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Came with the phone!

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I've finally been able to order the SPV M3100 on a free upgrade continuing on my select 500 talk plan and OWU bundle for 8 per month. However, I have been placed on a backlist because there is insufficient stock.

Any tips on how to get the phone quicker? Orange have said that they will phone when it is available, but from reading the posts they are very poor at calling back!!!

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Finally received my brand new SPV M3100 on upgrade yesterday and been using it non-stop ever since!
After cahnging from a C600, it's a big big difference to say the least!
Had a couple of question which I was hoping you guys could help me with!
1) First page on Settings and on the top left there is a icon called "buttons". What are the buttons that actually open the programs showed when that icon is selected?
2)I cannot access Orange websites because apparently "only Orange phone users can access," what setting adjustments do I need to make and how?
3)Any ideas where to get some good themes for the phone?


That's it for now, thanks in advance for your help!

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I am so getting myself one of these :rolleyes:

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Ok, I have a C600 at the minute (and love it) and am thinking of changing to the 3100, however before I take the plunge can anyone answer the following questions:-

1. Can this phone by Application Unlocked allowing unsigned applications to be installed?

2. Can this phone by Network Unlocked allowing SIM cards from other networks to be used?

3. I purchased a Brodit Bracket for my C600 for using the car. Is there one available for the 3100 and if so where can I get this as the place I purchased the C600 was doesn't have one.

4. I dont like phone cases but like to look after the screen so have always purchased a screen protector from JAVOEdge. The dont't appear to have one for the 3100, do you know if there is another one that will fit that they produce? Or if there is one that is bigger that I can cut down...

Please help answers these questions as I am very keen to get one - other than Orange don't seem to have any at the moment and they don't know when they will.

Thanks
Mark

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Ok, I have a C600 at the minute (and love it) and am thinking of changing to the 3100, however before I take the plunge can anyone answer the following questions:-

1. Can this phone by Application Unlocked allowing unsigned applications to be installed?

2. Can this phone by Network Unlocked allowing SIM cards from other networks to be used?

3. I purchased a Brodit Bracket for my C600 for using the car. Is there one available for the 3100 and if so where can I get this as the place I purchased the C600 was doesn't have one.

4. I dont like phone cases but like to look after the screen so have always purchased a screen protector from JAVOEdge. The dont't appear to have one for the 3100, do you know if there is another one that will fit that they produce? Or if there is one that is bigger that I can cut down...

Please help answers these questions as I am very keen to get one - other than Orange don't seem to have any at the moment and they don't know when they will.

Thanks
Mark


I have the tmobile Vario 2, which is the same phone (as far as I'm aware) bar some minor network software things.

1. I've installed unsigned software, so this shouldn't be a problem

2. I believe so, but I'm not totally sure

3. No idea, but perhpas look for Vario 2 rather than M3100?

4. JAVOEdge do a protector for Vario 2 (http://www.javoedge....=995&pbmId=5520 ) and I got one with the phone from T-Mobile. Don't know if Orange do the same

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Ok, I have a C600 at the minute (and love it) and am thinking of changing to the 3100, however before I take the plunge can anyone answer the following questions:-

1. Can this phone by Application Unlocked allowing unsigned applications to be installed?

2. Can this phone by Network Unlocked allowing SIM cards from other networks to be used?

3. I purchased a Brodit Bracket for my C600 for using the car. Is there one available for the 3100 and if so where can I get this as the place I purchased the C600 was doesn't have one.

4. I dont like phone cases but like to look after the screen so have always purchased a screen protector from JAVOEdge. The dont't appear to have one for the 3100, do you know if there is another one that will fit that they produce? Or if there is one that is bigger that I can cut down...

Please help answers these questions as I am very keen to get one - other than Orange don't seem to have any at the moment and they don't know when they will.

Thanks
Mark


1. Yes - but installing via activesynce will fail (the cab file copies across, but the install fails - just find the cab file on the device, click and ignore the unsigned warning!).
2. Yes people have succesfully unlocked it.
3. Yes - see Brodit post in Hermes section.
4. Yes, but try Martin Fields

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haha, paul, you just had to show off the old modaco c600 eh? ahwell, you have all the rights in the world to be...

i really want one of those :rolleyes:

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i got my m600, and i gotta say....its kicks ass!

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1. Yes - but installing via activesynce will fail (the cab file copies across, but the install fails - just find the cab file on the device, click and ignore the unsigned warning!).
2. Yes people have succesfully unlocked it.
3. Yes - see Brodit post in Hermes section.
4. Yes, but try Martin Fields

Richard



Can someone point me in the direction of the CAB file to perform the app unlock.

Also, does the old SIM Unlock by SPVServices work for this phone. For example, can I use the one I used on my C600 or do I need a new version etc...

Thanks
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M3100/Vario 2 (v1605 is not locked) is easily unlocked via www.imeicheck.co.uk - 10% discount for Modaco Plus members. The unlock is specific to the imei of the phone you are unlocking.

I would also highly recommend Martin Fields screen protectors.

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Can someone point me in the direction of the CAB file to perform the app unlock.


Email Orange ( i think it is [email protected]) once you have the device and they will email you a security app that will allow you to control the application lock (ie turn it on or off when you want).

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Finally received my brand new SPV M3100 on upgrade yesterday and been using it non-stop ever since!
After cahnging from a C600, it's a big big difference to say the least!
Had a couple of question which I was hoping you guys could help me with!
1) First page on Settings and on the top left there is a icon called "buttons". What are the buttons that actually open the programs showed when that icon is selected?
2)I cannot access Orange websites because apparently "only Orange phone users can access," what setting adjustments do I need to make and how?
3)Any ideas where to get some good themes for the phone?
That's it for now, thanks in advance for your help!



The buttons referred to are the hardware buttons around the device, eg mail, web, camera, voice record etc.

You ca only access Orange World pages via an Orange GPRS/3G connection. If you are using wifi or passthrough, you cannot access them.

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Hello,

I am new to this forum, but from what I have read it seems like a very informative place.

I have just ordered 100 SPV 3100 for our company - the engineers are very much looking forward to this upgrade from their current 6310i !!

A question for this forum... Has anyone tried to get this phone to work with an SAP (SIM Access Profile) bluetooth handsfree kit. The examples of the kit I have to accommodate are VW Passats, Audi A4 and the new mercedes MHI Bluetooth adaptor. The BMW and Lexus systems use the Hnadsfree profile which I'm sure will be fine. But SAP is always a bit funny.

From other forums I have picked up that I might have to change the registry so that the phone transmits as a Phone rather than a PDA. Also that HTC are working on a ROM update for a known 'SAP' problem.

I will feedback here when we get the phones with the results I get.

Thank you

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A question for this forum... Has anyone tried to get this phone to work with an SAP (SIM Access Profile) bluetooth handsfree kit. The examples of the kit I have to accommodate are VW Passats, Audi A4 and the new mercedes MHI Bluetooth adaptor. The BMW and Lexus systems use the Hnadsfree profile which I'm sure will be fine. But SAP is always a bit funny.


I'm not sure if I fully understand the question but if your asking if it will work with the BMW BT then probably not. I have this phone with a 2004 X5 and out of the box it pairs, but the phonebook doesn't transfer and SMS don't work. The BT profiling is handled by WM5 and the issue lies with AKU2.

However, it's not all bad news. www.jetwaremobile.com have an application that when installed (latest beta version) supports my BMW fully i.e. PB transfer, SMS and call handling. Apparently the Voice Dialling works as well but I haven't got that on my BT.

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I'm not sure if I fully understand the question but if your asking if it will work with the BMW BT then probably not. I have this phone with a 2004 X5 and out of the box it pairs, but the phonebook doesn't transfer and SMS don't work. The BT profiling is handled by WM5 and the issue lies with AKU2.

However, it's not all bad news. www.jetwaremobile.com have an application that when installed (latest beta version) supports my BMW fully i.e. PB transfer, SMS and call handling. Apparently the Voice Dialling works as well but I haven't got that on my BT.


hi guys,

We tried the TyTN in my bosses 2006 E60 (5 Series). It paired fully, and copied over contacts. Calls made and recieved were clear!

The other option to early BMW bluetooth users is to have your ULF module upgraded to the latest version..however you will have to pay for it.

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Greetings trolls, first post here. I placed my order online today (finally the phone is in stock online!!) and it will be here on the 3rd. Am sure its going to be a great phone, but is there a way to add the T9 virtual pad? By adding a cab?? file in the extended ROM or whatever? This is such a great dissapointment, i always find myself texting while driving and without the virtual T9 i cant c a way to text with one hand.

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This is such a great dissapointment, i always find myself texting while driving and without the virtual T9 i cant c a way to text with one hand.


Thats a really good reason not to tell you where to get the cab. Driving while texting is SOOOOOO dangerous.

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And, indeed, illegal

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And, indeed, illegal



booring =|

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Texting and driving with a regular phone, while still a really bad idea, is just about possible due to the fact you can do it without looking at the device, as the keys give you feedback.

Texting and driving with a Pocket PC, even with Phone Pad, is a REALLY bad idea.

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