03-11-2011 07:16 AM
I've been scouring the web trying to look for answers for some of my Milestone XT720's problems but I cant seem to find any. Maybe you guys can help me? Here's a list of problems...
Motorola managers, tech and service guys, and whoever is out there, kindly shed some light on my phone's problems. I've always loved Motorola products, this is a big feat especially when I come from a country where Nokia holds at least 85% market share. I want to continue using your products, but I cant if its destroying my personal and work life. Thank you.
03-11-2011 09:52 AM
I don't know about your contacts / sms issues bu to turn off mobile data the path is Settings >> Wireless & Networks >> Mobile Networks. There is a check box to turn off data.
03-11-2011 06:26 PM
Thank you for your feedback. However, I found another site that gave 4 useful methods on how to turn it off. The checkbox for data connection in my phone cannot be disabled. Weird, right? Anyways, here's the site I mentioned that gave useful tips.
I simply put in a fake name in my APN and checked the Android Core if it was already off. Indeed, it worked
03-14-2011 05:08 PM
Finally! Someone with issues similar to my own!
I cannot vouch for issues 1 and 2. however
3. Certain people do not receive my texts AND/OR receive them very late
--> I've had one person who did not receive two of my texts despite sitting in the same car and watching me enter the phone number
--> I have one person who regularly does not receive my texts (though many texts do go through, let's say ~20% failure rate, maybe less)
--> And I have one person who regularly receives my texts 10-20 minutes after I send (again, not every time, but often enough that I cannot trust it)
4. This happens less than issue #3, but _sometimes_ I miss texts from _some_ people (usually people in the same camp as #3.
5. This phone kills apps like it's no-ones business, and hangs, and ... and....
--> Specifically, if the icon goes to "3g" instead of "H", almost no data consuming apps will work (facebook, youtube, gmail). I even get the "no network connection" error message for those apps
--> Rotating the phone 90 degrees often serves as a "kick" to the phone, something about it changing from portrait to landscape and back wakes it up?
Do you happen to be on WIND (in Canada)
03-15-2011 03:12 AM
Good to know that I'm not alone with these issues! I suppose out of a thousand who have the same phone model, at least one person in the world would notice the same problems that I've been encountering. Nope, I'm not on WIND in Canada, I've actually plugged in 3 of my mobile sims just to see which one can best respond to this phone. It now houses the sim that i use the least lest I lose any more friends or valuable business with all the problems it has brought me. I bought this Motorola XT720 impulsively in the Dubai Airport during a boring 6hr stopover going to Turkey... and now I'm semi-regretting it. The only thing that's saving it from the dumpster is: 1. Fun and free Android Apps 2. Nice camera (Thank God I haven't experienced other people's problems, yet.) and 3. Strong wifi signal and fast touch response time.
For issue #3, I've read somewhere that you have to change your friend's phone label to "mobile" instead of "home". For some reason phone number label is a big issue for our phone, that's why the phone seems to have a mind of its own and will refuse to send to a non-mobile phone number even if its really a mobile number. I've so far changed everyone's number label to mobile and it worked for me. Funny how some contacts when transferred from other phones (my previous was a Sony Ericson) was labeled as "Home" instead of a standard "Mobile".
I'll try your tip for issue #5 and get back to you if it works Thanks!
05-18-2011 11:27 PM
Cindika 2, thanks for this post. Most of the "how do I turn off data" messages work on pure Android phones, but Motorola effed around with theirs JUST enough to make the most common solutions unusable. You'd almsot think they were getting a cut of all the stupid data we've been using without even knowing...
Regardless, I found this post on a google search and wanted to give it a bump since it was so helpful. I had to go with option 4, the fake APN to turn off the data on my wife's phone.
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