Had the phone a while now getting on well with it apart from one thing!!!! Can anyone explain (and not too high tech) how to set mp3`s as ring tones??
Mary and Ste - the only place this is available for us US customers is EBAY...I bought mine about a month ago and had the seller unlock it in the UK. one note...you have to manually adjust the band settings to gsm 1900 as the phone comes native 900/1800. its easy...but when you buy it off ebay, make sure to have the seller have it unlocked at a shop. mine ran a little under $300, but its well worth it.
A side note..the stereo bluetooth is awesome - I bought a $100 anycom bluetooth stereo headset, it works great for music but the mic is junk for calls.
Anyone know where to get an extra batter for this? I can find them anywhere :(
I've transfered some pictures from my old phone (V3) to the S500i, now when I try and access them it comes up with SIM DRM ACTIVATED. Is there anyway to stop this from happening? The pictures are important PLEASE help!
Does the phone have speakerphone and can I use it in the US with T-Mobile service? Thanks.
Great phone, got it yesterday. No problems but does anyone know if it is possible to turn the infrared on for sending more than one file? If i queue up more than one file to send, the infrared turns itself off after the first file has been recieved.
Just got this phone and seeing as previously I've had the e700 I certainly like!
I'd already read all the various problems and still decided to get it for several reasons:
1) Most of the problems seemed to have a workaround solution (battery life probably will suck but I think you can buy better batteries or failing that just carry a spare!).
2) I prefer the clamshell design over the sliding type, wanted an imode phone and I'm used to Samsung.
3) I don't mind admitting it but I'm a fair Star Wars fan and seriously, if Darth Vader had a phone, this would be it! ;)
try m4a files...they seem to work as ringtones :) an IMToo converter should help
i bought this fone today, its due to arrive tmoro, does it have video playback?
"SAMSUNG S500i"...Super mobile phone!(My style)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
a quick comment on the flash.
-- think logically, if the flash was on both sides of the camera lens, the picture would come out too bright, right?
-setting mp3s as ringtones has been a problem for me (im still working it out) the .aac files dont work for me; it still says its not valid, same with the 3pg.. and the files are under 300k. help would be nice? lol
--also i think the built in usb port means (correct me if im wrong) that its usb2.
i just got this fone about 3 weeks ago, it seems good except the battery life. im thinking about sendin it back cuz it runs out after sending about 5 texts,if that, a day. i take it to school, mayb send one txt ther and then i bring it home n send about 10 txts and by 8 in the evenin the battery has died. can u buy a stronger battery 4 it or shall i just send it back??
i had the problem with the mp3 as ringtones but once i got past the trouble of getting them on the fone (which took about 2 weeks) they set as ringtones fine, but that might be cuz i use itunes.
the flash only works one side of the camera too.
please help me with the battery!!
I just want to know, with all the problems with this fone is it worth getting or is it best to invest in another model?
- The camera is 1.3 megapixel
- The flash is a problem on most phones but doesnt really affect quality of pic
- The phone uses a transflash memory card
- The battery life is poor due to it being a powerful phone
- Yes the phone has video
- MMS is limited to attachments under 100k (i think)
I cant remember any other of the questions!!
i am looking to buy this phone as a gift for christmas, now on some sites it sais it has a 2 megapixel camers, on others 1.3 mega pixel, can anyone help me??
I recieved a replacement phone from O2 after complaining about the flash and the battery. The replacement phone's battery is still rubbish and the flash still only works on one side of the lens. I guess its meant to be like that????
Has anyone else found that the sound quality of voice calls are rubbish and its hard to hear what people are saying?
Hi there, how many of you have had problems with the flash on the camera only working on one side of the lens?
Could just be a faulty batch, or possibly a design fault if they are all like that!