Mot V265 Questions

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I just got a V265 for Verizon and have two questions:

1) I used to be able to disable the analog radio in my V60i. How do I
disable it on the V265? I bounce in and out of digital coverage in my
geography. I feel that the frequent switch to analog drains my battery. I
want the analog coverage in special situations, but don't need it often.

2) There are times when the screen is unreadable when the back light goes
out. How do I get it back on without affecting what I am in the process of
doing? Is there a button I can push that will get the light on WITHOUT doing
anything else?

Thanks,

JoeM
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    JoeM wrote:

    > I just got a V265 for Verizon and have two questions:
    >
    > 1) I used to be able to disable the analog radio in my V60i. How do I
    > disable it on the V265? I bounce in and out of digital coverage in my
    > geography. I feel that the frequent switch to analog drains my battery. I
    > want the analog coverage in special situations, but don't need it often.
    >
    > 2) There are times when the screen is unreadable when the back light goes
    > out. How do I get it back on without affecting what I am in the process of
    > doing? Is there a button I can push that will get the light on WITHOUT doing
    > anything else?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > JoeM

    On #2 try closing and opening the case.

    LB
  2. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    JoeM wrote:
    > I just got a V265 for Verizon and have two questions:
    >
    > 1) I used to be able to disable the analog radio in my V60i. How do I
    > disable it on the V265? I bounce in and out of digital coverage in my
    > geography. I feel that the frequent switch to analog drains my
    > battery. I want the analog coverage in special situations, but don't
    > need it often.
    > 2) There are times when the screen is unreadable when the back light
    > goes out. How do I get it back on without affecting what I am in the
    > process of doing? Is there a button I can push that will get the
    > light on WITHOUT doing anything else?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > JoeM

    1. Others have come to the conclusion that digital only can't be
    accomplished by ordinary human means.

    2. The only thing that works for me is to place the backlight to
    continuous and turn off the screensaver, or open/close as LB writ.

    Q
  3. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    Wow was thinking of getting a V265 but after reading all the replies, it
    may not be a good idea . Other that these 2 quirky problems, any other
    issues with this phone?

    JoeM wrote:
    > I just got a V265 for Verizon and have two questions:
    >
    > 1) I used to be able to disable the analog radio in my V60i. How do I
    > disable it on the V265? I bounce in and out of digital coverage in my
    > geography. I feel that the frequent switch to analog drains my battery. I
    > want the analog coverage in special situations, but don't need it often.
    >
    > 2) There are times when the screen is unreadable when the back light goes
    > out. How do I get it back on without affecting what I am in the process of
    > doing? Is there a button I can push that will get the light on WITHOUT doing
    > anything else?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > JoeM
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    C M wrote:
    > Wow was thinking of getting a V265 but after reading all the replies,
    > it may not be a good idea . Other that these 2 quirky problems, any
    > other issues with this phone?
    >
    > JoeM wrote:
    >> I just got a V265 for Verizon and have two questions:
    >>
    >> 1) I used to be able to disable the analog radio in my V60i. How do I
    >> disable it on the V265? I bounce in and out of digital coverage in my
    >> geography. I feel that the frequent switch to analog drains my
    >> battery. I want the analog coverage in special situations, but don't
    >> need it often. 2) There are times when the screen is unreadable when
    >> the back light
    >> goes out. How do I get it back on without affecting what I am in the
    >> process of doing? Is there a button I can push that will get the
    >> light on WITHOUT doing anything else?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> JoeM

    All cell phones have their idiosyncrasies. The v265 is likely one of
    the best, if not the best, that Vz offers. My use of voice dialing
    shows it is nearly flawless. The backlight is not an issue in my use.
    It has the best speakerphone of any phone I've tested. The camera
    actually takes decent VGA photos but it's small screen seriously
    diminishes the view. The main plus is it's very good reception, but
    that might be common among today's phones. Several freinds and family
    have the phone after having used mine and they are very happy with it.
    If you want bluetooth for hands-free, the v710 is basically the v265
    with a bluetooth radio.

    Q
  5. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    If you have your ringer turned up all the way already, hitting the "Up"
    button on the left side doesn't make any noise, at least on mine. It also
    lights up the backlight.

    Just a suggestion.
    Dean
    ______________________________________
    "JoeM" <x24w0cg02@NOsneakSPAMemail.com> wrote in message
    news:UEdXd.4439$cN6.4127@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
    >I just got a V265 for Verizon and have two questions:
    >
    > 1) I used to be able to disable the analog radio in my V60i. How do I
    > disable it on the V265? I bounce in and out of digital coverage in my
    > geography. I feel that the frequent switch to analog drains my battery. I
    > want the analog coverage in special situations, but don't need it often.
    >
    > 2) There are times when the screen is unreadable when the back light goes
    > out. How do I get it back on without affecting what I am in the process of
    > doing? Is there a button I can push that will get the light on WITHOUT
    > doing anything else?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > JoeM
    >
  6. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    If the 3 replies to my query make you queasy about the V265, you had better
    skip buying a cellular phone or reading newsgroups. I browsed/searched
    through a few newsgroups before deciding on the V265. I found the general
    tenor quite positive. I also found enough traffic to give me confidence that
    I could find some help if the normal Verizon channels failed.

    I like the phone overall. I wanted a basic phone that was digital/analog,
    connected well, and received text messages from my answering service. The
    V265 fits. I believe I have a reception improvement over my V60i, which also
    was good. The ring tone is louder than the V60i. The screen is easier to
    read (as long as I can get the back light on). The voice dial is a little
    clunky, but it works (I hear that some unusually pronounced names may cause
    difficulty). I did not get the phone for the camera, which I viewed as a
    free feature on a basically free phone at contract renewal. Of course my
    first "call" was sending a photo of myself to my wife while on the train
    after picking up the phone.

    "C M" <cymallen@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:OqoXd.117$Qt3.102@fe10.lga...
    > Wow was thinking of getting a V265 but after reading all the replies, it
    > may not be a good idea . Other that these 2 quirky problems, any other
    > issues with this phone?
    >
  7. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    JoeM wrote:

    > If the 3 replies to my query make you queasy about the V265, you had better
    > skip buying a cellular phone or reading newsgroups. I browsed/searched
    > through a few newsgroups before deciding on the V265. I found the general
    > tenor quite positive. I also found enough traffic to give me confidence that
    > I could find some help if the normal Verizon channels failed.
    >
    > I like the phone overall. I wanted a basic phone that was digital/analog,
    > connected well, and received text messages from my answering service. The
    > V265 fits. I believe I have a reception improvement over my V60i, which also
    > was good. The ring tone is louder than the V60i. The screen is easier to
    > read (as long as I can get the back light on). The voice dial is a little
    > clunky, but it works (I hear that some unusually pronounced names may cause
    > difficulty). I did not get the phone for the camera, which I viewed as a
    > free feature on a basically free phone at contract renewal. Of course my
    > first "call" was sending a photo of myself to my wife while on the train
    > after picking up the phone.
    >
    > "C M" <cymallen@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:OqoXd.117$Qt3.102@fe10.lga...
    > > Wow was thinking of getting a V265 but after reading all the replies, it
    > > may not be a good idea . Other that these 2 quirky problems, any other
    > > issues with this phone?
    > >

    Thanks for starting what turned out to be a good thread.

    LB
  8. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    Thanks, Dean. Great idea.

    That turns on the light. pops up a volume level screen for a couple of
    seconds, and makes no noise. I have tried it from a few places in the menus
    and dialing. So far it has not caused me to lose my place in what I was
    doing. Next I will give it the big test of trying it while entering the
    fourth phone number of a new contact or while trying to compose a text
    message.

    "Dean" <dean173@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:EGnXd.84985$sR5.22282@trndny05...
    > If you have your ringer turned up all the way already, hitting the "Up"
    > button on the left side doesn't make any noise, at least on mine. It also
    > lights up the backlight.
    >
    > Just a suggestion.
    > Dean
  9. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    When I close/open the case the backlight comes on, but I also get bounced
    back to the main screen.

    <LB@notmine.com> wrote in message news:422DA3B1.F7DCD218@optonline.net...
    > JoeM wrote:
    >
    >> I just got a V265 for Verizon and have two questions:
    >>
    >> 1) I used to be able to disable the analog radio in my V60i. How do I
    >> disable it on the V265? I bounce in and out of digital coverage in my
    >> geography. I feel that the frequent switch to analog drains my battery. I
    >> want the analog coverage in special situations, but don't need it often.
    >>
    >> 2) There are times when the screen is unreadable when the back light goes
    >> out. How do I get it back on without affecting what I am in the process
    >> of
    >> doing? Is there a button I can push that will get the light on WITHOUT
    >> doing
    >> anything else?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> JoeM
    >
    > On #2 try closing and opening the case.
    >
    > LB
    >
    >
  10. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    Closing and opening the case turns the light back on, but it also knocks me
    out of what I was doing (say, entering a contact).

    <LB@notmine.com> wrote in message news:422DA3B1.F7DCD218@optonline.net...
    > JoeM wrote:
    >
    >> I just got a V265 for Verizon and have two questions:
    >> ...
    >> 2) There are times when the screen is unreadable when the back light goes
    >> out. How do I get it back on without affecting what I am in the process
    >> of
    >> doing? Is there a button I can push that will get the light on WITHOUT
    >> doing
    >> anything else?
    >> ...
    > On #2 try closing and opening the case.
    >
    > LB
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    "Quaoar" <quaoar@tenthplanet.net> wrote in message
    news:0dqdnd-7s7z1KrDfRVn-1Q@comcast.com...
    > JoeM wrote:
    >> I just got a V265 for Verizon and have two questions:
    >> ...
    > 1. Others have come to the conclusion that digital only can't be
    > accomplished by ordinary human means.
    >
    Verizon customer service suggested setting the Network Options Mode to
    "Home". The theory is that the "Home" service is only Verizon digital so it
    should not switch to an analog signal. I will try it and see what happens.
    Of course, these were the same people that kept confusing the "Analog Only"
    option with an "Analog" option.

    > 2. The only thing that works for me is to place the backlight to
    > continuous and turn off the screensaver, or open/close as LB writ.
    >
    I have no option to set backlight to continuous. Options are from 5 to 50
    seconds. A close/open knocks me out of data entry or a menu. It appears that
    every other button, that will turn on the light, also impacts some screens.

    Thanks for your response,

    Joe M
  12. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    I seriously considered the V265, but ended up getting the LG vx61000. I
    guess, like cars, there's no perfect phone. But since the 6100 phone
    reception is fine in my area, I decided it was the best for me. The screen
    and menus are probably second to none. I'll accept the trade-off of having
    slightly less RF strength. But the good thing is the 6100 is a tri-mode
    phone. So in rural/camping type situations, the analog will hopefully work
    alright.

    "C M" <cymallen@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:OqoXd.117$Qt3.102@fe10.lga...
    > Wow was thinking of getting a V265 but after reading all the replies, it
    > may not be a good idea . Other that these 2 quirky problems, any other
    > issues with this phone?
    >
    > JoeM wrote:
    >> I just got a V265 for Verizon and have two questions:
    >>
    >> 1) I used to be able to disable the analog radio in my V60i. How do I
    >> disable it on the V265? I bounce in and out of digital coverage in my
    >> geography. I feel that the frequent switch to analog drains my battery. I
    >> want the analog coverage in special situations, but don't need it often.
    >>
    >> 2) There are times when the screen is unreadable when the back light goes
    >> out. How do I get it back on without affecting what I am in the process
    >> of doing? Is there a button I can push that will get the light on WITHOUT
    >> doing anything else?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> JoeM
  13. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    Dave M. wrote:
    > I seriously considered the V265, but ended up getting the LG vx61000.
    > I guess, like cars, there's no perfect phone. But since the 6100
    > phone reception is fine in my area, I decided it was the best for me.
    > The screen and menus are probably second to none. I'll accept the
    > trade-off of having slightly less RF strength. But the good thing
    > is the 6100 is a tri-mode phone. So in rural/camping type
    > situations, the analog will hopefully work alright.
    >
    > "C M" <cymallen@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:OqoXd.117$Qt3.102@fe10.lga...
    >> Wow was thinking of getting a V265 but after reading all the
    >> replies, it may not be a good idea . Other that these 2 quirky
    >> problems, any other issues with this phone?
    >>
    >> JoeM wrote:
    >>> I just got a V265 for Verizon and have two questions:
    >>>
    >>> 1) I used to be able to disable the analog radio in my V60i. How do
    >>> I disable it on the V265? I bounce in and out of digital coverage
    >>> in my geography. I feel that the frequent switch to analog drains
    >>> my battery. I want the analog coverage in special situations, but
    >>> don't need it often. 2) There are times when the screen is
    >>> unreadable when the back
    >>> light goes out. How do I get it back on without affecting what I am
    >>> in the process of doing? Is there a button I can push that will get
    >>> the light on WITHOUT doing anything else?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks,
    >>>
    >>> JoeM

    To clarify, the v265 is tri-mode.

    Q
  14. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    On Tue, 08 Mar 2005 23:55:45 GMT, "JoeM"
    <x24w0cg02@NOsneakSPAMemail.com> wrote:

    >
    >"Quaoar" <quaoar@tenthplanet.net> wrote in message
    >news:0dqdnd-7s7z1KrDfRVn-1Q@comcast.com...
    >> JoeM wrote:
    >>> I just got a V265 for Verizon and have two questions:
    >>> ...
    >> 1. Others have come to the conclusion that digital only can't be
    >> accomplished by ordinary human means.
    >>
    >Verizon customer service suggested setting the Network Options Mode to
    >"Home". The theory is that the "Home" service is only Verizon digital so it
    >should not switch to an analog signal. I will try it and see what happens.
    >Of course, these were the same people that kept confusing the "Analog Only"
    >option with an "Analog" option.
    >
    >> 2. The only thing that works for me is to place the backlight to
    >> continuous and turn off the screensaver, or open/close as LB writ.
    >>
    >I have no option to set backlight to continuous. Options are from 5 to 50
    >seconds. A close/open knocks me out of data entry or a menu. It appears that
    >every other button, that will turn on the light, also impacts some screens.
    >
    >Thanks for your response,
    >
    >Joe M
    >
    I have an audiovox 9900 which switches to analog in certain situations
    with where digital signals do not penetrate well yet I am in a strong
    digital area.

    I tried setting my phone to home only. There was no change in the way
    it acted. I believe it is a function of the phone. My Motorola V60i
    never switched to analog in the 1.5 years I used it.
  15. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    Agreed (re: thread).

    And, FWIW, we are very pleased overall with the v265.
    Haven't found any weirdness whatsoever. In a perfect world, the case would
    be a little less "cheesy", but we are phone-case-users anyway.

    Dean
    ____________________________________
    <LB@notmine.com> wrote in message news:422E4702.425C38A2@optonline.net...
    > JoeM wrote:
    >
    >> If the 3 replies to my query make you queasy about the V265, you had
    >> better
    >> skip buying a cellular phone or reading newsgroups. I browsed/searched
    >> through a few newsgroups before deciding on the V265. I found the general
    >> tenor quite positive. I also found enough traffic to give me confidence
    >> that
    >> I could find some help if the normal Verizon channels failed.
    >>
    >> I like the phone overall. I wanted a basic phone that was digital/analog,
    >> connected well, and received text messages from my answering service. The
    >> V265 fits. I believe I have a reception improvement over my V60i, which
    >> also
    >> was good. The ring tone is louder than the V60i. The screen is easier to
    >> read (as long as I can get the back light on). The voice dial is a little
    >> clunky, but it works (I hear that some unusually pronounced names may
    >> cause
    >> difficulty). I did not get the phone for the camera, which I viewed as a
    >> free feature on a basically free phone at contract renewal. Of course my
    >> first "call" was sending a photo of myself to my wife while on the train
    >> after picking up the phone.
    >>
    >> "C M" <cymallen@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:OqoXd.117$Qt3.102@fe10.lga...
    >> > Wow was thinking of getting a V265 but after reading all the replies,
    >> > it
    >> > may not be a good idea . Other that these 2 quirky problems, any other
    >> > issues with this phone?
    >> >
    >
    > Thanks for starting what turned out to be a good thread.
    >
    > LB
    >
    >
  16. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    JoeM wrote:
    > "Quaoar" <quaoar@tenthplanet.net> wrote in message
    > news:0dqdnd-7s7z1KrDfRVn-1Q@comcast.com...
    >> JoeM wrote:
    >>> I just got a V265 for Verizon and have two questions:
    >>> ...
    >> 1. Others have come to the conclusion that digital only can't be
    >> accomplished by ordinary human means.
    >>
    > Verizon customer service suggested setting the Network Options Mode to
    > "Home". The theory is that the "Home" service is only Verizon digital
    > so it should not switch to an analog signal. I will try it and see
    > what happens. Of course, these were the same people that kept
    > confusing the "Analog Only" option with an "Analog" option.
    >
    >> 2. The only thing that works for me is to place the backlight to
    >> continuous and turn off the screensaver, or open/close as LB writ.
    >>
    > I have no option to set backlight to continuous. Options are from 5
    > to 50 seconds. A close/open knocks me out of data entry or a menu. It
    > appears that every other button, that will turn on the light, also
    > impacts some screens.
    > Thanks for your response,
    >
    > Joe M

    Sorry, I had forgotten that I've edited the seems to get the backlight
    continuous. I believe that analog only might be enabled by a seem edit.

    Q
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    "TeddeLI" <nospam@nospam.net> wrote in message
    news:js7u211p19aqri2hl5p5v063fkds8r75en@4ax.com...
    > ... audiovox 9900 ...
    > I tried setting my phone to home only. There was no change in the way
    > it acted. I believe it is a function of the phone. My Motorola V60i
    > never switched to analog in the 1.5 years I used it.

    Sorry to hear that. A Verizon customer support rep said the "Home" mode
    should prevent all roaming on the V265. It should cut out Extended Digital
    and Analog. I have tried it, but I have yet to check to see if analog is
    truly inhibited. I think she was somewhat beyond her depth.
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    "Quaoar" <quaoar@tenthplanet.net> wrote in message
    news:gJednWA3oY5K063fRVn-1g@comcast.com...
    >
    > Sorry, I had forgotten that I've edited the seems to get the backlight
    > continuous. I believe that analog only might be enabled by a seem edit.
    >
    > Q

    "Seems" is new to me. I assume that it is some sort of configuration table
    in the phone's firmware. Is there any documentation on this? I expect that
    Motorola/Verizon want the users to stay away from this.

    I have an "Analog only" option. What I am looking for is more the opposite,
    a "Digital Only" option. I would normally leave this set to "Yes" to avoid
    having the phone search around on the analog band when my digital signal
    drops. I would switch it on when I knew I was in a situation where I wanted
    the coverage.

    Joe
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    JoeM wrote:
    > "Quaoar" <quaoar@tenthplanet.net> wrote in message
    > news:gJednWA3oY5K063fRVn-1g@comcast.com...
    >>
    >> Sorry, I had forgotten that I've edited the seems to get the
    >> backlight continuous. I believe that analog only might be enabled
    >> by a seem edit. Q
    >
    > "Seems" is new to me. I assume that it is some sort of configuration
    > table in the phone's firmware. Is there any documentation on this? I
    > expect that Motorola/Verizon want the users to stay away from this.
    >
    > I have an "Analog only" option. What I am looking for is more the
    > opposite, a "Digital Only" option. I would normally leave this set to
    > "Yes" to avoid having the phone search around on the analog band when
    > my digital signal drops. I would switch it on when I knew I was in a
    > situation where I wanted the coverage.

    Start here: http://xlr8.us/hofo/ This is for the v710, but the v265 is
    much the same. Most of the seem editing is cosmetics, except for
    modifying seem 61a for enabling upload of rings and pix via USB cable.

    Q

    Q
    >
    > Joe
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    Quaoar wrote:

    > JoeM wrote:
    > > "Quaoar" <quaoar@tenthplanet.net> wrote in message
    > > news:gJednWA3oY5K063fRVn-1g@comcast.com...
    > >>
    > >> Sorry, I had forgotten that I've edited the seems to get the
    > >> backlight continuous. I believe that analog only might be enabled
    > >> by a seem edit. Q
    > >
    > > "Seems" is new to me. I assume that it is some sort of configuration
    > > table in the phone's firmware. Is there any documentation on this? I
    > > expect that Motorola/Verizon want the users to stay away from this.
    > >
    > > I have an "Analog only" option. What I am looking for is more the
    > > opposite, a "Digital Only" option. I would normally leave this set to
    > > "Yes" to avoid having the phone search around on the analog band when
    > > my digital signal drops. I would switch it on when I knew I was in a
    > > situation where I wanted the coverage.
    >
    > Start here: http://xlr8.us/hofo/ This is for the v710, but the v265 is
    > much the same. Most of the seem editing is cosmetics, except for
    > modifying seem 61a for enabling upload of rings and pix via USB cable.
    >
    > Q
    >
    > Q
    > >
    > > Joe

    That has to be one of the most comprehensive instructional pages ever.
    Having read much of it I wouldn't try it:-))

    BTW "seems" definition??

    LB
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    JoeM wrote:
    > "TeddeLI" <nospam@nospam.net> wrote in message
    > news:js7u211p19aqri2hl5p5v063fkds8r75en@4ax.com...
    >
    >>... audiovox 9900 ...
    >>I tried setting my phone to home only. There was no change in the way
    >>it acted. I believe it is a function of the phone. My Motorola V60i
    >>never switched to analog in the 1.5 years I used it.
    >
    > Sorry to hear that. A Verizon customer support rep said the "Home" mode
    > should prevent all roaming on the V265. It should cut out Extended Digital
    > and Analog. I have tried it, but I have yet to check to see if analog is
    > truly inhibited. I think she was somewhat beyond her depth.

    "Home Only" controls what systems the phone will acquire. On some
    phones, it means Home System ID Only. On others, it means any system
    where the roam indicator is not set (phone would say "Verizon Wireless",
    not "Extended Network" or "Roam").

    But none of this is in any way related to Analog vs. Digital. Blame
    SprintPCS for setting up the false association between analog and
    roaming. Verizon Wireless and their roaming partners generally offer
    both digital and analog service (some partners are analog only; some
    Verizon Wireless systems are digital PCS only). A system is included in
    your rate plan or not, totally unrelated to whether it is analog or digital.
  22. Archived from groups: alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

    LB@notmine.com wrote:
    > Quaoar wrote:
    >
    >> JoeM wrote:
    >>> "Quaoar" <quaoar@tenthplanet.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:gJednWA3oY5K063fRVn-1g@comcast.com...
    >>>>
    >>>> Sorry, I had forgotten that I've edited the seems to get the
    >>>> backlight continuous. I believe that analog only might be enabled
    >>>> by a seem edit. Q
    >>>
    >>> "Seems" is new to me. I assume that it is some sort of configuration
    >>> table in the phone's firmware. Is there any documentation on this? I
    >>> expect that Motorola/Verizon want the users to stay away from this.
    >>>
    >>> I have an "Analog only" option. What I am looking for is more the
    >>> opposite, a "Digital Only" option. I would normally leave this set
    >>> to "Yes" to avoid having the phone search around on the analog band
    >>> when my digital signal drops. I would switch it on when I knew I
    >>> was in a situation where I wanted the coverage.
    >>
    >> Start here: http://xlr8.us/hofo/ This is for the v710, but the v265
    >> is much the same. Most of the seem editing is cosmetics, except for
    >> modifying seem 61a for enabling upload of rings and pix via USB
    >> cable.
    >>
    >> Q
    >>
    >> Q
    >>>
    >>> Joe
    >
    > That has to be one of the most comprehensive instructional pages ever.
    > Having read much of it I wouldn't try it:-))
    >
    > BTW "seems" definition??
    >
    > LB

    A "seem" is a binary data file. It contains text strings, software
    switches, etc, that the OS calls. A seem is editable using a hex
    editor. I do not know the derivation of the term. Another frequent
    term is "flex". It appears to refer to the entire array of binary data
    (many "seems"?) for a cell phone that can be uploaded to effect global
    changes in phone functions and is usually referring to GSM phones.

    Q
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    Quaoar wrote:

    > LB@notmine.com wrote:
    > > Quaoar wrote:
    > >
    > >> JoeM wrote:
    > >>> "Quaoar" <quaoar@tenthplanet.net> wrote in message
    > >>> news:gJednWA3oY5K063fRVn-1g@comcast.com...
    > >>>>
    > >>>> Sorry, I had forgotten that I've edited the seems to get the
    > >>>> backlight continuous. I believe that analog only might be enabled
    > >>>> by a seem edit. Q
    > >>>
    > >>> "Seems" is new to me. I assume that it is some sort of configuration
    > >>> table in the phone's firmware. Is there any documentation on this? I
    > >>> expect that Motorola/Verizon want the users to stay away from this.
    > >>>
    > >>> I have an "Analog only" option. What I am looking for is more the
    > >>> opposite, a "Digital Only" option. I would normally leave this set
    > >>> to "Yes" to avoid having the phone search around on the analog band
    > >>> when my digital signal drops. I would switch it on when I knew I
    > >>> was in a situation where I wanted the coverage.
    > >>
    > >> Start here: http://xlr8.us/hofo/ This is for the v710, but the v265
    > >> is much the same. Most of the seem editing is cosmetics, except for
    > >> modifying seem 61a for enabling upload of rings and pix via USB
    > >> cable.
    > >>
    > >> Q
    > >>
    > >> Q
    > >>>
    > >>> Joe
    > >
    > > That has to be one of the most comprehensive instructional pages ever.
    > > Having read much of it I wouldn't try it:-))
    > >
    > > BTW "seems" definition??
    > >
    > > LB
    >
    > A "seem" is a binary data file. It contains text strings, software
    > switches, etc, that the OS calls. A seem is editable using a hex
    > editor. I do not know the derivation of the term. Another frequent
    > term is "flex". It appears to refer to the entire array of binary data
    > (many "seems"?) for a cell phone that can be uploaded to effect global
    > changes in phone functions and is usually referring to GSM phones.
    >
    > Q

    Thank You.

    LB
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