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Aug 12, 2010, 10:52 AM


โ˜น๏ธ can someone tell me how to get the pictures off the phone? my a 870 is prepaid and no matter what I do even bluetooth it finds the phone,but thats as far as it goes,am I doing something wrong?had the phone awhile.so any help would be much appreciated.thanks.
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Nov 23, 2007, 7:56 PM

Load Screen Loop of Doom

Here it goes:

So one night i put my phone on to charge, regular procedure right. When i take it off in the morning and turn it on all it does is loop the load screen for five hours until it runs out of battery power. Has anyone else had this problem and if so, how do I fix it?

Sep 13, 2007, 8:19 PM

MP3 Ringtones

Hi, I'm thinking about getting this phone for a prepaid account, and I've been able to get a solid answer on everything but this: my current Samsung SGH-X497 can receive and play MP3 tones, via sites like PhoneZoo, etc. Does this phone support that feature as well? Thanks.

May 31, 2007, 5:30 PM

Anyone know how to keep the calendar from sounding reminders?

I have this phone and recently it has starterd sounding a reminder for EVERY event in my calendar - even when the reminder setting is set to OFF. Anyone know how to stop this from happening without setting every single event to silent? I would think off was off, but then again...

Apr 4, 2007, 12:16 AM

coming to cricket after the 18th?

...yeap take it from a insider ;)

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Aug 25, 2006, 3:21 PM

Im goin to get this fone but ive got sum Questions?

If someone could tell me when someone calls does their pic come up on the outside screen? I hope so because i luv when a fone does that.
2 replies

Feb 15, 2007, 8:15 AM

Home-made ringtones

Good news! The 870 does .mp3 ringtones. The main issue is creating them and getting them to the phone.

first, go to http://joequincy.googlepages.com/Samsung.zip to get drivers (I'd recommend putting them on your desktop) then go to bitpim.org and download the latest version.

next, connect your phone either by usb (there's a cable pack, it's the older VCast Media Kit... but it has a driver CD, so you may as well use those drivers) or bluetooth. (instructions here: http://www.howardforums.com/printthread.php?t =1067179 ) and install the drivers.

For creating ringtones, I recommend Audacity. It's free, and it works great for audio editing (make sure you get the LAME MP3 encoder from the site as well.

To put them on your phone, use Bi...

Feb 13, 2007, 9:28 PM

MP3 Player Anyone

๐Ÿคจ I Was Wondering If This Phone Has An MP3 Player Thx

Jan 31, 2007, 12:30 PM


Does any one know how to chaange the security code for Samsung SCH-A870 I forgot the other one....... ๐Ÿ˜ข ๐Ÿ˜ข

Aug 25, 2006, 2:27 PM

BlueTooth / Vibrate/Digit Dial Questions??

For those who have this phone:

1. have you gotten a bluetooth device or tried any? what one works the best and/or is the best for the money w/ features?

2. Can this phone do vibrate/then ring or vibrate/and ring?

3. The sales person at the Verizon Store couldn't get the digit dial to work, and didn't know what to do to fix it. I saw something in the menu about digit sensitivity or something like that--do you have to do a little training for sound sensitivity???

Thanks for any info!
4 replies

Nov 16, 2006, 5:59 PM

Migrating PrePaid to PostPaid

Anyone have any experience with purchasing an A870 prepaid phone (say at Wal-Mart or similar) then activating it on a post paid (contract) account? I've heard mixed stories of mixed success. Any experts out there?
1 reply

Nov 4, 2006, 9:10 PM


does sending ringtones to you 10digit#@vzwpix.com cost any money?

Nov 4, 2006, 12:27 PM


how do you email ringtones to the 870? Does your phone have an email address to send ringtones to?

Oct 22, 2006, 9:38 PM

Front Screen Contrast Problem

Is anyone else having a problem with the contrast on the front screen resetting?

Each time I lower the contrast, the front screen looks fine when I close the phone. As soon as I make the front LCD light up by pushing a side button, the contrast resets to a much higher level that causes the screen to look washed out. Going back into the contrast menu, the phone claims it is still set to the level I wanted.

I tried updating the software on my phone, but I still get the same problem. Do I have a faulty phone? I've got 10 more days to exchange it for another!

Oct 20, 2006, 9:40 PM

home made ringtones

can you email a small .mid or .mp3 clip to your 10digit#@vzwpix.com? If so which extension and how small does the file need to be?

Sep 16, 2006, 11:15 AM

Just got one - microSD slot?

OK, I picked up an A870 earlier this week, before I read this thread. If I had read the thread earlier, I might have been reluctant to get the A870.

Actually, I really like the phone. I have no problems at all with the audio quality. I've compared it to various other models and I do not hear a noticable difference. And I'm rather picky; I tried a friend's new Nokia over the weekend and the sound quality was truly awful.

I do fumble the buttons occasionally, however. As I was entering my phone book (too cheap to get it copied at a VZW store), I had to correct myself numerous times when extra digits got accidentally registered. But that's a relatively minor annoyance.

I did have one question, though. Several sites listing speci...
2 replies

Aug 28, 2006, 2:18 PM

light-up external screen?

awhile ago, I purchased the samsung sch-a950 and hated it because there was too much emphasis on vcast and not enough on the simple qualities i want in a cell phone. Strangely, one of the things i hated most was that you couldn't turn the external screen light on unless you held a side button for about 5 seconds. Is this one the same, or is it a quick and easy touch of the side button?
6 replies

Sep 27, 2006, 1:27 AM

Change red status bar color?

Does anyone know if the Verizon red status bar can be changed to a more soothing color?

1 reply

Oct 12, 2006, 4:13 PM

Home Screen Colors

Hey everyone- I just got this phone and a major gripe is that you can not change the gray and red colors on the main home screen. Please someone tell me there is a way to do it.



Aug 29, 2006, 2:49 PM

870 ringtones

Has anyone tried e-mailing a midi file to an 870 to see if it allows you to set it as a ringtone? My wife just got one and I want to make sure she can do everything she wants to do w/ it before the 15 day window is up. Thanks!
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