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deejal

Jul 11, 2006, 1:21 AM

Easy way to extend battery life

Easy way to extend battery life on the standard battery is to simply turn off the locator. The locator is not needed and serves no purpose unless you get lost you can call 411 and get directions. Other than that, the locator has no purpose for Sprint. For those of you that live in E911 areas, the E911 dispatch will STILL be able to see your location with the phone locator turned off. I turned mine off months ago and my battery lasts about 3 or 4 days with normal talk time.

To turn off the locator:

MENU
SETTINGS
OTHER
LOCATION
Then just turn it off.

I know everybody complains about battery life but it has been stated on the professional reviews that battery life shouldn't be relied upon the bars. The one review even said tha...
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firefox111

Sep 3, 2006, 8:54 PM

Assigning shortcut to navigation key - How?

On Section 2A of the A900 user guide, it describes the Navigation Key. AND it says that the "Keys can be reassigned to create customized shortcuts." BUT I cannot find (or maybe I'm missing it), anywhere in the user guide a section on the procedure on how to assign a shortcut to the Navigation key.

Anyone know what page it is? Thanks.

What I want to do is create a shortcut to the Bluetooth On/Off. I want to replace the Down button for shortcut to Bluetooth On/Off. I only want to turn on my BT when I want to use my headset. This is for Ease-of-use.

Thanks in advance.
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SupermanBIH

Sep 4, 2006, 7:46 PM

A small thing that bothers me about this phone...

Is the font used when texting... The letters are big and "i" seems to take up as much space as "m"...

There's no way to change the font (in text messages), is there?
IHeartSprint

Aug 1, 2006, 4:02 PM

ACE???

When did it change from the Blade to the Ace???
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dino2359

Dec 27, 2005, 10:51 PM

help with music

how do I get songs onto the 900? i've downloaded the drivers but whenever I try to play something i've just downloaded it says it is unsupported. Can I use my itunes library? If so,how? Thanks guys!
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GatewayJen

Apr 17, 2006, 9:33 AM

URGENT - Need a Quick Response RE: Total Call Time

How do you find out how much TOTAL CALL TIME you've already used on your Samsung Blade? I've been through all the menus and can't figure this one out. If anyone can respond to this one TODAY, it would be greatly appreciated.
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SprintGeek

Jun 22, 2006, 11:16 PM

Text Messaging

When Im on the phone wit someone and i try to send or respond to a text the person on the phone can here me textin... sounds like im dialing numbers... does anyone know how to turn this off?
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Andrew_30

Aug 26, 2006, 10:25 PM

Help! My phone is malfunctioned according to the computer

Crying or Very sad it says that windows does not recognize the device and is malfunctioned...ive uninstalled and installed the driver but it still doesnt work..whats wrong?
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oh dear

Aug 13, 2006, 9:46 PM

Oh please help! Mp3? how many?

Ok, just got my a900 today...
I tried to load on mp3's and was only able to load on 9... Crying or Very sad
Can it fit more?
If not, I'm going to return it... nice phone, but not worth it if it can't hold more than 9 songs... Sad
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Contra512

Aug 22, 2006, 4:03 PM

Bluetooth woes.... Plz Help!

Okay... here it goes..

I purchased the Plantronics 320. Did not mate well at all. It was a complete bust. Too scratchy, too uncomfortable. I did like the inner ear design though. $40 flush

Then I bought the Logitech® Mobile Traveller™ Headset. Was looking forward to the designed noise cancellation boom. The boom was a bust. Still did not work well. Very staticy $60 flush.

Ok.. I bought the Motorola HS700. I liked the item. The fit, the sound quality and the best part of it was how it had no static even from 20 feet away. NO STATIC. I liked the way it turned off when it closed BUT.... damnit... It had a hell of an echo on the other end. Everyone complained of the horrid echo. No static on my end, horrid echo on others...
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labbats

Aug 20, 2006, 8:29 AM

A900 alarm

My old phone had a feature where you could turn it off, and it would turn itself on and set off the alarm.

The A900 won't do that, nor will it set off the alarm in airplane mode.

I don't want to leave the phone on when I'm sleeping and get woken up by a phone call. Any suggestions?
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caligto

Aug 25, 2006, 7:48 PM

Text messages with links?

For some reason when I receive a text message with a link to a website, it doesnt recognize it as a link. how can i fix that?
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Maciej

Aug 19, 2006, 1:03 PM

Bluetooth toubles

Hi there,
I just got my Samsung 900, and when i attempt to transfer files from my computer using bluetooth it fails me. When i go to send an mp3 files from my computer to my phone, i get this message
"The target device claims it will not accept a file of the type you are trying to send."
Then it gives me the option to cancel or send anyways, so of course i click send anyways, and the message i get is as follows:
"File transfer failed:not supported"
What does this mean, how can i get around this, please help, thanks
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Odiedog6

Aug 22, 2006, 1:03 AM

Text Messaging While Roaming

Does anyone else have trouble receiving messages while in roam mode? Messages send out immediately when roaming, but messages from other users are not received unless in the Sprint PCS coverage area. Is there any way to receive text while roaming? Thanks.
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pizle

Feb 28, 2006, 8:48 PM

Few questions...

In addition to being technologically awful, I can't seem to find my A900 manual and I had a coupke of questions.

One: How do I get the sub-LCD screen to stay on all the time? It stays on for a little bit then cuts off until I hit one of the buttons on the phone...

Two: As far as the mp3 player, can I put songs from my comp onto the phone or do I have to download all music from the sprint music store (which I can't connect to for some reason)? And then how do I set these songs as ringers?

Thanks so much in advance...

JP
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quietstorm30

Apr 18, 2006, 10:35 AM

Sending pictures Need help

When I try to send a picture to a friend that has Cingular the receiver gets a message stating that the file is too big. Am I doing something wrong or is there a way that I can send the picture so that other non-sprint subscribers can receive it? I am sending the pictures from my album. Please help. THX
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tonytag68

Jun 28, 2006, 10:32 PM

help a900

ok trying to figure out how to get mp3 into my phone i installed the driver drop an mp3 into the media folder then when i try to play it the phone says unsupported format and wont play the song is there a sync program i need or what am i doing wrong thanks
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silkworm87

Aug 21, 2006, 3:30 PM

How to set up FTP with Bluetooth?

I just got the A900 over the weekend... I am a Bluetooth first timer... I am trying to connect the phone to my laptop via BT. I was able to pair the 2 devices, but only via DUN. I am not sure I can transfer files this way... The A900 manual* is horrible when decribing BT. On page 163 it describes the different profiles in BT (such as FTP), but does not explain how to set it up.

I will appreciate any help out there!

*www.samsungtelecom.com/pdf/a900.pdf
SUGARCANE

Jan 4, 2006, 9:12 PM

Damsel in distress....

So I just purchased this phone and I am excited like a little girl in a candy store! I am trying to do a couple of things, they are:
1. I sent a picture to my phone from using the usb and cannot do anything with the picture. I am trying to put it as a contact, screensaver something, how do I do this?

2. Ringtones...Yes, ringtones...how do I upload the music from my computer unto my phone and apply them as rigntones w/o speanding money? I am a grad student and I am broke. I bought the expensive phone and that is enough. lol

3. How do I upload the new software? I think I did do it, but when I play with the phone, the phone moves slower, which is definitely weird.

4. How do you upload music from your computer unto your phone to listen...
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yonni

Aug 20, 2006, 10:27 PM

A900 review forum.

I posted my review on this site:

http://www.phonearena.com/htmls/phone_reviews.php?id ... »

I was hoping someone might be able to offer a solution to my down sides listed:

-holds about 6 songs max...
-without sprint PCS internet, you lose functionality of everything. you cant play MP3s, games, or even download upgrades, etc.
-headphone jack is too small for any every-day headphone.
-I have yet to find a way to upload my own ring tones via blue tooth or usb cord (if you know of a way plz contact me!!)
-When i go to place a call, and recieve a call at the exact same momemnt (doesnt happen all that often) The phone freezes up, It wont let you call nor answer the incomming call. they NEED a firmware update for this.
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