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  1. #1
    windeze
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    Hi -

    My wife and I just got T610s. For some reason everytime I switch mine
    on I get a text box that says "How are you?" It's not a theme, a
    start-up or a wallpaper - I have set these - but the darned "How are
    you?" Pops up just after the start-up image appears and stays for
    10secs or so.

    Doesn't happen on my wife's phone...

    Can anyone tell me how to get rid of this message? Or even how to
    replace it with my company name?

    Much appreciatio if you can help.

    Mario



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  2. #2
    streetwise
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    Re: T610 annoying screen message! Help?

    Sounds like the user greeting is turned on...............look in the manual
    for greeting, not sure , it could be under settings, display etc etc



    "windeze" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:97b3f53[email protected]
    | Hi -
    |
    | My wife and I just got T610s. For some reason everytime I switch mine
    | on I get a text box that says "How are you?" It's not a theme, a
    | start-up or a wallpaper - I have set these - but the darned "How are
    | you?" Pops up just after the start-up image appears and stays for
    | 10secs or so.
    |
    | Doesn't happen on my wife's phone...
    |
    | Can anyone tell me how to get rid of this message? Or even how to
    | replace it with my company name?
    |
    | Much appreciatio if you can help.
    |
    | Mario




  3. #3
    Richard Colton
    Guest

    Re: T610 annoying screen message! Help?


    "windeze" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi -
    >
    > My wife and I just got T610s. For some reason everytime I switch mine
    > on I get a text box that says "How are you?" It's not a theme, a
    > start-up or a wallpaper - I have set these - but the darned "How are
    > you?" Pops up just after the start-up image appears and stays for
    > 10secs or so.


    Let me guess, it's a Vodafone SIM?

    >
    > Doesn't happen on my wife's phone...


    Is hers on Voda?

    >
    > Can anyone tell me how to get rid of this message? Or even how to
    > replace it with my company name?


    Not much you can do about it if you want to stay on Voda. You could try
    complaining directly to Vodafone, but whether they will do anything about it
    or not seems to be pot luck.

    If you were on Orange you'd find that it would pop up with Welcome To
    Orange. It's just another way the networks have found to annoy their paying
    cutomers.

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  4. #4
    windeze
    Guest

    Re: T610 annoying screen message! Help?

    Nope - that didn't do it. The "greeting" in the manual refers to the
    start-up picture and there's nothing in that menu that affects this
    text box. Any other ideas? I'm beginning to hate it in a murderous,
    Edgar Allen Poe sort of way...

    Mario

    "streetwise" <Reply Group [email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Sounds like the user greeting is turned on...............look in the manual
    > for greeting, not sure , it could be under settings, display etc etc
    >
    >
    >
    > "windeze" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > | Hi -
    > |
    > | My wife and I just got T610s. For some reason everytime I switch mine
    > | on I get a text box that says "How are you?" It's not a theme, a
    > | start-up or a wallpaper - I have set these - but the darned "How are
    > | you?" Pops up just after the start-up image appears and stays for
    > | 10secs or so.
    > |
    > | Doesn't happen on my wife's phone...
    > |
    > | Can anyone tell me how to get rid of this message? Or even how to
    > | replace it with my company name?
    > |
    > | Much appreciatio if you can help.
    > |
    > | Mario




  5. #5
    windeze
    Guest

    Re: T610 annoying screen message! Help?

    Aha! you're right, it is a Vodafone sim, and a new one, whereas my
    wife's is from her old phone. Who do they think would want a mobile
    phone asking them how they are? Next time I'm in the vicinity I'll
    call into where I purchased it and see what they say.

    Thanks for that. I'll stop trying to figure it out now!


    Mario

    "Richard Colton" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > "windeze" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Hi -
    > >
    > > My wife and I just got T610s. For some reason everytime I switch mine
    > > on I get a text box that says "How are you?" It's not a theme, a
    > > start-up or a wallpaper - I have set these - but the darned "How are
    > > you?" Pops up just after the start-up image appears and stays for
    > > 10secs or so.

    >
    > Let me guess, it's a Vodafone SIM?
    >
    > >
    > > Doesn't happen on my wife's phone...

    >
    > Is hers on Voda?
    >
    > >
    > > Can anyone tell me how to get rid of this message? Or even how to
    > > replace it with my company name?

    >
    > Not much you can do about it if you want to stay on Voda. You could try
    > complaining directly to Vodafone, but whether they will do anything about it
    > or not seems to be pot luck.
    >
    > If you were on Orange you'd find that it would pop up with Welcome To
    > Orange. It's just another way the networks have found to annoy their paying
    > cutomers.




  6. #6
    Richard Colton
    Guest

    Re: T610 annoying screen message! Help?


    "windeze" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Aha! you're right, it is a Vodafone sim, and a new one, whereas my
    > wife's is from her old phone. Who do they think would want a mobile
    > phone asking them how they are? Next time I'm in the vicinity I'll
    > call into where I purchased it and see what they say.
    >
    > Thanks for that. I'll stop trying to figure it out now!


    The shop won't/can't do anything. You'll have to go through customer
    services.

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  7. #7
    windeze
    Guest

    Re: T610 annoying screen message! Help?

    Correct. Just spoke to Vodafone customer services, after enduring
    their interminable menu system. Basically it can't be changed. Nothing
    they can do about it. It's only about 5 seconds long. The fact that
    it's moronic and probably even irritating to the 12 year old it's
    designed for wasn't a factor in it's inclusion in the sim. Oh well.
    It'll continue to annoy me every time I turn the thing on, but at
    least it doesn't say "Have a nice day."

    Thanks for your advice.

    mario

    "Richard Colton" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > "windeze" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Aha! you're right, it is a Vodafone sim, and a new one, whereas my
    > > wife's is from her old phone. Who do they think would want a mobile
    > > phone asking them how they are? Next time I'm in the vicinity I'll
    > > call into where I purchased it and see what they say.
    > >
    > > Thanks for that. I'll stop trying to figure it out now!

    >
    > The shop won't/can't do anything. You'll have to go through customer
    > services.




  8. #8
    fruit
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    Re: T610 annoying screen message! Help?

    windeze wrote:

    > Correct. Just spoke to Vodafone customer services, after enduring
    > their interminable menu system. Basically it can't be changed. Nothing
    > they can do about it. It's only about 5 seconds long. The fact that
    > it's moronic and probably even irritating to the 12 year old it's
    > designed for wasn't a factor in it's inclusion in the sim. Oh well.
    > It'll continue to annoy me every time I turn the thing on, but at
    > least it doesn't say "Have a nice day."


    Change the screensaver image under Settings->Display and you won't see it
    again

    fruit

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  9. #9
    Richard Colton
    Guest

    Re: T610 annoying screen message! Help?


    "windeze" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Correct. Just spoke to Vodafone customer services, after enduring
    > their interminable menu system. Basically it can't be changed. Nothing
    > they can do about it. It's only about 5 seconds long. The fact that
    > it's moronic and probably even irritating to the 12 year old it's
    > designed for wasn't a factor in it's inclusion in the sim. Oh well.
    > It'll continue to annoy me every time I turn the thing on, but at
    > least it doesn't say "Have a nice day."


    They can change it by sending you a new SIM without the SIM message on it.
    The trick is getting them to actually do it. They don't like it, but it can
    be done.

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  10. #10
    windeze
    Guest

    Re: T610 annoying screen message! Help?

    That would be a trick indeed. I suggested that when speaking to
    customer service and they said impossible - ALL vodafone sims have it
    .. And if ever I have to suffer their customer interface menu again I
    could end up cancelling my account in frustration - and that would
    probably be a whole lot more anxiety... no, I'll leave it and just
    tell as many people about it as possible. Like most large
    organisations they'll ignore complaints and deny responsibility and
    then sneak through a replacement message that looks almost
    professional (unlike :How are you?) - or just go back to no message at
    all. My wife's T610 has a very pleasant opening sequence. Buterflies
    and skies - almost relaxing... sigh...

    Again - thanks for all your help.

    mario

    P.S. it's definitely not a screen saver issue.

    "Richard Colton" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > "windeze" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Correct. Just spoke to Vodafone customer services, after enduring
    > > their interminable menu system. Basically it can't be changed. Nothing
    > > they can do about it. It's only about 5 seconds long. The fact that
    > > it's moronic and probably even irritating to the 12 year old it's
    > > designed for wasn't a factor in it's inclusion in the sim. Oh well.
    > > It'll continue to annoy me every time I turn the thing on, but at
    > > least it doesn't say "Have a nice day."

    >
    > They can change it by sending you a new SIM without the SIM message on it.
    > The trick is getting them to actually do it. They don't like it, but it can
    > be done.




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