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Apr 25, 2007, 3:02 PM

Samsung A-990 End of Life

A recent thread on Howards Forum says the 990 is being discontinued. Any VZ reps out there that can verify this?. Will there be a price drop anytime soon?.

Apr 15, 2007, 7:24 PM

Dropped Calls Due to case magnet

Just wondering if anyone is still having problems with dropped calls due to the magnets in the pouchs?.
2 replies

Dec 23, 2006, 2:46 PM

A990 Gripes

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 ...
7 replies

Apr 7, 2007, 5:17 PM

New Phone

Does anyone know when the new version of this phone will come out?

Apr 5, 2007, 10:58 PM

No Clock with out survice?

Every time my phone leaves the verizon survice area my clock on the phone goes awaay and I cannot tell what time it is. Does anyone no if you can change this or is it a glitch?

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Mar 4, 2007, 12:36 PM

Bluetooth ear piece

I am new to blue tooth. Can anyone reccomend a good ear piece that works well with this phone.
1 reply

Mar 27, 2007, 12:26 AM

how many text messages?

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
2 replies

Jul 7, 2006, 1:45 PM

what's the video quality?

πŸ™‚ 😁 😲 🀀 what's the resolution of the recorded video, and the frames per second (fps)? 😎
13 replies

Feb 18, 2007, 8:44 PM

Samsung-a990 and bitpim

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?
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Mar 4, 2007, 12:34 PM

New Phone to replace 990 ???

Which phone are they planning to replace the 990 with and when ?

Mar 2, 2007, 5:09 PM

Lost CD

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.
Cam Phone Guy

Jul 15, 2006, 12:49 AM

Does this phone support Bluetooth transfers?

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"!?!
1 reply

Oct 5, 2006, 12:01 AM


How's the reception and drop calls with this phone?? I've heard mixed opinions about the call quality.....
4 replies

Dec 21, 2006, 12:29 AM

Glitch w/ 1MB Memory

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.
2 replies

Jan 25, 2007, 8:43 PM

Ring tones

Does any one know how to, or if its possible to turn regular songs into a ringtone?
1 reply

Jan 14, 2007, 5:29 PM

2.5 to 3.5 mm adapter?


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!

2 replies

Jan 27, 2007, 4:26 PM


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.
3 replies

Jan 31, 2007, 1:05 AM

SD Card/Transferring Pictures/Music

Can anyone tell me if you can transfer music and pictures from your computer to your phone using the SD card and card reader.
3 replies

Feb 8, 2007, 11:23 AM

Calling problem!!!

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

Dec 2, 2006, 12:35 PM

New Update ZH07!!!! And what it did to my phone!!

😁 😁 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 ...
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