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Jul 22, 2008, 6:52 PM
over in the "Motorola i870 / i875" discussion:

100 kbs sending limit?

Is the limit on video/picture sending only 100kbs? I can't seem to send anything over 100 kbs and thats really bothersome as a large picture of decent quality is usually over 100 and video is like 4sec smallest resolution to stay below 100kbs.

If it's possible to send more then a 100kbs size picture or video please let me know.

Mar 6, 2007, 6:35 PM
over in the "Motorola i870 / i875" discussion:

How do you Change/Turn off the sound when taking pictures?

If I can't turn off the sound, I'd like to change it to something cool.
Any Ideas?
although this was a LONG time ago..ill answer it b/c it might be a problem for someone else cant turn it off completely...the sound of the shutter is as loud as your speaker phone is turned up..if yo uwant it to be really quiet..just cal...

Jul 27, 2007, 9:41 AM
over in the "Motorola i870 / i875" discussion:

2gb flash for i870?

Does anybody know if i870 supports 2 gb mirco sd flash?
I've been trying to find out in the specs but can't find it anywhere.

Nov 9, 2006, 10:10 PM
over in the "Motorola i870 / i875" discussion:

How do you remove "nextel from display?

I heard about removing the sim card, but my phone doesn't operate, and just asks that i insert the sim card. Anybody know step by step?
Why do you want to remove 'Nextel' from the display?

Mar 4, 2007, 1:31 PM
over in the "Motorola i870 / i875" discussion:

cant get songs into phone

some1 please help! tried everything and i still cant get music to appear in the phone!!!
damn is there something that i'm not getting here? i'm need help.......

if some had this problem and figure it out please give me info.....................

greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dec 27, 2006, 4:28 AM
over in the "Motorola i870 / i875" discussion:

memory card and headphone jack questions

Does anyone know if the i870 has a limit on the capacity of the MicroSD card? For example, if I were to buy a 2GB card, would the i870 accept it?

Also, I know the i870 has a 2.5mm headphone jack, instead of the standard 3.5mm. Adapters are made which convert these sizes. Would such an adapter work with the i870? I don't see why not, but you never know.
The jack is meant for a wired headset which would include a microphone. Because of this an adapter would only play music out one ear.

There is an adapter I bought at Target for $14
that is a microphone/headphone adapter that sends the signal to bo...

Jan 19, 2007, 2:24 PM
over in the "Motorola i870 / i875" discussion:

turning camera sound off

is there a way? its so loud and i cant even turn the vol down. thanks
The volume of the camera shutter sound only goes down as you turn your DC/GC speaker volume down. Kinda stupid, I know.

Feb 12, 2007, 3:43 PM
over in the "Motorola i870 / i875" discussion:

Someone Help (Frustrated)

Well I know how your suppose to go ahead and find the audio file, problem is, I can't find it anywhere on the program, what's going on? Sad Could someone give me a link to a tut, or break it down real simple. I don't even know which one I'm suppose to go into. Also when I go to the 'Memory Card' part in Settings > Advanced it doesn't have Remove Memory Card anymore, it just has Store Media and Help, why is that,and is it normal? I dunno, this is my first phone. Confused

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Feb 12, 2006, 9:26 PM
over in the "Motorola i870 / i875" discussion:

bluetooth headset and DC??

i have the hs859 headset. im wondering if anyone knows a way to DC someone directly from the headset??

i did a voice dial to a DC #, and it highlights the number, but wont actually make the call.
Apparently, you still need to use the PTT button when using the DC function.

Nov 7, 2005, 10:17 AM
over in the "Motorola i870 / i875" discussion:

Calculator?? Help can anyone find it or know how to download it?

This is the best phone ever, only thing I can't find is the calculator.

Help can anyone find it or know how to download it?
Sign up for a pay-per-use data plan so you can access web services. Select menu then downloads. It should open web browser and send you directly to a menu. Select (5) Applications - download. Select (Cool Search. Type in the first three letters, 'C...

Jul 14, 2006, 8:28 AM
over in the "Motorola i870 / i875" discussion:

Can't get mp3s to play and yes I did a search and try everything offered.

Umm.. I having the same problems. I formatted my card, made sure the title was less than 32 letters. The files read mp3 on my laptop and when the card is in my computer it shows up but then put in my phone and open audio program it says no audio found.

When I convert them to WAV files I can find them on the card and play but if I try to get the audio player to find them it comes up empty handed. Please help.
Did you buy these MP3s or make them? Could be you're trying to copy WDRM-protected media and it doesn't like it because it can't see the license file.

If you made it yourself, what codec did you use? Lame? Fraunhofer? You might be using a forma...
I've read that the bitrate of an MP3 file must be 192 or less. Check that.....maybe that's your problem.

Dec 12, 2006, 10:09 AM
over in the "Motorola i870 / i875" discussion:

message ballon icon

every once and a while when im repairing a i870, ill see this icon next to some peoples numbers, i have an i870 and i have never seen this on my phone, what or where is this from?

Jan 5, 2006, 1:38 AM

Max Memory

I'm close to forking out the money for this phone except for the memory... The forums asked the same question but no one answered:
is (the rumored) 512mb the biggest card you can put on it?

anyone tried a gig yet?

The 512mb is the largest card available for the handset. This is due to the handset being designed for the micro rather than the mini.

Jun 7, 2006, 2:45 PM
over in the "Motorola i870 / i875" discussion:

mp3 to ring tone

I've already downloaded some mp3's onto the phone. I can't choose them as a ringtone though. I've even downloaded some mp3 ringtones and still can't use them as a ring tone. Does anyone know what I have to do to make these a ringtone. Do I have to convert them into something else? THanks
Go to:
There's an amazing program you have to download that converts MP3 ringtone to WAV ringtones. I used it and i now have 28 ringtones!
Do I have to use it, or is there another program? I tried the links provided but I cant find it, they no longer work.

Someone, please help!


Oct 21, 2006, 12:43 PM
over in the "Motorola i870 / i875" discussion:

Just sum questions on the i875 boost

Hello, im getting this phone for christmas and i have sum questions about the i875.

1.How long does the battery life last on mp3 playing?

2.have you owners encountered any problems with it at all yet?

3.can you text message to others like cingular or t-mobile.(not really major to me if it cant) there a limit to how many pics you can have on the phone.

All help greatly appreciated
1. I charge my phone evry 2-3 days (just depends on how long oyu use the MP3 player)

2. I had a problem once where songs didn't show up while in the MP3 player, but once I turned the phone on and off they showed up.

3. you can text anyone on any...

Aug 23, 2006, 2:09 PM
over in the "Motorola i870 / i875" discussion:


does any1 know about any new nextel phones coming out soon ... i already have the i930 and i870 , and i want a new phone .... ?
I read on a forum that a new phone will be coming out, its the i880 i think. I definately know that Boost has one coming out (i885) and Nextel usually has the same thing.

Sep 13, 2006, 10:30 AM
over in the "Motorola i870 / i875" discussion:

text messaging - upper case letters?

i cant figure out how to change the letters to upper case when text messaging. i have it set to alpha...and i thought that when you press the up button, it would change it. its not working. any ideas?
Press and hold the # button

Aug 31, 2006, 9:44 AM
over in the "Motorola i870 / i875" discussion:

2gb memory card

i know u guys proably discussed this but does this phone support 2gb memory cards ? Confused

Jul 25, 2006, 7:54 PM
over in the "Motorola i870 / i875" discussion:

Does anyone know how to upload mpeg video to the Nextel i870? Thanks

I have a 1gb memory card for my Nextel i870 and know how to upload the mp3 files to the phone....however when i try to upload a mpeg video file on the phone it doent show up on the phone ;(........iF anyone can help me out with this problem i'd appreciate it....Thankz
Video files for the i870 need to be in 3GP format to play on the phone.

Aug 21, 2006, 8:51 AM
over in the "Motorola i870 / i875" discussion:


does anyone know if you can just load the songs from itunes or do you have to have some other program.
As long as you have the song saved to ur computer you can just drag them to the phones folder.
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