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Oct 8, 2007, 8:42 PM
over in the "Samsung Blast SGH-T729" discussion:

Addressbook Synchronization and Data cable

Can anyone tell me how can I synchronize my address book from Outlook to my phone?

Is there a data cable available to do that? Do I need special software for it. My phone didn't come with any accessories.
You can use the Samsung PC Studio 3 along with a Bluetooth adapter. The program is available for free from:
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/download/supportDo ... »...

Apr 24, 2008, 12:14 PM
over in the "Samsung Blast SGH-T729" discussion:

4 gig Memory card?

just wondering if the Blast can hold a memory card bigger than 2 gb. apparently mine isnt reading the 4gb i have in there. does anyone know for sure if the max is 2 gb?

thank you
The Samsung website states the maximum memory is 2 gigs and that the 4 gig cards do not work. Here is a link:
http://ars.samsung.com/customer/usa/jsp/faqs/faqs_vi ... »

May 24, 2008, 2:31 PM
over in the "Samsung Blast SGH-T729" discussion:

Software glitch in calendar & alarms?

Seems like there is a "software" glitch in the organizer section of the phone...particularily with the events calendar and the alarms.

A message will pop-up on the main screen "9 calendar events" and then I click on the soft-key to view...nothing. The phone will just go back to it's main screen. Then sometimes the phone will reset itself by shutting off/on if I don't close the slider right away, and had left the phone open.

Then if I try to go under the calendar section, click on "missed alarm events", the phone will momentarily lock, then turn itself off/on.

Any suggestions? I'm perplexed!! ๐Ÿคจ ๐Ÿ˜•

Aug 8, 2007, 6:37 AM
over in the "Samsung Blast SGH-T729" discussion:

The Poor Man's LG Chocolate? ? ?

No thank you Samsung. And I am a huge supporter of Samsung phones ๐Ÿ˜›
This is in no way related to or even close to the Chocolate. Anyone that should confuse this should have their eyes checked. The Blast will bring high speed messageing and email to the customers that normally would not buy a device with those featur...
I can't wait to see what you all say then.

With features like 2.2" QVGA, 2MP cam, touch capacitive buttons, mirrored silver finish and 10mm slim design, you're going to look incredibly stupid still hailing any LG Chocolate as the slider benchmark (...
got to play with the blast last week. its a pretty good phone. i didnt like the qwerty keypad though, but thats just me
No definately not the poor man lg choco but more the economical man choco big dif between eco and poor

Oct 8, 2007, 8:39 PM
over in the "Samsung Blast SGH-T729" discussion:

Music Player

How am I suppose to transfer my music to microSD? Use data cable or eject my microSD, plug in to my computer and trnasfer music?

What about headphone? My phone just came with one ear piece. Being a music player, they won't even give a real headphone.

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Aug 28, 2007, 12:11 PM
over in the "Samsung Blast SGH-T729" discussion:

Samsung Blast reset code

Just fyi, handy reset phone to restore factory settings. You will lose ALL downloaded ringtones and media, but it's great if you need to reset your T9 dictionary or whatever.

1) power off
2) remove sim card, power on
3) *2767*3855#
4) wait for reboot
5) once rebooted, power off
6) insert sim card, reboot
7) phone is back to factory settings
Why not just do a master reset? It's in the manual... ๐Ÿ™„

Sep 27, 2007, 1:42 AM
over in the "Samsung Blast SGH-T729" discussion:

Smilies?! Emoticons?!

This is my third Samsung slider. I just got it today and getting use to the Qwerty keyboard is just odd. I'm a super fast texter on a regular 9 pad but now I'm turtle slow. Anyway. . . I use to be able to hit the "1" button a couple of times and get a : ) and it would change to ; ) or : * or โ˜น๏ธ and I can not find a feature on this phone that will give me a quick smiley! Anybody have any tips?!

Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sep 9, 2007, 12:13 AM
over in the "Samsung Blast SGH-T729" discussion:


i was wondering if I can get this phone unlocked anywhere? I have at&t and want this phone.

Aug 24, 2007, 7:14 PM

What type of memory card is compatible with this phone?

The phone does not come with a USB cable or memory card. I bought a Kingston 2G micro SD memory card and reader. However, the phone inconsistently reads the card. The files appear initially and I may be able to listen to a song, but the next thing I know it says the memory card is empty. If I turn the phone off and turn it back on, the files re-appear on the memory card. Do I have the wrong type of card or is there something wrong with this phone? It also froze up when playing music from the memory card. I really like the design of the phone, but it has been frustrating me when it comes to trying to use the memory card.
I have the same issue as well, I even purchased the same SD card. It is disappointing because I just got the phone. Let me know if you found out the problem, please, that would be much help.

Aug 9, 2007, 3:15 AM
over in the "Samsung Blast SGH-T729" discussion:

AOL and Yahoo...

That's all it does right now. So if you're a Gmail fanatic, or MSN, Hotmail, SBC, TNT (AC/DC rules), you're out of luck... For now. Just factor this..
The news brief mentioned gmail, any reason it doesn't work?
After a few calls with T-Mobile and looking on message boards, here's what I can figure out:

Even with POP config'd, Gmail access is iffy. (In my case, I can send email, see my inbox, but not actually read an email -- ridiculous.) This issue appe...

Aug 25, 2007, 4:09 AM

Is it recommended for basic phone functionality?

Hi, folks.

I'm not a very technical type of guy. I primarily use my cellular phone as a cellular phone. I do moderate text messaging, I rarely exceed my 400/mo limit, and I don't have much opportunity to listen to personal music devices.

Currently, I have the MotoRazr V3 (basic model) and have had it for two years. The only problem I've ever had with it is the dust particles that get trapped in the screen and make it completely impossible to view in direct light (I've had it replaced twice). Now that I've decided it's time for an upgrade, I'm considering a slider. I figure the Rizr would have about the same functionality as the Razr, and was just about set on that when I saw the fuss over the Samsung Blast. It's definitely sexier than...
I would say they are just about equal, the RIZR would be easier to transition to, but with moderate use, they both serve the funtion as well as any other phone.

Aug 28, 2007, 12:48 AM

Adding to dictionary?

Anyone know how to add entries to the T9 dictionary? Can't seem to find a way to do it, and that'd be a pretty big deal-breaker...



Aug 22, 2007, 5:14 PM

Two major problems for heavy text users

1. Like all other T-Mobile Samsungs, I am pretty sure I verified (while at a store) that this model does not allow you to use downloaded sounds for text alerts. The included message alerts are all childish and annoying.

2. You can't escape t-mobile's SMS-based IM system because of their infamous java-blocking. Otherwise you could install an internet-based Java messenger.
Both of these are really not that big of a deal to general people.

1. If you hate the limitation of sounds, a. turn them off, or the more popular b. vibrate.

2. SMS based Java messaging for download is less of a deal on a SureType keyboard. ...

Aug 21, 2007, 10:05 PM

I'm not sure...

...I understand you, Eric.

You say:

"The Blast is yet another weapon in T-Mobile's vast arsenal for these people (texters)."

But also:

"But unfortunately the Blast is not - a blast - to use. You should still check out the full range of T-Mobile's messaging armada if you're considering this phone."

Is it a good messaging phone or not?
Eric can give you a proper answer, but my interpretation is:

It's a good messaging phone, but UI quirks and a poor music player make it less of a Blast than it should have been.
to further clarify my stance, which rich already did a pretty good job of...

just because the blast is in t-mobile's lineup, or arsenal, doesn't mean it's a great phone or that it's fun to use. i'm not sure what i said there caused you to think tha...

Aug 21, 2007, 9:58 PM

Just don't like...

...the slider format. Too fragile for me, and it's just awkward.
the original flip format of last year's t719

Aug 22, 2007, 3:03 PM

well can u dowload music if u send the mp3 file thru email

i wanted to noe cuz if it does im gonna for sure get yo

Aug 22, 2007, 10:34 AM

SureType Questions

I want a little more detail on using the SureType pad on this phone:

    Does it work well with the T9?

    Is the T9 adaptive/does it learn words easily?

    How does it compare with the BB Pearl's pad?

    Does it address word dialing, i.e. can I dial 800-GOOG-411 easily?

    You said the pad lends itself to two thumb typing, but is the pad large enough to do so, and can one-hand be done as effectively with a little practice?
the t9 on it is pretty advanced. not only does it learn words but it also quickly learns which words you type most often and will offer to complete them for you. for example, the first time we used the Blast, we immediately gave it the phone scoop tes...

Aug 21, 2007, 10:46 PM

making calls

You said

"However making calls works slightly differently, at least from the home screen, because of the MyFaves application. Instead of the green send key opening up a list of recent calls, it dials the person currently in front on the MyFaves application."

The Blast has a new myfaves feature that allows you to minimize the myfaves by pressing the disconnect key and they will reappear by pressing the ok key. When they are minimized, the green send key DOES bring up the recent calls list.

Aug 21, 2007, 5:36 PM

consumer friendly

the consumer email is pretty amazing. i mean using email through text was ingenious.

it also uses T-mobiles new Network Address Book service, which stores your contacts on their server, for free.

Aug 13, 2007, 12:45 AM
over in the "Samsung Blast SGH-T729" discussion:

Blast. vs. Rizr Z3 vs. waiting

ok look im lookin forward to gettin a new fone

so theres 3 choices should i
A.Get Samsung T729 Blast

B.Get Motorola RIZR Z3
C.Wait for a new fone
plz help me on this i need to noe im freakin out and my family thinks im weird cuz i go on oall day looking at both of the fones

I would get the RIZR, I just looked at the Blast just an hour ago at the tmobile store and it looked and felt really cheap. The RIZR felt sturdier and is an overall nicer phone in my opinion.

Also, I was asking if Tmobile was going to get new phon...
Do you want e-mail on the phone? if yes, get the Blast, if no, get the rizr.

The Razr2 is coming out sometime in September, and Samsung is also releasing a couple more slider phones in the next month or 2. Waiting wouldn't be a bad option either.
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