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Aug 12, 2005, 10:42 PM


Very Happy

I never could find ne thing on here that would work for my G/F's A890. Well I came across this site. 890/

It works bottom line. They sound just like my VX8100 MP3 ringtones I made.

It takes a little bit more time but they sound so much better then just using a QCP converter.

Just click on ringtones and follow Creating Ringtones for your Samsung A890. Its easy theres even screen shots!

Jul 8, 2005, 11:08 PM

Voice Commands

I'm interested in getting this phone when my I'm up for my NE2 in a couple months. I was wondering how the voice commands work being that there is no speaker phone on this handset. I have a couple questions and any answers would be greatly appreciated:

Can I talk to the phone when I press the voice commands key?

Do I have to put the phone to my ear after speaking the voice commands to the phone or does the phone some how keep it on speaker phone or something like that because I know there is no speaker phone on this phone?

Will the voice commands work with a regular headset plugged in while I am driving?

If anyone knows this: Are the voice commands better on this phone or the N330? I know both phones have the voice command featur...
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Jul 22, 2005, 12:34 PM

I guess I have a question? Anyone even on this forum?

Pretty small forum for one of the evdo phones compared to the 8100 and e815! I got the 8100 last week (waited for a long time) and am REALLY dissapointed with the reception. Had the vx10 for two years and it was great. Girlfriend has 670 and that seems pretty good, just wondering if anyone has 890 and if they have had problems with it. Also can you record custom ringtones like the vx7000 without any kind of hassle. Any help would be appreciated! Smile

Jul 16, 2005, 12:38 PM

SUB LCD / Front screen queeeeestion...!?!?!

I just bought this phone... I may or may not turn it in for the new LG 8100. For now, is there ANY ANY ANY possible way to put a different picture on the sub / front screen, other than the yuuuccckkyyy Preloaded ones there already?... when I go to change the wallpaper for sub LCD, it automatically opens the preloaded folder and gives me no option to choose from my own pics. Thank ya in advance!

Jun 20, 2005, 12:48 PM

Terrible Sound and Reception

I just got an a890 and 2 a670s this weekend.

I am very disapointed so far.
The signal strength is very poor compared to my vx4400.

the reception and voice quality is even worse.

I dont know what everyone is raving about with the reception and signal quality of the a890, but this is really bad.... and i thought the vx4400 was bad.

I cannot belive that the manuf. get away with making such crappy prods.

The outside screen is unreadable when no back light. No way to activate the front screen without opening and closing the phone.

Camera is awful.

If you dont hold the earpiece exactly in the right spot on your ear, you cannot hear anything.


Just for clarification, I am in Northern NJ..... just ou...
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Jun 22, 2005, 1:15 AM

A890 vs other Verizon Phones

Im really interested into switching from verizon but i hate to give up my tmobile samsung E-715, best phone ever! I was looking at this phone and the a670 or even some of the Lg's and Palmphones...

can anyone make a suggestion i'm looking for mp3 compatiblity if possible, txt messaging, and normal phone usage!

thanks Smile

Jun 18, 2005, 9:49 PM

REaly cheap price

You can buy this phone at (best buy's cell phone page) for only 79.99 Laughing Surprised

Jun 10, 2005, 1:37 AM

Newbie Help With Camera

I just got this phone today, I haven't been able to learn how to use all of the features just yet, but I've been trying to use the camera.

QUESTION, is it just my phone, or when u swivel the camera to the outside, does it make everything upside down. How are you taking your pictures, do you turn your phone upside down everytime you wanna take a picture? That has to be one of the dumbest things I've ever heard of, if i swivel the camera inside everything is right side up, but i cant use ethe flash ... is there any way around this or are all of u a890 users just taking ur pics upside everytime?

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Feb 22, 2005, 2:14 PM

Push to Talk?

Does this phone have push to talk?
No speakerphone? Bummer!
Was wondering if anyone knew of any new phones coming out from verizon that have a camera, video, speaker, and push to talk?
I've been waiting forever!
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Apr 27, 2005, 2:50 PM

Chargers compatible with A670/A310 cord??

Will the same charger cables that connected to the A670 and A310 work with this model??
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Jun 4, 2005, 11:35 AM

Assigning a received pix msg to a contact entry?

Is this possible? I get all these great pix messaged to me but then I can no assign them to that persons entry on my contact list. What is the deal with that? Can anyone help?

Jun 4, 2005, 11:23 AM

a890 hacked yet? Need Ringtones

This phone is awesome but Verizon sucks is my conclusion. They have blocked all ringtones from being set as ringers when someone calls. It sucks. Verizon sucks. They want to make you buy ****ty ringtones from GetItNow. I don't want their ringtone, I want my own custom tones!

Has anyone figured out a hack for this yet?

Jun 2, 2005, 7:20 PM

Express Network connection and data cable

I have an a670 now and I am generally pleased with it but I am adding a new line and figure I might want to give this phone a try. Right now I use my data cable to connect to the verizon Express Network that hits speeds of about 240 KB/s and only takes minutes away. Does the a890 work with this same cables as the a670, can I use the phone as a modem and only have minutes deduct, and is the connection faster with EV-DO or will it be the same 240KB/s?

May 17, 2005, 3:15 PM


Alright guys, I need your help. I have been using my old v60c as a replacement for my a670 that I lost. The v60's antennae broke today, and VZW cannot fix it. I am in desperate need of a new phone. I am strongly considering getting the samsung a890 tonight, because I don't think I can wait for the e815. Any suggestions? I know you guys do. Thanks.

May 17, 2005, 1:47 PM

What are they thinking?

Ok, so we have a really expensive V-Cast phone with a megapixel camera (not sure how useful due to limited connectivity options). There is no bluetooth to transfer the images to a pc. There is no memory card option to hold the unavoidably larger pictures that a megapixel phone brings with it and with only 4mb of onboard memory it is going to frustrate many customers. I wonder why samsung has been avoiding bluetooth and memory cards. They still don't have one phone with those options that I can think of when those features are standard on other high end phones of the same price range. Does anyone know why?

May 12, 2005, 1:56 PM

Does this phone have real tones?

Well, does anybody know? Rolling Eyes Wink Confused
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Mar 21, 2005, 9:03 AM

This camera SUCKS!

What's with the bluish tint in all my pictures? Also, how come when I take a picture, it comes out all faded looking? It doesn't look like that just before I take the picture. I had the a670 before this phone and the camera was awesome.

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Apr 28, 2005, 2:04 PM


why is it when I am ready to take a picture the quality looks good and after I take it the picture looks faded and not so good? Thanks for the help.

Mar 5, 2005, 8:55 PM

Mp3 ringtones

Can u send Mp3 ringtones to the phone like you can with the LG 7000/8000?
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