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i am the all knowing CENTRO-teric one...

MetalFace

Mar 10, 2008, 5:54 PM
any questions and concerns, please feel free to hit me up, and i will share my vast unparalell knowledge of such...
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BigShowJB

Mar 12, 2008, 10:50 AM
does the centro work with Exchange server accounts?
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MetalFace

Mar 17, 2008, 3:23 PM
but not all of them, i do beleive
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kami5201

Mar 14, 2008, 10:53 AM
Ok all knowing one, how do I set my phone to the sprint network only, no roaming. I was able to do it easy with my other phones. This one, can't seem to figure it out. Thanks!
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MetalFace

Mar 17, 2008, 3:22 PM
from the home page(the phone screen), press the menu button(the last button on the bottom row on you qwerty). select roaming prefrences. change it to 'home network only'. problem solved!
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kami5201

Mar 17, 2008, 3:31 PM
Very Happy Thanks!!!
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elvis1959

Mar 21, 2008, 10:34 PM
How can Opera Mini or Opera Mobile be used with the Centro? It's my understanding that Java is hard to find for Palm and that the Opera browsers are unstable on Palm.
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MetalFace

Mar 22, 2008, 12:46 PM
the Blazer is by far more advanced when it comes to browsers. its so fast and responsive. why would you wanna change it anyway. if it aint broke, dont fix it. Opera is just an excuse nowadays. this is a solid phone and browser fresh out the box.
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elvis1959

Mar 22, 2008, 3:22 PM
As far as I know, Blazer works best with WAP sites. It does not render HTML pages as you would view them with a desktop browser. Opera Mini does.
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MetalFace

Mar 24, 2008, 3:38 PM
Blazer converts HTML sites for optimal viewing on the Centro. if you download the upgraded media player, you can actually go to ANY website and view any type of media. even windows formats. you can also change your settings on the phone to see the WHOLE website exactly how it is at a real computer, or you can view it in optimal form so you see it in a shrunk down fashion. Blazer has Oprea Mini beat by all means...
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scoobychick918

Mar 23, 2008, 9:00 PM
ok so centro-teric one... is there a way to give each person in my contacts list a different ringer without filing them all in different categories?
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MetalFace

Mar 24, 2008, 3:39 PM
go to a contact, got to edit, go down to ringtone, pick your ringtone for that contact, and shabam, you in there like swim wear...
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MetalFace

Mar 24, 2008, 3:40 PM
as far as price, user freindly-ness, and accessibility. if you customize everything like i do, this phone is perfect. PERFECT. im telling you...
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hindukid8

Mar 25, 2008, 4:14 PM
what is this and how do i install it??? i'm trying to play breakout from that palm freeware site? also wmv files that stream always give me a "insufficient bandwith" does tcpmp help this and is there any way to get this free anymore? also, is there anyway to re-order the "all" applications screen??? thank you so much for your help! Shocked
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MetalFace

Mar 26, 2008, 4:13 PM
a wise man once said, 'you get what you pay for'...


wmv files will always give you a problem. insuffecient bandwith, or invalid media type, or media not supported. you need the kimono player 4.6 or something like that. not only does it let you play ALL wmv files. audio and video. plus, it comes with mad free internet radio stations and a gang of other sh*t.

tcpmp is some bullsh*t. if you really wanna just beat the system, go to 'www.tinytube.net'. its awesome. they pull videos from like 13-14 diffrent websites and format all the videos for play on a cell phone. its PERFECT for the centro. they got myspace, youtube, and all kinda videos. they even got porn. but you gotta go to advanced search for that. only other way around it is buy ...
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arrynyo

Oct 27, 2008, 2:16 PM
sweet
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soulsharborax

Mar 26, 2008, 12:51 PM
word up
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adamsmiley

Mar 30, 2008, 4:03 PM
I have a hard time hearing when I use the phone. I turn volume up all the way and still have a hard time hearing well does anyone know of a update that could fix this or some other way to make it louder.
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rageddyandy321

Apr 9, 2008, 1:03 PM
What is the meaning of life? Just kidding did you mention the questions had to be about the phone? I have a bluetooth wireless stereo headphone but cannot add to trusted devices list. It recognizes the device, I enter passcode and get bluetooth security message "unable to add to trusted devices list". Sprint may have wireless stereo profiles disabled. What can you tell me about this?
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pdeb80

Apr 9, 2008, 3:13 PM
You have to download Softick Audio Gateway. I forgot where I downloaded it from. Look on the site EverythingCentro.com or Treonauts.com there is a link in one of those sites.
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rageddyandy321

Apr 9, 2008, 7:15 PM
Thanks, I'll give it a try.
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rageddyandy321

Apr 9, 2008, 7:28 PM
I downloaded the software but I still get the message "unable to add HS879 to your trusted device list" I think this model may not be compatible with the Centro. It is bluesonic. thanks for the info. though.
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pdeb80

Apr 9, 2008, 8:43 PM
I have the Jabra BT8040 and it works just great.
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benz3003

Apr 11, 2008, 5:54 PM
Hello, im really hoping you can help me out. I have the centro and have been trying to get phone as modem to work with no success. I thought it was my laptop and tried others, still doesnt work. I keep gettin error 678. Is there anything i should be doing on the phone? the manual says to just plug it in nd hit go on the sprint program on the laptop. Tech support sucks.. spent 2 hours with them then they gave me the classic "we r gona provision your phone, wait 4 hours" and hung up. Please help!!!
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astx813

Apr 17, 2008, 5:27 PM
What's the deal with their pseudo-MMS, PictureMail. It completely screws things up with services like Mosio, among others. Plus when I try to send pics to friends without web capable phones, they can't view 'em. Is there any way I can just send a normal MMS like every other phone company?
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ElTriste

Apr 29, 2008, 7:23 PM
Why with the LJP emulator, the snes doesn't work correctly? is it a processor issue? (with the palm) or an emulation issue?
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rok9900

May 17, 2008, 10:19 PM
I got an email with a picture as an attachment. I can't seem to save it to the phone or the card. Is it even possible?
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DiamondPro

Nov 2, 2008, 9:42 PM
Yes simply open the email click the link and it will begin retrieving the document. Once its done will prompt you if you want to save to pics and videos. Category allows you specify if you want to save to card or phone and in what folder type.
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smcrum

Sep 24, 2008, 10:06 AM
My phone is vibrating for no apparant reason. I was wondering if you knew what was causing this or how it could be fixed.

PLEASE help!!
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DiamondPro

Nov 2, 2008, 9:47 PM
This simply means you received and email. The email client defaults to vibrate. To add an alert or flash led indicator. Go to Settings, then preferences, alerts and make any changes you like for incoming notifications.
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saavykim

Oct 9, 2008, 2:46 PM
I just have one burning question! Can I set the phone so when I receive an incoming call, it does not interrupt songs playing (ie from a playlist). I want to be able to use the phone for music that is being output to speakers. Then when the playlist ends or I get near the phone, it will show the calls or texts that I missed.
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DiamondPro

Nov 2, 2008, 10:01 PM
Nope sorry. Option in player for everything but this would be nice tho. The only thing you can do is turn your phone off so incoming calls don't come in until your playlist is over.
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pretsel99

Nov 8, 2008, 4:15 PM
flight mode prevents incoming calls, but also disables bluetooth. so the music will only play if the speakers are connected by a cable..
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SunYam

Oct 14, 2008, 12:41 AM
Which email program is better... The Verizon Wireless Sync the the VersaMail? Trying to figure out which to use before installing stuff I don't need.
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DiamondPro

Nov 2, 2008, 9:36 PM
Usually the carrier email is better. I have the Sprint version. Versamail is kinda basic and to receive messages you have to do so manually. Sprint mobile email is more user friendly and the interface is more like a real email. It even displays battery life and call signal. Viewing attachments and adding email clients is easier as well. You can even auto receive emails, and fetch 300 emails per email account and store them unlimited. Also includes bluetooth indicator, time, and file manager.
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muritzuh

Oct 21, 2008, 5:33 PM
sais it cant find a device and i have the other phone right next to me Sad
please helpSad
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DiamondPro

Nov 2, 2008, 9:18 PM
Go to preferences and check to see if beam receive is off. This is usually why incoming beams dont work.
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black16

Nov 6, 2008, 5:44 PM
My wife recently got a Centro on ebay. I downloaded and installed the firmware upgrade. I also set up her gmail account through Sprint Mobile App.

She wanted to wait until she got to work to transfer contacts from Outlook. She came home and I noticed she had been screwing with it and now she has gmail through Versa Mail AND the one through Sprint Mobile. I couldn't figure out how to delete the Versa account on the phone, so I deleted the Sprint Mobile one so there wouldn't be a possible conflict through the gmail system. Versa Mail is crappy and I'm ticked b/c she set it up (unknowingly).

Can she use Outlook to sync contacts without setting up Versa and continue using sprint's email?

Also, how in the bloody hell do you delete...
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DiamondPro

Nov 7, 2008, 8:47 PM
Hmmm Outlook I personally dont use outlook to sync contacts cant help you there, nomally I just beam my contacts from my previous phone over to the new one and vice versa. The palm software also sync's your contacts in seconds and keeps an archive of all the contacts you delete from your phone on your computer as a back up. To delete the gmail for versa all you need to do is open versa/ then hit the menu option next to alt on the keypad/ go over to accounts tab/ then down to account setup/ select the account/ then hit delete. But you can have both Versa and Sprint mobile setup and it wont cause any conflict with your email although Sprint's is a much better email client. Cool
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a_coulter88

Nov 7, 2008, 9:33 PM
what causes the phone to lag so much?? and sync-ing my phone does not work at all...i purge my messages once a week as well as my calls...i've deleted all of the ringtones that i've downloaded b/c i keep my phone on vibrate...i turn my phone off twice a week for at least 8 hours and when i receive text messages, it's like i'm using a phone from the 1980's...help please!
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DiamondPro

Nov 8, 2008, 6:12 PM
Sounds like you have a bad one. Try hard reseting the phone. Do you have any third-party apps installed some of these can slow down your device. R u having trouble moving from different applicaition on the phone or just certain apps respond slow.

Another reason could be your memory is low. The centro has 68.8m of internal memory the more you have avaliable the faster the phone will respond.

Sync issues? What type of os do u have? Is it xp or vista? If vista you need to download the palm desktop update. The original does not work with vista. The update take about 2 min to download. The vista update does have some advantages, the sync speed is 3x faster then original and some cool features that shows exatly what is syncs and stores a log...
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a_coulter88

Nov 11, 2008, 4:40 PM
i have a 2g mem card that stores all of my photos and music... and i have downloaded games only from the sprint website to play...

also i have windows xp... i sync my phone regularly, about once a week... this is the 3rd centro that i've owned b/c the first one completely crashed on me and i lost everything...the second one i had was doing the same thing, so i just though about trying another phone and i didn't like it at all, so now i'm on my third one and it's doing the same thing as the first and second...

the majority of the problems that i'm having is when i'm texting a couple of people at the same time... other than that, switching to a different app is no problem unless i'm trying to view my email, in which case the phone comple...
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pretsel99

Nov 8, 2008, 10:53 AM
I am new to Palm. Does the Centro sync with Outlook calendar? If not, is there a Palm calendar, and is it any good compared to Outlook?
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DiamondPro

Nov 8, 2008, 6:28 PM
Not sure if it works with Outlook might test it sometime this week bc everyone seems to wonder. Anyway the Palm software does have a calender. In my opinion works better than Outlook in some ways. The Palm desktop includes a phonebook, calendar, video/pics, task, and quick install. The calendar syncs all entries from the calendar on your phone and make it easier to add new ones. It also has a cool layout that includes some better computer functions and you can set it to remind you of your events and appointments on your desktop. Cool
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Nitefury

Nov 12, 2008, 8:28 PM
is there a status light on the centro?
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pretsel99

Nov 13, 2008, 12:36 PM
whats the best geotagging software for the centro?
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pretsel99

Dec 11, 2008, 1:27 PM
how can i stream sirius radio from sirius.com on my centro? it requires Flash Player. is there a Flash Player for the centro?
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ssetter

Jan 2, 2009, 10:07 PM
hi, I just got some video glasses and I just wanted to know if there are a video out adapter or if you know what pins on the bottom would be for video out,,, thx
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Disrespect

Jul 20, 2009, 9:21 PM
thanks for the help...


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