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Samsung SGH-C417 / C416


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Jan 14, 2008, 8:04 AM

copy all to sim

does anyone know the button combo to copy all numbers from you're phone to the sim chip. I've busted the screen and can't see what i'm doin.

Nov 26, 2006, 1:32 AM


I don't know about the rest of you guys. But I will chalk this up to professional courtesy

The new 3G chips ( the white/blue ones) have been having problems in the 417. Use the the White/orange stripe chips instead.

You might get folks complaining of the phone saying...CHECK SIM/INVALID SIM quite often
dropping calls, or missing calls as a result

It is not the phone, but the chip itself

I know our store had done like a dozen exchangews before we figured it out
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Feb 18, 2007, 12:08 AM

C417 Headset jack stopped working ...

Hi. My wife and I both have SGH-C417s (mine is black, my wife's red) and last month we purchased two (wired) headsets.

The problem is that the headsets just recently stopped working - we don't use them that often so it was probably last week when we last used the headsets and today (Feb 18, 2007) BOTH stopped working. Actually they "sorta" work but when you call someone they emit a continuous annoying BEEPING SOUND and are utterly useless because of this.

Has this happened to anyone else? Or are we the only cheap ones not using bluetooth with this phone?

NOTE: the headset jack on this phone requires a 2.5mm FOUR connection headset (which is very hard to find - most 2.5mm are THREE connection). If you plug a 2.5mm THREE headset j...
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Feb 27, 2007, 6:44 PM

Back Up Contact List

Hey there,

I just got this samsung to replace a nokia and was wondering if it was possible to have all my contacts simultaneously on my phone and sim card without having duplicates shown when I scroll through the contact list.

Put differently, is there an option on the phone only to see contact info from the phone or only from the sim chip? I want to do this so that if the phone/sim chip ever breaks, I can easily switch the phone/sim chip without re-inputting everything.

Thanks very much!


Oct 28, 2006, 7:29 PM

Customize Ringtones?

I just got this phone and am wondering if theres some way to set the audio recordings as ur ringtone or if the recorder just there to tease u into thinking that its possible, cause i havent been able to figure it out so far if it is possible.
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Oct 18, 2006, 3:34 PM

overall performance? alarm clock?

i'm in the process of switching phones. i saw how slim and affordable this was.

i was wondering how the overall performance of the phone was? any huge drawbacks? also, i read the alarm clock only works when the phone is off? is this true?


Oct 11, 2006, 4:10 PM

text messaging issues

has anyone here had problems with text messages not being received from the SGH c417?

I just got this phone yesterday and so far at least a third of the messages I've sent have not been received. This happened maybe twice with my old Nokia. I did not switch carriers.


Sep 30, 2006, 5:25 PM

Question about external screen

Can anyone who has this phone tell me if the external window stays lit up when you open the flip to make a call, or does it go dark?

Thanks in advance.
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Sep 5, 2006, 5:04 PM

thank heavens

phew, we sure needed this one.
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