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Jun 27, 2008, 7:18 AM

questions about the helio hero cell phone

ok, about a week ago i bought a helio hero slider on ebay. it has been flashed for cricket service. i got it activated,it calls and texts just fine, but it wont send picture messages, or get on the internet.

is there anythuing i can do? i have pic.s and internet on my plan. do i need to get the phone flashed again? i know the guy at the cricket store said it may have problems like this. i just need to know are they permament? or can they be resolved?

any help would be appreciated.


Dec 5, 2006, 9:19 PM


I dont know what the deal is but my favorite secret site (it aint a secret nomore lol) will not work with my phone (Helio Hero)....ive tried everything and there is jus no way to get ringtones on the phone besides actually puying them from there a loop hole somewhere or does anybody know anything about gettin ringers on the phone?.... i think that media mover or the sync thing might be able to not sure tho

Dec 2, 2006, 6:25 PM


They say this phone has GPS. Where the heck is it?

Oct 9, 2006, 11:44 AM

I like the phones, but i hate..

the sprint network. It is my opinion that Verizon has the best network, followed closely by Cingular, then a distant sprint. I like Cingular's phones better, and because the difference in Network is hardly noticable, yet Cingular's phones are sooo much better than Verizon's, i would pick Cing. Over verizon anyday.. The reason why this is is the Helio forum is because im deciding where to draw the line. I like these 2 phones better than any of cingular's, but i really dont like the network of sprint. Any opinions on the matteR?

Sep 28, 2006, 1:19 PM


was wondering if it works well in michigan? if so, what areas and things like that. how's the overall performance of the phone too? thanks much!
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Sep 12, 2006, 10:38 PM

Does it have a ???

does it have a sim card so i can just buy it then like put my sim in it ???
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Aug 18, 2006, 2:10 PM

Does anyone have this thing yet?

Just wondering if anyone even has this phone yet and if there are people that do why are there no reviews on it?!

i like the phone alot and am seriously concidering it but i dont want to be the Guinea Pig... atleast with MY money... =)

Jul 26, 2006, 1:06 PM

Get discounts on Helio through your employer!

Call 310.806.0579 to see if your company is signed up and you qualify.

Jun 18, 2006, 10:57 PM
over in the "3GSM 2006" discussion:

Stereo BT on the nokia 6131?

at the bottom of the page it says

"Although Nokia considers it mid-range, the 6131 is fairly feature-packed, including quad-band GSM, EDGE, stereo Bluetooth, a megapixel camera, and a microSD card slot."

but that is the only place i see that says it has stereo bluetooth. can anyone confirm that it does?


May 2, 2006, 7:51 PM

so helio is lookin pretty tight

So i been keepin an eye on the helio thing and it seems kool like the hero fone (slider fan Wink ). i would like to hear some feed bak from anyone with this fone.

The features look pretty tight but i would love to see the fone in person.

For all the ppl that want krn fones look at helio for it, bc one of the largest krn carriers is bakin up helio.
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Invader J

Jun 15, 2006, 7:14 PM
over in the "Helio Hero Video Tour" discussion:

Thoughts after having both...

Picked up a Hero today so that I could hand down my Kickflip. The Hero is definitely the power-user handset. It played any video I threw at it (1000kbps encoding, etc) which was pretty impressive, as the Kickflip can really only play files encoded with the Media Mover software (which is 64kbps and QCIF size, IIRC).

Additionally, photos are stored as JPEGS instead of the strange "database"-like format that the Kickflip uses.

Overall the Hero is pretty kickass - great speakers, better audio player (it actually pumps out some solid volume through headphones), faster interface, faster browser, etc.

The ONLY shortcomings, and these apply to both handsets, are:

- Doesn't seem like you can set an MP3 ringtone. This is really bad on the ...

Jun 15, 2006, 12:06 PM
over in the "Helio Hero Video Tour" discussion:

i love that phone but its too expensive

i like this Helio phones and services but only bad thing is its too damn expensive... i know it comes with all the data and stuff but still i think its too expensive... well i don't know maybe i'm complaining too much but i like those phones though.. real nice.. i wish Verizon can come up something like those...

May 15, 2006, 9:33 AM
over in the "CTIA 2006" discussion:

VX8300 Manual Up...


Apr 28, 2006, 2:23 PM

who's the carrier??

anybody know?
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May 1, 2006, 1:03 PM


Will Helio be offering any pre-paid options?
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Apr 28, 2006, 4:16 PM


i read a few months ago on phone schoop that this phone had something ot do with myspace,..does it?
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Invader J

Apr 7, 2006, 9:58 AM
over in the "CTIA 2006" discussion:

ZOMFG can't wait for Helio...

Look at the interface! It's so... clean... and efficient... look how many fields they fit on that QVGA screen - my Samsung with the same resolution only fits 3 or 4... wow... just wow. Bout time someone gave us something that could even slightly compete with Japanese and South Korean carriers.
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Apr 10, 2006, 8:19 PM
over in the "CTIA 2006" discussion:


Here is what I find interesting.
The FCC site shows that the VX8300 was submitted on 03/03/06 and the VX8400 was submitted on 11/18/05.
However, there is no mention of the VX8400 from CITA.

The FCC site says the External Test Photos for the VX8300 will be up available on 10/14/06, and the External Test Photos for the VX8400 on 05/17/06. » »
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Apr 10, 2006, 1:54 PM
over in the "CTIA 2006" discussion:

To Rich or Eric

Did you guys notice how CTIA has become more insignificant? There seems like there were less attendance, the venue seemed smaller and not many things were announced this years as was last year.

There was less hype. It was almost quiet.

I was wondering if you felt that and if you think that this is a hiccup for 2006 or an ongoing trend?
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Apr 11, 2006, 6:12 PM
over in the "CTIA 2006" discussion:

Future Helio Handsets (Samsung?)

Helio did mention they had a Samsung handset comming out in the fall after the initial push with a design that has "already been successfull" or something to that liking.

Are we supposed to start thinking SLIM A900 with more features here?
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