Tuesday, March 23, 2004

I've just brought myself the rather funky Motorola V300 phone. Other a few teething problems, I think we are going to get on nicely until the next upgrade. It has a digital camera, GPRS wap, mp3 ringtones, voice memo, moto mixer ringtone dj, cool games, and an instant messenger option I haven't worked out yet.

Anyway back to the teething problems. Being used to the Nokia 3510i I had a few problems with the wap. Firstly, I couldn't figure out how to type in bookmarks manually and offline, which saves a lot of money. I also couldn't figure out how to save the current page, or bypass the annoying t mobile homepage, seeing as there didn't seem to be a specific web access page. Just the link to T Zones.

Turns out this is a T Mobile infected phone, designed to have us spend as much money as possible on the wap.

Anyway, I found this website, which is full of Motorola phone users, and learnt how to bypass all my problems.

http://www.howardforums.com/

The web access page is hidden in the organiser menu next to the calculator, and the calander. WHY??? But I can access my bookmarks from there. I still can't enter them manually, offline, but I've found out that GPRS wap charged per data downloaded, so I can take as long as I like to type something in.

I have also learnt to how to create ringtones from mp3's, as well as screensavers and wallpaper. And if I upload them to my website, and type the address into the wap phone, I can download them without using a usb cable or paying fees. (Just the download data)

http://mysite.freeserve.com/katgoddess/wap.htm

If I want to I can even upload software to unblock the t mobile stuff, or upgrade the phone to a V600. But I think I'll leave that for now.

Anyway, this is not a phone for a first time user, and if you are used to a Nokia, good luck...
 

 

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