Discussion in 'mobiles, tablets and wearable tech' started by Shippou-Sensei, Feb 28, 2011.
Cheers, only used the headphones that came in the box. They might be ok, I might be half deaf.
Which is why I used the word "if".
Turns out the answer to the sound thing was I need to remember to reboot once in a while.
Next up! Anyone have a view on screen protectors? It's mainly about cycling off-road and stuff jiggling around which causes the music to jump everywhere. Samples:
I put a 3M "Vikuiti" screen protector on mine (£7.50 on ebay) after going through a pack of 5 of the cheap thin ones in a fortnight. So far (after a month's a use, it isn't at all marked, even in my clumsy hands and pockets. They also have the virtue of not trying to dissolve if you use a screen wet-wipe on them.
I never use screen protectors - just make sure you keep your phone in an empty pocket free of keys'n'stuff. Music shouldn't jump if you have a screen lock on.
I got these and they were worth every penny. I wasn't going to bother with a screen protector but tried one out and now I wouldn't have the phone without one. Once it's on you really wouldn't know it was there, it doesn't affect the sensitivity of the touchscreen at all.
That looks like a good buy. I think in future I will outsource all decisions about my phone to RaverDrew.
Just a small word of warning, mine took a month to arrive. However he acknowledges that he messed up in his latest ebay listing, and tbf to the guy he was upfront about the reason for the delays and his communication was good throughout. He has since changed his method of delivery to the UK and purchases should be delivered within 5 days. The quality is top notch.
Top notch is my favourite kind of notch!
I have a really bad short-term memory, so it's cheaper for me (ymmv) to just stick a screen protector on, otherwise I'll inevitably forget to check my pocket before I put my phone in, and end up with a spudded screen.
I can't download mms messages. There're about 20 different diagnoses and solutions on various forums and I can't tell which one is right.
*subscribes to thread*
I just got one of these phones. White one from Argos, unlocked in seconds, and put the Japanese Jellyfish 2.2 Rom on it. And put a GiffGaff sim in and activated. Tidy.
I will be very happy to ditch my Nokia E71 with its awfully shite symbian OS.
There's an app called 'giffgaff apn' download and run that, resolved the issue for me.
Done that, it didn't help.
Unless the new settings would only work with a new message.
I also downloaded an alternative messaging apk thing, but that kept crashing so I had to restore the original.
Got my phone on Tues but still waiting for giffgaff sim to arrive after a week. Very annoying.
Mine came really quickly, you might want to re-order.
If you do, get someone from here who's already on giffgaff to order it for you and you both get some free credit.
It says to wait 7 working days to reorder. Not that I can see how to reorder anyway as it wants me to login and I can't recall having created a login at all.
Can anyone get BBC iPlayer working on their OSF phone?
No flash support on the San Francisco so no iplayer, however you can use this old version of myplayer
Beeb Player works too, just google for the .apk
Good news from Giff Gaff:
And the fifteen quid one is going up to 400 mins. GiffGaff are fucking great
Only problem is I keep losing data connection at work, which is hugely frustrating. It'd be a shame to have to leave them
I am looking to get a San Francisco, but can't find any good deals atm. Any suggestions?
Jesus - they've gone UP most places (play.com £139.99! inc. £10 credit)
Best deal I've just seen in £95 on Orange website (PLUS you have to buy £20 credit)
e2a: Prepaymania £89-99 + £10-00 credit - free delivery
Thanks TA! Will check out prepaymania.
I know their name but have never used them - I know they have been going years though, if that helps
They only have the white ones. At the risk of sounding fussy, I want a grey or black one.
Struggling to find a San Francisco myself - checked Argos website and there's none anywhere near me. At this rate, I may just wait for the ZTE Skate to come out.
I've got a San Francisco now. I've unlocked it and it works fine with my T-Mobile sim card. However, I have just added unlimited internet to my account but the phone hasn't connected to it. Any ideas on how to get it working?
I take it you are using the stock Orange ROM, if you really want to enjoy the full benefits of the phone I'd advise you to root the device and install a custom ROM.
In the meantime to allow you to connect through t-mobile...
Go to... settings >>> wireless and networks >>> Mobile Networks >>> Access point Names >>> press the menu button >>> select +New APN
then enter these details...
Username: leave blank
Password: leave blank
Then select to use that APN
Reboot the phone and you should then be able to connect online using your 3G.
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