Diane firstly you have to have a USB Cable or an SE data cable (one of the 2, but i strongly recommend the USB Cable, secondly go on this link http://www.sonyericsson.com/spg.jsp?cc=gb&lc=en&ver=4000&template=ps1_1&zone=ps&lm=ps1_1&pid=10139 and read the site carefully...where you see update service click on that, you should understand the rest because once you have updated your phone the ringtone volume ascending feature will be gone and you will be able to set MP3's as your ringtones!
You see Ben & Sam, look what Cormac just said...true it might be an opinion but he also said no one should by it and it's junk...and i will defend that as not being true! You understand now?
Piece of badly designed JUNK
Just swapped my k700i for a very basic nokia fone. Much happier as the last 6 months this phone has been crap. Only thing it has is its looks good and promises alot (did my research beforehand and thought it looked great on paper)
Problems: Battery must be charged everynight even with minimal basic use/ without using bluetooth/ cameras/radio.
Phone software: Painfully slow, drags and stalls when going thru phonebook names. Stops for about 2 seconds then jumps down about 10 entries. Text messaging is a pain; doesnt keep up, so you cant see what u are writing- gave up using it for texting in the end.
40 mb memory: You dont get the full memory, its more like 35 mb, as the ringtones/pics etc take up space. Also very difficult to get anything on/off phone. You will need Digital rights management for any songs you do eventually get on to the phone.
Messages: Messages disappear after you have saved them as drafts. When you re-edit them there is no option to resave and if you back up they sometimes vanish.
Photo quality is very grainy. No zoom-in on saved photos. Make sure you have plenty of time, if you want to scroll thru your camera pictures. Folder will show 4 on each page and takes about a minute to load next page.
Buttons: The tempermental buttons had to be pressed 2 or 3 times on the phone before they worked. Try not to use the control stick for shortcuts, as it brings you UP instead of LEFT and so on. In short a nightmare but not as annoying as the slow texting/phonebook drag.
All in all, the phone's navigation is not intuitive and it doesnt get any easier even after 6 months. You can spend ages looking for something like "Delete all messages" to find it isnt even an option on the phone. Feels like its designed by an 8 year old.
Take my advice- dont get this phone, as you'll regret it. I did.
matthew please tell me where i can get the firmware, also how can i increase the ringing volume? its set to maximum on the phone. i'm in australia and the k700i is $399 here
Infact let me go unto the Nokia 6230i post now and show you how the Nokia fans react to such a comment!
Thats true Sam, but Ben dosen't do that he just instantly assumes the phone is crap because of that one fault, it's like me saying the 6230i is carp because of it's small screen and low quality...Nokia fans qouldn't like that would they...i didn't think so and i myself can admit that the K700i has its faults (What Phone Dosen't?) it has 41mb memory...(a limited amount of space, which in some cases affects alot of people, specially those who love to listen to MP3's or take alot of pictures), the battery life for most is terrible, but i do not deny that i just tell them ways in which to solve that problem, then Ben appears and says i am obssesed with this phone...SO WHAT? If you've got a problem with me loving this phone keep it to yourself i am nto interested! Last but not least the camera isn't something to brag about but if you keep it still and use the perfect size on a sunny day then everything will look good...who's next?
Nonsense Ben, the only one acting like a kid here is you...most of the things you state about the phone are wrong, and you just cannot take the fact that some one younger than you has the power and commensense to argue back and even over power...mate the things you say about the phone may be true but you instantly say it's crap just because what YOU have experienced, you see that YOU therefore when newcomers come on and read your reviews they will be like "Oh Ben said the phone has crap battery life, I think it's rubbish now" therefore you are affecting there decision.
So if you make them hate it just because the battery life ain't good enough for you i am gonna argue against that because my battery life lasts up to 4 days and i have had this phone for over a year now, so MATE what i say isn't wrong i am just defending the phone that i love, i hope you will understand in future, next time i will break it down for you if it helps!
Diane you can update the firmware on the phone so the MP3's will work as ringtones, the ringtone volume can be cahnged and for tips on how to save batery life just scroll down the forum many people have different tips. Also the price of the phone dwon the UK is very cheap now...only £80!
This phone looks great and has some really good features. however i have to charge my battery every day, i lose 2 bars of charge on a 10 minute call.
the ringtones are so quiet that i can't hear the phone ring unless i am sitting right on top of it.
the camera is not the best quality, the pictures are no better than those i used to take on my sagem myv55. i expected better from such an expensive phone.
any downloaded mp3s cannot be used as ringtones because of the vodafone firmware.
all in all, i would expect more from a $400 phone and wish i had bought something else.
What Ben say its true.. Maybe some ppl have their own self-created special k700i fone so its became da perfect fone for em. Its okay to admit mistakes and that the fact the K700i isnt that good enough as K750i and most Nokia fones.
i can see you have a very soft spot for this phone. but you have gone wrong in far too many places to begin with. i didnt ask anyone else to hate this phone along with me. i need not do that. look at some previous posts and u'll see apart from a few schnooks like u most people think this phone is no good. thts bcos SE always have had a penchant for making phones tht have all the bells n whistles but with useless core features. the T610 is a wonderful example of this. when it was released it was a hit. but one year down the line it was discarded as one of the lousiest performing phones ever. all SE phones have this fate sealed even before they hit the market. im no nokia fan but u have to accpt there are countless nokia phones out there that have held the same popularity for years and years and never lost the battle even after ages since their release. and u know why? simply cos they have quality. not just the bells n whistles to attract people first and then thrust in their hands a lousy piece of technology that has numerous problems. youre a teenager and tht easily explains ur woeful ignorance to accept these facts. i have no complaint. im sure a few years down the line u'll realize son. or then again maybe u wouldnt...
So "Ben" go back in time, to older pages in this post...and see how many people similar to you diss me 1st, then you will see why i have an angry approach to people like you (haters) you all just hate SE so you want everyone else to and when someone does the same to you (ME) you complain you are such a hypocrit! I Treat people how they treat me!
Ben you are the secret P5my guy and just because i am a teenager i am immature?
What a load of nonsense...I argue with people like you (Haters) because what you say about the phone isn't true, or happens to you and not me therefore if you say the battery life is crap just because when you had the phone the battery life was crap i am gonna argue against that because it is not crap to me and it lasts up to 4 or 5 days for e and i have had the phone longer than you...so what does that say to you? You just lost an argument to an immature teenager with a lousy attempt to argue about the phone i idolise, mate i love SE, and if your gonna come and diss it then use your brain qquiet obviously i am gonnna defend it...
For the person coded "P5my" you are right about opinions but you just made a statement saying people shouldn't buy the phone just because of what you hate about it when you are supposed to balnce good and bad points about the phone then overall describe it at the end, not just diss it and expect people to agree with you...mate it won't work!
To Angel, the k700i does have a USB port and if your thinking of getting it i recommend because just like any other phone the USB port send files faster than Bluetooh dongles or Infra-red ports therefore the USB ports are better.
Yes Tom the bluetooth is very good on the K700i, its fast & easy to use, has a 10 metre range & you can send almost anything through bluetooth including MP3's, Midi files, Images, Videos, Recordings etc...
Plus Jimibags use the phone fairly, because if you use features too much on any phone thee battery will get weaker, also once it's fully charged do not charge it for any longer that will also affect the battery time and turn on battery save mode (you should find it on settungs).
And Replayee your probably right lol!
Does the bluetooth work well? i read the review on this site and it doesnt review the bluetooth. thanks. tom