The phone doesnt seem to display the caller ID. Does anyone know whether its due to the setting or what?
Hi can someone help me please. I got my Z500 about a week ago and I tried installing the Samsung PC Studio software on my computer but I got an error message saying that you can only install this software on Windows 2000 or XP. Im currently running a Windows 98 operating system. I tried installing the programme from the samsung website and I got the same message. Can someone tell me where I can get this software for Windows 98.
had the z500 about a month now wicked little fone only problem is the xcamara button on the side is there any way to lock it cause its just plain annoying i take out my phone and its taken 20+ pictures of my pocket
My keypad light is off for some reason. Is there any way to turn it on?
has any body tried the fone on vodafone and o2, which is the best in comparison? does any body know? has any body seen the fone cheaper than £250?
thanks if you can help me out...
I told u all i am extremely sorry that i did that and 'shane' im afraid to say i dont exactly have relationship issues, but i suppose that would be how it seems right now! Oh and 'shane' i agree with you about Kiwi Bro having relationship issues!! sorry again
Kiwi Bro i agree with you... this is not a chat room so 'wouldnt u like to know' shouldnt be tryin 2 get hitched in here but dont u think u were a bit harsh Kiwi Bro? i mean.. unless u have a reason to be so horrible to the guy u shouldnt have been quite to offensive really. he shouldnt have done that but he is obviously sorry and all i can assume is that the both of u have some serious relationship issues..
d600 or z500 which is better and why, which should i go for. Also does anyone know anything about a samsung d720 and if it will come out in england and when. PLEASE REPLY NEED NEW PHONE CANT DECIDE WHICH ONE z500 or should i wait for d600 not sure.Any advice will be appreciated
I got the phone for free when i signed a new contract that i would stay with my provider for another two years...
and i have to say that i'm quite happy with it... here in the netherlands i have complete g3-network with the vodafoneprovider so i have no complains...
it can be that other countries don't have such a good network but i believe that in the near future that will get better....
If your referring to the Vodafone webmap its hopelessly optimistic. I think they cover themselves by saying its "outdoor coverage" which is pretty much useless. The Vodafone stores have a different webmap which shows greater detail, by chance I looked at this when I was checking out the z500 and v600. Luckly I get about 1-3 bars coverage downstairs at home :)
this phone would not even pull in a good signal when switched to gsm only . only manages 2 bars my old moto razor v3 pulls full bars no problem .
to blowfish,,a very interesting read.im in uk and used a coverage map before purchasing a 3g fone for obvious reasons.It looked good with bright red indicating max coverage of my area,So bought fone and no 3g signal at all so got a refund under it being faulty which by law was truthful as the product did not do what it was suupposed to.Therefore is there no device around that can detect 3g and its strength or is this restricted to the companys,,they do one for wi-fi in the uk and its on a keyring.People in uk are fed up with high expectations and every new fad just being really seriously a massive letdown.This handset may work better in uk as i keep thinking its a uk site only and when most faults are being reported and im taking note - then finding out most of these posts are usa and not perhaps relavent to uk users.Its still a miniature marvel but they could have increased the weight and put a 1600mA batt in it??
skidsolo how good is the mp3 quality on the phone? all you need to do is get a card reader or plug the phone in via usb and copy the files...
this phone has just been launched in South Africa and mine is one day old.I have poor reception in comparison to my previous Nokias and S-E's.I need someone to tell me how to copy mp3s and photos already stored on my flashcard (from a previous 3G phone), and also do I automatically pickup an incoming voicecall when I open the flap.Moto allows you an option !!Otherwise, so far so good.Thank you all for at least reading this mail.Cheers,Big Ears.
I get amazed when I read all the opinions where people compare the Z500 (or any UMTS phone for that sake) with GSM phones and blame the short battery life and the poor reception on the handset.
Why does the battery drain so fast???
There is nothing that will drain your battery as fast as having poor reception on your phone, hence the phone has to crank up its transmitter to be able to reach the closest base station.
Then why is the reception poor???
The prefered radio interface in this phone is the 1900 MHz UMTS (3G) interface. This type of network is not an upgrade to the legacy GSM network, but rather a completely new overlay network.
Due to the cost to build this new network, most operators do not equip all existing GSM sites with UMTS functionality, just enough to achive a minimal coverage of the network.
This will result in a, from a user/handset point of view, coverage that does not match its GSM counterparts.
Who should buy this phone???
You should invest in the Z500 (or another 3G phone) only if you know that the operator you are using provides good 3G coverage in your area. If they don't, do NOT expect your coverage or battery life to be at all near what you get from your old GSM phone
How can I know what coverage my operator provides???
You can't! I myself work for an operator (a large operator, whom I will leave unnamed) and I know for a fact that the coverage charts the operators supply to the public is qualified BS!!!!
What you can do is to assume that your operator only have at most average-to-good coverage in urban areas and poor coverage in rural areas. It is bound to get better as the 3G community gets bigger (# of users).
You can only expect your 3G phone to work as well as your operators network allows it to. What you could do is to force your 3G phone to use a GSM uplink when you're not using 3G services. That will save you battery and improve your coverage.
Stop blaming the phones for what's the operators faults.....
reading some of the most recent posts it seems like the are quite some software probs with this phone. does anyone know if there 'll be a firmware update?
You go to the settings tab and go to phone monitor settings. Go to Com Ports and enable both of the options there and it should work for you. But if you manage to get songs to download to the phone would you please please let me know how?? It is driving my crazy, no matter what file I choose it won't download for me!
check out the verdict of other w800 owners . best phone on the market at the min..