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Jun 14, 2005, 4:22 PM

Changing Text sounds, Alert sounds, etc?


I want my phone to say "You've got mail" when I receive a text, but I can't because the phone doesn't allow for personal tones for texts, alerts, low battery (annoying), and other stuff.

Is there any way I can access anything on my phone? Any program that can take apart everything so i can see it?


Feb 21, 2005, 9:15 PM

MP3 ringtones?

Can you use MP3s as ringtones like MOto?
10 replies

May 30, 2005, 9:38 AM

Keypad lock?

does any-one know how or if you can lock the buttons from pressing in pocket or anywhere else for that matter?
1 replies

May 30, 2005, 11:41 AM

Push To Talk?

I was just wondering if the z500's push to talk feature can be instantly connected with other phones from Nextel.
1 replies
Moto 2005

Jun 1, 2005, 8:43 PM

Sony Ericsson Z800

There will be a follow-up to the Z500.

The new phone is the Z800.

You can read more about the phone, and see pictures of it at: »
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May 31, 2005, 5:46 PM

speaker phone in voice mail

any ideas?
whenever I try to use the speaker-phone to listen to my voice-mail, as soon as I confirm that I would like to damage my ears, the voice-mail system says goodbye.
any help would be appreciated.

May 31, 2005, 4:59 PM

dust under faceplate resolved

I came upon this solution by accident but none the less it works. I was loking to sell this hone on ebay and as an extra buying incentive, i bought a cheap faceplate (carbon fiber look). not only does the face plate stay on better, it is lighter than the sony ericsson and it did not collect dist in the front screen

May 26, 2005, 5:38 PM

Background noise

Does anyone have a problem with the background noise with this phone? I have it, and whenever I'm on the highway, people say it sounds like I'm in a tornado or something. The phone really picks up junk in the background.

I noticed this problem with the SE T616 as well. It seems to be an SE problem.

My girlfriend has the Moto. V400 and there's no background noise at all in my car, so I'm sure it has something to do with the phone.

May 21, 2005, 7:46 PM

Closed = Louder, Open = Quieter. (File Transfers.)

OK. So when I use the USB Cable to transfer files to the phone, I find that if the phone is closed, that the sound played for the completed file transfer is MUCH louder than if I have the phone open. Anyone else have this problem? Is there any way to make it quieter when it's closed, or should I just leave it open?

May 19, 2005, 7:24 PM

Has anyone had problems with the outside camera?

One of the main reasons for me to Sign In to was to ask for info and tips on my new GSM phone, the Z500a. So, here's my 1st question. My phone is having an issue where if I use the camera with the flip closed, it often shows lines instead of the picture. If I zoom in, it'll return to normal, but this is the 2nd phone I've had, and both do this... Got to go, but any info would help! Thanks.
3 replies

May 7, 2005, 7:57 PM

My Phone Color just died on me

My phone color just died out on me and I can barely read anything beause its faded grey.
Is this just tellin me that I need to charge my battery or is it an actual problem?

6 replies

May 10, 2005, 12:30 PM

Make a backup of jar files?

Hey guys, is there a way to make a backup of the jar/jad files on my phone? I have bought a game or two online. Is there a way to back those apps up in case something happens to my phone?

Just curious..


May 9, 2005, 1:42 AM

Computer Connectivity / Memory

I'm thinking about getting one of these, it's between this and the Motorola v551. One question, Sony's software for pc connectivity free? I'm really just looking to download photos from the phone and upload mp3 ringtones to it.

Also, any chance the memory is expandable (I'm not holding my breath)?

1 replies

Feb 18, 2005, 3:02 PM

Price without contract?

On the website it says the price is 79.99 with 2 year contract. can i go into the store and get this phone for 179.99 without a contract? plus the activation fee's and whatnot???
2 replies

Mar 26, 2005, 12:15 PM


im on the vergo of buying this phone
if depends on the camera
if its good i will
if its not i obviosly wont
7 replies

May 4, 2005, 7:53 PM

recording ringtones

can you record sounds with this phone and make them your ringtones?
1 replies

Apr 16, 2005, 11:27 PM

GMAIL set up

I have a z500a w/ cingular. Is it possible to set it up w/ a gmail acct.? If so, then how?

2 replies

May 3, 2005, 9:36 AM

Desktop Icon?

Anyone have any idea what the purpose of the "Desktop Icon" is? I see that it changes at different times, but I have no idea what it means. The manual doesn't say anything about it either, other than to tell you that it is called the "Desktop Icon"..



May 2, 2005, 4:01 PM

trade in or sell

hi i just got a SE z500a about 3 months ago and I hate it. Way too big for me. The phone is in perfect condition (not a single scratch) with just a front face plate problem (slides of real easily) which probably could be fixed by getting a new faceplate. Anyway, i was wondering if it is possible to get a trade in and how much would it pay out. Also if anyone wants it here i can arrange something. Just wondering.

May 2, 2005, 11:36 AM

Favorite games and game download sites?

Hey guys,

My phone just arrived and I can't wait to go home and mess around with it. Do any of you have any favorite games or sites with some free games that you enjoy?

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