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eryan316

Oct 8, 2008, 9:47 PM
over in the "Samsung Instinct M800" discussion:

instinct and i yunes

Can i load my i tunes music files onto my new instinct might be a dumb question but I have lots of music on there
tyoung

Sep 19, 2008, 3:55 PM
over in the "Samsung Instinct M800" discussion:

How to “compose” a voice message on the Instinct

How to “compose” a voice message.

One of the “hidden” but fun features of the Instinct’s Visual Voicemail is the ability to create a voice message on the phone and send it to another mobile phone or to an email address. You can also send it to multiple recipients at the same time. Here’s how it works:
• From the main screen, press “voicemail”.
• At the voicemail inbox, press “+” in the upper left corner
• Select a recent contact or press “contacts” to scroll through your contact list to select a contact
• You can also add a recipient by selecting the “Manual Entry” tab and enter the Phone number or the email address of the re...
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This is cool. I wonder how many other easter egg features does this have? Has anybody found any others?
mobile_dfw

Jul 12, 2008, 2:38 PM
over in the "Samsung Instinct M800" discussion:

Nice Phone But Network?

I'm currently a VZW customer with an expired contract.

The Dare doesn't impress me at all so I was about to switch to ATT and the iphone when I happened into the Sprint shop just to see what they have.

The instinct is really a nice phone. Has many of the features I enjoy using a few that are missing from the iphone. But i found that only a landscape keyboard (expect to dial) is awkward at times. That aside I'm pretty sold on this phone.

My problem is with the Sprint network. I live in the DFW metroplex and though the Sprint map coverage shows its pretty saturated I know people who use Sprint and have connection problems.

I'm not a huge fan of ATT and GSM and I have very few issues with VZW network (though VZW prices are way too ...
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I have to disagree with your coverage statement in DFW area. While the covereage is spotty... it's sorta spotty for all carriers. Having to travel to dallas area many many times, my Sprint service is usually 99.9% up. The only time I have issues is...
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I am not sure why this is but I have found the coverage for the Instinct to be superior to other Sprint phones in the same area.
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"But i found that only a landscape keyboard "

Actually, you can make the keyboard either landscape or portrait mode. Furthermore, it has a freehand mode.
Give em' a try, they've got a 30 day trial.

I don't live in the DFW area but I too am giving Sprint a try. I'm currently with AT&T and am also waiting for my Sprint Instinct to show up.
When I activate it I'll ask for a private number and forward...
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The Network is fine. One of the problems with the phone is that it has no setting for roaming for most people in the Midwest or rural areas this is a problem. Sprint has great coverage. But if you travel like most carriers not necessarily do you want ...
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OK, I bet a lot of us on here are sorta cell phone junkies..we love our gadgets - that certainly includes me.

I might buy and sell a lot of cell phones, but I typically would never jump ship.

Well, I just did! I was with at&t for a very long ti...
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DonValle

Sep 25, 2008, 12:20 AM
over in the "Samsung Instinct M800" discussion:

New Update

I was just toying with my instinct to see if there was a new software update. Sure enough, my phone started downloading an update. It then shut down and went through this whole 5 minute install and initialization process. My question is, what did this new update do? I don't see any new apps, and I don't see any immediately recognizable changes. Any one else know?
homeslice5484

Sep 8, 2008, 7:15 PM
over in the "Samsung Instinct M800" discussion:

Without an unlimited plan?

Anyone know when we will be able to get this without an unlimited plan?
You will not be able to get one without an Everything Plan.
I don't see much of a chance that Sprint will ever reduce it.
The reason being with a phone like the Instinct, requiring the everything plans actually makes Sprint's life easier. With the PDAs, some idiot will always say they don't want the internet/...
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tyoung

Sep 8, 2008, 1:31 PM
over in the "Samsung Instinct M800" discussion:

Instinct Visual Voicemail: We'd love to hear from you!

Hi! Core Mobility developed the visual voicemail software on the Instinct. We would love to hear from you on how you use the features and what you like and dislike. Below is a link for a short survey including space to add you own comments. Thank you.

http://www.questionpro.com/akira/gateway/1043 516-24431844-0
Hi! Core Mobility developed the visual voicemail software on the Instinct. We would love to hear from you on how you use the features and what you like and dislike. Below is a link for a short survey including space to add you own comments. Thank you....
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rich8810

Sep 6, 2008, 6:13 PM
over in the "Samsung Instinct M800" discussion:

Samsung Instinct

All I have to say is what an AMAZING phone. I have saved so much money to where I do not have to pay for a Walkman, GPS equipment and I do not have to download songs on the sprint website. I can download songs from my PC. I tried it and it WORKS!!!!!!

I have learned that every phone is not perfect but this Samsung Instinct is close to being that.

Cons: Its hard to dial a particular # when driving. The lock button is sometimes a pain in butt.
Sandyscandles1234

Sep 4, 2008, 4:11 PM
over in the "Samsung Instinct M800" discussion:

Phone Lock

I really like the phone and so far I have no problems with the sprint network (leaving alltel) but I absolutely hate the lock on the phone is there anyway to disable the lock it is almost enough to make me take the phone back I dislike it that much

TIA
Yes you can disable it in settings

1. press Main if not already there.
2. Settings - lower right with the pic of gears
3. scroll down to where it says lock
4. Press to enter and you can switch it off here.
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walstreet101

Sep 4, 2008, 1:17 AM
over in the "Samsung Instinct M800" discussion:

Super Bluetooth APP.

I don't know if its been poeted or not,But is there anyway to put a super blue hack in an instinct Confused
jrperezdo

Jul 20, 2008, 8:24 AM
over in the "Samsung Instinct M800" discussion:

any idea if verizon will be getting the instinct any time soon?

i have been wanting an i phone, but i am married to verizon, just wanted to see if anyone knew if verizon was getting the instinct any time soon. the lg version is out but i was concerned about the resposiveness of the touchscreen...any thoughts?
Yeah, the Instinct will arrive on Verizon never.

Sprint exclusive.
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closest to it is the dare, you gotta have sprint
the dare is amazing, you wont be dissapointed.

the only thing i have seen better about the instinct is the voice gps. thats a pretty cool feature i would love to have. but the camera is the best i have seen on a phone (i havent used the 5mp camera ...
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they have itmotorizer z6tv but not as good as sprint
Angels Rock

Sep 1, 2008, 11:21 PM
over in the "Samsung Instinct M800" discussion:

Incoming callers hear music not a telephone ring

I just got my Samsung Instinct and somehow have changed the ringer so when people call they hear a song "fishing in the dark" instead of hearing a normal ring. Any idea how I change it back? Thanks.
I found the answer.....it's something you can subscribe to for an additonal charge. Your provider has to remove it.
tp2005

Aug 9, 2008, 1:27 AM
over in the "Samsung Instinct M800" discussion:

150 Song Maximum?!

I recently started getting an error saying I've exceeded the maximum amount of songs. The phone says 150 songs total; however, spring media manager on my phone says I only have 80. Is anyone getting these kinds of errors? Also, will Samsung be releasing a fix for it?
i have a 4gig card and have about 380 songs and about 250 pictures i don't have a problem
sicksyde13

Aug 15, 2008, 1:13 AM
over in the "Samsung Instinct M800" discussion:

RINGTONE HELP......PLEASE HELP.

I usually use "mytinyphone.com" to send links of ringtones as a text message to my phone. After I receive the text message, I open it and click on the link to the ringtone, it downloads, it plays and I save it to my phone. How can I do this with my new Instinct??? Any response is very appreciated.
Ok this is a response. It is not an useful response. Nor is it designed to fix any issue but you did say "Any response is very appreciated." So, I thought I would write this to see if this was indeed the case. Smile
ok I have the site for you..try myxer.com

IOU can upload your own ringers and download ones on the site already..only thing is sometimes the text message to your phone doesn't work so you can go to wap.myxer.com to download them from your instinct...
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FONdude

Aug 18, 2008, 7:56 AM
over in the "Samsung Instinct M800" discussion:

Instinct text messaging?

Is there a way text using traditional T9 or triple tap? Keyboard is nice, but I'm much faster using T9.
If it helps at all instead of Landscape mode you can change it to portrait mode.
No T9 on this phone unfortunately
homeslice5484

Jul 6, 2008, 10:47 AM
over in the "Samsung Instinct M800" discussion:

Always with an unlimited plan?

Is a sprint everything plan always going to be required to get this phone or is this just temporary?
We don't know yet, unfortunately. Sorry.
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JesusSaves

Aug 21, 2008, 7:34 AM
over in the "Samsung Instinct M800" discussion:

New updates

I keep hearing about all of these new updates for the Instinct that are either out or are coming soon. My question is how do I get them when they come out? Do they just upload to my phone automatically or is there something that I need to do? Thank you.
deejal

Aug 1, 2008, 12:11 AM
over in the "Samsung Instinct M800" discussion:

For those wondering about discounted plans for Instinct

If you are already receiving the 27% discount, then politely request that it continues on the new billing with the Everything Plan. I have stated this a few times but I decided to make a separate post. If, upon activating, the discount doesnt work, then simply EMAIL customer care. Calling customer care is not worth the hassle. If still no resonse, then call the number at BBB. Below is a paste of my confirmed email from online customer care. Online customer care is far more superior than calling customer care. Online customer care can do much more without all the run around that the call centers do.
*****************

Thank you for your reply.

I would like to inform you that Simply Everything plan is a basic
necessity for the pho...
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Just an update. I work for Sprint in an actual corporate store. The discount will apply to the 450 or 900 minute everything plans but NOT the Simply Everything plan.
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THIS
"would like to inform you that Simply Everything plan is a basic
necessity for the phone Samsung Instinct to be used"
IS INCORRECT

The Simply Everything plan is NOT a necessity for the Instinct to be used. You can also use either of the...
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jeverclr1889

Aug 6, 2008, 3:54 PM
over in the "Samsung Instinct M800" discussion:

phone locks when you type...

... me and 5 other frinds phones lock up when you type "townhomes". I called Sprint and Samsung and they have no fix as of yet.. how nice huh??...lol Confused
That is very strange. I even tried typing town (space) homes and then erasing the space and it still did the same thing! I may be returning this phone since the software seems to be very buggy. Have you noticed any other such issues?
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I was wondering about that. My phone does the same thing. Is there any other words that makes it lock up? I can just imagine you typing a certain word and a little hand pops out from the phone and tries to wash out your mouth with soap. Laughing
malleh

Aug 17, 2008, 5:02 PM
over in the "Samsung Instinct M800" discussion:

Spanish settings

are there any spanish settings on this phone?
Of course there is. Just go to navigation then search then food then Mexican and voila Spanish restaurants Laughing
geckoboy

Aug 18, 2008, 12:23 PM
over in the "Samsung Instinct M800" discussion:

Traffic not displaying on navigation

Hi All,

I just got my Sprint Instinct on 8/12. When I go into the Sprint Navigation app and then click on Maps & Traffic, the traffic does not show up. I click on the signal light icon and I can see it exchanging data, but the display never updates to show the traffic on the freeways.

Does it work for anyone?

Thanks!
works fine for me.
 
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