As I said before, if the phone is "white-listed" on your network (Vodafone, T-Mobile, Optus etc) it may work.
My 802SH did NOT even work on VODAFONE AUSTRALIA, and it was a Vodafone exclusive. I called customer support and they said that the network had not allowed the 802SH to access GPRS, ie. not been white-listed.
Now this will most likely be the case with the 904SH in Australia, but please do check with your local provider first.
One thing is for sure, do not think you will be able to use NAVI, CAST or FeliCA. These are Japan Exclusives and no other Vodafone network currently has support for them.
To skater42. I may not be in the right thread. I think you only need to adjust your mms and gprs settings because i myself can access wap and send and receive mms without any problems. And i'm not even a vodafone network subscriber. Maybe you can try double checking your settings.
available in vodafone jp for 24800 yen with bill pay contract , dats approx 175euro
As of today (15th of April) the 904SH is available in most Vodafone KK stores Japan wide.
7mp was done bout a year ago by casio but only works in japan but as for thesharp 904 it is a fab fone well worth buying uintill the frenzy of high pixled phone cameras.
904SH will be available in late April in JAPAN ONLY. This means:
- Get a contract with Vodafone KK and use roaming
- Wait for some gray/black-market models on ebay.
Thx for your reply Skater42.
Will wait till 5mp or greater fone are availble.I think LG will introduce its 5mp fone in a few months.It has been planned for July and its cam is really good according to the CDMA version.
Last time I checked out the SHARP web site they were talking about 7 Megapixels CCD Modules. Now, whether this was meant for "Digital Cameras" or Mobile Phones isn't quite clear, though I think it was talking about "Slimline" models, which could include mobiles.
As for SHARP, I think they would skip the 5-Megapixels and go straight to 7. Would make sense to me.
hello just wanted to know what's the memory slot that you can place in this phone can it go up to 1gb???? If anyone has the answer plz let me know thank you! This phone looks great I don't care how ugly it looks but I'm loven it! hahaha
Does anyone know if sharp is planning to make fone with 5mp cam or greater?They were the first to launch 1mp, 2mp and 3.2mp fone on the gsm market.Don't know if they will continue as LG is planning to release 5mp fone before the end of the year.
MMS & stuff
Yes, on my JAP 903 I had the exact same settings as on my UK one. It would send the MMS but never get anywhere.
Even though the 904SH will be "illegaly" available overseas, no network has it "white-listed" and hence is most likely to block access to GPS, WAP, MMS etc.
So all those cool functions won't be usable.
Anybody know if it could support bluetooth audio aka playing the songs stored in phone from the bletooth headset??
Hey Skater, have you tried adjusting the settings for MMS? I had to adjust mine for it to work.
Don't really understand why people keep complaining about no external screen. I'm satasfied that there is no external screen on my 903sh. If there was, they may give up on the swirvel screen , then who the hell am I going to watch my videos on the phone? I'm glad they kept the swirvel on the 904. Am I going to get the 904? Although I'm tempted, its a tough call. 'Cause wat am I going to do with my 903sh?
If people ask why this phone hasn't got an external screen when it does...well. It's not that, it's the fact that people don't read or take notice of anything that is written on here. I can explain myself 10 times and next is another one that just can't be bothered to read.
UNLOCKING / IMPORTING
The 903SH IS available in Europe, and hence has other firmware available. I'm hoping that there will be European Firmware for the 904SH, as it was for the "Japan Only" 802SH.
BUT...having said this:
The newer models are based on CID49 apparently, which is a bit difficult to crack at this stage.
Even if you do get the imported version (very possible), you won't be able to use most of its features (MMS, WAP, GPS etc.) because no network will support the phone.
And don't even think of being able to use FeliCA outside of Japan for now.
I had the awesome 802SH, nothing worked other than calling & SMS.
I had the JAP 903SH, and MMS didn't work. Neither did WAP or Vodafone live. The UK Version is fine though.
With FeliCA & NAVI I would assume that Vodafone has new measures of security. After all, FeliCA is the "Mobile Credit Card". You would want to make sure your details are safe.
I know that there will be gray-imports, and I'll look out for one. But you're really only buying it for the screen, camera & music player, because the rest simply won't work.
We won't officially see this baby outside of Japan until the rest of the Vodafone World get's FeliCA and NAVI.
by external screen u mean that small lcd thing on the front , if they can afford to put the most amazing screen available on a phone as the main surely they can put one on the front (external)? as for it only available in japan , there must be a way to import it , and somehow unlock after all at the beginning this was the case for the 903
only a few small design flaws ie : buttons etc part from that - no question this fone is the one to buy imagine facial recognition
- practically no one can be you so only u can get into ur own phone , and GPs is awesome no more getting lost on the road
What are you guys on about??? Just look at the pictures.
It does have an external screen, very small, but YES, it does.
YES: BARCODE SCANNER.
It pretty much has all the features of the 903SH, including an external screen.
And NO, it will not be released outside of Japan.
as a phone user , guess this phone is the best ive come across, pity no xternal display , having 3.2 with optical zoom is amazing and first fone to have Full VGa screen resolution and 3G capability , why is there no loudspeaker , or locked Mp3 ringtonez is there any fone on market made in japan that can top this? or have similar charecteristics , any japanese made elecronics are very reliable and of good quality my GX30i has lasted for ages , does this phone have barcode scanner like 903 is it as big as 903 or bigger? how long battery last n how much video call can you have cheers phone pplz