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Dec 26, 2005, 10:38 PM

i870 Firmware Update now visible at Motorola iDEN Website

NOTE: This message also applies if you are, or know someone who's an i860 user.

You definitely should check the phone's software version regularly by hitting Pound, Star, Menu, and Right at the Ready Screen. Check your i870's software version. If it's earlier than R5B.00.04, I strongly urge you to go to oftware/html/firmware_utility.html to download the R5B.00.04 Firmware Update.

Again, the version as of today is R5B.00.04 for i870, whether Nextel or Southern Linc. i860 users are encouraged to update their phone's firmware as well, since a newer version of the firmware is also available for the i860.

Tell me what you think. Be sure you update the firmware if you own an i870.
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Mar 9, 2006, 7:56 PM

problems transfering videos/mp3's from my computer to my phone

Hello all. For some reason, I can't transfer music or videos from my computer onto my phone. I downloaded what I had to download when I bought my phone and when I put the memory card into the computer, it looks as if it is transfering the music onto the memory card but when i put the memory card back into the phone, there is no music on it. I also have no idea how to transfer videos from my computer onto my phone! Can someone please e-mail me at because I am totally lost and I hate this phone right now!

Feb 21, 2006, 1:02 PM

can't download anything!!!

I just got this phone and i like evarything on it but it won't let me download anything from the web, i try to get ringers in all formats and the phone will not accept any of them. I tried peoples advice and made my own ringers by converting and using an uploader that i'v used for years and downlading the same ringers but nothing has worked so far, can someone please help me!!!
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Feb 15, 2006, 8:53 PM

Nextel i870

When i put my sd card into my phone with the video already on and go to media center it doesn't show up. what to do?
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Feb 16, 2006, 5:02 PM

music not converting

i go into roxio and try to convert songs from a cd i made especially for this.. i try to insert the tracks i want into my f:\audio drive.. but its screwing with my head.. at first i would try to add them.. it would be about to start then the song would just say complete without doing anything.. the files wouldnt move to my memory card.. now anytime i try and even click on my f drive to get to audio and add tracks it says.. insert disc to drive f.. do i need another part? do i need to click something somewhere? please help
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Feb 12, 2006, 8:34 PM

viewing attachments in a text message?

my friend is trying to send me a jpg in a text message. i can see the name of the attachment, but i cant figure out how to view it. any ideas?

also, is there a way to make an mp3 a ringtone?

Feb 2, 2006, 10:31 PM

HELP!!! Computer to Memory Card

I love this phone, when I put pictures on the memory card they show on the phone but can't assign to people in my phonebook. What file size does the picture need to be to assign in the phone book?
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Feb 3, 2006, 5:22 AM

CNet review

Howdy! I find it on CNet, check it out: »


Nov 11, 2005, 7:41 PM

Bluetooth Modem

Confused Does anybody know how to use the i870 as a bluetooth modem??? I have a Sony Clie ux-50 and want to use the i870 to get on the net. I could do it with the v815.
3 replies

Jan 17, 2006, 4:59 AM

adding song that arent on a cd, or from itunes???

how do i add songs that i got saved in itunes to my phone? i no how to do it if it is a cd, but i got some songs that are not on cd.

Nov 22, 2005, 2:42 PM

trouble with mp3

Im having trouble getting the roxio to work, the drag and drop icon is on the desktop, but it wants to write to my D: drive, which is my burner and not the media card. Is there any other way to add music to the media card?
3 replies

Jan 10, 2006, 8:53 PM


Anybody know what kind and where I can get headphones for the 870. all's I want to do is listen to my MP3's. I know its not a regular 1/8 inch jack...
1 reply

Jan 12, 2006, 7:08 PM

MP3 Player Pausing Problem

I'll be listening to music and all of a sudden it will stop and when i look at the screen the song will be paused. When I push play to start it again it will constantly switch from pause to play back and forth really fast. I find i have to take the card out and reset it. Anyone have this problem too?

Jan 9, 2006, 12:46 AM

MP3's don't work

I have the 512mb micro sd card and when I put 46 songs on it all formated the same, and only 12 worked might anyone know why. Any help will be apreciated.
2 replies

Nov 24, 2005, 12:47 AM

How to delete "Nextel" text in the display


I was wondering if there is any way I can change the text that's on top of the date.

It says "Nextel" and I would like to delete that or change t to something else if possible.

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Jan 10, 2006, 7:45 PM

Nextel11, I bought my i870 to tether....

nextel told me initially this was possible, but now tell me it isnt. Can you give me any imput. Otherwise I am going to return it. Thanks.... Crying or Very sad

Jan 8, 2006, 12:36 PM

Speed Dial 'Private'??

Does anyone know of a way to Speed Dial a Private number? (i.e. a PTT number?)

Jan 6, 2006, 3:19 PM

HT820 Stereo Headset

I just got the new HT820 stereo headset from Motorola. I can use it as a hands-free headset for phone calls but cannot get the Mp3's to play via Bluetooth. Does anyone know how to make this work?

Jan 4, 2006, 5:27 PM

IM Notification?

Is it possible to get notified on this phone with Nextel to get notified if someone IMs you?


Dec 18, 2005, 3:02 PM

transferring songs to listen on the phone

anyone do this? how easy is it?
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