jus discovered something.. press and hold on to the volume button when on standby will enable the front LCD to display the clock, or missed calls, if any...
thanks Timmy, got the pic ID working now!
the battery life seems to be the one major concern with this phone. Have to say, mine lasts about 2-3 days (moderate use). I am lucky though, i have plug sockets in my house and can power it up while i sleep.
Seriously, if you are having problems, check out whether your phone is roaming continously for 3g coverage and wasting the battery (you can change this to 900/1800 in the settings). also bluetooth, is this switched on continously?
....Hi, I am not to sure if my Z500 has the alarm problem? i heard about it and so i set 2 test alarms the 1st one to go in 10 mins time and the other in 15mins time and they both went off! i have S/W version Z50CDZEF8 you find it by entering that *#1546792*# and go to version, also make sure you change the Network & Call settings and the Service Domain from Combined to CS, before i did this i was getting MAX 1 day and now im getting MIN 3 1/2 it takes the little G of by the reception this stops the phone from being connected to GPRS 24/7 which saves the battery life..yes it means your phone is just not constantly connected
this is my first samsung and besides the poor battery life i thought samsung had the best displays,its what has always been well known but i think its poor ESPECIALLY next to my o2 x3 which is bright and full of colur and thats on the lower brightness and contrast settins.I am now thinking the screen is a bit to small now for video never mind video calling.the alarm still does not work and have to use a calender appointment to get me up and it does that by giving me a heart attack.regreetting it day by day
I am very dissapointed with this handset. My last three phones have been samsung and I have been happy with all of them but this one is not up to the hype.The software that came with it is a waste of time!
when are samsung going to accept there is a battery fault with this piece of crap and recall it?
Hi , this is the second time I ask this question, does anyone know how I can put a .3gp file bigger then 6 mb on samsung z500 . Could someone make a short step-by-step guide? please?
Hey guys. Does anybody know how to remove the O2-UK operator logo from the Z500? they usually have options in the wallpaper settings to remove it but the Z500 doesn't for some reason.... very annoying from a £250 phone!
Im also curious about improving the battery life by disabling the GPRS. exactly what does the GPRS do and what "side-effects" will u see (besides improved battery life) by switching it off?
just like to say I had z500 about a month ago.I sent it back as got pissed off with extremely poor battery life!!I now have sony ericsson k750i and much better phone...easy to use,superb camera (2 megapixels) and long standby/talktime.Personally,I dont think it looks as good as z500 but hey..looks arent everything!!
Gaz you seem to be the man to ask ! how do you sort out extending the battery life i cant seem to be able to get into the tech menue to change the service domain settings ( i must be a bit stupid )
Hi Tuck: I have had a look and what you do is:
1)choose the pic you want
2)Go "Options" and then "Set As"
3) insted of choosing the Walpaper option choose "Caller ID"
4) it will ask you to choose the contact you want to assign that pic to and click "option" and then "select" JOBE DONE!
I really like this phone aswel,
I am happy to help with questions that people have and check them daily (usualy)
had the phone about a week. on vodafone. looks great in all black. really pleased with it, no battery or alarm issues which seems to be a common gripe here. thanks to Gaz for the unlock codes and tips about changing network options to 900/1800 rather than automatic to conserve battery life.
one question. in the voda manual it says that pics can be assigned to numbers but i dont have that option in the menu on the phone? does anyone know if this has been diabled by voda and whether there is a way around this?
I really would like to know how I can put a .3gp file bigger then 6mb's , on my samsung z500. If someone could help me with this please.. I would really appreciate
How do you change the service domain please? I put the code in for extra battery life and all that keeps happening is UNKNOWN COMMAND! Any suggestions anyone? Thanks.
hi r@in to use mp3s as sms tones they need to be in mmf format. to customise message tones use a tool such as mp3trim to cut your mp3 & adjust the volume then convert it to a wav file, i use MP3&WAV Converter v1.09, then convert it to a mmf / smaf file i use Wave to SMAF Converter (WSC-MA2-SMAF) from www.smaf-yamaha.com then upload the mmf file to your phone & save in my files - ringtones.
Hi! can anyone help mi? I would like to change my msg tone to mp3 song but i realise it cant be done.. can anyone help?? thx...
hi louise, this camera is good and it is only a 1mp, the little vga 1 inside the phone has a super pickup rate. i really recomend this phone!
does anyone know how to set a pic that i have put on via bluetooth as my background that takes up the whole screen? my uploded pics only go up to the clock and down to the network name. thanks
Have read your posts regarding removing the sim card and entering the 2 codes *7465625*28782# then *7465625*28638#
Can you tell me exactly what this does.
I have already changed service domain to CS to try and get battery life up beyond 1 day.
can anyone give me a review on the picture/camera quality as i know it has no flash but does it still give good pics in night mode?? otherwise looks like a great phone
Got it love it batt charged quickly, uploaded mp3's re encoded some videos using ImTOO PSP convertor to 176x144 and getting size below 6mb at any cost :P
But got Orange UK and i really want it off my main screen so i can use shortcuts! takes me 4 clicks to open a new message - 1 brings up menu, 2 click down, 3 open messages 4 open new message.........
any ideas other than buying flash kit