounds' program version 7.09???
So annoyed with this phone.. arrhhh been nothing but pain!! I've always gone nokia in the past. This was my first non-nokia venture and i'm soooo not happy with it.
Bought this phone a couple of weeks ago from Vodaphone Aust. Not being terribly clever with these things I need help to get my voicemail to work. My message is recorded and the mailbox number is set to 121, but when I go to call divert when busy (or any other choice) I get a Rejected! message. What am I doing wrong please. I went to the Vodaphone shop but they weren't much help. Either couldn't or wouldn't understand my question.
My wife and daughter both own a Sagem MY C5-2.I purchased a data cable from Sagem Australiasia and I have been able to upload compressed wavs to the phone and they sound exactly like truetones (just not in the MP3 format) I had to modify the songs a bit to set the right format for the phone , but the help file that is on the mini disc had enough info on it to set me up without a problem. The data cable also allows me to upload and download photos to and from P.C to Phone
hey all im buying this fone very soon and i am 13 do u all think this is a good fone for me my old i was a nokia 3315 also with this fone can u set photos as wallpaper thankyou
I might buy this fone but I want to know whether it can download games and ringtones and others. I also want to know whether Mp3 works on this fone thanks, See yas!
Whoops, my mistake. This phone dosen't support mp3, BUT it does support .WAV and .AMR tones, which are REALTONES. I have quite a few of them on my phone.
Dear Mister ******,
Thank you for your e-mail.
You want to change the menu of your myC5-2 phone.
It is possible to change the wap and mms settings of your mobile phone and replace Vodafone Live by another network provider, but it is not possible to change the main menu of the phone. This means that if you use a sim card of another network provider you will still have the icons and the main menu of Vodafone.
Sagem Customer Service
So just wanted to change the skin.. I own this phone. Any non-vodafone version of this phone you can change it. I can change providers, i can do whatever.. But i'll always have red icons and a vodafone live main icon on my screen.. That really sucks.. I should have the choice.. It is my phone.. Not vodafone.. Whoever at vodafone makes these decisions to remove the ability to change your skins should be sacked. I'll never buy a phone from them again.
the phone is ok with the exeption that the buttons are a little to small for the avarage mans hands
I have to say that this phone is great. The only bad thing is that the main screen gets scratched easily with funny shapes! The good thing is that the SE T610 games work on this phone 100%! Overall: This fone deserves 9/10, why, because it is a great phone and I do believe that you have read the specificayions carefully plus I own one of these My C5-2. It is a handy phone and I don't see any reason whatsoever to say that this phone is a useless phone I mean think about the person who created it, what will the creator think? It is a very good phone!
great phone but the battery for me only just lasts a day. everything else is pretty good about it apart from no infrared
Final comment about this phone:
IT DOES NOT SUPPORT MP3s, True tones etc..
It supports polyphonic (64channels)..
And it supports recording via the handset..
I Repeat.. it does NOT support mp3s so you wont be able to play real tones/true tones etc..
Check the compatibilty at this site:
My apologies to vodafone.. I did accuse their firmware of being the cause of not being able to play real tones. That is incorrect. This phone does NOT support it.
Beware websites that say it is supported as you'll just waste your money.
Thats it for me.. game over :D
why would somene pay more the £50 for this phone. it is so hard to unlock this, you cannot copy your contacts from sim to the phone. it looks great, you can buy it £45 from dixons. does any0ne know how to unlock this phone?
Site messed my links..
The ringtone site i went to was:
then choose the model of phone..
The link i gave from the vodafone site.. well prob best it didnt work.. go have a look around the vodafone site yourself.. you will see the lack of info..
thats it! no more from me!!
To the dude posting below..
I bought this phone
I went here:
I thought awesome and purchased a real tone from that site via sms. Ok I then got a sms with a wap link to get the real tone. So I go to that link. I then choose option and save content and i got a message: incompatible format. Same if i click on it.
So no you wont be able to get real tones from web sites.. If anyone can prove otherwise PLEASE post.. as maybe there is some firmware fix for it that nobody knows about.. like the post down a bit from the guy from vodafone stating you have to send your phone back to the manufacturer to get games!! I mean hello that alone speaks volumes!! And for that matter, has anyone tried it?? That is sending it back to the manufacturer?? If so, can you get real tones??
Now as for downloading ringtones via Vodafone live.. i assume their version of real tones is "real music" which is another annoying thing.. they use their own terminology so you really dont know what is what.. its so wrong.. anway.. i would assume 'real music' is real tones ..which isnt compatible on the myc5-2.. see a pic i took of the handset message here:
Then notice in that pic how it tells you to go to vodafone website to see compatibility.. WELL at the website they only list polyphonic and of course sagem myc5-2 isnt even listed. See it for yourself:
So honestly.. i really like this phone.. but i really really dont like vodafone.. The fact that i cant change the skin straight up is wrong.. I OWN THIS PHONE.. ITS NOT VODAFONE'S PHONE.. so i should be able to change the skin!!! Its like buying a computer and you cant change your theme.. as the place you have bought it from has decided you can only have theirs.. Its not right..
And well the vodafone website is way out of date.. it doesnt explain what the different ring tones are.. they dont use the standard ringtone naming conventions that all ring tone sites use.. there is no mention of myc5-2 and basically its all smoke and mirrors.. Personally i think its like this just so you dont know that the real tones etc wont work.. as you go to vodafone.. its not listed at all.. so you'll go elsewhere on the net and find yeah sure the myc5-2 supports real tones so then like me you buy the phone.. only when you go to do it.. you'll find no it doesnt :(
The only reason i havent just turfed this phone is that you can record your own stuff and use it as a ringtone.. Thankgod!! My last phone was ok and i only got this one as i wanted real tones.. the tone websites say this phone is compatible.. previous posts agree with that.. BUT for whatever the reason, vodafone have killed it on thier version of this phone....
And if anyone can prove otherwise.. please do.. I really want real tones!
Personally i think vodafone should give people the choice of firmware.. either vodafone modified or the original sagem firmware.. after all you are buying a Sagem myc5-2.. the vodafone firmware basically means you ARENT buying a myc5-2 as it HAS been modified....
Anyway.. thats more than 2 cents worth.. but someone has to tell people these issues.. vodafone certainly wont.. and the fact their staff are coming on here saying stuff and NOT addressing these issues is wrong..
Go to vodafone website.. look for info about ringtones and this phone.. note the lack of info.. know that they dont care... know that if you do buy it that while everyone with non vodafone versions of this phone are loving their real-tones ringtones.. sadly you will not be able to.... even though the ringtone sites say you can... enjoy wasting your money trying to get one.. enjoy the lack of care from anyone about this issue.
I emailed sagem trying to get an orginal version of the firmware for this phone. And i asked about the real tones.. this was the response:
The Vodafone network have asked SAGEM to manufacture products equipped with the Vodafone live ! software instead of the neutral software that can be seen on some of our other models. It is therefore not possible to modify the software in order to have a neutral software.
For the downloading you have to contact Vodafone and ask why ist's not compatible, otherwise they could maybe give you the adresse of a website which is compatible with your myC5-2.
So yeah.. for 229 bucks its a throw away phone for me.. i just got it to tide me over before i buy a good 1000 buck job.. But i sure as hell wont be getting one from vodafone.. I've never had a mobile phone that has had its firmware modified before.. I dont like it.. especially in this case.. it actually removes functionality rather than enhance it...
If i can get my hands on the original sagem myc5-2 firmware i'll be cheering!! But i've had absolutely no luck so far.. :(
Cheers everyone.. and this is the last time i'm going to post on this.. its like my third post on it i think..
Mr Do :D
Hi! I am seriously considering buying this phone; it looks great and has all the features i am looking for, and is a great price ($229 at vodafone). I've been doing my research, and i've read alot of comments saying that you cannot download realtones or games etc and vodafone live is really terrible. Is this happening with all vod. live users? I want a phone that can have realtones on it, but if this one can't, i dont think ill buy it. Also, is it very fragile and easily damaaged? And is the camera quality low? Thanks, sorry it was so long!
I really have to comment on this post below:
i have purcahsed this phone and i work at vodafone and there is no problems with it. the reason it does not download games is because it needs to be sent away for a upgrade as when it was made the manufactures stuffed it up not vodafone.
So there is no problem with it but you have to send it to the manufacturer?? And then vodafone passes the buck saying its not their fault?? WHY ARE YOU SELLING THEM WITH THIS FAULT?? How about VODAFONE SEND THEM BACK, FIX IT THEN SELL IT!!!
And again.. real tones.. every ring tone website ive been to says this phone is supported.. YET on the vodafone version if you try to get one it comes up with 'incompatible format' error!! Plus the original version of the phone allows you to change the skins.. Personally i HATE the red icons.. i want blue.. yet vodafone has REMOVED the ability to change this..
If you get a non-vodafone version you have this ability.
I again stress... if you want a messed up version of this phone.. sure go the vodafone version.. I personally dont want this vodafone firmware on my phone. I purchased it outright as a sagem MY C5-2.. NOT A VODAFONE MESSED UP C5-2.. there is a difference!!!! People reading the specs on this phone beware.. vodafone version DOES NOT support anything but polyphonic sounds, you cannot change the skins, you will be stuck with a vodafone live menu forever.. And this gets me too.. the only reason i would want vodafone live is to download real tones.. but seeing as that has been killed on this phone by vodafone.. whats the point?! The choice of things to download for this phone is worse than my old nokia.. which is sad as the actual SAGEM MY C5-2 supports all the good stuff. Vodafone should give people the choice.. This is my phone.. i paid for it.. i want the original contents.. not vodafone garbage..
I'll never go vodafone again hey.. I never realised any of this until after i bought the phone :( And to think i thought vodafone were cool and swapped my provider to them for pre-paid.. never again mate.. i cant see why they destroy the phones like this.. its evil as..
I've just bought it. It is really good for its price. Nice themes and tones. Only 2 games, but additional could be loaded. Good design. The camera is Very good for its price. Enjoy it!
i have purcahsed this phone and i work at vodafone and there is no problems with it. the reason it does not download games is because it needs to be sent away for a upgrade as when it was made the manufactures stuffed it up not vodafone. as for the insurance you can get insutrance on this phone however it it probabaly not the best option as there is a $125 excess and it cost 6.31 a month. also you need to be on a plan to claim insurance. thanks guys