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Do You Need Help With Samsung MM-A900

armstead101

Jan 3, 2006, 2:13 AM
Anyone Need Help With The Blade (I try to know everthing)
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jrseney

Jan 3, 2006, 7:17 PM
This was mentioned earlier, but no real answer was found:

How do I get contact info on and/or off of the blade? I have 50-100 contacts which would take to ever to do manually on the phone. I did a pc connection w/ the usb cable but didnt see any folder with any contact info in it.

Thanks!
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armstead101

Jan 3, 2006, 11:45 PM
if your computer has blue tooth you can blue tooth your contacts 1 by 1 from the phone to the computer and vice versa.

if you have a pocket pc you can high light all your contacts and send them to the phone. from the computer you must do it one by one.
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sarmentrout

Jan 4, 2006, 10:28 AM
I tried this from a Pocket PC and it connects with my a900 but it says that the request could not be honored and to make sure the remote device is on, within range, and has Bluetooth and the 'Object Push' Profile (OPP) enabled. This is needed for exchanging Business Cards, Calendar Items, etc... What am I doing wrong?
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armstead101

Jan 4, 2006, 5:33 PM
you can only sync your contacts.
you must high light the contacts you want to send. then go to send by blue tooth, your blue tooth must be on,on both devices, it will find your phone, object push. thats how.
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jrseney

Jan 5, 2006, 1:04 AM
Awsome! Thanks for the help , armstead101! I'm probably going to pick up a bluetooth adapter (I work at Radioshack so this will be easy) and start trying out the bluetooth capabilities.
BTW- anyone try out a Moto bluetooth headset w/ the blade yet? Any comments on certain headsets?

Thanks again!
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armstead101

Jan 6, 2006, 1:47 AM
don't go moto!!! motorola is a class 2 headset, you need a class 1, jarba, samsung, nokia. others will not work with the phone.
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SixxFan

Jan 7, 2006, 1:07 PM
What's the difference in class 1 and class 2 bluetooth? Is one newer than the other, or is it different software making it work with different brands? Thanks.......I'm so stupid! LOLOLOLOL
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armstead101

Jan 7, 2006, 11:58 PM
class 2 has a lower refresh ratio, and it's different software that make up the blue tooth
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shaneika

Jan 9, 2006, 8:44 AM
Hello, I have the samsung a900 and the motorola bluetooth 820. Don't have any problems. But I know it's a 1.2. Does that matter?
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sandypants

Jan 21, 2006, 11:54 AM
I would like some help with a blue tooth headset. I have tried and returned the Plantronics 320, sony 608, and scala 500. Each one had a ton of interference and sounded extremely crackly. I took my a900 to the sprint store and the tech tried all kinds of things like phone updates, other a900's, other bluetooth headsets, and each combination gave the same result. Very bad connections. I bought the scala off of the techs recommendation. It did the same thing. Any suggestions on fixing this problem or a specific brand that may not do this.
Thanks
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h34d55

Feb 1, 2006, 12:45 PM
I heard the samsung bluetooth is the best since its the same manufacturer...mine is in the mail and I will post as soon as I get it.
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brady pellet

Aug 18, 2007, 5:04 PM
yes i need help...i need the full instructions...not frum the book that just really confuses me lol so any one in you own words please write em to me ...thxVery Happy
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Africa9999

Sep 7, 2006, 9:36 PM
Can someone tellme why the display back light tunrs off whenever I make or receive a call. I have it set to "flip open" but for some reason this only happens when I am on a call? very annoying
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shadowlikesbuns

Jan 4, 2006, 10:49 AM
I began with a Razr, and returned it. However a couple of Razr features, I cant figure out on the Blade if they exist (trust me, I have read my owners manualSmile

1. I cant figure out how to set my phone to auto answer when I flip the lid open. currently, I have to flip, then press a key. I want it to answer the incoming call just by opening phone.

2. The razr allowed you to assign whatever feature you wanted to the soft keys, on the main menu. On the Blade, am I confined to "contacts" and "favorites"?

3. now for the kicker, and forgive me if this has been covered.....if so, I'll research more.
My phone came with a cord to hook to my computer. how do I d/l one of my mp3 files I already have, and then make it my ringer?

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a1adreamer

Jan 4, 2006, 4:57 PM
to your #1 question :

menu, settings, other, call setup, call answer, select flip open.

to your #3 question: d/l and install samsung driver from samsung site, this will aloow your computer to recognize your phone as mass storage device.

connect your phone to computer and then: menu, tools, mass storage, connect to pc.

after that you can drag and drop your mp3's into your mass storage media folder
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jrseney

Jan 5, 2006, 1:01 AM
For #3, getting the mp3s to the phone is easy. I use foobar2000 w/ plugin that can copy an entire artist's folder right over whithin the program.

However, once they're on the phone, the question remains- how to make an mp3 a ring tone?
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PhilR8

Jan 11, 2006, 4:31 PM
You need to use an uploader, like the one found at http://www.funformobile.com and other sites. There, they will walk you through how to create and upload an mp3 ringtone. It's like a text message, so it'll cost ten cents per ringtone, but it's easy to do. It's the only way I've found.
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jstew550

Jan 15, 2006, 7:18 AM
This method works very well however I do have one piece of advice. The Blade only plays ring tones for 30 seconds before going to voicemail so there is no need to put the whole songs in. Also, the site listed in the previous post requires the size of the file be less than 2 mb which is less than most full songs. For me the easiest way to make it work was just to use iTunes to cut the songs down and then convert them to AAC format. Still sounds great and uses far less space. Hope this helps everyone.
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bluespark

Feb 3, 2006, 3:45 PM
It did -- good idea.
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chipsworld

Apr 7, 2006, 1:08 PM
Have a quick question about AAC files. From what I have read, and I just started, the AAC is nothing more than an .MP4 file. Yes/No?
I have noticed that the compression is much better on an AAC file. If using iTunes, can any MP3 be converted?

I hate this...Even a geek has to ask stupid questions eventually!
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dammage

Feb 7, 2006, 3:56 PM
How do I go about cutting the song and changing it to AAC format in iTunes?
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dammage

Feb 7, 2006, 3:51 PM
What do I do if the computer won't let me install the driver? It says that since it is not digitally signed by microsoft, I should cancel the installation. Any suggestions?
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Grouchboy

Feb 16, 2006, 4:27 AM
The "Digitally Signed" thing means that someone at Microsoft has actually tested the driver to see that it's fully compatible with Windows. This doesn't necessarily mean that it's bad for your computer, just that Microsoft does not guarantee it's stability with their operating system. Click continue and you should be fine with the driver install.
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armstead101

Jan 4, 2006, 5:39 PM
2. you can only change the d-pad, but you can take out favorites you don't use and replace them with ones you do.
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ContractRequirement

Jan 24, 2006, 6:42 PM
armstead101 said:
Anyone Need Help With The Blade (I try to know everthing)



Is it possible to transfer pictures, and or mp3's, to the a900 with the USB cable using my PC? if so, how? I've tried to transfer files of different types (mp3, wma, jpeg,) and I can't get it to work. does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
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biggamike

Jan 26, 2006, 6:59 PM
You have to put media files in the media folder and jpegs in the 100SSMED folder.
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sallugirl1

Mar 6, 2006, 9:08 PM
im trying to sync my computer with my phone so i can get some music. the sync goes thru smoothly however i cant open the files on the phone. It keeps saying unsupported format files. wats the right way to do it?
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gabedamian

Feb 1, 2006, 8:35 AM
I am thinking of switching to the A900 and dropping my Treo. I have heard complaints about the T9 text input and was wondering if it can be turned off. It has been a long time since I have owned a regular phone and always had to turn it off before.
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KorvusKorax

Feb 1, 2006, 12:38 PM
Yes you can yurn it off, when you're at a "typing" screen (i.e. email, sms, IM) you just press the right softkey (labeled options) and select Alpha. Then it's the old fashioned 6 key three times for 0 etc etc. Hope this helps.
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Grouchboy

Feb 17, 2006, 2:48 PM
I've heard this same complaint also. I'm not into texting a lot because of the fact you have to press the same key over and over to just get one letter. Anyway, I had to see what people were talking about so I tested the T9 text function and at first it worked just like people said. However, when I keyed in the word at more a quicker and even pace the T9 text feature worked just like it was supposed to. All my words were anticipated perfectly. It was like magic! Smile
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thenyukie

Feb 7, 2006, 1:26 PM
I've d/led Opera Mini and am very impressed at how superior it is to the built in WAP browser. But it is very annoying not to be able to link to it from the Launch Pad. Is there any way to make this work?
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KorvusKorax

Feb 7, 2006, 4:00 PM
Which Opera program are you using? I mean for which platform? I don't see the a900 listed on their website.
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thenyukie

Feb 7, 2006, 7:43 PM
I just logged onto mini.opera.com from my phone and downloaded whatever it gave me. It works great.
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David1969

Mar 23, 2006, 4:46 PM
I did the same thing as OP and downloaded the Opera browser. It still did not cure the problem i'm having which is not being able to listen to streaming radio or viewing my netscape account. Mad
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SupermanBIH

Sep 5, 2006, 5:18 PM
Nice. I just downloaded Opera Mini... Works great so far.

I can get onto MySpace! Twisted Evil
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gabedamian

Feb 9, 2006, 12:35 PM
I just got my A900 and when I receive a text message I only get the number that it came from. I have that person listed in my phone book so why doesn't it show that name vs. the number?
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Odiedog6

Aug 22, 2006, 10:44 AM
Caller ID names will only come up if the number in the contacts list matches the call received exactly. This means the numbers in ur address book must be 10 digits long (area code + 7 digit number). Do not add a one before the area code and all numbers must have the correct area code.
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WOLVEIRINE74

Feb 13, 2006, 2:58 AM
can you tell me how to get the GPS working ..i cant even find it on my phone let alone get it running...also how do i get a picture from my album to show up when that person calls?? i tried to assign it but all i get is the pic i set as my background. thanks
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muscleboy

Feb 21, 2006, 1:54 AM
I have a lot of java games on my pc. For my 8200, I use a website that lets me upload and then it sends me a text message and I follow the link to get the game, How do I get the games on the a900?
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gabedamian

Mar 11, 2006, 9:13 PM
I have paired the a900 with my TX but I am unable to use the dialer and SMS feature on the TX. The just says phone as modem and then nothing happens. The TX comes back with and error message asking me to check my settings.
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firefox111

Aug 22, 2006, 9:14 PM
Hello.

I also have a Palm TX and have paired it with my A900. The driver for the Palm TX dialer is only for GSM phones. Palm still doesn't have a phonelink updater for CDMA phones. I have been looking around for a third party driver for CDMA phones for the Palm TX but no luck.

Cheers.
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Contract_requirement

Mar 27, 2006, 2:04 AM
I'm trying to figure out how to get small mp3 files from the standard FTP folder (or any folder) to set as ringtones. Is this possible, for one, and how can it be accomplished?
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scaryfencer

Apr 22, 2006, 4:12 PM
So far all we have been able to do is convert the .mp3 over to a QCP file which can then be uploaded as a ringer, but we are not happy at all with the very degraded quality sound of the ringer when it is converted to QCP. Anyone who can figure out how to do .mp3 ringers, please post any ideas.
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scaryfencer

Apr 22, 2006, 5:46 PM
Correction. This phone can use MP4 as a ringtone which is the same thing as AAC. Sounds waaay better than QCP. We use www.freeringers.net to upload the files we create into AAC, costs $7.99 for a lifetime membership and no "per use" charges. Hope this helps!
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spursporvida

Aug 28, 2006, 9:26 AM
I use freeringers.net as well and it works great. once you do the walkthrough once, it's really simple and the ringers are the envy of all my friends.
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allpro290

Sep 4, 2006, 8:35 PM
Can it be done without using the Internet? I messed around with Xingtone but was charged $50 bucks on my print bill for the down loads.
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allpro290

Sep 10, 2006, 11:03 AM
Samsung A900 Create ringtones without Internet?

by allpro290 Thursday, 12:05 PM


Is there any way to create ringtones for the A900 without using the Internet? I had to pay $65 bucks for a couple tones I created on PC then uploade to phone via Xingtone. Shocked

Are there any Sprint phones out there that will allow you to create your own tones o the PC, then upload to phone directly from PC?

tia,
Bill
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UntamedScorpio

Mar 29, 2007, 8:47 AM
Very Happy I specifically signed up just to help every1 with mp3 as ringtones. As i have recently purchased this phone and did some researching to see if i could indeed get rid of that 15 dollar charge for the internet that I rarely use, unless it is to download the ringers i created.

http://www.a900upload.com/index.php?go=instructions »

follow the instructions on the screen to get the program to transfer files directly to your phone WITHOUT using the internet.

Also, for those who dont mind the internet fee/make and edit your own ringers (like I Do) ...

http://rumkin.com/tools/sprint/index.php »

is a FREE..wait..i repeat FREEEEEEEE uploader to ur phone. simply enter your phone number, add a title to the file, browse your computer for th...
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cpd124cpd

Apr 1, 2006, 1:05 PM
i need a detailed description of how to download mp3s to this phone step by step. i connected the usb port and it keeps making me open the program with ulead cd burner and not a drop and drag file to the phone. so, how do i actually get the songs from a music file on my pc to the phone? any help greatly appreciated and send responses to my direct e mail at cpd124cpd@yahoo.com thanx guys!!!
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GatewayJen

Apr 17, 2006, 9:50 AM
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. Rolling Eyes
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SprintGeek

Jun 17, 2006, 12:52 AM
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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firefox111

Aug 27, 2006, 8:25 AM
Hello. How do you tpansfer ringtones to the A900? Thanks in advance.
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Andrew_30

Aug 27, 2006, 11:56 AM
this is the easiest way that i know of...only costs a text message


http://www.sprintusers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11225 »


is anyone else having problems connecting their phone to the computer and theres a message that pops up saying windows doesnt recognize it?
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IHeartSprint

Aug 28, 2006, 9:04 AM
Any easier way???
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firefox111

Aug 28, 2006, 6:38 PM
Thanks but is there any other way? I am very uncomfortable giving out my number on the net. I always think that if I do, I may receive tons of unsolicited SMS. This is not putting down sprintusers.com but I am just not comfortable giving out my phone number.
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Africa9999

Sep 7, 2006, 9:39 PM
Can you tell me why the display back light tunrs off whenever I make or receive a call. I have it set to "flip open" but for some reason this only happens when I am on a call? very annoying. If I just flip the phone open it stays on??
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silkworm87

Sep 11, 2006, 7:33 AM
Bought this phone 3 weeks ago, no problems so far, until last night. It was around 10:40 PM and my phone is charging, when I notice the display shows the time is 7:45 PM. I rebooted and solved the issue thinking it was a one time thing. This morning, the damn display kept showing 7:05 AM when it was 8:00 AM. Because the phone was not charging, the display should have been on, but it stayed on, regardless--it was frozen. Even when making a call, after hanging up and closing, the elapsed time kept showing! Rebooting solves this, but I wonder if I should get a new phone. Is this a common ocurrence???

Thanks!
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dnask8

Apr 3, 2007, 12:29 PM
Its because you uploaded an image to the phone. Don't use the internet to upload an image, it can't handle it. You have to use the USB cable and then ONLY store the pictures in the folder that the phone stores pictures it takes with its own camera. Otherwise it will freeze like that and you can't even push button when in an automated system cause the frozen phone won't send the tones. Just a flaw they over looked. I went through 3 phones sending each one back before I figured it out. Also, don't update the phone to the newest firmware! Thats part of the problem too!
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sarnab2

May 7, 2008, 9:07 AM
Hi,

I am facing problems downloading mp4 or 3GP files from the WAP, it says 1.5 MB is too large to download on phone,


Please help me , its urgent,

Regards,
Sarnab
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