No problem Bunalex. I beleive Vodafone will recall 72,000 units (if I'm corrent on the quantity) of 902SH and 802SH for problems like mail sender's name is different, screen freeze during message or web operation, handset cannot be turned off, or power goes off unexpectedly, network optimization cannot be performed, other functions and communications are unstable. etc. (if you look at the Vodafone site it's there).
So the problem is not the T-mobile SIM card, it's the software, they need to do an software upgrade on the units.
I would suggest getting a prepaid phone. Japan does not have prepaid SIM type phone. You activate prepaid phe kits and buy prepaid cards. They are getting strict on prepaid phones due to fraudulent use. For foreigners you need passport or some kind of ID in order for them to sell you a prepaid kit.
They only have certain types of prepaid phones. They don't have high end model like the 902/802 prepaid phones. Vodafone has V101D, J-D07, J-SA06, etc. types of phone.
Is there anyway around "missing drm key" when you take a mp3 and use it for a ringtone?
Wow, thank you so much for giving out some useful information. I truely appreciated. I was really into buying one...but after hearing from you, it seems it's not worth to go through all the trouble on calling ...and powering off the phone? So is the problem made by T-mobile sim card that made your phone to have trouble with the keys? and for Japan, i am studying abroad for 1 semaster in Japan, so i will most likely get a pre-paid phone card, do u have to buy a prepaid phone? they dont sell those pre-paid sim-card? Do they even sell V802se as a pre-paid phone?
Any other T-mobile users have problems ? how about all the US GSM provider(Cingular? At&T)?
One more thing Bunalex, I had a unlocked V802SE (I returned it to my friend in Japan) in Hawaii and was (trying to use) it with T-mobile service. But as I mentioned my handset was plagued with problem.
I have two live Vodafone 902SH and 801SH with Japanese number, because my wife's parents are living in Japan and I use their address and payment are made by them so that's why I can own a Vodafone although I live in Hawaii. The great thing is every year I visit Japan I can use the Vodafone handset right away when I get off the plane!
Bunalex, I've had the Japanese V802SE for awhile and unfortunately I've had the worst experience with the phone... constantly locking up and couldn't make a phone call! Keys would lock-up and couldn't even power down with the "power" key on the handset.
Another thing is that Vodafone KK will not activate your unlocked phone. You will have to open a plan when you get in Japan and buy their handset, otherwise they will not touch your phone.
You will need a billing address in Japan and payment must be made in Japan in order to get plan with Vodafone. Other requirements are: if you don't have a picture ID: utility bills under your name, medical insurance card (Japanese one) under your name, etc. It's not easy to "just" activate a plan in Japan, If you're not going to live there for at least one year I would forget it and just get a prepaid handset.
Good luck and have a safe trip!
Hey guys, anybody use T-mobile network (US) with your V800 or V802se? any problems? like calling, reciving calls?
Besides, i am heading to japan for a few months ...if i change the firmware to z800i, will i be able to use it in Japan since there is no vodafone system in the phone.
Thanks for reading, any comments are greatly appreciated.
Hi just one question, when you are having a videocall, what is the resolution on the camera, i it still 1,3 mp, or is it lower?
And why is it that the V800 comes with a 32 mb stick and the Z800 comes with 64 mb, Here in Norway it is the same price, but you can get 32 mb more... I dont understand it, is it to get people to choose local operatores instead of Vodafone?
man...after reading a few of the posts, it seems this phone has quite a few probs if you don't get it locked onto Vodafone!! Am deciding which to get...Sharp V902 or this...!!
Any opinions to tht?
I know that this phone does not work with Cingular's 850 MHz GMS network, but it works with Cingular's 1900 GMS network. How much of Cingular's coverage is 850? Is 1900 unavailable in Indianapolis or Albuquerque, New Mexico?
hi there..!can u help me?? which is better k750 or v800 or z800?
what is ur opinion about O2 mob.phones?
Kooshal, you ( or others ) can get this phone for only...... $40! for more info on hte site email me at email@example.com
I just wanna know where this mobile would have the most competitive price. Will it be in europe, India, Dubai or where am expecting..Singapore. And Please can anyone tell me whats its price in US$ in singapore...Please Please Please n Thanks
How do i add my downloaded themes into my phone?
N how to i flash all those firmware thingy into my phone? is it better or issit still the same?
p/s: sorry, but i'm new to all this firmware stuff. but i am really intersted to know about all of this! SO could anyone pls help me out here? email me! firstname.lastname@example.org
You have to change the settings on the phone, you can have both 30 secs to "eternity" when shooting a film.
Me and my friends made a movie this winter, it got to be 15 minutes long before I decided to shut it off.
When in film-mode just push "more" on the lower right corner of the screen, there it is 5th from top of the menu smething like "recording time",
Only records video of about 30 seconds (disappointment...) the 902 can record up to 2 hours with a 1GB SD card. Also the 802SE I had was plagued with problem. Just lokcing up, can't even power down the unit with the power switch. After powering up, and after about 3 key-stroke the unit lockes up - can't even make a call. Vodafone units are full of problem, I'm not sure about the V800 and what type of software is being used.
Can anyone please tell me if I can & how to change the pre-set voicemail number on the "1" key? Tks
V800 is a 3G phone, and it is using the 2100 band. If you put a prepaid simcard in the phone you will not be able to use it, because all 3G mobiles comes whitout AoC. ( advice of charge ) So if you have such a modern phone, then get a subscribtion that fits the phone...! Yes records video - see specifications.