Hi all. Filipe and Sam, you have both been very helpful for me with this phone.
I just purchased and received the phone this week and overall I like it. The dual sim is excellent.
But there is one thing that is bugging me and perhaps you have a solution. When I am on a call, I cannot access the main menu or calendar. I've tried to set the calendar as a Shortcut on the left, right, up, and down toggle positions. But when on a call, the up and down toggles simply do not work, and the left and right default back to messages and contacts. On that note too, if you make My Menu one of the four available shortcuts, it is not viewable either while on a call.
Personally, this is very difficult to deal with and while I like the phone a lot, I may return it because I want to be able to access my calendar or a file while on a call, and I can't seem to find a way to do so.
Please let me know if you have a workaround that I'm overlooking. Thank you very much. Neal
I have one more question if someone can answer... Can I use B5702 like a modem, i mean i plug in my Sony Ericsson over USB or connect it over bluetooth n i can go on internet over it... can i do that with B5702?
I understand that you have two B5702 phones the Brasilian and the european version. I asked you how did you purchased your european phone, but I ended up purchasing an acer DX900. Eventualy I also purchased a 5702(brasil)for my day by day use and left DX900 for traveling. I didn't have yet the guts to try some alternative firmwares I downloaded from internet,(to solve the band limitation) but I would kindly request you if you can check de sofware versions of your phones, may be we can find a firmware image that unlock full quadriband on both SIMs. I tried *#0206*8378# to acess the test mode and read versions
I use one VIVO SIM for work and one TIM SIM for personal use, but I didn't notice what I miss by not being able to use the VIVO SIM as the secondary SIM.
thx you Sam... thats what i thought... well what i need that 2nd SIM is to go on eBuddy... idk if its cuz i have Sony Ericsson but eBuddy usualy have minimise function so i guess i would be able to minimise it cuz im pretty much all the time on eBuddy so i should be able to go out of eBuddy but not close it... i know its not smartphone but Sony Ericsson's have multitasking so i guess if i cant minimise it ill have to stick with my SE's... thx's once again for the answer
twilightd1112, 25 Sep 2009Hello Well now i have Sony Ericsson K800 that i use as a normal phone and i have Sony Erics... moreBUT, remember the "NON SMART PHONE" thingy... in your scenario that means that you can receive calls while on the net and then revert back to the net, BUT if you do ANYTHING else, you close your connection. Actually, as I am not using chat I am not sure if you would be "live" on your chat while answering a call!? Maybe someone else can fill in the blanks?
twilightd1112, 25 Sep 2009Hello Well now i have Sony Ericsson K800 that i use as a normal phone and i have Sony Erics... moreThis is not a smartphone... you cannot multi task... It has a proprietary Samsung UI. As for your first question, yes, you can use one card for calls and sms (and email), and the other card for internet. If you surf the net on one card and get a call (in your case on the other sim card) the call screen will show and you have to handle the call (accept or reject). Once you have accepted/completed or rejected the call, the screen will revert back to where you were on the internet.
Filipe, 24 Sep 2009I forgive you, too many Felipes out there :) Now, onto something you might be able to help ... moreSure, Filipe, I will give it a try and let you know! I lived 7 years in Spain, so I think that's to blame for me writing your name wrong so many times. Norwegian now living and working in Thailand, by the way:-)
Well now i have Sony Ericsson K800 that i use as a normal phone and i have Sony Ericsson T700 that u use with data sim card (so that means i can only go on internet with it n send text messages, no calls) so i was thinking of gettin B5702... Well i guess what i think can work but i want to make sure: i have one car for calls n text n the other one is for internet so that i can be on AIM so i was thinking if it can run one SIM card on internet all the time n the other one will be able to recive calls n texts if im right?
And one more thing, is B5702 have multitasking? Cuz on my Sony Ericssons i can minimise eBuddy n it will still run in background... So can i use SIM 1 for calls n SMS and SIM 2 for eBuddy at the same time and be able to minimise eBuddy if i get call or something... I hope you know what i mean... Thx for answer
Sam, 21 Aug 2009Sameerah,
I can only help you with your point 1 as I dont use speed dial:
When you want to... moreI forgive you, too many Felipes out there :)
Now, onto something you might be able to help here. In an earlier reply you said you don't use speed dial. I'd like to ask you to start using to see if this also happens to you.
Choose about 2 or 3 contacts which must have more than 1 number stored under their names and use the most used number to assign to speed dial. Use this way for a few days, turn your phone off at night and back on in the morning (as I suppose you might do), delete some contacts, add new ones, but don't touch the contacts on speed dial. Use them only for calling.
What happens for me here since D880 is that the phone will (apparently) randomly change the assigned number to speed dial. So if you assigned the mobile numbers for your contacts on speed dial, some beautiful day the phone will call a different number, as you will check on call log. And to your surprise, the setting on speed dial may still be intact or in some cases, changed there too. It doesn't make much sense until you experience what I just described.
Worse thing, it's pointless trying to get it fixed by contacting Samsung as it doesn't happen immediately, only after some prolonged use. I feel like I just had some unearthly experience, went into another dimension and saw things in an undescribable way, because people don't seem to get what I explain. Can you please try it?
Abe, 24 Sep 2009Can someone who has the phone please tell me if the two SIM cards work at the same time? Like ... moreI'm in a good mood today so I won't bash your head with piece of wood :) Yes, sure, Samsung dual-SIM models work like you want. You can receive calls in both SIM cards even at same time. If your father calls you in SIM 1 and your mother calls you in SIM 2, you will answer one and then answer the other, then you can switch between them. You'll be given a choice to either keep the first call or drop it before taking the second incoming call. Buy a B5702 and be happy. And please, if in the future you have any other questions regarding this model, read the replies in this forum. Use the search box at the top for keywords as chances are it's been answered before.
Sam, 24 Sep 2009Ha, ha, ha.... Felipe, your turn;-)grrr, howcome I always get your name wrong... sorry, I meant "Filipe"!
Can someone who has the phone please tell me if the two SIM cards work at the same time? Like if someone calls in the second SIM will I be able to receive the call and after ending the call, if someone calls me at the first SIM then it will ring too without me changing or switching the SIMs. Thanks in advance.
Philip, 12 Sep 2009Filipe and sam, thanks again for taking the time to reply. I took a look at my settings and I... moreI hope you get it solved! After I got the "settings" sms'es from my operators it worked perfectly!
Filipe, 10 Sep 2009Sam, I don't know if you will be able to reproduce this in your country but here goes: here we... moreYes, Filipe, I understand. Confusing and similar to the issue about the email profiles when disabling/changing sim cards.
I my opinion, as a non-smart phone and with double sim function this is a great phone! I like it more and more for every day that passes!
My only real issue is the sync problems with Outlook (when syncing with 2 or more computers), as I have described here earlier.
There are a few minor (but silly and irritating) glitches in the User Interface, but nothing too big;
1. No way to tell what sim was used for SENDING a sms when retrieving in the log.
2. Photo of contact only on call receive, but NOT when placing a call.
My wish list for next generation in addition to sortnig the above out, would be:
1. Get the sync sorted!!!
2. Allow for menu choice "default sim" to use for each and every contact in the phone book regardless of current device default sim.
3. Allow for photo thumbs in the phone book (not only on the details page).
4. More contact categories.
5. Flash for the camera(!)
Filipe, 10 Sep 2009Jeez I never take these SAR ratings too seriously. Maybe I should? I don't know, I simply don'... moreI am exactly the same way, as I think most are! In todays world one can hardly move safely or do anything without being told that "it" could kill you! I think it is a fairly safe bet to say that I am pretty sure that SAR will NOT kill me or turn me in to a vegetable... in my humble opinion there are plenty of more serious issues to worry about!
Filipe, 10 Sep 2009I do understand what you meant, even though I don't use the phone for e-mail. You're saying th... moreFilipe, you are always so prompt in replying with assistance, Thank you!
It is hard to explain this in a simple way. It seems that the sending/receiving of emails is separate from the other settings, meaning that when you set all account data for each sim in email profiles one of the sims have to be chosen right then and there (at least thats how it seems to me). But please let me do a point by point:
1. 2 sims from 2 various operators are loaded.
2. Identical email account settings are entered under each sim profile.
3. Email profile in sim 2 is selected for use.
4. All works fine as long as both sims are enabled, but sim 2 is always used for email sending/receiving.
5. Disable sim 2. When trying to send/receive email gets error message (Network not available).
6. Try to go to email profiles; sim 2 email account details are not available, and account info for sim 1 to is not editable.
Solution: Go to email profiles, change email account settings to be used from sim 2 to sim 1, and then disable sim 2. Send/receive will then work fine via sim 1 (and sim 2 disabled).
My point is, am I missing something? Am I doing something wrong? Should it not work in a way so that if sim 2 emailing is default, but when sim 2 is disabled, sim 1 info should automatically come to play?
Filipe and sam, thanks again for taking the time to reply. I took a look at my settings and I reckon I need to get correct settings from O2 and Vodafone and hopefully that will sort the problem.
Sam, I don't know if you will be able to reproduce this in your country but here goes: here we have a 850 MHz operator and four 900/1800 MHz others. If I have one SIM slot for the 850 MHz operator and the other one for any other 900/1800 MHz operator I must set both SIM slots as quadband. Why? Because if I set the slot used by the 850 MHz operator as 850/1900 MHz and the other one as 900/1800 MHz, when I reset the phone as a result of exchangin the primary SIM, they won't find networks. Even though in the setting, it shows that 850/1900 MHz is now assigned to the correect 850 MHz operator and same with 900/1800 MHz operator has network showing as 900/1800 MHz.