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Apr 30, 2005, 5:07 PM

Just for the record

Dear People who are smart and helpful,
thanks to everybody who has been posting in here, ive been reading all the threads for a while and they have been very helpful... i just joined because i had an idea and i didnt know if any1 was down for it:
It just so happens that everyweek or so people come in posting the same questions and then people post the same answers just directing people to differnt places...
so i was wondering if we can just put all the Frequently asked questions and answers right in the front... or like in responce to this, so that people do not have to post the same thing everytime... these could include
1.how to get pictures off your phone
2.how to load pictures and songs onto your phone
3.How to use the SD card...

Mar 27, 2005, 7:36 AM


how do i load the pictures on my computer with the full 1.3mp resolution size?
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Apr 27, 2005, 5:48 PM

Bitpim HELP

I am using a data cable and Bitpim, and I can save pics and videos from my phone to my pc, but cannot do anything else! When I click on data, send/get phone data, the box comes up but I can't click on anything! Anyone use Bitpim and know what to do?

Jan 26, 2005, 8:41 PM

Video Legnth??

Does anyone know how long you wil be able to record video?
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Nov 28, 2004, 12:18 PM

240x320 or 176x220???

What will the resolution be??
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Feb 2, 2005, 9:01 AM

Couple of questions - 8940 owners please read

i own the cdm-8940. To others who have it:

1) How to make picture ID show up on the outside of the phone (sub LCD) when someone calls? It's pointless inside.

2) How to make the backgrounds of the sublcd customized?

Also, any instructions to send our own ringtones (midi or mp3) to this phone would be appreciated.


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Jan 29, 2005, 11:22 PM


Can't find this spec anywhere.
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Feb 18, 2005, 3:45 PM

backgrounds and external display

i was thinking about buying this phone but i was wondering if the preloaded backgrounds are any good and if the external display graphic is decent. if any body could upload a picture or something of this that would really help a lot. thanks
1 reply

Apr 3, 2005, 12:12 PM

8940 vs. V710 HELP!!

Im trying to decide between the 8940 and the V710, does anyone have opinions to offer me, pros cons of each phone?
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Apr 15, 2005, 2:47 PM

picture ID on front LCD

I contacted Audiovox customer service and asked them if they knew of a planned software update to allow the picture of the person calling to appear on the front LCD, not just the inside screen. This was their response:

"CDM-8940 is a very new phone, but we are not hearing anything that would indicate our engineering department intends to offer a software upgrade that would allow this.
To be perfectly honest, it would be unlikely that it will happen."

Very disappointing.
Maybe if we can get enough people to complain about it, they'll hear the demand for it and get an update out.

Feb 8, 2005, 9:24 AM

My complaints about the 8940

After 4 days of use, I've found these issues (at least they are issues in my opinion). If anyone knows workarounds for these please tell.

Cannot configure duration of low setting of backlight (fixed at 5 seconds)

Vibrate then ring can only use loudest ring volume!

Vibrate and ring can only use loudest ring volume!

Vcast volume setting #2 too loud, setting #1 is the same as #0 (mute)

Vcast audio plays on outter speaker, not inner speaker (causing sound to go away from viewer)

Phone book doesn't have an 'Other' phone number element.

Camera quality is horrible.

Cannot zoom/pan on picture once taken, no way to tell if picture is any good.

mini-SD card is crippled.
3 replies

Mar 20, 2005, 3:33 PM

New technology Knowledge

I love new technology in the new cell phones but i don't have the knowledge for it can someone help me how to download MP3 format for a ringtone for the Audiovox 8940 for Verizonwireless please
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Apr 3, 2005, 12:16 PM

8940 features?

with the 8940 can u download pictures, music or videos from the computer to the phone for free, for example media downloaded from kazaa?

Mar 3, 2005, 11:07 AM

battery life is good

I'd like other 8940 owners' opinions on the battery life of the 8940. My battery lasted 7 days, making about 30 mins of calls and a few txt msgs. I recharged it the night of the 7th day cause it was at one bar, but I have no doubt it could have gone another day b4 dying.
I'm pretty happy with that...how is everybody else's usage?
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Feb 28, 2005, 3:23 AM

syncing outlook contacts?

I bought the data cable #28 and installed the curitel usb driver. I was wondering if there are any software I can download so I could upload my Outlook contacts onto the phone, and how to do it. Has anyone been able to do this? Thanks for your help.
1 reply

Feb 23, 2005, 6:59 PM

where do u buy the mini sd cards?

i was wondering where can u buy the mini sd cards and the reader/writer? please help. thanks
5 replies

Feb 7, 2005, 7:56 AM

8940 Ticking???

I bought the 8940 on Friday and I heard what it sounds like a watch ticking when talking on the phone, it happens 8/10 times. I took it back, the other phone has the same problem. The service rep couldn't heard it though. Sad Anyone else have this problem? I really like this phone but can't stand the ticking.
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Jan 7, 2005, 6:04 PM
over in the "CES 2005" discussion:


hey rich are anybody..how much is the samsung p777 going to cost and the moto v635..i heard there both goingto to be available Q1..and i ahve cingular..so i want to get one.which one should i get?? Confused
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Mar 11, 2005, 9:38 PM

phone file directory -please help

I've been downloading pictures from my phone using the usb driver and bitmap. I go under the directory brew/shared/jpeg. However now two of the folders under shared have disappeared and I can take flix. The only folders I have under shared are jpeg and wallpaper. Could someone please list the names of the others so I can add them. Thanks
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Mar 11, 2005, 1:17 PM

Price jump from Verizon

Anybody else notice that the price for the 8940 has gone up $20? The LG 8000 and Samsung 890 prices stayed the same. I wonder if the demand for the 8940 has gone down b/c of bad reviews, so Verizon is trying to make more money b/c of lack of sales. Or could it be on the supply side, that UTStarcom hasn't produced enough phones to keep up with demand?
Either way, I'm glad I got mine on Feb. 1 when it was cheaper!!
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