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Jul 3, 2005, 9:46 AM

vibrate for text message?

ive had this phone for 3 days now and i dont kno if it is able to vibrate when u recieve a text msg... can anyone shine some light on my problem?? thanx

ps. shleeban your reply did not help, i was told this is a friendly help forum not an insult the newbie forum, so **** off asshole

Jun 30, 2005, 5:40 AM

File Types For Images

I want to put a pic on my phone and make it my back round. is it possible? If so what files are needed to set them as my backround and! what can i use to convert the files?

Jun 24, 2005, 12:34 PM

How to play Mp3s

What equiptment do I need to load mp3s onto a mini SD and play them in my phone. So far I have the mini sd and a data cable but I still cant figure it out? Can I get some help please?
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Jun 24, 2005, 9:34 AM

Corrupt Files and Automated Voice Services

OK ... so this is really pissing me off! i've had this phone for a week and finally started to take pictures and video. (i've been messing around with get it now and verizons web service cuz they are both new to me) Anyway, whenever i take a picture and save it to the phone it shows up blank and when i go to gallery to view it it says its a corrupted file and deletes it. Also, whenever i record a video and the save location is set to phone the camera freezes up then says it recorded something and when i go to view it it also says corrupted file and deletes it. Now heres the weird part ... if i choose the SD card as the save location they both work great but as soon as i move it to the phone it corrupts the file. IS THIS HAPPENING ...
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Jun 15, 2005, 9:32 AM

File Names duplicates with MP3? HELP!

Ok, so I just got an 8940 and loaded a bunch of MP3's on the SD card. Now, when I go into the music folder on my phone there are duplicate file names listed for every MP3 I have loaded but they don't play. Has anyone run int this, know what the deal is?
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Jun 12, 2005, 3:27 AM

File Types

I got the 8940 like a month ago. It's a cool phone. Anyways. I know what type of files you need for the mp3 player but i was wondering if it is possible for me to find a pic on my computer and put it on my SD Card and make it my backround. If so what type of file should the pic be. AND! When you put videos on your phone what type of files are they supposed to be? and how would i be able to convert the files i have to the files i need.

Jun 8, 2005, 2:22 PM

what file does this phone use for its videos

Im hearing that you can use software to convert mpeg videos into various phone video files and upload them into ur phone from ur p.c. or mac. here is one example of software i saw http://www.dvd-tool.com/3gp-video-converter.h tml
does anybody know if this will work for the 8940?? if not, what software do we need??
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Jun 4, 2005, 10:32 PM

Is the vibrate strong?

i have the v710 and the vibrate is awful on this phone, i can barely feel it. i was wondering if the 8940's vibrate is strong to the point where u can really feel it. thanks

May 28, 2005, 12:37 PM

Where to buy the 8940?

I'm pretty sure I want the 8940. I live in NYC, and most everyone uses Verizon. I also would like an mp3 player in my phone. I've gone to a bunch of little phone stores, and a ton of them don't do Verizon. I went to a Verizon store, and they don't even have the 8940. I see it at Wirefly.com, but have heard their rebates are a disaster.

I'm going to be a new Verizon customer so I was hoping to get a pretty good deal on a phone...I just need to know where to look. Any specific place in Chinatown or elsewhere online? How much did you all pay?
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XxLiTtLe D 11xX

May 5, 2005, 4:56 PM

What color is the keypad?

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May 13, 2005, 8:26 AM


Some internet sites have started coming out with faceplates for the 8940. I went to a Verizon service dept and talked to a tech about changing faceplates. She said not to do it yourself b/c it voids the warranty on the phone, and you can mess something up. But I've changed covers before on other phones I've had and I feel pretty confident I can do this one.
It looks to me like there are four screws holding the front faceplate together. But you have to remove those mirrored cover plates first. There's one long skinny one along the bottom (just above the hinge, below the Verizon logo) and two small square ones at the top left and top right (next to the speaker grill).
If anyone has tried removing these covers and got a new faceplate attached...
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May 9, 2005, 11:57 PM

Audiovox 8940 vs Motorola v265

Any advice. I have a Moto t720 and it is hitting the dust. Want good battery life, speaker, sound, easy menu. Don't really care about the camera. I do prefer analog bc I go to Maine, but might be able to live wo.
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May 20, 2005, 9:07 AM

IX ding driving me crazy - Please Help

I really love my 8940; however, when I pickup or drop the IX network, my darn phone dings. I can't figure out how to get rid of the ding. I have tried everything I know, and I am at the end of my rope.

I thank you in advance for your assistance.
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May 14, 2005, 8:11 PM


I really don't understand how to use the web browser on this phone.
A friend of mine sent me a link to download some free Java games if I had WAP access.
So does this phone have WAP access, and if so how do you get to it?

Thanks for any help.

May 9, 2005, 8:15 PM

i figured out how to record your own ringtones....i know i know genius

whats up people
i havent seen this posted before, but i figured out how to record our own ringtones onto our phone,
maybe somebody figured this out already, or some better way, but ill share with you what i have found

What you must do is use your voice recorder as if you were making a voice memo... to whatever u want it to be

then you send it a message to yourself

once you recieve the text, and open it, it will start to play

press Save media

go to settings>sounds>ringers. and then when the standard ringers come up, keep pressing the right button until it gets to downloaded
and there is your recorded thing

maybe there is an easier way, i dont know
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Mar 9, 2005, 9:59 PM

MP3 problems

I have finally got my handset to play some Mp3's but it will only play about a dozen of the songs I downloaded on it out of the about 75. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong or what I need to do? I have followed the instructions that I have read on hear where others have had problems but I just cant figure this out! thanks
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Apr 3, 2005, 4:11 PM

mp3 question

Someone told me that with the 8940 you cant use mp3s that were downloaded from the computer as ringtones, is that true?
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Apr 25, 2005, 6:23 PM

mini sd card

did you get the minisd card in the box or in the phone..if not where did you buy it?
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Apr 25, 2005, 8:27 PM

mp3 problems

well i just got the mini sd card and i transfered mp3s to the card and the phone reads them perfectly the only problem is that the sound only comes out the phones speaker and it wont come out the stander headset that came with the phone. could any one reply with an answer to resolving this issue
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Mr Ed

May 3, 2005, 11:03 AM

Changing menu colors??

Just got the 8940, seems like a nice phone but have a problem with the color of the sub menus and pop up windows. Most of the sub menus are some sort of ugly green. Some are lime green some frog green all different ugly shades of green. Is there any way to change, alter, modify or hack this software to change the menu colors from green to something else?

Also, really miss the one button "etiquite" mode to turn off ringer and turn on vibrater, any shortcuts?

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