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Nov 12, 2004, 12:36 AM

Vibrate then ring? I wish it could vibrate and ring at same time.

I absolutely love everything about this phone except for it not being able to vibrate and ring at the same time. Why in the world would I want "vibrate then ring" I often can't feel the vibrator, and I only have 2 sec to answer the phone after it starts ringing before it goes to voice mail. Not to mention people asking, "why are you so slow answering the phone these days, you used to be fast?"

My old phone could vibrate and ring, and I became accustomed to it, I'm not used to having only a ringer, or only a vibrator.

Why is it that Kyocera can make a phone that can recognize HUMAN SPEECH without error, but they can't make it vibrate and ring at the same time?

Does anyone ever complain about their cellphone not being able to vi...
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Feb 8, 2007, 10:31 PM

SoHo Activation ?

Hi, I have purchased a used Kyocera Soho kx1 Question is -it says Q West Can other carriers activate this phone and if so which ones
Thanks ahead for any answers

Mar 30, 2005, 11:57 PM

OhNO it's the SoHo!!!

Great news..the SoHo will not be going to Verizon.
If you really need one, then you'll need to get one from Cellular One in a "Bubble Pack"

KWC just trying to "stuff the channel" to get rid of this P.O.S.

If your in the market for a true phone with no gimmmicks like integrated flashlights, then stick with the best MOTO, LG and Samsung.

It's a "No Brainer" people!!!
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Mar 28, 2005, 10:57 PM

Plain and Simple

The SOHO will never make it to Verizon.

If it does it won't be on the shelf very long.

Look for it in a Bubble Pack at a Radio Shack near you. The message from "Way With Yourself" is simply not so.

All bets are off..this phone is another P.O.S from Kyocera. Stick to the sure thing..since Kyocera is sinking fast. So fast, that they need to move to Mexico. Make any sense??

Recommendation to all..stick to the real phones that work such as Nokia, LG, Samsung and MOTO. Rolling Eyes
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Mar 13, 2005, 8:09 AM

Soho Coming to Verizon Wireless

Looks like VZW will soon have the Soho.

Kyocera's website now offers a printed "Verizon version" of their Soho Users Manual. They call the Verizon version of the phone the KX-1v.

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Apr 28, 2006, 2:34 PM

SoHO KX1 - Discontinued

Discontinued begs the question - why? Because its a POS!

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Aug 7, 2005, 10:12 PM

Ringtone question

Can you use the real music tones, such as the digital audio tones from Sony Musicbox with the KX1?

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May 27, 2005, 8:08 PM

Picture Messaging?

I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the kyocera soho kx1 could receive picture messages from another phone?
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Nov 28, 2005, 6:35 PM

Predictive Text

I have a friend who has this phone, and they want to know how to change from traditional texting to predicive text. Is it easy to switch back and forth between the two? And what do you need to do to switch back from one to the other. Thanks

Nov 28, 2005, 4:22 PM

Kyocera question?

i was wondering the if you can delete specific incoming and outgoing calls on the SoHo?
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Sep 19, 2005, 4:15 PM

Anyway to disable the side button from turning on Vibrate?

When the phone is closed and you hold the side button down it puts the phone into Vibrate mode. Is there any way to disable this feature?
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Sep 26, 2005, 2:30 PM

I can't figure out how to turn off the annoying do Do DO sound

Confused It happens about every 5 minutes, I have no new messages, no new voicemail, I don't know why it makes this sound, but it makes the sound and lights up the exterior sreen at the same time. very annoying. Please help.

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Jun 29, 2005, 7:11 PM

Just want a basic phone this one all over the map

I am with alltel and want a basic flip phone with external display and speakerphone...that has good reception and decent sound quality.

Reviews of this phone are all over the it and hate it. I have seen it isn't durable to a mom whose 10 year old drops it all the time. From good quality to cheap POS made in Mexico.

What is the story now after it has been around a bit. I cannot believe that Alltel and Verizon would pick up a clunker.

I like the look and less biased (seemingly) reviews tend to rate it well.

Will I be disappointed or happy with a KX1V...again all I do is make and receive calls.
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Mar 23, 2005, 3:52 PM

Oh Nooo..Please don't send this to Verizon!

I'm sorry..the SoHo KX1 is plain and simple a piece of CRAP!

Terrible screen, poor keypad..and no camera??
Where is the value added solution from Kyocera?

Everyone knows that the KX2/KOI is a POS. Verizon can't sell it. If you have the opportunity to check out ebay, the users can't even give it away.

The KX2 was a terrible mistake, and the users are suffering. The battery life is horrible, the keypad is week and screen resolution is just plain poor.

It's just a matter of time before they stamp (made in mexico) on the back.

From the wireless arena..if your in the market for a good phone, then stick to LG, Samsung or Moto..plain and simple. The phones are "rock solid" and are tested to the 10th degree.

KWC is just plain weak...
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Jun 22, 2005, 1:29 PM

Visual Mute indicator

This is a great phone. I can't believe it is missing a visual mute indicator.

Jun 11, 2005, 12:23 PM


With this phone can ou have it closed and styll be able to talk to people on speakerphone?
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Jun 12, 2005, 7:36 PM

Speaker Phone Thoughts

I just got the Kyocera SoHo from Alltel because of the great reviews on Phone Scoop about the speaker phone feature. However, I am kind of disappointed.

I like to clip my phone on my sun visor to use the speaker option but found it hard to hear the speaker well.

Do any of you guys have any thoughts on what the best phone is as far as the speaker option goes?

Apr 24, 2005, 6:12 PM

Does it seem for anyone that the Number 5 Key is down deeper then the other numbers?

I was playing Bomberman on it and i just took notice that the #5 key is down farther then the other number keys by a few millimeters.I am thinking it came like that but I am being paranoid about it.
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May 19, 2005, 9:05 PM

Keyboard Lighting Color?

I recently received a used KX1v (verizon) phone. In addition to some other weirdness, the keypad lights up blue. It seems that other folks refer to theirs as being red. Are their different models or generations with different keypads? Mine is the style that has the outside display going lengthwise (opposite of most brands of phones) if that makes a difference. For what it's worth, the keypad is REALLY blurry when lit up in a dark room. So blurry that it's hard to read the buttons. Also, the Hang Up/Power button doesn't light up at all. Can anyone tell me what color their keypad is, or whether it has given them problems?
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Jun 9, 2005, 4:40 PM

kx1 cost

Does anybody have any idea is to how much the SoHo KX1 will cost if no plans are bought with the phone and i just wanted to use it as a second?
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