I have just browsed through the manual [version 1.3] and it says that under Organiser/Alarm there should be something called AutoPower which enables you to have the alarm work even when the phone is switched off. I don't have such a function on mine so how do I go about have the latest version of the phone's software? Also here is another forum for the Samsung z500 http://www.krbf.co.uk/
I have just received the Z500 by post, I am abit unsure about it, I have heard the battery life is poor. I have 2 weeks to make up my mind. I do like the look of the D500 has anyone had this phone then changed to the Z500 which one do you like better?
So with regards the battery life, after charging my phone on Friday morning I turned it on around 5pm Friday evening. I left it on all weekend making calls on it and at 11.30 last night I was down to 1 bar, so for me the battery doesn't seem too bad
Hey People, just stating some quick information. If you ever find that your phone wont send or receive txt messages, or make out going calls, heres a tip:
The phone is automatically set to swap from 2G and 3G. you will find if you have problems with your phone, its because the phone is searching for a 3G signal or has a very small 3G coverage. change your setting on your phone to GSM, it will change it to only 2G but this should fix the problem. If you ever need to make a video call, u can always turn it back on.
Hi. I bought this phone. This phone battery 1 day no more, too fast . I need to everyday charge it , anyone know what's problem ? Beside that , have anyone know where can download Samsung Java Games , MP3 , Wallpaper and Applications for free? Thanks.
So basically keep 3G off unless I want to make a video call - cheers for the help
I've always had my Z500 switched on 24/7 however, I think the alarm doesn't work when the phone is switched off.
The cool clock doesn't stay on is to save battery life of the phone.
The network mode of your Z500V would have been set as "automatic" which means it will automatically switch between 2G & 3G networks depending on coverage, if you switch it to 2G only, I think it will have just as good reception as your 6230.
Just got the phone and it's very nice looking. A couple of points:
1) Will the alarm not work unless the phone is on? That is very annoying
2) The cool clock on the front screen goes after a few seconds, any way of keeping it there?
3) The reception on vodafone seems quite poor whereas on my 6230 it was always maximum reception in my room
hey i want this phone coz it has 3g and it is a flip phone! is it worth it??? does it work well? i really like the look of this phone im hopefully gettin it 4 xmas theres not really any other phone i like so i wud really b happi if u wud tell me about its faults etc. thanx!!
cool!IO love my new samsung phone.Very easy to use and so many thinks o explore in!
Do anyone know to to move the inbox sms to other folder? Any other folder. I can only managed to move it from phone memory to USIM memory. At least let me hide the sms in either phone/USIM. Any suggestion?
Battery Life: Have to charge every night even with moderate usage. Maybe because im in 3G network
The samsung Z500 is the best phone i have ever had, the phone has so many features.very very good phone
I'm not techie also.. this is the first time I've done it (and believe me.. I had my fingers crossed the whole time!) but I followed the procedure they've got in here: http://www.mobile-review.com/forum2/showthread.php?t=34138
and it seemed to work well. I haven't had any problems with my phone since doing that. I'm in Australia and I my original firmware had the phone was imported from ebay - it had TIM software all over it.
The firmware downloaded was from here: http://www.samsungseriez.com/portal/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=40
Right down at the bottom of the page, it's Z500REX02.2 (there seems to be newer version now 3.1, but i don't know what the "CKEH2 modification" does - does anyone know?).