Samsung SGH-C417 / C416
3G SIM CARD ISSUE
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
C417 Headset jack stopped working ...
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...
Back Up Contact List
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!
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text messaging issues
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.
Question about external screen
Thanks in advance.