I know a few people including me who have this same problem. Sometimes when receiving txt messages I try to open it and it just shows a blank screen. If you press the button to go down the lcd screen flickers and powers off. I know there'll be others out there with the same problem. Can anyone help with this?
The phone does have a few software glitches, One is the thing you mentioned.
One is when scrolling down the text the sender appears as the sender of one of the OTHER messages in the Inbox,
the other is a message that always shows as "unread" even though it's been opened. you have to delete it to get rid of the envelope. Talk to Mobile phone Repair or a Telecom dealer.
0508 Repair, 0800 2 fix fone, 0800 466 245
Subjects. Nokia 2280 as reciever,
Senders, Nokia 6310i, Qtek 1010, Nokia 6225, hacked Kyocera 2235 (can send 185 characters to any 027 phone)
None of the messages sent did any of the listed faults. The o's with the dots or any of the special characters get filtered by the SMS gateway anyway and replaced with normal "o's or "i"'s
Trying to forward the 185 character message sent from the kyo to the 2280, from the 2280 resulted in "Message too long, please remove 15 characters"
the same message stuffed a Sanyo to repairer reset status (useless junk) and blocked the SMS services to an 025 phone (no suprises there)
The Vodafone multipart messages (over 160 characters) we simply split into 2 seperate messages for the 027 (Nokia 6310i) or just arrived as 2 blanks from the Qtek
(detailed in a previous post)
And no, you are not having the Kyocera.
Hopefully Telecom will identify it and come up with a solution.
lol thanks for the trouble you're going to, I know for sure one of the senders used a nokia 3310. I think that the errors are pretty random. A friend of mine with the same problems told me he knows that chinese characters (from asian imports i think) would result in blank txts as well.
edit: sorry I'm not sure if they were from a Sanyo phone. Might occur from any phone it seems
Any "Special" formatted TXT's like Vodafone Nokia picture messages, or the QTEK's split messages for example will be blanked and sent to your mobile. (so you know someone tried to send you a TXT) it might be the inter network gateway making a wrong guess and sending the actual content of the SMS in its incompatible form to the 027 resulting in an error.
it used to just block your phone and block all the messages behind it, Ugh!
Telecom 025 is capable of up to 161 chracters (less if "call back" number is used.)
Telecom 027 is capable up to 186 Characters (less if "call back" number is used.)
Vodafone 021 is capable of up to 160 Characters. Larger messages are simply split into 2 or 3 lots and charged each. EG: 2x 20c = 40c (ooh I can add)
that's the limit of my knowledge, it's up to the network guys in wellington now!
It's a good sturdy basic phone with good coverage. even though I upgraded, I have kept this one.. oh,, and the pull-up antenna is fake, it was put there to satisfy the Americans.
and the case is disgusting, they could have done a better job designing that.