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Feb 25, 2008, 2:57 AM
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Disable EVDO on phone

Has anyone figured out how to disable the EVDO feature on this phone? Don't need VCAST and just want to prolong battery life as much as possible. Thanks!
Open the phone, and click [OK]. Goto "Setting & Tools" and hit [#]. Enter 000000[OK]. Select "Field Test Menu" Then select "Pref Mode". Select "CDMA Only" and exit and you should be good to go.
This is the most common sense Q&A I have seen in awhile. Not everyone needs the EVDO function on their phones. It does cause decreased battery life and thus is unecessary unless you are a data-freak.

Sep 16, 2008, 6:11 PM
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Speaker phone

Will I be able to pick pick up the speaker phone while the phone is closed? Thank you?

May 19, 2008, 9:28 PM
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voice memo


I'm considering buying this phone but want to know more about the voice memo feature.

How much memory/time is alotted to this feature?
I'm especially interested in knowing if it's possible to then pass the recordings to a mac or pc.

Does anyone know?
There's about 16-20 MB of usable space on the phone, but it does have a memory card slot, so I'm sure you can record a ton of voice memos on a 1+ GB micro SD card. It does limit each memo to 60 sec though. And they can be saved on a PC or Mac using th...

Apr 27, 2008, 1:10 PM
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Question about ringtones

Does anyone know if you can load mp3 ringtones onto this phone with bitpim and a data cable?
I haven't tried it (and really don't recommend it as I've seen bitpim fry phones before), but you can save a trimmed mp3 file on a memory card in the my_sounds folder, then send the sound as an MMS message to yourself and save as a ringtone. I use a p...

Apr 17, 2008, 7:50 PM
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Info on this phone (NEED HELP)

😁 hello everyone I am looking at this phone and am thinking about getting it for my son. Is it really girly like the colors I can see some light blue I need some help with deciding, like what are the reall colors of the phone. Also how is the phone overal
It's bronze and black, and the part around the outer display is a dark bluish-green. Can't say it's the best looking phone ever, but I'm loving it so far.

Feb 21, 2008, 9:20 PM
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what are the chances of alltel grabbing this phone? they had its older brother and i think they discontinued it.

but who know they did just get those three new phones so they probably think they're set for a while.

i love alltel but their phone selection lacks .. well, selection
dombrowskichris said:
what are the chances of alltel grabbing this phone? they had its older brother and i think they discontinued it.

but who know they did just get those three new phones so they probably think they're set for

Mar 27, 2008, 5:32 PM



Feb 23, 2008, 11:10 PM
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New Shortcut system

Every VZW phone with the standard UI has user-selectible shortcut functions for the DPad buttons. This phone branches off a little bit in a good way. Up, Left, and Down are still user assignable shortcut keys, but when you push the right button, instead of launching an application like the other three dpad buttons, it opens a new shortcut menu, which the user can assign three (maybe four, posting from home, can't remember off the top of my head) more shortcuts. Example: Set up to calculator, down to calendar, and left to My Pictures, then when you hit the right button you have three more shortcuts that pop up in a submenu dialog box. These three shortcuts are user assignable just like the other three DPad shortcuts are, and the box pops up q...
I bought the 550 Saturday and noticed that new feature right away. Nice touch Samsung.

Feb 22, 2008, 1:36 AM
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Nice improvement over the U540 from what I can tell.

I got to test the U550 out for about 20 minutes. The new user interface is exceptional giving you a choice of Grid, Tab, List menu styles. The flash animation is very clean and well designed. The phone looks and feels a sturdier than the U540. It's definitely not a WOW phone but it's a good size, seems to offer some good features and it looks very user friendly. This new user interface is also on the upcoming Motorola W755. Hopefully this trend of opening up the interfaces continues.
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