Can anyone tell me does this cell support animated wallpaper?
hi all....is there any special procedure to remove the memory card from the phone? am trying to pull it but its not coming out.could anyone help me out.
My Z800i has been at the service centre for a month now. They said the mainboard needs to be replaced and they don't have the parts yet. For a phone with a 12 month warranty, that is totally unacceptable.
I suspect they have difficulty finding the parts since it is an old phone (more than 12 months since its launch). I guess I should ask SE to give me another phone like the W800i to replace this faulty Z800i.
You are correct. The U.S. does not support the 3G network and only available in certain areas where the new 3G network is being tested. I paid $400 for this Z800i since I had to buy it from overseas, but some of these newer super thin phones from Samsung and LG look pretty good and moderately priced at below $100 with 1 year contract with local providers. Their screens are TV-quality. Of course these phones are not the UMTS or 3G, and they don't offer the memory stick, etc. Yet, they look pretty good for the money, and people flip out if I tell them I paid over $400 for a bulky & heavy Z800i. Well, I still like the phone since it is rare here.
You're in Romania? Did you move over there from U.S.? Your English is more than perfect.
Thanks for your response and your suggestion. I will refer to my warranty guide for a nearest SE repair center.
I'm having the same issue.. reception drops to zero when i close the flip and get Emergncy Calls Only or No Network at times. It's good that this is a known issue. Warranty expires in 2 weeks gota run to the service center.
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i just got this phone as a gift. i really love this phone (great looking thang) but i'm having a hard time with my the web browser/internet access to download ringtones/games and all. i can't even recieve pix from any of my contacts when they send it. i've called the 800 tech support for my mobile carrier - cingular - and to my disappiontment they don't even know the model phone i'm talking about. so they concluded that its something they can't help me with and referred me to sony ericsson site. help anyone please post a solution - if any.much appreciated. - chicaluvgadgets.
You said "this 3G phone feature which is capable of video calling is not available in the U.S.". What do you mean by that? You have a 3G phone that's unable of performing video calling? That's impossible, all 3G devices are ment to be able of such thing, it is in fact the reason for developing a 3G network, instead of working only on the old GSM that does only voice transmission. More likely your operator doesn't have a 3G support to allow you to use all the features of your phone.
About your question with the flipping sound, all clamshell phones from Sony Ericsson have the same "breaking-like" sound when you fully open or close the flip. My business partner had the Z600 model from SE and his flip also made that special sound. In particular, I confess that i like it, rather than the "boom" noise of plastic hitting plastic, as Motorola clamshell phones have.
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Congrats that your phone is now fixed. Thanks for your reply.
One last question, this 3G phone feature which is capable of video calling is not available in the U.S. so this Z800 is very rare here. I have no other source to compare my phone. During the flipping the phone wide open, does your phone also make that hard click sound when the phone flip is at the last stage of fully opening as if something is breaking?
Quite simply, I love my phone...so does everyone else, especially my children, all adults and young adults. My 19 year-old son has taken to looking at Sony Ericsson and as his opinion is what counts, he has declared that the W800 would be a good choice too.
I am trying to answer your questions one at a time.
Yes, I got my phone back, my old one, it was still under warranty, the SE repairing center staff told me it was the coax-cable that were interrupted when the flip was closed. Anyway, they changed the wires and now the phone is as good as new.
My Z800i has the titanium silver colour and it has the QuickShare logo on the front.
About the battery issue, I have indeed a Memory Stick of 1 GB myself, but the battery life doesn't change because of that. It got really short, that's true, in the beginning the battery hold me about 5 days, and now barely 2, but I suspect that happened because of my bad habit of listening mp3's all day long and engage into conversations that summarize maybe 2 hours per day.
Regarding the networks, the 3G network is usually less stronger than the classical GSM, so if you want to have better battery life you should enable the option "GSM only" in the networks section of the settings menu. But that keeps you off the possibility of making and receiving video calls and maybe accesing video streams and other cool stuff your operator has offered you through the internet or wap portal. And my opinion is that they worth the effort of charging the battery more often :P
Concerning the reparation business in LA, believe me I have no idea, because I am from Romania, Europe. I suggest to look on the warranty note, they should have written there the authorized repairing centers in the area. If not, check the internet or so, but be careful not to leave your phone to them unless they are approved by SE, or else you will lose the warranty and they will bill you for the repairing.
All the best,
So you have the new reception kit, and yet the signal still drops 1 or 2 bars when the flip is closed? Did the technician say it's normal? I'm in L.A., but got my Z800i in NY. Where can I get it repaired locally? Thanks.
Did you get your Z800 back? Do you have the one where it has the "Quick Share" or "3" logo on the front? I got my Z800i from NY, and I'm in L.A. Do you know where I could get it repaired? I think it's the antenna problem.
I think I know why your phone signal drops. Since this phone is 3G-ready, by default the network type is set to 3G and GSM. Try setting your network type to GSM only and please observe if it works. My brother has a Nokia N70 which has also the same problem but I tried disabling the 3G signal and now it works perfectly.
Can anybody plz tell me if this phone has been discontinued by Sony Eric in India.U can reply me back by posting ur opinion on GSM Arena itself. Plz reply I will be waitng for it.
i have upgraded from k700 to z800,really loving it mega bass works really well,good battery time only disadvantage i have found is the absence of radio and weight of the fone