If your phone is on Vodafone, they have software that stops you using downloaded MP3s as ring tones unless you buy from Vodafone Live. Other Operators O2 etc don't.
you CAN use mp3 as ringtone ... the reason y it doesnt' work for you is probably b/c ur service provider has locked this feature... to my knowledge, i haven't heard of any providers which does this.. best way to transfer files is by using bluetooth
Transferred MP3'd can not be used as ringtones because the software on almost all phones when tranferring files via bluetooth or USB will lock them out to use as MP3. the easiest way to get files as ringtones is cutting down the size to 25-30 secs and upload them with www.mobstorage.com. free website and really easy to use as long as you have internet on your phone.
I agree, this is perhaps the best phone I have had. Does anyone know how to get pictures and music from the computer to the phone and vice versa?
I'd like to buy this mobile.It has beatiful design and it's chip.But can anyone teel my how many MP3 can I store in the mobile.
I have a sony ericsson z520a and was wondering if n11x found the problem and got it fixed? I have to take the battery out every day now...and this is the second phone in 3 months...was wondering what is wrong so I could tell cingular...thanks for any input u might have
very2 nice,because phone is perfect,design elegant and features complete,i'm happy are z520i, see ya!!
I purchased this phone last weekend - I absolutely love the design of the phone (Mine came with the silver and a nice orange coloured cover), it fits so snuggly in my hand, and the loop antenna which I thought might be a nuisance is actually quite a good holding-device which stops the phone from dropping on the ground!
Battery life is quite good - I had a black and white dinosaur phone previously, and I never really had to charge it, so I was a bit surprised when in about 4 days my battery was about 40%, but apparently that's pretty normal for a coloured-screen phone (according to a friend). I reckon if I kept playing that addictive quadrapop game though, it would have drained even faster!
I love the customizable wallpapers (both on external and internal screens) and the customizable themes. You can transfer your own mp3 songs/ringtones from your computer... I can fit about 3 full songs on at the moment with 5MB still to spare (I guess it really depends on your song size), but I still have to find a program where you can cut up your mp3's to make them smaller... (anyone have any suggestions?)
Texting is a breeze, I, being a nokia user practically all my 'phone life' was a little worried that I wouldn't be accustomed to the texting, but T9 is actually very convenient, however I don't really like how 'you' comes up as 'wou' as a first option. Besides that, texting became very easy the second time I tried it.
Before I purchased this phone, I read alot of comments about the side camera button being very sensitve. I can ASSURE you, that they must have fixed later batches or something, because I tried numerous times to bump the button or accidently push it, and nothing happened. Then I tried actually purposely pushing the button softly, but the camera still did not appear. I actually have to hold the side camera button down (HARD) for a full 3 seconds before the camera screen appears, so I have no problem with accidently taking pictures.
The menu is very easy to use and navagate. The Music DJ option is really fun to use.
The camera is actually not too bad, images come out a little dark, so I suggest taking the pictures in quite a bit of light... same goes for the video camera, but that is awsome awsome fun to play around with and record people with!
It's true that when you open the flip cover, the screen sort of flickers on and off for like, half a second, I'm not sure if this is meant to happen, but it's a minor issue (at the moment) and does not affect me greatly.
Calls are very clear, the only time it's a but fuzzy is when I'm underground or on the train, but that might be due to the train lines or something, but outdoors and indoors the reception is very good.
Just one quiery - is there a place where you can place mobile dangly accessories, or do you have to hang it on the loop antenna? I can't seem to find a place where they could go...
Overall (if you actually read through all this!), I think this is a wonderful phone for the cheap price I got it at... I really do recommend the orange colour too - very nice :)
Hope this helps someone!
hi im thinking of getting this phone, could anybody tell me just how many songs the phone can hold?
Bought this phone the other day, and it is a nice little phone. Only drawback would be that annoying side camera button - accidentaly taking pics. But overall, I am very satisfied with this phone. Congrats Sony Ericsson!
ps. Anyone know how to delete the locked pics, sounds, video clips etc????
This phone's really great (maybe the quality of pictures could be better..but that's rather the only minus). but i've got also a question, don't you know how to turn off the sound while taking pictures?(this loud click is horrible:/)
Hi, Not wishing to state the obvious but if you actually read the review of the phones it answers most of your questions about no upgradable memory etc! Just a thought....
this is a very reliablephone and ideal for all ages the picture qualiy for vga camera and with the optional menu style you can choose your menu preferance so it made it easy for me a nokia freak to use ........ recomendation out of 10 ...... 11
Great phone but is there a way to lock the camera button on the side of the phone because it keeps taking random pictures of the inside of my bag.
Did anyone have experience how well the reception/transmission of the Sony Ericsson Z520a (a-US version) in the lower band (900MHZ) in rural Europe?
I had a problem with my SE Z520i. I bought it, because it is cute, stylish, has MP3, camera, etc. But when I tried to downloud some MP3 songs from internet or another phone by bluetooh, it COULDN'T.. It downlouded only half a song and stopped. Anyway, I gave it to fix, and now everything is perfect. Now I can listen to MP3 songs :)Just it could have more memory for songs or pictures. But I'm glad to have this stylish phone and recommend it to all my friends :)
To best of my knowledge, performance refers to how long the phone could keep a hard on.