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meth

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#2405 2-Oct-2004 22:31
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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?

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  #9063 2-Oct-2004 23:24
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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

good luck!

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  #9069 3-Oct-2004 11:30
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The blank thing happens when someone sends you a txt with just an 'o' with the 2 dots on top of it, if you get a blank txt like that just press options and delete it

 
 
 
 


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  #9075 3-Oct-2004 12:36
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its not just that, it happens with normal txt messages as well. thanks paradox! ill see what i can do

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  #9115 4-Oct-2004 20:28
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also if u recieve 2 blank txts it is because the person sending the message has used more than 160 characters.

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#9197 8-Oct-2004 00:45
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Did some more testing.

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.

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#9198 8-Oct-2004 00:47
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Question for METH, did those "blank" or weird messages come from somone who has a sanyo phone. Mine only seem to occur from the sender who has a sanyo.

Hopefully we can fix.

meth

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  #9199 8-Oct-2004 00:50
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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

 
 
 
 


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#9200 8-Oct-2004 01:05
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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.

hope to see a firmware fix sometime soon.

meth

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  #9201 8-Oct-2004 01:09
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That's alright then, I can live with the few minor glitches. Good cheap phone built like a brick, looks like one too haha. Thanks again for your help Para :)

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#9204 8-Oct-2004 07:23
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So the 2280 actually has an internal antenna? LOL! I always extend the aerial on mine when I use it, so I probably look like a complete plonker!

I presume this is also the case with the 3585, 3586 and 6015?

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#9554 22-Oct-2004 22:48
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Even worse, the pull-up antenna is totally fake. That is NO physical connection (there is a capacitor to the ground of the phone when it's down)

you must feel reallly dumb now ;-) sorry, open it and take a look!

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