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Anonymous
August 6, 2005 5:27:59 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola,alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

I'm trying to find a way to get custom MP3 ringtones into my Verizon
Motorola V265. Anybody else find a way to get custom MP3s into the
phone? Most of what I have are WAV and AVI files that I've converted to
MP3s on my PC and I just want to drag and drop 'em to the phone via the
USB cable. They are not available for download *anywhere*.

I tried the USB cable way via the Verizon "Mobile Office Kit" and that
doesn't work. According to:

> Debra
> Verizon Wireless
> Data Technical Support:

> We are sorry to learn that you are having difficulty with your Mobile
Office
> Kit connectivity and are eager to assist you with information
regarding
> MP3 and your Motorola V265."
> ...
> We apologize for any confusion regarding the Motorola Mobile Phone
Tools
> software. The MPT software performs the 2 separate functions noted
below.
>
> The transfer of contact and calendar information between your handset
and any
> USB equipped PC is supported by the included software. This
information can
> be imported from Outlook, Outlook Express and Lotus Notes. The
transfer of
> any other data such images, sounds or other media to or from your PC
using
> the Multimedia Studio is not supported by our handsets.

So, basically, they're eager to tell me it can't be done, and "We never
stop working for you!" What a crock of....

Now, I can't even return the damned $42.39 kit because it's outside the
15 day return period.


--
Mac Breck (KoshN)
-------------------------------
"Babylon 5: Crusade" (1999)
Galen: "There is always hope, only because it's the one thing that no
one has figured out how to kill yet."
(Galen's obviously never met Warner Brothers, TNT-Atlanta or Sci-Fi.)

"Brimstone" (1998)
[Stone lights a candle for the dead in a Catholic church]
Gina: Who's that for?
Ezekiel Stone: Me.
Anonymous
August 7, 2005 4:14:47 AM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola,alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

You can email them to vzwpix.com and they should go straight to your phone.

David R. Goyer

"Mac Breck" <macthevorlon@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:ms6Je.26118$Tf5.15078@newsread1.mlpsca01.us.to.verio.net...
> I'm trying to find a way to get custom MP3 ringtones into my Verizon
> Motorola V265. Anybody else find a way to get custom MP3s into the
> phone? Most of what I have are WAV and AVI files that I've converted to
> MP3s on my PC and I just want to drag and drop 'em to the phone via the
> USB cable. They are not available for download *anywhere*.
>
> I tried the USB cable way via the Verizon "Mobile Office Kit" and that
> doesn't work. According to:
>
>> Debra
>> Verizon Wireless
>> Data Technical Support:
>
>> We are sorry to learn that you are having difficulty with your Mobile
> Office
>> Kit connectivity and are eager to assist you with information
> regarding
>> MP3 and your Motorola V265."
>> ...
>> We apologize for any confusion regarding the Motorola Mobile Phone
> Tools
>> software. The MPT software performs the 2 separate functions noted
> below.
>>
>> The transfer of contact and calendar information between your handset
> and any
>> USB equipped PC is supported by the included software. This
> information can
>> be imported from Outlook, Outlook Express and Lotus Notes. The
> transfer of
>> any other data such images, sounds or other media to or from your PC
> using
>> the Multimedia Studio is not supported by our handsets.
>
> So, basically, they're eager to tell me it can't be done, and "We never
> stop working for you!" What a crock of....
>
> Now, I can't even return the damned $42.39 kit because it's outside the
> 15 day return period.
>
>
> --
> Mac Breck (KoshN)
> -------------------------------
> "Babylon 5: Crusade" (1999)
> Galen: "There is always hope, only because it's the one thing that no
> one has figured out how to kill yet."
> (Galen's obviously never met Warner Brothers, TNT-Atlanta or Sci-Fi.)
>
> "Brimstone" (1998)
> [Stone lights a candle for the dead in a Catholic church]
> Gina: Who's that for?
> Ezekiel Stone: Me.
>
>
Anonymous
August 7, 2005 1:42:43 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola,alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

> Wow what a lot of steps.

Like I said, it's "involved".


> How does one find if the software level is "S/W: 26x_1.0.16.14P "?

On your phone, go to: Phone Info - Other Information - S/W Version
I don't think the version should matter. My phone is at 26x_1.0.16.17P and
it worked fine.


> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.

Why is quoting another message in its entirety when not relevant to the
response a bad thing? ;-)

Actually, it was a mistake. I didn't intend to quote anything at all since
it wasn't required in order to understand my message but it was late at
night and I didn't even notice the quoted text at the bottom. Can I get off
with a verbal warning mister "newsgroup nazi"?
Related resources
Anonymous
August 7, 2005 4:52:56 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola,alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

I put midi files on my phone by setting up an account at www.vzwpix.com.

Uploading the midi file to my account and sending it to my phone, the same
v265 you have.

I then saved the file as a ringtone on the phone.

I don't know how mush this is costing me for the msg I sent to my phone. It
involved some data transfer.

According to what I read on this forum you can't do it through the cable.


"Mac Breck" <macthevorlon@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:ms6Je.26118$Tf5.15078@newsread1.mlpsca01.us.to.verio.net...
> I'm trying to find a way to get custom MP3 ringtones into my Verizon
> Motorola V265. Anybody else find a way to get custom MP3s into the
> phone? Most of what I have are WAV and AVI files that I've converted to
> MP3s on my PC and I just want to drag and drop 'em to the phone via the
> USB cable. They are not available for download *anywhere*.
>
> I tried the USB cable way via the Verizon "Mobile Office Kit" and that
> doesn't work. According to:
>
>> Debra
>> Verizon Wireless
>> Data Technical Support:
>
>> We are sorry to learn that you are having difficulty with your Mobile
> Office
>> Kit connectivity and are eager to assist you with information
> regarding
>> MP3 and your Motorola V265."
>> ...
>> We apologize for any confusion regarding the Motorola Mobile Phone
> Tools
>> software. The MPT software performs the 2 separate functions noted
> below.
>>
>> The transfer of contact and calendar information between your handset
> and any
>> USB equipped PC is supported by the included software. This
> information can
>> be imported from Outlook, Outlook Express and Lotus Notes. The
> transfer of
>> any other data such images, sounds or other media to or from your PC
> using
>> the Multimedia Studio is not supported by our handsets.
>
> So, basically, they're eager to tell me it can't be done, and "We never
> stop working for you!" What a crock of....
>
> Now, I can't even return the damned $42.39 kit because it's outside the
> 15 day return period.
>
>
> --
> Mac Breck (KoshN)
> -------------------------------
> "Babylon 5: Crusade" (1999)
> Galen: "There is always hope, only because it's the one thing that no
> one has figured out how to kill yet."
> (Galen's obviously never met Warner Brothers, TNT-Atlanta or Sci-Fi.)
>
> "Brimstone" (1998)
> [Stone lights a candle for the dead in a Catholic church]
> Gina: Who's that for?
> Ezekiel Stone: Me.
>
>
August 7, 2005 10:17:02 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola,alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

MisterJJ wrote:

> > Wow what a lot of steps.
>
> Like I said, it's "involved".
>
> > How does one find if the software level is "S/W: 26x_1.0.16.14P "?
>
> On your phone, go to: Phone Info - Other Information - S/W Version
> I don't think the version should matter. My phone is at 26x_1.0.16.17P and
> it worked fine.
>
> > Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
> > A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
>
> Why is quoting another message in its entirety when not relevant to the
> response a bad thing? ;-)
>
> Actually, it was a mistake. I didn't intend to quote anything at all since
> it wasn't required in order to understand my message but it was late at
> night and I didn't even notice the quoted text at the bottom. Can I get off
> with a verbal warning mister "newsgroup nazi"?

Yes, but be aware quotung the prior message can be very helpful because many
ISPs miss some messages or folks come late to the thread and do not lnow the
history. Ctrl End will get most folks to the end of a message without
scrolling.

Lou
Anonymous
August 8, 2005 12:47:22 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola,alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

> "Mac Breck" <macthevorlon@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:ms6Je.26118$Tf5.15078@newsread1.mlpsca01.us.to.verio.net...
> > I'm trying to find a way to get custom MP3 ringtones into my Verizon
> > Motorola V265. Anybody else find a way to get custom MP3s into the
> > phone? Most of what I have are WAV and AVI files that I've
converted to
> > MP3s on my PC and I just want to drag and drop 'em to the phone via
the
> > USB cable. They are not available for download *anywhere*.
> >
> > I tried the USB cable way via the Verizon "Mobile Office Kit" and
that
> > doesn't work. According to:
> >
> >> Debra
> >> Verizon Wireless
> >> Data Technical Support:
> >
> >> We are sorry to learn that you are having difficulty with your
Mobile
> > Office
> >> Kit connectivity and are eager to assist you with information
> > regarding
> >> MP3 and your Motorola V265."
> >> ...
> >> We apologize for any confusion regarding the Motorola Mobile Phone
> > Tools
> >> software. The MPT software performs the 2 separate functions noted
> > below.
> >>
> >> The transfer of contact and calendar information between your
handset
> > and any
> >> USB equipped PC is supported by the included software. This
> > information can
> >> be imported from Outlook, Outlook Express and Lotus Notes. The
> > transfer of
> >> any other data such images, sounds or other media to or from your
PC
> > using
> >> the Multimedia Studio is not supported by our handsets.
> >
> > So, basically, they're eager to tell me it can't be done, and "We
never
> > stop working for you!" What a crock of....
> >
> > Now, I can't even return the damned $42.39 kit because it's outside
the
> > 15 day return period.

"David R Goyer" <davgo@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:J9adna-gJ7laBWjfRVn-hQ@comcast.com...
> You can email them to vzwpix.com and they should go straight to your
phone.

All I get is a message on the phone saying I have a PIX or FLIX message,
and to see visit www.vzwpix.com from any internet accessible computer
and follow the instructions. That's all there is on the phone, no
attachments.


--
Mac Breck (KoshN)
-------------------------------
"Babylon 5: Crusade" (1999)
Galen: "There is always hope, only because it's the one thing that no
one has figured out how to kill yet."
(Galen's obviously never met Warner Brothers, TNT-Atlanta or Sci-Fi.)

"Brimstone" (1998)
Felicia: Why shouldn't you know the whole truth? It's not as if you'll
ever leave this house alive.
Ezekiel Stone: I've got news for you. I never entered it alive.
Anonymous
August 8, 2005 1:01:17 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola,alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

"Mac Breck" <macthevorlon@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:8DIJe.26651$Tf5.17346@newsread1.mlpsca01.us.to.verio.net...
> All I get is a message on the phone saying I have a PIX or FLIX
message,
> and to see visit www.vzwpix.com from any internet accessible computer
> and follow the instructions. That's all there is on the phone, no
> attachments.

....and if I Create Message on vzwpix.com and send it to my phone number,
I get a duplicate of the first message on the phone, just text, no
attachments.

--
Mac Breck (KoshN)
-------------------------------
"Babylon 5: Crusade" (1999)
Galen: "There is always hope, only because it's the one thing that no
one has figured out how to kill yet."
(Galen's obviously never met Warner Brothers, TNT-Atlanta or Sci-Fi.)

"Brimstone" (1998)
Desk Clerk: Your room's upstairs. The elevator's broken, you'll have to
walk, but it's only three floors.
Ezekiel Stone: As long as I'm going up.
Anonymous
August 13, 2005 5:42:40 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola,alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

<Lou@GoForIt.net> wrote in message
news:42F5E662.E1FAFF39@optonline.net...
> MisterJJ wrote:
>
> Moved reply to bottom <sigh>
>
> > "Mac Breck" <macthevorlon@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> > news:ms6Je.26118$Tf5.15078@newsread1.mlpsca01.us.to.verio.net...
> > > I'm trying to find a way to get custom MP3 ringtones into my
Verizon
> > > Motorola V265. Anybody else find a way to get custom MP3s into
the
> > > phone? Most of what I have are WAV and AVI files that I've
converted to
> > > MP3s on my PC and I just want to drag and drop 'em to the phone
via the
> > > USB cable. They are not available for download *anywhere*.
> > >
> > > I tried the USB cable way via the Verizon "Mobile Office Kit" and
that
> > > doesn't work. According to:
> > >
> > >> Debra
> > >> Verizon Wireless
> > >> Data Technical Support:
> > >
> > >> We are sorry to learn that you are having difficulty with your
Mobile
> > > Office
> > >> Kit connectivity and are eager to assist you with information
> > > regarding
> > >> MP3 and your Motorola V265."
> > >> ...
> > >> We apologize for any confusion regarding the Motorola Mobile
Phone
> > > Tools
> > >> software. The MPT software performs the 2 separate functions
noted
> > > below.
> > >>
> > >> The transfer of contact and calendar information between your
handset
> > > and any
> > >> USB equipped PC is supported by the included software. This
> > > information can
> > >> be imported from Outlook, Outlook Express and Lotus Notes. The
> > > transfer of
> > >> any other data such images, sounds or other media to or from your
PC
> > > using
> > >> the Multimedia Studio is not supported by our handsets.
> > >
> > > So, basically, they're eager to tell me it can't be done, and "We
never
> > > stop working for you!" What a crock of....
> > >
> > > Now, I can't even return the damned $42.39 kit because it's
outside the
> > > 15 day return period.


> It's possible to go around them though. It's kinda involved but if
you just
> take it step-by-step, it's not that hard. Here's the link for the
> walkthrough:
>
> http://www.cellphonehacks.com/viewtopic.php?t=34013&hig...


This way will be the last resort, since I'm risk averse w.r.t. this
phone right now. I need to have it working at *all* times (I'm on-call,
for work.).

Are there any other Verizon phones that are easier and more
straightforward to getting custom ringtones into 'em?

--
Mac Breck (KoshN)
-------------------------------
"Babylon 5: Crusade" (1999)
Galen: "There is always hope, only because it's the one thing that no
one has figured out how to kill yet."
(Galen's obviously never met Warner Brothers, TNT-Atlanta or Sci-Fi.)


"Brimstone" (1998)
[Stone lights a candle for the dead in a Catholic church]
Gina: Who's that for?
Ezekiel Stone: Me.
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 3:37:30 PM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.motorola,alt.cellular.verizon (More info?)

> "Mac Breck" <macthevorlon@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:ms6Je.26118$Tf5.15078@newsread1.mlpsca01.us.to.verio.net...
> > I'm trying to find a way to get custom ringtones into my Verizon
> > Motorola V265.

"Cliff Hartle" <cliff_hartle@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:IunJe.2645$lK2.980@trndny01...
> I put midi files on my phone by setting up an account at
www.vzwpix.com.
>
> Uploading the midi file to my account and sending it to my phone, the
same
> v265 you have.
>
> I then saved the file as a ringtone on the phone.

According to the Verizon reps. (who asked the guru in the back) at the
Verizon Store I just visited, that can't be done with the V265. Only
the Text comes down to a V265.

That's the behavior my V265 has exhibited.

Now, they say, if I'd gotten the Flix phone, the next Motorola above
the V265, they say the sounds would come down with a Flix, but not a
Pix. <rolleyes>

I may *have* to try the hack & USB cable method.

--
Mac Breck (KoshN)
-------------------------------
"Babylon 5: Crusade" (1999)
Galen: "There is always hope, only because it's the one thing that no
one has figured out how to kill yet."
(Galen's obviously never met Warner Brothers, TNT-Atlanta or Sci-Fi.)

"Brimstone" (1998)
[Stone lights a candle for the dead in a Catholic church]
Gina: Who's that for?
Ezekiel Stone: Me.
!