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Jun 27, 2008, 7:18 AM
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questions about the helio hero cell phone

ok, about a week ago i bought a helio hero slider on ebay. it has been flashed for cricket service. i got it activated,it calls and texts just fine, but it wont send picture messages, or get on the internet.

is there anythuing i can do? i have pic.s and internet on my plan. do i need to get the phone flashed again? i know the guy at the cricket store said it may have problems like this. i just need to know are they permament? or can they be resolved?

any help would be appreciated.


Dec 5, 2006, 9:19 PM
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I dont know what the deal is but my favorite secret site (it aint a secret nomore lol) motomail.co.uk will not work with my phone (Helio Hero)....ive tried everything and there is jus no way to get ringtones on the phone besides actually puying them from Helip....is there a loop hole somewhere or does anybody know anything about gettin ringers on the phone?.... i think that media mover or the sync thing might be able to help.....im not sure tho

Dec 2, 2006, 6:25 PM
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They say this phone has GPS. Where the heck is it?

Oct 9, 2006, 11:44 AM
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I like the phones, but i hate..

the sprint network. It is my opinion that Verizon has the best network, followed closely by Cingular, then a distant sprint. I like Cingular's phones better, and because the difference in Network is hardly noticable, yet Cingular's phones are sooo much better than Verizon's, i would pick Cing. Over verizon anyday.. The reason why this is is the Helio forum is because im deciding where to draw the line. I like these 2 phones better than any of cingular's, but i really dont like the network of sprint. Any opinions on the matteR?

Sep 28, 2006, 1:19 PM
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was wondering if it works well in michigan? if so, what areas and things like that. how's the overall performance of the phone too? thanks much!
no im afraid not

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Sep 12, 2006, 10:38 PM
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Does it have a ???

does it have a sim card so i can just buy it then like put my sim in it ???
CDMA tech = no sim card

Aug 18, 2006, 2:10 PM
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Does anyone have this thing yet?

Just wondering if anyone even has this phone yet and if there are people that do why are there no reviews on it?!

i like the phone alot and am seriously concidering it but i dont want to be the Guinea Pig... atleast with MY money... =)

Jul 26, 2006, 1:06 PM
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Get discounts on Helio through your employer!

Call 310.806.0579 to see if your company is signed up and you qualify.

May 2, 2006, 7:51 PM
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so helio is lookin pretty tight

So i been keepin an eye on the helio thing and it seems kool like the hero fone (slider fan πŸ˜‰ ). i would like to hear some feed bak from anyone with this fone.

The features look pretty tight but i would love to see the fone in person.

For all the ppl that want krn fones look at helio for it, bc one of the largest krn carriers is bakin up helio.
Kenshin said:
So i been keepin an eye on the helio thing and it seems kool like the hero fone (slider fan πŸ˜‰ ). i would like to hear some feed bak from anyone with this fone.

The features look pretty tight but i would love
I don't see Bluetooth on the list.

Nice phone, but no BT is a dealbreaker for me.
Invader J

Jun 15, 2006, 7:14 PM

Thoughts after having both...

Picked up a Hero today so that I could hand down my Kickflip. The Hero is definitely the power-user handset. It played any video I threw at it (1000kbps encoding, etc) which was pretty impressive, as the Kickflip can really only play files encoded with the Media Mover software (which is 64kbps and QCIF size, IIRC).

Additionally, photos are stored as JPEGS instead of the strange "database"-like format that the Kickflip uses.

Overall the Hero is pretty kickass - great speakers, better audio player (it actually pumps out some solid volume through headphones), faster interface, faster browser, etc.

The ONLY shortcomings, and these apply to both handsets, are:

- Doesn't seem like you can set an MP3 ringtone. This is really bad on the ...

Jun 15, 2006, 12:06 PM

i love that phone but its too expensive

i like this Helio phones and services but only bad thing is its too damn expensive... i know it comes with all the data and stuff but still i think its too expensive... well i don't know maybe i'm complaining too much but i like those phones though.. real nice.. i wish Verizon can come up something like those...

Apr 28, 2006, 2:23 PM
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who's the carrier??

anybody know?
Helio I believe. It's a new wireless service launching that will run off current CDMA networks. I think it will use Sprint's network mostly, but I'm not sure.
They are on sprints towers currently (like, well every other MVNO in the US) there is a rumor I heard that they are trying to partner with Verizon as well (those being the two major CDMA providers) which would pretty much kick ass. lol.

The carrier...

May 1, 2006, 1:03 PM
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Will Helio be offering any pre-paid options?

Apr 28, 2006, 4:16 PM
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i read a few months ago on phone schoop that this phone had something ot do with myspace,..does it?
helio has worked with myspace to create a special version of the myspace site just for their phones. you can check up on your friends, read your bulletins, comment, and even send photos from your phone to your blog all on the phone, in a site formatte...
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