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  1. #1
    Sparx
    Guest
    Hello !

    Do either the K500i / K700i / S700i support MP3s to be used as ringtones? I
    know they support playback of MP3 clips using an in-built app.

    --
    Regards,

    Sparky

    >> The following ought to produce some neurological response <<


    "The gap between the Ferrari Enzo and the Mercedes SLR is as wide as the gap
    between Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard." -- Jeremy Clarkson, Host of
    "Top Gear"






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  2. #2
    Horst Peiffer
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    Re: MP3 Ringtones

    Sparx wrote:
    > Hello !
    >
    > Do either the K500i / K700i / S700i support MP3s to be used as ringtones? I
    > know they support playback of MP3 clips using an in-built app.
    >

    At least the (unbranded) K700i does this. However, Vodafone here in
    Germany brands the phone so badly - they would say smartly, I guess -
    that it does not accept any non-Vodafone MP3 ringtone anymore.....

    So you better make sure that you get an unbranded phone.

    Cheers,
    Horst



  3. #3
    Sparx
    Guest

    Re: MP3 Ringtones

    In [email protected], this is what Horst Peiffer
    had to say :

    < SNIP ! >

    | So you better make sure that you get an unbranded phone.
    |
    | Cheers,
    | Horst

    Thanks for the info. What about the K500i ? Any one here have any experience
    with this particular model ?

    --
    Regards,

    Sparky

    >> The following ought to produce some neurological response <<


    "The gap between the Ferrari Enzo and the Mercedes SLR is as wide as the
    gap between Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard." -- Jeremy Clarkson,
    Host of "Top Gear"






  4. #4
    michael turner
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    Re: MP3 Ringtones

    On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 14:40:25 +0530, Sparx wrote:

    > Hello !
    >
    > Do either the K500i / K700i / S700i support MP3s to be used as ringtones?


    Unbranded handsets definately do, However some branded/butchered/lobotomized
    handsets have it disabled. e.g. Vodacack Live! .... WHY ????

    > I know they support playback of MP3 clips using an in-built app.


    Yup, they can also play AAC(MP4/iPod) music as well BTW

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    Michael Turner
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  5. #5
    Sparx
    Guest

    Re: MP3 Ringtones

    Many thanks to all who replied.

    --
    Regards,

    Sparky

    >> The following ought to produce some neurological response <<


    "The gap between the Ferrari Enzo and the Mercedes SLR is as wide as the
    gap between Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard." -- Jeremy Clarkson,
    Host of "Top Gear"






  6. #6
    jgwhite
    Guest

    Re: MP3 Ringtones

    "Horst Peiffer" <[email protected]> wrote...
    >> Hello !
    >>
    >> Do either the K500i / K700i / S700i support MP3s to be used as ringtones?
    >> I know they support playback of MP3 clips using an in-built app.
    >>

    > At least the (unbranded) K700i does this. However, Vodafone here in
    > Germany brands the phone so badly - they would say smartly, I guess - that
    > it does not accept any non-Vodafone MP3 ringtone anymore.....
    >
    > So you better make sure that you get an unbranded phone.
    >


    For what it's worth, I am in Australia and was sucked into buying the
    Vodafone branded K700i.
    I bought it through a Vodafone franchise store (so not one of those Vodafone
    only stores, it had it's own company name) and was not happy about the
    ringtone issue.

    I asked the vendor how much it would cost to exchange my phone for an
    unbranded K700i and he quoted me $200.

    Obviously I was not willing to pay this, so after a couple of calls to
    Vodafone I used their email complaint service and told them about my
    disappointment. I think written complaints have more effect as they have to
    reply to you in writing.

    My email contained the following:
    1. Names of the people at Vodafone whom I spoke to including dates and
    times.
    2. My exact issues with the branded phone, including the ringtone issue and
    being unable to update the firmware via the Sony Ericsson site and the fact
    that none of these were communicated to me at the point of purchase.
    3. My solution, which was for the vendor to order an unbranded phone at the
    price of $200.00 which I would cover for the interim.
    4. That I expect Vodafone to either credit my Vodafone account or reimburse
    myself via personal cheque.
    5. A bit extreme and probably not needed in my case, but I said that if this
    complaint was not handled to my satisfaction I would be contacting the
    Telecommunications Ombudsman to explore my rights as a customer. I doubt
    that I would have gone down this avenue regardless, but I'm sure that people
    out there care more about it than I do.

    I think working in an area that deals with customer complaints has helped me
    because Vodafone emailed me back the next business day stating that if the
    vendor ordered the unbranded phone, they would cover the $200 if I provided
    them with a copy of the receipt. The email said it was a goodwill gesture,
    and that they accept no responsibility for this so please don't expect that
    they will do the same for you if you try it. I work for a large bank, and
    goodwill gestures don't get granted towards those who demand it. They are
    not consistent, and the excuse of "you did it for this guy" does not work.
    Be constructive with your criticism. Act as though you have half a brain
    cell. People really need to learn that getting angry at customer service
    representatives can only hurt you, not help you. 99.99% of the time, some
    poor person who has nothing to do with your issue will be taking your ****
    and will not WANT to help you. That's the trick though, you have to make
    this person want to help you. Be firm, but polite in your complaints and I
    guarantee that you will get what you want and MORE.
    (By the way, this isn't directed at you specifically, but all 'customers').

    I have been a satisfied Vodafone customer for a number of years, and this
    branded k700i phone gave me the right ****s. However, their customer
    service towards myself was exceptional and I have had my faith restored
    along with my ability to use mp3s as my ringtone.

    Once again, I stress that this may not work for you since it was a goodwill
    gesture. I was very fortunate for Vodafone to do me the favour this time,
    but don't expect the same treatment.

    I hope this helps in some way. Vodafone need to steer away from this
    branding issue, because the loud minority will cause them nothing but grief.

    Joe





  7. #7
    Andy
    Guest

    Re: MP3 Ringtones

    I bought an F500i which is Vodafone branded version of K500i and NO it won't
    let you use MP3's as ringtones. I returned within my 14 day cooling off
    period for full refund and bought a SIM free K500i which allows you to use
    them without any hassle at all. Menus are much nicer to use too.

    DON'T BUY ANY PHONE THAT IS VODAFONE BRANDED.........YOU'LL REGRET IT
    BIGTIME.


    "Sparx" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hello !
    >
    > Do either the K500i / K700i / S700i support MP3s to be used as ringtones?
    > I
    > know they support playback of MP3 clips using an in-built app.
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Sparky
    >
    >>> The following ought to produce some neurological response <<

    >
    > "The gap between the Ferrari Enzo and the Mercedes SLR is as wide as the
    > gap
    > between Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard." -- Jeremy Clarkson, Host
    > of
    > "Top Gear"
    >
    >
    >






  8. #8
    deniz
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    Re: Re: MP3 Ringtones

    Tell me about it
    I had the same problem

    Originally posted by Andy
    I bought an F500i which is Vodafone branded version of K500i and NO it won't
    let you use MP3's as ringtones. I returned within my 14 day cooling off
    period for full refund and bought a SIM free K500i which allows you to use
    them without any hassle at all. Menus are much nicer to use too.

    DON'T BUY ANY PHONE THAT IS VODAFONE BRANDED.........YOU'LL REGRET IT
    BIGTIME.


    "Sparx" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hello !
    >
    > Do either the K500i / K700i / S700i support MP3s to be used as ringtones?
    > I
    > know they support playback of MP3 clips using an in-built app.
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Sparky
    >
    >>> The following ought to produce some neurological response <<

    >
    > "The gap between the Ferrari Enzo and the Mercedes SLR is as wide as the
    > gap
    > between Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard." -- Jeremy Clarkson, Host
    > of
    > "Top Gear"
    >
    >
    >



  9. #9
    Lewinmc
    Guest

    Re: MP3 Ringtones


    I got a K700i (T-Mobile) and an S700i (Vodafone).

    Now if you think I can have MP3 ringtones on my S700i your having a
    laugh. I been up half the night thinking that there was something I
    have been doing wrong. I sent a ringtone via bluetooth from my PC to my
    S700i. Would the phone allow me to set it as a ringtone?

    NO!

    And from what I hear from reading the posts in this forum Vodafone
    really have an issue with their branded stock. I dont get how a branded
    K700i (T-Mobile) can allow me to do it but an S700i does not. I read a
    section in the instruction book which says the following:

    "If you want to use an MP3 as a ringtone, you can only use some
    copyright-protected files specially designed as ringtones. Please
    consult your network operator for more information"

    Correct me if I'm not wrong but is this not commonly known as
    "Business Bull****?". An MP3 is an Mp3 it dont matter where you find
    one they all work in the same way, its just funny how they allow you to
    use the MP3's that come on the phone as a ringtone but not one that you
    wish to choose. As well as being the most expensive network they also
    seem to have the most excuses.


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  10. #10
    >-©LuVbuG©-
    Guest

    Re: MP3 Ringtones

    "Lewinmc" <[email protected]_dot_com> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]_dot_com...
    >
    > I got a K700i (T-Mobile) and an S700i (Vodafone).
    >
    > Now if you think I can have MP3 ringtones on my S700i your having a
    > laugh. I been up half the night thinking that there was something I
    > have been doing wrong. I sent a ringtone via bluetooth from my PC to my
    > S700i. Would the phone allow me to set it as a ringtone?
    >
    > NO!
    >
    > And from what I hear from reading the posts in this forum Vodafone
    > really have an issue with their branded stock. I dont get how a branded
    > K700i (T-Mobile) can allow me to do it but an S700i does not. I read a
    > section in the instruction book which says the following:
    >
    > "If you want to use an MP3 as a ringtone, you can only use some
    > copyright-protected files specially designed as ringtones. Please
    > consult your network operator for more information"
    >
    > Correct me if I'm not wrong but is this not commonly known as
    > "Business Bull****?". An MP3 is an Mp3 it dont matter where you find
    > one they all work in the same way, its just funny how they allow you to
    > use the MP3's that come on the phone as a ringtone but not one that you
    > wish to choose. As well as being the most expensive network they also
    > seem to have the most excuses.
    >
    >


    Welcome to Vodafone Live!

    Glad you came?

    --
    Antz
    Part of the UKtm family





  11. #11
    cng_au
    Guest

    Re: MP3 Ringtones

    I follow the second solution from

    http://www.esato.com/board/viewtopic.php?topic=70829

    It didn't work, then I found that my K700i's firmware not updated.
    Went to SE service centre and got my firmware updated to R2AA003
    IT WORK.

    Tell everyone.




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