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# 45398 1-Nov-2009 22:07
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The Vodafone 541 (aka Alcatel OT-708) is llisted on GSMArena.com as being able to take a MicroSD card up to 4Gb.
http://www.gsmarena.com/alcatel_ot_708_one_touch_mini-2846.php

However, I cant seem to find a microSD card over 2Gb, and was wondering if anyone had tested, or knew if this would work with a MicroSDHC 4Gb card?

Any help would be good.

Cheers,

Jono

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  # 271929 11-Nov-2009 09:21
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I was unaware of the 4GB card limit for the Vodafone 541, and I went out and bought an 8GB Kingston micro SD card from Trademe for about $40 last week.  It works fine, but as expected, only reads up to 4GB.

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  # 275210 22-Nov-2009 15:55
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Hi Grantls - So was that a microSDHC card then?

MicroSD 4GB cards look a bit thin on the ground - but MicroSDHC look plentifull enough.




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  # 275269 22-Nov-2009 19:56
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Hi robjg,

Sorry, you're right, the card was a Micro SDHC but it also came with a Micro SD adapter. You put the SDHC card inside the SD adapter so you can then fit it into a SD card reader to connect it to your pc. The phone itself takes just the SDHC card.

BTW, I paid $30 + $5 p&p for the Kingston 8GB card on Trademe, but if you're getting one for the phone you'll only need a 4GB.

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  # 275288 22-Nov-2009 20:59
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grantls: Hi robjg,

Sorry, you're right, the card was a Micro SDHC but it also came with a Micro SD adapter. You put the SDHC card inside the SD adapter so you can then fit it into a SD card reader to connect it to your pc. The phone itself takes just the SDHC card.

BTW, I paid $30 + $5 p&p for the Kingston 8GB card on Trademe, but if you're getting one for the phone you'll only need a 4GB.



Sweet - thanks man. Thats what I wanted to know - SDHC works...

Asked the same question on a vodafone forum and some smart arse vodafone person says "You already said that the manual says 'up to 4GB micro SD'". He missed the point that I was asking ..did SDHC work as well as SD even though they didnt specifically mention it and they are a little different.

 

Now just need to find out how to get the Alcatel PC connectivity suite to work. Its quite cool I have downloaded it and looked at it but its crippled - you need some code number to activate it and the cheapskates at VF dont give it to you.

http://www.alcatel-mobilephones.com/global/content/view/full/14622

 




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  # 275320 22-Nov-2009 22:37
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You're welcome robjg.

You're right regarding the Alcatel PC connectivity suite. It is a bit limited until you enter in a rego code. But you can still use it to transfer files and sync your outlook contacts when in unregistered mode, which i reckon is pretty handy. You can also use windows explorer (without the PC suite) to transfer the files from your PC to the handset.

I also posted a few steps that worked for me in a vodafone forum (under the handle 'justcruzin') a couple of weeks ago, but I see you've already visited that forum Rob. For anyone else who may be interested the forum can be found at: http://forum.vodafone.co.nz/topic/3869-vodafone-541/

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  # 276220 25-Nov-2009 15:31
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Has anyone tried contacting Alcatel themselves to find out if they will provide support for the PC software?

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  # 276224 25-Nov-2009 15:40
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I havent asked that question, but I did send them an email at the weekend to ask about the microSD/SDHC issue and got this response (I was impressed they replied!):

Dear Customer, the Alcatel OT-708 is compatible with MicroSD & MicroSDHC cards, just make sure not to use a card that goes over the 4Gb limit.

In case of any additional questions, do not hesitate to reply back to us, or feel free to contact our Call Center at the following phone number: 648-009-950-10

Thank you for contacting Alcatel Mobile Phones, we guarantee our customer satisfaction in all our products and services.

I guess thats an 0800 number - I havent tried calling it (it probably goes overseas I'd guess), because I guess strictly its a Vodafone phone and VF probably havent paid the $20USD to the software writers. But if anyone else contacts them I'd be real interested....

PS. If you are trying to get video files onto your phone, this does a great job creating the 3gp files it needs. Also has a youtube capture feature:

http://www.miksoft.net/mobileMediaConverter.htm




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