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  1. #1
    Stabby
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    Just got this phone, but I realised today you can't actually dial a
    number from standby! The only way I can do it is to press a number, then
    press the "End call" softkey, which removes the bottom menu options for
    some reason, then dial the number. Pretty bad bug - removing the primary
    purpose of a phone from the front-end.

    Then there's the stupid flashing blue light above the screen - I fixed
    this with a bit of silver model aircraft paint, so I can't see it
    flashing any more ;-)

    Good phone, but couple of software bugs let it down a bit.



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  2. #2
    BT News
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    Re: Left out most important featuer on N73?

    Stabby wrote:
    > Just got this phone, but I realised today you can't actually dial a
    > number from standby! The only way I can do it is to press a number, then
    > press the "End call" softkey, which removes the bottom menu options for
    > some reason, then dial the number. Pretty bad bug - removing the primary
    > purpose of a phone from the front-end.
    >
    > Then there's the stupid flashing blue light above the screen - I fixed
    > this with a bit of silver model aircraft paint, so I can't see it
    > flashing any more ;-)
    >
    > Good phone, but couple of software bugs let it down a bit.



    I don't see either of those on my N73. I just dial and number and
    everything works as expected.

    Your idea about the flashing light just crazy. Why paint the light? Its
    there to show you its on. I have mine switched off when I need to leave
    the phone out, but otherwise how cares if a light is flashing in your
    pocket?



  3. #3
    Stabby
    Guest

    Re: Left out most important featuer on N73?

    BT News wrote:
    > Stabby wrote:
    >
    >> Just got this phone, but I realised today you can't actually dial a
    >> number from standby! The only way I can do it is to press a number,
    >> then press the "End call" softkey, which removes the bottom menu
    >> options for some reason, then dial the number. Pretty bad bug -
    >> removing the primary purpose of a phone from the front-end.
    >>
    >> Then there's the stupid flashing blue light above the screen - I fixed
    >> this with a bit of silver model aircraft paint, so I can't see it
    >> flashing any more ;-)
    >>
    >> Good phone, but couple of software bugs let it down a bit.

    >
    >
    >
    > I don't see either of those on my N73. I just dial and number and
    > everything works as expected.
    >
    > Your idea about the flashing light just crazy. Why paint the light? Its
    > there to show you its on. I have mine switched off when I need to leave
    > the phone out, but otherwise how cares if a light is flashing in your
    > pocket?


    Maybe you have a different firmware revision then - on this one, if it's
    in standby it won't respond to the numeric keys at all unless you press
    one of them, then the end call button first (before I worked that out, I
    had to put every number I wanted to dial into the contact list, then
    pick it to call).

    I found the flashing irritating when the phone was left out on my desk
    at work (have to have it on silent, so I watch for the flashing screen
    when a call is incoming - having the flashing blue LED in the corner of
    my eye all day was too much). Another guy at work also had the problem
    but solved it in a slightly more extreme way - phone on the desk, put a
    biro tip onto the light and hit the top of the pen to break the bulb ;-)
    At least I can reverse my mod by just scratching the paint off!



  4. #4
    $limbo
    Guest

    Re: Left out most important featuer on N73?


    "BT News" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Stabby wrote:
    >> Just got this phone, but I realised today you can't actually dial a
    >> number from standby! The only way I can do it is to press a number, then
    >> press the "End call" softkey, which removes the bottom menu options for
    >> some reason, then dial the number. Pretty bad bug - removing the primary
    >> purpose of a phone from the front-end.
    >>
    >> Then there's the stupid flashing blue light above the screen - I fixed
    >> this with a bit of silver model aircraft paint, so I can't see it
    >> flashing any more ;-)
    >>
    >> Good phone, but couple of software bugs let it down a bit.

    >
    >
    > I don't see either of those on my N73. I just dial and number and
    > everything works as expected.
    >
    > Your idea about the flashing light just crazy. Why paint the light? Its
    > there to show you its on. I have mine switched off when I need to leave
    > the phone out, but otherwise how cares if a light is flashing in your
    > pocket?


    To stop the blue flashing light, just turn 'Sleep Mode' off in settings. It
    does make the battery life last a lot longer though!





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