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Mar 19, 2008, 8:43 AM

E-mail application

Anyone know of a good e-mail application for yahoo/hotmail, pop mail available for this model?
The one that comes with it, MobileEmail, will not let you move e-mails in yahoo/hotmail into folders or create new ones.
Ymail application is not compatible for this phone, and the web based wevrsion is painfully slow.

Mar 7, 2008, 2:49 PM

Connect Phone to PDA

I got my pda connected to phone and it attempts to dial-up to make the connection.

Where can I get the correct access number / username & pass to connect?

Is there a way to use the phone Media data plan without using airtime minutes to dial out?

Thanks, I appreciate it a lot.

Mar 15, 2006, 12:14 AM

Voice Mail Icorn

Anyone have the problem of the voicemail icon not going away after checking your voicemail and deleting the messages? Mine's been on for about 12 hours with no number under it.
2 replies

Dec 23, 2005, 10:06 AM

Modem setup

Is anyone interested in using the phone as a modem? I was able to set up both my PDA and laptop to use the phone as a modem and it works pretty well. But, you better get one of the data upgrades (5MB or better). I browsed eBay on my PDA and that ate up about 2MB. If anyone is interested in the settings I used, I can post them in a reply.

Why do this? The phone's browser is pretty limited and even my old non-web enabled Sony Clie can browse better than the phone (after I installed a browser). Right now, I am using the IR interface, but I look forward to getting a Bluetooth dongle.
3 replies

Sep 8, 2006, 2:10 PM


Does anyone know how to partially disable the PTT button? 🤭
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May 7, 2007, 3:02 PM

Z525 connection to pc

i bought the cd and usb cable to connect the phone to the computer but it wont work. when i plug in the phone it just charges

Mar 26, 2007, 11:45 AM

What games are on this phone?

Can anyone tell me what games are on this phone, please? Thanks! 🙂

Dec 8, 2006, 6:55 PM


I've only had this phone over a year. Is it because I got one of the firsts, and perhaps there's a bug?

Well, both my internal and external screens just went totally blank. My external screen is blue, while my internal is just showing white. I press the menu buttons, and I can still get to my media player and make calls. Everything is working fine, just except the fact that I can't see ANYTHING whatsoever.

I tried rebooting the phone, take the battery out, using a different battery, taking the sim card out, everything!

Did anyone else have this problem?

What happens if my warranty expires? Can I still trade it in if it has internal problems? Can I trade it in for another phone of equal value?

Thanks in advance!
3 replies

Oct 10, 2006, 1:06 PM

itunes as ringtone?

can you use an itunes song as a ringtone. if yes, how do you do this?
1 reply

May 2, 2006, 7:49 AM

Text messaging templates?

I don't have the 520 yet, but I'm thinking about it. One feature I've liked about the Motos is that you can create your own "canned" text messages that you can simply pull up and send to anyone at anytime. I do a lot of TMing, and I had an old Ericsson (before the Sony merger) that only had pre-programmed basic message templates. Does the 520 have this option? It's pretty much the only factor that will make the decision for me between it and the Moto 551/557. I like the looks and memory of the SE, but the TM thing is pretty important to me, too. Thanks..
3 replies

Dec 5, 2006, 9:54 PM

PTT Help

There is a solution yo yhe dreadful PTT button with the flip closed press ptt then the + sign (On the left) then PTT again or menu then # then locks then PTT Button Then lock (this lock takes effect 45 seconds after closing the flip) Now That Wasnt Hard Now Was It 🤣 🙄

Dec 12, 2005, 10:02 PM

Camera Sound

When my phone is in silent, the camera sill makes the shutter sound. This is a problem because when i'm in class, the button is so sensitive, that it takes pictures in my pocket, making the shutter sound. Is there any way to disable the sound?
14 replies

Nov 23, 2006, 1:41 AM

Z520 Camera Button solution :)

I tried this and it does work to disable the camera button.

From: http://forums.mobiledia.com/topic40772.html
Thanks to the poster:


Posts: 1
Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:20 pm
Sony Ericsson z520a camera button fix

Ok guys, I seem to have found a solution. But again tell me if it works on your phone too. The solution does not require beating the sh*t out of the button like many of us have been tempted to do

Anyway, here's the trick:

1. Flip open the phone, do whatever and then close it.
2. Now if you press and hold the camera button on the left, well pocket picture time!

1. Flip open the phone, do whatever and then close it.
2. WAIT until the front screen dims out.
3. Now press t...

Jun 9, 2006, 1:54 PM

phone keeps shutting off

anyone have any problems with their phone shutting off randonmly? I have to turn my phone back on about 15 times a day. It doesn't matter if it's fully charged or low battery. It will shut off when it's idle, or in the middle of a conversation. This is my second Z520a and I'm about ready to switch.
2 replies

Feb 3, 2006, 4:58 PM

White external screen

OK.what is going on with my phone? I have had no problems but now when the phone rings or I get text message the external screen lights up white with a pale picture of a phone but now no caller name or number etc. Any ideas? I have changed wallpaper, turned off and on, took out battery etc. Still white when it rings. HELP. Now annoying cos can't tell who is calling when it rings unless I open the phone.
2 replies

Dec 14, 2005, 2:49 PM

Voice dialing?

Anyone have any luck with the voice dialing?
When I try to set it up it says to speak after the tone, which I do, then it claims the background noise is too high - which it isn't. So what is the secret?
Otherwise this phone is great so far
4 replies

Sep 22, 2006, 10:59 PM

Maybe I'm insane...

...anyway, I updated my phone's firmware from the sony website, which actually killed the camera driver so I had to send it in and get the firmware put on it there, not sure if it's the old firmware or not, anyhoo, my phone was gone for about a month and a half and my short term memory sucks, but I'm positive you could set a ringtone for blocked/restricted ID, now I can't find the option anywhere, I've looked through the user manual and I can't find it there either, anyhelp or am I just remembering wrong?

Sep 13, 2006, 11:27 AM

laptop bluetooth to z525a to isp ........ help please !!!

I have a sony ericsson z525a through cingular. I also have a roadrunner cable account at home. Roadrunner allows remote access to my account via phone modem while travelling etc.
I would like to use my laptop while travelling, connect to my cell phone using a usb bluetooth, and use the cell phone as my modem, and dial my roadrunner dial up access number......bingo.....internet connection.
But it doesnt work.
Bluetooth between phone and laptop seems fine. Transfers pictures etc fine. just doesnt want to dial out and connect.
Been working on this for days.
Any help greatly appreciated !!!!

Sep 28, 2005, 10:20 PM

Wheres the Flash on this phone?

Phones that cant take pics in the dark are useless so does this phone have a flash or something for the dark?
7 replies

Nov 20, 2005, 11:48 PM

problem with whiteout flicker on opening flip?

I just got the phone yesterday and noticed that each time I flip the phone open, it briefly flickers an all-white screen and then goes blank for a split second before stabilizing to the default background/standby mode. For those who have this phone, is this typical? Thanks...
4 replies
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