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Nov 8, 2005, 9:19 AM

How to back up my phone?

I don't have a lot on my phone, but need to know how to save as much of it as I can...

I've got a v551 that I am sending back to Cingular because it has a problem with the audio. Quite often, I can only hear when using the speakerphone option, even though my volume is set to 7.

I know I can save all my phone numbers to the sim card, but what about other settings, ringtones, pictures, etc?

I know I can bluetooth the pics and sounds to my computer and then transfer them back to the new phone, but I thought that maybe there was a way to back up all of the settings to the sim so that I can just pop it into the new phone and have it set up like this one...

Do I need to buy that Motorola software and cable that I keep hearing about?
3 replies

Nov 9, 2005, 2:07 PM

Had V600 tmobile wants to send me V330

I have a V600 with t-mobile. It has been having issues with random reboots and they are proposing to send me the V330 as a replacement. I don't see anything drastically different between the 2 phones and I was wondering what you guys thought about trading the v600 for v330.

Oct 13, 2005, 2:20 PM

Viewing my own Number

How do I store my own number on the Motorola V551. In the manual it says to go to "Settings, Phone Status, My Tel. Numbers". Mine says, "My Mobbile Numbers" when I press select I get 4 options that all say empty. When I press the "view" button I go to a screen that says "Details" on top, & Name: & No: in the screen. when I press the menu button I get a message that says "Copy all Text", I press "select" and it say says "Copy Complete".........but I still can't see my number.
3 replies

Oct 22, 2005, 3:39 PM

Disable Cingular "MEdia" button?

I just got my first cingular bill and I noticed that every time someone accidentally hit the MEdia web button (the cingular logo underneath the left soft key) it registered 1-10k of data. I got a 1 meg plan on this phone so that we could do limited web stuff, but I'm using up to 100k or more just with these accidental button presses. I've been through all the menu's but I can't find where I can disable or change the button's function. And here's the part that really pisses me off. I can lock the web browser so that you have to punch in the lock code after you start the web browser (like by the menu or holding "0") but that doesn't work with the MEdia button. What is the point of having the lock function if it can be bypasses with a single bu...
5 replies

Sep 7, 2005, 2:10 PM

Picture Messaging

A few days I ago I was trying to send a picture to someone and it wouldn't work after I tried and tried. So I asked Yesterday I called Cingular and added the Media Basics for $9.99. So then I went to send a picture to my friend with Verizon and it didn't work. So I called them again and the guy told me it shouldn't matter Cingular-Verizon. Then I sent my friend one who has Cingular and it worked fine. Anyone have a problem like this, or could help?
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Oct 27, 2005, 7:07 PM


does n e body know if an unlocked 551 will work with rogers service in canada. TIA

Mar 7, 2005, 10:32 PM

How To Make Mp3's

Ok..see i dont know how to make them out of my songs from my cds that i saved on to my computer cuse i have windows media player so how do i make them mp3's??? 😕
6 replies

Apr 29, 2005, 4:45 PM

Ear piece sound low

Has anyone elese noticed that the volume on the ear piece dropped or drops during calls?
12 replies

Oct 17, 2005, 7:38 PM

Bad Network Or Bad Phone

I had v551 for six months the reception was great on the phone now I am not getting signal it comes and goes.

Is it the phone or it's a known issues with this particular model.
1 reply

Oct 2, 2005, 3:18 AM

v551 - Network problem or phone problem?

I have been having trouble with my v551 or actually what I think is A network problem of some sort. I have had the phone and service in Central Florida since January. The last 4 or 5 days the phone is Not ringing when people are calling me, approximately 9 out of 10 times. When someone calls my phone and it doesnt ring to indicate I have an incoming call, some of these calls are not going to my voicemail, and of those calls that do get my voicemail, my phone doesn't indicate I have a voice mail message until approximately 3-8 hours later. Last night I was on 2 phones with cingular service to attempt to resolve this problem. They had me pull the battery & the sim and then did the OTA & whatever else they could for the phone (Master reset...
1 reply

Oct 13, 2005, 8:05 PM

Bluetooth Handset

I am looking for handset for this phones and these two models I am looking at:-
a)Plantronics M2500 Bluetooth Headset
b)Jabra bt 250

Plantronics has better reviews than jabra, has anyone used both of them and which has better sound quality

Oct 10, 2005, 4:58 PM

Motorola V551...Wallpaper

Why does animated wallpapers only work as screen savers and not as the homepage wallpaper? I've spent almost $5.00 downloading a couple of animated wallpapers and according to the website my phone does support animated wallpapers,but when I set it as the main screen wallpaper there's no animation it's just like any other still photo wallpaper.The animation only works when it is set as the screen saver.What am I doing wrong?

Oct 10, 2005, 10:52 AM

v551 Flip Cover Problem

When I open and close my v551, the phone does not consistently recognize which state it is in. With the clamshell closed, I often get the upside-down "Cingular" that you see when the phone is open. When this happens, the internal display stays on, draining the battery. I am also hanging up on people consistently when I open the phone to answer.

Anyone else have this problem? I suspect it's the tiny button underneath the internal display that's gone haywire.

It's a company phone so I have to go thru channels to get this thing fixed and its driving me nuts!


Sep 24, 2005, 4:15 AM

Motorola v551......Missing Part?

I received my v551 about 4 days ago and I got it without a cover or plug for the head phone jack. My question is should there be a cover or some sort of plug for the opening of the head phone jack?
2 replies

Sep 29, 2005, 1:59 PM

Is my Moto unlocked????

I recently just had my Moto v400 replaced by Best Buy through my performance service plan. When the new phone arrived it did not have the Cingular badge at the bottom of the keypad like my old phone from Cingular had (it now just says 'V400'. I'm curious if this means my phone is unlocked or is there anyway I can find out if it is?
1 reply

Sep 20, 2005, 6:53 PM

Motorola V551......Display

Is there a way to hide or remove the logos on the homepage? It's blocking the faces on my wallpapers.
2 replies

Sep 13, 2005, 12:13 AM


I was wondering, does anyone else have the problem of getting charged a minute when you miss a call? I got charged for the minute, even though I didn't pick the phone up... Another thing I was wondering is whenever I plug my phone in to charge, it changes the audio setting. I have it on Vibe and Ring, but when I plug it in, it changes to loud. Any way of fixing that or does it happen to anyone else?
2 replies

Sep 22, 2005, 3:37 AM

Setting up to track location

I understand that these phones(GPRS)can be set up to keep track of the location. Want to know where my kids are

Jun 24, 2005, 2:46 PM

Another problem with my moto v551

The first problem i had with my phone was that the volume was really low when you were talking on the handset or you could not hear at all on it. The only way you could hear was if it was on speaker phone. So i called cingular and got a new phone in yesterday and the outer display does not work on the new phone that was sent to me. I guess I have to call again and get a new phone again. I want to see if i can just upgrade to the razr if that is possible. If anyone knows anything or has any information on this let me know. Thanks
3 replies

Sep 9, 2005, 4:00 PM

USB transfer

I just got a cell phone data transfer thing. I was wondering, Will I be charged for multimedia charges when I send ringtones from my computer to the phone? Also does anyone know of a good program that clips mp3's so I can choose the part of a song that I want as a ringtone. Thanx
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