You can shut off UMTS. You can shut of automatic search and choose,for instance, to use 900/1800 network.
There's no way that you can shut off the UTMS. I don't have a problem with my battery.
First initial charging you should charge the battery for 16 hrs without any interruptions but I guess most of us here are so eager to use the phone at once.
It should be wise to buy an extra battery as a spare if you happen to be a heavy user.
Very good phone so far, had it for 3 days only. (its only been out in Australia for 2 weeks) I upgraded from my SE W550i because it had too many problems (back to the repair shop more than twice!)
This phone has a great large, bright screen. Very decent 1.3MB camera, and ample memory 140mb. The mp3's play loud and the music player function is just as good if not better than the Sony Ericsson Walkman phone I had before.
The only problem is I like to play games too, and so far I haven't been able to find a way using my usb cable to upload games onto this phone. I will repost if I find a way.
It would have been good if it charged while on usb cable but that's not that big an issue. the 3G capabilities are also excellent.
Without a doubt the best phone I've had to date.
just got this phone as a free upgrade on o2 and am well pleased but can anyone tell me how to turn off umts (3G) as i believe this prelongs battery life
OK, I'll be more constructive...
What about mms or email, they should be virtually unlimited in lengh and far cheaper than sending 20 sms on most tariffs unless you are on 3 or o2 online tariffs with loads of free sms. Note o2 online lets you use text allowance for mms too.
Another thought, is there a limiter in the settings. i'm sure on my phone I can turn off long sms.
Just a thought.
Each to their own.. We run an online business, and work abroad a lot of the time, as in one of us is in Scotland, one of us is wherever-else in the world, and we LIKE sending long messages to each other, particularly if we are having to explain sales etc. on a daily basis.
Whilst I am sure you think your opinion is warranted, it does not exactly help us with our current problem.
Why on earth would you want to send an SMS with 1836 characters.
It's supposed to be a short message service, it would take a while to type a message that long... I thought I was picky.
Anyone else here send long messages more the 6 joined, or even 2 for that matter!
I love this phone and have had it just under a week, but need to ask everybody who has one a question. We're in Scotland in the UK.
We originally bought this, as Samsung pride themselves on all their latest phones being able to send and receive Contacenated Text (strings of messages linked up to be sent or received as one) and with ALL the last few phones they have brought out, this has been set to supporting up to 1836 character sending and receiving.
This is something we found great about the D600, which only falls down becauswe you have to stick to the AWFUL SMS alerts tones, and can't change them.
That problem is addressed realy well in the Z510, so we thought we at last had the ideal phone, although I CANNOT get the volume to be loud enough when the text comes in. When you play the Special Tone you have set for SMS alerts through the player, it sounds really loud and is perfect, but every time someone texts me, the thing is so soft I can barely hear it. Anyone have any ideas on this problem?
OK, main issue:
Now, my Sim-free Z510 only supports 918 character (a string of 6 messages) sending in a text, and Samsung told me on the phone that this is a fault, as it 100% should be sending a string of 12 messages (1836 characters) so please can someone else post the maximum characters their Z510 allows them to text OUT (phone still receives 1836 charaters as one message with no problem) as Samsung want to take mine back for repair.
Samsung tried to say it might be a network restriction, until I shut them up by telling them we had tried an o2, Vodafone AND Orange sim in it, and it still only allowed sending of 918 characters.
So folks, how many does your Z510 support, as the Samsung guy really got quite heated telling us the phone has GOT to send and receive up to 1836 characters, in ANY normal text.
Look forward to seeing the responses to this.
Thanks so much.
i've had my phone for a week and i'm very happy with it,but when you open the phone is the front screen ment to stay blank or should your network provider come up,because when you switch your phone off it comes up then,and switch it on the samsung logo appears,just wondering whether its a fault on my phone.please let me know,whether its my phone or its ment to be like that,thanks
Hi I got this phone last Friday and so far thinks its very good.
With regard to email, I contacted O2 on Monday, they had to get someone from data support to ring me back, he then went through the settings with me (he used D600 settings)and the email is working fine on my phone.
Also, message tones, you have to convert your MP3 to WAV format on your PC then convert using the Yamaha prog mentioned in other messages to mmf format then you can set these as message alerts.
Hope these help.
no sorry guys smiley just come up as normal not as graphics like the sony's.
I've had my phone for 3 weeks now and love it, the MP3s are so loud and clear
only annonying thing is the front screen doesn't stay on so you can't check the time without quickly flipping it open :-(
Oh well still love it
its a great phone. excellent features, smart and equiped with all required tools. can anyone tell me when this phone will be available in gulf region.
Re: Michelle - MSG tones
What format is your tones at the moment? MMF? Midi? Mp3? If any of these, then you don't need to further convert. Just transfer them into your phone with the supplied USB cable. Have you installed the PC Studio software? There's a utility that allows you to transfer files to your phone. Transfer the files into the phone's ringtones or music directory.
From your phone:
Menu -> Settings -> Profiles
Select Options -> Edit
Scroll down to "Msg.alert tone"
Select "Special Tone"
Press Options -> Change
Find the file you just coped over. Remember to save all changes and DONE!
Re: Mike - Bluetooth
Did you switch the bluetooth into pairing mode? Depending on which headset you're using. Hold the call button while switching on your headset. It should blink differently. Check your manual...
I recently bought the Z510 and so far it's ok. I like the design and the overall look of the phone but the only downside is the keypad. Its a little hard to send SMS. If they made the keys like the Z300 (they click easier), it would have a nicer feel and you wouldn't have to try so hard to type. If they do decide to make a model that supersedes this, please make sure the keypad is better. For 3G, its great for video streaming and surfing. I'm totally loyal to samsung for making great phones that are wonderfully designed and functional too! Go Samsung!
does anyone know about the connecting the bluetooth earpiece devise to the samsung z510? I have purchased 2 of them and the second one is a samsung bluetooth devise and it still wont find it ??? Any ideas?