it will be appreicated if anybody can advise me as to how the external display can be set so that it does not fade away completely after only 1 second ... I need to open phone to see if new messages were received ... Display settings/backlight don't make provision for this, only to change clock, personal message or wallpaper.
Just bought the phone yesterday .....under two yr plan with singtel. Phone is all that it was said to be. Very portable and slimmest 3G phone around.
Although , I do have a problem with the sim card.
Does any1 know how to del. all the nos. on the sim card once they've been transferred over to the phone.
As reported by others, the 'manage contacts & more' of PC studio 3 does not work with this phone. Does anybody have any information on when and how this will be fixed? It is absolutely useless to try the Samsung websites. You either get a 'Page not found', an unscrollable window too small to enter anything into or a message in Korean.
i just got this phone yesterday and it's been everything i thought it would be. if you're wondering about memory capacity, 148 is good enough for regular use. it's not an ipod and having 20-30 songs that you like is good enough for me. camera and screen is great too. iknow they're trying to make it light but giving it a metalic case would improve the already great looking case. the vga for 3G has great resolution as well. given the size/weight, the functions are not the best but more than enough for regular day to day needs!! great job samsung !
i love my phone. i've been waiting so long for it and now i'm satisfied with the Z540. the only thing that could be better with it is speakers on the inside of the flip side. it's difficult to hear the people talk to me when i'm on 3G. bye
Z540 is currently available in Singapore. Selling at around SGD800 without line. (sim free)
The phone spec from Samsung SG webiste said " Privacy lock – for video, messages, images, contacts and call records"
Can anyone share your experience of this "privacy lock"? i.e how it actually works? Is this something like a "secret folder" that only become visible after keying a pin?
Talked to the network development/consignmnet team at Telstra today, they (as of yet) have not looked at this phone for network approval (they currently have 27 phones in testing for final approval!). If/when they do, it will be several months in testing before it would go on sale to public, subsequently even if they do take it into testing now it wouldnt be avalible till 4th quarter (Oct-Dec) this year! Roaming on Vodafone is not an issue! I have been on Vodafone for years now and have had a variety of phones and roamed to almost all corners of the globe with them and never experienced difficulties. What I recomend you do tohough if you do switch to Vodafone is that you get your phone unlocked form thier network so if you do un into problems elsewhere you can just slip in a SIM card from wherever it is you are visiting (I do this in Nepal frequently).
- Tailgunner Joe
Anyone heard anything on if/when this phone (and/or the Z560) will be released in Australia by providers other than Vodafone? (in particular, on Telstra).
I'm with Telstra currently and not sure I want to switch. And I know very little about such things - but I'm told Voda network coverage isn't so hot and that globabl roaming may not be available through them (which is a big issue as the main reason I'm looking for a new phone is to have one that will work when I go on holidays to the US in July. My old phone isn't tri/quad band).
Any corrections to these comments re vodafone welcomed.
(oh - and I know the Z510 is almost the identical phone and is available on Telstra. I just happen to think the Z540 looks more stylish and am hoping they'll get the new model in some time soon)
Yes, I've tried to set the ringer from "menu/settings/sound settings" and also from "(hold*)/edit/" but both ways only lists the built in music, not my own. I can play my music just fine. The files are mp4 files.
Hi can any1 tell me when this phone will be out on Mtn(they said in 2 weeks, but that was two weeks ago) its out on vodacom but I dont want to switch networks oh and any words of wisdom about this phone in your personal opinion is it a nice phone or should i rather go for samsung z500(samsung lover so i have a limited choice :( )
You have to set your music as ringtone in your profile options Kyle.
have you done it yet?
I can't get mine to set my music files as ringtones either. Mine is a regular vodafone japan 804ss model. Can it be hacked somehow?
Synchronising with Outlook doesn't help me - I don't use Outlook. I would like to directly manage the contacts on the phone. Seems like this won't be available, which is enough reason to ditch the phone.
Just got my Z540V from Vodafone a few days ago. Like it a lot. In answer to another correspondent, three icons on Samsung PC Studio software front screen are greyed out. Samsung UK tell me that is intentional for the Z540, but that all of the management activities for the phone can be carried out with the icons that are active. For example, synchronizing will allow transfer of Outlook data between phone and PC. Pity this was not clearer in the guide, as it would have avoded hours of re-loading the software and drivers!
Does it support Real One Media and is there any difference in the Chrome and Black Exterior Music Controls?
I have had this phone for 2 weeks now, and like it, except can't get the "Manage contacts & more" to work on PC Studio 3. Has anyone managed to get that to work - if so, please post how you did it.
Hi Guys...amazing...the software can not be syncronize with lotus...just outlook..be carefully...
I have one of this type from vodafone japan. mp3 won't play. i converted mp3 to mp4 which work fine. sounds converted to .aac will also play without problem. doc, excel and pdf files can be viewed and the said files can be drag and drop using the Samsung PC Studio Phone Explorer. I tried downloading Opera Mini but to my dismay, it returned download failure error. One big disanvantage when it comes to recieving mails or text with subject filled more than 28 charactercters, it will promt unsupported messages error and will not open the message or it can't be forwarded also which means chikka.com's MMS services will not work on this cellphone. SAD to say I'm a chikka user eversince and most of my friends out there in Philippines! 3 months now I'm not reading my chikka friends text messages. Help!!!