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Feb 13, 2004, 2:09 PM

I think I like it

I was going to hold out for the V810 but I decided to try this phone out because I needed a new one so bad. At first I was sure that I would return it within the trial period, but I'm starting to really like this phone. Overall, the battery is the most impressive. I heard the v810 comes with 2 batteries and that implies that you must need 2. Not good. So, although a little bulky, the life of the battery makes it worthwhile.
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Feb 13, 2004, 4:36 AM

online album

how do I upload my pictures to my online album? I can do it with the vx6000 but I don't know how to do so with this one!
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Feb 8, 2004, 1:42 AM

Question: How do I get the pictures to my computer?

If I buy this phone, how do I get the pictures from the phone to my computer? Sorry about the stupid question, this will be my first camera phone.
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Feb 11, 2004, 7:01 PM

Samsung a610 accessories

I bought the accessory pack for my a610. Only problem is... The leather case sucks! The strap does not allow the top to rotate. Does anyone know of another option? I am a freak about protecting the display. Thanks
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Feb 12, 2004, 10:08 PM


Very Happy Available Friday at the Shack as soon as the order arrives. Know what that means? You don't have to put your name on a clipboard and wait for the verison store people to call on you to buy the A610! So far no accessories made specifically for it. If anyone lives close to a sprint retail store you may wanna check to see if there is a case for the A600 that fits the A610.
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Feb 12, 2004, 3:54 AM

my image?

does anybody know if I can access the 'my image' part of this phone without having to go to settings and then display? Even if I don't want to change the settings, I still have to go thru this process to get to my images. if anybody has an answer please hollar!
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Feb 10, 2004, 11:27 PM

Having a problem with Get it Now

I got the phone today and it had exceeded my expectations. Much nicer than the one offered through sprint! Great picture quality, nice menus.

My concern right now, is i tried to download one ring tone and it told me i had to delete some files. It is showing that I'm using like 11% of the memory. So something must be wrong. But when I was troublshooting this problem i did notice that there seems to only be 1.4 MB of memory on the phone (about one floppy). Is that for everything or just get it now? I won't say were I bought it, because the sales people were like "yeah thats the new phone, we don't know anything about it". Absolutely useless sales presentation/help. It was a Verizon Dealership.
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Feb 12, 2004, 8:30 AM

attn phoneyphon

Where did you buy your phone, because mine didnt come with games loaded...what city and state, zip code as well pls....thx...

Feb 12, 2004, 2:50 AM

A610 is unimpressive

I bought the A610 yesterday and since then, I am going to return it.
The swivel screen is kind of interesting when you actually
get to try it in-person, and feels like the hinge area is made
quite well and won't snap off.
That's about the end of the good stuff on this phone.
Now for the not so good parts:

1) Flash. It might as well not be there. I've tried the cam in dark rooms,
and a match would illuminate things better for picture. The angle of it
isn't all that great. (I just hope the V810 and CDM9950 have a brighter flash)

2) Display. The one and only. Personally, I've had a StarTac for 3 years on one
of my Verizon lines, so I'm use to not have an external display.
However, it gets real annoying after a while of always ha...
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Feb 11, 2004, 11:06 PM

Voice services

I read a thread on the Samsung VI660 forum that mentioned the awesome voice services on that phone. I checked the A610 at the verizon store tonight and it has the same enhanced voice menu. Hold the star key and the voice services menu comes up. You can digit dial, dial by saying the name of any contact entry without prior programming, you can voice jump to a contact entry in order to edit contact info, you can voice jump to your calendar. On the VI660 it will also speak your signal level, battery level, and service area info. I did not check whether the A610 does this. Try out the voice services, its awesome. And by the way, I recommend everyone to get the $5/month total equipment coverage from Verizon. My year old 4400 was starting to buzz ...

Feb 11, 2004, 9:43 PM

Screen Refresh

I just got a Samsung A530s a week ago, and i'm thinking of returning it for the A610. One thing I dont lilke about the A530 is the screen refresh rate. Any time there is moving text on get it now, it looks completly blurry. Or anything moving in any of the games for that matter.

I'm assuming the A610 has a newer screen, but I just want to make sure that it doesnt have the same prob. So can anyone confirm the phone is fine?

Feb 11, 2004, 8:46 PM

picture id

i realize this phone doesn't have a screen on the outside of the phone, but is there any kind of picture id features on the main screen since you have to open the phone to find out who's calling anyways? also, is it a bad idea to leave it flipped around so the screen's on the outside? thanks

Feb 11, 2004, 7:03 PM


For those of you that already bought the a610, can you comment on how the reception is compared to your past verizon phones. Thanks!

Feb 11, 2004, 5:30 PM


The a610 came out yesterday and it is $229.99. I do not like it, because it is a dual band phone Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad and I want to get a tri band phone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Feb 4, 2004, 5:27 PM


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Feb 11, 2004, 1:33 PM

FONT setting(s)

How do you change the damn font settings (i.e. when dialing a number) ?

Feb 11, 2004, 1:21 PM

Can youemail ring tones to the a610?

I just got the phone yesterday and I love it so far. If this is possible to do can someone give me step by step instructions on how to email ringtones to my phone. I tried to send an email with a midi attatchment to my phone and it didn't work. Any Ideas?

Feb 11, 2004, 12:55 AM

Great Phone

I hadt the vx6000 this blows it away. hands down the best PHOTO pics out of any camera of seen on the market period!!!!!! My cousin has the sprint phone with Video from SANYO...this is soooooooo much nicer!!!! Enjoy verizon finally has a HOT phone !! Be proud verizon users!!! over 4hr talk time...... on the standard battery!!!
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Feb 10, 2004, 12:58 PM

Bought my a610 today@ 9:00am

I bought my a610 today in the smithtown, ny store....i'll let everyone know what i think of it soon...take care.
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Feb 10, 2004, 10:06 PM


I work for the shack, my Verizon rep told me last week we would get it, but didn't tell me when. We get shipments every friday, so I'll post friday night if we got it in or not. If I have it friday, the top 2000 shack stores across the country should too. I played with the phone as the verizon wireless store in my town tonight, have to say i'm impressed. the swivel is pretty sturdy, but I realized that if you flip the screen out for caller id, not only do you have to flip it open to answer it like any flip phone, you also have to pivot the screen around so that the earpiece is toward your face then hit the answer button, so you can't have call answer on flip open, the most convenient feature of any flip phone. The camera was cool though, and...
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