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Aug 14, 2007, 4:24 PM

downloads on ax490

i have had this ax490 going on 6 month and yet to find a way to download or change ring tone altell says the cable,program they have is only for contacts any info on this.


Jan 17, 2007, 9:22 AM

Downloading new MIDlets..

I don't know about you, guys. But i've just got this phone and i've tried to download a customised MIDlet and the phone doesn't install the application on itself.
I'm trying to get some explanations about why it doesn't work but after sell the stuff, the company doesn't help us anymore.
I'm very disappointed with this phone. I think i will destroy this phone and ask my insurances to give me another model.

Nov 18, 2006, 12:56 AM

No message alert lights

This is the first phone I have had that doesn't show a light when a message comes in. It only rings so there is no way of knowing that a message has been received if you are away from the phone.
I find this very strange in a phone that is advertised as a text messaging phone.
It also doesn't show any light when charging or when it has been charged. You have to actually open the phone to see if it has been charged or not.
I'm going to try to exchange this phone.

Aug 28, 2006, 11:36 AM
over in the "FasTap Video Diary" discussion:

how about T9 vs. iTap?

I personally feel iTap is better than T9, even if they're fairly similar. I realize T9 has come a long way and improved, but iTap just makes more sense sometimes and is easier to teach new words to than T9.

Also I think I'm faster on iTap sometimes than on someone's Blackberry with a QWERTY keyboard, though I'm sure that's just because I use it every day and am more used to typing on a real keyboard using all 10 of my fingers instead of just my thumbs.

It would be interesting to compare them too, though this FasTap just seems like a silly idea. For how many keys it puts on the keypad you might as well have QWERTY or SureType (the 20-key layout on slimmer Blackberries like the 7130).
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Sep 16, 2006, 5:21 PM


👀 The AX490 is on RED ALERT. Not to be sold by any alltel retail stores or partners until further notice. The phone has problems with power cycling and other unmentionables.

Aug 22, 2006, 3:12 PM
over in the "FasTap Video Diary" discussion:

How does QWERTY compare?

How does your speed compare on a QWERTY keyboard device? It would be interesting to see if T9 is faster for you just because there are less keys to remember or if it's the ABC layout of Fastap that is confusing. Personally I'm as fast or faster with T9 than a QWERTY device on most phrases. Names, URLs and email addresses slow me down on any predictive system though.
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Aug 30, 2006, 1:49 PM

Has anyone used their 490 with a bluetooth?

The main reason I purchased this phone was to use the bluetooth. I have tried 2 headsets, and each of them results in the person on the other end hearing an annoying echo of themselves. Has anyone else experienced this? Also, I was told that I may have had the volume up too high. I tried turning the volume down, this did cut down on the echo, but then I could barely hear the person.
3 replies

Aug 29, 2006, 5:34 PM
over in the "FasTap Video Diary" discussion:

other languages

I'm sure this isn't a problem for most of you out there, but I frequently text in spanish and portuguese.now i currently have a phone with a keyboard, and even when typing in english i'm faster with the t9, it is near impossible to type in other languages.

Aug 23, 2006, 10:49 AM
over in the "FasTap Video Diary" discussion:


I had high hopes for this, too bad it won't be the "new paradigm" for keyboard layouts that Digit Wireless touts on their website.

Does anyone have this phone or the LG 6190 that can either confirm or dispute this?
9 replies

Aug 24, 2006, 3:43 PM

Help with Rinsgter+

Hi there, I can't seem to connect to Rinster+, it always comes up with an error message. Is this a recurring problem, or is it just me?
Mary Ma

Aug 23, 2006, 1:52 PM
over in the "FasTap Video Diary" discussion:

Conclusion is Unfair. Try input 'me" with T9. See how long it will take.

It always come up with "of". What I did was:

1.erase "of"
2.shift to "Abc" input
3.input "me"
4. shift back to "T9" (only if the message is really long)

See how long that will take.

Or there is any secret shortcut of T9 that I didn't know?
3 replies

Aug 22, 2006, 3:36 PM
over in the "FasTap Video Diary" discussion:


i can't figure out how to use this.
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Aug 23, 2006, 1:26 PM
over in the "FasTap Video Diary" discussion:

what nokia is that in the video

just wondering what nokia he us using in the video comparison.
it seems to have a big and crisp screen.
1 reply

Aug 22, 2006, 10:49 AM

Type of ringtone

Does the AX-490 have polyphonic ringtones or realtone ringtones? Thanks!

Aug 3, 2006, 2:48 PM

Keyboard layout :(

😕 That keypad looks annoying- no QWERTY layout- or anything resembling any type of keyboard layout, just the letters A-Z alphabetized. I think typing on that could be slow and cumbersome and take too much time to learn.
3 replies

Aug 4, 2006, 10:23 AM


I just think its amazing how they put a QWERTY in a compact flip phone. SWEET!!! 🤤
1 reply

Aug 3, 2006, 2:15 PM

Well now...

Cool idea. This looks neat. Hope Verizon gets something like this soon.
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