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trido

Apr 24, 2005, 8:39 AM

890 cant receive any pix messages

I cant not receive any pix from my moto 710 to my Samsnung 890/

I cant send them out to 710 and also to any email, but is therer any trick to receiver an incomg pix?

thanks

trido
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eazyeddie44

Apr 22, 2005, 2:30 PM

Battery Life

Is anyone having a problem with battery life? I use the phone for like 20 minutes and one bar from the battery is missing already. Is anyone else having this problem? Please help.
i_am_brian

Feb 24, 2005, 5:51 PM

i need help and i dont know which to get?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?

I need help deciding on the LG VX-8000 and the Samsung SCH-a890. Hopefully I can get some unbiased opinions that just say get this because it's better. I need some information that explains why the phone is better than the other. I would be using my phone mostly for personal calls, text messaging, and picture taking.
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moru11

Feb 12, 2005, 12:53 PM

Free transfer of ringtones?

i downloaded a midi ringer from brewbackups & sent it to my samsung 890 using the email method to vzwpix. the transfer works fine - the midi file is in my phone, i can hear it play, and it's saved in "my sounds" but when i try to set it as a ringtone it gives me the msg "cannot assign non-drm content as ringer." is it the midi file that's the prob? or is it the samsung? or something else? i hear that the lg vx8000 and audiovox 8940 can set the ringtones, so what's up w/the samsung?
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december

Mar 14, 2005, 1:23 PM

phone on Miss April

Check out the April 2005 issue of Playboy. Miss April has the Samsung A-890 in her little green bag. Wow! That makes me want to go out get this HOT phone now!!

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hchoi1978

Mar 14, 2005, 9:15 AM

Poor speaker quality, VOLUME TOO LOW!

Does anyone know how I can go about increasing the speaker volume beyond the 5 setting? I can hardly hear anyone talking on this thing. At first I thought it was my handset so I exchanged it. But I found that they are all like this. This is especially disappointing b/c my previous phone was the a670 and the volume on that was great.
carfanatic2

Mar 3, 2005, 10:33 AM

camera setting

First off, I do not hown the 890 but I do own the 670. I have been to the Verizon stores so many times now that i know these phones. When using the camera on the 890, how are you supposed to take a picture of yourself with the flash. Since you can not take a picture of yourself with the flip closed, how is this supposed to work? Overall, i think this new phone is awesome. I've never had a problem with my 670.
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Tmike

Feb 25, 2005, 10:30 PM

Problems connecting to Verizon's Data Services....

Have had the phone for several weeks now. Seems like a great phone so far except for one problem. I've had to take it back to Verizon several times because it won't connect to the Mobile Web or the Get It Now. Verizon techs fix the problem while I'm in the store but it continually had the same problems when I get home. Sometimes immediately, sometimes a week later. Anybody else have the same problem? Thanks in advance.
beaqon

Feb 25, 2005, 12:57 PM

No e-mail support?

Is there really no e-mail support on this phone?
Tmike

Feb 24, 2005, 8:04 PM

Changing Text Message Tones????

Changing ring tones on this phone is easy but I have yet to figure out how to change the incoming text message tone. Does anybody know how to do this?
hobbes011

Feb 16, 2005, 2:00 PM

Maximizing Battery Life for Samsung SCH-A890

Just got one of these phones for my Mom (for video messaging videos of new grandchild). I picked this one over the LG because she's always had a Samsung phone, and the interface seemed simpler than the LG's.

The reception at her house can be a bit spotty at times (but works great everywhere else), and I'm assuming this may be causing her battery to drain a bit faster (her fully charged battery was almost dead over just 1 night and this site shows standby times up to 336 hours or 14 days!) I know keeping the phone in the charger is the best bet, but she tends to forget until the battery is almost dead.

My Question:
Can anyone who has this phone, recommend optimal phone settings that would help MAXIMIZE the battery life? (ie. I read s...
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theatermax

Feb 6, 2005, 2:38 AM

Best of the new EVDO/Vcast Phones - Samsung rocks !

Okay here we go..

I am certainly a power user. I have owned every pohne on the Verizon Network and spent my career with AT&T in Network Design. Does that make me an Expert ? Not sure, but I know my stuff !

I bought the LG8000 and the 890 to test both.

The 890 is awesome !

The Audiovox 8940 is a disaster. The first thing you must look at in a phone is simply the Voice Quality. The D/A convertors in the Audiovox which are the little devices that convert your voice to digital and back are horrible. The voice quality on the 8940 is almost unusable. People who are used to having low quality conversation might be okay with it but if you have owned a samsung you know what good voice quality is.
Also the 8940 speakerphone is horribly lo...
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moru11

Feb 7, 2005, 10:29 PM

External LCD light?

I've been testing out the new Samsung 890 & so far so good. 1 issue I have is the external LCD screen. It's very difficult to see unless the backlight is on, and I don't know/can't find a way to keep the backlight on all the time. Is there a setting to keep the external LCD on? I thought the manual said to turn off powersave and I did, but it still didn't work. Help me out, if you know. Thanks.
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jimspobox

Jan 28, 2005, 4:44 PM

The phones are in the stores! A REVIEW of the 890, 8000 & 8940!

Yes, the stores now have both the 890 and the 8000 in stock. Some have the 8940 too. None are on display yet, but if you have a friend on the staff, he may pull them out from behind the counter and let you see them.

The Audiovox 8940 is in route and should be in hopefully at the same time they launch all three phones on Feb 1.

How do they compare? Rolling Eyes

Don't get hung up on which one has a better camera and base it only on megapixels. There is more to a good camera than pixel count.

The 8000 has a bright and large screen. The pictures, both indoors and outdoors have better color and saturation and generally look better than the 890. But the 8000 is HUGE!! No, it will NOT be comfortable in a pants pocket. The 8000 is one of th...
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JIMBROWSKI

Feb 11, 2005, 4:32 PM

TRANSFERING PC VIDS TO PHONE VIA CABLE

Does anyone know how to transfer your own avi or mpeg video files to your phone via email or usb cable? We know now that we can disguise mp3s as midi files but i would like to get some of my own video crap in the phone as well. I have the 8940 and any news from this forum would probably be helpful.
Testofan

Feb 5, 2005, 8:08 PM

Does the Samsung SCH-A890 have External Picture Caller ID?

Please someone answer this for me, its the only thing stoping me from getting this phone, i love the size and style and who needs a speakerphone like on the lg 8000 but the lg does have the external pic id and i cant find out if the samsung A890 does so please someone tell me if you know. PLEASE!!!!
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shveckle

Feb 5, 2005, 11:02 PM

Why has no one gotten this phone?

If someone has it, how is it?
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theatermax

Feb 6, 2005, 2:37 AM

Best of the 3 mini review !

Okay here we go..

I am certainly a power user. I have owned every pohne on the Verizon Network and spent my career with AT&T in Network Design. Does that make me an Expert ? Not sure, but I know my stuff !

I bought the LG8000 and the 890 to test both.

The 890 is awesome !

The Audiovox 8940 is a disaster. The first thing you must look at in a phone is simply the Voice Quality. The D/A convertors in the Audiovox which are the little devices that convert your voice to digital and back are horrible. The voice quality on the 8940 is almost unusable. People who are used to having low quality conversation might be okay with it but if you have owned a samsung you know what good voice quality is.
Also the 8940 speakerphone is horribly lo...
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ALAOLACOLA

Feb 6, 2005, 3:04 AM

PC Magazine Review 2/1/05: 3 out 5 = "Good"

Testofan

Feb 4, 2005, 9:11 PM

Does the A890 Picture ID show on the front display

I like many others are debating purchasing of the 3 new verizon phones. i just read the audiovox 8940 picture id does not display on the outside screen of phone so i have decided not to bother. The Lg vx 8000 shows the picture on the inside and out side screen when the phone rings but the phone seems very large for me and it doesnt have the new voice recognition technology so i have decided on the samsung A890. I know the new samsung A890 has picture ID but can anyone out there tell me if when the phone rings the Picture ID displays on the outside screen as well as the internal screen? Thanks for the help...
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