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Aug 6, 2011, 4:56 PM

it hangs in a weird way?!!

hey every1
i have a problem wiz ma phone... 😢
sometimes i dial a number and press the hang up to make a missed call or dial a landline (specially landlines) but it continues to dial and i keep pressing hang up but it keeps dialing then the screen goes black and come back after a while ...
i got this phone unlocked a while ago and i was thinking about installing the software again or updating it (is there a difference?) but i fear that it would get locked again and then i will have to reuinlock it again but that would cost me serious money again..plz help..thanx 🙂

Jun 12, 2009, 3:24 PM

Ringtones for Text Messages


Does anyone know if it's possible to set mp3s that I download as my text message ringtone? When I try to set my text message alert, the TM506 just gives me a fixed list of tones that I have to choose from.

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Mar 3, 2009, 12:06 PM

Do not answer when I open????

I've tried messing with the answer options in the Profile, but it seems that no matter what I choose the phone answers when I open it, I'd rather it didn't.

Anyone able to do this?
2 replies

Oct 10, 2008, 12:11 AM

battery life

i really like the phone but the battery is the worst i have ever seen on a flip phone.

its even worse then my pda that i had with t-mobile. the mda phone. i had to get a big battery to extend the life of that phone and there isnt a battery for this one with a longer life.

i turned down the brightness but cant figure out how to turn off the gps.. any suggestions?
3 replies

Sep 14, 2008, 2:08 AM

Predictive Text?

Is there a way to turn off the predictive text feature. it actually slows me down when trying to use t-0 texting.
3 replies

Jan 31, 2009, 8:53 PM

R3DA030 summary

you CAN tether using internet2 or internet3 APNs, if your data supports it, but you CAN'T tether using wap or epc APNs, you'll get error, this applies to both bt and USB
3rd party apps can be used, you can use Google Maps, Opera Mobile, no problem
only 3G icon, no H icon
can play streaming rtsp and real like old version

Sep 10, 2008, 10:09 AM


T-Mobile has an affordable phone with GPS. Now if we can only grab either the Pearl or the Curve with GPS in it...
2 replies

Nov 9, 2008, 9:52 PM

update software version: R3DA030

you can check your version by accessing service menu
(left and right on d-pad)
right, star, left, left, star, left, star
software info

if your version is R3DA030, tethering is blocked
you can use davinciteam to flash to R3CA033 to re-enable tethering

Sep 5, 2008, 6:07 PM

Tethering may be removed in a future software update

Just be careful if one wanteth to tether to a computer or laptop for that it is rumored that tethering will be removed in a future software update.
3 replies

Sep 8, 2008, 9:41 PM

Will it roam in Japan?

I assume that if it will work in Europe on UMTS 2100 it will work in Japan as well as a 3G phone. Is that correct?
2 replies

Sep 4, 2008, 1:44 PM

WCDMA 1700 / WCDMA 2100. Does that mean European use for the latter?

Usually, I see phones for T-Mo mention only WCDMA 1700. But since it also says WCDMA 2100, does that mean worldwide use as well?
10 replies

Sep 8, 2008, 1:48 PM

mp3's set as ringtones

I was wondering if you could set the mp3"s you store yourself via the m2 card as your ringtones? Thanks in advance!
1 reply

Sep 10, 2008, 1:30 PM
over in the "Review: Sony Ericsson TM506" discussion:

Why is it that Sony Ericssion will make a 1700 AWS 3G phone for T-Mobile...and they won't make CDMA?

Sony has been out of the CDMA game for a few years now... WHY? T-Mobile is the ONLY GSM carrier out there using AWS 1700... so if they make a phone that supports it... they are making it for ONLY
T-Mobile... and that is a limited user base to sell phones to. Yet... for years they have dogged CDMA technology for years because of it's "limited user base" (compared to GSM)... yet they could be selling phones to Verizon, Sprint, Alltel, Metro, Cricket, Virgin.... who probably cover 80 million people alone. I don't get it.
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Sep 8, 2008, 2:42 PM
over in the "Review: Sony Ericsson TM506" discussion:

3G Plans and Tethering

This phone sounds like everything I have been looking for except for the outdoor viewing weakness..Will you be able to get it with a new activation with the $6 web plan or only on the $20 plan?..also, in checking with the Sony website, will you be able to tether your laptop for basic surfing using bluetooth or their software suite?

3 replies

Sep 4, 2008, 8:08 PM

Will Carriers in Canada use this someday?

I'm not saying like within a couple of months, but since the AWS auction in Canada took place in May, I was wondering if carriers who bought those frequencies will use them, like probably next year or so. If so, then manufacturers would have more incentive to make WCDMA 1700 phones.
1 reply

Aug 23, 2008, 12:00 PM
over in the "Video Tour: Sony Ericsson TM506" discussion:


Eric, buddy, you're slippin here. Either that or you were hittin the sauce a little hard before you made that vid. Standard button config for a Sony Ericson phone???? Did you NOT notice the big Send and End keys?!?! Holy crap! 😳 I can't believe that someone over at ol' SE finally decided this was a good idea... amazing.
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