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  1. #1
    DeeBee
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    Hi all

    Just got one of the 10 Motorola C139's from CPW as a phone to use in
    Turkey with my Turkish SIM card.

    Bought this phone because its unlocked and CPW give you a receipt with
    the IMEI number on it - important for use in Turkey now,

    Anyway does anyone know how to turn off keypad tones, as I find these
    really annoying, and I can't find any reference in the manual or
    searching through the menus.

    Any other owner know if this can be done.

    TIA

    DeeBee



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  2. #2

    Re: Motorola C139 - how to turn off key tones???

    On Sun, 15 Jan 2006 16:19:17 GMT, DeeBee <[email protected]> wrote:

    >CPW give you a receipt with
    >the IMEI number on it - important for use in Turkey now,


    Can you explain? Why do you need to take a receipt with IMEI to
    Turkey?

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  3. #3
    DeeBee
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    Re: Motorola C139 - how to turn off key tones???

    [email protected] wrote:
    > On Sun, 15 Jan 2006 16:19:17 GMT, DeeBee <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>CPW give you a receipt with
    >>the IMEI number on it - important for use in Turkey now,

    >
    >
    > Can you explain? Why do you need to take a receipt with IMEI to
    > Turkey?
    >

    Yep sure

    In order to stop the use of stolen phones in Turkey (the call them
    contraband phones) all phones must be registered with Turk Telecom in
    order to be used with Turkish SIM cards

    Intially this was going to happen at the end of 2005, then it was suspended.

    Now it looks like it did happen on 13th December, but if you were out of
    Turkey on that date you must prove it and then register your phone. To
    do this you must go to a TUrk Telecom office with proof of ownership of
    the exact phone, hence IMEI proof required.

    see here for more details

    http://www.mymerhaba.com/en/main/con...sp_Q_id_E_2627

    I just hope I can get this phone working in May when I go back to Turkey

    DeeBee



  4. #4
    a8359
    Guest

    Re: Motorola C139 - how to turn off key tones???

    this this has an amazing battery life as well. it seems to
    have a 920mah battery in it. and i got 10 days standby out of it
    with a virgin sim card in it. Overall great for for 10 quid.
    The itap message entry is utterly useless with having to hit
    select to enter the word and put a space between the word.

    otherwise nice mobile for 9.99



  5. #5
    DeeBee
    Guest

    Re: Motorola C139 - how to turn off key tones???

    Nick wrote:
    > DeeBee <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>Bought this phone because its unlocked and CPW give you a receipt with
    >>the IMEI number on it - important for use in Turkey now,

    >
    >
    > I wasn't aware it was unlocked. Not bad for a tenner!
    >
    >
    >>Anyway does anyone know how to turn off keypad tones, as I find these
    >>really annoying, and I can't find any reference in the manual or
    >>searching through the menus.
    >>
    >>Any other owner know if this can be done.

    >
    >
    > It can be done, but the option may seem a little hard to find.
    >
    > Bring up the menus, select Ring Styles. Go down one to Loud Ring
    > Detail, (or Soft Ring Detail etc, depending on what you chose in Alert)
    > and select it. Scroll down to Key Volume and select that. Move the
    > bar down to 0, select OK, and peace will reign.

    Nick you a star, I did not dig that far down in the menus.

    AS said in another thread great phone for the money, the only grip being
    the iTap issue of having to press *select* every time to enter a word
    and space, but you can get used to it, just not the normal way.

    Also, if bought via CPW website, in theory the allow you trade in an old
    working phone, manual and charger for up to 10!!!

    Can't do it in store though :-(

    cheers

    DeeBee



  6. #6

    Re: Motorola C139 - how to turn off key tones???

    On Sun, 15 Jan 2006 22:29:34 GMT, DeeBee <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In order to stop the use of stolen phones in Turkey (the call them
    >contraband phones) all phones must be registered with Turk Telecom in
    >order to be used with Turkish SIM cards
    >
    >Intially this was going to happen at the end of 2005, then it was suspended.
    >
    >Now it looks like it did happen on 13th December, but if you were out of
    >Turkey on that date you must prove it and then register your phone. To
    >do this you must go to a TUrk Telecom office with proof of ownership of
    >the exact phone, hence IMEI proof required.


    Any turkish network, or just that one? What a daft setup. How hard is
    it to forget a receipt? It will only inconvenience users: the
    organised thieves will ship forged receipts with the stolen handsets.

    --

    Iain
    the out-of-date hairydog guide to mobile phones
    http://www.hairydog.co.uk/cell1.html
    Browse now while stocks last!



  7. #7
    Shran
    Guest

    Re: Motorola C139 - how to turn off key tones???

    On Mon, 16 Jan 2006 17:09:26 GMT, DeeBee <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Also, if bought via CPW website, in theory the allow you trade in an old
    >working phone, manual and charger for up to 10!!!


    I'm afraid that when you buy on-line they don't send you a trade-in
    jiffy bag. Apparently someone rang them up and were told that even
    though it said so on the web page they wouldn't do a trade in on this
    model as they would lose money.

    Still, agree that it an excellent little mobile for 10. The text
    entry thing is so typically Motorola. Good attention to RF performance
    but a very poor user interface.




  8. #8
    DeeBee
    Guest

    Re: Motorola C139 - how to turn off key tones???

    [email protected] wrote:
    > On Sun, 15 Jan 2006 22:29:34 GMT, DeeBee <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>In order to stop the use of stolen phones in Turkey (the call them
    >>contraband phones) all phones must be registered with Turk Telecom in
    >>order to be used with Turkish SIM cards
    >>
    >>Intially this was going to happen at the end of 2005, then it was suspended.
    >>
    >>Now it looks like it did happen on 13th December, but if you were out of
    >>Turkey on that date you must prove it and then register your phone. To
    >>do this you must go to a TUrk Telecom office with proof of ownership of
    >>the exact phone, hence IMEI proof required.

    >
    >
    > Any turkish network, or just that one? What a daft setup. How hard is
    > it to forget a receipt? It will only inconvenience users: the
    > organised thieves will ship forged receipts with the stolen handsets.
    >

    Yep all networks.

    Just emailed friends in Turkey who are using foreign phones and no one
    really knows whats happening!!!!!



  9. #9
    DeeBee
    Guest

    Re: Motorola C139 - how to turn off key tones???

    Shran wrote:
    > On Mon, 16 Jan 2006 17:09:26 GMT, DeeBee <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Also, if bought via CPW website, in theory the allow you trade in an old
    >>working phone, manual and charger for up to 10!!!

    >
    >
    > I'm afraid that when you buy on-line they don't send you a trade-in
    > jiffy bag. Apparently someone rang them up and were told that even
    > though it said so on the web page they wouldn't do a trade in on this
    > model as they would lose money.
    >
    > Still, agree that it an excellent little mobile for 10. The text
    > entry thing is so typically Motorola. Good attention to RF performance
    > but a very poor user interface.
    >

    Yep, at the end of the day for a cheap, almost throw away phone, you
    can't go far wrong.

    Infact I used mine today as my business phone and the RF / audio is very
    good.

    Infact with a little tweakinmg of the MyMenu its almost useable on a
    daily basis - and all for a tenner :-)



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