I've been using the A990 for four months now. I would not recommend it for high-end users or for every-day users who live in an area with low signal reception. Here's a list of things that drive me crazy about this phone. I think this list captures all my gripes. If I forgot anything, I'll add it later. This is my first verizon/samsung phone, so some of these complaints may apply to most such phones. My reference for comparison (i.e. my previous phone) is a Sony Ericson T610.
(level of annoyance out of 10 is in parentheses)
1. (😎 You can't talk too loud when recording a memo or it mutes and records intermittent bits of nothing. 2. (10) Very poor signal reception - I can't use the phone in my apartment because I constantly lose ... (continues)
how many text messages can this phone hold? categories being 1) text messages 2) pix messages 3) flix messages
thanks in advance.
and i found a neat trick to putting your own ringtones on your phone with ONLY your memory card and a computer.
1) format it 2) find a clip to use as a ringtone 3) put it in the 'my sounds' folder of your formatted memory card 3) show the extensions of known file types (i.e. mp3, wav) 4) change extension to .mid 5) ignore warning 6) it should work but may be a second or two slower than when it is in the phone itself
I've read, copied, and followed all the forum instructions for installing ring tones via bitpim on the Samsung SCH-a990 using a USB connection. The USB cable is from Verizon for their VCast (their driver is downloaded). I changed MP3 to mid. Yet, when I attempt to send any info to the phone, the box appears without the ability to check mark anything. I've done troubleshooting futilely. It recognizes the phone under 'other CDMA' but does not allow information to be sent to the phone. I am not computer savvy and have redone all the instructions from the forum numerous times unsuccessfully. I've tried Windows Media 10 player--it does not recognize the phone--even after the phone is turned off then on. Can anyone help?
I somehow lost the CD for my music pack. Is there a way to download the driver or whatever is on the CD that is needed to connect the cable? Does anyone know where/how to do this? I would really hate to buy a whole nother music pak, just for the CD.
Verizon states that you transfer photos to a Bluetooth printer so I would assume you could transfer the photos to a computer with Bluetooth- right? Anyone know? And what else has 'finally' been 'loosed' from "Gotcha Now"!?!
When I have my 1MB memory in my phone, and I turn on the phone's camera and set the resolution to PICTURE ID, the phone freezes and shows a small BSOD, then the phone restarts and powers back on again. However, when I don't have the memory card inside, the resolution can be set to PICTURE ID without any problems. Is this just me and a problem with just my phone? Please try this out and tell me if the same is happening.
It would be nice if I could use my own headphones with my phone. Does anyone know if there exists an adapter that will give me a 3.5mm plug-in? I know there's an adapter to get a 2.5mm adapter, but is there one for a regular 3.5 mm headphone jack?
I suppose I could google this on my own. I'm just being lazy while browsing the forum! Man I'm lazy! Just ignore me!
All I keep reading about is how people went to Verizon and got their A990's software updated from ZD18 to ZH07. So I call a bunch of Verizon stores and they never heard of it. The last one I called said there is some kind of update, but it doesn't say what version it is or anything about it. So I bring it in and they say they are going to do an update for me. When I get the phone back and check it after I leave, I see that the software version on my phone still says ZD18. Did they screw me????? Shouldn't the software version have a new number??? What gives???? Someone please explain! Thanks.
I have this phone for a while now. I am having a problem that has not be cleared up. here it goes, If someone calls me the phone rings once on their end and then goes right into my voice mail. on my end it never rings, but I get the voice mail indicate that I have a new message. On the phone I have full signal, the newest software. Also I have had this phone since its been on the market, so I have both software VR... If this is happing to any one else please hit me up.. thanks
😁 😁 I took the phone down to a Verizon store to get it update with the new SW ZH07 yesterday. Here are the specs of my phone, HW is 06.08, SW is ZD18. There is major lag in thumbnail loading, lag in voice calling, and a dark outside screen. The update at the store I went to took 45 min to do the update, but trust me, it's WELL worth it!!! Now, the outterscreen is brighter and more detailed, thumbnail loads a little quicker but still slight lag, voice calling is almost instaneous, camera options have changed which lead to my discover that i dont need AF to take great pictures and its a lot quicker!! One more great thing about the upgrade: my phone doesnt get hot when I use it in low reception areas!!! Before, I'd leave it plugged in and ... (continues)