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Dec 14, 2006, 9:00 PM

Confused... Is Helio ONLY available with a Helio Carrier?

In other words, if T-Mobile doesn't offer it, you can't get it without cancelling your current plan? (newbie to all this cell stuff here) Anyone know?? t/y xxx
2 replies

Sep 23, 2007, 8:57 PM

No charm or strap hole for drift!!??

What do i do?? I really wanted it. Do you have any ideas to attach a charm or strap to it or should i go ask the people?? Shocked Mad The Fin and the hero and the others all have it. why doesn't this???
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alan king

Nov 19, 2006, 3:17 PM


Does anyone know how to transfer media onto the drift?
2 replies

Feb 27, 2007, 4:37 AM

Unlocked Drift

Can I purchase one unlocked and have Verizon activate it? I saw in a previous post that Helio uses verizon's network

Thanks for your time! Very Happy
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Jul 24, 2007, 8:08 PM

Can you record your own ringtones at all?? (Don't have the phone yet)

I was just wondering because thats my big thing. I want to be able to use my MP3's to record my own ringtones and I heard that I can also record Answer tones ( Where some one calls and gets to hear my wonderful music that I actually recorded.) Please give me some details, or the Scoop on it. Much appreciated.

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Nov 28, 2006, 11:19 AM


Can the drift be set to Vibrate for receiving text messages?? I can't seem to figure it out.
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Mar 4, 2007, 2:22 AM

Memory Cards

Hey, I'm pretty new to the whole memory card deal with the Drift and I was wondering if this card would work with the drift. ... »

I was just wondering because the way the card looked was different than the one on helios site under accessories when you are checking out.... Confused
May be a stupid question, but I just wanna make sure.
8 replies

Jan 25, 2007, 2:35 AM

Media transfer, movies a go?

I was reading a thread about the media transfer program, given u have a memory card big enough to hold a movie, can it be done to play on the drift?

Nov 16, 2006, 12:49 AM

Quality of Helio service

I am seriously considering dropping Verizon and my vx8300 for Helio and the Drift. I live in the Los Angeles area and am curious about the quality of coverage and calls. For those who have used Helio, have you expericed many dropped calls or areas without any service. This phone is very enticing, yet the primary function of a cell phone is to make and receive calls. If anyone has any input it would be greatly appreciated...thanks Very Happy
3 replies

Dec 13, 2006, 11:51 AM

Sync the Drift with Outlook?

Has anyone been able to sync the Drift with Outlook Contacts and Calendar?

1 reply

Jan 10, 2007, 3:46 PM

Very Impressed

I am extremely impressed with not only this phone, but with Helio as well. They have done very well for a new phone company in a very competitive market. I am a big fan of Samsung phones and this phone seems to suit all of my needs. I love the innovative phones that Helio offers and I think that this phone is a perfect addition to their line-up.

Dec 24, 2006, 12:19 AM

Ok so i'm impressed but...

For anyone who actually has the phone and has used the buddy beacon feature, how well does it really work? Can you find a friend at say a house you’ve never been to before?

How about the myspace thing? I checked my myspace using the display phone and here are the results I got. Some pictures loaded some didn’t, for some content on my comments page I couldn’t see the entire comment because I needed to be able to scroll to the right but the phone didn’t let me.

I’m with verizon right now and I am not impressed with the selection of media on v-cast, how is the selection of movies for helio?

Lastly, I tried to download music but I couldn’t due to some weird error. How much does it cost to download a song?

Hey, thanks...

Nov 23, 2006, 7:28 PM

use of phone when closed

Can various functions be performed on this phone while it is closed? How about speakerphone and making/receiving calls?

Many thanks, and happy thanksgiving Very Happy
2 replies

Nov 23, 2006, 9:38 PM

activating phone

I just called helio to activate my phone and got the numbers to put into the phone. however, when i turned on the phone, i was not taken to the screen where i was to enter my mobile number and account number, but was taken to the home screen. This apparently means my phone is activated but I can't make or receive calls, use the internet, or download any content. Any suggestions?

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Nov 18, 2006, 1:14 PM

Seems flimsy

Build quality is not good; top moves side to side and does not feel secure. I have had the phone for four days and am still waiting for their customer service to figure out how to activate my phone. I think it is going back and I will be off to Nextel for the i880-- I want REAL GPS with turn by turn directions which this phone can't provide.

Nov 9, 2006, 12:08 AM


Can this CDMA phone work on the sprint network?
3 replies

Nov 9, 2006, 10:57 AM

DANG perfect phone i was looking for

this phone is the perfect phone that i was looking for!!! It's about that Helio came out with Samsung w/ stereo bluetooth and 2.0 mp and also memory card slot up to 2 gb!!! nice this is the perfect phone!! what can you ask for more?? seriously??? and i was thinking about switching over to helio too... so this will be perfect for me... when is this beautiful handset coming out???
2 replies

Nov 9, 2006, 12:59 AM

what more can you ask for?

Short of running windows mobile, is there anything this phone DOESENT have? The weakest link for this phone is Helio, and really, they dont seem THAT bad..
1 reply

Nov 9, 2006, 10:59 AM

is there anyway we can see the back and the side?

i want to see how thin it is i mean the measurements are there but still i want to see the side and the back of this handset please~!!!
4 replies

Nov 9, 2006, 3:48 PM

Now ya tell me!

If theyd've had this a month ago, id've stuck it out w/ Helio. I may have to get this phone in addition to my Treo 650 to fill in the gaps.
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