Transferring mp3s to phone is easy
by Mike_Woodruff - 8/21/06 1:11 PM
In Reply to: mp3's to phone by JamesLin123
1. Get a SanDisk microSD Transflash card--1GB max or you'll waste money. (You can pick the card up at a Verizon store.)
2. Format your microSD card using the phone's built-in utility--very important. (see Settings & Tools/Memory/Card Memory).
3. Use the adapter (supplied with the microSD card) along with an SD card reader to transfer mp3s from you computer to the card. (Protected content from iTunes and others won't play; you eed plain vanilla mp3s.)
4. Enable mp3 on your phone via the Services Menu, and select (or press): End/Ok/0000000/11/.mp3 Enable
5. Install your microSD in the phone and enjoy the music.
6. See carrienkat's post on how to program the play keys on the front of the phone to work with mp3s.
The phone really only supports 1GB max, which I found out ''the hard way.'' I had put a quite a few mp3 files on the VZW-unformated card (i.e., the card was formatted by SanDisk), and things seemed okay, except the phone reported a negative number for memory used. The mp3s played okay, so I decided to put some more songs on: a lot more--like more than a gig. When I tried to play the songs, the phone rejected (errored on) each file, saying the file format was not supported. So what to do? I decided to format the card using the phone's own card formatting utility (see Settings & Tools/Memory/Card Memory). (The utility asks for your lock code, which is by default, the last four digits of your phone number.) I checked the available memory on the newly-formatted card, and it was only 1GB vice the 2GB I had begun with (bummer!); then I loaded up my music, and it played just fine.
Bottom Line: Get a 1GB microSD card; format it in the phone; transfer your mp3s to the card; insert the card; and enjoy the music.
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