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Oct 2, 2006, 9:54 PM
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lg cu500 to laptop?

How do you connect the cu500 to the laptop to use that to access the internet?
are you using it bluetooth or usb that makes a big difference the phone has specific settings for each. Let me know and i can walk you through it
Does anyone know how to transfer mp3's/pics from the phone to the computer and vice versa? I have bought a USB cable, and have a SanDisk 1GB microSD in the phone that works fine, but when I plug the USB in the computer recognizes the cable, but nothi...

Dec 16, 2006, 5:12 PM
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3g sim card for cu500

i have a cu500 and if i have another phone that is non 3g is there anyway that i can get 2 sim cards for the same number. 1 regular sim and the other i already have a 3g sim card. Also do u think if they can give me a sim card it will cost money or be free. an answer to this is greatly appreciated. thanks
I believe you can use the 3G SIM card in a non-3G phone. You can't have two SIM cards with the same number.
3g sim cards work in all umts and gsm cingular phones. so as long as your non-3g phone is less than 7 years old then you can just swap it out to whatever phone you want.
My micro sd card is under the camera. How can I remove it?

Mar 2, 2007, 10:51 PM
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Memory card/MP3 Help

Hey I had some major issues even getting my memory card to work. I tried it with the USB and couldnt get anything, so I tried it with the adapter that came with it, still nothing. Then found the 277634#*# thing along with my USB cable and got it to come upsaying 'DO NOT Disconnect During Transfer' on my phone screen and I attempt to drag my iTunes MP3s to the Removable Drive (F🙂 but it says I need to format my card, then I try to format it and it doesnt work. Any idea how to format it if I try and the computer says it cant? Is it my computer or the fact that I bought my Micro SD 1g card from Target and not Cingular, do only certain cards work?
The cu500 is very picky about which memory cards will work with the phone. Apparently, Cingular will only guarantee that cards produced by Sandisk will work with this phone. I bought a cheapo card from Office Depot and it did not work in this phone ev...

Aug 17, 2006, 10:17 PM
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Has anyone had the following problems.

1) Logging into Yahoo Messenger resets phone
2) Phone calls get rejected even if the number not programed to be rejected
3)AOL, Yahoo, MSN messenger sign off by themselves when you switch from 3G to Edge or GPRS networks

I've returned my phone 3 times now, cingular hasnt been able to do a thing for me, but tell me exchange it. If anyone else has had these problems what have you done to fix it.

Any help will be appreciated
I don't know about 1 and 2, but switching from 3G to 2G (or vice versa) will close any current internet connections. This is a hardware limitation, and I don't think it can be "fixed" in any way.
I have the same Y! Messenger drama you are having ... I just use MediaNet and sign in there ... but, I would like to use AIM on my phone too.

... I can't find anything to download it ... HELP!?
did you ever figure out how to keep your LG CU 500 from cutting off and restarting when you log on to Yahoo messengeer? If So Can you tell me how because mine is doing that and cingular tells mre there is nothing wrong with the phone and that i need t...
I have a data cable, but can't find software to connect phone to computer and downdload music. HELP!

Oct 19, 2010, 5:42 PM
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I know this phone is old but...

When I FIRST started in Cellular when AT&T was still singular. This was my FAV. phone. One of the first flop phones (that I know of) that supported youtube, stereo BT. and a swivel camera. I rolled with this and the Blackjack. when 3G FIRST hit the U.S

Memories.... 🙂
such an AWESOME phone. i remember working at at&t and first getting this.

many a night blasting the mp3 player playing some beer pong, great memories with a great phone 😎

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Jun 24, 2009, 11:48 AM
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MEssage Tones

Hey yall, im new. WIll somebody be kind enough to load up the default message tones for the Lg CU500. i want to put them on my new phone, i actually lik them.

Apr 9, 2008, 8:01 AM
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Text message backup

Does anyone know how to get the text messages off this phone? I have some info in some message that I need to save, so I wanted to make a backup of the whole message list to my computer before my phone dies and I loose everything (it went through the clothes washer, but I was lucky this time and it sort of still works). I can't find out how to transfer them via bluetooth. I don't have a data plan, so no internet access and I don't have a USB cable and they aren't stored on the SIM card.

Jun 17, 2007, 8:57 AM
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When you plug in USB, does find it SOMETIMES? or all the time?

Well SOMETIMES i have no problem putting in new songs, but there are days when i plug it in, it says its connected but when i go on My computer it says theres no drive E in it! this is hella stupid and then when i unplug it, the phone cant read the card. I tried that Engenering menu crap but it doesnt work all the time only sometimes. Does this happen to you?
It always works from My Computer. Next time just restart the computer.

Sep 24, 2007, 7:57 AM
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phone turns off when charging...

I charge my phone overnight when I'm sleeping.
When I wake up my phone is turned off and just shows that it is fully charged.
This has been the second day it was like this and it never has done this before.
The phone turns right back on when I press the on button.
Is there a way to make it stop from turning off after it is fully charged?
That was happening to mine too...After a few weeks it stopped doing that. I don't know what it was doing that. Sorry. Maybe yours will stop too 🙂
If you read the manuals, it says not to leave the phone charging for a long period of time. As I found out, it takes the phone to fully charge in about an hour or so and then a light goes on on the screen and the charging battery is showing all the ba...

Nov 12, 2006, 12:13 AM
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LG CU500 PC Sync Software

This thread over at the Cingular Forums just blew my mind...

http://forums.cingular.com/cng/board/message?board.i ... »

There's software out there that Cingular has been essentially trying to keep under wraps...and there's no mention of it on the US LG site either. Wth? Anyways, enjoy everyone.

http://au.lgmobile.com/webwar/jsp/phones/mnswList.jsp »

It's the TU500 over in Australia, just follow the links to the software.
I downloaded the software. I have a CU500 with Cingular service. I bought a USB cable online and for some reason, my computer is detecting the cable, but not my phone. How do I get it to do this? I just want to transfer mp3's/pics from my computer...
People, I believe the reason why (1) LG doesn't provide the sync software and (2) Cingy doesn't sell a USB cord that charges is because:

Cingular wants you to buy the Blackberry service that (1) syncs with Outlook, etc. They also want you to use a...

Mar 6, 2008, 12:28 PM
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need help connecting my lg to my hp IPAQ 3715 to get on the net

I am trying to connect my IPAQ 3715 to my phone to get on the net. I have paired the two and have sent a file from my IPAQ to my phone to test it. It worked, but I can't get my IPAQ to use my phone to get on the net. Is there a code from my phone that I have to give my IPAQ to be able to do this?

Feb 19, 2008, 1:28 PM
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right well ive been reading around on the Internet and i understand the whole bitpim thing. and so my question is i had cut and old charger cord and put it together with a usb cord. has anyone else got a cord like this to work or should i just go buy a cord?? 👀

Nov 29, 2007, 1:39 PM
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progressive ring

progressive ring only occurs when you have your phone opened up. closed, it rings at whatever you have it set at. sorry if this has already been posted.
My CU500 uses the progressive volume ring regardless of whether it's opened or closed. Personally, I like the progressive ring most of the time (sudden loud noises make me jump!), but would like to know how to turn it off occasionally.

Oct 28, 2007, 7:59 PM
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Remove default sound

Is there any way to remove the default sound for this phone. For example, the sound which is heard when a ring tone is changed.
nope, unless you get some software to "hack" it, and with that you have to be careful.

Dec 27, 2007, 10:32 PM
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Playing newly added music on the LG CU500

I just noticed that when new music is added to the LG CU500, it places the newer files on top of the "All Songs" playlist and pushes the others down.

I tried deleting the older ones and then placing them back on the phone, but somehow, I guess the phone recognizes the older files and leaves them at the bottom of the list.

It's not a big problem seeing as how I can scroll to different playlists... but I figure someone out there may have a solution.

Thanks in advance.

Jul 8, 2007, 11:38 PM
over in the "LG CU500" discussion:

Is there a way??

I wanna get thins phone but i was wondering if there was a way to make the phone vib only for txting and ring and vib for phone calls? also hows the reception for this phone?
to answer your first question; no. to answer your reception question; 8/10 for reception

Nov 29, 2007, 1:16 PM
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anyone every get this thing replaced under warranty yet? my speaker sounds like its about to go but not yet... i work for att as an agent and was wondering if it works the same way as in you get the same phone twice and if you are still having problems they send you a new make/model, or would they sending out trax in place? just wondering.

May 21, 2007, 7:12 PM
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CU 500 and multiple pairings

Hi all, I've got an lg cu 500 which I tether with cingular (using bluetooth) for their data plan and everything works great with that... My question is as follows. In the next few days I am going to be buying the jabra bt 8010 which supports multiple pairings (it will let me connect my computer and my cell phone to the headset at the same time... very useful for gps etc) anyway, sorry for rambling. Is there a way to make the CU 500 connect to both my headset and laptop at the same time so I can use the data plan while still being connected to the headset? If anyone knows or possibly has done it please help...
The answer is no.

The reason is the LG CU500 uses bluetooth 1.1.

Version 2.0 supports multiple devices at once.

You will just have to choose which bluetooth device you want to use with bluetooth.

Jul 19, 2007, 12:18 PM
over in the "LG CU500" discussion:

Upload ringtones from PC?

Is it possible--and if so, how--to upload .mp3 and/or .wav files to use as ringtones?

Thank you in advance! --Dennis
bet a USB data cable or if you pc has a bluetooth adapter you can use that.

You can also put on a MicroSD card or even email it to your phones email address. (charges may apply for that last one)

Jul 18, 2007, 8:17 PM
over in the "LG CU500" discussion:

Cingular or at&t?

Im going on friday to buy the LG cu500v. If I put my cingular sim in it, will it say cingular or at&t? Will they charge me for a new at&t 3g sim?
You should still be able to use your Cingular SIM card. Last month or so I looked at my phone and the banner that usually says "Cingular" changed and it now says "AT&T" so I came to the conclusion that the network has control of what the LG Cu500 ba...
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