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Possible to have MP3 Player AND good RF?

jpronan

Mar 25, 2006, 3:45 PM
Hello,
I ordered an A950 two weeks ago. When the phone arrived I was shocked at how poor the voice quality was (however I was impressed wih the camera and the MP3 player.)

I had a second A950 sent out and the voice quality was excellent. However it has the more recent software that eliminated the MP3 player and replaced it with the miserable WMA player that is now standard.

From reading the forums I gather that there is no way to reinstall the MP3 player on phone #2.

Is there any way to update phone #1 so that the RF is improved without losing the MP3 player?

Here is the software version information for both phones...

1st phone (terrible RF - MP3 Player) -
Verizon SKU - SCHA950WRV
Software Version YI03
Hardware Versio...
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jpronan

Mar 25, 2006, 4:41 PM
As a quick follow up... I just read on another forum that some people who were experiencing the voice clipping problem had some improvement when they turned off EVDO on the phone.

Has anyone else found this to be the case?

Is there a down side to turning off EVDO?
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dave73

Apr 26, 2006, 10:37 AM
jpronan said:
As a quick follow up... I just read on another forum that some people who were experiencing the voice clipping problem had some improvement when they turned off EVDO on the phone.

Has anyone else found this to be the case?

Is there a down side to turning off EVDO?

If you're not in an EVDO area, there's a benefit to turning off EVDO: slightly longer battery life. Otherwise, it drains the battery on the phone. I don't know about RF though. That's been an issue with this phone from what I heard. More than likely, I'll be waiting for the Samsung SCH-a930, which supposedly will have the mp3 support, which was stripped from the a950 after the firmware upgrade. I however don't know how to a...
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way2cool

May 7, 2006, 2:11 AM
I've read in another forum that the WMA format can be replaced with MP3 format by re-flashing the software at a properly equipped Verizon shop.

I haven't verified this claim yet however, I'm heading that way tomorrow and I plan on asking. I don't want to library separate formats of the same music.
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