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nero007

Aug 6, 2011, 4:56 PM
over in the "Sony Ericsson TM506" discussion:

it hangs in a weird way?!!

hey every1
i have a problem wiz ma phone... Crying or Very sad
sometimes i dial a number and press the hang up to make a missed call or dial a landline (specially landlines) but it continues to dial and i keep pressing hang up but it keeps dialing then the screen goes black and come back after a while ...
i got this phone unlocked a while ago and i was thinking about installing the software again or updating it (is there a difference?) but i fear that it would get locked again and then i will have to reuinlock it again but that would cost me serious money again..plz help..thanx Smile
wrawlind

Jun 12, 2009, 3:24 PM
over in the "Sony Ericsson TM506" discussion:

Ringtones for Text Messages

Hi,

Does anyone know if it's possible to set mp3s that I download as my text message ringtone? When I try to set my text message alert, the TM506 just gives me a fixed list of tones that I have to choose from.

Thanks.
-R
I figured it out--You can't set it in the "Settings" menu. Instead, you have to navigate through the "Organizer" menu:

Organizer --> File manager --> Music

Any mp3s that you've downloaded should be listed here. Scroll down to the mp3 that you ...
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DJMasters

Mar 3, 2009, 12:06 PM
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Do not answer when I open????

I've tried messing with the answer options in the Profile, but it seems that no matter what I choose the phone answers when I open it, I'd rather it didn't.

Anyone able to do this?
Menu > Settings > Calls (4th icon) > Open to answer (bottom of the list, just press up once)
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randiik

Oct 10, 2008, 12:11 AM
over in the "Sony Ericsson TM506" discussion:

battery life

i really like the phone but the battery is the worst i have ever seen on a flip phone.

its even worse then my pda that i had with t-mobile. the mda phone. i had to get a big battery to extend the life of that phone and there isnt a battery for this one with a longer life.

i turned down the brightness but cant figure out how to turn off the gps.. any suggestions?
To turn off gps go to entertainment then location services scroll down to settings then down to disable gps. It helps a little. Hope this helps ya.
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I think some kind of location program was running when I looked at the list of running programs. Push the button under the send key, then press left to get to the list of applications. I was only playing with it at a t-mobile store, so I can't remem...
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zx100

Sep 14, 2008, 2:08 AM
over in the "Sony Ericsson TM506" discussion:

Predictive Text?

Is there a way to turn off the predictive text feature. it actually slows me down when trying to use t-0 texting.
Pushing and holding the * key will usually turn it off and on when typing.
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mingkee

Jan 31, 2009, 8:53 PM
over in the "Sony Ericsson TM506" discussion:

R3DA030 summary

you CAN tether using internet2 or internet3 APNs, if your data supports it, but you CAN'T tether using wap or epc APNs, you'll get error, this applies to both bt and USB
3rd party apps can be used, you can use Google Maps, Opera Mobile, no problem
only 3G icon, no H icon
can play streaming rtsp and real like old version
averagewhiteboy

Sep 10, 2008, 10:09 AM
over in the "Sony Ericsson TM506" discussion:

Finally!

T-Mobile has an affordable phone with GPS. Now if we can only grab either the Pearl or the Curve with GPS in it...
The Pearl style BB clam shell will be released next month.
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mingkee

Nov 9, 2008, 9:52 PM
over in the "Sony Ericsson TM506" discussion:

update software version: R3DA030

you can check your version by accessing service menu
(left and right on d-pad)
right, star, left, left, star, left, star
software info

if your version is R3DA030, tethering is blocked
you can use davinciteam to flash to R3CA033 to re-enable tethering
aaronforjesus

Sep 5, 2008, 6:07 PM
over in the "Sony Ericsson TM506" discussion:

Tethering may be removed in a future software update

Just be careful if one wanteth to tether to a computer or laptop for that it is rumored that tethering will be removed in a future software update.
I don't think it's gonna happen
but T-Mobile may prevent customers without total internet or VPN to tether by sending some setting
since I have VPN already, I don't think I'll get affected after all
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bfg9000

Sep 8, 2008, 9:41 PM
over in the "Sony Ericsson TM506" discussion:

Will it roam in Japan?

I assume that if it will work in Europe on UMTS 2100 it will work in Japan as well as a 3G phone. Is that correct?
It requireth the WCDMA IV 1700/2100 band UMTS, which only worketh in the US (and only with T-Mobile here) at the moment. So sorry, no Europe or Japan.
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eric_cartman

Sep 4, 2008, 1:44 PM
over in the "Sony Ericsson TM506" discussion:

WCDMA 1700 / WCDMA 2100. Does that mean European use for the latter?

Usually, I see phones for T-Mo mention only WCDMA 1700. But since it also says WCDMA 2100, does that mean worldwide use as well?
Yes.

Note that this isn't always the case when reading specs on AWS phones elsewhere. Some companies refer to AWS as 1700/2100, which implies European roaming even when that isn't the case.

We don't do that, though. We refer to the AWS band as s...
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rjcash

Sep 8, 2008, 1:48 PM
over in the "Sony Ericsson TM506" discussion:

mp3's set as ringtones

I was wondering if you could set the mp3"s you store yourself via the m2 card as your ringtones? Thanks in advance!
I can, yes.
EliteABombAZ

Sep 10, 2008, 1:30 PM

Why is it that Sony Ericssion will make a 1700 AWS 3G phone for T-Mobile...and they won't make CDMA?

Sony has been out of the CDMA game for a few years now... WHY? T-Mobile is the ONLY GSM carrier out there using AWS 1700... so if they make a phone that supports it... they are making it for ONLY
T-Mobile... and that is a limited user base to sell phones to. Yet... for years they have dogged CDMA technology for years because of it's "limited user base" (compared to GSM)... yet they could be selling phones to Verizon, Sprint, Alltel, Metro, Cricket, Virgin.... who probably cover 80 million people alone. I don't get it.
Someone else would probably have this down better than me, but since nobody else is answering, I'll offer my vague (and possibly incorrect) recollections.

Ericsson had a big fight with Qualcomm a while back.

There is also a big long story about ...
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lfred

Sep 8, 2008, 2:42 PM

3G Plans and Tethering

This phone sounds like everything I have been looking for except for the outdoor viewing weakness..Will you be able to get it with a new activation with the $6 web plan or only on the $20 plan?..also, in checking with the Sony website, will you be able to tether your laptop for basic surfing using bluetooth or their software suite?

Leo
One can get it with either the T-Zones ($5) or the Total Internet ($20, which is added after the device hath been activated). For now it tethers with either Bluetooth or a (not included) USB cable; and is only allowed with the Total Internet package. ...
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Thanks for the updates..

Leo
eric_cartman

Sep 4, 2008, 8:08 PM
over in the "Sony Ericsson TM506" discussion:

Will Carriers in Canada use this someday?

I'm not saying like within a couple of months, but since the AWS auction in Canada took place in May, I was wondering if carriers who bought those frequencies will use them, like probably next year or so. If so, then manufacturers would have more incentive to make WCDMA 1700 phones.
The virtually identical z780 bith now available in Canada.
 
 
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