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13 October 2008 @ 12:07 pm
Phone stuff  
My new phone is comnfusing and makes me sad. I was pretty excited about getting to customize it and put ringtones and all sorts of exciting crap on here! On my first phone, it was so ancient it didn't really do anything fancy. My next phone was that samsung, and it seemed that about all it could do was downloand bleepy stuff, but it was still way better than my ancient candybar nokia. Given all of this and the fact that I didn't really start carrying a cel phone until I was halfway through college, I never bothered learning much about them. I don't know crap about phones! It takes me a long time to type in a text!

So it's really frustrating me that I can't figure out the whole ring tone thing.
I found a site that has a ton of fan-made ringtones of various stuff, so I downloaded some Buck-Tick and castlevania ring tones to my computer. (I had to find a mini USB cable to hook the phone up) I figured.. hey.. electronics are smart! I'm kind of smart! All I need to do is plug this mini USB cable into the phone& the computer, and hey! I'll just transfer over the stuff I downloaded!

It seems like cel phones arn't that smart, though, and it won't let me interface the two. Motorola is like "lawlz, u pay us 40 bucks nao for interface program!" and I'm like.. bullshit.. there's gotta be somthing free online that will let me move stuff from my computer to the phone! But I haven't been able to find anything. A lot of these ring tone sites say that they can sent it to your phone wirelessly if you give them your phone number, but I totally don't trust that crap >:O I'll probably get charged for the text message or somthing >:O

I like to feel like I'm up on technology and crap, but this cel phone is starting to make me feel old and behind the times >:(
1sheep: wtf1sheep on October 13th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
I use BitPim, but it's totally confusing and I always have Panda tell me how to do it... so I can't be of any more help than telling you what it's called! http://www.bitpim.org/

I hope it'll help you!

And it totally sucks how phone companies make phone software seemingly intentionally thick as a brick so they can charge us more for what should be basic features by now. (>_<)
HIDE your facekyonomiko on October 13th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'll let you know how it goes. I don't think it's too much to ask to want to hear Buck-Tick every time my phone rings >..>
CEO, Air Pervzoi_no_miko on October 13th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you'll likely get dinged for data download or mms messaging if you get the tune sent directly to your phone. I wish I could help you out with the interface prog, my phone is nice and just acts like an ipod when I plug it in. :(
HIDE your facekyonomiko on October 13th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
:O Lucky! With how awesome USB technology is, you wouldn't think they'd screw you over.. but it seems like as technologically advanced phones are getting, they're still treating customers like you signed an expensive contract for a free pager that does a whole lot of nothing
Nickkunkunkun on October 13th, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the whole "buy our software so you can make use of your phone's features" thing is pretty shitty. That being said, though, I happen to have said software, along with last year's update, which might not be the latest, but it'll work. It should also auto-update, so you might not need that second file.
HIDE your facekyonomiko on October 13th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
Oho! Thank you! Downloading now :X
Matt upgraded his phone at the same time, but to a slightly different model. In the past 3 years we've owned the older phones, I can count on one had the ammount of times he's actually used his. I'm glad I talked him out of getting that blackberry last time :p His new one is similar to mine, and he used it once so far so that he'd qualify for the 50 dollar rebate :P

Strangely, even though he'll only use it a few times before we upgrade again... He still wants me to pimp his out too. He got all excited when I told him I was planning on putting all sorts of retarded stuff on my phone
Nick: Photoshop Herokunkunkun on October 13th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! It's not the most intuitive thing in the world, but it'll let you mess with it.

Also, my upstream bandwidth is pretty crappy, so it'll take a little bit to finish. It's something like 65 MB and the update is about 9 MB.
HIDE your facekyonomiko on October 13th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
DL was fast ;P
phht, I just DLed everything when I was at the gym, easy! :P
Now I just have to convince this program that I'm system administrator, and it's ok to update >:O I didn't think the phone model I got was that new, but it doesn't recognize it. I'm trying to get everything updated, but when I tell it to do so, it says I don't have administrator rights. I know I do, but I double checked anyway.. and yes.. My account is the administrator account. Oh vista, you card!
Nickkunkunkun on October 13th, 2008 11:06 pm (UTC)
Re: DL was fast ;P
You might have to right-click the icon and choose "Run as Administrator" to get it to work correctly. Also, the app was designed for XP; you might need to install the update before you can reliably use it on Vista.
HIDE your facekyonomiko on October 13th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
Re: DL was fast ;P
Oh poo!! I should have known to right click and run as administrator! I feel like a tard now. It's updating and everything like it should now. Hopefully I'll be able to bang my way around these programs and get everything working. I'm using our PS3 controller cord to hook my phone to the computer, and the internet says that may be a problem :X