Bought 2 of these a week ago
I don't see how to enable MP3 playing on the service menu. I think Verizon wants to sell more music.
No large font for contact list, but the contrast is excellent and the text is very crisp looking and actually easier to read than some larger fonts on other phones.
The battery life could be better I suppose, though I don't really mind charging my phone every 3 days or so.
Also: Some of my friends who have it reported it sounded a little like they are talking through a tin can, but I'm picky about sound quality and I didn't hear that (I would take it back if i did) even when talking vx8350-to-vx8350 with my wife. I think it depends on how you...
I have to say its a poor phone compared to what I'm used to. For some reason the T9 (predictive text entry) is not working which makes it a bitch to text.
Predictive text works fine, its just not on by default, that's all.
Just go to the Messaging menu (its of the five big menus, along with Contacts, Recent Calls, Get It Now, and Settings & Tools).
From there, choose Settings (top left button), then choose Entry Mode. Then choose Word, which is what VZW calls predictive text.
I wish it was on by default, but I guess texting newbs are used to the old-fashioned 'Abc' mode non-predictive text, and predictive confuses them? Who knows.
Enter ##program8350 (same as ##77647268350)
Enter service code "000000"
Select "3. Network Select"
Select "1. Mode Preference"
Select "1X Only"
Note that if you ever do a *228 to program your phone, the network mode preference will be reset to the default "Digital Only Hybrid" and you will need to repeat this to turn off EV-DO.
Yes, I know that I have to repeat this everytime I update the roaming network. I do it all the time on the 8100 & 8300, but couldn't figure out how to do it on the 8350.