I don't have a Samsung phone, so all my comments are supposition.
Another post implied that you can use mp3 as message tones, which would make more sense. The MMF format is primarily for MIDI.
Once you have the mp3 you want to convert on your computer via cable or bluetooth you need something to convert it to WAV or AIFF ie. uncompressed audio so that the sound decorator can read it.
I used quicktime pro to test my theroy, and I posted a step by step guide to this.
Sorry I can't be more help.
I am interested in the phone myself, but noone has replied if it can do graphical similes in SMS like Sony Ericsson phones.
I hope you can help me. I got the Samsung Z510 on Friday and all weekend I have been trying to see if I like it. Only thing I don't like is the message tones you only get 4 crappie ones. Anyway I have been trying to follow your instructions but to be honest I don't have a clue about converting. Can you give me instructions for a dummy cause if I don't manage to change my message tone(I got some cool ones downloaded) there is no point keeping it. I know it seems trivial but when I seen your message on this site I knew they could be changed so I went ahead and got the phone. I have downloaded the sound decorator from the Yamaha site but I don't know what to do now. Do I need to bluetooth the mp3 ringtones to my computer onto windows media player?
Sorry to be a pain I sure hope you can help me.
With regards to POP3 email problem on O2-UK.
Have you contacted O2 Data Support, they are in the UK and have been very helpful in the past... Only contactable via email but they do reply.
I assume Mobile Web is enabled on your SIM card, I think this is the default now.
Calling Z510 owners...
Can someone tell me if the Z510 shows graphical similes in SMS texts like SonyEricsson phones?
I don't mean EMS as I know it does not support that.
I mean when someone sends ;-) in a message do you see the symbols or a winking graphical simily?
Does anybody know how to get the email of the Samsung Z510 to work with POP 3 on o2 UK? At the moment even o2 themeselves do not know how to get it to work. If you set it up using the settings supplied by o2, each time you try to download your emails the error message is: "service not available" even though most of the time I am in a good signal area. The above as at 24 March 2006
I just bought this phone the other day and it's awsome. The only downside is the Telstra icon which is embedded on the phone and the document viewer such as an excel document which you could hardly read them. Is there a way to make it visible to read? Let me know please.
Btw, to assign your mp3 ringtones to your phonebook - you need to place your contacts save on your phone not on your sim card otherwwise it won't work.
I hope this will help anyone who happen not to know how to assign ringtones with their contacts.
I'm glad that I could be of help. Go for it this is a truly fantastic phone - you won't regret it.
O2 UK does not support delivery reports via phone options, but it does if you add *0# to the start of your text. That is star zero hash at the start of the message. This in an annoying feature of the O2 network, you think they'd sort this as phones they sell have the delivery report options in phone menus.
Does the Z510 do inline graphical smilies in texts like your SonyEricsson?
I work for O2 and can confirm that O2 don't support delivery reports. This is a network feature and not determined by the handset. You can try typing *0# at the beginning of the txt (then leave a space before the rest of the text)to receive delivery reports.
I believe this phone is only available on o2 at the moment in UK. I previously had SE W800i on o2 and was amazed that I could not receive delivery reports for text messages. I was told that this is the case on all phones on o2. Can anyone confirm this ?
Can't understand why Samsung release 1.3 mp phones?
Why do a lot of other brands still release vga camera's?
I was just reacting to the opinion that said you should not buy Samsung or V3, but go for the BenQ.
He said for instance, something about better materials, so I wanted to point out of what material the Z510 is made.
Indeed it's all a matter of taste, cause I don't like the way the BenQ looks.
We should all buy what we like.
Does this phone support inline similies in SMS like SonyEricsson phones?
I can't understand why samsung are still releasing phones with 1.3 MP cameras ? This phone doesn't relly offer anything new. In fact it's a step back from the D600 which has been around for some time now! Rob , the EF81 might be 1mm thicker than Z510 but it is 5mm shorter & 1mm less in width. It also has a 2MP camera and is also built from Magnesium, Aluminium, Stainless Steel and Mineral Glass! It also has a memory card slot. On top of all this it also looks much nicer and if the figures are to believed has a better battery life. No competition as far as i"m concerned but every one has there own taste.
Z560 and Z710 look good Samsung phones but this one is just run of the mill. I beleive it's only available on o2 at the moment who's 3G coverage is very limited.
I'd like to add something regarding batterylife.
I dont use BT and with normal use(the first days is only experimenting)rings and sms, it last's about aprox 5 days. Okay for me.
BTW; I live in Holland(The Netherlands)and I too, only got one battery. Samsung.com says there should be 2 included in the pakkage?????
Before you read further this isn't a post about comparing the Z510 with the V3 or any other phone. I use my phones as phone and I don't care about memory, MP3s or polyphonic ringtones and downloads.
Anyway, it seems that many people are asking about basic things about the Z510, like battery life, and not getting answers (apart from a few).
I purchased one of these from Telstra in Australia a week ago and after some false starts with BlueTooth headsets, I love it!. The problem with the BT was with the BlueAnt X3's. They don't seem to work well with the Z510, but the Netcom/Samsung WEP150 & the BlueAnt Supertooth II work OK).
Whilst the battery life isn't as great as my old phone (Nokia), I wouldn't go back. I found out (by accident) that I get about 2 days without charge with LIGHT usage. Now, since I use BT and mobiles heavily, I find the little battery inadequate. I'm going to buy another battery to keep around (it seems the Aussie packs only have 1 battery :(.
I also expect that the battery life figures quoted on 200 hours (standby) are with the phone with BT turned off, I just can't see it lasting 8 days before needing a feed.
BenQ better material than Z510? They both are made of magnesium material.
The Z510 is 14.9mm thin and the BenqQ 15.9 mm.The Samsung weighs less than the BenQ.(97 gr.-110gr.)
I own the Z510 for a week now, and am very pleased with it!
Great display, and it looks and feels divine.This is the best phone I ever had!
(after Nokia's and SE's)Due to it's material, it has class.
wow looks kind of like the v800 except that it has no card slot.. so why not get the v800..?
Can the Z510 be sinc with outlook? How good is the doc viewer, does it have voice activated calling and is the SMS text entry the same as Nocia predictive text.
I wouldn't go for the Z510 or the V3x. Benq Siemens EF81 has almost same function as the V3x but is slimmer and made from better materials.
Need some advice.I can't make my mind up between the Z510 and the V3x.What is the camera like on the Z510. Which is the better phone?