CECT P168 – Another Apple iPhone Clone

Apple iPhone clone from CECT - the P168 iPhone ripoff

With the launch of the real Apple iPhone drawing near, buzz around the hot new device is growing louder and louder. In the hopes of riding the iPhone’s media-wake, Chinese manufacturer CECT has released the P168 iPhone clone. The phone copies the iPhone’s wallpaper, startup images (Mac OS), and even the metal-framed 3.5 inch touchscreen. But the P168 sports a set of six hardkeys for simple navigation, a 1.3MP camera (despite CECT’s attempt to turn a 1.3MP camera into a 2MP unit with the use of a simple sticker), 6-speaker “3D” surround sounds, dual SIM, and media playback. For the uninitiated, this clone could easily pass for a genuine iPhone, but we know better. With a newly updated launch rumor, we’ll just wait it out for the real Apple iPhone!

UPDATE: For those of you interested in getting one of these phones, I found a good number of them on sale at eBay.

More pics on the link…

***UPDATED PICS***

CECT P168 gets some more live pics and in-hand photos

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CECT P168 gets some more live pics and in-hand photos
CECT P168 gets some more live pics and in-hand photos

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***END UPDATED PICS*** (via: newlaunches)

Apple iPhone clone from CECT - the P168 iPhone ripoff

Apple iPhone clone from CECT - the P168 iPhone ripoff

Apple iPhone clone from CECT - the P168 iPhone ripoff

Apple iPhone clone from CECT - the P168 iPhone ripoff

Apple iPhone clone from CECT - the P168 iPhone ripoff

Apple iPhone clone from CECT - the P168 iPhone ripoff

via: newlaunches

  • niggamn4a15

    cooooooooooooooooooooooooool nice fake!!!!!! :cool:

  • ashraf nageh

    Dear Sir
    I buy from china the p168 phone with blutooth -double camera-touch screen…etc two months ago and suddenly stop working and it switch off by him self and switch on by himself and if I remove the SIM from the phone it works correctly and when I put the SIM in the phonr it doesn’t work.
    How can I fix this problem and did u have any technical repair for these cellphones here in Egypt.
    Thanks in advance

  • Sprocket999

    It’s nice to see that the millions in R&D that Apple spent didn’t show up in this p!ss-poor cheap-o rip off! Yup — to a blind man standing in a dark alley, this is an iPhone. (Wait! I can feel those ‘cheater buttons’ at the bottom!)

    (Release the lawyers!)

  • Jamie

    Jeepers. Even the hand model is substandard!

  • This Fake Iphone Rules

    Bu :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgree :idea: y the Cect P168 now :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:

  • Djordje

    Does anyone know if this phone will work with sprint..i was told it wouldnt cause sprint doesnt use sim cards but i would like to double check..

  • Will Park

    It will not work with Sprint. Sorry :sad:

  • gotan1

    Does anyone know which is the biggest memorycard what I can put into this phone?
    Thanks!

    • Sebastian

      cect phone: 8GB
      iphone: don’t know

  • Thecmp1

    Can you text with this phone? What kind of battery life are we lookin at? And last but not least what do we do if this thing stops working, who will service them??

  • gotan1

    So…does anyone know how big memorycard I can put in this phone?
    Thanks! :roll:

  • Ellen Kay

    :!: I think 8 gb.

  • john

    does this phone work with verizon

  • John

    Does anyone know what operating system comes with this phone? Also can it use others, or will it sync up to a mac?

  • maximillian

    I have the phone, its as good as my SDA from t-mobile. It has many amentities that I enjoy, more than what my SDA had. I’ve compared it to an iphone and it has its bads and goods each has something a little better. The dual simcard capability is a plus. The only prolem that I have found is its very propriitory it won’t let you add other programs and I’m have a hard time finding its opereating system to see what if anything besides pics, music, video I can add. T-moblie new all about this excact model and walked me throught how to make it work with the internet.

  • chris

    will it work with verizon?, and there are other clones…which is the best

  • Mhalouuuu

    which one is better CECT168 or CECT599 here to use in USA?

  • Bho

    which one is the latest? CECT 168 or CECT 599? Pls let me knw…..

  • maximillian

    I bought the p168, been very happy with its performance…

  • maximillian

    its the cect p168, iphone clone, has a lot of its own bells and whistles. Sleek, dual sim, unlocked, very nice…

  • Andy

    DOes the phone itself come in english or in chinese?

    someone please comment me back at sjbettencourt@hotmail.com

  • Andy

    Des this phone actually read in chinese or in english caue i dont speak chnese and i really want it and does it work with T-Mobile…

    email back @

    sjbettencourt@hotmail.com

  • maximillian

    I don’t speak chinese either, it comes in english version. It has some chinese on it but nothing that can’t be deleted. I have t-mobile and once I put in my sim card it worked perfectly. I have internet with t-mobile so I called them they walked me through the set up and I can go on-line with it too…. Some of its internet capabilities are limited by the browser it uses. I am trying to find ways to update and make these things better, its hard because the manufacturer isn’t realeasing the phone operating system. I have found out all kinds of downloads for wallpapaer and scrensaver but not able to add programs.

  • ravvivo

    By watever you go and buy but dont by CECT product.. they seems nice bcoz they are clone but trust me they dotn worth a penny.. when u hav these babies in ur hand u will like it but after one month u will see so many prbs in them…

    they suck, totally man

  • maximillian

    I’ve had mine for only a few weeks, so far (knock on wood) no problems. I’m hoping it last a lot longer than a month. For the price compared to something comprable its been an excellent phone… :cool:

  • Spike

    Are you guyz all in business? Is SG a good vechile in making profit? It’s good they offer dropshipping program….

  • Amit

    grt fone i got this kinda fone yesterday
    its grt i liked it but have alot of Qs abt that

  • Joe

    does the cect p168 sync with itunes???

  • John

    Good question about the itunes, but does anyone know what operating system this runs on or can run on it?

  • maximillian

    no I know it won’t recoginize I-tunes. I have been trying to find out the operating system too. It seemd that not only did they clone the look, but it seems they wrote a whole new operating system that looks like apple but performs like windows, neither will work on the phone though I’ve tried them all. All I’ve found is you can download wallpaper at 240 x 320 size put it in your car and then change it over. To add screen saver its the same size but gifs, you can install and play music. The only problem I’ve had is adding any new apps. Can’t seem to find a compatible one.

    One thing, this morning for no reason at all, it switched to chinese language, luckily I knew how to change it back, but everything was gone I had set up, not the stuff on the sd card, just the phone,. I had to reset everything, weird…

    • Da886honey

      Hi there i have the same problem with my iphone switching it back into english. I was txting then all of a sudden it changed to chinese and i dont know how to read chinese so i am unble to change it back. Can u help me please

  • Nelson

    i have the cect i just got it pretty sick i will sell it if any1 wants it but im not really sure if i want to sell it but for the right price i will nelsonblas@yahoo.com its pretty nice you can just make the mp3 songs u have your ringtones so yea i like it so far been messing around with it found some things out pretty sick

  • Nick

    Your mums ar milfs

  • Yuck!

    I have hasd my cect for 2 weeks, and the thing is ruinig itself! I paid a good 180$! The thing is a scam. Its reeeeellyyy hard to tell though. I was so happy and then things stopped working and code appeared and now its frozen with chinese writtten all frickin ovr it!

  • Dan

    ***PLEASE***

    Does anyone Know if it can work on a At&T Sim Card??

    PLEASE reply ASAP thanks, your friend,

    Dan

  • maximillian

    Dan check to see what frequency your network runs.. The iphone works on 850 1800 and 1900 as long as your network is on those frequencies it will work fine….

  • Aaron

    I just purchased my cect phone, and I joined to cingular. Does anyone know which selection to make the internet connect? It has soooo many settings since it’s unlocked. Any help would be appreciated!

  • maximillian

    Aaron, it only has wap capable internet and you should call cingular to have them help you set it up. When I got mine I called t-moblie and they walked me through hooking up to the net. Its only wap which you learn what that means over time.

  • LeonardJohn

    Anyone have the internet setup??????

  • torrian

    Does it work with verizon

  • LeonardJohn

    Sorry, I meant ATT internet setup, other than that the CECT t02 triband works and looks great, great sound, everyone loves it.

  • ty

    i have cect p168 current with with t-mobile i some to help me to set up the the internet the wap gprs
    thank

  • ty

    i don’t think this will work on the internet i call up t-mobile they try and try to help me to set it up with internet but not working at all ppl so this cect and cect t02 have no internet the wap is not working the rest funtion seen find except internet if you don’t need internet then you can buy the phone if you need internet don’t even bother

  • ty

    oh also one more thing that i have to say is i bought cect p168 and t02 is yhe same nothing different

  • Joey

    Does anyone know how to unlock CECT P168 phone for cingular?

  • maximillian

    Ty you need to get toteir 3 with t-mobile, they g
    can get you set up with wap. Don’t get frustrated itsa
    a very good phone….

  • Larry

    :razz: yors mums are all milfs maximillian mom is a big tit milf

  • Ken Mackowiak

    I have a CECT P168. I live in Southern California. This is the best phone I have ever had. It works on the 3 carriers I tried it with: AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. Iv’e had this phone for 5 weeks now with NO problems. The photos are as good as any other phone out there. The videos are, well from a cel phone! What do you want Hollywood quality? They are fine for whatever video you would take with a cel phone. I am waiting for 5 more to be delivered. Better get these before Apple does!

  • Will Park

    Works with Verizon?! :shock:

  • Ken Mackowiak

    I should have said, Verizon World Phone. These phones have sim cards. I tried the phones sim card I use when I travel in the P168 and it works just fine. The world phone I have is from Verizon, A Samsung SCH-a790 Global Phone.

  • john

    Hey,
    I am working on buying the cect p168 and it seems like a great buy. I have tmobile and use the sidekick currently. Do the features work the same? Can I text messege? Email? How is the speaker quality? Bluetooth quality?

    Thanks very much and appreciate any help!

    Nikespeed91@yahoo.com

  • maximillian

    Hey John sorry it took so long to answer, was in the keys for te weekend. I have t-mobile slipped my sim and it worked fine. You have to go to them to get internet hooked up, ask for the teir 2 or teir 3 dept the know the phone and can walk you right through the hookup to the net. It has pretty much the same capabilites if not a little more than the sidekick. The pseaker are six and sound really great four on the front two on the back. Bluetooth is no problem for the phone either it has a great MP3 player the camera is ok nothing great but nothing bad, has video quality is ok. Has a micro sd card that comes with it. Also it has tha capability to hold 2 sim cards so if your one of the people that carry 2 phones, no more, one phone 2 sims let me know if you got any other questions…..

  • onlyghosts

    :neutral: I just placed an order for the cect p168 and is there anything thing that I should be worried about. Like working with my carrier (at&t), if it breaks is there a warranty to fix it, and other possibilities that I can’t currently think of.

  • ty

    i call t-mobile again i try to talk to 5 costomer sevice they don’t even know what phone is cect p168 or t02 not even list in there computer list how are they going to guide you through the wap set up so the wap have on this phone is dosen’t work at all remember ppl if you do not need internet then this phone ok if you need internet don’t even bother buying this phone

  • Ken Mackowiak

    I am writing and sending this from my CECT P168. I am using T-Mobile. You need to have a tier 2 or tier 3 tech setup the internet for you. They have the CECT P168 in thier system. PLEASE make sure you know what your talking about before posting. Other people rely on accurate information. T-Mobile customer service is not the place to set this phone up. IF TY would have read what maximillian wrote. the misleading post would not have been done.

  • Kay

    I just ordered this phone off ebay and can’t wait to get it. I was wondering how hard or easy is it to text with. Other similar phone I have is o2 xda neo, the keyboard that appears on the screen is impossible to text with without the stylus. Is it the case with the p168 as well? Or can you text easily using the fingers?
    Thanks

  • maximillian

    Kay its using a sytlus to text. no other way, sorry…

  • maximillian

    Hey LeonardJohn in setting up my mms using your
    breakdown, (by the way thanks) When I get to step # 4 connection type http its asking for a proxy address?

  • dubme

    yo max a million –

    just ignore the request for the proxy server addresses… I followed the instructions to the T and it works fine.. remember this device runs on WAP and is a little slow to say the least.. This is very similar to setting up a macbook via bluetooth to get on the net with the blackberry pearl.

    To all other users

    So far I have used the phone for a couple 4 – 5 hours… It is no iphone, but makes for a sort of close second.. Being a blackberry user as well. I can still text or email faster than any iphone or cect user, as well as watch movies and listen to music. The iphone will always be a sweeter phone but much like this cect it is like the days of the original bberry and is kinda large for many people.

  • Candise

    Its do-able, but very difficult to type with your fingers. The touch-keypad is pretty small, and that is the only major problem I have with this phone…

  • Nadia

    Hey
    I just purchased the CECT P168 off of ebay and I just had a few questions about it:

    1. Is it difficult to text?
    2. Is there a vibrate function for ringing?
    and..
    3. Have I just wasted my money? lol

    any help would much appreciated

    nadia
    :mrgreen:

  • Jay

    :???: Does the MyFaves work for the CECT P168 iPHONE Though tmobile?

  • miles

    great phone , nothin to worry about just take care of it , every phone comes from china , so its a regular cell phone

  • Ken Mackowiak

    Nadia,
    1. You get used to it. It’s not bad with the stylus.
    2. Yes
    3. No

  • Nadia

    Thanks Ken :-)

  • in need of help!

    Hi everyone,

    Ive just bought a cect p168 and its a great phone, but it came in chinese so can anyone help me change it to english?

    thanks

  • in need of help!

    Thanks onlyghost, i like the cect p168 very much it is a very goods phone, but it is not as good as the iphone but if you spent $300 for your cect p168 i think you should sell it and buy an oiginal iphone for only an extra $200. I found a really goods deal for my cect p168 i payed $170 including shipping which includes everthing and a 256mb sd card, and because i live in England the price halves as it is 2.0 dollers to 1.0 pounds so i only ended up paying £85!

    Thanks for your help!

  • in need of help!

    I can’t really find any subject about changing the language on cectp168.freeforums.org although i have posted comment on it, does anyone here have the phone and knows how to change the language to English if so can you please tell me.

    Thanks

  • Unicity

    Hi Maximillion, Ken & Nadia.
    You have had your phones for a while now. So I thought it would be best to ask you for advice. Have you had any problems? How’s the durability? Any drop accidents? How do you clean the screen? I am with T-mobile and I really wanted to purchase this phone, but I didn’t know if you can download things from T-zones like wallpapers, ringtones, games, Myalbum. Does the Internet show up on the cect p168 like the iphone? Where did you purchase your phones? Ebay? Thanks a lot. Have a great weekend!

  • Unicity

    Also…. which one do you guys like better the cect p168 or the new cect 599

  • in need of help!

    the cect p168 is better also i think you can go on tzone and download stuff, but if that doesnt work u can just blug it into the computer and drag and drop whatever u want like videos, pictures, mp3s etc and i think u can put games on to.

    hope that helps!

  • maximillian

    In need of help … Did you get your phone to english? From your main screen choose the little house. bottome left…then down four to the gear … Then choose top left icon the gears choose it…choose # 2 second down on list…then choose 3 third down on list… this is the launguage setup only one is in english click it and everything will be fine again…

  • sam

    i really like the p168, i like it more then the 599 cause the video player is better.

  • nate

    maximillan..thank you alot for all you have typed..you are great!! i have ordered my phone and it will come soon and if i have any questions i will write you on here

  • in need of help!

    Thanks maximillian im glad there is people like you that help :-)
    The only problem is that i have clicked every single option on there and it hasn’t changed, do i have to do anything after i click it and the little smiley face comes up?

    Thanks

  • Unicity

    THANKS MAXIMILLION! You are awesome! you answered every question for me in such detail. Thanks alot. I’m still torn between the 599 and the p168. I’m leaning towards the 599 because it doesn’t have the apple logo on back or on start up screen…. its just a cool phone. Again, many many thanks. :grin: :cool:

  • Unicity

    Thanks Sam.

  • maximillian

    in need of help! it didn’t work? I’m suprised. did you click the one that said english? It should give the smiley face then say done… Everything should then be in english? Does it have the selecton in english saying english?

  • maximillian

    LeonardJohn by the by, you do need a proxy address and a proxy port for the mms to work…proxy address 216.155.165.050 proxy port 8080… to anyone wanting to set up the mms and send pics on their phone use the above configuration given by LeonardJohn then add this at the end when you choose http…Next they will invent a chip that is slipped under the skin of your scalp right above your ear, tap it to answer your phone tap it to turn off your phone, you won’t need to hols anything it will all be imbeded in the chip, it will send the visual to your eye…hehehehe…. Not to distant future anyone using a bluetooth knows the strange looks you get in public when your talking and no one can see your bluetooth….

  • Ken

    Thanks guys. I’ve been reading everybody every day. I order my phonme from China. I’ll probably get it this coming week. do anybody know if t-mobile charges for internet service on the p168?

  • maximillian

    Ken there is a charge for internet from t-mobile if you already have the service it will flip over. If you don’t have internet it will cost a nominal fee but doesn’t everything….

  • Ken

    do you know how much is that charge for the internet?
    Do you also think that w/o internet the phone will work great as you want?

  • Zee

    Hi can anyone say from which e-bayer he/she bought his p168. i want to buy and i found some ebayers but am affraid of fraud.
    Thanks

  • nate

    zee i ordered mine for i thounk sourcegate website based in china…i bought it for 190 and that covered shipping with ups but the phone is 139 so the rest is shippin

    MAXIMILION i have a question….is there any specific type of bluetooth earpiece have to buy for the p168 or will it work with any one of the pieces available?? i was looking at some pieces on ebay and i just didnt knwo which one to buy because they dont have the p168 listed on the list where the piece will work on…so which one should i buy??? thanx max!!

  • maximillian

    Nate I don’t know for sure it says it works on bluetooth I would figure any. I bought a new bluetooth when I got my phone and it only worked for 2 days (the bluetooth). I’m waiting to get it back so I can use it with this phone. I would imagine it woild work with all though…

  • in need of help!

    No none of them says english i clicked every one and it didnt change!?

    please help

    thanks

  • maximillian

    in need of help does it seem like your stylus isn’t choosing the right ones? Are you sure your getting into the language setup? There should only be three choices?

  • in need of help!

    on mine there is 7 choices maybe im not on the right bit

  • in need of help!

    but the person i bought it off says it has these languages:

    English,German,French,Thailand,Abric,Vietnam,Chinese

    which is seven but i have clicked on every one and it doesnt change

  • maximillian

    I wonder if you in a different part, the third down is language on my phone but the forth down is preffered input method which has 7 choices. your in the right area try choosing each one until you get one that says english. Mine only has three languages english and two others that I can’t decipher. But if your in the phone setup category there should be 14 choices one of which is language, from there my friend its hunt until you find the right one…Goodluck….

  • maximillian

    That didn’t sound like it was going to help let me try again. lets go from the main screen. At the bottom choose the little house all the way to the left. you should be in the phone’s enu. on the left will be icons one of which looks like a gear. choose it. Then there should be four icons gears, snowflakes, arrow on an orange background going in a circle and a old 3 1/4 floppy disk. Choose the gears… the next screen should give you 8 choices 1st is pen calibration, second is phone setup, choose the second one. this will take you to a window with 14 choices on my phone the third down is language. on your phone it may be different. Its got to be one of those 14. I would go into each one and see if any are the word english. If not choose the very bottom right on your phone that is back, it will take you back one. Again good luck my friend…

  • Jake Howard

    Question for maximillian: I bought a P168 and I really like it. But The phone will not let me do anything when i put the sim card in it, and will only allow me to make emergency calls. What could be my problem? I have AT&T service.

  • Unicity

    hi GUYS. Anyone know where I can purchase a P168 or a Cect 599 safely online? If you purchased on ebay can you list your ebay seller name. Thanks guys

  • daniel

    i have a cect p168 and i am trying to change the network priority but it keeps saying it is unfinished. any adise on what to do?

  • Kay

    Alright guys so I got my phone today and playing around with it. I read somewhere that the videos that can be played on them are 3gp and mp4 one;s. I had a movie lying around in the mp4 format for my Ipod, and I tried that and it says invalid file. So my questions what’s going on? Someone told me that I need to convert the files into regular mp4 format or something, and I am not too sure what that means.

    Also wondering if you any of you know any websites or links or whatever where I can find some videos to put into the phone, that are of good quality. And also a software which i can use to convert my own videos and stuff into mp4 format.

  • Kay

    @Unicity I purchased mine off ebay from a seller called ‘Neobya’, very highly recommended. She is great and very friendly. I told her I needed the phone in a hurry as I am leaving the country and she shipped express via FedEx on the 7th and I have it this morning. I am in Canada and she in China.

  • rudy

    will this phone work with sprint pcs

  • Jake Howard

    Kay, MP4 is general purpose container format that can contain different types of video and audio streams. We need a list of exactly which types of video and audio streams the P168 can support. For example, it might support AVI. The P168 specs are not clear in this matter.

  • Jake Howard

    Rudy, This phone will not work with Sprint because they dont use GSM.

  • will G

    how do you use the viberate as a ring

    also I dont get good service with this phone and when I go to network setup AT&T is second I want it first when I try to change it, it says unfinished what wrong with it

  • Jake Howard

    Will G… vibrate is set in user profile under ring alerts. It allows many settings, e.g. vibrate first then ring, just vibrate, etcc.

  • hendry

    can anyone tell me wat’s the different between the p168 and cect 599…especially the features of the phone..how is the player for both phone???which one is better to own wit it…tq…

  • Unicity

    @ Hendry Go to you tube search p168 demo and search for cect phone demo there is a guy ( barbess.. I think) that gives very good video demos of each phone. I like the cect 599 because it looks like a cool phone the p168 looks like a apple knock off. But from what i’ve read here and on other sites both are really really good phones.

    @ kay thanks for ebay seller name. hope you enjoy your phone!

  • maximillian

    Jake, I would have to wonder if you were putting the sim in the correct sim card slot? Not trying to be demeaning just know there are two slots and both should work. one is the primary though and woudl imaging it would have to be used first. Another possibility could be it isn’t recognizing the slot your in or the sim card itself. Maybe find someone else with a sim and see if it recognizes there’s? The third possiblity is it isn’t registering your phone comapny network. Remember this phone olny owrks on 900 1800 or 1900 is your phone comapny on those bands? I’m with t-mobile they not only carry those frequencies but know the phone well enough to walk me through a setup on the network and mms… I hope thid helps….

  • maximillian

    I see the question a bout video formats, took me a couple of tries to see the correct format. I have AVS Video converter which converter my dvd’s and or wmv’s and other video to mp4 they play beautifully…

  • Jake Howard

    Thanks Max. Could somebody post how to set up the internet config settings, like LeonardJohn did above for TMobile.

  • maximillian

    Jake if you have t-mobile just call them ask for teir 2 dept they can either walk you thru the setup or move you to teir 3 they have the stats on this specific model and know excatly what to do…

  • jolan

    I HAVE THIS PHONE TOO

    HELP

    I cant get mms to work
    it halts at 99%
    i have all the settings he provided plus i setup the http ip address anyone got this working for tmobile.
    and do i need to put in pass word and user for mms

  • Simon

    Can we go on internet with a wifi connection?

  • daniel

    maximillian, i have the cect p168 and at&t. im am trying change my network priority but i keeps saying that it is “unfinished”. am i doing something wrong and how can i fix this

  • maximillian

    jolan if you have t-mobile call them ask for their teir 2 department they can walk you through it very quickly they already have this phonew even though its unsupported and know how to make it work well…

  • maximillian

    Daniel I’m not sure what your trying to do to your network I’ve looked at mine and its set on automatic have not had a proble since then… I use t-obile and they are right on top of this phone and making it work on their system. I would have to believe at&t is the same way, you might find they can help. We have spoken on here a few times about setting up your mms and your sms on here look back you’ll see the breakdown given by LeonardJohn about halfway back up. I think the only thing he hadn’t added was your proxy address and proxy port, I listed those a few down… Good luck

  • maximillian

    Simon, this phone doesn’t have wifi, its a differnet frequency setup than this phone…

  • Jake Howard

    I know internet procedure for T-Mobile want to know it for AT&T, so I can help a friend.

  • maximillian

    I don’t know the setup for at&t sorry

  • francis

    hey guys how this thing work,i put the sim card and it does’t do anything?what shoud i do?

  • hendry

    thks Unicity…i agree with u…cect 599 reli looks better than p168…

  • akress

    does this phone work with u.s. cellular?

  • Kay

    Thanks Jake and Max.
    I will try the AVS Video converter. I have some videos I downloaded for my ipod which are already in mp4 format. I could use them to convert and play them on the phone?

    The BIG difference between the 599 and P168 is the frequency band. 599 is only DUAL band, while P168 is tri-band. So for all of you that live in the North America, you should forget the 599 cauz that will not work here. I agree it looks cooler, but I had to get the P168 being from Canada.

  • Jake Howard

    akress: Dont think so. Ask them directly if they support GSM. BTW, even if you have GSM in your area make sure it’s not just 850. AT & T where I live tells me that my service is primarly 1900, but there are some spots that still run on 850 which explains why I have no service at my residence, but 3 blocks away I have 3 bars!

  • nate

    hey maxmillion and every body else…for what is the difference between p168 and t02? and does the p168 take SDcard or T-flash?

  • Jake Howard

    Nate—- The P168 uses T-flash, also known as mico-SD.

  • Jake Howard

    Nate – I dont see any difference between T02 and P168. What we really need is a Quad-band P168. That would solve most issues people are having. Ah…..and add WiFi too!

  • Unicity

    Kay- I though as long as you cell phone company supported at least one of the GSM used by dual or tri band phones they would work any where? Am I wrong?

  • Unicity

    Can someone please help me find a resonable seller (trustworthy) for the Cect 599 or cect p168. Thanks.

  • maximillian

    I used Neobya off of ebay, great price shipped fast….

  • Unicity

    Thanks max, you always come through. lol Do you know if she sells cect 599 ?

  • Unicity

    She just responded to me yeah! she does sell cect 599 woo hoo! :razz:

  • Zee

    cect 599 has camera of 1.3MP and p168 2MP. That makes difference :wink:

  • maximillian

    Yeah but according to reviews the 2mp is just a sticker the camera in the p168 is still a 1.3mp

    Dak question how did you get your im’s to work?

  • chanel

    i just got my cect p168 in the mail. i am haveing a lot of problems with it. The seller told me that i could use my at&t sim card with it and thats correct, i can. Everything popped up on my phone. What i am having trouble with is trying to get it to save to the network setting of at&t. can you guys help me? i have no signal at all. its an awesome phone and i hope i get to use it. I tried to call cingular/at&t but they wouldnt help me because it is not one of their phones. Is there anyone else i can call, or is there anything that i am suppose to be doing that i am not doing? thanks.

  • rory

    I have been looking into this phone lately. Can anyone tell me if this phone has an FM player or not? thank you

  • Jake Howard

    Roy – No FM … thank God, we having enough problems using the core features.

  • rory

    Two question. Is there a difference between the cect iphone and the cect ifone?

    And is this phone really worth it or am I just gonna run into a bunch of problems?

  • Jake Howard

    Rory – those 2 are the same. If your area has good GSM 900/1800/1900 coverage, then you should be fine. Getting internet, IM and SMS working will take time to learn. It is a beautiful phone, no doubt about that! The most common problem is that many areas rely on 850; that’s why the Apple iPhone is a Quad Band. So check with your phone service to see what kind of coverage is avail in your area.

  • rory

    Has anyone heard about the SONG A168. It looks almost exactly like the cect iphone but its screen is a little smaller but it has a 3.2 megapixel camera and it has an FM radio. I’m so torn on which phone to buy. Please help!!!

  • Jake Howard

    Rory, that screen is much smaller, 2.4” vs. 3.5″ and it doesnt have as good speakers as P168. Anyway, why drain your phone battery by listing to the FM radio?

  • rory

    Alrigh Jake, two more. Is this really two megapixel camera or is it 1.3 and I’m looking at one on ebay right now and it says CECT GSM TRI BAND CELL PHONE UNLOCKED(it is in Chinese although the phone language is set to english. Does this mean some of the shit is in chinese or when its set to english then everything is in english cause I don’t want this phone if one thing is in chinese.

  • Jake Howard

    Rory……….It’s 1.3, not as good as the SONG by a long shot. When set to english everything is in english. The Song has the same 850 limitation, and same internet setup problems as the P168.

  • rory

    oh yeah, does it use a mini sd card or a micro sd card

  • Jake Howard

    micro

  • phil

    Can anyone tell me how to remove the battery cover? its not in the manual I received with the phone.
    I am sure I will have many more question, but I will read whats listed first.
    Thanks

  • rory

    how can I find the seller neobya on ebay?

  • rory

    Has anyone heard of the MEIZU M8 and how does that compare to the cect p168?

  • nate

    slide the battery cover down and it should open…
    hey maximillion…i realized that the ear peices that came with the phone dont really plug up on the phone…is this just me or for all??

  • Zee

    someone has experience buying on ipmart.com?
    There are lot’s of cect phones with very good prices.
    Chanel where you bought your p168?
    Can anyone who has p168 tell us where from he got it and what was the price pls?

  • rory

    Is this phone capable of quadband or is that just bull???

  • Jake Howard

    Rory – I think he is wrong. I asked the factory and they don’t know of any P168 being Quad.

  • Jake Howard

    Be careful … Most factories will cancel their warranty on P168 if the system software or microcode is modified. Of course this only matters if your phone is covered by a warranty.

  • maximillian

    but jake with this it means it won’t be long before we see possible apps and maybe even software????? ya think?

  • Bobbie

    try this to change it to english it worked for me
    when you first turn it on and you see the blue triangle with the word sim click on the left symble on the screen you will see a square with a plus sign on it then scrool down to #9 and select it then select #2 then select #3 and click on english then hit the left symbole

  • rory

    Hey, I’m about to buy this phone and the site that I’m getting it from says that its the S version. Is this the most updated version or is this an old version? Please I need your help right away.

  • Jake Howard

    Max … that would be nice. Roy, Mine has a T in the battery compartment, but dont know if that refers to version. Go ahead and buy it!

  • rory

    I heard there was like four different versions though. I don’t want to buy a crappy one.

  • Jake Howard

    Rory, Ask your buyer for IMEI number. If leading numbers are 35496901….. or higher, it wont be crapy.

  • rory

    What about the cect t02. I heard this is the new version that is better then the p168. Is this true or false

  • sleepy

    Bought mine from Neobya on e bay as well, works great in Sweden with Halebop. Haven´t got any ear phones though and with the propriety mini usb there doesn´t seem to be any to buy.
    Anybody know where acces. for the p168 can be found?

  • zee

    which site Rory?

  • in need of help!

    i still cant get it into English can anyone help?

  • Jake Howard

    Rory……the specs of the t02 are identical to P168, no better, no worse. Even comes with the same bad earphones. I recommend P168 because it has a better track record.

  • Jake Howard

    in need of help! says:
    September 15th, 2007 at 9:14 am

    i still cant get it into English can anyone help?

    Turn on Unit
    1. Press the Silver square button to bring the Main Menu.
    2. Using the UP/Down buttons on the left of phone, scroll to Main Option 9 (Settings).
    3. Next Select Option 2 (Phone Set up)
    4. Next Select Option 3 (Language)
    5. Now Select the top entry (English)
    6. Now Select the small icon above the little house on the bottom left corner of the screen. That’s the OK icon; select it.

    That’s it. If that doesnt work return phone back to your seller for another phone set to English; that’s the default setting.

  • Ken

    do anybody show me how to remove the battery cover? I just got my phone and will certaintly have more questions later on

  • Jake Howard

    Ken …With both thumbs on the bottom half of the phone case, push down while sliding the cover off the unit.

    I hope you don’t ask how to turn it on ! :cool:

  • Ken

    thanks, i got it

  • Ken

    Do anybody knows how much is the internet service with t-mobile for the p168?

  • Mike

    Does the P168 come with a factory warranty? Is it difficult to set up internet with Cingular? I live in Southern CA and I want to make sure I am not wasting my money. The internet cost is $40 per month with cingular but is only $25 for the Iphone and I don’t want t o waste the money becuae in two years I would have spent the same.

    Thanks

  • Mike

    Ive been thinking about it and I think I will be getting the P168. I will wait until I get paid Friday. If it works well I will buy one for my wife. Can I use Cingular for phone service and another carrier for internet with the second sim?

  • Mike

    Anyone live in OC, ca have this phone phone with Cingular? How is the internet? Any issues? Any info would be appreciated.
    Thanks-

  • Jake Howard

    Max…..Very Nice! Who’s going to be the first one to try it?

  • hendry

    i jz bought my cect599…everytin looks good…but tats one thing i cant understand…why the video camera of the phone cannot been stop after recording….is it any problem of my phone or i do not know how to use????? can anyone tell me……tq

  • Jake Howard

    hendry, isnt that cect 599 a dual bander? If so you are going to have problems with coverage.

  • Drahcir774

    I have new I phone! the problem is I can’t unlock the touchscreen, how I can I open it?

  • Jake Howard

    Drahcir774 …pin code to unlock is 1122

  • Drahcir774

    how long will it takes to calibrate the touchscreen of my P168? please help :roll:

  • Drahcir774

    thanks for the info Jake!But how long will it takes to calibrate the touchscreen of my P168? please help

  • Jake Howard

    Drahcir774 … it takes less than 30 seconds

  • Jake Howard

    John, their site says “Ships in 7 to 10 Business Days” Then how much mail transit time do you have to wait?

  • MikeDeY23

    Max, What is the maximum size transflash card that the P168 will support?

  • nathan

    how do you add mp3 to the phone i tryed windows and itunesw NEED HELP

  • Jake Howard

    Nathan…. connect your phone to PC with USB cable and copy your MP3 files to the phone’s My Music folder.
    Your phone should be off before you do this.

  • nathan

    hey jake i turned off the phone and used the usb i went to limewire and saved the songs to the folder called my music but tried to to get to the song but the folder says that it is empty on the phone. Is there a better way or a step by step way to do this. and does this phone support wmp.

  • Ken

    do you have a link where I can dowload games for my phone?

  • Ken

    Do the p168 has a car charger?

  • Jake Howard

    Nathan, did you copy MP3 files to that folder or wmp?
    I dont know whether it supports wmp. However, If you copied wmp to the music folder and audio player does not find them, then wmp is not supported

  • JonQ

    I need GPRS MMS INTERNET setup help. Canada FIDO network…. plsplspls

  • Jake Howard

    Ken …. No car charger, unless your car has a USB port….but I could make one!

  • Ken

    that great Jake. Can you show me how to make it or make one for me? My battery doesn’t stand a day

  • hellpppp mee

    does this phone work w/ cingular?? i cannot get this fricken thing to work, and what does it mean when it says SIM access error??

  • Jon Q

    can anyone pls tell me if the motorolla S9 BT headset works with P168? I wanna buy one so I can listen to my mp3 files cler and with great audio quality.

  • p168chick

    Hey all I’m new to this phone. So far everything’s fine with it’s functionality and I really like the phone, but I was wondering how do you connect BT to it? Under the BT category on my phone it doesn’t give me the option to connect. Has anyone connected it to BT?

  • Jake Howard

    Jon Q …. no, the P168 headset uses a unique USB connecter

  • Ken

    I want to have a iphone. Do anyone know how to unlocked it?

  • Ritz

    I’m looking for tri-band cect 599. Only dual band? And I’m looking for japanese setting for p168 and 599. Help me please.

  • Giusep

    i’m waiting for one of these in the mail right now, I know many people have commented on the bluetooth headset. but does it work with bt HEADPHONES….like for music? I know its supposed to, but has anyone tried yet?

  • Brenda

    I bought the cect p168 and I am having a couple of problems, when I turn it on I get a sim access error. I have to turn if off and on several times before it works. Also, I put some music on it, but when I go to look for it to play it, it’s in the “manage files” but on on the phone or memory card. what am I doing wrong? Should I return the phone?

  • tj

    my girlfriend just bought me this phone it hasn’t came yet i read some people say its good but most say its bad i hope it will work for centennial wireless its a small company that only covers the st. joseph area pretty much so i guess my question is does any one use this company that has this phone and is it a good deal? and can you change it to english no matter what?

  • maximillian

    Hey MikeDeY23 in all the seaching I’ve done most people are using the 2gb but I have heard of someone using a 8gb with no problem…

  • maximillian

    Tj hmmm good question, not sure about your wireless company. This phone works off of sim cards and tri band frequency. If you phone company has those things it should work. As far as the phone itself, I and many others really enjoy it its a very good phone.

  • maximillian

    Brenda, don’t give up hope yet. Not sure why your getting the sim card problem, maybe someone else that has had that problem can help. As far as the music. When you transfering from your computer the phone needs to be off. The t-flash card will register as a new drive on your copmuter. You can copy and paste your music into there in the music folder. Then when you power back up you should have access to your music…

  • Jessr

    For some reason when I plug my usb cable in It says reboot for mass storage. Then a bubble pops up on my CPU and says USB not reconized. Is it because I put in a 1gb card thought I bought from Fry’s?

  • Miller

    Can you change the wallpaper??

  • Miller

    Thanks so much!!

  • Miller

    Is there ring tones on the p168 when you get it??

    Also what type of Video will this play AVI? Mpeg? Mpeg4? Will it play 3gp???

  • Jessr

    Thanks that worked great maximmilian. 2 mor questions I followed the steps that LeonardJohn posted for Tmobile and i stiill cant get on the net. Also I tried putting on a Ipod MP4 movie to this phone and it still wont play. What type of MP4 does it need to be so it can run? All in all this phone is really great….

    Thanks,
    Jessr………..

  • Jessr

    nathan turn your phone off. Then hook up USB. Go to my Computer and open the drive your phone is located at. You will see a folder named “My Music”..Drag and drop music in there and your done. Turn Phone on go to your audio player then list and everything should be there..

  • dp85

    i like this phone its great i just got it like 3 days ago the only thing i have a problem with is the bluetooth. when i use my bluetooth it sounds crapy dose anybody feel the same.

  • dp85

    also do i need to down laod anything to sync the p168 to my pc.

  • C MAC

    I just bought the cect p168 and it willnt find my sim card all it doing is emergency calls i call AT&T and they said it was the phone can anyone help

  • Jessr

    Make sure its in the right sim slot. I did the same when I got mine. I think the slots are numbered 1 thru 2.

  • JBIZ

    hey gang about to get the phone as well and someone asked about a car charger…well i bought a ipod car set a while back an it a has a usb/cig adapter so you could charge your iclone…they sell them at walmart and places like that for about $30 just adding to the party enjoy

  • nate

    hey guys!! i am using tmobile on my p168 and it seems like no one can get the mms on this working..any of you guys have tmobile with the phone and your mms is working? plz let me know

  • JBIZ

    hey nate cannot help yet but do you know if the my faves works?

  • Jessr

    JBIZ my favs does work you just dont get the MyFavs icon. can someone please tell me what MP4 format this phone uses. Also does anyone know of a free MP4 Format program I can download? trying to get this damn video format right and it’s really getting to me.

  • Miller

    Is there ring tones on the phone when you get it?? Can you change the layout of the screen? What type of video will this play? 3gp? avi? mp4? :mrgreen:

  • JBIZ

    is there any way to change the text messaging or fonts or enlarge the screen? and what about email i love this phone however i am a major texter an i am hitting a wall with this whole stylus thing thanks in advance

  • tj

    i do have a sim card but my wireless company runs off a 850Mhz and a 1900Mhz frequency

  • narelle

    Hi I live in australia.

    I have some trouble with my cect 599, i need an english manual. Trying to setup internet on mobile and have problems, downloading anything, i can not download music nothing at all. I would like any help.

  • Juan

    can anybody tell me if i can use a cingular pre-paid sim card with the cect p168, i have pre-paid cingular service and need to know if it’ll work before i buy the cect p168.

  • Maggot

    hey guys i have one of these phones and its pretty sweet but now the original one is due out soon i will be getting a real one so mine is now up for sale i live in the notts area uk so if n e one is interested i want £100 all as new still boxed will chuck in 2 sims contact aaronmoorcroft@hotmail.com

  • Jon Q

    Hi!

    I bought a Motorolla S9 BT headset and it worked with the P198 phone. You just have to activate or pair the 2 devices then make sure A2DP is connected then wallah!!!!

    Great solution for the original crappy headset the phone has…

    Hope I was able to help somehow…

    CIAO!

  • Unicity

    @Hendry How is your cect 599. did you get it set up ok?Which company is your service through?

  • Jake Howard

    Anybody know about the CECT A988. It’s similar to P168 but has Quad-bands, and only 1 SIM card. screen is a little smaller, 3″.

  • Jake Howard

    The P168 uses the micro-SD card. Not the SD card you guys are looking at.

  • G-town

    can someone tell me how i can take the battery cover off?

  • Jake Howard

    :lol:

  • Jake Howard

    with your thumbs, push the down on the bottom half of the back cover, then slide it towards the bottom of the phone. Then gently slip it off.

  • Jake Howard

    Now go and read the manual from cover to cover!

  • Miller

    Is there ring tones on the phone when u get it? Will it play 3gp video?? Can anyone help me

  • Jeff

    Just got a my p168 where is the antenna located on the im getting bad reception,i want to put a cell phone antenna in it. I am going to get the gen 4 gold edition stick on antennas i need to no where the anttena is. thanks

  • ubaid

    is there any game in that phone? and my other question is that can we downlode games from internet to the cell phone. thankssss :razz: :razz:

  • rory

    I just got my phone today and I can not for the life of me figure out how to put music on this phone. I have tried everything including turning it off to going to my computer and not seeing any folders for the phone or my music. I’m stuck. Somebody please help me!!!!

  • Jake Howard

    ubaid… yes, 3 games. nope you cannot download games, but some smart people are working on hacks to allow that!

  • Jake Howard

    Rory… there should be a folder called “My Music” on the phone’s T-flash. If not create it and copy your music into that folder.

  • Jake Howard

    Jeff… the antenna is totally inside the case. Don’t tamper with it. You get bad reception because you probably aren’t in a good 1900 coverage area. You probably are in a 850 area. Next time get a Quad band phone.

  • maximillian

    jake seems like your getting tired of answering the same old questions over and over, do you think anyone reads all the comments laready posted, I doubt it, it sure would help a lot of these questions….

  • laz

    QUESTION-
    i seriously dont even know if this phone can go with telus a cdma network :???: like ive been looking at this phone for the last 5 days still cant find if its a gsm phone or cdma or both becausee some people say different stuff.

    SO PLZ HELP ME ANYONE :mrgreen:

  • Jake Howard

    Mike F says:
    September 24th, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    Hey Jake how about this one and is it a good price? Thanks for the help I hate wasting time and money.

    …Yes, that’s the one to GET!

  • p168chick

    laz, the p168 is a GSM phone. It’s posted all over this page and in every p168 page I’ve looked up. I’ve heard that it can work on World CDMA network because they use a sim card.

  • Mike F

    Thanks Jake and Max is right people aren’t reading because I don’t even have my phone yet and I can answer most the questions by scrolling up! Yah hear that people! Scroll up. :roll:

  • Mike F

    I get my phone sometime next week and I can probably get the whole thing dialed in by reading all the postings here. Thanks everyone who has taken time to help. Next week when I get my phone you can tell me how to get the battery cover off. :wink:

  • rory

    I don’t understand, where am i supposed to open a new folder at and then after i do that. how does the music go from that folder to the memory card

  • nate

    rory…read your manual…there are supposed to be already made folders in the t-flash card..but if there arent any make sure u make folders and name one as images, the other photos, the other My Music and the last recieved. if you want songs..copy them and paste them in the my music folder and then go to your mp3 player in your phone and refresh it..it should load up.

  • Miller

    Hello, Can someone help me..I’m trying to put a mp4 on the phone (p168) and it will not play the music video..What am I doing wrong?

  • in need of help!

    Bobbie says:
    September 14th, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    try this to change it to english it worked for me
    when you first turn it on and you see the blue triangle with the word sim click on the left symble on the screen you will see a square with a plus sign on it then scrool down to #9 and select it then select #2 then select #3 and click on english then hit the left symbole

    THANK YOU SOOO MUCH BOBBIE! I TRIED THIS AND IT WORKED MY LANGUAGE IS NOW IN ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!

    IF ANYONE HAS THIS PROBLEM LIKE ME AND THEY CANT CHANGE THE LANGUAGE TRY THIS IT WORKS!!!!!

    THANKS

  • Rory

    NATE, my stupid phone didn’t come with a manual but I have all of those folders. My problem is getting music from my computer to the phone. Even when my phone is off, when I plug in the usb my computer doesn’t do anything. Nothing even pops up

  • Miller

    Hello, Can someone help me..I’m trying to put a mp4 on the phone (p168) and it will not play the music video..What am I doing wrong? Can anyone help me on this…What type of video will this play?? I put a mpeg-4 music video and it will not play, says its invalid!!
    HELP!!! :) :razz:

  • p168chick

    Hello again people. Can anyone tell me what the handwriting option is for? One definitely can’t write a message with it and there’s no notepad… so what’s up with that? Anyone know :?:

  • expostdelirium

    i ordered one today (25 of sept), and it is coming priority mail (1-2 days). i hope for it to be here before saturday. anyway, i am glad to have found this site and it is mega-helpful. i will most definately post with anything i can come up with that furthers the cause of this phone – providing mine works!

    i can also get 2gb micro sd for 26 dollars. i don’t know the price for larger ones, but that’s a great price, and i can pass it on to you guys here. if it’s okay (as far as user rules here) i’ll post my email here sometime tomorrow.

    once again thanks for the help. it has taken me 2hrs to read down to the bottom, but everyone that shows up here should read this stuff ‘top-down’.

  • supreme

    hey guys, im about to get this cect p168 phone, its unlocked and i have cingular/at&t, will it forsure work and have no problem with it?!?

  • expostdelirium

    read.

  • Teebird

    I need help setting up the Internet Wap Settings for SUNCOM…Thanks in advance.

  • Fritz

    The headset that comes with the phone suck sound horrible. But the other features are great. Can anyboby tell me where to get better a sounding headset with that special plug on it or a adapter that works with the p 168 cellphone? Thanks

  • Miller

    I have Cingular (AT&T) And this p168 works great I just got it Monday..I just have a problem loading movies on it…And I cant get the Internet to work, But I’m going to read all of this web-site and I’m sure it’s on here somewhere!! This phone is sweet!

  • Miller

    I got everything to work today…VIDEO…Internet!!! If you need to know any of this for the CECT P168…Let me know!!

    Jason-

  • Jake Howard

    Fantastic Jason…. Now you are on the hook to answer questions!

  • Miller

    Thanks, I got it all to work, Wallpaper, Movies, Music videos, Internet , mp3 tones, recordings, …

    The only thing I don’t know how to do “yet” is the caller ID, I cant make anyone on my phone book (list) come up on the screen..Like if my friend calls me it should say “rick” or “john”..Right now it only comes up with the phone number, Not a name..Any help with this would be great…

    If I get it, I will post how to do this also..

    Need help, just ask!

  • Schwilly

    Hi Jason, what are the settings you used for cingular to get your internet working? Thanks!

  • Schwilly

    Superstar! Thanks for the quick reply. I will try the steps above and let you know if it works. Thanks again! :grin:

  • Miller

    Schwilly::
    Not a problem, Need anymore help, Feel free to ask!!

  • dave

    i bought one of these phones before the iphone even came out here from china…..when i put my sim card in it says no service….i have cingular….can anyone please help….ive had this phone far too long and cant use it…..thanks

  • dave

    i have this phone and have had it for like 4months….i have cingular service and when i put my sim in it says no service…..how do i get service on this phone….please help

  • dave

    it seems like a great phone but id like to be able to use it….ive had this phone far too long and havent been able to make one call…..any help is much appreciated

  • karen

    can anyone tell me where i can buy a hard case cover for the cect p168. also can use the iphone case for this phone?

  • Miller

    Well,for the *no service* questions:
    When I first got this p168 I put my sim card in the phone and thats what came on the screen, here is what I did..:

    1.I took the sim card out and made sure it was in the right slot (sim 1)
    2.I made sure there was no dust or anything like that on the phone and the sim chip.

    After that I made sure there was a good connection from the phone to the sim chip…
    After all this it worked fine…
    I will do some more research for all of you and be back online tomorrow…I’m still here today 9-26-2007 till 6pm (est)

  • Miller

    Questions on * No Service*

    With your sim chip in the phone after all the steps above..Go to the main menu, Click settings , Go to Network Setup, go to Preferred Networks , Find AT&T and click option and save..

    Try this!

  • Miller

    Karen:
    A hard case for the p168, I’m not to sure about that, I’m looking for one myself..I’m going to try E-bay, and other Jap sites..If I find one I will get 2 and you can buy one from me for the same price I pay..

    As for the iPhone case..I dont think that will work, The Iphone is a little bigger..But we can always try it and see if it works..

    Thanks-

  • Ellz

    Hello,

    I have a p168 with Roger (Canadian) – I cannot receive / view pictures and cannot access the internet. Is there anyone who is able to assist?

    Thanks.
    L

  • Teebird

    DOES ANYONE HERE HAVE THE WAP CONFIGURATION FOR SUNCOM WIRELESS? THANKS IN ADVANCE

  • Missileman

    Ordered mine from Ebay on Sunday. It arrived on Wednesday. It works perfectly with AT&T. I have both my work and my personal Sims installed. Mine came with 2 batteries, charger, ear phones, manual in English, and USB cable. My phone powered up in English. The audio is LOUD!

    $217.00 including USPS Priority Mail

    So far, I’m impressed!

  • Rory

    Does anyone know how to change the time from A.M. to P.M. Right now my phone says 8:35 am when it should say pm. Please help

  • ashley

    :mad: :sad: :!: :?: The cect is awesome but has anyone noticed there’s nowhere to plug in a headset? How crappy is that!

  • daniel

    miller, i have cingular and i have the same problem as u. i tried to go to prefered networks but when i try to change the priority it say “unfinished”. and there is no save option. any advice?

  • Jchin

    maximillian and Jake Howard,

    Thank you SOOOOOOOO much for the detailed steps in configuring the MMS settings! it saved me the head ache of going through t-mobile. Thank God there’re individuals like you to help those not so tech savy

  • Miller

    There is two different types CECT P168. One is dual band GSM 900/1800 which dont work in the US and the other one is triband 900/1800/1900 which works also in the US and in Canada.

    Please check: Dual band 165 USD

  • dave

    so there is no way to use it here in the u.s?

  • Miller

    Im looking for you, what type do you have?

  • dave

    im not sure….i bought it from china in july….the box is in chinese so only thing i know is iphone and cect…looks like the one pictured on this page.

  • Miller

    If you can, give me the numbers on the back of the phone under the battery cover…

  • chris h

    is there an application that i can buy that has a better calender to set apts. so you can see with one click the times and length of apt.s , the one that comes from the phone is not very good

  • TomH from dallas

    I just bought the I Phone clone and I have AT&T /CINGULAR the question is when it connected to at&t its great than it will switch on its own and go to emergancy only and than u cant call out. If i put the sim back in my rasor phone than its fine only messes up on the cect phone. If you go to the prefered network list and try to move at&t to the top is says unfinshed and wont move it. It would be great if any one could help my fix its. Other than this on problem its a great phone. thanks tom

  • karen

    are you guys saying that a dual band won’t work at all her in the u.s.

  • Jake Howard

    Tom… Your moto phone is Quad-band which covers 850. the P168 does not cover 850. That’s your problem. I you buy a P168 you have to be sure you are living in a 1900 coverage area.

  • dave

    I SEE ON THE BATTERY IT SAYS CECT P168…BUT I CANT GET SERVICE WITH IT…I HAVE AT+T CINGULAR AND WHEN I GO TO NETWORKS AND SELECT AT+T IT SAYS UNFINISHED…PLEASE HELP

  • TomH from dallas

    Thanks Jake that helps alot.

  • Jessr

    I got the internet setup on my phone thru T-Mobile and the problem I’m running into is that when its loading the page it says memory full and thats it. Page doesnt come up. Any answers?

  • danzoo2007

    Do you want to buy CECT P168 with the best price?Send me an email danzoo2007@hotmail.com im a portuguese seller.Regards Tiago

  • Jake Howard

    dave says:
    September 27th, 2007 at 11:27 am

    I SEE ON THE BATTERY IT SAYS CECT P168…BUT I CANT GET SERVICE WITH IT…I HAVE AT+T CINGULAR AND WHEN I GO TO NETWORKS AND SELECT AT+T IT SAYS UNFINISHED…PLEASE HELP

    — This is another symptom of not being in a 1900 coverage area. Return the phone to get a Quad-Band.

  • Jake Howard

    Ah…..forgot to mention, P168-like phones with Quad-Band should be available for sale in USA next month.

  • Jake Howard

    karen says:
    September 27th, 2007 at 10:50 am

    are you guys saying that a dual band won’t work at all her in the u.s.

    The only GSM bands that work in the USA are 850 and 1900. To get those bands you generally need to have a Quad-Band. The P168 covers 900,1800, 1900. 1800 is used outside the USA, so that doesnt help us at all.

  • Missileman

    The Ebay seller from whom I bought my CECT P168 says mine is a Quad band. They say “This is the QUADBAND 850/900/1800/1900 GSM CECT P168 (the ones we sell are QUADBAND not the dual band or triband version!) Works great WORLDWIDE.” The seller is reuseacell.

  • expostdelirium

    i can get 2gb cards for 25usd (you pay shipping, which i don’t know yet). my phone should be here by monday, so let me test the card out in it before you email me, but if you want to let me know you’re interested you can go ahead and mail me. i take paypal, but not a the address below.

    my email is iyovoy@yahoo.com

    any news on cracking the os yet?

  • Jake Howard

    Missileman says:
    September 27th, 2007 at 3:41 pm

    The Ebay seller from whom I bought my CECT P168 says mine is a Quad band. They say “This is the QUADBAND 850/900/1800/1900 GSM CECT P168 (the ones we sell are QUADBAND not the dual band or triband version!) Works great WORLDWIDE.” The seller is reuseacell.

    Yes, I know about him… If you check other P168 forums you will learn that his P168s are not Quad. He says they are quad because his chinese trader misrepresents the products for a measy few extra bucks! Be careful! buy a geniune Quad bander

  • Missileman

    Jake- I plan to contact him to ensure I received a quad. Their ad clear states that it operates on 850. I’m traveling outside my local area this weekend. I’ll quickly find out if this phone is, in deed, a quad since AT&T operates on only 850 outside Little Rock. I’ll post back with the results.

  • Jake Howard

    Missileman…. exactly, 850 is predominant in rural areas because it gets better range from the cell towers! Take your other phone to compare results!

  • Jake Howard

    I copied this….I returned the triband phone I bought from Winlans on ebay and bought a “quad band” from Reuseacell (also on ebay). Results were exactly the same, minimal service. Looks like the same phone to me. Questioned the seller but he has no good response, just a standard answer about their return policy. I think I’m going to bite the bullet and get a real iphone for 299.

    Last edited by mullethead on Tue Sep 18, 2007 11:17 pm; edited 1 time in total

  • TomH from dallas

    jake were can i go to keep up to date when the quad band cect phone will come out

  • Jake Howard

    TomH from dallas… I just recommend you do ebay search of CECT Quad

    Insiders say the Quad will start showing up in Oct.

  • TomH from dallas

    ok thanks

  • Orange

    maximillian says:
    September 9th, 2007 at 6:08 am

    :idea: Unicity :idea: to answer your questions…I’m in construction, past experience with any phone taught me to get a holder for it.

    Has anyone found a suitable belt holder for the P168?

    As for the question about setting the time.
    The phone is based on 24hrs. So 9pm would be entered as 2100hrs.

  • Cee

    Ok i got the stereo bluetooth adapter to work with
    phone calls and my own headphones with it..but how do i get the sound from the audio player to get in too?
    Any ideas how to turn off the volume on the player and get the sound in the bluetooth adapter?

  • teintc

    i just had a quick question does the back of the phone have a apple logo on it? cause i’ve seen pics of it with and without it.

  • supreme

    alright, i got the phone, but confused. when im indoors on top of the screen, it says “emergency” and wouldnt let me get outgoing or incoming calls. and when im outdoors, it has my number on it, and it works, how do i get it to work indoors and outdoors?

  • Lance

    Things that I think need improvement or would hurt to change:p168/t02

    1)Usb connector…way to easy to put it in upside down.
    (it hasn’t caused any issues…yet…other than being a bother)

    2)1 out of 10 phones seem to need the sim pins pulled up a little to get a good contact. I discovered this when emergency calls only comes up and/or it took more than 2 to 3 seconds to come on.

    3)I wish the number pad stayed visable during a call..instead of having to hit the little icon to bring it up

    4)I wish the boot up/down volume could be turned down. Way too loud..lol

    5)would be nice if the icons could be set in a preffered order.

    6)address book needs a bigger keyboardpad. Without the stylst it a bit of a challenge to select letter for quick searching.

    Other than that…I think the p168/2 aka t02 works well

  • Jon Q

    Cee says:
    September 28th, 2007 at 1:48 pm

    Ok i got the stereo bluetooth adapter to work with
    phone calls and my own headphones with it..but how do i get the sound from the audio player to get in too?
    Any ideas how to turn off the volume on the player and get the sound in the bluetooth adapter?

    ANS. make sure you connect the A2DP settings too. it should be under bluetooth/device/ open your device name then hit connect, 3 options will show and the 1st one should be A2DP///\\\

  • Orange

    Lance says:
    September 29th, 2007 at 3:15 am

    Fyi, Third generation Ipod carrying cases works well.

    Haha, thanks… that’s actually what I have been using at the moment.

    Actually looking for a horizontal one b/c it keeps poking my side and is awkward to pull out.

  • p168chick

    How come my questions are never answered? lol Anyway, teintc you asked if this phone has an apple logo on the back and to my knowledge yes they do. I bought one and wasn’t sure if it would have the logo because the pics that were on display didn’t show if it had and it turned out that it did have the apple logo. It also turns on with the apple logo probably the apple sound too.

    Now another question if ANYONE knows is, Is there a way to assign specific ringtones to different ppl on your phonebook or are you just able to assign it to the group only? And is there a way to add more ringtones (other than the 5 empty slots given) to the phone or a way to delete the already installed one??

    Lengthy I know, appreciate any help out there :razz:

  • itsme

    Does anyone know the WAP settings for Suncom Wireles?

  • Jake Howard

    itsme says:
    September 29th, 2007 at 11:01 am

    Does anyone know the WAP settings for Suncom Wireles?

    Hmmmmmmm, last time I check Suncom doesn’t do GSM

  • Jake Howard

    Ouch!!
    Firmware Update Breaks Hacked iPhones
    PC World – Apple makes good on its threat: the recent firmware update siables unlocked iPhones and wipes unauthorized apps. Users are reporting that a new update to Apple Inc.’s iPhone is making previously unlocked iPhones unusable.

    Now, aren’t you happy you bought a P168!

  • itsme

    Yes JAKE HOWARD suncom does have GSM they are on 1900 and have been for the past couple of years I have the phone working properly put my sim right in but I can’t configure the WAP settings yet.

  • teintc

    one more quick question before i buy this phone, How thick is the phone compared to the real iphone?

  • Missileman

    Do not buy from Reuseacell on Ebay! The CECT P168 I received is NOT a quad band phone although his listing is very clear that “his” P168s are quad band! In my opinion, this listing is fraudulent!

  • Jake Howard

    Missileman…. I hoped you gave him negative feedback!

  • Missileman

    Jake- No, I had already given + feedback, but I have taken action to recover my money. It just angers me that someone would post such a misleading listing. This guy wasted a lot of my time and my money.

  • p168chick

    iphone specs = 11.5cm L x 61mm W x 11.6mm H
    p168 specs = ll.7cm L x 60mm W x 15mm H

    Some sites state the width is 55mm or 65mm but I measured mine and it’s 60mm (6cm). So for the thickness the difference is only 3.4mm difference. Needless to say, still thin :smile:

  • Cee

    John Q:
    ANS. make sure you connect the A2DP settings too. it should be under bluetooth/device/ open your device name then hit connect, 3 options will show and the 1st one should be A2DP///\\\

    Cant find that…? can you be more precise? thanks

  • supreme

    can someone tell me where i can get the movies from so i can put it in my phone? and how?…. thanks!!

  • Jake Howard

    Missileman …. let us know how your purchase of the A988 turns out. I’ve been keeping an eye out for that model.

  • Cee

    Still no one who can explain how i enable the audio player with a stereo bluetooth device?
    I Can only make the calls work with it.

  • Missileman

    Jake- I’ll let you know how the A988 works out. I have to ask- How did you know?

  • Eradk8

    Hi, does anyone know any altenative to the standard earphones to this so to listen to the vids and music better and/or louder? Thanks

  • Jake Howard

    :razz: Jake Knows everything!

    Well, I’ve been watching all the sellers of these units and just happened to see you listed as a purchaser. There is now a guy in Canada selling them.

  • Missileman

    Jake- I paid 30 bucks for shipping. The seller in HK says I’ll have it in 3 days. If it is quad, then I think I’ll like it. I also just purchased a manual in English for 3 bucks.

  • cool guy

    can this phone work with prepaid phone sim cards?

  • Jake Howard

    cool guy says:
    September 30th, 2007 at 2:14 pm

    can this phone work with prepaid phone sim cards?

    Yes

  • expostdelirium

    i ordered mine from hk (late in the day) on the 26th, and it was here late friday night, but i have to wait until monday to get it. dang ups!

    does anyone have a suggestion for getting a plan to use JUST for internet. since the phone will hold 2 sims, wouldn’t it be possible/wise to get a 2nd sim to dedicate to internet use only. i’m on tmo and i don’t know how much it would be to just add it – i used to have it on other phones, but they were wi-fi-capable so i dropped that add-on, and don’t remember what it cost. either way, i’m thinking about getting a second sim to set up for internet. any suggestions as to what company would have the cheapest deals? i like tmo well enough, but if i can use 2 sims i’m not married to them.

  • Jessr

    Tmobile charges $20.00 a month……….

  • TomH from dallas

    Hey jake you might know this one the phone wont fine the memrey card thanks for your help

  • Jake Howard

    TomH from dallas you had this working before? What changed? Are you trying a larger capacity T-flash?

  • JAME

    cect p168 120 usd/pcs
    WAIT FOR YOU GOOD NEWS

  • Unicity

    :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: Hey has anyone here know anything about network unlock codes? Do they work? there are a few sites that claim you can unlock a phones network to use anywhere in the world as long as it is a GSM based phone. thanks guys. :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile:

  • TomH from dallas

    nope just useing the one that came in the phone. Have there been problems with it not getting a good connection in the slot ?

  • TomH from dallas

    dose anyone know how to set up email on the p168
    i use gmail and would like to check it on the phone

  • gohogs

    Hey guys. It seems like you all know a lot about this phone. Got mine last week, like it so far.

    But does anyone know how to delete the ringtones that came with the phone so that I can program more than just 5 custom ringtones?

  • NathanP

    i just recieved the new phone cect p168 $150 its awesome but i cant seem to download songs i red all the post on here to try and help myself b4 asking but i cant seem to get it. i pluged it into the usb and get nothing no file names just the extra drive f: when i open the folder theres nothing. nor can i add anything PLEASE a little help the main reason i baught the was for mp3 and videos i cant een get mp3 to work i doubt ill ever get movies on it

  • Jessr

    NathanP-in order to put MP3′s on your phone you have to have the phone shut off, then plug the USB cord. After that your files will show.

  • cool guy

    where can you get it realy cheap?

  • cool guy

    where can u buy it cheap?

  • cool guy

    :oops:

  • cool guy

    sorry about that

  • Mike F

    Hey just got my phone and it is cool but I have no service. I know I am in a 1900 area becuase I am with cingular in sothern cal. When i to network set up/preffered networks/AT & T /change prority/ hit ok it says unfinished. Can someone please help me.

  • emmanuel

    I just through the entire forum in anticipation for mt phone. Thank you all.

  • emmanuel

    I mean through the entire forum, pretty neat. I thank you all.

  • Fred Malone

    HI.

    I recently purchased this phone and cannot send or recieve sms messages. It says “sent” on the cect p168 but the other phone never recieves it. MMS works ok though. Some Plz Help!

  • Faster

    :sad: I have p168, when i use BT , if i get more than a foot away it sounds crapy. Y Thanks

  • Jake Howard

    Mike F says:
    Hey just got my phone and it is cool but I have no service. I know I am in a 1900 area becuase I am with cingular in sothern cal. When i to network set up/preffered networks/AT & T /change prority/ hit ok it says unfinished. Can someone please help me.

    >Just because you are with AT&T/cing. doesnt mean you are in 1900 area. ATT/Cing rely heavily on 850. Sometimes 1900 and 850 overlap, sometimes they don’t. ATT doesn’t really care, because all the phones they sell cover both. Your symptom tells me that your phone is not receiving a 1900 normal service signal. I suggest you return your phone and get an A988 or some other geninue Quad-bander. Note: P168 is not a QB, no matter what the eBay seller tells you!

  • Unicity

    :grin: :grin: Hey has anyone here know anything about network unlock codes? Do they work? there are a few sites that claim you can unlock a phones network to use anywhere in the world as long as it is a GSM based phone. thanks guys. :grin: :grin:

  • Jake Howard

    Unicity …. Not advised to do that. The service provider can detect that and disable the phone completely. This is what just happened to unlocked Apple iPhone. Now, they have no rebate and no phone.

  • expostdelirium

    got mine yesterday. i am very surprised at how much i like it. if you have used a pda or smartphone in the past, you should find the navigation of this device pretty easy. there are a couple of things that are a bit more awkward, but it doesn’t render the thing worthless. using the keyboard is fairly annoying. it’s not that you have to use the stylus – because you don’t – it’s having to ‘pop-up’ different ones so often. it is also easy to accidently change the language on the keyboard, which has been the most frustrating thing about the phone. if anyone has a method to get rid of the other language support i would welcome it.

    as i use mac osx, and i’ve loaned out my card reader, i had to use bluetooth to add files. i had a much easier time with this than i did with my win-based devices, and a bit easier time than i did w/ my treo.

    i had to add the tmo internet package, and as of last night when i went to bed, it was not working. i haven’t had a chance to test it this a.m. the ‘tier 3′ tmo phone tech was pretty helpful with the setup. for the record – the internet settings on my phone are not under the ‘entertainment’ icon, they are under ‘home’ —> ‘services’. the tech gave me some settings that were a bit different than they were listed on here, too.

    the sms works fine, but my mms did not. i will work on getting it up and running later this evening, and i’ll report back.

  • Mike F

    Thanks- Jake I will play with the phone for a week and see what happens. I have 30 days to return the phone if I need to. Question: Why not get the A988 over the P168 becuase I went on ebay and they are about the same price?? Is there anything I should know about the A988 that makes it inferior to the P168? Again thanks for all your help>

  • Mike F

    Jake I meant why get the P168 over the A988-

  • Jake Howard

    The problem with the P168 is it lacks 850 coverage which is very important. The problem with the A988 is that it only supports one SIM card. P168 supports dual.
    You need to decide which is more important.
    Also A988 screen is smaller, 3″ vs. 3.5″

  • Mike F

    Thanks- The smaller screen doesn’t bother me and I only use one SIM so I guess if that is the only difference then I should try the A988. Which phone do you use Jake?

  • Missileman

    The seller from whom I received my P168 said there was a mix up. He said he had quad bands, but the last batch were Tri bands. He is supposed to be refunding my purchase price plus shipping.

    My A988 is on its way from Hong Kong.

  • Mike F

    Hey Missileman- How much did you pay for A988? I might be switching up too.

    Anyone hear of those paste on antennas that go under the battery? Are they a gimmick? Anyway for $4 i’ll give it a try.

  • Missileman

    Mike F- I paid $180 which includes shipping. My A988 should arrive within the next day or so.

    As for those boosters, I make my own using aluminum foil. I have seen them work on some phones.

  • Mike F

    Missileman- Thanks- i have 30 days to return my P168. If i can’t get reception from home then it is going back and I will try the A988. Let me know how the reception is when you get the phone. I live in South Orange County CA and I should get 1900 coverage but I guess that’s not always the case. My crappy razor gets reception at my house. Go figure :sad:

  • Faster

    :mad: Still would like to know y my BT headset sounds so crapy w/P168.??????????

  • grumpy

    Does anyone know how to get the DZD to work? I copied a text file to the englishto folder and renamed the extension .dzd and it actually picked it up. Problem is its asking for a pin code… :(

    would really like to read pdf on this phone.. does anyone know how to install pdf reader on this phone?

    Not being able to install addional software sucks!

  • Mike F

    I followed the steps above for the internet but no black G came up in the left corner. I followed the steps and went through the steps several times to make sure I had no errors. Any sugestions? I have Cingular.

  • QuickTime

    Jake- How can I get rid of the ringtones installed on the phone? Some people have asked, but nobody has gotten a reply. I figured out how to transfer MP3s to my music folder but there is not enough room to allow them all to be ringtones. I want to use all of my MP3s.

    Any ideas?

  • Diane kur

    I sell these P168 phones for $190 shipped anywhere in the US and have them in stock in the US. email me at zydaglo@knology.net if you want one.

  • expostdelirium

    i like this phone. the browser is a bit sorry, and whenever i try to go to my homepage i get the message: memory is full.

    why? anyone else have this? anyone find a way around it?

    other than the browser, and the setup which took me around 2 days to get locked down (partly because i just added the internet plan, as i never needed it because my other device had wi-fi capability), this phone does what i need it to.

    if i had any advice to other owners of this phone, it would be to not give up on the phone and to not stress about it being from china. most other phones are anyway.

    i’m anxious to keep working with it so that i can help further what we can do with them.

    btw – does anyone know how to set the phone up so i can check my work email account?

  • INKUPUNCTURE TATTOOS

    i just got the p168 2 days ago and i called t mobile and they walked me through the wap set up and the mms et up, the wap works fine but the picture messaging doesnt work everytime i try and send a pic message it will go to 77% or 99% then will say communication error i do notice when i am sending a pic message in the top left corner i see a flashishin envelope with a red circle with a lline through it, can someone help me with this

  • grumpy

    Yes the brower is hopless.. The main reason i bought the phone was so i could buy and sell shares online over hte phone but the CECT browers cannot display my brokers website.. It would be cool it could install a better browers but unfortunately the phone wont let oyu install anything. has anyone had any luck with the DZN english.. I would love to be able to read books on the phone!!!!

  • Phinx

    Just ordered the phone, 190$ from china to sweden, Pretty good. Tri-band and everything.

    Hope i get it soon =)

  • Jessr

    I have a P168 for sale…..Email me if intrested….jesse1975@comcast.net

  • Jake Howard

    Jessr says:
    October 4th, 2007 at 8:42 am

    I have a P168 for sale…..Email me if

    What are you replacing it with?

  • Jake Howard

    grumpy says:
    October 4th, 2007 at 12:11 am

    Yes the brower is hopless.. The main reason i bought the phone was so i could buy and sell shares online over hte phone but the CECT browers cannot display my brokers website.

    Ask your broker if they have a WAP compatible site?

  • Unicity

    :arrow: :arrow: Missileman– Have you received your A988 yet? If you don’t mind Can you list a video of the functions on you tube. I am interested in this phone but I would like to see a demo first. Thanks in advance. :grin: :grin: :grin:

  • Jake Howard

    Unicity … My 2 cents: A988 has all capability of P168 except only supports 1 SIM card. For most of us in USA, that is enough. The BIG BIG plus is it’s a Quad-Band. That’s extremely important because in USA at least 50% of the coverage uses 850.

  • Jake Howard

    In a few weeks there should be another Quad-Bander that supports Dual, active SIMs. Yes you can receive calls on two different services at the sametime! How is that for crazyness.

  • Jake Howard

    that other QB even has dual bluetooth… one for each ear :eek:

  • Unicity

    :arrow: Thanks Jake. You do know all lol Thanks alot. Are you still considering one too?

  • Jake Howard

    Yes, I’m waiting for Missleman’s report

  • Mike F

    Miller- Thanks but my internet still doesn’t work. I called Cingular and they said they cannot help with anything exept the settings. They said I am all set up on there end.

    If anyone hasd any ideas I would appreciate it.

    Thanks-

  • Mike F

    I went through all the setting but no black G in the corner. When I try to connect the black G comes up where the little lock is and then it says connection failed. :sad:

  • J.JAMES

    does anyone know if u can call cingulAR AND THEY HELPU SET UP THE INTERNET? :?:

  • Mike F

    J.JAMES – They will tell you the set up that is right below your original commnet but that is as far as they will go.

  • Ray

    I just ordered my phone and i`m awaiting now im with at&t i`ve read alot of responces here I ordered the cect p 168 I might have several questions about this phone Hopefully i wont ha any problems…we will see

  • Mike F

    Miller- I got the black G to come! But it still won’t connect. When I go to network and select GPRS it says searching and does not allow me to change it from WHEN NEEDED to ALWAYS???? Atleast I am getting somewhere. The black G wasn’t coming up before. Thnaks for the help.

    Any ideas what to do now!

  • grumpy

    I live in Australia and using OPTUS… dont know if you have these guys in the States.. I will keep playing around with the phone to get the most out of it. I believe it is a great phone, i just need to tweak it to suit my need. getting DZD english to work is what i plan to do next. Replacing the headphones will come second followed by hopefully replacing the browser.. Also looking at pulling the phone apart and modify the attenna to get better reception inside and also replace the 6 speaker inside the phone with high quality ones.

    another gripe is the font they use! whats up with that? its so ugly.

    The screen the the phone is great. very clear and big! only issue i have is that when your outside it full daylight it is a bit hard to see the screen clearly.

    I wish i worked for CECT.. I would make a great tester.. :)

    I have gotten videos to work great. I use xilisoft and can get near crystal clear videos on 3pg format. I have a 2gig card which is quite fast..

    i have the full first season of heroes on my phone along with a few movies and still have plenty of space left.. :)

  • Missileman

    My A988 is now enroute out of Customs at O’Hare. I hope to receive it by Satyrday.

  • Jesse O

    Hey there everyone. Jake you seem to be the go-to-guy about these phones. So i have a few questions. Does Cellular one support these phones? And Ill only be using one sim card so should i go with the A988? What would be like the top 3 worst things about these phones? Also, what site should i go to to purchase one?

    Thanks in advance!

    Jesse

  • Diane kur

    I will sell you one for $185 shipped paid through Paypal. I have them in the US ready to go. contact me at zydaglo@knology.net

  • cool guy

    Diane Kur says: I will sell you one for $185 shipped paid through Paypal. I have them in the US ready to go. contact me at zydaglo@knology.net

    Can you give me one for $170 and save it till the end of october? Please !!!!!!!!

  • Jake Howard

    Jesse O says:
    October 4th, 2007 at 9:09 pm

    Does Cellular one support these phones? No, only GSM wireless works with A988.

    And Ill only be using one sim card so should i go with the A988? What would be like the top 3 worst things about these phones? Dont Know yet…. I dont have one. We’ll have to ask Missleman.

    Also, what site should i go to to purchase one?
    Buy yours now! Prices will be zooming up as soon as people find out about it. You cant go wrong with QuadBand.

  • Jesse O

    Okay Jake. One more thing, I have cellular one as a provider, have a sim card and all that good stuff, but the A988 wont be supported? Will the P168?

    I called cell one and they told me that thier MHz band for Wisconsin is 850 and 1900.

    What do i need to do to get one of these phones to work with my provider? Or will they already?

    Thanks.

    Jesse

  • Linda

    I have the CECT P168 I am having trouble with reception and no incoming calls the phone justs reboots when someone calls, it seems to work when my daughter calls me from her cell, just no from home????

  • Jake Howard

    Jesse O says:
    October 5th, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    Okay Jake. One more thing, I have cellular one as a provider, have a sim card and all that good stuff, but the A988 wont be supported? Will the P168?

    I called cell one and they told me that thier MHz band for Wisconsin is 850 and 1900.

    Hmmm, I guess cellular one is GSM. Please confirm that they are. I would recommend the A988 since it supports both 850 and 1900. The P168 only supports 1900.

    All you need to do is install your SIM and you are good to go.

  • Jake Howard

    Ok, I checked… Cellular one is GSM.

  • Missileman

    I have my A988+ in hand. It arrived via Express Mail from Hong Kong today. I opened it only 10 minutes ago. It seems slightly heavier then the P168, but it seems, IMO, to pretty high quality construction. I expected the display to appear in Chinese, but mine is English. The ear phone/mic cable has a standard looking 4 conductor round “micro” jack type plug. It came with 2 batteries, a home charger, ear/mic cable, a USB cable, driver CD, a package of screen protectors, Chinese manual, a 512 MB micro SD card, and a TV out cable. It has one SIM card slot. It started up immediately and found my AT&T network.

    The battery cover is much easier to remove than the P168.
    ….More to Follow Later……

  • Jesse O

    Amazing! Thank you. Anyone know of a decent site to purchase the A988???

    Jesse

  • Jake Howard

    In regards to the A988… some pics show it comes with a CD. What’s the CD for?

  • Missileman

    Jake- The CD is loaded with mp4s, mp3s, and pictures. I just copied them to the phone. Honestly, I like the A998+… and I’m pretty sure it really is a quad band.

  • Missileman

    Sorry… I meant A988+

  • Jake Howard

    Missileman… I know it’s Quad. I’ve seen the official specs. Besides, this phone already has a good reputation in HK and AU.

  • Jake Howard

    Btw… can you read the chinese manual?

  • Missileman

    I have a .pdf of the English version of the A988 manual.

  • Jake Howard

    Now that was a smart thing to do! Study the manual while waiting for the phone to arrive!

  • Jessr

    I’m not replacing my phone but my wife’s P168.She says it to complicated for her.So she bought a Razor. Now it just sits in the box…….

  • Jesse O

    Missileman. Could you give me like a full breakdown of the A988? From what i read I think its the phone for me, but Id like a personal opinion on it. Thanks!

    Jesse

  • Unicity

    :arrow: :arrow: Missileman If you could post a you tube video demo that would be great! That way we could all see the phones functions in action. :grin: :grin:

  • Diane kur

    The manufacturer of the A988 is Zhong Xun. I am selling them on iOffer.com for $190.

    I still have 5 of the CECT P168 in Tennessee for $185 shipped!!! I have the on iOffer as well but will sell them cheaper directly through Papal or Bidpay.

    contact me at zydaglo@knology.net

    cool guy – send me an email

  • Nelson G Donnelly II

    I still need help setting the CECT to Suncom. Can anyone help please

  • SIONY40

    HEY GUYS, I VE BEEN READING FOR BOUT A WEEK NOW, I HAVE THE P168, WITH AT&T IT WORKS FINE, NOW I HAVE A PROBLEM: I WAS TRYING TO TRANSFER SOME MUSIC TO THE PHONE FROM MY COMPUTER, AFTER PLUGGING THE USB CABLE TO THE COMPUTER WITH MY PHONE OFF, THE COMPUTER DETECTS NEW HARDWARE AND THE DRIVE SHOWS UP UNDER MY COMPUTER, WHEN I DOUBLE CLICK THE NEW DRIVE THE MESSAGE “PLEASE INSERT A DISK INTO DRIVE” POPS UP. CAN ANYONE HELP!

  • Ashlee

    Where do you think i can get a good deal on a CECT P168?
    That is also a trustworthy seller…

    Thanks.

  • Jesse O

    Well. My A988+ should be ariving around Tuesday or Wednesday. Im looking forward to it! Ill report back then if not sooner. Thanks.

    Jesse

  • Jake Howard

    Tomlin says:
    October 7th, 2007 at 2:30 am

    digitalrise… i got it yesterday and the “motion sensored” playlist rocks…d99i

    It has the same basic limitation as P168…. Does NOT support 850. Which really is critical for USA.

  • Jake Howard

    SIONY40 …. Have you installed the T-flash in your phone? Reboot you PC. Try it on another computer. If all that fails contact your seller about the problem.

  • Mike

    Missleman-
    How is your reception comopared to p168?

  • Missileman

    Mike- I haven’t gone outside the Little Rock area with the A988 yet. However, the reception has been rock sold in buildings where I had lost the signal with the P168. I’ll do a “distance” test today.

  • Alan

    Does the A988 synch with any microsoft like Outlook calander/mail? Any chance it has the ability to do spreadsheets? I have one on the way to play with but am dying to know what it does.

  • Missileman

    I took a little trip outside my metro area today to get away from the 1900 MHz towers. Very good reception on 850 Mhz.

  • Alan

    149 Uk is a lot of money in US dollars – they should ship for free!!!!

  • grumpy

    thanks heaps p168chick. I will also investigate

  • QuickTime

    Missileman-
    What does the keyboard on the A988 look like compared to the P168? Is it still small and virtually unusable without the stylus? or is it set up in a larger form more like that of an IPhone?

  • SIONY40

    HEY JACK, THANKS FOR LOOKING OUT, IT S WORKING FINE NOW.
    BUT I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION, ON MY FRIEND COMPUTER I COPIED A LOT OF SONG AND THEY PLAY FINE ON THE PHONE, BUT THE SONG FROM MY COMPUTER WHEN I TRANSFER THEM TO THE PHONE, IT CAN SEE THEM IN THE MUSIC FOLDER BUT THEY WON’T PLAY!? CAN SOMEONE HELP? AND THE VIDEO I TRANSFER DOES NOT PLAY ON THE PHONE BUT FROM THE PHONE TO THE COMPUTER IT PLAYS?

  • TEZTWISTER

    go to the home key bottom left, on the right 4th one down,then top left, then number 2, then its either 3 or 4 i think and it should have english at the top. TO CHANGE THE LANGUAGE TO ENGLISH.

  • JOSE

    i have the p168 and i can config to use to tmobile with internet can any one help?

  • Jesse O

    Hey missileman.

    What is the texting like on tha A988? Is it very difficult to do without using the pen?

    Thanks,
    Jesse

  • kiki

    hows it goin guyz..i got the phone and i have cingular and evertime i turn the phone on it would say sim card accesss error! does anyone know how to fix this problem?? pleassee!

  • kiki

    i got the CECT P168..but its always says sim card acces error does anyone how how to fix that??

  • eradk8

    The earphone/headset that comes with this is crappy: not loud enough, hurts the ear, and the jack seem to be unique. Anywhere I can get a better earphone that can connect to my p168?

  • expostdelirium

    i have a p168, that i’d sell (here in the us) for 195 (inc shipping, 2 bats, charger, 1 gb micro sd w/ adapter, box, english directions). it is english, not one blemish, has the factory screen protector on it as well. i accept paypal. 210 will get you a 2gb card instead of the 1 gb. for more info, email yovoy1118@yahoo.com.

    i’m looking for something different. i like this phone, but i think i might move on.

  • Mike F

    Kiki-

    I went to my local Cinglar store and they gave me a new sim and that worked on my phone. You may try that first becuase they shouldn’t charge you for a new sim.

  • oneunited

    i have got the cect p168 but when i put games, apps or themes they do not work can anybody tell me what to do please help asap

  • Fritz

    Great phone for the price no problems setting it up. Internet works fine just need to directions to setup email profile. Anybody knows pls post. Thanks.PS I bought a set of Bluetooth headphones works fantastic.

  • SIONY40

    hey Fritz you mind giving me directions to set up the email p. please!

  • p168chick

    No problem grumpy, hope you are successful in finding something out :grin: I might download the suite to find out myself, just haven’t had time for it.

    My phone’s working fine w/Locus Mobile, reception is questionable in certain buildings. Outside and in my house and job building works great. I had a ‘sim access error’ with a tracfone sim, had it replaced and works fine in a tracfone phone but not in the p168.
    Why is that??? Tracfone works on a gsm network.

  • karen

    I set the country and time on the cect p168 but when it says am i wanted it to be pm how can i change that there was no category where we can choose to set it as am or pm. please help.

  • Missileman

    Karen- Set the phone to 24 hour format, change the time to coreect 24 hour time, then change the phone back to 12 hour format.

    Jesse- The text keyboard is about the size of the P168.

    Everyone- I have done extensive testing outside my metro area, in buildings where I got “No Service” with the P168, and in my workplace basement. The A988 has very, very good reception in ALL situations.

    My recommendation: A988+ wins.

    A988+ Pros: Quad band, quality construction, lots of videos included on CD, Price $180.00 w/shipping

    A988+ Cons: Single SIM slot

    P168 Pros: Dual SIM slots
    P168 Cons: Tri band, light plastic construction, flimsy phone jack. Price $217.00 w/shipping

    Both phones have decent touch screens, Bluetooth, similar functions.

  • karen

    thanks missileman i have another dilema i tried buying ringtones from cingular it seems that it doesn’t work when i go to the link to pay for the song am i not able to do that with this phone?

  • Miller

    Karen,
    Why pay for ringtones when you can download them online and put them on your SD card for free!!

    Need help with that let me know….

  • karen

    How stupid I never thought of that what SD do i use for this phone and is there anyway that i could download youtube videos on the phone. help please.

  • Cee

    anyone who knows how to use your own mp3s for SMS sound?

  • cool guy

    hi guys. does anyone know and pre-paid phone sim card that can work on this phone?

  • Diane

    I can sell you a pre-paid AT&T sim with your area code and $10 on it for $20. I use one in my P168. let me know zydaglo@knology.net. I have 10 left

  • cool guy

    does anyone know what media player can sync songs on to this phone?

  • cool guy

    Diane says:
    I can sell you a pre-paid AT&T sim with your area code and $10 on it for $20. I use one in my P168. let me know zydaglo@knology.net. I have 10 left

    How will iit work? will i pay $1 a day to use, and how many minutes is $10

  • oneunited

    SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE THE CECTP169 BUT CAN NOBODY TELL ME HOW TO INSTALL APPS AND GAMES ON THERE SURLEY SOMEONE HAS INSTALLED SOMETHING ON THERE
    CAN SUM1 PLEASE HELP

  • Diane

    Check ATT go phone to see hoe the sim works for prepay

  • cool guy

    does anyone know any pre-paid phone sim card that can work on this phone?

  • rasmus

    hi all.
    i have been looking at this great phone but before i buy it i will make sure that i can use it.

    the thing is that i normally live in Denmark ( for now exchange in UAS) but i am thinking about bying it here but can anyone tell me if i will be able to use it in denmark and second wont i have a problem with texting because og the dictonary

    please anwser me if you know anything or wride an e-mail to me rasmus_hoyer@msn.com

    thank you

  • karen

    Hi Miller I need more help so i tried downloading the videos but when i click the “download the converted video” it says error could not open the file because it is not a file that quicktime understands. what am i doing wrong?

  • ray

    Atten all i have the cect p168 and it works great at first i had problems but ok now. the only problem i have is when i try to get on aol it says no trusted certifited then request timed out did this happen to anybody else if so what can i do (((help))) thanx

  • lazarus

    hi everyone..i have the P168 i did the setup that my network sent me (rogers wireless)everytime i try the internet it tells me connection failed.i see the black G turn green but still no connection….HELP HELP

  • karen chong

    Does anyone know where we can get a case cover for the cect p168?

  • gino

    karen .. i downloaded a free program from download.com.The company that made it is called dvdvideosoft.com. search it. they have two programs: one for converting video on your computer to mp4 and another to save youtube videos to mp4. choose mobile phones for the type of device for both programs. it works great for music videos and other short clips. i have not tried it for movies though.

  • Miller

    MP4 will not work on the P168…3gp works great!!

  • p168chick

    MP4 will too work on the p168. I have anime episodes and music videos in MP4 format and it works fine. Better quality than 3gp too.

    Can anyone tell me why Tracfone won’t work on this phone???

  • Miller

    P168Chick,

    Tell me how you did it then, I have put MP4′s on the p168 and I get nothing but a error….
    If you could help, that would be great!!!

  • karen

    do i need a micro sd card in order to save videos (youtube videos for example) or can i save them on the phone also? because i’m thinking that maybe that’s why it’s not saving it is because i don’t have a micro sc card in the phone.

  • Miller

    Yes, You will need a SD card..Get a 2gig for 25.00 at a Electronics store….

  • lazarus

    ok ppl the (rogers wireless) setup do work.i got my p168 working after a few trys with the setup….i posted it for everyone with ROGERS WIRELESS,,,,,ENJOY…PEACE

  • bdesi

    anybody have any solution to sim error/access error on cingular service mobile. I have noticed the problem when the phone is restarted and sometime it takes sim switch and/or few restarts to get it to work again…help would be greatly appreciated !

  • Mark

    I have the P168 won’t turn on. Apple symbole wont stay on while charging. Any suggestions

  • hcky16

    Max i am thinking about buying the P168 and i was wondering how many songs and movies can it hold. Thanx

  • Jake Howard

    hcky16 …. before buying the P168 make sure you live in a 1900 band area! The P168 does not have 850 which is a big problem in certain areas.

  • Javier

    Bigger max. I need to know how can I change the ringtone text mesage by mp3 song, for exp. the phone is great

  • Jesse O

    Alright! I got my A988. One major problem, but its the same with the P168. The texting on it really isnt good. You need to “try” way too hard.

    But no i have a question. How do I transfer files onto it? I turned it off and plugged it into my computer, but the thing pops up and says “USB device not recognized”

    How do i fix it guys?!

    Thanks.
    Jesse

  • Missileman

    Jesse- Turn on the phone power with the USB cable connected. You can choose between “Charge” and “Charge and Store”. Choose “Charge and Store”.

  • Jake Howard

    Is there a forum like this for the A988?

  • cannon

    will the 8gb micro sdhc card work???

  • hcky16

    Most cities are covered with both the 1900 band and the 850 right?

  • Jesse O

    ok missileman. Got another one for ya!
    What folder do I import my mp3′s into?

  • p168chick

    Miller (and everyone else),

    I’ve used ‘Any Video Converter’ and ‘AVS4YOU’ to convert videos to MP4 format. Between the two, ‘AVS4YOU’ has the better sound quality. Video quality is about the same. What I like about AVS4YOU is that once you choose “To MP4″, in the dropdown list it gives you plenty of options of what type of mp4 to convert to, and you can edit each one! I use Mobile Standard Quality (MPEG4 15fps 176×144) and works great. Another plus is that it can convert from almost anything to anything :smile: You can download the free version to test it out but there will be a watermark in the middle of your screen throughout the whole video, until you buy the real version. But, at least you’ll be able to convert the ENTIRE video so you can have a sense of what you’re dealing with. Unlike xilisoft which trial version converts only the first 5 min, what’s that!!?? lol

  • lazarus

    jesss 0 put the mp3 in your…mymusic folder then go to ur mp3 player an clik on refresh.hope that helps

  • cool guy

    does anyone know any pre-paid phone sim card that can work on this phone? please

  • Diane

    I have AT&T go phone sims that can be activate for any number. They have $10 on them. I will sell for $15. email me at zydaglo@knology.net

  • Jesse O

    lazarus, or anyone who knows.

    I transfer my mp3s to the mymusic folder and then refresh the mp3 player. I understand that… but. How does one exactly refresh the mp3 player? lol

    Thanks, and sorry for all the questions.

    Jesse

  • Qamar

    Hi guys
    i appreciate your help always,
    i am really stuck in the mid,
    i am trying to connect my iphone with Bluetooth.
    i can stream only mp3 but when i dial a number then voice doesn’t come to bluetooth,
    i am connected with A2DP profile,
    when i play mp3 , sound comes, but all other sounds remains in cell phone,
    what can i do to have my phone calls in Bluetooth,
    my bluetooth is Voice Call receiver as well,
    i tried with an other bluetooth device , bluetooth headset works perfect ,
    but with my iphone , only mp3 works very nicely, but nothing else,
    any help ,,
    i apprciate in advance your help.
    bye

  • Ray

    does anybody else have a problem with the email…or getting on-line with aol..everything else workd great with my cectp168…just the email set up…

  • Jesse O

    ok. im a little confused with the a988. I got to the proper fire transfer tihng, and im trying to import some mp3s onto my phone. I dont really understand WHAT folder to import the mp3 into. So i took a guess and put 5 mp3s into the Mymusic AND Mp3 folders.

    When I go to my phone after disconecting everything properly, only one song shows up in my mp3 player… Whats going on? How can I fix this?

    Thanks.
    Jesse

  • karen chong

    I need your opinion guys which phone is better here in the states CECT A988 Quad-Band GSM or SONG A168. Please advice on which on is better to buy. thanks, karen

  • sleepy

    @karen chong
    I have a p168 and it works well, once U get to know it. Mind U, the proprietary usb connection is a quirk thats bothersome. There doesn´t seem to be any adaptor for trad. headsets, earphones etc so U are stuck with what U get when U buy. Funny this can´t be sorted out!

  • Jake Howard

    karen chong … I recommend you get the A988. With the SONG A168 or P168 you are going to have coverage problems because it’s missing the 850 band. The USA is expanding the 850 band at the expense of the 1900 band. This is expecially true in rural areas or suburbs. Search this blog for comments from Missileman and you will get confirmation of this.

  • NEEDHELP

    I CANT PUT VIDEOS ON MY ICLONE, I CONVERTED THE MP3 VIDEO TO THE MP4, THEN WHEN I TRY TO PLAY IT ON MY ICLONE IT SAYS ERROR INVALID FILE, HELP

  • NEEDHELP

    HELP

    I CANT PUT VIDEOS ON MY ICLONE, I CONVERTED THE MP3 VIDEO TO THE MP4, THEN WHEN I TRY TO PLAY IT ON MY ICLONE IT SAYS ERROR INVALID FILE, HELP

  • p168chick

    NEEDHELP,

    Since when are mp3 videos??? Maybe that’s why it’s coming up as an error. Avi, vidx, 3gp, wmv, rm, mpeg are just a few of the video formats that exist. Any of those can be converted to mp4 and it should work fine. I may be wrong but I’ve never encountered an mp3 as video. “Any Video Converter” is free, “AVS4YOU” you can try for free and in my opinion better quality. Try any of those two, hope it helps.

  • lazarus

    ok jesse when you done puttin all your music in your mymusic folder..go to your MP3 player an click on ur list.then refresh your list and all your music will appear.good luck JESSE lol

  • Christopher

    can anyone advise me on a software program to sync my outlook info into the phone?

  • grumpy

    I wish you could sync to outlook, it would make the phone so much better.. Dont think you can.

  • Aleja

    Does anyone know how to set up an e-mail account? Please, help me!!
    Thanks a lots :razz:

  • Unicity

    :razz: :razz: :razz: :razz: Hi all. Do we have a page set up for the CECT A988 cell phone? Missileman do you have any shortcuts from the manual that may help with wallpapers, ringtones, and internet? Thanks in advance. :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

  • kris

    What’s up everybody

    I READ THAT IT CAN MAX UP TO 8gb FROM A REVIEWER ON THIS SITE: IS THIS SO? I ORDERED ONE AND THE SPEC SAYS THAT IT MAX UP TO 1GB ON EBAY: BUT IF I CAN PUT A 8GB CARD IN THIS BABY WOW!!!

    IF THIS IS SO!! PLEASE CONFIRM FOR THOSE WHO ARE READING THIS!!!!

  • karen chong

    does anybody know if i can import my dvd’s into my ipod?

  • Javier

    Hoila… Alguien sabe como configurar GPRS, WAP y MMS para argentina, Personal o CTi o Movistar?. Otra como aplico los mp3 a los ringtones de mensajes de texto entrantes.

  • sandyjt23

    does anybody know if you can use a 4gb, 6gb or 8gb micro sd card in the a988?

  • Jake Howard

    The specs I’ve seen say 2GB. It may accept 4GB if pre-formated on your PC. Missleman might know for sure.

  • Ray

    missleman/ p168 girl can either of you guys help me with the e mail set up i still cant get it working,..also i still cant get on aol…plz help…thanx

  • p168chick

    Sorry Ray.

    I’m operating the phone with a prepaid service that doesn’t have internet so I’ve yet to know if mine works with the internet.

    To Missleman or anybody, Do you know why the p168 won’t accept a Tracfone sim????

  • Elton

    Hey guys, can somebody plsssssssssssss tell me how to solve the problem of the cect p168 restarting when it gets an incoming call. I am using rogers in Canada

  • Elton

    my p168 is restarting everytime it gets an incoming call…plssss help…i am using rogers in canada

  • janet

    Hi,
    I need copy of the a380 fingerprint ecryption manual in english….
    Thanks

  • Eric

    I have Tmo and I need All the internet configurations for my p168 can sum 1 Please post them includind all the proxy settings. Thanks in advance

  • Unicity

    Hi can ANYONE help with the A988 internet and mms settings? I called T-mobile and they walked me through the internet settings but we can’T figure out the mms.I TRIED THE P168 SETTINGS LISTED AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE BUT THAT DIDN’T WORK. WHATS IP? IS THAT THE PORT? Also can anyone send me the manual if you have it in pdf? Can you add windows mobile to these phones? thanks in advance.

  • Anonymous

    Linda k look iot seem like it does not work for the most part cuz i have teh same phone and it does not work for me it seem that it does not work for some place where u live but it can get call form some cell phone like jap phone and some land line call but for the most part the phone will only turn off on u when u get a call if i find out how to fix it i will repost on here agan

  • Unicity

    jake????? Missileman?????? Help… please. :grin: :grin:

  • Diane

    Elton – have Rogers turn off the caller name option and it should work. i saw this on another board.

  • Jake Howard

    Unicity…. I dont have the A988 yet. Missileman bought his user’s manual on ebay.

  • Unicity

    thanks Jake. Do you know if you can add windows mobile to these phones?

  • Jake Howard

    Unicity … no, the user interface is closed. Windows mobile cannot run on this phone without a lot of new firmware support, and even then it will probably run too slow to be any fun. WinMob requires a pretty fast processor and this phone is too inexpensive for that.

  • Unicity

    Thanks jake

  • Ray

    hey does anybody know how to set up the email profile,,for att plz hellllllp…..

  • teintc

    i just got my phone today and it works great except at pop up screens instead of some letters it gives me just square. how can i fix that?

  • teintc

    one more question i tried setting up the mms for this phone i am able to send out mms but not recieve i get a envelope with a red circle with a line through it what does that mean? and can someone post the mms settings for tmobile again thx

  • teintc

    how do i add wallpapers to this phone?

  • Unicity

    Missleman o n the A988 Cell phone WHATS IP? IS THAT THE PORT? Have you had any problem with the internet settings?

    Also can anyone send me the manual if you have it in pdf? Can you add windows mobile to these phones?

    thanks in advance.

  • Unicity

    sorry about the last questiion, jake answered that for me.

  • Jake Howard

    wibro,

    You have to realize that chinese companies don’t do business the way we do in the west. My guess is that CECT telcom designed the phone and makes the basic components. The actual phones are assembeled by hundreds of independent work shops all over south eastern china in the areas around Hong Kong. There’s also a network of thousands of merchant traders that sell these items directly on ebay and to whole-sale buyers in the USA. These traders have relationships with the assembly factories.

  • Junior

    Hi guys i been reading and it seems everyone is enjoying the Cect but me…i can get the sim card to work..cuz im in canada and it keeps telling me no service..i was wondering if anyone had any answers…and also how to load video files into the phone..thank you

  • Junior

    Hi guys i just read the entire forum i still dint find the answer to my question. I have a the CECT P168 i got it 2 days ago from China..the IMEI is 358693000038075. Problem is i have Fido and it says no service with the Sim card in place..can anybody tell me how to get the service working..and how come i cant find no bluetooth..i still cant load MP4′s its say invalid video file..im stuck with the phone cuz i cant send it back to china so im really asking for help..the one person i saw addressing “NO SERVICE” was Miller, so please help bro..and this is out to everyone else…PLEASE HELP..my email is executionerm@hotmail.com

  • Jake Howard

    Junior: I suspect you live in an area not covered by 900/1800/1900. Check out what bands your mobile service uses in your area. Hopefully you dont have to return your phone to china!

  • Junior

    i live in Toronto

  • Missileman

    Junior- I agree with Jake. You are probably in an 850MHz area. If so, you are out of luck with the P168. I had the same problem. Getting the A988 ended my problems.

  • Victor

    How do i get the English language on the interface of my phone ive tried all the different ways people have said to do it but i still cant find english. :oops: :sad:

  • Jake Howard

    Victor… return phone to seller and have him give you another one set to English.

  • Victor

    Thanks i am getting a refund and ive bought one from a different seller (from china) with the English interface. :cool:

  • gino

    Hi. I still need help accessing tzones. i followed all the directions, but i still keep gettin “request timed out”. please help

    gino

  • juneoff35th

    The phone is awesome! i followed the tmobile settings and now i have internet access!!!! but…it say i dont have access for most sites like youtube, myspace, facebook. is it my tmobile plan that is denying me access or what?

  • marquis

    i just got the a998 and the service is way better i had both p168 and a998 ….but there seems to be a problem the a998 will not save the settings for me to get mms workin …please someone who can give me sum feedback ….email me at xquisdabeastx@aim.com :idea:

  • Jake Howard

    marquis… the manual covers this pretty good. Have you read it?

  • Marquis

    jake ..i havent read it my manual wasnt in english ..im a very quick learner on just about any phone i mastered everything from tzones and proper formats …its a problem with the phone there is no reason for it not to save …unless there is sum speacial way ..iv done factory reset n everything ..if yu kno something i dont please fill me in

  • Jake Howard

    Marquis … I dont have the phone yet. I just bought the manual to see if I would like it, before I buy. I would complain to the seller; either he tells you how to set it or return it for a refund or exchange.

  • lcap

    how do you enter your password to get your voice mail messages , or can someone tell me how to enter a space so i can program the number in as a speed dial

  • lcap

    i am sorry i forgot to mention it is the 168 iphone clone

  • ben

    DOES IT HAVE YOUTUBE???

  • Mike

    I have a P168. I learn more about it everyday. The maual however sucks. Anyone know why my batteries after only 10 hours on standby go to only 2 bars. I am not able to get a full day out of them. One more thing , my display will turn by itself ever 2 to 3 minutes, stay on for about a minute then turns off. Every three minute it repeats the cycle. I would love to know why.

    Thanks

  • Jake Howard

    Mike, do you leave your bluetooth on all the time ?

    BT is known to drain the battery. Dont know why recyles every few minutes. Check out the auto standby, screen lock options. Try using the USB port to charge your batteries.

  • Jazelle

    I should have my A988 by saturday..but I had the guy I ordered from email me the english pdf so I could get familiar with it…hopefully it wont be too hard to figure out setting up internet,messaging etc.

    Ok so this phone has BT already…is it pretty simple syncing the earpiece to the phone?

  • Jake Howard

    Jazelle , very smart move to get the PDF early!

  • Unicity

    marquis :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: I had the same problem with my CECT A988. It wouldn’t save the mms info or the internet settings. I sat on the phone with t-mobile tier 3 tech for two hours trying to configure the phone. They suggested I return it because it was obviously the phone not the network.so I just returned the phone.I am waiting on my refund from paypal. The phone is too expensive to have to go through all of that to set up internet settings. :grin:

  • Jake Howard

    Missileman, did you have the same problem with the mms and the internet settings as Unicity?

  • Jake Howard

    Unicity … Did you read sections 6.3 and 9.5 in the manual about MMS and internet settings?

  • Junior

    i was wondering if there was an icon under the setting for bluetooth..oh and a simple question i use to be able to make my picture fullscreen but now when i select auto resize it just shows me multi colored arrows moving downwards and the picture stays the same with a black border..can anyone help..and as a joke i think i got myself a copy of the clone..now how chinese is that..the bootlegged the bootleg and im soo unlucky.

  • Junior

    and can anybody please email me the english manual or tell me how i can get an english manual..thank you.my email is executionerm@hotmail.com

  • Naz

    Hey everyone i have the p168 and i am located in toronto..haveing a serious problem someone please please please help me….everytime i am about to recvie a call the phone just turns off and reboots..it was working fine the first 2 weeks i had it and than all of a sudden it sttarted doing this…:(

    Please Help ….lol

    Jennifer

  • Marquis

    Unicity thanks for the feedback …im just glad someone knows what im talking about….my question to people with the manual to the a998 does it tell you a reason for not saving settings ….im very close to sending my phone back for free repair ….i miss my p168 ..i just hate da headphones…if that phone had a standard headphone jack …it would be great :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Bobo

    Hi,

    Can you use more then 2 GB of memory on the P168?

    Thanks

  • Carlene

    Hi everyone,
    I’ve been reading all of the posts and have come to the conclusion that the A988 is the phone for me. I’ve ordered one (and it’s on it’s way), but could someone please e-mail me the english pdf manual so that I can learn how to use it before it arrives. Thanks in advance- carlenenash@hotmail.com

  • Jake Howard

    Carlene, I dont have the PDF version, but ask your seller to send it to you.

  • Jake Howard

    Bobo, I heard it will accept 4GB if you first format as FAT on your PC; otherwise 2GB is max.

  • Giusep

    I hate to say this, but i’m starting to get really sick of the p168….we’re waiting for some hacker or programer to figure out a way to mod it and I remember when I was searching through ebay and I almost bought the Song A168 instead..let’s see, it has everything I want the P168 to do accept a smaller screen. The USB connector accepts the phone as a drive on the PC instead of only a mass USB device…has a standard headphone jack (2.5), a standard USB AND java….seriously does anyone think they will figure out a way to get java on the p168 or should I just sell mine?

  • Jake Howard

    Giusep … I recommend you get the A988. With the SONG A168 you are going to have coverage problems because it’s missing the 850 band. The USA is expanding the 850 band at the expense of the 1900 band. If you live outside USA then Song is ok

  • Elton

    Diane – Thank youuuu so much; I am going to try this when I get home. Do you happen to have the link to the board where you got this info, would really appreciate it, thanks again Diane

    Diane says:
    October 18th, 2007 at 8:28 am

    Elton – have Rogers turn off the caller name option and it should work. i saw this on another board.

  • Jake Howard

    Unicity …October 18th, 2007 at 7:43 am

    Hi can ANYONE help with the A988 internet and mms settings? I called T-mobile and they walked me through the internet settings but we can’T figure out the mms.I TRIED THE P168 SETTINGS LISTED AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE BUT THAT DIDN’T WORK. WHATS IP? =216.155.165.050

    IS THAT THE PORT? = 8080

    Try these values.

  • james s

    hi everyone!

    so i had this phone a couple of days and set up my internet and everything. love this phone so much. the only question i have is when i go onto the internet and try to go onto websites it says “memory full” then i cannot go any further and it throws me off. if someone could please help me that would be much help. you can email me at jsuga1905@yahoo.com

    please someone help.

  • ben

    i have a p168 brand new for sale. email me at…

    benfr4nk@tmail.com

  • LISA

    HOW DO I OPEN THE BATTERY PACK ON THIS PHONE???PLEASE TELL ME!!

  • Blackfredie

    hi good night, im in Panama city, Republic of Panama, the bad thing is that we us gsm 850, here, does anyone knows one of these iphone clones that i can use here ???????

    sorry about my english but i need help in this

  • Jake Howard

    Blackfredie … buy the A988, it supports 850 and would be an excellent choice for Panama.

  • SIAR

    Dear Sir
    I buy from Pakistan the p168 phone with blutooth -double camera-touch screen…etc two months ago and suddenly stop working and it switch off by him self and switch on by himself and if I remove the SIM from the phone it works correctly and when I put the SIM in the phonr it doesn’t work.
    How can I fix this problem and did u have any technical repair for these cellphones here in Pakistan.
    Thanks in advance

  • Blackfredie

    Jake Howard…. is that phone unlocked to be used in any company, i will be glad to see a video or screenshots of the A988+ if you have?

  • Jake Howard

    Blackfredie, I dont have videos on it, but there are several sellers on eBay that probably have more info on it. yes, it’s unlocked.

  • Unicity

    Jake Howard says:
    October 25th, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    Unicity …October 18th, 2007 at 7:43 am

    Hi can ANYONE help with the A988 internet and mms settings? I called T-mobile and they walked me through the internet settings but we can’T figure out the mms.I TRIED THE P168 SETTINGS LISTED AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE BUT THAT DIDN’T WORK. WHATS IP? =216.155.165.050

    IS THAT THE PORT? = 8080

    Try these values.

    jake I tried EVERYTHING possible. Tech support gave me the correct settings for the network, that wasn’t the problem.. the phone has no way of saving the settings. so you type in all of that information and then select ok and you can turn off the phone, remove the battery, or immediately try to send a mms or sign on to the internet and it would say ERROR. and you would check your settings for like the 20th time and they would be blank… :roll: crazy right.lol :grin:

  • Jake Howard

    Unicity… I think you had the P168 before. If those settings worked for the P168 and dont work for the A988 then I agree, you need to return the phone as defective to your seller.

  • Jake Howard

    Unicity… Take out the SIM card and save the settings. Power off and restart. Are the setting still saved? If not the phone is broken.

  • Jack Wallace

    HELP! I have a a988. Love it, but can’t get it on the internet with cingular. For some reason the username: wap@cingulargprs.com won’t fit in the space provided. It’s one character to long. Has anyone elese got an a988 on the internet with att? Is there a way around this?

  • Unicity

    Jake Howard says:
    October 26th, 2007 at 1:07 pm

    Unicity… Take out the SIM card and save the settings. Power off and restart. Are the setting still saved? If not the phone is broken.

    yES i TRIED all OF THOSE THINGS. t-mOBILES TECH SUPPORT tIER 3 TRIED TO HELP ME FOR 2 HOURS. tHEY SAID AND I AGREED THA TIT WAS THE PHONE. THE SELLER DIDN’T HAVE A ENGLISH MANUAL.

  • Unicity

    Jack Wallace says:
    October 26th, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    HELP! I have a a988. Love it, but can’t get it on the internet with cingular. For some reason the username: wap@cingulargprs.com won’t fit in the space provided. It’s one character to long. Has anyone elese got an a988 on the internet with att? Is there a way around this?

    :arrow: :arrow: JACK I HAD THIS PROBLEM AS WELL. THE SPACE ONLY HOLDS A LIMITED AMOUNT OF DIGITS AND THERES NO WAY TO CHANGE IT. OR ATLEAST I COULDN’T MAYBE MISSLEMAN CAN HELP YOU.

  • Jake Howard

    Jack Wallace … I notice that too, there’s a 19 char limit for username. I’m going to talk to ATT and see if they can shorten that name for me. There’s really no need to have the name being that long. gosh change cingular to att!

  • Jake Howard

    T-mobile users are luck, they don’t need user name or password!

  • Jack Wallace

    Jake….I talked to them today. Tech support could only look under each model of phone for the settings. She went through several and all are the same wap@cingulargprs.com I wish they could change it, but that’s really not possible. I asked if they had an alternate and she had no way of finding out.

  • Jake Howard

    Jack,
    Well of course they are nuts. We pay a premium for internet access so they should be able to give me a custom name that is 19 chars. Really, that name is not really even needed… T-mobile doesnt use it at all. So if I give them the IMEI # of this phone they should in theory give me a shorter user name.

  • Alan

    I have read in 3 places on the internet to try WAP@CINGULAR.COM INSTEAD OF WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM would someone try it?

  • Jack Wallace

    I have tried WAP@CINGULAR.COM ….that’s what I’ve been using in the meantime while trying to swap everything else around. Bad news though. I read in the forums on Att.com that that wap@cingulargprs.com is the only username and it is for everyone and that they do not guarantee service with an unlocked phone for reasons like this.

  • Alan

    the engineering code is the same as the P168 – I do not know if there is a setting there *#3646633# or try *#4643#. these are from the manufacturer

  • Jake Howard

    Jack, in other words, WAP@CINGULAR.COM doesnt work?

  • Jake Howard

    My # is 357040098809208

  • Jack Wallace

    Jake…WAP@CINGULAR.COM didn’t work for me…kept saying server busy. What is all this talk about the engineering code? What is that for?

  • Alan

    key it in on the keyboard for many options that are not offered to the regular user – just don’t mess up – they are not happy to replace them

  • Jake Howard

    Jack ..the engineering code uniquely identifies the phone type and capabilities to the wireless provider.

  • Jack Wallace

    Alan….do the codes need to by typed in like I’m trying to make a call? what application should I enter them in?

  • Alan

    on the p168 just type like dialling but do not send – it just goes to a big menu with sweet settings

  • Jake Howard

    Jack Wallace , what Primary Proxy did you use with WAP@CINGULAR.COM? 066.209.011.061 ? try blank ID/PW with this combination.

  • Jack Wallace

    Thanks for the help Alan….the codes didn’t work for the a988, but I have a person that supplies them in China that I just IM’d to see if there is an engineering code for the a988 or if they know a solution to the character limit problem.

  • Jake Howard

    Codes *#3646633# or try *#4643# didn’t get to special settings on my phone

  • Alan

    *#3646633# works on the p168 but I was told it may work on the A988. the other code was also a good try according to china sales people.

  • Jake Howard

    so you think if I find the right code I will be able to increase size of user name field?

  • Alan

    unknown but worth a look around

  • Jack Wallace

    Well, just got done talking with my friend in china. The username space is fixed, it’s in the software. And the engineering code is the same as Alan said, but it doesn’t seem to work on my phone. It seems my phone has been shielded at the factory. So unless we convice ATT to change their username to something shorter, I don’t guess A988 owners will ever have the chance to get on the internet with Cingular/Att.

  • Jake Howard

    Jack, did you try to use WAP@CINGULAR.COM? 066.209.011.061 with blank ID/PW. This works for some unlocked phones.

  • Jack Wallace

    WAP@CINGULAR.COM is the username.. So are you saying to only leave the password blank?

  • Jack Wallace

    I think that might be for MMS

  • Jake Howard

    Here is what one guy suggested:
    Verify with Customer Service that WAP has been enabled on your account (and Data Connect if desired), and then beg and plead to be transferred to Technical Support. (You might have to lie about having a supported Sony Ericsson T61z that’s not working to get there.) Then beg and plead Technical Support to have your WAP provisioned manually. (Good luck — you’ll probably need it!)

  • Jack Wallace

    Jake…I can’t do that in my a988. My menus aren’t set up like that

  • Jake Howard

    You can set ID/PW to a 1 char blank, by selecting the %#? char-set and then the transposed ] char for the blank. I dont have internet service so I cant try it on my phone

  • Neil

    OK solution to sim card error. The problem seems to be that the pins aren’t tight enough to the card. So if you pull the pins up a little bit it seems to fix it. I also put a folded piece of aluminum foil behind the battery it keeps some extra pressure on the sim card. It also seems to have helped my signal, say what you will but I didn’t get a signal in my house and now I do.
    Neil

  • Neil

    oh and thanks to Jake and everyone else on here reading through this forum helped me to understand my phone.

  • marquis

    willing to trade great condition not even a month old a998 for p168 :arrow: i miss my old phone :sad: :roll: hit me up if interested xquisdabeastx@aim.com

  • Jake Howard

    Neil, that aluminum foil trick is a well known property of radio antennas; it’s acting as a ground plane thus improving the characteristics of the antenna. You can even buy a gadget like that adheres to the battery.

    marquis, do you really pay 19.95 extra for AT&T mobile internet service? Remember the P168 doesnt cover 850 and AT&T really depends on it; they like the lower frequencies. AT&T just bought new 700 band for future internet service. The lower bands have greater range and penetrate easier inside buildings.

  • Marquis

    jake i know all about the p168 and the coverage issues not being a quadband phone …But where i am located it works good just as a triband phone..I have t-mobile so i really dont know about the issues with other service providers

  • Jogger

    :roll: Hi. Gretting from Argentina. Who’s F…s know how setup for Personal Cia. in Argentina. I got this setting and doesn’t work.
    WAP gsm
    Apn: wap.personal.com
    IP: 172.025.007.031
    Port:9201
    acount: mms
    password:mms
    gprs
    gprs.personal.com
    Account:gprs
    Pass: adgj

    But the other setup option???????
    Please help people

  • Jake Howard

    Marquis ,

    What problem are you having with the A988 on T-mobile?

  • Marquis

    The problem is that the settings will not save no matter wat i do …..i got the t zones settings to save and work fine but my mms apn…is saying cmwap..or wen i create a new profile it will stay blank even after i saved

  • Neil

    I’ve been using the internet on p168 with AT&T without a problem.

  • Jake Howard

    Marquis,

    I’m not familiar with those settings? Tell me what menus I follow to get to them? Do I need to have a SIM card installed to set them?

  • Jake Howard

    Marquis,

    One more thing, your internet access works ok with the A988, only MMS is a problem, corrrect?

  • james s

    hi everyone so i tried to put videos on my cect p168 phone and it came back unsupported format. i used the vixy.net online file converter because i wanted to do youtube videos. is there another program that will work with youtube videos that when i put them on my phone they will work? or is it just that you have to save it somewhere special when you put the file on the phone. i have a 2gb micro card and that is where i put the file. any help would be great. you can email me at jsuga905@yahoo.com also if you would like.

  • Marquis

    Jake…Yea my internet settings save and work …with no problems just mms seems to be a problem ….yu want the steps to edit wap settings ?

  • Jake Howard

    Marquis, ok… that might be helpful to others. I’m glad the WAP works. This phone has a larger internal memory for loading the web pages so maybe that will work out for you better.

  • cool guy

    what media player syncs with the p168?

  • vic

    Anyone know how to get the USB port to work for the A988? have tried to connect it but i says that its noy supported or something like that.

  • Jake Howard

    vic,

    Ok, this one is easy. Turn phone off. Plug into USB. The charging animation comes on. Press the red button and then on screen select “charging and storage”.

    Your PC can now access the T-flash card.

  • vic

    I tried that but it wont work… it says connecting to computer and then nothing happends..??

  • vic

    It actully says conenct computer in the screen but I cant find the flash card under my computer

  • Jake Howard

    vic, after it says connected, do you see an error pop up in windows? This is XP correct??

    If yes, 1. Disconnect your phone from computer and turn it off. 2. Re-boot your computer. 3. After windows comes up and disk activity has stopped, plug in your turned-off phone into PC’s USB. Follow my instructions in previous note and tell me your results.

  • james s

    ok so i dont havee any sound when i put a video on my cect p168. y?

  • vic

    ok.. i have been trying that and dosent seem to work either.. ill think i will figur eit out somehow.. i got another question.. when i recive call i only see the numeber for some reason it wont show me the name that is save to that number in the phonebook.?
    any idea how to solve that?

    thanks

  • vic

    Jake.
    I manage to figure the caller id thing out. now i got another one for you. how do you set the phone so it only vibrates? i have turned off all sounds but when i get a call/sms it still makes like 3 beeps which is really anoying. is there a waY to get rid of that sound?

  • Jake Howard

    Vic, I dont know the answer to that one yet. Did you solve your connection to PC problem?

  • Marquis

    CAN SOMEWUN EMAIL ME THE PDF A998 MANUAL PLEASE
    XQUISDABEASTX@AIM.COM

  • Neil

    Can anyone tell me how to set up yahoo for the email on the p168

  • vic

    Anyone know how to fix the connection to the computer for the A988? I have tried the steps desctribed above but they dont work.. it says unknown device when Ill try anyone have like a update od something that I might need?

    thanks for any help.

  • viktor

    Anyone one know why the copmuter says unknown device when I try to connect my A988 to it? Do i need some sort of update or anything?
    I have tried al the stuff mentioned earlier.

  • Jake Howard

    viktor, what version of Windows? Have you rebooted the PC? Was the phone already turned off when you plugged it into the PC? Have you tried this on a different PC?

  • viktor

    i got XP tried on on other computer but doesnt seem to work..

  • Jake Howard

    viktor, One last thing… the phone itself can access the T-Flash correct? If the answer is yes then contact your seller and give him the bad news.

    If the phone cannot access T-Flash, take it out, blow on the contacts and carefully re-seat T-flash and lock into position.

  • sandyjt23

    does anybody know why on the a988 i can store and view a full length mp4 movie but not a t.v show in mp4 format,some mp3′s but not others and it will not show a wma file eiher. well the memory card show it on the computer but not on the phone.

  • Jake Howard

    sandyjt23 , did you put the mp3 and wma files in the mp3 folder? Convert your mp4 to 3gps format and you can play them. Scan this blog for free converter programs so you can play your videos on this phone.

  • Marquis

    another reason for files not showin on phone but shows on computer the a998 seems to have a problem with long file names rename mp4 files and music under 15 characters and you will b fine my phone has that issue so i kno it will werk 4 a fact

  • Jake Howard

    Thanks, that another limitation to be aware of with the A988.

  • sandyjt23

    thanks Marquis. it worked for my mp4 files. still have not got a chance to try the mp3′s yet because i’m at work. i will try in the morning. thank you so much!

  • Dusty_69

    :mad: !I Cant get my Phone to Change Preferred Networks plz help! :cry:

  • CANDY

    hello everyone, i need help how to download a songs,or ringtone.pls guide me to set the mms..i try to set my internet it wrks now except the mms..i hope i heard from u guys.i have a tmobile account now.thanks…

  • Neil

    So I just got my p168 working with everything and earlier I’m on the phone and it starts blinking white and now won’t turn on. I’ve had it 1 week.

  • Jazelle

    I have the A988..just got it today and trying to get everything setup..does anyone know how I can get my bluetooth to sync with the phone? I went into the main bluetooth screen under settings…tried searching for device and it wouldnt find anything…any advice? Thanks!

  • sandyjt23

    does anybody know if you can download games onto the a988 and if you can how?

  • Jazelle

    Marquis I understand you have t-mobile and were able to get the internet to work properly and save…is there any way you could help with the steps to get that set up for the A988?

    Been up all night trying to get things going…

  • sandyjt23

    i was wondering if anybody was able to use the map function on the a988. i seen it was on the menu screen on some pictures of the phone but my menu screen does not have it.

  • Marquis

    Jazelle …my settings for tzones werk and save but full internet i havent added that to my plan yet .. but i will look into the settings for you

  • eStorm

    Hi!

    this is a grat forum!
    but: I want to read pdf or doc files in my p168…how can I do that? And what type of textfiles can read the DZDEnglish??Can I convert to it?

    thx

  • SIONY40

    CAN ANYONE TELL ME ABOUT NEXTELL, HAVE THE P168 BUT IT WON’T WORK FOR A FRIEND OF MINE WHO S IN MIAMI, HE HAS NEXTEL, IS IT BECAUSE SPRINT BOUGHT NEXTEL OR WHAT?

  • CANDY

    rogers,marquiz,jake howard..i have p168 can u guys help me set up my mms, and how to download the ringtones,movies….and my carrier is tmobile….i hope i hear u guys soon….thanks,….

    Candy :wink:

  • Miller

    Candy:
    I put everything on this site already…
    Read this page and u will find it…

    Mediacell.com is a good video converter….

    and the MMS is on this page

  • CANDY

    Miller,
    u know wat date is that? About the mms and so on…thanks

  • eStorm

    I have an another question:

    the memcard has an autorun.inf directory.
    what can atuorun?

    thx

  • moe

    Hello All

    I have the cectp 186, the phone hase a security password that i dont know, does any one know a generic password or how to remouve it. thanks m_karout@hotmail.com

  • Jake Howard

    On my P168 I have my setting to multitap abc. But when I do text messaging I cannot find a keyboard tab with normal alphabet characters, only symbols. How do I get my abc’s?

  • eStorm

    I fun a program, txt2dzd.it comvert txt files to dzd format.I probe it,but when i try to open it in the ifone, dzdenglish ebook king need regcode????Why?nad how can i get a code?
    thx

  • Brandon

    I’m having trouble connecting to the internet on my P168 I have suncom. Do anyone know the settings for sumcom? Also, will T-Mobile or Cingular work for me? Thank in advance to whoever answers this for me.

  • Jake Howard

    :?: ATTENTION A988 Users….. Do any of you have MMS working with T-Mobile? AT&T?

  • Felix

    Hi everyone, I bought two CECT 599 phone before realizing they won’t work with T-Mobile in North America. Need to resell them so I can buy a P168 or an A988. Please contact me directly at kubi9mu@yahoo.com if you are interested in buying. I will sell them for $170.00 each. You don’t have to pay the shipping. I will take care of that and give you the tracking number.

  • K y

    I have recently purchased the p168. I had my difficulties setting up my MMS. Now it is half way working I can send MMS fine but recieving them is a different story. I might get 5 sent and only receive one do anyone know what I need to do to make all my MMS come through succesfully or is this just one of the things that can’t be fixed. Oh and yes I put in all the formats needed I believe that was listed above. but nothing is working. Also how do I connect this to my pc I put it in the usb but it does not recognize it I see the other gentleman had that same promblem with his A988 is that something that happens with computers that runs on xp.

  • Chad

    Hey would anyone happen to know if the cect P168 would work on an Alltell plan?

  • CANDY

    hello everyone i email few tmes already seem like u gys ignoring me, i need help to set up my mms..pls send me hw to set it up pls…also i wanna knw how to download some music then to make it ringtone…my carrier is Tmobile…i hope i hear frm u guys….thank u so much….HELP ME

  • marquis

    has n e body got mms working on a988 please answer the ?

  • Ky

    Hey I still haven’t received an answer for the first question I hadd bout the mms but now i am trying to find out how would i set the ringer to vibrate or silent please help i notice in the blog that its is possible but no one explained how.

  • Garybow

    Any late word on the two simcard version of the 988 or 168? Also, do any of the phones have a mapquest capability similar to the iphone? Thanks

  • candy

    Hello everybody i ask one of u guys whoever know how to set the MMS in Tmobile…Also i need how to download a ringtones..pls answer my problem….thanks

  • candy

    Ops i have P168 help me to set my MMS in tmobile…

  • candy

    jake howard,
    i’ll try to see wer is that in the blog? any idea wat date is that pls….thanks

  • Carlene

    Hey all, so my A988 arrived. Unfortunately the manual is not english. If anyone has an english pdf can they please e-mail me a copy – carlenenash@hotmail.com. (Jake was the only one who responded that he didn’t have one). Anyone got a copy?? Thanks!!

  • Jake Howard

    Sorry, I only have a hardcopy of the A988 english manual. I bought mine on ebay–dont remember from whom.

  • Diane

    I have sent Carlene an electronic copy. I have it if anyone needs it. email me at zydaglo@knology.net

  • cool guy

    what media player syncs with the p168? please help :cry: :sad: :razz: *

  • cool guy

    Jake Howard: go somewhere and search the d718i iphone clone. isn;t this the same thing as the p168?

  • Jake Howard

    I agree…..looks like a re-branding of the same phone.

  • ryan

    My p168 works really well. I can do everything but send text messages through SSM. I can receive but not send them. Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

  • Vince

    Hello Everyone,
    I have just received my P168 & I don’t really think it is as good as the apple iphone, but it does come close. Anyway I have the manual in pdf format, so if anyone of you wants a copy just send an email to vixer@melita.net & I will send asap. Here the phone works great but as always in Malta we are well behind everyone. They haven’t yet got the apple iphone lol :smile:

  • Fabio

    Vince, your email address doesnt work… Try to fix it.

    Hi All,
    I’m typing from Brazil and I just received my P168, a friend of mine has gone to USA and brought it to me.

    I think it is a great cell phone, very cheap and usefull, the sound is really amazing! It´s not a Iphone but here in Brazil the “apples” doesnt care about money, they are really expensive!
    But, I didnt receive the P168 manual and I have some problems with AVI video files. Does yours P168 play .avi files OR only .agp files ?

    Could someone post a link for manual download ?

    Regards.

  • Rob

    Hi guys,

    I just ordered one of these little gems on ebay and it seems like the jury is still out but in favor of the phone thus far. My question is, can it be jerry-rigged to sync with a mac at all?

    Thanks in advance,

    Rob

  • Vince

    Hi,
    My correct email address is vfx1956@maltanet.net. Sorry about that mistake. Yes the P168 has better sound than the Nokia 5300. I cannot get the WAP to work here in Malta. Have to wait till GO! have the setting.

    Bye.
    Vince

  • tim

    I just received my phone today. Im with Rogers Wireles. Some calls are not coming through, cant sent picture text and cant une it on the internet. can anyone help?

  • tim

    Im in Canada

  • 74chevynova

    I just got my phone today. I can’t seem to be able to change my ringtone or set the settings of how I want my volume to be. I have the manual and it says to go into Tone Setup but everytime I click on it nothing happens it just tells me If a want to add it or deleted can anyone please help.

  • rube

    :sad:
    any sugestions on improving signal with att/cingular. it has very poor signal. help

  • sandyjt23

    anybody know anything about the map function on the phone?

  • sandyjt23

    anybody know anything about the a988 map function. i seen on an add that the menu had a selection for it but my phone doesn’t. can anyone help please?

  • earth0

    Hi! Everyone,
    If anyone can guide me to set up the internet for my CECT P168. I have Tmobile (USA).Will be much appreciate.

  • rubeN

    I JUST BOUGHT THE INTERNET SET UP INTRUCTIONS FROM E-BAY. AND i WAS ABLE TO SET IT UP IN 5 MINUTES THE ITEM IS 150173835066. IT ONLY $1.99 AND THEY WORK GREAT. ALSO A LOT OF OTHER QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE.

  • Carlene

    sandyjt23: My phone has the map function. It appears on the main menu (as shown in ads). When I go into it there are three preset maps of some city in China (I assume-all the writing is chinese). But it allows you to zoom in on an area of the map. It’s really cool. If I can figure out how to get a map of my city off of the internet and download it into the phone I’ll let you know.

  • Carlene

    Thanks everyone for the info. I’ve downloaded wallpapers and converted youtube video’s (from the info on here) and put them on my A988 with no problems at all. If anyone has converted a full movie and placed it on their phone can they let me know which converter they find works best. Thanks!

  • Jake Howard

    :?: Hi A988 Users! My incomming calls dont display my phone book entry, instead just the number of the caller is displayed? Do I have to do something special to get my phone book entry to display?

  • Carlene

    Jake: I just noticed that as well. You need to program +1 ahead of the area code and phone number for each entry in your phonebook. After you change one, look in your call log (outgoing, incoming, missed) and check (the persons name should be there instead of the # now).

  • Jake Howard

    Thanks! That’s the trick!

  • Ashton Shaun

    Hi all

    I have just bought the CECT 599, does anybody now how to set the internet up on orange (uk network).
    thanks

  • garybow

    The apple iphone has a Mapquest function that works great. But today I saw a Googlemap loaded on a cellphone with normal internet action, and it worked just fine. I don’t have my 168 yet, but hope it will handle the maps.

  • marquis

    CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WAT BLUETOOTH STEREO HEADSSET WORKS WITH THIS PHONE

  • kygeoman

    Hi, I just bought a Cect A988+ and it will not pick up my network (AT&T) It has no networks on the manual selection. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

  • tw

    What is the largest memory card that the cect p 168 can use? I need to know before I buy one that is too large.

  • Bobo

    I recently bought the p168 and a Kingston 2gb Micro SD card but when I format the Micro SD card it only shows 1gb, how do I get it to recognize the full 2gb.

    Thanks

  • juan

    can anyone tell me were i can find a usb cord for this ifone, thank you

  • Cee

    MP3 files for SMS signal..does anyone know how to get it to work?

  • daniel iritani

    cool

  • tag0312

    Hi guys, I have tmobile internet pkg but I can’t get access it goes on then says error in communication, or memory full. I tried to read your reply’s but some were over my head or for ATT. So how do I set up my e-mail and connect to the internet not t-zones that works fine

  • jesusin

    :shock: :shock: im new to this phone and i have been reading all of your questions and answers i am about to recive my p168 but i have a question can i recive calls on both of the sim cards or do i need to switch between them :shock: thank you

  • Daniel E

    to jesusin: you need to switch between them. There is a software on the phone that does it for you, takes around 5 sec.

  • John

    I’m having trouble downloading mms files, what do I need to do

  • Ed

    For all those in the NYC area, I spoke with at&t and they told me as long as a phone has the 1900mhz band, you will have no problems. In other words, just becasue in some areas your current phone my switch to the better 850mhz does not mean that a phone with only 1900mhz capabilty will not function. I plan on getting this over the A988 ONLY because there seems to be more support/information/forums for the P168.

  • Sudoooo

    Hi,
    It will work in india ?
    With Airtel /Verizon

  • Jake Howard

    Ed… your AT&T guy spoke with a forked tongue. AT&T prefers the 850band. They are growing that band faster. In fact, AT&T just bought more frequencies in the 700 Band for future hi-speed internet mobile service. There is no doubt they prefer the lower bands.
    If you stay in NYC, 1900 will work perfectly fine for you. But if you travel away on the freeway, then your coverage will become very spotty. AT&T only sells phone that cover both 850 and 1900. That in itself should tell you something. Support for the A988 is growing as more folks buy it. Hopefully somebody will setup a A988 blog/forum like this one for the A988. Whatever phone you buy, I recommend it supports the 850 band.

  • Jake Howard

    :?: To any A988 expert: when I get a voice mail i get an sms that just has the number 0 in it no mail notification just the notification of an sms. When I open the sms it has a 0 in it which means I have a voice mail messages. Is this the way it’supposed to work?

  • Jose

    I bought the P168. It does not read the SIM card. It reads no service. I tried two ATT SIM cards and a T-Movil with no luck. I tried raising the pins a bit. Help. What can I do. The phone turns on. I also set it for ATT, I have no idea what else to do.

  • tag0312

    can we aim or im with this phone :?:

  • tag0312

    :grin: Hey Guys,

    I finally got the instructions for setting up my e-mail hope this helps!!!!
    Go to Email.
    Email profile.
    Email profile.
    Select a profile or create one.
    Edit
    Profile
    Profile setting
    1, Profile Name, Name it whatever you like.
    2, Data account, make this your GPRS setting from your provider. Mine is T-Mo (wap.voicestream.com)
    3, Protocol = POP3
    4, Check interval = I put 5 minutes for mine.
    5, Download size = I put 30720.
    Next hit done and save.
    Next got to “outgoing server”
    1 = your SMTP provider (mine is smtp.comcast.net) you can call your ISP for this info
    2 = outgoing port (check with your provider)
    3 = display name (whatever you want)
    4 = Your email address
    5 = your username
    6 = your password
    Then OK, Done and save.
    Next go to “incoming server”
    1 = incoming server name (mine is mail.comcast.net) you can call your ISP for this info
    2 = Incoming port (check with your provider
    3 = your username for your email
    4 = your password for your email
    Signature is whatever you decide
    Done then save
    Hit the back button then “activate”
    Now here is the solution to not having any mail in the “inbox” but the icon shows mail on the top of the phone.
    Send yourself an email to the account you just created and wait for it to show on the phone, for some reason you cannot have your PC mail program on or it won’t go into the inbox of the phone.
    After your icon appears on the phone go to your email and click “email Profile>delete all folder” you should see the mail in the inbox, then hit back>back>back then go to the inbox and your mail should be there (mine is at least)

    If you try to just click “send and receive” it won’t work

  • Jake Howard

    Jose, I suspect you are not getting a signal from the tower. Go to a Mall or ATT store and see if your phone will work from there.

  • Jameson

    How on earth do you select SILENT mode on the CECT P168? I do not have that option. I have General, Indoor, Outdoor etc, but NO Silent. And I can not Customize any setting to go MUTE. HELP!

  • Ed

    Jake…thanks for the information. I actually purchased the P168 since I got a decent deal for it. Worst case, I will sell the phone. I do go to Westchester County often and will post my finding in terms of reception once I get mine next week.
    I normally get board of things fast so I see myself getting a newer phone in a couple of months :mrgreen:

  • BARRY GREER

    I JUST BOUGHT THE A988+ AND I NEED HELP SETTING UP MY MAIL AND WAP, I HAVE AT&T SERVICE. THASK IN ADVANCE TO ANYONE WHO CAN HELP

  • none

    >How on earth do you select SILENT mode on the CECT P168? >I do not have that option. I have General, Indoor, >Outdoor etc, but NO Silent. And I can not Customize any >setting to go MUTE. HELP!

    Press for a while *(red) to switch between Silent/Normal

  • Jake Howard

    :arrow: Carlene :arrow: A988- when I get a voice mail i get an sms that just has the number 0 in it no mail notification just the notification of an sms. When I open the sms it has a 0 in it which means I have a voice mail messages. Is this the way it’supposed to work?

  • Carlene

    Jake: I’m with Fido (in Canada) and my phone tells me the same thing except it displays +18. Every cell phone I’ve ever had with Fido always tells me +18 when I have a message. I think it’s something to do with the network you’re with (and the code they use), but I’ve never questioned it. sorry I can’t be more help.

  • Jake Howard

    Thanks, I was thinking it was working as designed.

  • Missileman

    Jake- I’m looking into starting a forum for the A988.

  • Jake Howard

    Fantastic! The A988 is the best basic phone for most of us in the USA! And whatever problems it has, engineers are ready to fix them.

  • Ed

    I hope you guys start one. Even though I have a p168 on the way, it’s always good to have other options and information on other products. Good luck.

  • Diane

    Please let us all know where it is – I can supply the English version of the A988 and ornage and pink A988 phones

  • jason

    I just got my phone today and when i put my t-mobile sim card in it says no service. Does anyone know if there is a way for me to get service?

  • x016x

    Okay, SCREW the Cect P168, the Cect A988 or the Zhong Xun a988 rather is THE PHONE to get. It’s smaller than the P168 and it just looks better. It’s not a blatant Iphone clone like the P168. Anyways one question to those that actually have a Cect A988, how do you get the internet set up? There is a real lack of support for this particular phone, its a shame. Somebody should just make a forum for it already. Anyways does ANYONE have any information on how to get internet set up on the Cect A988.

    And for you guys that don’t know exactly what to buy when it comes to the Cect P168 or A988, I shall be posting up a video of the Cect A988 and all it’s features within the week. In the meantime, lets get out all the information on the A988 thats out there right now. I need to know how the internet works on this phone ASAP.

  • Jose

    Hey friends:

    Thank you for your answers. I still have not been able to use my SIM card, even in the ATT store. Right now I have a card that works very well in a Samsumg Blackjack. Do I have to downgrade the card? I am completely lost. My phone sits idle. Would a pay as I go card work? Give me ideas pleaseeeeee.
    Thank you.
    Jose

  • kf6pts

    CAN ANYONE HELP ME TO SET UP MY P168 TO THE INTERNET TO CINGULAR, T-MOBILE, TUYO MOBILE AND BOOST MOBILE?
    AND ALSO TO SET UP THE E-MAILS?
    IT WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED.

    KF6PTS@YAHOO.COM

  • Ben

    Hey Jameson. I don’t know if you figured out how to put the P168 in silent mode or not, but it’s just a matter of customizing one of the profiles. Hit that home button (or whatever it’s called) at the bottom left. Now, go to System (fourth icon from top on left). Go to User Profiles (top right icon). Go to General or whatever profile you want to change. Go to Customize. Go to Alert Type and select “vibration only.”

  • Ben

    Now my question. Is anyone else having trouble following links on the internet with the P168? Half the time, it says “Unknown Host” when I click a link and I can’t go any further. Also, on my old phone with AT&T (formerly Cingular), I used to use Media Net, which was personalized for me so that my favorite things like news or whatever were on my home page. I have my homepage on the P168 set to what I thought was supposed to be Media Net, but it’s nothing at all like on my old phone, not personalized, there’s different links, and like I said before, you can hardly follow any links because of “Unknown Hosts.” Any help or ideas would be appreciated.

  • kf6pts

    the video in youtube is not help at all.
    there is other way to set ip up?

    anyone can help with this?
    i have t-mobiel and cingular and tuyo prepaid but the internet doesnot work?

    help please!!!!!!!!!!
    kf6pts@yahoo.com

  • Ed

    Can anyone that owns the P168 find out if the Blutooth on this phone has the AD2P stereo profile? In other words, can I use stereo bluetooth headphones?

  • Julian

    For some reason my mac doesn’t recognize the phone when I plug it in via USB. Can anyone help me out so I can load some music / videos onto the phone?

  • Kesh

    Hello there,

    can someone help me figure out how to lower the volume on the phone? it is so loud. even when you reduce the sound to the lowest it still sounds LOUD. HELP, lol

  • Ed

    Julian- Did you try plugging the P168(off)to your mac THEN turning on phone once you have plugged it in?

  • Gorge Montoya

    I got the A988 here recently, it was sent from China. It took me some time and with a little help form one of you here providing me the English version of the manual i was able to get the phone switched to English.

    Now i have the problem that although the SIM card is being recognized, when i dial a number it will try to call it but it will just quit and go back to the main screen. It wont ring or anything, it doesn’t even say disconnect, it just drops the task.

    Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this, or what the fix could be for this issue.

    Any help would be appreciated.

  • CraigVM62

    Jake,

    My A988 should be here in a day or two. I only hope it will come with a manual in English. If your happy with the manual you purchased, could you give an hint who the ebay seller was. Just incase I need to order one also.

    Thanks

  • Vincent Xerri

    Hi Everyone,

    Has the P168 got EDGE?

    Regards.
    Vince

  • Jake Howard

    CraigVM62, I dont remember, got it a while ago before I actually bought the phone. There is somebody in this Blog that has a PDF version that gives it out for free. Maybe that person will volunteer to send you a free copy. If not search ebay for “A988 manual” or maybe the guy you bought the phone from can send you one.

  • Jake Howard

    Vincent Xerri….nope. what is that, 3G stuff?

  • Ben

    To anyone with the CECT P168 who is having SIM problems. Firt of all, your phone needs to be unlocked so that you can use any cell phone carrier. Second, this phone is very sensitive when it comes to SIM cards. What I mean is, if you’re using an old, used, worn SIM card, the phone may have trouble reading it. It may work one minute and not the next. Once I got my SIM card to work, I was taking a risk of it not working the next time I rebooted it. I got a new SIM card and the problem went away. Just go to your carrier and say the SIM cards having problems working and they should switch it for you for free.

  • ace

    will the iphone downloads work on the clone, like games,wallpaper,the pimp out my iphone wed sites. will they work or not…………thinks guys

  • Diane

    To everyone who asked – I have 3 of the A988 and 12 P168 in stock right now in Tennessee for $170 shipped by priority mail anywhere in the US. Paypal accepted!! The english manual for the A988 is on the memory card. Get them while they last!!!
    email me zydaglo@knology.net and I will send a paypal invoice.

  • Diane

    ALSO – no logo on these P1688 phones!!

  • Preston

    Hey can someone help me, I have read this entire forum but still never seen this problem yet! Every time that I recieve a call the phone doesn’t do anything but restart itself, is it something to do with my SIM card? I am using Cincinnati bell, I can do anything else except that!! Thanks for the help to anyone!! :???:

  • Preston

    Diane, on ones that are sold in copyright countries, I live in America so if there is the I-phone logo on it like some of the sellers sell, there is a copyright law and you will be forced to pay the fines or do the time!!

  • Preston

    Ace- That should be fine as long as they are the right formats that fit this phone {Don’t worry about that more than likly they are!!} Then all you got to do is get them then transfer it to your phone!! Hope that answers your question!!

  • Diane

    I am in the USA also and no logo is the right thing for me to sell. It does not stop the others from selling them with the logo, though.

    preston – have your caller ID turned off and it will fix your problem right away with the turning on and off. Don’t know why but it works.

  • Taddy

    Hi there….

    Nice site, but unfortunatlely not a lot of “valueabel” information.
    I own a p168 from CECT and got a lot of trouble to konfigure this piece of china here in germany.
    My phonecompany, FONIC, gave me the WAP etc.. settings, but it always say “connection failed”.

    Hope someone in here may got some idea.

    Engineering Mode: *#3646633#
    Factory Mode: *#66*#
    Version Info Summary: *#8365#
    IMEI: *#06#

    MY PHONE…
    MCU SW: YH718A_CA9_iPhone_ML_BT_V030
    MELODY: V0.0
    SERIAL NO: MT0123456789xxxxxxx
    BB CHIP: MT6226, E02
    DSP CODE: 2005.04.12
    DSP PATCH: 1.0
    MS BOARD: MT26_05C_HW
    BUILD NO: 2007/10/06 15:49

  • naz

    hello i need help on the internet serves i have tmobile can any one help me ?

    this my email nazareth-torres@hotmail.com

  • Preston

    Diane-My bad lol I forgot to read that you were selling them I thought that you wrote a question my bad and I’ll try that and leave a folloow up here in a min thanks!!

  • Preston

    Dian-Do you mean hide it or turn it off IDK how to turn it off only hide it please help!!

  • Diane

    Try by hiding it. I had a customer fix theirs by turning it off. They did not tell me if they hid it or called their provider and had it turned off.

  • Preston

    Ok I think I’ll have to call them to turn it off because hiding it didn’t work I appreciate your help, if that doesn’t work do you have any other sugestions besides having to send it back?!

  • Preston

    Diane- I did that but it didn’t help, any other comments that might help?!

  • Carlene

    Jake (or any other A988 user),
    Does your phone tend to randomly beep for no reason? Mine seems to beep every 2-3 minutes (even though there is no message or missed calls). I thought at first it was the phone indicating a low battery but it does it even when fully charged. Any ideas why??

  • Jake Howard

    No. Do you have any voicemail or missed calls? Does it do this even without the SIM card installed?

  • Preston

    Jake-No, the voicmail is only a feature with the SIM card, now if you mean when the SIM card is out of the phone can it recieve voicmail or missed calls, yes!! Hope that helps!!

  • Ben

    Hey Carlene,

    I have the CECT P168, but I still have an idea of what might be wrong with your A988. I keep my phone on silent so I don’t hear a beep but I do sometimes see the screen on my phone activate on it’s own and I think I know what’s been doing it. I think it was either because I had the phone set to send and receive email messages every 5 minutes or because I had it set to change the theme every hour or both. I changed both settings and even though I haven’t been checking it often, I haven’t noticed the problem again yet. You may be having a similar problem, so check the settings on your phone. Just an idea.

  • Lpolo69

    I’m having an issue with the p168 not saving my outgoing text messages>? Anyone know what could be whats up with this?

  • x016x

    HOLY SHIT, I managed to get online on my A988!! Nothing major tho, I just got on T-zone homepage but it’s a start. I have to say, with everyones input on here, I honestly didn’t know what to believe so I looked up T-Zone T-Mobile settings on google and followed their steps. Basically, for A988 guys:

    1)click “Edit active services”
    2)click “Settings Name” and put in “GPRS” no quotes obviously
    3)Homepage is wap.myvoicestream.com
    4)Primary proxy is 216.155.165.050
    5)under bearer settings, GPRS Access Point is wap.voicestream.com
    6)authentication type is secure
    7)username is blank
    8)password is blank, I pressed spacebar and hit ok which makes the password blank.
    9)image display is on for me, you could turn it off I guess.

    anyways Do steps 1 through 5 being sure to press OK after every step. After you input wap.voicestream.com, press OK and then REMOVE YOUR BATTERY ASAP! This saves your settings or at least it did for me. Wait a few seconds then pop your battery in, turn your A988 on and try going online. I got to my homepage which is in turn A LOT better than seeing “CONNECTION FAILED”. anyways let me know if you guys need more info. This worked for me.

  • Jake Howard

    x016x, I don’t have this “saving actice services” problem. If I may ask, who did you buy your A988 from?

  • Preston

    Lpolo69-This phone does not save the outgoing messages, if it does have them in the outbox, that means that the txt DID NOT send!! Hope that helped!!

  • KyGeoman

    I purchased an A988, it came from China. I could not get it to work, no service. I contacted the seller and sent the phone back. He called me from the phone and said that he only put his Cingular sim card in and made the call. I am a Cingular converted to AT&T customer, however my sim card will not work. Any ideas?
    Thanks

  • Jake Howard

    KyGeoman, first of all, there is no Cingular in China so he could not have called you from his Cingular SIM. He probably doesnt know that Cingular is now AT&T and your SIM should work perfectly well in the A988. I assume if you put your SIM in your old phone it works, then putting the same SIM in your new A988 should work just as well. Check your SIM card gold connectors and make sure there are no major scratches on it. If so, call ATT and have them re-issue you a new one for free.

  • KyGeoman

    Well, the phone was shipped from China, however he is based in South Carolina. I will get a new sim card and try that. Thank you.

  • Jake Howard

    KyGeoman, while you wait for your new SIM card, there are two other tricks you can try: 1. Very carefully pull out the SIM connectors on your phone so they will make a tighter connection to the SIM Card. 2. Put a 1-inch square piece of tin-foil that has been folded over several times and place it between the battery and the case lid. That will cause the battery to press down harder on the SIM to make a better connection.

  • Carlene

    Thanks Jake and Ben, I turned the key tone, info tone, and touchtone off. So far it seems to have stopped. You may be right Ben it may be the info tone.

  • Hooter

    I am also interested in the A988, however, the internet problems concern me since I am also with At&t. This would be a Christmas gift for my teenage son and Itune is a must. If any of you who have one would post the break throughs it would be appreciated.

  • Jake Howard

    Hooter, you can’t play Apple itunes that are not in MP3 format on the A988. Also, iPod format MP4 cannot be played on the A988. You would need to convert them to a MP4/3pg format supported by the A988.

  • garybow

    I just stumbled onto another possibility – the Delsay N8. It is quad band and looks identical to the P168. Also has some additional features (maps, etc.) Anyone have any info on this one?

  • Hooter

    Thanks Jake, but that means nothing to me. It probably will to my son. Itune to me is generic, much like Coke reflects any soft drink(it’s a southern thing) and Xerox is any copy. I just need to know he would be able to download music. From what I’ve read, people who have the A988 and Cingular/at&t can’t access the internet. I was wondering if anyone had found a way to get pass the obstacle.

  • tag0312

    Hey guys, I saw a few questions about codes, and language settings Hope this Helps :mrgreen:

    Code. TESTED (CONFIRMED, NOT CONFIRMED, NOT WORKING)

    default user code: 1122, 3344, 1234, 5678
    Engineer mode: *#110*01# NOT CONFIRMED
    Factory mode: *#987# NOT WORKING
    Enable COM port: *#110*01# -> Device -> Set UART -> PS Config -> UART1/115200 READ BELOW
    Restore factory settings: *#987*99# NOT CONFIRMED
    LCD contrast: *#369# NOT WORKING
    software version: *#800# NOT WORKING
    software version: *#900# NOT WORKING
    set default language: *#0000# Send NOT CONFIRMED
    set English language: *#0044# Send CONFIRMED
    set English language (new firmware): *#001# Send NOT CONFIRMED
    *#66*# Set Factory Mode CONFIRMED
    *#8375# Show Software Version CONFIRMED
    *#1234# A2DP ACP Mode CONFIRMED
    *#1234# A2DP INT Mode CONFIRMED
    *#0000# + Send : Set Default Language CONFIRMED
    *#0007# + Send : Set Language to Russian CONFIRMED
    *#0033# + Send : Set Language to French CONFIRMED
    *#0034# + Send : Set Language to Spanish CONFIRMED
    *#0039# + Send : Set Language to Italian CONFIRMED
    *#0044# + Send : Set Language to English CONFIRMED
    *#0049# + Send : Set Language to German CONFIRMED
    *#0066# + Send : Set Language to Thai CONFIRMED
    *#0084# + Send : Set Language to Vietnamese CONFIRMED
    *#0966# + Send : Set Language to Arabic CONFIRMED

    NOTE ON UART:
    UART is available though the *#66*# menu (number 17). However I have not gotten it to work. As soon as some one does it will help with flashing.

  • tag0312

    also when your in engineer settings or factory settings make sure you note what the default is before you make changes. That way you could set it back if need be.

  • Joanna

    hello everyone,

    i just find out to silent mode with vibration in p168 phone just hit phone icone at the bottom part and hit * or + for few seconds

  • Ed

    Hey all! I had originally purchased the P168. I said I was going to report on my overall proformance here in NYC. However, It kept bugging me not having the 850mhz freq so I sold the phone and got the A988. Just wanted to throw that out there in the event someone locally was awaiting a proformance evaluation.

    How do I change my language to english on the A988?

  • Diane

    give me your email and I will send you the english manual by email. Mine are all in English to start so I am surprised that your is not. zydaglo@knology.net

  • Johnboy

    I plan on using the phone with T-mobile, do I have to add the Total Internet Plan to my account or can I use the Blackberry Internet Plan that I already have.

    Thanks

  • sandyjt23

    can someone please send me the english version manual for the a988.

    sandyjt23@hotmail.com

  • Taddy

    The p168….

    If there is anything you can tell about this device…

    no matter if its about driver, manuals, website with support…

    Please drop it here…

    Thank you

  • Ben

    Does anyone know if the P168 will accept 6 Gb micro-SD cards? I’ve heard that some phone models that accept micro-SD cards won’t accept past 4 Gb for some reason.

  • Zydaglo

    Tag0312 – are these A988 or P168 settings? I saw that you have an A988.

  • CraigVM62

    Just received my A988 this morning and after charging it up, started playing around to get a feel for it. I won’t have my activated T-Mobile SIM for a few days so no idea on it’s phone features. The Bluetooth did set up quickly and easily.

    I am concluding that a good number of the included applications are of minimal use unless you speak Chinese. I went ahead and deleted all the map images since they were of Chinese cities and labeled as such. Same thing with the files for the “ABC Study” English / Chinese translation tutorial.
    The “Stock” icon seems to present pre installed links “in Chinese” with no way to alter them. I was thinking you could delete and replace with english info, but can not find out how to do it …
    Guessing the Bluetooth is only for phone use and not for Mp3 or Movie audio also. Where the TV out.
    I am also wondering where one can find an additional data cable or 12 volt car charger
    I can’t complain about the manual which was in English, with decent translation grammar. It seems to be a generic manual designed for several models of phone, not the A988 specifically.

  • sandyjt23

    thanks for the manual.

  • Jake Howard

    CraigVM62 very good points…. does your manual have photos of the A988? Who was the seller?

  • Ed

    CraigVM62…The TV out should be behind the battery cover.

  • Diane

    A988 VS P168 – I have tried both the A988 and the P168 side by side and am much more impressed with the A988. The screen is better resolution, the camera is great. I put my Cingular sim in and activated it and immediately got a sms message from cingular saying enjoy my new phone. there are some useless appications but that is a minor problem. Considering that they are the same price, the A988 with the quad band seems to be a better choice. I am checking with the factory for any extra cables or chargers. One huge plus is that the headset is not the strange little connector that the P168 uses but a normal cell phone headet connector. I understand that the A988 has a problem with not enough digits for Cingular WAP. I have not tried that yet. The P168 is also a dual sim and the A988 is single. The 850 Mhz band is the newest band being used and it alone adds to the value of the A988. I lkie it’s looks ans feel better than the P168, although it is also a very nice phone. I have the manuals for both phones electronically as well.

  • Diane

    Also to add – the P168 is running out of stock!! The factories cannot get enough of the screens and are backordering left and right. I was only able to get 10 out of my usual 50 phone order this week and was told it might be 3 weeks before they are in supply again. Because of this, prices have risen by about $10 per phone from the suppliers. The A988 is in good supply. Before you buy a P168, make sure to ask if the phone is in stock or you will get caught waiting for it.

  • CraigVM62

    Ed:
    I had forgot to finish the sentence regarding the TV OUT in my post above. I had no problem finding it, as it is the same port on the bottom of the phone where USB and Charging Connections are made. The cable also has a lead that plugs into the headset jack for the audio portion
    I should have finished in saying that Where the TV output sounded appealing, I am finding the image resolution leaves alot to be desired when seen on anything larger than the phones screen.

    Diane:
    That would be great news if you can get additional USB / Charging cables. I am just used to having a phone charger left in the car, and AC charger in the office and home. I am guessing that the connector is different between the P168 and A988 ?? I have yet to see a P168 but photo’s of it’s connector makes it look a bit more narrow than the USB connector on the other end. While the A988 is almost the exact same width as the USB connector.
    I found a car charger “looks to have the exact same connector” designed for Samsung phones. I think this was mentioned in a post before. I strongly suggest not trying to use it. The pin layout is different. When attached, the phone gave no indication that it was charging, but you do see the LED on the charger dim down a great bit. Good chance the pins on the charger are connecting to those of the phone which are not designed for incoming current. I feel lucky that, as far as I can tell, the phone was not damaged.

    Jake:
    I purchased it from SurprisingGifts via one of their ebay auctions. Another company selling items on ebay saying the item is located in the US, yet they get shipped to you from China :mad:
    The manual has a blue cover saying “Mobile Phone” and “User Guide” on the cover with an image of what looks much like a N99i phone

  • Diane

    I just bought 45 pairs of P168 earplugs and 45 3.5mm headphone jacks. I’m going to make adaptors for the P168 so you can use a normal heaset and sell them for $10 each. think anyone will buy them so they can get rid of the horrible ones that came with the phone? I told the factory rep that they need to make the adaptor but he says that they want you to buy their earphones.

  • CraigVM62

    Sorry about waisting so much bandwidth here….
    I have a question regarding the A988 or even the P168 and internet connection. My only experience with “web access” via a handheld device has been with a Sony PSP via Airport Wifi and Wireless LAN. It was so much unlike surfing via a PC that I soon realized if was a feature of the PSP I would most likely never use. I am wondering if anyone who has their phone connected to the internet at this point can give some feedback on how it compares to conventional PC experience ???

  • Jake Howard

    CraigVM62… In regards to internet access via the A988. It’s completely different than PC and almost useless. In general you can only access web pages designed for mobile phone use. Otherwise you get “Not enough memory” errors when trying to load the page. The A988 is better than the P168 because it has a bigger internal memory. But it’s still a substantial problem. Using a WAP browser is a serious limitation. The iPhone browser is much much better.

  • Jake Howard

    Diane, is your manual the same like Craig’s “The manual has a blue cover saying “Mobile Phone” and “User Guide” on the cover with an image of what looks much like a N99i phone”?

  • Diane

    no – the manual is complete Chinese. I load the electronic version on the memroy card and email t to people who buy the phone fom me. I also send it to lots of users from the forums.

  • Jake Howard

    Diane, I don’t get it, why send a Chinese manual to people in the USA who don’t read chinese?

  • KyGeoman

    Diane, how do I get a electronic copy of the A 988 manual from you. Do you have a web site for your items? My email is kennyw58@bellsouth.net

  • KyGeoman

    Is there any knowledge of the A 988 not working with a 3G AT&T sim card?

  • Jake Howard

    It should work. The 3G SIM even works on the P168.

  • poo

    hello

  • Diane

    no idea why Chinese manual but they sent electronic at the same time. KyGeoman – I sent you the manual by email. I hear that Cingular has 1 too many digits in the WAP id to work on the A988.

  • KyGeoman

    Thank you Diane

  • david

    Does anybody know witch bluetooth headset can work properly like answering with the blue… instead ?withought touching the phone or answering with the phone, and the phone transfer the voice to blue..

    2 blue.. headsets that i have wont work properly alway got to go to phone first in order to use it
    once i press the answer bottom on blue… will hang up the incoming call. for a ( CECT P168) and i really like the phone but thats my only issue.

  • marly

    hi guys so i just received my p168 phone today and i was playing around with it. i accidentally put it on power save mode and cant take it off. now there are a bunch of restrictions like not being able to put in on vibrate and not being able to adjust the volume and other settings. can someone please help me take it off. its really frustating.. thanks

  • marly

    also i have tmobile and when i try to check my voicemail they usually ask for a password but there is no keypad to put in the password in when your on the phone. can someone help me out please

  • Wes

    hello everyone,I’ve been reading all the comments,intersting.I have just ordered an A988,and from the sound of it I think I’m over my head,as this is my 1st cell phone.I’m a bit on the old school side and in my line of work,and play, I’ gonna need a fairly though phone.My work actually got me a free one and I destroyed it pretty quick,so now I have to buy one.I ordered this one and, well,really for a lack of a better term it just looked cool,plus it picked up everywhere which is what I need.

    Now what I really wanted to say and ask was,I’ve also herd what that girl said about to many digits and the wap,so what do I have to do to get the internet working on this thing,the guy I ordered it from said somthing about a software upgrade,but I think I have to send it all the way back to china.The service we use is Att,And the seller said just what she said, to many digits for the wap,whatever that means.what I mean to say is, have I wasted my money here guys,can a normal human work this thing,I also got it because it can pick up anywhere,and I’m stoked about that,but is it farily durable,do I have to get software,again have I wasted my money.by the way I’ve learned a bit just from reading ya’lls colum here.I know I ramble a little but this is the first time I’ve posted anything anywhere on the internet.
    any help or input would be Appreciated.I’ll be looking and, I guess I’ll write back when I get the phone.Should be about a week.
    many thanks wes

  • awe

    does any one knows how to download pic on the MMS of P168.much fone wont jusss do it.

  • awe

    N is there anywere i culd get a stylus pen,n a silicone case cover4 for the P168 fone?

  • CraigVM62

    Marly,
    I will try and be of help with the access to keypad while in the middle of a call question.
    I have the A988 so maybe yours works in the same way…
    During the call, tap the little phone icon that is in the area just below the screen itself. It is the second from the right by the looks of the P168 images at the top of this page. That brings up the keypad display on mine without disrupting the call. One thing I have noticed with the A988 is you hear no tone sounds when hitting the screen based keys once the call is in progress. It does seem to get through to the other end through. This was a big concern of mine for a bit since I think we all use our phones to check on bank accounts and such where we must enter in account numbers and passwords for access…..

  • marly

    Thanks CraigVM62 you were of great help.the keypad came on. i just realized the keypad doesnt have any lettering on it. sometimes you call an automated answering service and sometimes they ask you to enter the first few letters of your name and you cant do that. or is there a way?

  • KyGeoman

    Hello, I have an A988. Got it, inserted sim, NO service. Sent it back to the company I bought it from, they tested said “No problem with the phone, must be my sim card ” got a new sim in today, inserted it ” No service, Has anyone got any idea that may help? I am Stuck on Center.

  • Jake Howard

    KyGeoman, what’s the make/model of your old phone in which this SIM can get service?

  • KyGeoman

    Jake it is a Motorola Razr V3

  • Jake Howard

    KyGeoman, and Razr gets a good strong from your location? And you are able to get emergency service, correct? Did you also try a P168 at this location?

  • Jake Howard

    Another idea, try powering down the phone…after that remove the battery for a good 5 mins….reinsert and power-up if it doesn’t find the network then do a manual search and register. Menu is something like
    network services or settings
    network selection
    select manual
    try whatever Service Provider shows up (preferably ATT or TMOBILE)

  • Jake Howard

    No service, means the phone is not detecting a signal.

  • CraigVM62

    Marly,
    I think we are all left out to dry regarding the “Lettering on the Keys” problem.

    Jake,
    Thanks on the heads up on what to expect if trying to use the phone for surfing.
    I look forward to any further findings you have with your A988. Have you experimented much with it’s Bluetooth feature?

  • Johnboy

    Need some help, just received my p168, and I want to know if there is a way to turn off the key tone, from alway making a stupid ding everytime I touch the screen, also I downloaded an MP4 for the video player and now its telling me it’s the wrong file path??? Shouldn’t an MP4 play in the phone?

  • KyGeoman

    I have tried everything with my A988. Tried the manual search however no networks were listed. Called AT&T today and talked to tech support. They matched the sim # with the imei # of the phone. No luck. They wouldn’t go any further because the phone is not supported by them. Is there anyone else in West KY that has one of these phones. I get excellant service from AT&T on my razor.

  • Jake Howard

    KyGeoman, I’m beginning to think your phone is defective on either the 850 or 1900 band. We know one of those works because your seller said it worked at his place. I would take your phone a city mall where AT&T has a sales office/booth. If your phone doesnt work there, ask them to insert one of their SIMs into the phone. If it works, then it’s a SIM problem. If not your phone is defective. If your phone works in the mall, then it’s probably your 850 band that is dead. Have your seller exchange your phone.

  • Diane

    Funny – I had a customer say his A988 didn’t work on 850 in West Tennessee, either. It works here in East TN so I figured it was something else. Has anyone ever heard of triband A988 phones? I have not.

  • Diane

    To anyone who wants one – the headset adaptors are finally in stock and going fast. If you want one, email me at zydaglo@knology.net or on MSN instant messenger.

    $10 each to use your own earphones is a great deal!!!
    Paypal only please.

  • Jake Howard

    Is the headset adapter for the A988 or P168?

  • Diane

    Sorry – P168. the A988 uses a regual headset already. the P168 has horrible earphones but that strange connector. I ordered a bunch of the bad earphones and made my own connectors. Each one is hand made and tested. I have pictures but can’t post them here. I have them on other forums.

  • Crystal Rae

    I LOVE YOU LeonardJohn!!!! Anyone who is looking to get the MMS working and internet scroll down to this mans name!!! He is awesome!!!!!!!! :grin:

  • Jake Howard

    CNET News.com – 3 hours ago
    Google is lining up financing to bid on wireless spectrum in the Federal Communication Commission’s upcoming 700mhz auction, and it’s already built a small high-speed wireless network at its headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

    AT&T has already bought a chunk of frequencies in the 700 Band. The 700 Band is going to be used for a new generation of mobile phone High Speed Internet access.

    It also shows how the US mobile services prefer the low 850/700 Bands over the 900/1800/1900 Bands.

    Getting a Quad-Band phone is more important than ever!
    In a year or 2 we’ll be seeing Quin-Band phones!

  • Jake Howard

    Does anybody here have good deals on USB cables for a P168? whats the price with shipping&handling?

  • Jake Howard

    Since the USB cables that come with the P168 last about a year, you are guaranteed to make money!

  • CraigVM62

    Diana,

    Would the same apply for the A988 cables, meaning you would need to order a good size quantity? I have had no luck finding any source for one.

  • Diane

    I actually will have 5 of the A988 cables in about 2 weeks. I orderd an extra for each of the phones that I orderd but it is next week’s order. I have a standing order or 5 a week of them and 25 of the P168 so I usually have stock. I will post when they arrive.

  • CraigVM62

    Diane,
    If I don’t push put this thing through the shredder out of frustration by then, I will definitely order a couple of A988 data / charging cables from you.

    Everyone else:
    Here are a couple of stumbling blocks I am running into, so hoping someone can let me know if I am missing something,
    1. Bluetooth connects very easy, but only seems to work involving making phone calls. Can not hear system tones, music, video soundtrack…. over bluetooth.

    2. Phone promotes having the ability to recognize handwriting and converts to text such as many PDA’s do.
    I can only seem to find this feature option when your naming a file your have created with “Image Editor”
    Unlike typical PDA’s it gives no chart letting you know how letters must be drawn to be recognized.

    3: Phone will not play all Mp3 music files. These are files that the 8 or so different portable Mp3 players in the house have no problems with. Yet the phone won’t recognize or play them. My first guess was it was picky as to the bitrate they were recorded at, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
    Maybe it just has it’s own musical taste :mrgreen:

  • Jake Howard

    Craig, I know the answer to your issue #3. The files have to be less that 13 character in length. Rename the files and you’ll be ok.

    I remember somebody have a trick for #1 but can’t recall it right now.

    In regards to #2… dont know anything about that function because I have no need for it.

  • CraigVM62

    Jake,

    Thanks !!! The tip on the length of file names for Mp3 files did the trick.

    I will read though the above post regarding the bluetooth and system sounds issue.
    thanks again

  • Ed

    Hey CraigVM62, what was the solution to the bluetooth sound issue? Can’t seem to freaking see it :shock:

  • CraigVM62

    Ed,
    Can’t say I found the solution for the A988
    I searched all the above post in the blog and found this regarding the subjet:

    “Question
    Ok i got the stereo bluetooth adapter to work with
    phone calls and my own headphones with it..but how do i get the sound from the audio player to get in too?
    Any ideas how to turn off the volume on the player and get the sound in the bluetooth adapter?”
    ————————————
    “Answer
    Make sure you connect the A2DP settings too. it should be under bluetooth/device/ open your device name then hit connect, 3 options will show and the 1st one should be A2DP///\\\”

    Since that post was regarding the P168 I can only guess they are different. I do not see any options as stated after you connect to the headset. My BT Headset is the standard mono type. Perhaps you are given additional options with a stereo BT setup… I don’t know. The only other cell I have owned with BT is the Moto W490 I also just received. With it, anything you can hear over it’s internal speakers are sent to the BT Headset.

    Diane,
    When I soon realized many of the files on the A988 were of no use to me “maps, books….” because they were in Chinese, I deleted them. I think I would like to take the files back to how they came out of the box. If you have any new phones in stock, would you be willing to copy the folders and files from the MicroSD and send them to me for a fee ???
    I am thinking of selling it and want to promote it is as it comes out of the box.
    Thanks

  • Diane

    CraigVM62:

    I will see if I can zip and email them to you. Send me an email at zydaglo@knology.net

  • Athoul

    Ok, so i’m really tempted to get either the P168 or the 599 but i can’t decide which.
    Im in the UK so i need to know whether these phones work here or not?
    Anyone else in the UK who has bought either of these?

    Thanks a lot
    Rich

  • ad

    I have verizon wireless and I was wondering if I get the sim card for the world phone, if verizon can set up my number and all my information on that sim card?

  • Diane

    Athoul – the P168 works great in the UK. it has both bands covering all of Europe. I have sold many of them to the UK.

    ad – everything that I have heard is that the verizon world card does work in this phone because it is GSM based. I do not know if you can keep your number.

    I have a new supply today of the P168 for $165 shipped to the UK or $160 to the US. I also still have the P168 earphone adapters available.

  • Sci

    I still can’t get the MMS to work? People send me stuff and every time i go to open it, i get Message Download Failed! anybody know why it keeps doing this?

  • Athoul

    Diane – Thanks a lot for clearing this up, i’ve also being looking at the Desay m888 what is your opinion on this iclone?

  • Diane

    I do not know anything about the Desay M888. Sorry

  • Athoul

    Ok, no worries.
    More expensuve than the p168 and 599 but looks really nice. Ahhhh, too many options!

  • Angelia

    Hello everyone..
    I have spent all day reading through this whole page trying to find someone to help with my problem. Please keep in mind I am not good at this stuff at all. Maybe I shouldn’t of gotten the p168, but T-mobile has such lame phones I wanted something different. So anyway.. I love the phone! My only problem is I can’t get the phone t play my songs bought. The songs are in the folder “my music”, but I cannot get them into the Audio player. I am betting this is a simple simple fix, but I cannot figure it out. If anyone can help me I would really appreciate it!!
    Also I have tried everything everyone has said here to get the internet going and I cannot get that going either. I just want to go on t-zones to get my ringtones and wallpapers, but I can’t seem to get it to go there..

    Thanks to anyone would could help me!!
    Angelia

  • CraigVM62

    Angelia,
    Something that might be worth trying regarding the Mp3 files.
    I have the A988 and though the manual says to place all of the Mp3 files in the “my music” folder, it only sees them when placed in the folder labled “Mp3″ Perhaps it might be worth trying on your P168. Also, Jake pointed out to me that you may need to rename Mp3 files to less than 13 leters or so which also helped.

  • Angelia

    Thanks for your info. It didn’t work for me though. I am having such a rough time with this. I really love this phone, but I was really hoping to use it to listen to music too.
    Angelia :cry:

  • Carlene

    Angelia,
    You may have already checked this-but double check that your music is saved in MP3 format (not itunes, wav, windows media etc.)

  • B.E.K.

    I like to buy 2 X P168 Headset Adapter from United Kingdom. Unfortunately the wesite is not letting me order it. Can you help Diane ? unlocking@tiscali.co.uk
    (what is the shipping cost for X 1 and for X 2?)

    thanks

  • Ed

    Well, I sold my A988. Aside from being able to watch films and play MP3s, this phone is pretty useless. I love the big LCD, feel, looks, how loud it is but like someone else mentioned it just lacks……leaves lots to be desired. Guess I got used to smooth transitions. I can’t just pop in my sim and have it read my contacts, I have to re-enter them. I was really meant to be used overseas.

  • paul

    hey guys, anyone know hoe to get the video to work on the p168???!?!?
    i have my vidoes down as mpeg-4′s and it says invalid video file….anyone know how to fix it?!?!?!

  • Jake Howard

    Ed , You can save your contacts on the SIM. The phone gives you that choice. Popping SIMs frequently between phones is not a good idea. They wear pretty quickly if you do that; lots of people have encountered the “worn out SIM problem” and have to get their SIM re-issued.
    At this price range, the A988 is the best phone on the market for the USA.

  • John

    I just bought the CECT P168 off ebay and it says 1900 and etc. I looked on the gsm website and it shows it covers Arkansas. However, when i put my sim card in and tried to change the network at&t to the first priority all i get is unfinished. If anyone could please help it would be greatly appreciated i paid a $160 and i worked many hours this summer for the money and im hoping i find someway for it to work.

  • Diane

    Mine works fine with AT&T as the #2 priority network. Is it not working?

  • John

    No its not working it says no service. Where are you from?

  • Diane

    knoxville tn. Take it to them and see about a new sim card. They are free.

  • Jake Howard

    John … I would quickly go to your local AT&T store and ask them about 1900 band coverage in your area. They should have first hand knowledge about the bands in the local area. If you find out it’s mostly 850 return your phone to seller and exchange it for the Quad-band A988+. That’s your saftest bet!!

  • Angelia

    Carlene I will double check that to make sure they are saved right. I just got an email from T-Mobile and there telling me that in no way can I get ringtones, wallpapers or anything else from them now because this phone is not compatible witht their service. Is anyone else with T-Mobile? I could of swore I read somewhere that someone was downloading stuff from T-Mobile. I can still download wallpapers from the Net right?

  • John

    I called customer service and the women just kept telling me its a chance you take on ebay we dont support phones not made by us and she couldn’t even tell me if 1900 band was in my area. Have you heard of the phone working for anyone in Arkansas.

  • paul

    you guys know how to get mp4 file to work on these [phones?

  • Jake Howard

    Does anybody has step by step instructions to setup a bluetooth link with the A988?

  • Jake Howard

    Additional info for above MMS issue: When a picture is sent to me I open the message and get a white screen with an annoying green question mark.

  • Jake Howard

    John , your best bet is to get a Quad-band phone like the A988. That way you dont have to worry which bands ATT is using; as you found out they really don’t care because all the phones they sell are Quad-Band.

  • Diane

    Just be careful because the cingular WAP address is too long for the A988

  • Jake Howard

    That is very true. However, if you are a new customer you can request an alias wap name that is much shorter. I believe it’s WAP@ATTGPRS.COM but it only applies to that particular new account; it has to be done on a per account basis (manual provisioning).

  • CraigVM62

    Jake
    Regarding the A988 and Bluetooth:

    First you will want to read the head sets instruction on placing it into “pairing mode” and find what it’s pin code is.

    Place the head set into Pairing Mode

    On the phone, under Settings, click on Bluetooth and you will see the options:

    Activation
    Search
    Unknown Devices List
    Known Devices List

    click on “Search”
    In a few seconds it should find that headset.

    The phone will now show the name of the device “headset” that it found. Touch “select” on the bottom left of the phones screen.

    The phone will now go to a screen asking “Enter Pin Code” The instructions of the bluetooth headset will tell you what it’s Pin Code is, which is what you enter.
    The phone should then say “please wait connecting with headset” and if everything went well, change to “Complete”

    That device should now be listed under “known device list”
    Any device that it found when searching, but the pin code was not entered for would be listed under “unknown device list.

    So far I have my set up my office phone headset, mobile headset, car audio system and GPS unit. You need to choose the device your connected with and disconnect it, then choose the next device you wish to use and choose connect.

  • lewis

    when writing messages on the scrren with the pen. it seems like you can only do one letter at a time. is it possible to write a whole word? because usually it only recognises 1 letter.if it is possible, what settings do i need to change? help would be great.

  • CraigVM62

    When you say “whole word” do you mean as in writting in cursive ???
    If so, then that would be a no.

  • lewis

    like as if i try to write ‘hello’, it will only write one letter. it wont write the whole word. is there a setting for that?

  • Jake Howard

    In regards to the A988, is it true that AT&T customers cannot receive mail from the POP server because the WAP name limitation???

  • paul

    i have a p168 phone, and i cant get mp4 files to work on it, has anyone else had the same problem? it says “invalid video file!” i know you can also put 3pg’s on it, but those are horrible…
    please help, step by step instructions?
    converting to mpeg4 doesnt work

  • Jake Howard

    paul, that’s a common problem. Scan this blog for MP4 and find a recommended MP4 converter program. The problem is that MP4 is just a container for media and that content is not in a format supported by the phone. For example almost all apple MP4 files will not play on the phone because the audio track is coded in AAC, and this phone doesnt support that format.

  • mike

    DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE,
    THE BATTERY/SIM CARD SECTION WILL NOT OPEN, AND THE SELLERS REFUSE TO EXCHANGE OR REFUND

  • Diane

    Mike – you have to be kidding. Slide the back down toward the bottom. Someone even has a video on youtube on how to open it. I did not sell it to you but they all do open.

  • CraigVM62

    I am certain that getting the back off of the phone is as easy as taking the CAPS LOCK off on your keyboard.

  • Jake Howard

    Oh, that’s really funny!! BUT True.

  • rob

    Will this phone work in Canada (winnipeg)where is the best place to buy it??? Is it a good phone?? does it have a FM receiver on it …. does it come with warrenty

  • Michael

    Rob
    I live i Winnipeg and got my phone on Monday, I’m on Rogers and it works great

  • Michael

    Rob
    I live in Winnipeg and got my phone on Monday, I’m on Rogers and it works great

  • kev

    P168 Please Help !!

    How do I turn the Volume down ??

  • Loud

    Can somebody post a picture or a video of the A988 Interface ?

    It seem there’s a couple of version of this phone (CECT, Zhong Xun, Nautilus) and from what I can see on the web, they don’t have the same interface…..

    A video on youtube would be really appreciated !!!!!!!! Or at least a pic of the interface!

    Thanks !

  • Jake Howard

    The CECT, Zhong Xun are the same. The Nautilus might be an older version without Bluetooth. Make sure the A988 you order has bluetooth.

  • lewis

    can anyone help? how do i get the phone to write a whole word when writing with the pen. any help or suggestions? it only seems to write one letter at a time…

  • CraigVM62

    Lewis,

    Maybe I am the only one confused by your question.

    As I type this to you, I am doing so via one keystroke at a time. After the needed keystrokes to provide the required letters, I enter a space and have then created a word. After that space I start additional letters to form the next word.
    The same thing would take place if I was writing words with a pencil and paper being that it is all done one letter at a time.

  • Loud

    Anybody could send me some picture of the interface of the CECT a988 ? (loudness18@hotmail.com)

    I really need quad-band, but I’m a little bit disapointed when I compare the P168 interface with the A988. P168 Look much nicer !!!!!!!

  • CraigVM62

    Loud,

    I will have to experiment with the digital camera to see if I can reproduce good images of the displays while keeping the file size low enough to send.
    I don’t know if there are any Major advantages of the P168 over the A988. I know mine “A988″ has a rather light background behind the icons on the MENU screen. This makes it rather hard to make out the white lettering labels below each icon. Unlike the main screen which you can chose which images are the background. Your stuck with the default background of the Menu screen. Other than that, from all of the images I have seen photo’s of from the P168, they just seem different, but no major advantages of one over the other. Perhaps the slightly larger screen of the P168 would be a plus. Jake is one of the few here that I know of who has owned both. Perhaps Diane who I think sells both can also give input from hands on experience.

  • Jake Howard

    Loud, if you need a Quad then the A988 is for you! Comparing the interface with the P168 is point less. The A988′s menu is more logical and just as “pretty.”

    Now, if you find another Quad, then let’s compare the 2 interfaces and functional differences and price… that would be interesting.

  • ROSA

    :lol: to maxamillion,
    I have had the cect p168 phone for about 4 days, and have tmobile set up some of the features, I have a tech going to call me back on Sunday to finish the set up. He was the only one that knew what he was talking about. My problem is that when I go to tzones, I can view and write e-mails, and look up news, etc, but cant download ringtones or wallpapers. I like I said can do everything else. I also on the main menu of the unit, can click on the email icon, and it will not let me go to the email, it just states that it is not comfigured. I don’t understand why I can receive emails on my handset, and read them as they are coming in, but I can’t click from the unit’s icon. Is there a
    way to do this, and can I download ringtones and wallpapers? Where do I go to download movies. If you can help with this I would appreciate it.
    s

  • Vincent

    Hi ROSA,
    I also have the P168 & I have configured the email settings on this phone to my ISP settings. Unfortunately the phone has only 1Mb memory so it will not download emails larger than 300Kb. That is to say, very small emails. For ringtones, use very short file names & put in the mp3 folder on the memory card. Although it is a great PDA, it has limitations even on the internet. I advise you to search only WAP sites as normal surfing is out of the question. It hasn’t got enough memory. Otherwise I prefer it to other mobile phones. It has a GREAT display and very clear pics & sound. The only feature I miss is the Radio. I would like to download more themes for it but don’t know which site has them for this PDA.
    Can anyone help?
    Vince

  • sandra

    I have just purchased a a988 and am not sure how to operate all the features. I did receive the instructions but the translation from chinese to english makes it hard for me to understand. Does anyone here know about this phone and willing to help me understand some things?

  • sandra

    How do I set my a988 up to write sms messages with the touchpen? Also does anyone know why the incoming calls do not have the callers name? They are all in my phone book but still only the number comes up and not the name. Can that be fixed?

  • CraigVM62

    Sandra,

    On mine, it looks like the only area where you can utilize the “handwriting recognition” is when using the “Image Editor” and giving names to files your saving. I don’t seem to be given the option in any other areas applications.

    To have numbers entered in your phone book show their names on Caller ID, you must put a +1 infront of their area code and number in the phone book.

  • CraigVM62

    I tried testing another area of the A988 today, that involving Stereo Bluetooth Headphones.

    I picked up a set today, linked it to the A988 to see if it would allow music, video soundtrack and systems sounds to be heard over the bluetooth connection.

    NOPE

    Still can only utilize Bluetooth with making phone calls only.
    Considering that many might think the strengths of this phone would be it’s media playback. It is a set back to know your only headphone option are the wired version. This is especially a setback with the A988 as it’s headphone connection is a unique 2.5 mm version. Unique in that if you look at the stock headphones that come with it, it has 4 sections of contact on it’s plug. When I tried 2 different 2.5 mm headphones I have for other devices, they would not work with the A988. This means that like the charging / data cable that came with the phone, you will be stuck with the cheap headphones that came with it.

    I have finally concluded that this phone has way to many shortcomings for my taste. :sad:

    Anyone want a A988 Cheap ??? :grin:

  • sandra

    Thanks for the information Craig! Now on to the next problem. I have downloaded music and put it on my phone with no problem but cannot seem to do the same with my pictures. I can see them on my memory card and I copy and pasted them to both the photo and picture file but cannot find them on the phone when I try to look them up.
    I might as well make a list.
    1. Is there no easier way to text than with the touchpen?
    2. I take it that each caller having their own ringtone is out or is it?
    3.Can you change the incoming sms alert?
    4. Where are my incoming calls listed? Can’t find those either.

  • Jake Howard

    This Sounds like a great business Opportunity!

    “This is especially a setback with the A988 as it’s headphone connection is a unique 2.5 mm version. Unique in that if you look at the stock headphones that come with it, it has 4 sections of contact on it’s plug. When I tried 2 different 2.5 mm headphones I have for other devices, they would not work with the A988. This means that like the charging / data cable that came with the phone, you will be stuck with the cheap headphones that came with it.”

    Make earphone converters! Only 19.95!! + S&H

  • Diane

    OH BOY for me! I already make and sell tons of the the P168 adapter for earphones for $10 so maybe I will start to make these as well. You would be surprised how many of the P168 earphone adapters I sell around the world. Lots of happy people who can use their own earphones. I put a video on YouTube of it working. Check it out!!! I sell them through Paypal.

  • sandra

    okay I got the pictures to my phone, now it says display file failed. What am I doing wrong?

  • Emma

    I need to know what headphone adapters are available for the CECT P168. The headset is really bad!!! Please indicate any website or the name of the product i can buy as a replacement to these headphones. thanks

  • Diane

    I sell the adapter for $10 shipped to the USA and $12 to Canada. if you want one, email me at zydaglo@knology.net and we can get one to you.

  • sandra

    Does anyone with the A988 know how to find the incoming call list?

  • Carlene Nash

    Sandra,
    Push the button to the right of the middle key. It will tell you the missed, incoming, and outgoing calls.

  • Carlene Nash

    Also Sandra,
    For select ringtones for certain individuals: Go to your main menu, go to the phone book, select group, and set up your friends to certain groups (along with tones).

  • Jake Howard

    The Quad-Band market is heating up. Winlans on eBay just started selling P168+ which he says is a Quad.
    Who’s going to be the first to verify that??

  • CraigVM62

    Sandra,

    I had to reduce the image size / resolution on several photos for the phone to recognize and display them.

    Even if the “handwriting recognition” was an option with every application where you might need to input text, without a chart showing your how it expects you to draw each letter as it needs to see it. it is pointless. So, at least from the hours I spent trying to figure it out, using the on screen keyboard and stylus is it.

    You can only assign a different ring tones to each of the 5 “Groups” but you can assign a different image to pop up for each caller.

    From the on screen phone keypad, there is a key that says “record” touching that will bring up where you can see call info “Missed Calls, Incoming, Outgoing….”

    Emma,
    A couple of posts above yours you will see that Diane is an online source for the adapter your wanting.

  • sandra

    Seriously, you guys are great! I’m sorry about so many questions, I feel like a goober. I tried to change the ringtone on the phone and can’t I went to the MP3 player and where it says call ring I selected it but the ringtone did not change. How do I change it?

  • Diane

    Jake – I have to question the Quad band being out although the rumor is hot. The Quad band is supposed to have the iPhone connecter and they advertise the USB still, although that is also a rumor. I hear that it is going to come out soon – maybe not in time for Christmas. I have my name in at 3 places for when they come out to buy 50 of them. If they are out already, I am disapointed at my suppliers lack of supply, expecially since one of them is one of the factories. I suppose that one of the factories may have them out now but someone else should also be selling them. I can’t find anyone on the internet with them advertised. They are also supposed to cost more by $40 or so. I guess that we will all find out soon enough…

  • sandra

    figured out the ringtone change, thanks

  • Jake Howard

    I wouldn’t trust those so called factories for one minute. They aren’t more than assembly-line sweat shops which also sell directly on ebay. Therefore they have a conflict of interest.

  • Diane

    This s very true – they put the parts together that they purchase from many other vendors. I hear the Quad band may be out first quarter of 2008 and that some parts are already in production. Most parts will not change anyway. I can’t help wonder how 1 seller on Ebay has a quad band but NOBODY else does. Maybe they are one of the “factories”. I sent them a note. We will see what their answer is. I have seen others claiming to have quad band before but they were not. You would hope that they installed java on a new version…

  • Jermaine Taylor

    To whom this may concern…. I have purchased this phone. I have downloaded music on it..Now Im having a tough time trying to download movies on it… I tried download the Iphone Converter and its not working right….Im downloading it on there and its showing invalid video when I finish downloading it… If anyone knows how to sync the movies on there, please tell me…. Thanks for listening…Jermaine T.

  • Julez

    General question. Is the CECT P168i really worth buying?

    I was looking at them in a computer market over the weekend and they appeared to be the best i phone clone on the market, yet several users seem to be having unresolved problems.

    Can anyone supply the definitive answer?

    Julez.

  • Diane

    Today only – Cyber Monday – I am including the P168 earphone adapter with every phone purchased! For $165 shipped to the USA you can get the P168 and the $10 adapter to use your own earphones. I have 7 phones that will go fast! Get yours now! :grin:

  • Diane

    I forgot to add – email me at zydaglo@knology.net for your sale phone!!!

  • Javier

    Does anyone with the P168 know how to find the incoming email mens.? On incoming mail not.

  • Jake Howard

    There is a new version of the A988, called the A990. Anybody order that one?

  • Loud

    Jack – Looks pretty interesting P168 QUAD-BAND would be great !!! If any body have a confirmed answer as if it’s really a quad-band, not tri (They seem to be sure in their auction but…. who knows)…..

  • Diane

    CONFIRMED – Who wants one? I will have 10 QUAD BAND P168 phones for sale in 3 days!!! :grin: I am taking names as these are going to be hard to get. They will come with a 1gb memory card and an earphone adapter. Still no jave :sad: but they will work ANYWHERE IN THE USA. Send me your name to zydaglo@knology.net and I will email you an invoice. They will be $200 shipped by priority mail from Tennessee. The are on the way be Fed Ex right now from China.

  • tag0312

    Hi Zydaglo,
    I have the p168

  • vaneet

    hi i am concern about the quality of this phone. Its hard to faint on chiness phones.so can any one share his/her experiance on same.pls reply me soon as i am also planning to buy it.

  • brian presley

    jake howard i have suncom and on my cect168 i can receive text messages but it will not let me send them and i love the phone but im a big texter please help

  • Diane

    I wish that I could post pictures here – I have pictures of the Quad Band screens with the 850 MHz band on them now. I will try to post them on zydaglo.com

  • Jake Howard

    Brian, you must have typo in your config parameters. Are you refering to SMS, MMS? If so, you probably have a wrong proxy port number. Tell us which mobile service and list your phone parameters so we detect what’s wrong.

  • Jordan

    Hello All,

    I recently purchased an A988 but ran into a huge problem, THE PHONE IS NOT IN ENGLISH!

    Can someone please post instructions explaining how to navigate the menus to the language options so that I can change the language from Chinese to english?

    Thanks.

  • Jake Howard

    Jordan, Click on toolbox, select #1, then select #6, then select the 2nd choice (english).

  • sandra

    I have suncom and the a988. I can’t receive my mms messages and I can’t get on the net. Anyone know the solution to these problems?

  • layi

    Hello somebody,

    I want to ask if A988 is really a PDA phone? I can’t see any feature portraying as PDA. Also, how can I put the Dictionary and the e-book to use.

    Thanks

  • Jake Howard

    It’s PDA in terms of some PDA apps it has, e.g., e-book, Memo and Alarm, Calendar, Calculator. But it’s a closed system – you can’t add any other apps. It’s not a smartphone. Those phones typically cost $300+ and tend to run those apps kind of slow and have limited battery life.

  • Diane

    More quad band info – the new quad band has the slide feature that allows you to slide your finger across the screen to unlock the phone and look around…. One more reason to get a quad band. :grin:

  • Jake Howard

    I think the P168 is very plane looking, lacking style. The iPhone can get away with that design because it has a brilliant multi-touch screen … that cries out “look at my pretty screen.” It’s metal case and shiny back also adds an element of class.

    I think the A988 has a sort of “cool” look to it. And it’s functionally easier to use.

  • brian presley

    jake im refering to sms regular text messaging i can receive them but when i try to send them it says unable to send and that happens with 3 different 168s that i ordered and suncom acts like they dont want to help me cause its not one of there phones and if you could help with mms that would be great too but for now regular sms text messages is crutial can you please help me for suncom network

  • sandra

    Bryan, does your numbers have the +1 in front of them?

  • Jake Howard

    If you can receive text messages but can not send then you need to update the Message Center Number in the phone.
    it should be under Message Settings/Profile Setting/SC Address . Contact SunCom for that number.

  • Jake Howard

    That’s right it needs the +1, just like the numbers in your phone book

  • sandra

    Jake, do you know why we can’t receive mms messages on the A988?

  • brian presley

    yes it does have a + the number under sc address is +17043453115 and i cannot send sms out for some reason and my friend has the same phone(not from the same seller) and she has the same problem and i bought 3 phones alltogether to sell to friends but with no text no sale

  • layi

    Hello Guys,

    Thank you so much for the information. it really helped.

    I have another questions:
    -what is the importance of the Tv in A988? Does it mean the phone on its own can receive Tv channels or what? Has anybody ever use the function?
    -I leant there is P168+ that has Quad band. With this new Quad band feature, is it now better than the A988?

    For anyone who needs English manual for A988, I will send in a link for the PDF and word soon.

    Thank you.

  • Scott Nau

    Carlene , Jake Howard, or anyone in the know,

    I recently purchased an A988 phone have come to find out that many of the features listed do not work correctly. The video out is in black and white with rolling images and distorted. (tried on several tv’s). The maps are of Chinese cities, useless. The phones keypad is not recognized as touchtone during calls, so I cannot respond to automated phone system at work. I have tried toggling to touchtone in settings with no luck. The mp3 player will not recognize many of my mp3 songs from the same album and artist encoded at same bitrate. Can anyone please help me Zydaglo suggested the names mentioned but any help will be appreciated.

  • CraigVM62

    Layi:

    The A998 I recently picked up does not have a built in TV Tuner, nor does it have a Video Input. It’s TV feature means it has a Video and Audio Output feature. Like Scott who posted below yours, I found that the video did not do well when fed to conventional monitors / displays. Mine also came out B/W and the resolution was best left to be seen on a small screen such as that on the phone.

    Scott:
    I also found a good number of the phones features useless. If not for the fact that they were in Chinese, it was for other reasons. Perhaps it is because I have been a Palm PDA user for many years that all of the PDA features of the phone just fall well short.
    At first I did not think my phone was producing dial tones as well, as I did not hear them as on other cell and land line phones. I did find that they were being produced by testing “called my home phone then started pushing keys on screen.
    I also had the same issues with Mp3′s then Jake pointed out that the file names had to be reduced down to around 13 characters or so. Then I had no problems.

  • ken zendo

    i bought a cectp168 phone here in the philippines and it works well. im just worried on its warranty but its a pretty cool phone

  • ken zendo

    is there any new games i can install on my fone or any applications that will run on my fone?? cect p168

  • Cali Chick

    Hi There,

    Can someone tell me how I can put this phone on vibrate? Also, how can I take a photo pic and attached it to a number?

    TY!

  • Angelia

    Cali chick to put the phone in vibrate hit the little phone icon and hold down the star button. This will make the phone go into vibrate. To put the phone back in normal mode do the same thing.

  • Angelia

    I have had my cect p168 phone for about two weeks now and I am very happy with it. I am just getting so frustrated about not being able to put music on it. I have asked everyone including the seller off of Ebay for help. Which by the way he could care less if I’m having problems or not. I can get the music on the phone to the “My Music” folder, but I can’t get the phone to recognize it in the Audio Folder. I have tried saving the music as an MP3, but when it gets to the “My music” folder it still has WMA after it. If anyone can help me on this I would greatly appreciate it. I’m so frustrated I can’t listen to muscic on it.
    I seem to be figuring almost everything else on it out.

  • Andreas

    @Angelina

    Music you can store only on My Music. this is the only place where the audioplayer will play your songs. The Audio folder is only for audios like ring tones or else. these you can only access with the filemamanger in the systems menu and either play them one by one or assign them as a ringtone. I got the phone and all .mp3 files stored in the MyMusic folder are played fine with the Audiopayer.

  • Jake Howard

    Brian, try this number for Suncom SMS: +15405559150

  • Cali Chick

    Thanks Angelia for your response. Any idea on how to save a picture to a number under my phonebook?

  • Griffin

    I’ve also got a P168 and use SunCom as my service provider. The phone works great, but will not connect to the internet or send MMS. I copied the info Brandon submited above and will try to set-up the internet on the phone, but need directions to set-up the MMS so I can text media. Thanks! gts88fiveoh@yahoo.com

  • Angelia

    Thanks for the info Andreas. I’m not sure what the problem is then. My music is in that folder, but won’t play. Someone told me when I click on the song I should be able to click play song, but theres no play song button. I guess that’s the only thing bad about buying these kinds of phones is that you don’t have support from your carrier..
    I wish T-mobile would just get some phones worth having.

  • JakeHoward

    Anybody have recommendation of good Bluetooth headset to use with P168 or A988 (brand/model)?

  • steven

    i was just wondering if anyone knows how to get the internet and mms settings on the phone as i cant.
    please help.
    steven

  • Griffin

    I’m trying to figure that out myself. Service providers aren’t much help when it’s not a phone they offer.

    -Griffin

  • jackson

    does anyone know how to set up the internet for tmobile

  • Angela

    Hello All,

    I just purchase a CECT P168 phone for my sons birthday 2 weeks ago and the phone was working great. Yesterday the phone begin giving us troble. When a incoming or outgoing called is made from my P168 phone I can hear the party but the party on the other end can not hear me. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this problem. You can contact me at arandolph@excelbus.net

    Thank you in advance :idea:

  • Angelia

    Cali Chick,
    I just saw your message.. I am not sure how to get the picture for the callers yet… I am stuck on the music thing.. Have you got music on yours yet?? When I get back I will try and figure out how to get a picture for the callers.. Good luck..
    And again if anyone knows of a program that WORKS with the p168 getting music on it please let me know. I really would like to get some music on the thing.. Thanks.
    Angelia

  • brian presley

    griffin can you send regular text messages and just not multimedia messages cause i can receive sms text but not send the sms

  • CraigVM62

    Jake

    So far I have tested out 9 different Bluetooth connections with the A988 just to see how well they work
    Of those, 6 are headsets including:
    Plantronics Explorer 220
    Motorola H550
    Nolans Systems G2
    Jawbone
    Wireless Technologies BT735S “stereo”
    Jabra BT320S “stereo”

    All seemed to link well and sounded ok. I find that the A988 has less range with them than do the Motorola W490 cell phone I also have. Generally I get a good 10 to 15 feet less range with the A988.
    As mentioned before, the main problem with the A988 was that it does not support the A2DP profile and only uses bluetooth for phone converstions. So no reason to go with a stereo headset with it if your thinking music and video soundtrack.

    The headsets I tried so far all have their minor pro’s and cons. The real standout was the Jawbone. Its background noise elimination feature really is all that they promote. In my car, I can normally not use a bluetooth headset, nor the bluetooth feature built into it’s audio system. With the top down, there is just too much engine and wind noise so people on the other end could not hear me clearly. With the Jawbone, NO PROBLEM !! Go to Jawbone.com and check out their demo.

  • jake s

    I am waiting on the A988 in the mail and from what I’ve read, I made the right decision in choosing it over the P168. Was wondering if anyone here has any experience with the desay m888 clone, I have heard very good reviews about it being much better than the P168. Also any news on starting a forum for the A988? thnx

  • amanda

    :arrow:
    Hi everybody,
    i recently brought the cect p168 and it just arrived in my hands yesterday. i am having no problems with it yet (touch wood) except that i can not get mp3′s onto it. i can get them to show up when i go into file manager but they wont play, and when i go into audio player and try switching playing lists between the card and the phone it says that both are blank.
    I need someone to help me work out how to get my mp3′s working and regestering under the audio player..

    any and all help will be much appreciated. thank you.

  • JakeHoward

    :?: 14. A988 — Help with the access to keypad while in the middle of a call question. Has anybody got this to actually work to access menu of a voice response unit, e.g. to check email from answering machine etc…

  • Butt Pounder

    Open the keypad to dial and hold down the star key.

  • JakeHoward

    huh? I’ve dialed the number, now my automated answer service asks me to enter password. I click on the phone short-cut icon and the keypad is displayed. You want to me press the star key, then enter the password digits? doesnt sound righ…. :shock:

  • Jermaine Taylor

    Does anyone know how to restart my phone??? My touchscreen doesnt work and I cant dial no numbers from my phone or text…I try to click on the Pen Calibration and it doesnt work…I can touch the very top of my screen and it only will dial the 0=zero key and the * star key and the # pound key…It want go no higher cause Im at the top of the phone moving the Pen… I dont know whats up with this phone…Im waiting to hear back from the person who sold me the phone… I only had this phone for like 9 days and the screen is working properly…I have not drop it or anything…Well if someone knows anything about why this screen dont work, please let me know….. Jermaine

  • Carlene

    Jake:
    Are you saying that you can’t check your voice messages? I tried what you are doing and it also didn’t work for me. Once you are into your machine and it asks for your password, don’t hit the phone icon. Hit the picture on the screen to the left (looks like a keyboard image). That brings up your keypad. Then enter password (along with # key with my service). Although you don’t hear the tones it should work.

  • Shawn

    Missileman or ne1 who knows:
    I have just ordered the A988 and I cannot find an English Manual. Does anyone know where I can find one, text or pdf?

  • Diane

    Shawn, Send me an email at zydaglo@knology.net and I will email you the A988 manual.

  • Shawn

    THANKS!
    Diane, I sent you my email address
    Carlene, I have downloaded the link and your right it is pretty fantastic
    You two r awesome
    Thanks

  • JakeHoward

    Yes, that way of using the keypad when a phone call is already in progress worked perfectly!! Thanks

  • Angelia

    Well,
    I have had it with the p168. I am trying so hard to play the music and to send pic messages and I am getting no luck. I have even practically begged the seller for help which isn’t helping. They could care less.. So I have asked for a refund. I tried to get the phone to work. Other than those two problems the phone is awesome. This is off topic, does anyone know anything about the T-Mobile dash? This is the phone I am looking at now and I don’t want another problem phone ya know..

  • JakeHoward

    :?: Another dummy question I have about the A988. Has anybody gotten the bluetooth connection to work with the phone’s MP4/MP4 players? Apparently it only works with phone voice functions. :???:

  • JakeHoward

    Yup, you can forget about getting any help from ebay sellers or your telephone company. All they want is your $$$.

  • Ken

    how is the internet on the cect p168??.. i have at&t as my carrier and am gonna purchase the iphone because the way u can browse and how the internet looks on it. Is this clone for the same or far off??…thanks

  • Ken

    sry meant to say does the internet on the p168 look the same as the iphone if you have at&t as your carrier??

  • Diane

    To anyone interested – the bluetooth on the quad band is sweeet. It works with both the music and pone calls – full A2DP Bluetooth! that beats the triband right there I have had the quads for a bit now and everything about them seems better. Thanks for the upgrades, China. Now give us JAVA!!!!

  • Bru

    Highly interested in this upgraded version!
    Can we get that YouTube review Please?

  • Diane

    I will try to have video out tonight of the quad band and will let you know….charging the camera (ha)

  • Joe

    How do you make the texting font bigger? :?:

  • sandra

    I have the A988 and the screen keeps freezing up, is anyone else having this problem?

  • Joe

    Hey guys how do you enlarge the textiing font on the cect p168 :?:

  • JakeHoward

    What’s the crazy A988 doing when it freezes up? Just idle on stand-by or are you actively doing something on it, like playing music or video? You’re not talking about the automatic screen lock right?

    Do you have to power off in order to use the phone again?

  • melissa

    So I just had the t629 (silver slider) and i really liked it…but i lost it today. :sad:
    So now im considering the Sidekick 3, Sidekick LX, Sidekick slide, and this one.
    Does anybody hate it or absolutely love it??
    Any information on the phone itself would e greatly appreciated.
    problems, pros nd cons, is it worth it?, etc.
    thanks!!! :grin:

  • Jamal Hendrick

    does any one know the setting for the A988 i need them for cingular . 1 have 2 p168 a triband and a quadband and also a A999 but i just can’t seen to get this work…i got the video’s and mp3 to wrk and texting..thats it..can anyone help me please email me at jamal_hendrick@hendrick@msn.com

  • sandra

    Jake, I was actively doing something. 1st instance was in MP3 mode. 2nd was trying to hang up from a call.I had to keep pressing the hangup button until the phone actually turned off. Also made several attempts to make a call and I couldn’t hear the other party and they couldn’t hear me.Also could not press accept to pick up on a call on two occasions. Sometimes texting I have to press the letter twice for it to appear on the screen. And yes, I had to power off before it would work again.

  • Joe

    DO you guys know how to make the texting letters bigger?

  • JakeHoward

    hmmm, I have only seen the problem with texting having the need to press the letter twice for it to appear on the screen. A friend has a newer version and doesnt see that texting problem. His also works with AT&T Internet.

  • JakeHoward

    Jamal Hendrick, the Internet and MMS settings are posted in this blog…. scroll up and you will find them.

  • Mike

    when I can buy this model :(
    overprized

  • Jamal Hendrick

    JakeHoward , i have the internet setting but they don’t seem 2 work…they are alittle different from the p168 and it only allows you 2 type a certain amont of characters……. so i still need the internet settings for the a988, my mms works atomatic wheni put my sim card in

  • JakeHoward

    For the A988 you need a software update. That will be available on ebay soon. Keep an eye out for it.

  • B.E.K.

    I like to by the latest updated P168+ . Is the internet better now? Does it still says “Memory Full” when you try to access certain sites? Java ok?

    Finally,

    How much is it to UK with the headphone adaptor including Fast shipping. Let me know @ unlocking@tiscali.co.uk

  • Zee

    Hi All, Pls, dose anyone knows if Cect P168 support Windows mobile or anyother one. I want to buy navigon software for it to navigate. I have mein for more than 12 weeks now without any problem!

  • mote15147

    Big problem with the P168.
    Was told to enter *#6810# then send now it won’t respond to the normal eng. code of *#3646633#.and most other codes.
    Now seems to be locked in headphone mode with no sound from the speakers.Used to be able to undo this by going into eng code *#3646633# and setting sound to normal, although on reboot back to the same no sound through speakers problem. Could someone please help undo what *#6810# did.

  • B.E.K.

    Zee; I think that would be a little bit too much to ask from an handset costs around £75 – £90 GBP. I would doubt it or can even say probably not compatible with Windows Mobile, damn thing wont even access ordinary internet pages… Try Fujitsu-Siemens Loox T830 (my main PDA) Perfect… Costs around 3 times more though.

  • CraigVM62

    JakeHoward
    What is the news on the A988 update ?? Do you know any details and is it a sure thing ??

    I was getting ready to trash or give mine away but if a firware update would make some improvements, I would wait .

    Thanks

  • JakeHoward

    CraigVM62, I have no firm details…. just saw in a china forum that a fix for the AT&T is avail; so I took a leap in faith that it would soon show up on ebay.

    What’s the main issue you have with the A988g?

  • Zee

    B.E.K, the phone access internet pages!!!

  • David

    Hi.

    I bought two P168 phones and we both have the same MMS problem with the o2 network here in the U.K.

    WAP is fine, but neither phone can receive or send MMS even though the settings have been configured. Fine on Vodafone….just o2.I’ve read other forums and it seems loads of other o2 users have the same problem…but no solutions :sad:

  • David

    Oh…and by the way…for those who don’t know – To lock the screen / keypad on the P168…press and hold the right white dot button for a few seconds. To release press ‘send’ followed by the icon in the middle of the screen :grin:

  • p168chick

    Hey all. Been away and now I see there’s a new quadband p168 available! That’s awesome! Too bad I bought the triband. So far no probs with it yet (had it for 4 months now).

    For those of you wondering how to assign pics to a caller: Go to ‘phone book’ click on a name then ‘options.’ Click on Edit then scroll down to #6 which is ‘Associate Picture.’ There u can pick from 4 available pics or ‘from file’ which is where u choose from your own pics. The only draw back is that the pics assigned have to be 20kb or less! Not as bad as it sounds. Just take pics with the lowest res. 240×320 or if you’d prefer an animation just look up ‘gifs’ online, and you can place them in ur phone. Remember 20kb limit.

  • JakeHoward

    David, that means the MMS problem settings with the o2 network are different for the P168. I bet somebody has the solution!

  • David

    Thanks Jake – o2 won’t comment as they’re unfamiliar with the P168 and to date…no-one on any forum page has come up with the correct settings or where to put them in the phone.

    Just a disabled part of my phone I guess…for now.

  • JakeHoward

    :?: Anybody know if the ZHONG XUN A990 Quad-band
    have the same WAP name limitation problem as the A988?

  • B.E.K.

    David,

    If you are in UK and trying to use O2 UK setting to work on tri-band P168 then your best option is to go to O2 web site and try to send the setting of another phone to your P168 to work. I done that and connected via GPRS to O2 mobile site. The only problem was that the phone would tell you “memory full” as soon as you try to access larger pages such as bbc or skynews. I am not sure that this problme is solved on the latest P168+ model(quad-band).

    Hope this helps.

  • CraigVM62

    CraigVM62, I have no firm details…. just saw in a china forum that a fix for the AT&T is avail; so I took a leap in faith that it would soon show up on ebay.
    What’s the main issue you have with the A988g?

    The applications that are are in Chinese, though phone is set to English including Mobile Map, Stock Information, Book Browser, Area Code, Stream Media…

    No support for Stereo Blue Tooth.

    To hear any of the multi media audio in stereo, you must use hard to come by stereo headsets with a mic “because of 4 contact 2.5mm plug”

    Hand Writting Recognition useless as there is no legend included with phone, or exists as far as I know.

    Phone Book limited to name and number. No ability to include additional info “address, email, associated dates…”

    Limit of characters of Mp3 file names. The name of some singer / groups alone are beyond that limit, leaving no option to list the name of the song.

    ??? sources for additional or replacement charging / data cable ???

    I did not even try setting the phone up for web access. From reading posts regarding doing so with T-Mobile, it sounds like a bit of a headache.

    Product support …. If the best source of info is a Blog vs any info the sellers have to offer.

    Please don’t think my opinion of the phone is completely negative. I do like the audio quality of the built in speakers and large screen :smile:

  • David

    Again, thanks Jake. My phone’s odd. It is tri-band but I have the full Bluetooth A2DP and I can send & receive files and use the headset with no problems. My WAP is just fine on o2. No problems accessing Sky News, BBC and so on. It seems to be just the MMS I cannot access, so retrieving the auto o2 settings for another phone might just screw-up my WAP as well. Not sure I want to do that.

    My best option may be to wait and see if anyone comes up with their manual settings for o2 MMS and see what differs on my phone. Thanks for your suggestions though.

  • David

    …and B.E.K :lol:

  • Marshall

    How does this phone compare to other similarly priced chinese PDA-phones/iPhones? (better, worse, could i get more for my money and if so, which phone is better?)

  • NY600

    Don’t waste your money on the P168. It’s not worth half its price. MP4 files display as Invalid Video File’, the battery charge loses its life after a few weeks, the screen desensitizes and loaded files become corrupt. You get what you pay for and the CECT iPhone Clone is cheap, tacky and has a VERY short lifespan. Stick to the big name products if you want your phone to last more than just a few months.The Apple iPhone is not worth your money either. You cannot file transfer with bluetooth and many other day to day uses are not possible with it.

  • David

    I dunnit…I dunnit :lol: Got the damned o2 network MMS working. All that had to be done was change the HTTP setting to Connection-Orientated and BOOM! All systems go !!

  • JakeHoward

    Hi CraigVM62. The basic issues you raise are a result of: 1) Most of these Chinese phones being sold on eBay are really intended for the Chinese internal market. There are sold on eBay by enterprising individuals trying to make a fast buck.
    2) As such there is no customer support structure in the USA. In general chinese merchants do not provide customer service.

    Can you listen to the MP3/MP4 on bluetooth, even though it’s not stereo?

  • B.E.K.

    Sorry uys but if you pay £100 for something originally costs £300 then you can not even compare them. you get what you pay…

  • JakeHoward

    I’m not complaining… I’m enjoying my phone with it’s basic functions plus MMS. For me, it’s worth the money I paid for it.

  • Carlene

    Hey A988 users. One quick question-Have any of you discovered a mute button? (Or will my finger over the mic have to suffice :wink: )

  • Diane

    The new p168+ that is out has 2 different models and is causing all kinds of problems. The 850 band shows as availabe on all of the but is only active on some of them. The new features are great but now everyone has to be really careful on which phone they get.

    The A2DP bluetooth on the P168+ works great with the phone calls and music.

  • JakeHoward

    Diane, that’s really bad…2 different models, and one without the 850…wow that’s going to cause lots of problems. All the sellers are saying their P168+ is a true Quad-band.

  • anyone interested

    Hey is anyone looking to buy a P168? It has never been used before and I’m looking to sell it to someone. If anyone is interested e-mail me at lknutso2@uiuc.edu

    Thanks :smile:

  • JakeHoward

    :?: Anyone with an A988, Do you have instructions on how to check/read/write email from the phone?

  • Zee

    HI, Pls, dose anyone know if this phone(cect P168) support Navigon Mobile Navigator 6 – Symbian (S60) – EU
    (Navi Software)?

  • B.E.K.

    This phone doesn’t even have ” JAVA “. I would very much doubt Sat Nav Facility…Come on guys, it’s under £100… Not £300…

  • Milly B

    B.E.K.

    I nearly choked on me bacon butty seeing that staffy with a hard hat on !! Well funny :-)

  • B.E.K.

    :grin:

  • sandra

    Does anyone know how to get the MMS working on the A988 with Suncom?

  • JakeHoward

    Sandra… check out Brandon or Griffin’s post above. That might help

  • CraigVM62

    Jake,
    You asked:
    “Can you listen to the MP3/MP4 on bluetooth, even though it’s not stereo?”

    I am afraid not. I have tried a good number of Bluetooth headsets “stereo and mono” along with several car audio and even GPS units that support Bluetooth. Good for phone conversations only :sad:

    Carlene,
    Regarding the Mute option on the A988. I think I have tried every option to find one with no luck. You can use the mute button on the supplied headset. Many Bluetooth headsets also provide their own mute feature.

  • Shawn

    Hello All,
    has anyone found a place to purchase accessories (ie cases, holsters) for the A988. Ive seen two cases on Ebay but that’s about it.
    thanks

  • Michael

    Hi Has anyone tried a 4 gig card in the P168 I have a 2 gig and its only holding about 120 songs.Not a sufficent amount ,any help would be appreciated

  • Diane

    The new P168+ does have good bluetooth on it for music and calls. The old p168 does not.

  • JakeHoward

    Diane… earlier you mentioned:”The new p168+ that is out has 2 different models and is causing all kinds of problems. The 850 band shows as availabe on all of the but is only active on some of them. The new features are great but now everyone has to be really careful on which phone they get.” How can we be sure we are getting the right model?

    I heard that the P168 is really a Triband with two models: 850/1800/1900 and 900/1800/1900. It’s the first one that works in the USA with ATT. From this same source, the real Quad-band wont be available until early next year.
    —This is just hearsay— but wanted your input on this matter.

  • Diane

    Hi Jake – it is still somewhat confusing. I have sold 10 of them. Only 2 have 850 issues and everyone else is thrilled. One guy even posted under my youtube review how good it is. he needed the 850 band. I hear that a sticker inside some say 850/1800/1900 on them near the battery and those are definitely 850 band. I still have 12 of them and am asking every buyer for input. I do not have 850 here so it is difficult. the new version is very nice and the updaes are well worth buying this phone for.

  • Rob

    How do I reduce the background noise? Everybody thinks I am driving with the windows open. I have played around with all the known settings.

    How do I synch audio/video from computer?

    Where do I buy a good earpiece?

  • Scott Nau

    I have the new p168+. Anyone know if settings are different than old phone. I cannot change the camera to higher resolution than 640×480, the free forum lists ability of 1280 x__? I also have used the suggested software and settings in that forum for video on this phone but it is horrible looking and sound is out of sync. Any ideas?
    I also still have my A988 for the time being. I liked the video much better so far and camera would set to higher resolution out of box. But, I cannot get wap pages or t-zones to display on the phone properly. The words run off the screen and no scroll bar. Also many pages will not load at all get server busy or other such messages. I ger these pages just fine on the p168. Any idea on what I can do with this phone to get the internet to work better. I think I may like the A988 better if I can get internet set right. Any help with either phone greatly appreciated. I am not having much luck on other forum so far.

  • brian presley

    JAKE i got it to text i just had to get a new sim card so try that if you got suncom anyone

  • Greg

    Hey guys. I’ve read through these posts and am still puzzled on how to put the phone into silent mode. I understand that holding the * button in the dial screen will change the phone to vibrate mode, but that isn’t exactly silent. In fact, the vibration is quite loud when I receive a text at work. The “powersaving” mode will allow me to silence the texts, but does not silence incoming calls…

    I want the phone to make no noise what-so-ever (without powering it off). Can this be done? Any ideas?

    Thanks.

  • JakeHoward

    I finally got my MMS service activated for my A998.
    For my MMS setting there is a field called “Data bearer”. What do I set that to?

  • Diane

    Now that you all have your A988 phones set up the new version, the A990 has been released!!!

  • Suzy

    Hi!
    Sorry to be a pain – I KNOW you get these questions loads, but I’m in the UK on Vodafone (pre-pay) – can anyone tell me how to set my P168 up to get the Internet? Found some instructions, and tried to follow them but obviously made a mistake somewhere as the connection is still failing – any help GREATLY appreciated!

  • Shawn

    Diane,
    You seem to know phones, What is the diffence between the A998 and the A990?
    Thanks

  • B.E.K.

    suzy,

    try sending some other phones setting to your cect p168 to see if it works… Thats what I did with O2..

  • Jeff

    CECT P168

    How do you open the battery compartment?
    Can you use a Trac phone Sim card?

    Thans

  • DonKing

    Hello. I received my phone today and have enjoyed it thus far. I do have a few issues that I need assistance with and I am sure many others do as well so a response would be appreciated by us all.

    1. I would like to use a .mp3 as the ringtone for ALL calls, I have mp3′s on the phone and can listen to them through the music player. I can also see where you change the ringtones in the phone but I am confused as to where the mp3′s must go to use as ringtones.

    2. My incoming messages show the phone numbers, I would prefer it to show the name, how can i change it?

    Thanks a lot.

  • scotty

    i am thinking of purchasing a p168 and i want to know does it ave good music capabilities and a reliable power source?

  • Bill

    John Rogref…Are you freaking kidding me!? Charging $240 for a P168+ then on top of that charging a 4% Paypal fee? Go try this rape fest somewhere else. May as well get a real Iphone.

  • Suzy

    To B.E.K,

    thanks – will try – although are there any models and makes you would suggest trying first? Can you remember which phone worked for you on O2?
    Thanks!
    By the way Jeff – I struggled with the battery cover for ages – you need long finger nails – get them into the top edge of the cover – there is one little clip there in the middle – and push down – it loosens eventually (but you constantly worry that you’re going to snap or crack it!) Good luck!

  • JakeHoward

    In regards to “Diane says:
    December 7th, 2007 at 4:15 pm

    Now that you all have your A988 phones set up the new version, the A990 has been released!!!”

    Unfortunately this is how the chinese do business. Instead of fixing things, they dump you and move on to a different phone which has a whole set of new problems. This wil be repeated until we get smarter and buy from sellers with ethics and quality products.

  • Brendan

    Hi i think i found the Music problem out…

    usually pocket pc’s use FAT16 or FAT32 Formatting, if its up to 1GB then its FAT16, over 1GB is FAT32, as formatting the card to FAT32(windows standard) via windows recognises my 2GB Card, but will not recognise the my music folder (tried naming Mp3 and Music too) I think its because the phone generally to recognise folders (through music player) needs to be FAT16, so although this phone supports 2GB and recognises it, it needs to be in FAT32 (to recognise over 1GB) which looks like the phone is FAT16 to recognise in media player, so i would just stick with 1GB because really thats the limit if you want to use the media player.

    I found this out by naming My Music File on the 256MB Card that came with it, and all music was seen in music player, do the same on 2GB and it doesn’t. also what brought me to this problem was if you format the 2GB Memory Card via the phone, it only recognises 1GB, so the phone definately formats to FAT16 (which has 1GB Limit), but if you format the 2GB memory card by Windows, you get the full 2GB on the phone, because windows formats it to FAT32 as standard, although it still works with FAT32, the My Music Folder is not recognised. I dHaven’t tried photos and stuff yet. but thats the reason we are not able to connect the music folder with music player. Thanks
    Brendan

  • Diane

    I have the P168+ for $190 shipped from the USA by priority mail if anyone is interested. my email is zydaglo@knology.net

  • JakeHoward

    Brendan,

    You can format up to 2GB with FAT format. That will work on your phone.

  • HeyHeyHey x

    HOW DO YOU TURN THE CECT P168 ON SILENT MODE?

    ANSWERS PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • B.E.K.

    Suzy,

    I think i USED O2 ice settings or X1… Not 100%.

    To Diane,

    Unfortunately $190 still little high for these handsets. they go for $130 + $40 for Courier on ebay. So I don’t see people buying them for over $200…

  • JakeHoward

    B.E.K. ,
    When you buy from china you take many risks… what if you dont get a true 850/1900 band phone? What if you need help? You think your china seller is going to help? Also order from china via EMS, which most use, takes at least 1 week for delivery more probable 2 weeks… and sometimes 3 weeks.. no matter what they say on their listings. Anyways, you always get what you pay for.

  • Kygeoman

    It’s not the buying from China that’s the risk, it’s the provider you get it from. I don’t think there is a cell phone out there that doesn’t come from China. :)

  • Chris

    Pls,do anyone knows how to setup cect P168 for T-Mobile internet/MMS for Germany? help please.

  • JakeHoward

    Does the new P168+ still display the apple logo during the loading process?

  • Diane

    Jake – no apple logo anywhere – it is not even a selection.

  • JakeHoward

    Good! Does anybody have the A990 working with AT&T Internet and MMS??

  • B.E.K.

    JakeHoward;

    I am from UK. To me it wouldn’t make much difference. I want a Cect P168+ but posted fast, do you have any idea how much it costs from US to UK via fast shipping?(3-4 days max) I am happy to pay $220 in total via fast shipping. Anyone? So getting it from china it took me 3 days via fedex… What warranty r u talking about? We buying a CECT, you can not even get response from their official we site… So I don’t see any warranty can be ofered from CECT unless the seller prepared to lose some money by taking the faulty item back.

  • Diane

    I take them back if I sell them and also will sell to the UK for $220 for fast shipment. zydaglo@knology.net

  • Ed

    Hey Diane, I’m thinking of getting a P168+ in the future and like your game. What warranty period do you offer? I know people are pretty much on their own here with this manufacture.

  • Diane

    I offer 90 day replacement. My supplier in China is good on warranties and they are a real company and not just a person selling formt he markets so it is reliable.

  • B.E.K.

    Diane, fast shipping, which service? What is the average waiting time for that service? Let me know and $220 will be paid via paypal…

  • Diane

    I ship by Priority mail but $200 is enough. I only have a couple left. zydaglo@knology.net is my email.

  • B.E.K.

    sorry that price includes that headset adaptor or not?

  • Diane

    yes it does include the adapter

  • B.E.K.

    check your email.

  • rob

    I have added the 2GB card. Why is it that when I surf the net, most sites say Memory Full or this browser does not support frames?

    How do I change the browser then?

    I still can’t figure out how to sync music and video. Any help from you experts?

  • B.E.K.

    rob,

    which version do you have? P168 or P168+ ?

  • D15MAL

    I love this thread. I have an iPhone and I read some (few, isolated individuals) saying that this phone, the P168, is better. I can see why by reading all of the emails. My iPhone disturbs me when someone calls – clearly the P168 doesn’t. When I am out, I am expected to call other people such as my office – if I had a P168 I could tell them that I wasn’t able to. No texts, dodgy internet access, no SIM recognition. This phone sounds like a real bargain.
    Hmmm

  • JakeHoward

    This guy is obviously jealous of all the fun we have solving our little issues! Instead he spends his time eating rotten apples.

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  • Diane

    backwards! cool!

  • Joe

    anyone know how to make texting font bigger on cect p168?

  • rob

    My p168 doesn’t have the software to transfer music but my buddy’s does. What program am I missing and how do I get it on my phone. I notice his phone said DAF or something like that. Please advise.

  • sandra

    I have read over the posts and I believe that Bryan and Griffin have the p168 phone and I have the A988. I still cannot get my MMS to work on my phone. I have Suncom and they are not helpful at all. If anyone has figured out how to get the MMS working with Suncom and A988 please let me know.

  • sandra

    Sorry I meant Brandon.

  • Rob

    B.E.K. ,

    I have the p168 if that makes a difference. My pc won’t recognize the device. Wondering what to do. I am thinking of buying an SD Card reader, loading the audio/video directly on the card and popping it into the phone since I can’t dowload. How do I get my pc to recognize my phone that should have already come with that software included??

  • Diane

    BEK – type *33646633# on the keypad. Find the MISC setting. under that there is a setting for hihg speed sim. make sure that is turned off. The phone will reboot after you change it if you have to turn it off. When it turns back on, it should work.

  • Brendan

    found somethin out,
    *#1234# on cect p168 activates a2dp mode… just tried it…. it works…

  • CraigVM62

    Diane,
    Since you figured out the post, it’s yours … I have sent an email to get the address. Next one will be for a free A998 :grin:

  • Jamal Hendrick

    YEAH I HAVE A A988 (AT&T) AND IT WORKS FINE EXCEPT THE INTERNET KEEPS SAYIN CONNECTION FAILED, WHEN I TRY TO PUT IN THE INFORMATION FROM MY P168 , IT WOULN’T ALLOW ME TO TYPE ALL THE INFOMATION, ONLY A CERTAIN AMMOUNT OF CHARACTERS . BUT WHEN I PUT IN MY AT&T SIM CARD TEXT MESSAGING WORKS FINE…BUT I NEED THE WAP SETTINGS PLEASE ANYONE.

  • JakeHoward

    Jamal Hendrick, You need get your phone loaded with a firmware update to fix your problem. Ask your seller about it. The update is going to be available on ebay for a fee…so it might be cheaper to buy a new phone, like a P168+ from Diane

  • Layi

    Hello Diane,

    From your experience, would you advice somebody to get P168 instead of A988?

    Your advice will be appreciated. Thanx

  • Layi

    I Meant to say P168+

    Thanx

  • Diane

    If you require the 850 band, get the A990 (upgraded A988). The quad band is not working very often in the 850 band and I hear the true 850 phones are a couple of weeks out still. China faked everyone out by adding the 850 band choice to the phones but not adding the chip. Only about 200 real 850 band phones came out and they are hard to get. I have been promised 20 in 2 weeks but am not holding my breath. If you have 1900 band like I do, I like the P168+ much better than the A988. It is more English than the A988. I have customers who SWEAR by their A988s so it is just an opinion.

  • B.E.K.

    Diane;

    Have you still got that P168+ in stock? You haven’t reply to my mail. I NEED ONE QUICK, I am from UK.

    thanks

  • Ed

    Diane, So you are saying the current P168+ is not a true quad band? This is the reason I hesitate to purchase these phones.

  • Diane

    I hate to say it but you need to get one that actually says 850 on the inside sticker. Most of them do not have the 850 working even though they were supposed to. I will have 20 in 2 weeks supposedly. we will see…..

  • Ed

    Thanks for your honesty, I’ll wait for your confirmation!

  • rob

    Major discovery for adding audio/video. My particular cect p168 didn’t have the software in it to be recognized by my pc so I couldn’t transfer anything.

    I went out and bought a 2 GB TF card with SD adapter available on Ebay for around $15. You need to do it anyway to increase the memory. For about $5 I purchased an SD card reader and plugged everything in transferring my ripped files from windows media player in mp3 format to my 2GB TF card. When I popped the TF card back in the phone I had my entire Jay-Z album.

    My conclusion is many of these phones don’t have the file transfer software.

  • CraigVM62

    Rob,
    I think the only reason you would need any kind of software to see the TF card within your phone is if your running older Windows OS. Windows XP will recognize it automatically. Older versions will require driver software to see the card to be able to transfer files to and from it via your PC.

  • Chris

    Brendan-whats the meaning of a2dp(mode)?

  • JakeHoward

    :?: Calling all experts :?:

    Lots of people who buy these chinese quad-band phones get “no service” when they plug in their SIM cards.

    What’s the main reason for this problem?

    Some people say in this blog that getting a new SIM issued solved their problem… well what was wrong with the old SIM that required a new SIM??

  • Diane

    Because most of the quads are not really quads – look near the battery on the P168+ and if it does not say 850/1800/1900 then it is not an 850 phone. Nobody knew this a week ago but we have known for a little while now.

  • rob

    Craigvm62,

    It isn’t the operating system because although I do have windows 2000 on one computer and xp on another, it wouldn’t recognize my phone. My buddy’s phone was recognized immediately on both. That is why I had to use the SD card reader solution. Worked like a charm.

  • Diane

    I still think it is the high speed sim setting in the engineering menu. I had one not work and changed it and it was recognized right away. Buying a new high speed sim also works but having the high speed settnin on with a low speed sim makes it not be recognized.

  • farrah

    hi everyone, i have A988 when i put mp3 files on it some show up some dont, anyone know why or how to fix this? is the size of the file or how long the name of the file is? or wat?

  • Tom

    Hi all,

    Has anyone been able to verify whether Winlans on ebay do in fact sell the P168+ quad band (or is it false advertising)? I am located in Australia and Winlans seems to be the only seller retailing the P168+.

    Cheers,

    Tom

  • langong

    Hi

    I just got myself a A988+ and it is a beautiful phone, I can get MSM sent and receive but don’t know how to setup wap or internet, my carrier is Rogers Canada. TIA

    BTW for mp3 filenames I just rename with no space nor special characters and the phone have no problem seeing them.

  • Diane

    I was told that Winlans did not have the real Quad by another China seller who knows them because they are not available right now because of stock. I asked them directly a couple of times and they started sending me a VIRUS by instant message after I kept asking for details of the phone that they have. They tried it twice!!! I am really upset with them.

  • Tom

    Diane:
    Thats all the convincing I need to not buy from them….. Do you offer any quad band 168′s on ebay?

  • Diane

    What is really being manufactured look like Quad band but teally only have 3 of them active. Some have the 900/1800/1900 and others have 850/1800/1900, which is what the US and Canada need. Very few of them were made but the factory did not explain this at first until the complaints rolled in from people who needed the 850 band. There is a sticker that says 850 near the battery in the real ones but nobody knew this then. I will have 20 of them shipping to me next week that I will be selling both directly through paypal invoicing and also from zydaglo.com and iOffer. I only sell the adapters on Ebay because of the large amounts of phones for sale there that say quad band. People cannot tell tham apart and due to Eaby fees, I am afraid that not all of them would sell and I would pay insertion fees for nothing. I am the only one with the adapters so don’t have to worry about them on Ebay – they just sell with no bidding.

  • pan

    PLEASE can someone HELP or ADVISE me…!!

    I was just wondering if ANYONE could help me with a query, when I receive a txt message only the number is coming up from the sender and not there name? I have saved the senders name on the phone and the sim, so I am unsure why their name is not coming up in the INBOX or when they send me a message. However when I receive a call or make a call there is no problems. Can you help? Please message me back, I would be very grateful.

  • Jamal Hendrick

    actually i have the same problem , i got my quad band p168 yesterday and its saying emergency when i put in my cingular sim, and here in the virgin islands we at&t uses 850,,,,when i use the engineer code *#3646633# ansd i select 850 band alone ut says no service…….and my phone does have the sticker at the back sayin triband but it has the flow touch fuction and the bands and eveything but won’y work

  • Diane

    You got an triband 900/1800/1900. the seller may or may not know that it is not the 850 band. some sellers are just plain lying and hoping that the 1900 band is available. where did you buy it?

  • sandra

    Pan,
    put +1 in front of all of your telephone numbers.

    Diane, do you have better earphones for the A988?

    And still can anyone with Suncom and an A988 tell me how to set up MMS?

  • pan

    Sandra thanks for the tip but it DOES NOT WORK :( its rele rele frustrating, i need to get this fixed i dnt no whos txting me anymore!

  • sandra

    Sorry, Pan that worked for me. Are you in the USA

  • pan

    no im in the UK.. can u show me an example oh how the number would look, maybe I have done it wrong somehow, haha I doubt it but you never know. I have to fix this, otherwise I’m going to have guess every time when someone txts me!

  • Tom

    Diane:
    I was always under the impression that ebay offered better buyer protection. What is ioffer like? And how safe is paypal invoicing for both parties?

  • sandra

    Pan, for me its +1(country code) area code (828) and the phone number. So its +18285551212 What is your country code?

  • sandra

    Where are you in the UK?

  • Shawn

    Hey guys I really need some help just got my A998 and its in Chinese. I read earlier how to change it but it wont let me use the keys. Whenever I use a key a blue window with a white background displaying chinese character’s comes up. I tried to select the menu button (house?) but the touch screen seems to be locked or something. Can someone please help!!! my email is michonk8@gmail.com

  • pan

    SANDRA you are a STAR ! ! ! THANK YOU sooo much, I have cracked it.. I am sure I will be back on here to figure something else out another time.

    :)

  • Carlene

    Shawn:
    Try holding down the green phone button. That should unlock your screen.

  • Shwaa

    Hi all,

    Just got my p168 the other day and most everything is working well. Got it to work with Cingular, got the bluetooth ftp working, got mp4s playing with the help of
    Any Video Converter (176×144 res).

    I can’t figure out how the hell to change the wallpaper! I’ve put many images on the phone and made sure that I had ones with the previously mentioned size, but how do you make the switch?

  • Shawn

    Carlene,
    thanks that worked to unlock the screen…so Im in the main menu and I’m trying to change the language to english. The directions I have say to choose the option that looks like gears but I dont have a gear icon…

  • Shawn

    I have a ABC icon, is that the language menu?

  • Shwaa

    Shawn:

    That ABC is the menu to change input type. I think it switches btwn QWERTY keys and Multitap.

    All you should have to do is open the phone menu by touching the icon in the center-bottom of the screen. Then enter *#0044# + Send. Since yours is in chinese you may have to look at another phone’s keypad to get an idea of which button is which.. but it’s laid out just like any other phone.

  • sandra

    shawn the screwdriver and wrench is the setting icon.

  • sandra

    shawn
    press screwdriver and wrench
    then 01
    then 06
    the second one is english.

  • Shawn

    Thanks!! it works its in Eglish

  • Shwaa

    Shawn:

    Just Curious… Which method worked: Mine or Sandra’s?

  • Shawn

    I used Sandra’s it was allot easier…i didnt even know how to enter buttons so typing numbers was out of the question lol…What was your initial reaction to the phone? Do you like the A998?

  • JakeHoward

    Well, Im glad you that the english setting working!

    GeneralQ.. On conventional mobile phones in the USA, when there is no digitial GSM service, they switch to old analog roaming. Do the P168 and A988 do the same?

  • Shawn

    Well I have the A998 and I’m a bit disappointed :cry: On the normal setting the camera resolutions is really bad, everything is green and distorted. The calendar functions are really lacking, I was even expecting more from the phone book. The music and video player are cool but this phone was advertised as a PDA. From my first hour in dealing with I don’t really like it.(I have 7 days 2 try it out and a 1yr warranty so I’ll see how it goes) Is everyone else happy with their A998?

  • B.E.K.

    Anyone ever heard of Desay M888 ? It looks like CECT P168 but it seems to be better. Got a true 2 Megapixels camera. IDEAL FOR EUROPE ,ASIA and AUSTRALIA as it is only Dual band. I will get one for £120… Any opinions?

  • sandra

    I was expecting more from the phone book myself. I have suncom and can’t use the MMS or the internet. The MP3 player is cool. Need better headphones. Sending texts seem to be slower than with my motorola. Other than that I seem to get better reception than with my old phone. Sometimes the screen freezes. Wow, good thing I’m not the salesman!

  • JakeHoward

    My comments on A988:

    I love it! Definitely gets better reception than my old phone. Having 850 just feels so good. My texting and MMS is better than the old phone.
    I’m ok with phonebook – but I’m not a sophisticated user of phonebooks.

    The TV Output feature is useless.

    The MP3 and MP4 players are great.

    Earphone is junky and BT lacks A2DP.

  • langong

    Hi all
    for 988 what is IP Call in settings? and what’s number to set? TIA

  • James34

    I just bought the tri-band version of the CECT P168, and all i got was little to no signal at all. I really liked the phone and all it’s features etc. I have AT&T and i stay in a small town about an hour and a half away from a tower, Anybody know if I purchasing the quadband will I be able to get a good signal then?

  • James34

    I’m in the USA btw.

  • JakeHoward

    James,

    Yes, you are probably in a 850band area. Read Diane’s note above about the problems with P168+ Quad-Band. It might be wise to wait until next year when the real P168 QB becomes available.

  • Diane

    I have been told that I will have 20 of them shipped to me next week from China but I am not holding my breath. If they do ship, I will let everyone know. I wll also have it tested in the 850 band only to be sure.

  • Scott

    I would be careful purchasing any p168+ quadband. I purchased one a few weeks ago from Diana above, and she advertised that hers were verified quad-band. I would assume that means they would have the 850 band and be tested for such ability hence “verified”. I paid her above value for the phone, $220 shipped since she said she had to pay extra to get these here before christmas. I got my phone and it lists the 850 band in the engineering screen, but does not receive the 850 band. Later she posts that in order for the phone to have the 850 band there must be a sticker under the battery reading 850. My sticker says tri band. So much for verified, it must have never been tested. Thought I was getting a good deal since seller was from the States and seemed to now she definitley had the quad-band. WRONG!!

  • Diane

    Like I said above – none of us knew that it did not work until later. if yours does not work for you, I will refund your money. You have to talk to me for me to know there is a problem. I am the one who found the problem and brought it to the attention of the suppliers in China, who then went to the factory and were told what was up.

  • Scott

    Diane -
    Well if you didn’t know it worked why would you list it as “VERIFIED” in all your posts. Something can’tt be verified unless it has been tested and proven to perform as claimed.

  • Diane

    Unfortunately some of the P168+ do have the 850 band. They all looked like they did but only some actually worked. NOBODY knew and as soon as I found out – I spread the word. other sellers are still advertiising the ones that you got a quad band and leaving the buyers out of luck. Now I know how to tell them apart – it is only a sticker. You cannot tell by the engineering code alone as we all thought. The P168+ with the 850/1900 bands do exist and some people did get them. I do not make a call with every phone because I sell too many of them.

  • B.E.K.

    So long for the “trust”…

  • James34

    Thanks for the information Diane and Scott. I think I might take my chances again trying to get a quadband,I really liked that phone and the price is unbeatable. I seen a seller from Hong Kong selling them and making a note that it is the quadband not triband. Diane, will you be offering to sell 1 of yours if it is indeed tested as quadband?

  • Diane

    I will sell all of mine if they are 850/1900 band. Do not trust the Hong Kong seller – he has the same ones that don’t work here. the sold out the first day and no more have been made yet. Just try to get money back from him…..

  • Shwaa

    Diane,

    You seem to know so much about these phones, and being that you are a supplier do you also have contingency for repairs?

    I’m asking because I want to know how to flash these phones — and it seems it’s gonna take someone with connections in China to find out. Are you up for the task?

  • Ed

    Not trying to start anything, but how does the fact that a newer phone says 850mhz on it’s sticker prove that it’s actually a quad band? Without testing each one can’t truly be sure given the track record with these imports.

  • JakeHoward

    :razz: Actually, none of the current P168+ are QB. They are Tri-band. It’s just that some have the 850 instead of the standard 900.

    What I heard is that true QB won’t be avail until Jan.

  • rob

    Anyone tried using the cect p168 with a bluetooth? I bought a cheap bluetooth called the Blueaction BT-BAE100 from China. Sounds like total crap on the other side of the call. I am wondering what is causing me to transmit all this buzzing?

    Do you think it’s because I bought a cheap bluetooth device or are there settings?

  • Joe

    Please!!!!!! Does anyone know how to make the texting font bigger :?: :?: :!: :!: on cect p168

  • Brendan

    what processor is in CECT P168 and the real specs like RAM and Processor power, can anything possibly be flashed onto this, is there any possible way to flash one? like using active sync with windows mobile pda’s, or installed bootloader menu?

  • Shwaa

    Brendan,

    It can be flashed with something called MTKFlashTools and a special cable… But getting or modding the flash files has yet to be accomplished to my knowledge. The manufacturer has no plans to cooperate.

  • Rob

    How do we add a new browser? When surfing, some sites say my browser does not support frames or memory full. I have a 2GB card currently.

    Why is the sound quality for the listener horrible on handheld mode and great on speakerphone? Shouldn’t it be the other way around as far as picking up background noise. What adjustments can be made??

    Is there anything I can do to reduce the buzzing in my Bluetooth?

  • langong

    I just got myself a A988+ and it is a beautiful phone, I can get MSM sent and receive but don’t know how to setup wap or internet, my carrier is Rogers Canada. TIA

    any Canadian A988 owner here?

  • Brendan

    shwaa-

    How would i extract the firmware/software to look into it, i know people who can emulate software, so it can be tried and tested away from the actual phone but need the precious firmware, or copy of it.

    Imagine even just windows mobile CE or 2003 on it, with he iPhone look it would be much better quality all round, as there is no difference.

  • Brendan

    and this special cable??? whats this…??

  • Brendan

    is there any other firmware we could load onto the p168 like, the n99 clone firmware or another similar cloned firmware from cect?

    The main thing that ruins this phone is just the fonts, ffs! they could of easily of applied a decent font, so at least it looks good on screen.
    Thanks

  • Griffin

    Well, I used the settings provided by Brandon above to setup my P168 with SunCom to have iNeT internet access. It seemed to change something, but I still cannot get totally online. When I try to connect, I get a message saying “Unautorized Script”. I click “OK” and it starts to download the homepage, then I got another message with a red X stating “Memory Full”. At that point it downloads the page no further or freeze up completely and I have to pull the battery to reset it. All I have are 89 numbers stored on the phone/SIM. No music or pics/vids as of yet. What is it referring to as memory being full? Do I need to upgrade to the 2G TF card? Thanks!

  • JakeHoward

    Brendan says:
    and this special cable??? whats this…?? It’s a USB-to-Serial Bridge using COM1

    Griffin, your Memory Full condition is due to the phone’s built in RAM; upgrading the TF card will not help. With the P168 WAP you are basically limited to surfing very simple Web pages, like m.ebay.com.

  • B.E.K.

    Guys, just to lt you know, I tried the Desey M888 today. look wise its much more iphone (ish) than the P168 but in terms of functions its RUBBISH. Its $65 – $80 more expensive and seriously not worth it. Cect is much better in terms of value.

    I’ll wait for the Flow touch CECT P168+ …

    Diane, Why didn’t you reply to my emails? I don’t care about the 850 band as we don’t have it in UK.

  • JakeHoward

    So what kind of ebay feedback did you give?

  • Griffin

    Thanks JakeHoward. I’m assuming the RAM limit is just something I’m going to have to deal with and there is no way to upgrade that within the phone itself? Anyone know where to get an extra charger for the P168?

  • B.E.K.

    Well, funny enough, I didn’t buy it from ebay. The seller was selling some sort of P168 and I asked him about the phones being flow touch or not and he said they were not. Then he suggested this desey m888 for $320 USD inc postage. got one, touch system is rubbish, you press 1 it reads 9! But the seller was very Honest and helpful. told me to send it back and will give me the refund. I would definately buy the P168+ from him but not the desey M888…

  • Diane

    BEK – I thought that I repled to everyone. you wouldn’t believe how many emails I get. I have a phone for you. Try one more time please. zydaglo@knology.net.

    Some email is ending up in the junk folder – I will watch better.

  • Griffin

    Also, is setting up Yahoo email account pretty straight forward (POP3/SMTP) on the P168? Thanks again!

  • JakeHoward

    BEK, “the you press 1 it reads 9″ problem Is very easy to fix. All you needed to do was calibrate the screen; it takes 5 seconds. The manual gives instructions on how to do this.

    I guess the gal assembling the phone forgot to do this for you.

  • Diane

    pen calibration is the top choice under settings…

  • jasmine

    ok, so just got this yesterday and the text messaging was working, but not the web browser. I have Suncom in NC and I called the tech guy walked me through many things that did not work and then said it would not work on my phone. Thanks to the positing on here, I followed the clear directions for suncom and it works! Thanks!
    Now my question, so now that internet is working text messaging is not! Help. How can I get both to work on suncom at the same time. Thanks.

  • B.E.K.

    jakeHoward, I did that too. The phone got jammed…. It was definately fulty or not able to process it quick enough and it was adding process is up and they getting jammed…

    Diane I guess the ones you got are flow touch and Would be here before xmas?

  • Diane

    I have the touch flow but not the 850 band. I can send out in time for Christmas with no effort.

  • B.E.K.

    And the price inc. Fast delivery was?

  • Diane

    Priority mail from Tennessee for $190

  • B.E.K.

    you do realise that I am in UK and US priority Air mail takes up to 10 day, right?

  • Diane

    no – I should have asked. $215 by International Express Mail to the UK. 5 Days

  • B.E.K.

    check your email, i just sent you an email.Let me know when you can ship one out for me and your paypal details.

  • jasmine

    I just found the sc number that, was it Jake?, posted that did npt work for him. It did work on my phone, nc. I don’t know where you all know this stuff from, but I am so impressed! Thank you all for taking the time to post your knowledge. As I get comfterble with the phone I’d love to know if I can transfer a word file to it? If it’s possible and not too complicated, I’s appreacite any advice. :razz:

  • Joe

    how do you put the cect on silent

  • Diane

    BEK

    I do not know why but there is still no email from you. My email is zydaglo@knology.net. Maybe post your email here.

  • B.E.K.
  • James34

    Diane do you know if you will get the 850 band phones in and be able to send b4 christmas US-arkansas here.

  • Sammy

    Hi we are based in US and i got a partner in China who inspects our goods and make sure we get top quality cell phones. We have dealt with touch screen mp4 players now we expanding to phones. If you looking to know more about the phone and how it works contact me at cectphones@gmail.com i would help you with whatever questions you have and we do offer best quality 1 Year Warranty , English Manual and faster shipping. Be careful where you buy the phones most buyers would bad quality , not offer warranty , English Manual and would not give you the support you would need when you have the phone. We working on our website which would be done soon and we would have a forum to support everyone that have the phone so buyers can help each other out on the questions they may have.

    Thanks

    Sammy

  • Sammy

    Also i forgot to mention that the Quad-Band is the new improved iphone copy of CECT P168. It comes with the new hardware and software and i after i compared the two i think it has a better quality video, music, movies and the network is even better!!!

    Thanks

  • JakeHoward

    Sammy,
    You would do most good by answering technical questions in this forum, not only your website. Most USA sellers have partners(or relatives) in china. Do you ship items to customers from china or USA?

  • champo14

    Hey everyone,

    I have ordered my P168 and it is on the way, I have seen that people have added the method to set up the P168 for MMS etc. on american services, I was wondering if there is a way to convert your information (like use it as a template) and get the info off my old phone (Motorola V3) or if anyone had any experience with Telstra to set up MMS?

    Thanks =)

  • Griffin

    I’m trying to setup my email profiles (Yahoo/GoDaddy Webmail) with no luck on my P168. I have SunCom iNeT as my GPRS. I know the data settings are correct because I can surf the web. I’ve got all the POP3, SMTP, emails, ports, usernames, passwords correctly entered and setup seems to be straight forward. I also have the SunCom Message Center number set as +15405559150 (provided above).

    The Yahoo profile is stating “Server Connection Failed” when I send/receive, which sounds like something on their end. The GoDaddy webmail account is simply attempting to send/receive with no end and states “Message Failed” when I attempt to send a test email. Any ideas/suggestions? Thanks!

  • Griffin

    Weird. I have not changed the setting, only sent a couple of test emails and continue to attempt to send/receive with different outcomes on the GoDaddy webmail profile. It now states “SMTP Command Error” when I send/receve.

    During one of the attempts it said I received 1/1 messages and shows a message icon on the top of the screen, but when I check the inbox it says it’s “Empty”. I can’t seem to find the message anywhere. Lol. Thanks again for any help!

  • paul

    How do you change ringtones??? I want to use Mp3 ringtones??

  • Brendan

    paul-

    to use ringtones go into user profiles, then configure, then ringtone, then go to blank (or any) tone press options then click replace, then route it to your mp3 tone.

  • James34

    Does anybody here own a legit quadband? If so does it really support the 850 band?

  • Ed

    Sammy looks to just be a salesman. Convince me you have a real quadband and I’ll buy it.

  • JakeHoward

    James….the only legit quad that I know of are the A988 and A990. Even Winlans A599 turned out to be a Tri-Band…what a conman.

    I don’t think we’ll hear from Sammy again!

  • James34

    Well Sammy did respond to my email said he’ll let me know when he gets a quadband in, so we’ll see. But i’m thinking like you guys, this seems to be a big scam, i’ve emailed 4 sellers 1 Hong Kong 3 US salesman, and asked them could they guarntee me this is the quadband, and if not get a full refund, none have responded yet, and i sent those out 4 days ago.

  • James34

    JakeHoward, how would you rate the A988 and A990 are they worth it.

  • chris

    i have a cect p168 and i was wondering if you could help me set it up for the internet on t mobile?

  • CraigVM62

    James34

    If your looking for PDA fetures, they seem to be the A988 weakest points. Phone book stores a single phone number with no ability to add additional contact info. I, nor anyone else I have seen has found the handwriting recognition usable. With no ability to save info and or sync with your computer, it is nothing like, lets say a Palm type PDA.

    I have read where some like it’s multi media and features as that of a phone. I find it falls short there also.
    I have not tried to even set it up for internet connection, so can not comment on it’s + and – there.

  • DonKing

    Hello everyone.

    Has anyone been able to set the phone up to show the persons name that is calling and not just their number?

    If anyone has done this and can give me step by step instructions, please help me.

    Thanks a lot.

  • ubaid

    how come the internet doesn’t work????

  • ubaid

    can i go to intenet on p168

  • ubaid

    :arrow: :twisted: :neutral: can i go to intenet on p168. ineed to know qiklyyy plz help me.

  • jason

    hey, I need to know if Ne 1 has firgured out how to use the program_ MY FAV with T-mobile service on the cect p168 + flow? Is it possible. Has ne one achieved this feat yet? :?: :?: :?:

  • Brendan

    to turn the phone on silent, go into phone, then hold star.

  • jason

    hey, I need to know if Ne 1 has firgured out how to use the program_ MY FAV with T-mobile service on the cect p168 + flow? Is it possible. Has ne one achieved this feat yet?

  • Jake

    Hey how I send MMS ? in my iPhone? Damn i pay lot of dollar evry month in 18 months and cant even use the shit :cry: and how i use the 3G net that I have next to me?
    It allways work in my chep old Nokia?

  • JakeHoward

    :?: How do you turn on the speaker phone on the A988 :?:

  • JakeHoward

    Jake… MMS settings depends on which wireless service you are using; so tells us yours.

  • jason

    hey, I need to know if Ne 1 has firgured out how to use the program_ MY FAV with T-mobile service on the cect p168 + flow? Is it possible. Has ne one achieved this feat yet? :!: :?: :?:

    I call tmobile and they said that you sometimes can set up your favs online. but it’s an issue that you can sometimes still get billed. Is this true or not?

  • jason

    Has NE 1 heard of N.e thing about The my fav 5 w/T-mobile. I called and asked, they said that My fav is a programmed file. Phones without are not compatible. My question is, do you know of a way to download this program? thankx :?:

  • CraigVM62

    JakeHoward,

    Regarding turning on the A988′s speaker phone:
    Once the call is placed and the ringing tone is heard mine shows “Calling” followed by the number I dialed on the bottom of the screen. Once the party I am calling picks up, the display changes showing “Opt, Hand On and Hold” on the bottom of the screen.
    By tapping “Hand On” it will toggle between speaker phone on and off.

  • Diane

    I have an A988 available for sale for $175 from Tennessee new in the box.

    I also have the P168 earphone adapters back in stock. My email is zydaglo@knology.net if anyone is interested and they are also on Ebay now.

  • James34

    what’s you ebay id, diane?

  • Diane

    Just search on P168 adapter. The ID is new because I don’t like Ebay but it is sellin.stuff.today and is a friend’s.

  • sandra

    I am still trting to find the MMS setting for sumcom and the A988. Also, just noticed a symbol at the top of my screen that has not been there before. Anyone know what it means. Looks like two Ms back to back only sideways. or Ws take your pick.

  • sandra

    trting in english is trying…

  • GQ Customs

    Ok, I have the A988 and I was wondering if anyone could please send me ( via e-mail ) all the files they have on their miniSD that came with the phone because I got the phone second hand and the original owner deemed them “useless” and deleted them. I have all the folders ( I think ) but the contents of the folders were deleted. Also Jake…would you be willing to email me the contents of the cd that you got with your phone? Thanks in advance…Kyle

    GQCustoms@gmail.com

  • JakeHoward

    Sandra…. that symbol means you have the phone on vibrate.

    GQ…. most of the folders on the CD are empty; I guess it just dups the folder structure on the T-Flash.

    The Pics folder has more wallpapers, and MP3 and MP4 have more samples. The Webcam folder has the Windows Install program for the PC Web cam.

  • James34

    Diane, i was talking about for the A988, I was interested in looking at it and are you sure it works with the 850 band.

  • paul

    Hey how do you change the wallaper on the cect p168

  • langong

    JH : did you set active MMS setting to “Setting’s name = (set to whatever you like)”
    also how did you do this:Primary proxy = 066.209.011.032
    I can’t fill in the last digit.

  • James

    I have just bought a CECT 599. How/ where can you get them unlocked? Need help please

  • JakeHoward

    langong, Yes I did.

    Some A988 with older firmware have that last digit problem, but mine does not.

  • partyboy0998

    Why not buy this it has alot more features, i woulnt call it an “IPHONE Fake” it runs off a windows platform. besides any apple alternitive is welcomed by me. (pc tech)

  • Brendan

    what runs off the windows platform? i dont see no windows here or at apple??? i wish they could run windows platform, so we could run the windows mobile “iPhone lookalike” software, which results in a exact match to i tunes phone graphics.

  • Shawn

    I have been trying out my A998 for a couple of days now and I like it. BUT My camera is pretty bad is there something wrong with my phone or does anyone else have this problem?

  • James34

    Anyone know if the A988 has been proven to work with the 850 band?

  • GQ Customs

    Ok…so can anyone send me the files? I would really appreciate it. Its ok if they’re blank, I would still like to have the ones that aren’t as well. Thanks…Kyle

    GQCustoms@gmail.com

  • JakeHoward

    Shawn, my camera works pretty nicely if the subject is well lighted.

    James34.., Yes it been confirmed to support 850.

  • Diane

    I have the files for the A988 but even zipped they are too big to email. Do you know which ones you need in particular? send me an email to sales@zydaglo.com and we can try to work it out.

  • sandra

    I too am having a problem with the last digit. What is this firmware?

  • sandra

    My camera is actually pretty good.

  • JakeHoward

    Sandra, I really don’t know the specifics because my phone came with it. My understanding is that many of the phones being sold from china had an older version of firmware with the problem you mention. The newer firmware also fixed some other minor annoyances with texting, like having to hit characters twice, etc..

    I was read in a china forum last month the newer firmware was to be made available on eBay, but so far that never happened.

  • sandra

    Thanks JH.

    Diane, I bought my phone from you, do you know anything about the newer version of firmware?

  • chris

    paul

    if you want to change the wallpaper on the cect p168 then you have to go to which picture you want and go to options and foward and the select wallpaper

    Does any one know how to set up the internet on a cect p168+ for the internet with tmobile when its on a sidekick plan

  • chris

    i am having alot of trouble puting videos on my cect p168+ and i dont know why i have enough storage and the videos are avi format if yo can help plese let me know

  • linosalento

    I have acquired a t689, unfortunately I wish I were there too insert the Italian language in the software but doesn’t know I don’t know what to do about it, some knows the way?

  • Brendan

    chris-

    The avi format is not acceptable, you need to convert it to 3GP (with a 3gp Converter) this can take some time dependant on the software an length of video. Some people say they have got MP4 Format to work, but personaly i have tried and tried with no luck, so stick with 3GP, and usually you leave all settings as default when converting.

  • Brendan

    DIANE.

    Just bought some headset from you, any chance they will be here before Christmas?? (br170386)

  • Diane

    The adapter went out – how long mail takes is unknown.

  • jason

    hey, I need to know if Ne 1 has firgured out how to use the program_ MY FAV with T-mobile service on the cect p168 + flow? Is it possible. Has ne one achieved this feat yet?

    I call tmobile and they said that you sometimes can set up your favs online. but it’s an issue that you can sometimes still get billed. Is this true or not?
    :cry:

  • JakeHoward

    :shock: A988 – Is there a way to lock the screen without having to wait for the auto-lock function to kick-in :?:

  • Carlene

    Jake,
    Hold down the green button and it will automatically lock.

  • JakeHoward

    Ah….you are right! That works when you are in the phone mode.

  • sandra

    Diane,

    Do you know anything about the firmware?

    Do you have better earphones for the A988

  • CraigVM62

    Sandra:

    Are you looking for stereo headphones w/mic for the A988 so to listen to stereo music as well as for phone use?
    You can find a couple different ones on ebay. The important thing is to find ones that state they offer 2.5mm jack, stereo music as well as having an inline mic. Standard 2.5mm stereo headphones will not work as the phone is looking with a jack with 4 contact points, aka 4 poled. These will be found on headsets that also includes a mic for cell phone use.
    If you search “New Jabra OEM C220s OEM” on ebay you will find some auctions for them at around $8 to $9 which includes shipping.
    Also Search Nokia HS 47 which run around $6

    To step up in sound quality “and price”, Sennheiser makes several units, model numbers MM50, MM30 and MM10

    The needed 4 poled 2.5 connector is also known as a Nokia N1 type.

    Hope That Helps

  • Josh Kamau

    Hello I was BEgging for someone to help me with my cect p 168 .EVerytime i through in my sim card who i ma with fidos .It says no server but then i was told i had to unlock the phone ?!?!?!?!

    HOW do i unlock the cect p168 ?
    THat would be greatly appericated to the helping soul that could help this lost man .
    How do you unlock the cect p168
    no site tells you how :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:

  • CraigVM62

    Josh,
    I may be wrong on this, but I don’t think anyone sell a P168 that is locked, nor can they become locked. LOCKED in the definition that the phone will work with only one carrier such as Horizon or T-Mobile…. due to it’s firmware programing. What decides which service the phone works with is the SIM card that is placed within it. SIM cards are not universal, but issued out by the different carriers. Place a T-Mobile SIM in, and it will only look for the T-Mobile signal / network.
    If I am incorrect in this, hopefully someone will clarify.

  • Diane

    I have 5 A988 USB cables for sale if anyone needs an extra one. Send me an email to sales@zydaglo.com – Paypal is accepted!

  • Petar

    What OS(simybian,Windows,Mac…) have P168?

    Is same at realy Iphone?

    Whats differents…?

  • jason

    hey, I need to know if Ne 1 has firgured out how to use the program_ MY FAV with T-mobile service on the cect p168 + flow? Is it possible. Has ne one achieved this feat yet?

    I call tmobile and they said that you sometimes can set up your favs online. but it’s an issue that you can sometimes still get billed. Is this true or not?

    I’ve posted this 5 friggin times………………… I take it no one knows the answer. What the HECK>>> GOSH HELP PLEASE……………………………………………………………………………………….. :?: :?: :shock: :shock: :evil:

  • chris

    i needed some help my cect p168 has videos on it but they have really bad quality i was wondering if this could be changer or not and how

  • chris

    i have recently bought a cect p168 and i am on tmobile i am on the sidekick account because i never use the phone and i text all the time but i am having trouble setting up the internet and the email on the phone and i called tmobile and they are unfamiar with the device and they were no help needless to say reith now im paying 35 dollars for unlimited texting so if you can help please let me know i check this every day

  • GQ Customs

    hey Diane,

    I sent you an email about those files a few days ago but no reply…

    Kyle

  • petar

    Does anybody knew whats OS have P168?

    Whats different P168 and Apple Iphone?

  • JakeHoward

    Petar, The P168 uses the MTK OS. The P168 and Apple iPhone are completely different, so don’t even try to compare.
    Officially, AT&T doesn’t support the P168 so you wont get any help from them; this a big hassle. Hopefully, ATT will change this policy in the future.

    The Apple iPhone is supported and pre-configured.

  • Petar

    Whats is MTK OS?

    Can I download and save any applications on the P168?

    How much is memory?

    If I buy P168 am I just lost my money?

  • Tanjerrine

    Hey my boy friend just got this phone from a friend….. unfortuntely it didnt come with a charger…. Does anyone know where to get one or its comparison…..

  • Tanjerrine

    help please…. i need to find a chargwer for this phone…

  • sandra

    ask diane. she sells the phones.

  • Diane

    Sorry – i don’t have one right now to sell.

  • sandra

    Diane, did you get my question about the newer version of firmware?

  • ray

    i did alot of research before my p168+ purchase. thanks for the info guys, all the tips worked. perfectly functioning tri band cect p168+… hold on… p168+… after all that googling and ebaying etc etc i still got ripped my 850 band. diane whats this sticker telling the dif between the 2. i have made it a crusade to contact all the feedback from sellers advertising 4band p168s with this
    have bought 2 p168 so far and have been disappointed to find the false claims of quad band. please let me know how yours is. press *#3646633# on the dial pad, itll take u to engineer mode. select network then band then choose 850 only. let me know if it gets any service this will prove if all bands are functional, the option is there in all p168 but none ive come across or have asked about actually have the freq installed. this step is completely reversible just go back and choose whatever band u like but the only other option avail in usa is 1900, auto will just find 1900.

  • ray

    btw i came across a seller whos screen shots had an extra function as dzd it was where the organizer would be on my phone, any1 else have this???. and most listings say 2 games… was i ripped a game too?

  • B.E.K.

    ok, i got my P168+ today. I set the image to 176X220 (this is the highest I got) When I take a picture it stays small. I should be able to spread it to whole screen right?

  • Rob

    Diane,

    Your adapter only works one way. It is fine for listening to music but I can’t make a damn phone call.

  • LALA

    :mrgreen: wow i am so exicted i called t-mobile like five times and they could not help me with this phone i am so glad i decided to get online and look up directions thanks alot!!!!

  • LALA

    I am having one problem with the picture messages they are not downloading is there something i need to do because there is a little envelope at the top blinking with a red dot then it stopped and nothing downloaded can you please help me so i can get my picture messages, thank you.

  • B.E.K.

    I GOT RID OFF MINE. RETURNED IT. IT IS RUBBISH. CHECK TO SEE IF YOURS IS TRUE 1.3 MEGAPIXELS CAMERA. 2 MEGAPIXELS IS A LIE. YOU CHECK THE ENGINEERS MENU AND BAND 850 IS THERE TO SELECT, BUT PHONE COMS WITH AN STICKER SAYING TRI-BAND!!!THIS SOUNDS LIKE A DOWNGRADE TO ME NOT AN UPGRADE!!!

  • pup

    just got my p168+. when I put my sim card in , I get 4 or 5 bars of service but all it says is emergency? How do I fix this?

  • JakeHoward

    Pup, what’s the make and model of your other phone that works with that SIM card?

    Was the SIM card activated on that phone?

  • B.E.K.

    Well I had enough of iPhone clones. I will now go and get the real thing…At least I get to access any internet page I want without memory full sign… + true 2 megapixls camera…Enough is enough…

  • pup

    my other phone is a blackberry 8700

  • Kurtiss

    Cect P168 T-mobile email setup help. I have s Cect P168 everything work just fine. but I’m having problem with getting e-mail setup. My carrier is T-mobile. HELP PLEASE

  • Rick

    Here I am in Portugal, just had a new P168 arrive off Ebay.
    Does anyone know how to set up for the internet here in Portugal.
    Mobile with UZO, a TMN branch. I am getting no where with the connection- PLEASE HELP.

  • JakeHoward

    An eBay seller is advertising USA ROAD MAP for the A988. Anybody have any idea where to get a similiar map.

    Of course the seller is not interested in saying where he got his.

  • jigs

    does anyone know how to delete voice mails off this phone, i have tmobile service and i cant figure it out

  • rob

    Push 7.

  • rob

    Diane’s homemade adapter at sales@zydaglo.com doesn’t work for making or receiving phone calls. I wish I knew before I bought it. Still waiting for my refund.

  • JakeHoward

    Rob, does the earphone you are using with the adapter have a mic?

  • JakeHoward

    I just read the listing for the Diane’s adapter. It says “Just plug this in and use any standard earphones.” This implies it only works for listening to MP3/MP4 beause standard earphones don’t have a mic nor can they be used for the phone function.

    I think her ad should give more detail to clear up this confusion.

    Merry Christmas every body!

  • Diane

    I have a new batch of adapters that were made special for me by an OEM factory in China arriving that should have microphone capabilities. I will let you know – TNT has them on the way here now.

  • Diane

    THE NEW 3.5MM ADAPTERS HAVE ARRIVED. ROB – I NEED TO KNOW WHO YOU ARE TO SEND ONE TO YOU. THEY DO APPEAR TO HAVE MICROPHONE CAPABILITIES BUT THEY ARE 3.5MM, WHICH IS THE SIZE FOR MUSIC EARPHONES. USUALLY THE CELL EARPHONES ARE 2.5MM SO I THOUGHT IT WAS OBVIOUS THAT THEY WERE FOR MUSIC.

    I DO NOT HAVE EARPHONES TO TEST OUT A MIC SOLUTION SINCE MINE ARE 2.5MM SO I WOULD LIKE TO SEND ROB A SET TO TEST IF HE IS WILLING. MY EMAIL IS SALES@ZYDAGLO.COM

    QUANTITIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR RESELLERS

  • JakeHoward

    I have never seen 3.5mm earphones that included a mic

  • Diane

    That is why I thought it was obvious when it was 3.5mm that it was for music but I saw a headset at the store with an adapter from 2.5mm to 3.5mm that said it works with either music or a cell phone so I guess it is out there. Most people are very happy.

  • sotirisp14

    Hi..I bought a p168 from ebay and i wait it..i want to know how many gb memory card work on it..? And also i want to know if the product connected to the internet with wireless?

  • jigs

    Rob, yeah i know that about pushing 7 but how do i get the # pad to show when i’m listening to my voice mail. any help would be great

  • maz

    i got my new cect 168 and when i try to change my ring tone it says done then when my phone rings its still the same old one?anyone

  • dario

    my cect 168 turned off and it will not turn on anyone know how to fix that
    e mai lme at

  • DBD

    Jigs if you press the phone icon while on the phone the # pad appears.

  • Rob

    Jigs,

    Press the little green phone icon to open the number pad.

  • dario

    my cect p168 turned off and will not turn back on someone hale plzzzzzzzzzz

  • Carlene

    Hey A988 users I have a couple of questions, have any of you figured out how to:
    1)Turn the phone on Complete Silent (mine still does a hum when it rings)
    2)Stop the phone from ringing out loud when a second call comes through (in public people think you’re pretending to talk on the phone when it starts ringing all of a sudden-and you’re supposedly on it)

  • Jordan J.

    I hope this phone lets you buy ringtones cuz i hate not to have a “in” song on my phone.
    i am praying that it works and i get my moneys worth!

  • stylin

    Has anyone had any issues with the reception of the p168.
    When I make a call with my p168, the person on the recieving end hears a echo of my voice???
    Can anyone help with this please
    Thanx

  • jheyson

    hey does anybody know if I can watch videos from youtube on this phone

  • Pritch

    Hi.
    Bought CECT p168 and having trouble setting internet up and MMS. Any one have settings for VODAFONE please.

  • Rob

    The sound quality is not great. I can’t get any bluetooths to work well. I am hoping with the new adapter, the earpiece will be the solution. Otherwise, the hands-free setting works well for the person on the other end of the line.

  • pao

    how to get on line, it seems no java suppot how to do

  • matt

    hi, i just got my phone yesterday. its a nice phone and all, but i cant get any service with it. I use cingular. can anyone help me plz. :sad:

  • KODY

    HEY EVERYONE I FIGURED OUT HOW TO SET UP THE INTERNET FOR T-MOBILE BUT ONLY T-ZONES WORKS. EVERYTIME I TRY TO GO ON ANY WEBSITE IT SAYS THAT THE PHONE DOESN’T SUPPORT THE CONTENT OF THE PAGE. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP!!

  • JakeHoward

    matt,
    There are 2 reasons why you could not be getting service:
    1. Your SIM comes from a phone that has network configuration different than P168 and AT&T is blocking service to your phone. Go to a AT&T sales office and try using one of their SIMs. If it works, then that’s your problem. Buy a new SIM for your P168 or get your old SIM re-issued to work for with the P168.

    2. You may be in a 850 Band area. Drive around town and see if you can pick up service. If you can pick up service intermittently or sporadicly then that’s your problem, and you are basically out of luck. Sell or return your phone and get a Quad-Band phone.

  • JakeHoward

    Pls correct me if I’m wrong, My understanding is that T-M only suppports Internet via T-Zone.

  • JakeHoward

    Hey A988 users I have a couple of questions, have any of you figured out how to:
    1)Turn the phone on Complete Silent (mine still does a hum when it rings) If complete Silence, how do you know you are receiving a call?? Turn off the phone

    2)2)Stop the phone from ringing out loud when a second call comes through (in public people think you’re pretending to talk on the phone when it starts ringing all of a sudden-and you’re supposedly on it) We won’t think you’re crazy, after all you have a A988!!

  • kody

    thanks jakehoward but any website worked for my sidekick. now i switched the sim to the cect p168 nd it will only view the t-zone webpage. so someone please help me set it up right. im thinking its my browser

  • JakeHoward

    Well heck, the T-Mobile WAP settings are aready listed in this blog… search for ‘T-Mobile’

  • MEL

    I am trying to put music and ringtones on my p168 can anyone pls help and tell me how to do this?

  • Diane

    If anyone is interested in larger quantities of the P168+, I have factory contacts and can get large quantities for a good price and I use paypal. The 850 band is also available now in the 850/1800/1900 by special order in larger quantities. Email me at zydaglo@knology.net if interested.

  • stylin

    Hi
    I’m assumming that I have the only phone that echoes my voice on the recieving end when I make a call with my p168????
    Is this true???
    Please HELP!!!!!
    Thanx

  • MicahH

    Wow, a lot of P168 users. I think I’d rather go with the original iPhone, but that’s just me. :)

  • Angel

    @MicahH – good point.. that is why it is important to go with an upgraded model such as the DigitalRise D718i or D-rise D99i Shake iphone clone…

  • shane

    :twisted: i have just purchased the p168 iam in the u.k and on o2 network ppl can any one tell me in a step by step form how to activate the mms please please please

  • JakeHoward

    stylin ….Hello….turn down or turn off your speaker phone and the echo will go away.

  • JakeHoward

    The DigitalRise D718i or D-rise D99i have even more problems!

  • B.E.K.

    Well i have tried many clones, desay M888 was probably the closest thing to iPhone. I now have the real thing. True Flow touch, 2 m camera, edge + Gprs and wifi connection is perfect. It costs 5-6 times more with the contract but it is probably 10-20 times better to own it compared to CECT mambo. (I am using O2 UK)Good luck with the clones, they drove me crazy…

  • JakeHoward

    …and it’s heavy as a brick

  • aj

    can you take the japaneese come off

  • tony

    i have a p168+
    Has someone any usb driver, that i can install on pc
    to connect the phone. i read it must be possible to syc the phonebook and mail wit outlook. The syc software shouldt be PHONE SUITE.
    Does anywone have sugestions

    Thanks

  • rob

    Well, my black square button fell off at the bottom of the phone. It appears the glue went bad. Where would I obtain a new black square button to glue back on?? I can’t find any spare parts or broken phones.

  • Ben N

    Has anyone tried a 4,6, or 8G memory card in their Cect P168 yet?

  • Becky

    I got one of these phones for xmas and it was working fine till i put a virgin sim card in it! It can’t find the network and won’t let me send text messages off my t-mobile sim! can you help me please anyone?

  • Becky

    Oh it’s the p168 by the way thanks

  • Becky

    Never mind that last comment its connected now but its still not letting me send any texts off either my t-mobile sim of or virgin one (i’m from the UK btw) anyone help please?

  • shane

    becky your message centre number is wrong its in message settings/profile settings/edit/check the number is correct with network provider

  • Carlene

    Wow Jake,
    Did Santa bring you coal for Christmas?? You’re unusually snappy and rude in your responses.

  • JakeHoward

    Guess I’m getting burnt out with all these problems and complaints. Does anybody have some good news?

  • Becky

    thanks shane! its working great now =]]]]

  • andy

    Ok, so ive been reading this for awhile now and kinda got lazy to keep reading after a few hours.. and im looking and thinking about buying this cect p168, so is there any sellers on this site willing to sell, im in the united states and also wondered can you download apps. onto the cect p168 like how you can download different features to the iphone to make it work w/ text, aim, ect… or can it already use these features without downloading them?? aslo another thing, is this phone worth it? from reading what people have posted… some has crashed and burn, some has restarted, some has stopped working, some has changed to chinese and so forth….. PLEASE email me back the answers because its my first time on this site and any offers for a cect p168, new or used doesnt matter..

  • BlakeA

    I’m looking to buy some of the CECT p168 wholesale. Anybody on here selling large quantities or know of someone that is selling them? If so please contact me at baj9899@yahoo.com

  • JakeHoward

    Hi BlakeA,
    Buying the p168 at wholesale is just about impossibile because they are manufactured in china and the factories use high volume china traders to sell them on ebay and other retail outlets. So you will be competing against them. The best you can do is get volume discounts from the china traders. They will sell to you at the china retail price which is currently around $132. The wholesale factory price is around $90. A few months ago the wholesale price was $60.

  • Diane

    Blake – finding an honest Chinese distributor is the hard part. We don’t share ours because many of us lost too much to the dishonest ones to find the honest ones. I will always say if one is dishonest if asked. The price went up very much near Christmas and last week the US dollar devalued in China. Stock was also very low and is still almost impossible for the 850 band phones. Shipping from china is also high and you have to send money by Western Union.

  • zydaglo

    There are many honest sellers in the USA that can supply the P168 in reasonable time with a good enough price to make a profit. What has crawled up your tail this week Jake?

  • JakeHoward

    :shock:

  • zydaglo

    blackfreddie – do not trust winlans on Ebay. They actually tried to send me a virus twice when I called them out over their phones not working in the 850 band. There IS NO QUAD BAND phone. There is a small supply of triband 850/1800/1900 phones for sale. Anyone calling it a quadband is lying or stupid because we all found out about it weeks ago. The sticker in the back must say 850/1800/1900 for it to have the 850 band.

    Andy – sorry – you can’t download apps to the P168. it is NOT an iPhone.

  • B.E.K.

    I know one place for sure would send you a large quantity for a very low price but you have to pay via western union or Bank transfer and nobody knows if you see or hear them back again once they got your money!!!

  • zydaglo

    BEK – that is why people like me sell them for a reasonable price – we eliminate the danger of losing money by taking paypal and we are USA based. I still sell them for a profitable price, not making much off of each one but selling as many as possible – let the smaller sellers sell one by one. I will guarentee delivery of phones. Anyone wanting them can just ask – my email is sales@zydaglo.com. I have 30 of the 850/1800/1900 arriving next week that I have had on order for weeks. These are so hard to get that it isn’t funny. I had 10 go in 1 day.

  • JakeHoward

    boy is that the truth! You can always wire the money to meeee :razz:

  • JakeHoward

    Did you know scophone and winlans are the same person?

  • zydaglo

    So is Bluelans

  • blackfredie

    so in conclution , which of this phones are really quad band or it works with 850 mhz ???

  • zydaglo

    Send me an email and I will send a photo of how you can tell. sales@zydaglo.com. it is on the sticker in the back of the phone and NOWHERE else. All of them now look like they have 4 bands but only 3 are active. Near the battery, there is a sticker that at the bottom says triband 850/1800/1900. my email is sales@zydaglo.com

  • blackfredie

    zydaglo… ok i will snd you a email but can you look for a trust seller in ebay to buy one

  • zydaglo

    I just sold 3 on Ebay this week and will have more next week.

  • blackfredie

    ohhh really but they are 850 mhgzzz

  • zydaglo

    yes – 850/1800/1900

  • tony

    hello: i also have a p168 phone and the problem i have is when i swap my current t-mobile sim card into the p168 i’m able to veiw my address bokk and everthing else, but the problem is that it says no service. does anyone know plz help!! thx!

  • dario

    those anyone know someone that fixes cect p 168 plzz if you do tell me because i need someone to help me fix mine……

  • Griffin

    JakeHoward: I followed your instructions in regrards to setting up MMS on the P168 with SunCom service. I didn’t have any luck. I even tried the “Connection-Oriented” trick I noticed worked for another P168 owner with O2 service. I can access the internet and send/receive SMS, but cannot MMS. I cannot get any email accouts to work either. There seems to be an icon up top like I have a message in my inbox, but it doesn’t seem to be there when I open the inbox. Any ideas? I appreciate your time.

  • Griffin

    Anyone know how to transfer music to the P168 with the USB cord? I tried turning off the phone and plugging it in with no luck. The phone shows the charging icon and an new icon appears in the start menu of my laptop that says “Safely Remove Hardware”. If I go to My Computer, I see “Removable Disc (F:)”. Clicking on it says “Please insert a disk into Drive F:”. I don’t see any “My Music” folder on my phone either. If I need to create that first, How do I go about doing that? I tried to go into the phone’s File Manager and create a new folder, but I get a “Param Error”. Help!

  • JakeHoward

    Griffin, Try using port 80 instead of 8080. It probably wouldn’t help, but just in case.

    Does anybody else have suggestions for SunCom MMS??

  • Griffin

    JakeHoward: I tried using 80 as the proxy with no luck. I still get the “Error in Communication” response. I feel like it’s something minor because I have internet access. I can’t get my emails working (SMTP Command Error with webmail and Server Connection Failed with Yahoo) or music/video transfered from my laptop either (problems mentioned above). Those should be pretty straight forward too. :O(

  • Griffin

    JakeHoward: I did.

  • Griffin

    JakeHoward: It will send up to 99% before is says Error in Communication. I’ll see the message icon flashing at the top with a small red circle/slash at the bottom right corner of the icon.

  • jason

    Griffin, do you have the flow + or just reg. p168. the flow plus does not need to be off and it will ask you if you want to use as massage storage or web cam. you must select storage. If you have just the p168 reg. don’t turn it off but just plug it in. It will promted you to rebot and shut off as massage storage. If this works let me know. :idea:

  • Griffin

    Jason: I have the regular P168 tri-band. If I turn the phone off and plug in the USB cord to my laptop, I have to open My Computer to see the removable disk F:. It will not prompt it automatically. If I try to move any MP3 files to that file for the transfer, it says “Please insert a disk into drive F:” and will not let me transfer them. I noticed when I plug the phone in while it’s on, it will say “Reboot for Mass Storage?”. Should I say yes?

  • Griffin

    Jason: I tried selecting Yes when asked to Reboot for Mass Storage and it still will not let me open the removable file or transfer music to it. Weird. It’s definitely there, just not able to use it.

  • Griffin

    I just noticed something. Should there be a 256mb memory card? I though the 256mb memory was internal on the P168 and a TF card was needed to upgrade the memory to 1 or 2g. The only thing I have in the phone is the SIM card. Could that be why the removable disk recognized in My Computer won’t open to show the My Music folder the music is supposed to transfer to?

  • TONY

    i can not seem to get my iphone p168 to work on a T-mobile sim card. the phone is unlocked and i’m able to get to my contacts, but it’s showing that there’s No Service. which means i can not dial or receive calls. T-Mobile Sim Card that i’m using on the IPone p168 is ffrom my Nokia phone. if anyone knows plz help!

  • JakeHoward

    Griffin, Yes you need to have the memory card installed.

  • Griffin

    JakeHoward: Thanks. That explains the data transfer issue. Now to solve the MMS problem!

  • dario

    TONY

    I have my t-moblie sim card and it worked fine until it shut off and not will not turen on

  • Griffin

    If I send/receive emails, it takes me to the Detail Result page and shows:

    1. Sent
    0/2 mails, SMTP Command Error.

    2. Received
    0/46 mails, Memory Full!

    If I check my inbox, it says Empty. Does anyone know where the 46 emails it claims I received are being stored and how to access them? I know the Memory Full is self-explainatory and I need more memory, but I should still see the messages in my inbox. It appears the pop3/smtp are set up correctly and it’s sending/receiving every 5 minutes (I can see the broadcast icon activate) as it should. Thanks again for any help!

  • Griffin

    Ahhh. I figured out how to retreive my emails on the P168. It looks like you have to go into the Email Profile and select Delete All Folders. That seems to load all the emails to the inbox so they can be viewed. The only issue is when I open them, I cannot see the content of the message. There is only an empty white section in the content body. It seems like there is an application or something missing. Unless it’s a memory issue. Any ideas on that one?

  • Vince

    I suspect that the P168 isn’t JAVA enabled. Whenever I try to surf the web it doesn’t show all the page, only the text part. Other phones which are JAVA enabled show the whole page. The D-rise 718 is JAVA enabled and in fact shows the whole page. This is just a theory I have though, so I may be wrong!

  • Griffin

    Vince: I get the entire page when I surf the web. I can’t open large pages because of the minimum RAM in the P168 (Memory Full). There’s a an option within the WAP settings that lets you select complete webpages with pics or HTML versions. The JAVA theory might apply to my email issue though. I appreciate the input. :smile:

    Can anyone verify that an application is needed to open emails completely on a P168? :?:

  • Mel

    hey whats good everyone i just ordered P168 Apple iPhone Clone. and i was just wanted to know if there was anything i should know about the phone befor i get it like can it go on the web,youtube,watch videos is everythinmg in english plz email me with your help at takeova2321@yahoo.com thanks hope to hear from you

  • rob

    Diane,

    How is the development of the 2 way earpiece adapter coming? I am anxiously awaiting a solution.

  • Mel

    :?: :?: :?: :?: can anyone help me out?

  • Diane

    Rob – I have pneumonia and have not been able to work on it.

  • tony

    hello: how can i check my frequency on my iphone p168? also i’m getting no service when i put in my sim card eventhough the phone is unlocked and the sim card is good. plz help

  • Diane

    To have the 850 band, you have to have a sticker in the back near the battery that says 850/1800/1900. Other wide, you only have the 1900 band available.

  • tony

    diane; what does that mean

  • tony

    THX! Diane for your input. if i have a 1900 band what do i have to do to get my p168 iphone working?

  • tony

    Diane, i just need it to work. may you tell me how to do this?

  • James34

    do the A988 have the internet?

  • JakeHoward

    James34,
    If you have T-M or SunCom, yes. If you have ATT then you need the version with updated firmware. Ask your seller if the version he is selling doesn’t have the 19 character WAP user name limitation.

  • Deniboy_br

    Anyone Nows the settings for E.Mail with T-Mobile New York / New Jersey Area.??? and if i can use Stereo Bluetooth Wireless Headset to hear music with this phone…????

  • Deniboy_br

    Everything else is working fine….

  • Deniboy_br

    I’ve tryed port 25 , 80 & 8080 nut can’t get email on my phone.

  • tony

    how can i unlock the tri-band p168

  • Deniboy_br

    WITH OPTONLINE

  • maxamillion

    :mrgreen: Glad to see everyone still here and tryin hard. Have enjoyed my iphone clone for a while now. Diane seems to be a new player on the board, hello diane. To those of you like me that stuck through making this phone work I hope your enjoying it as much as I am. To those of you who jump on to let us know your unhappy and going to another phone, well all I can say is “Thank god cause your really annoying and I got tired of holding people’s hands a long time ago”. If Jake still answers questions and is kinda sharp and snappy with his answers, scroll up look over the entire comments and then ask that question again. I’m seriously looking at the newest phone that is a watch, seems kinda dick tracy but you know not having to carry a phone would really be cool. They have the phone watches with sim card a tri band capabilities so you never know. Anyways nice to see all is well on the blog. Best regards Happy New Year from Maxamillion

  • Ben N

    tanjerrine, if you have not found a charger yet, there are wall chargers and car chargers on ebay cheap.

  • Mo

    Hi, The info on these postings have been very helpful.
    I thnk I’m ready to purchase a P168. One question I do have is what version should I buy.(i dont know if there is multiple versions) Some say tri-band while others dont. My service is T-mobile. Thanks and pardon my dumb question if it is in fact a dumb question.

    -Mo

  • Diane

    I will have the 850/1800/1900 band phones in a few days – they have already left China. I will sell them for $190 shipped to the US inclusing the earphone adapters. I accept paypal. You can get one from Ebay for less but it will take longer to get, have less support and probably will not really have the 850 band on it. my email is sales@zydaglo.com if you have questions.

  • JACK

    :?: :?: THIS QUESTION IS FOR DIANE OR ANY ONE ELSE I HAVE THE CECT P168+ AND I HAVE A 8GB MICRO CARD IN IT AND AS LONG AS THE THE FILE IM TRYING TO PLAY ON THE PHONE OR WHATEVER THE CASE MAYBE IS NOT NO MORE THAN 2GB IT WILL WORK AND USE A 8GB CARD BUT IF THE FILE IS LARGER THAN 2GB IT WILL NOT WORK HAS ANYONE ELSE TRIED A BIGGER CARD THAN 2GB ON THERE PHONE ???

  • Griffin

    Anyone know what I need to do to be able to open my emails completely on a P168? It only shows the receiver, sender, and subject when opened. It doesn’t show the body of the email for some reason. Thanks!

  • JakeHoward

    Griffin, set the email config parm to 10K (that should cover most email messages)

  • JakeHoward

    Jack, my understanding is that a 2G flash card works.
    4G works if you first format it FAT16 on your PC.
    I don’t think 8G will work at all.

  • pao

    anyone can teach how to on line to read e-mail from p168? help :?:

  • Griffin

    JakeHoward: How do I go about doing that?

  • JACK

    JAKEHOWARD SO YOUR SAYING IF YOU HAVE A 8GB CARD IT WONT WORK AT ALL OR IF YOU HAVE A 8GB AND FAT16 IT ON YOUR PC WHICH IS?? IT WILL SHOW UP AS 4GB

  • JakeHoward

    Grif,
    Go into the e-mail menu
    Click Email Profile, bottom right
    Email Profile, again
    Select any profile
    Edit

    Profile Setting
    Profile Name: (Whatever you want)
    Data Account: (Select the data account you already set up for the WAP browser.)
    Protocol: IMAP4
    Check Interval: (Whatever you want. I keep mine off and check manually.)
    Download Size: 30720 (That is the max size it allows)

  • JakeHoward

    Jack, thelatter case. I think the phone can only access 4GB. Beyond that you get memory errors or phone reboots.

  • JACK

    OK THANKS JAKEHOWARD

  • rhonda

    hey jakehoward could you tell me what the flow touch is on the cect p168+ what does it do

  • JakeHoward

    Diane is the P168+ expert. My 2 cents: it enables smooth scrolling by running your finger on the screen, instead of just touching the screen a single point at a time. It’s supposed to be equivalent to the iPhone’s multi-touch.

  • Griffin

    JakeHoward: The settings are already set to that with the exception of the Protocol. I have it as POP3. Should I change it to IMAP4?

  • JakeHoward

    I think in your case POP3 is correct.
    Don’t know why it’s not working for you. Do you have a P168+?

  • Griffin

    JakeHoward: I have the regular triband P168. I can retreive emails from my webmail with the protocol set at POP3, but I can’t open them all the way. The body is a white box. I have my Yahoo setup the same way, but it constantly says Server Connection Failed and won’t even retreive them. I can’t get the MMS or email to work for some reason. Internet is fine though.

  • JakeHoward

    Who is your wireless provider? What’s the IP/Port settings for your webmail?

    What’s the IP address/port, and APN of MMS proxy?

  • blonde hair babe

    jakehoward how do you fix the sound on the p168 each time i touch it it goes beep beep and is so anoying please help me its driving me nutts

  • Griffin

    JakeHoward: I’ve got a 2G micro TF card on the way. You think it might help with the email issue?

  • dario

    yes hte p168 can work in the USA

  • B.E.K.

    guys just to let you know that I have managed to get plenty of P168 and other CECt USb in car charger units. I can sent them to you via ordinary Airmail all included for $14,95 USD(If you are from UK then its £5,49 GBP inc delivery)

    email unlocking@tiscali.co.uk
    I also got plenty of 4 x port usb hubs for the same price.

  • B.E.K.

    ifenga;

    desay M888 is much better handset and more expensive(around $50 – $70 more) but it will NOT work in USA. It is only a Dual-Band GSM handset. I now have the real I phone and I can confirm it that the DESAY M888 was the closest thing to real I phone.

  • Diane

    Even Better – I have just double verified that the 850/1800/1900 band phones that I am selling will work perfectly in the 850 only AT&T area!! We were all a bit worried but it works great! I will have the cables, car chargers and wall chargers from the USA also along with the earphone adapter and new earphones themselves. Everything will be on zydaglo.com next week pr you can email me at sales@zydaglo.com as the 850 band phones are killer to get and are going fast even though they are still in transit.

  • Griffin

    What are the capabilities of a standard P168 without a micro TF card? Can any data be transfered at all? How much memory does it have internally and why can’t my laptop open the removable file when it’s plugged in while it’s off or on?

  • dario

    which one is better the cect p168 or the cect a988 phone……

  • Diane

    To anyone interested in wholesale quantities of the P168+ 850/1800/1900 phones, I am placing a large order and will be selling quantities of 20+ for $138 shipped or less depending on quanity ordered. You can’t get the 850 band without ordering at least 100 at a time so get in while you can! Major resale opportunity and I take google checkout and paypal both. Send me an email to sales@zydaglo.com if you are interested. larger quantities of the earphone adapters are also for sale!

  • JakeHoward

    Dario,

    That’s an excellent question and depends on what features are most important for you.

    1. If you need dual SIMs, eMail POP/STMP client, stereo bluetooth and flow touch screen then the P168+ is for you. 3.5″ Screen.

    2. If reliable, easy to use Quad-band service is most important, then the A988 or A990 is for you. The A990 has stereo bluetooth; the A988 only bluetooth for phone functions. 3″ Screen.

    The P168 family is currently only a Tri-band; some come with 850; others 900. If you are in USA, get the one with 850.

    I’ve compared the A9xx with the P168 and other brands, and it consistently outperforms them. When my Samsung gets 3 bars, the A990 gets 4 bars. The A9xx is more compact, lighter and rugged than the P168; i.e., it fits quite comfortably in your shirt pocket.

  • dario

    JakeHoward

    those the a988 have the music player like the p168

  • ~PINK MOHAWK~

    hey everyone if you want mass quantities of this phone or just one talk to me I have the real quad band guranteed cect p168+ and I also have the triband version with the new features and without I also have mp3 players 8gb I have micro trans flash cards all sizes screen protectors, new battires data cables ear phones ear buds you name it desay phones everything and if I dont have it I can get it cheap cheaper than Diane at zydaglo I also have many codes for the phones and also know alot about them :!: :!:

  • Diane

    THERE IS NO QUAD BAND P168+ – BAD START TO TRYING TO SELL THERE PINKY!!!

  • ~PINK MOHAWK~

    he is the man :arrow: :arrow: ~PINK MOHAWK~ :lol: :!: :!:

  • JakeHoward

    dario,

    Yes, it has very nice MP3 and MP4 player with 3D Sound. If listening to music with your phone is important, then go with the A990.

  • ~PINK MOHAWK~

    yeah there are few that are true quad band and the only way you can tell is the sticker underneath the batt. so you need to learn your stuff there stupid

  • TOM

    How do you open the battery compartment to the p168

  • ~PINK MOHAWK~

    tom on the back of the phone right below where it says bluetooth place two thumbs there and apply preasure and push and it will come off

  • Diane

    I have them and can send you a picture of the sticker. Can you send me your picture? I have sold these phones – they are triband. the sticker next to made in Taiwan says 850/1800/1900 Put your emaill address here and I will send it to you. Please do not call me stupid – I know these phones very well. I deal with the factory in Shenzhen China. What factory do you deal with? Send me the picture of your sticker to sales@zydaglo.com so I can see that you are telling the truth.

    Tom – the battery compartment slides toward the bottom.

  • antonio

    how can i buy 1 of them iphone clone

  • Ed.

    Pink Mohawk…Diane has been the only honest seller not trying to pass a phone for what it’s not. Your just a fly by night douche trying to make a quick buck.

  • dario

    what if mine those not have the 850/1800/1900 band on the phone

  • dario

    also for how much can you get a new cect a990. and for a new cect a988

  • 007

    hey pink mohawk you lie all your phones are tri band just cause you rip the sticker off so no one can see what band it is dosent make it a “quad-band” you crack head so sod off mate

  • ~PINK MOHAWK~

    dario i have both phones with cases for 150 thats with next day shipping

  • Diane

    then send me the picture – they will listen to me if I tell them that you have the real 850/1800/1900 band phone. How do you plan to sell anything when you don’t give contact info?

  • dario

    ~PINK MOHAWK~

    is it ture what 007 is saying

  • dario

    my cect p168 has the sticker on ur web site Diane but it those not have the 850/1800/1900 in the coner what those that mean

  • Diane

    Dario – they all have the sticker but if it does not say 850/1800/1900, it is only the regular triband that everyone is selling.

  • dario

    wat those that mean is it the same thing as the one with the sticker

  • Diane

    I checked the site – they are selling the regular triband 900/1800/1900 for $180 plus shipping from china. not the best deal….

  • Diane

    NOW WE KNOW TO NEVER TRUST PINK MOHOWK – THEY ARE IMPERSONTNG ME!!!

  • Diane

    I am still me but Pink mowhawk decided to put my name in as the poster and say that I got a picture and they were OK but they did not expect me to see it so soon – EVERYONE PLEASE AVOID THEM. If they were honest, they would not resort to pretending to be me.

  • Diane/zydaglo

    Please stop this – it is making you look stupid.

  • Diane

    To all readers – I am sorry that Pink Mowhawk is posting on this forun under my name. unfortunately, I am not able to stop anyone from posting with any name they choose. I am not selling my phones for $100. I will not be chased from the forum by this scum who is only mad because I showed they were lying about the phones they were supposedly selling. If you read anything that appeard to ne unlike me, please ignore it. I can’t stop him but we can ignore him…..

  • Pink Mohawk

    THIS IS PINK MOHAWK – I AM VERY SORRY FOR POSTING AS DIANE OVER AT ZYDAGLO. I WAS JUST TRYING TO MAKE A BUCK OFF OF YOU UNSUSPECTING BUYERS AND NEVER PLANNED TO SHIP ANYTHING TO YOU. I AM A TOTAL JERK AND WILL PROBABLY CONTINUE TO POST AS OTHER PEOPLE BECAUSE I CANNOT HELP MYSELF BEING SUCH A TOOL.

  • DIANE/ZYDAGL0

    SEE HOW EASY IT IS TO POST AS SOMEONE ELSE?

  • amaia

    Hi I Have the CECT P168 and I live in Canada. My carrier is Rogers. I would like to get the GPRS to work, can someone help?

  • Griffin

    you know what everyone I think this Diane lady is pink mohawk and a few other making her self look good so she can sell a few phones i think everyone needs to stay away from her

  • Griffin

    yes amaia what ever you do dont talk to diane at zydaglo she is a fake trying to get info and steal money from you she is stupid

  • Carlene

    I live in Toronto, Canada and have personally purchased 3 A988′s from Diane. She’s by far the best seller I’ve ever dealt with and has excellent communication skills. I’m sure that she doesn’t have time to sit on the computer and fake talk to herself. She’s definately making lucrative business on ioffer.com and through her website and wouldn’t need to be on here helping people with their problems just to sell a couple of phones (that she can sell out without this forum). How strange “Griffin” that you came to this “amazing” revelation and happen to use the name calling of “stupid” just like Pink Mohawk….Hmm…makes ya think!!!

  • DIANE/ZYDAGL0

    I will no longer be responding to anything from Pink Mohawk, Griffin or any other names this person decides to use. Thanks for the prop Carlene. I am an honest seller who does not need to deal with people like this who are out ruin this forum. I ask the forum moderator to please check their email address and please try to deal with this situation. The rest of us are serious.

  • Caelene

    hey yall i was mistaken im stupid like diane as well and she does suck she rips everyone off and is a fake so no one listen to her ok and what i said befor this was a joke to make her feel good but i cant lie she is stupid

  • Griffin

    Pink Mohawk: These people know I don’t bad mouth them and only ask technical, diagnostic questions. We all know how to get hold of the real Diane if we need anything too. If you put words in my mouth, I’m going to post your IP address I just pulled with my DOD software for everyone to do what they want with. There are a lot of tech savy people on these forums that can send you some nasty viruses or retreive all your personal info with only your IP.

  • Griffin

    I have to admit though, I do have a cool name and can understand why you would want to be me Pink Mohawk. :lol:

  • DIANE/ZYDAGL0

    OK – everyone who knows me – tell this guy to leave our forum alone!!!

  • Griffin

    department of defense software well you know that might work there brother if my ip address stayed the same :wink: so hey give it a shoot

  • Carlene

    Pink Mohawk: if you’re going to pretend to be me at least spell my name right and give me credit for being a better speller in my messages then that. I did graduate…did you??????

  • Pink Mohawk

    I’m sorry everyone. I did not get my fix of big cock and that made me crazy.

    Griffin..I see you posted my IP. Some hacker you are :roll:

  • Griffin

    Pink Mohawk:

    You’re not IP Hopping. I can see that. It wouldn’t matter if you were. It wouldn’t even matter at this point if you were responding through your Blackberry. DOD spares no expense on their tracing applications.

    I do see you really like my name though. I’ll let you use it if you insist. I don’t own the name. Everyone will be able to tell who is who though. The real Griffin will use correct grammar. :grin:

    -Griffin #1 out!

  • DIANE/ZYDAGL0

    Hey – sorry you get pulled in Griffin and Carlene – this forum has now gotten out of hand. Jake – Can you erase all of it and start over? I am assuming that this is your baby. I did not know when I called them out for being liars that they would try to ruin it for everone. They are probably 17 yr old boys with nothing better to do than mess with everyone else. Griffin – don’t waste the DOD money on this guy – just ignore it.

  • jason

    does anyone know what bluetooth headset with well with p168 +

  • sandra

    I purchased an A988 and it is now turning itself on and off. I plugged it up to charge and it would not turn back on. The charge light is green which normally means it is charged. But its just cutting itself on and off, does anyone know what is causing this?

  • missileman

    I have a mint A988 for sale. This phone has a protective film over the display, so it is like new. The phone is a true quad band, and it works perfectly!

    Jake will testify that the A99 is superior to many of the touch screen phones out there.

    I have used it very little. I normally use my work phone.

    Anyone interested before I put on Ebay?

  • missileman

    I can be contacted at missileman@gmail.com

  • DIANE/ZYDAGL0

    I have the Motorola HT820 and it works great for music and for calls but it is a bit bulky. It would not be good for walking around in public but is great for working around the house.

  • missileman

    I’ll throw in a Motorola BlueTooth Earpiece!!

  • sandra

    Okay my A988 has officially flipped its lid. It is connected to the charger but its flipping back and forth between charging and not charging. I don’t know if its the phone or the charger. Diane do you have any chargers for the A988? I purchased my phone from you and I was hoping you would have one.

  • JakeHoward

    Try charging your A988 from the PC USB port and see if you see the same behavior.

  • sandra

    Yeah, I’m trying that now.

  • J-WALL

    My friend got the P168 and he couldn’t get it working right. He told me that if I can get it to work then it’s all mine!!! I was just wondering if the P168 will work with my CELLULAR ONE service, and if so (and known) the settings would be nice too! Thanks! :grin:

  • SLW

    Does anyone know what phone is better the cect p168 or the cect A988? and how do you transfer music on the cect phones?

  • Ben N

    Hello Everyone. You can add “bamatronics” to the list of folks trying to sell tri-band phones on ebay and pass them off as quad bands. I ordered one of the phones and guess what, it did not have the 850 band that I needed. In fairness, I should add that bamatronics was very courteous and quick to refund my money on the phone. I did check the phone out a bit before repackaging and returning and came to the conclusion that the P168+ is pretty awesome. My brother looked at it also and decided to order us a couple of 850/1800/1900band phones from zydaglo.com I dont know the name of the person he spoke with but he said when he called that zydaglo was very helpful and we are looking forward to getting the phones.

  • Griffin

    I’m able to receive my Yahoo emails on my P168 with SunCom service, but some have text and some do not stating “Message too Large”. I cannot send emails either. I get a “Server Connection Failed”. Does anyone know if the Yahoo email settings below are correct? :?:

    Outgoing:

    smtp.mail.yahoo.com
    Port-465

    Incoming:

    pop.mail.yahoo.com
    Port-110

  • Griffin

    Oops. :oops: The incoming port Yahoo recommends is 995, but it doesn’t work for some reason. Port 110 actually lets me retreive them. Yahoo also claims their POP access is only for select email clients and offers alternative settings for other clients. Does anyone know what email client the P168 utilizes? Thanks again!

  • jordan

    hi, you all seem to know your stuff, howevery i dont, i recently bought a p168+ for myself and it is on its way but i keep coming across other iphone clones that look a lot like it, have i got the best one? what other ones should i look at if i havn’t, thanks

  • jordan

    sorry let me also add that I am only talking about cheap foreign knock offs of the iphone, like the desay m888 not like the miezu m8 or whatever

  • missileman

    SLW- I have owned both, and I prefer the A988. It is a true Quad band.

  • Griffin

    I got Yahoo working! :grin: They actually use the P168′s default port settings (Incoming: 110/Outgoing: 25). I’m trying to set up my GoDaddy Webmail now. If I use the same default port settings, it will retrieve emails, but not let me send them. I’ve tried the alternate outgoing smtp ports 80 and 3535 suggested by GoDaddy’s tech support with no luck. Any suggestions? :?:

  • RaMBo6

    I am currently debating my decision on getting an A990 over the P168+. Does anyone know whats been updated on the A990 from the A988. Up till now i cannot find anything that the P168+ has over the A990…. why is the P168+ so much more popular? is it because it looks like the iphone?

  • DIANE/ZYDAGL0

    RaMBo6 – I have sold both phones for quite some time. I personally like the P168 better now that it has the 850 band on it for a few reasons. One of them is the large amount of support available compared to the A988/A990. It also feels sturdier and is less “Chinese” than the A990. They are both good phones but the p168 seels to be more usable to me. It also has 2 sims if you need that feature.

  • PAO

    hi griffin, can you teach how to get yahoo-internet,my provider is ROGERS. thanks

  • RaMBo6

    Thank you for your input diane, i think i may go for the P168+. I thought the A990 would have better video playback and i found the TVout feature attractive, but from what i hear from people that have used it on the A988 it comes out black and white at little resolution and a lot of other problems. I was wondering if maybe they had fixed all these problems on the A990. So little information can be found on these models, and these chinese suppliers are impossible to understand lol. So far ive gotten most of my info from you thanks to your video and you answering everyones questions. If i were in the US i would definately buy one from you.

  • DIANE/ZYDAGL0

    Where are you? I ship all over the world.

  • Griffin

    PAO: Hello. Below are the settings that worked for me with Yahoo:

    First:

    -Email Profile
    -Profile Settings
    -Profile Name: Yahoo
    -Data Account: Whatever your WAP account is
    -Protocol: POP3
    -Check Interval: Whatever you prefer
    -Download Size: 30720

    Second:

    -Outgoing Server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
    -Outgoing Port: 25
    -Username: Your Yahoo Username
    -Password: Your Yahoo Password

    Third:

    Incoming Server: pop.mail.yahoo.com
    Incoming Port: 110
    Username: Your Yahoo Username
    Password: Your Yahoo Password

  • Nina

    Hello all:

    After reading through a majority of the posts trying to determine weither or not to purchase one of these, i just had to get a few things cleared up: will the p-168 work with ATT service, i mainly wanted it for texting so is it any good for that, and also i am not a computer programmer lol, so how easy is this phone going to be able to use? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, and thanks in advance. Diane I hope to purchase through you as you seem to be the expert on these phones :smile:

  • DIANE/ZYDAGL0

    zydaglo.com has totally blown up so if you want a phone, please email me at sales@zydaglo.com and i can send a paypal or google checkout invoice.

  • cracker

    the p168 is ok for texting if you like using the little stylist. there is no keyboard – your better off with a palm or winCE device that has a REAL keyboard.

  • xxx

    if you buy this phone and stick in a sim chip on the WRONG frequency your phone will only show EMERGENCY and YOU CANNOT DIAL OUT. Don’t waste money or time trying to find the answer…here it is:
    You need to go into engineering mode (hit the little phone and you will get a dialing keypad), type in *#3646633# and then select Network Setting (item 1) then Band Sel. (item 2) and select the RIGHT frequency for your local phone service provider. Turn off the phone, make sure your sim chip is in (some sim chips do not fit very tight against the pins – use some tape) and then turn on the phone…you should connnect.

    Other settings…search on the internet…or your phone service provider forums…I set mine up in Los Angeles in about 1 hour and it works perfectly on ATT/Cingular.

    …just to let everyone know an AUTO set phone does not ALWAYS select the correct bandwidth.

    Something I have learned about these Chinese cell phones is that they don’t always work the way they should…you have to tell them what to do sometimes.

    That is why you need to use the ENGINEERING MODE. Correctly stated by others on this thread – messing with the settings that you don’t know may mess up your phone.

    As usual…don’t do the CRIME if you cant do the TIME (IE – don’t mess with the settings if you are not familiar or don’t know what you are doing).

  • Nina

    thank you both for the info :)

  • B.E.K.

    Nina , I used Cect P168 , P168+ and another Chinese made Desay M888. My suggestion is don’t buy a Chinese brand. Avoid them at all costs. They are not made for the west market. You will get very limited GPRS usage, poor touch screen and missing bits although they are advertised as having them inbuilt. (Such as full GPRS access and being Quad band) Also some of them will even have fake apple logo to convince people that it is actually an iPhone (???). I checked many sources online and did not come a cross single person who is actually happy with CECT brand. China has a poor population compared to west. They are looking to get same LOOK for a price that they can afford. This is the game over there. Did you know wap access using dial-up still popular over there? Why do you think that CECT P168+ or P168 comes default with wap connectivity as a main method of accessing internet? When was it last time you guys in US actually used WAP dial-up access? I tell you what; if you end up buying one and it has an apple logo then if you ever sell it one day, you might even get into trouble for copyright violation!!! It’s up to you. Diane seems to be an honest seller since based in US you can probably trust this seller. But imagine, even they did not know when Cect introduced the so called “Quad-Band” versions it was actually a lie!!! CECT puts everybody including sellers in to the situation where you end up getting the blame for everything!!!

    Good luck. :shock:

  • DIANE/ZYDAGL0

    WOW – not everyone agrees with you BEK. It was not made to actually be an iPhone. they removed the logo as the phone gained popularity on it’s own although some buyers are mad the logo is gone. To be fair – the factory never called it a quad band – the resllers who could not test it did. the 850 phones are marked so you can tell the difference. There are MANY, MANY people happy with Chines phones. You go pay big dollars and get an AT&T contract for your iPhone and leave the rest to us…. :lol:

  • JakeHoward

    BEK, would you give more details about what you mean that with CECT “You will get very limited GPRS usage.” Exactly what is missing or limited, as compared to the Apple iPhone?

  • bryan

    well the iphone copyed this cect p168 because the cect p168 is out alot longer than imacs iphone- so if anything is a fake or clane its the “iphone” :)

  • Ben N

    So many folks seem hung up on “its made in china”……. Start looking at your existing electronics and you may get a suprise. I just realized my PalmOne Tungsten E2, although getting replaced due to being outdated, was made in China. It has been the most sturdy relaible electronic device I’ve owned. I couldnt tell you how many times that poor baby has landed face down on the floor and it keeps right on going.

  • miller

    I don’t understand why people are so ga-ga over the P168. First of all, there is next to NO support (as seen on here…other than people helping each other out), they are thrown together in china by who knows who…there is debate whether the quad bands are really quad bands and will work on certain GSMs…the bottom line is that you can get a NEW iPhone for $400 with tons of support, tons of apps, something that will last and that’s just $200 over what most people are buying the CECT for. So I don’t really get it unless you’re in another country where you can’t get the iPhone or using a carrier where an unlocked iPhone won’t work. Can anyone explain why this thing is so popular other than the lower price? I realize that that iPhone isn’t all that, but I’d much rather drop the extra cash to have the support, apps, quality of the iPhone.
    Is price the only reason why people are going throgh the roof over this thing? Because I don’t see any other features that really make it exciting. To be honest, and no offense to anyone who uses it, it looks like a toy made in china…literally…like a piece of plastic toy.

  • Ref

    comment to miller and an overall rant
    look at the differences between the eastern and western cultures and then look at the similarities
    different: copyright laws, advancement in technology and labor laws
    same: fads, financial dependency and the overall “want” of money. what i mean by financial dependency is the fact that the world revolves around money therefore there is a need to create new products to allure us to spend it.
    different: our views on the actual name brand verses the look of a said product. for example some people buy nike jordans for sport or comfort while some just as a fashion trend or look. do you really need all 20 some odd versions of the jordan at 200 a pop or just the capability to match 20 different color scheme outfits.
    think of the money you wasted on regrettable fashion trends, especially where name brand merch was concerned. knock off merch is probably chinas biggest market… nike, nokia, bape etc etc. now take quality ,look and the name brand into concern, if your aiming for the look or just the quick high to have that latest thing which you’re probably going to be sick of in a few months, get the knock off… spend 70 on a pair of limited neon green bape sneakers why spend 1200$ if your going to just buy the pink ones next month anyway? how many actual 2000$ lv bags do you think you really see all these 20yr old and younger girls wearing… most fake. the cect p168 is this medium where the quick high vs cost comes into play, give me a 150 cool looking touch screen phone that makes and receives calls… or be that other guy drooling in line 5 hrs before the att store opens to shell 700 for a phone that doesn’t do much more or the other guy standing in the rain in front of bestbuy waiting for the xbox 360 a day in advance of the drop date, just to pay 600$ and put it on ebay for the next guy to pay near triple just to say they got it first. if the case was not to make a big hoopla or go ga ga over the next big thing the world would go into a monetary depression. hype feeds hype the cect p168 is just a flattering remark to the iphone which in turn points people into the direction of the iphone and vice versa.
    again… if just quality, functionality was the only concern then we’d all still be using the motorola startac in some super updated form, but it isnt its the hype and ga ga we want, we want options, we want what you dont have, we want the oogling ooohs and the “what is that”s from our friends
    so in actuality its all just plastic toys
    i think the Chinese have it right… money in the bank, money in the pocket, make more to profit by offering more… tons more, in 100′s of colors one for each week or different mood, make it fast make it cheap cuz its going out of style. whereas us Americans are money on the phone, phone in the pocket save up for the part 2 with x2 price.
    in my long winded anti whining opinion, do what you want, really its your loot, stop bitching about how others use theres… but its probably better to weigh the price versus actual longevity of the fad (psp and moto razr are other good examples), because who really cares if its built to last forever… since when have we ever used anything that long before we wanted something new? (the chinese have picked up on that as well as been consumed by it) give me something that works for at long enough, give me something entertaining and distracting and give me them on a regular basis. the cect p168 is most certainly the winner here! so until the iphone is comparably priced to the razr with 2 yr activation count me out, go ahead make that hefty purchase… but by the next ten trendy little spends on gadgets you make (like the minidisk)(and soon to be bluray)(projo tvs)(ps2)(sidekick 1,2,3,id,lx and slide)(pentium 1,2,3,4) you couldve paid off a car or invested heavily in consumer trends cuz we are all still hungry for more.

  • Ref

    and i’m definitely not pointing any fingers with the stop bitching part, but there are a few that have posted some lame “cect sucks buy an iphone” etc comments.

  • B.E.K.

    GPRS is limited because it actually not going to let you access many pages simply not enough internal memory! As for the Quad-Band issue, Diane, MY CECT P168+ STATED QUADBAND ON THE BOX ITSELF! How about that? It also stated that it was 1080 HD image!!! What a big lie!!!!

  • DIANE/ZYDAGL0

    WOW – I learn something every day. I have never seen a different box than the one I sell now. I wonder what factory it came from. Does ANYONE have a workign phone that they think is QUADBAND? I would be knocked over cold. Was it a sleeve over the black inside box? I don’t even include the sleeve.

  • shane

    :evil: please somebody help me still need gprs settings for t-mobile uk its driving me crazy hope the p168 bounces well

  • B.E.K.

    IT had a sleeve saying 1080 HD and Quad-Band… That was the only thing in english anyways…

  • langong

    :grin: may be the Chinese characters around the English words say next version will be included… :grin:

  • cracker

    I have done a LOT of research on these phones and have contacted the actual manufacturers and developers in China.

    These types of phones are part of the MediaTek line using the MT chips. There are 4 levels of these chips raninging from simple phone, phone + audio, phone + audio + video, phone + audio + video + tv.

    These things are NOT iphones.
    They are NOT computers, PDA’s or anything else all you folks are trying to get for cheap.

    this ain’t the lottery…you get what you pay for!
    A suitable phone with some interesting options but NOT an IPHONE.

    NO JAVA, NO WINCE, NO PALMOS, NADA

    Pass it off as an Iphone but don’t give one to your friends who have a real Iphone because – IT AINT AN IPHONE.

    IT”S AN ICLONE from CHINA or AN ICHONE…
    A LOOK-A-LIKE PHONE

    Most of these phones are not supported here except by a few importers who are interested in moving product.

    Ask these questions to ATT, Sprint, Verizon and then ask your local e-bay vendor:
    Where are the warranties?
    Where are the money back guarantees?
    Where are the support/help desks?
    Where are the sellers websites with free info just like the big carries/vendors?

    Simply put not much support exists on this side of the ocean for these phones to be sold, supported and sustained by the consumer market.

    If you got about $200 to blow on a potentially useless device that may or may not work in your area take your chance
    BUT
    don’t gamble your hard earned cash if you can’t afford to potentially loose $200 or so on these types of phones
    AND
    don’t whine and cry about someone who sold you a phone that comes with little or no documentation or setup instructions!

    …Caveat Emptor

  • Frank

    I just got a Clone I phone Can’t tell what kind it is
    does any one know how to get model with IMEI#
    Its Tri Band(900,1800 and 1900), 2sim and Bluetooth
    Also can’t get it working “No service”
    Using T-Mobile Sim
    Did all tricks
    can any body help
    Email fefereh@hotmail.com

  • smelly feet

    Frank:
    don’t know how to use a browser eh?
    this question’s answer can be found by searching IMEI on this page….duh

  • JakeHoward

    Frank,
    Are you in a city, or in a rural area. I think T-Mobile using 850 for roaming.

  • Tony

    It just goes to show how much money these large corporations are ripping us off. A clone can be sold for a fraction of the price Apple is asking for.

    I congratulate the companies who are fighting against these corporate criminals ripping us off. hundreds of dollars for a phone, pathetic.

  • B.E.K.

    Charlie;

    That 1 year warranty is probably on the paper only. Try to get something soreted after 28 day and see what sort of warranty they CAN offer. I even tried to ask questions to CECT via their so called web site and no reply!

    Cracker was right about the comparison between iphone and this what seems to be an iphone clone(ish)…

    I got the real thing and yes it has limityed bluetooth and yes it has only 1 sim card slot but it works for real! I get to surf the net, access maps and the touch screen is true touch screen. I am just not happy that people work hard to make themselves or someone they love happy by offering this look a like iphone clone to them(or buy it for themselves) and get conned only because this thing actually nothing compared to iPhone. And this is even stranger; I read reports on few other sites that several of thse P168′s just stopped working after 2-3 months!!! It looks like the chip inside is blown and its no longer operating!!! Amazing!!!

  • DIANE/ZYDAGL0

    WANT WIFI AND GPS AND INTERNET WITH MOBILE MESSAGING, WINDOWS 6.0 AND JAVA? DON’T BUY A P168, BUY A HITECH TRIBAND MOBILE PHONE. I SELL THEM FOR $250 EACH AND THEY HAVE ALL OF THOSE BELLS AND WHISTLES THAT THE P168 DOES NOT HAVE. ALSO A CHINESE PHONE, IT IS SINGLE SIM BUT HAS ALL OF THE FUN THINGS THAT PEOPLE SEEM TO BE WANTING THESE DAYS. SAME PROBLEMS WITH THE 850 BAND BUT THAT IS NOT A PROBLEM FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. ALSOO HAS A TOUCHSCREEN BUT A FULL KEYPAL. EMAIL ME FOR DETAILS AT SALES@ZYDAGLO.COM.

  • Frank

    Jake
    Thanks for the response I tried the phone all over
    Just won’t get service I change the Band to 1900 from Auto mode and still no luck.
    smelly feet
    I looked But I didn’t see anything regarding how
    If you know how can you post it
    Thanks
    Frank

  • James34

    Cracker, alot of what you said was true, but you also left out some information. Everyone keeps saying the Iphone is only $400 which is wrong, Most people are going to have to pay taxes on the phone which makes it about $450 (depending on where you live). Then if you want your iphone insured you talking about more money there. I’m not sure if the iphone is less or more but for a regular cell phone AT&T charges 4.99 a month. So in a years time your paying nearly 60 for a warranty on the iphone. So to have an iphone and be insured it’s going to be about $510 for your first year.

    You said that the CECT P168 has no warranty, but most sellers now have gone with squaretrade, and squartrade provides the warranty for them. Most people are getting the P168 for $200, and they can get optional 2 year warranty for about $20 extra. I seen BEK say that he heard the chips were blowing after 2 months, I haven’t heard that but if they did under the squaretrade policy they would get it replaced/fixed/or money back, so no loss there. I think for the price of the CECT p168 it is well worth it. There are phone with half the features of the P168 that cost way more. If your already under a contract it’s nearly impossible to get a phone with any up to date features for under $200. I’m with AT&T and i was looking for a new phone for my girlfriend for christmas, the best deal i seen was a mp3 player phone for 279.99 plus tax. Anyways point is of course the Iphone has more features and better quality but for the price and features the CECT P168 can’t be beat, it’s a great deal.

  • ifenga

    I totally agree what James34 says.

    How much u pay, how many u get. It just worth the money u pay.

  • Carlene

    You all make good points. But I have to admit that we do live in a disposible world where most people don’t want to keep the same phone for 5 years. So why pay so much money for an actually iphone, only for a newer and better model to come out in a year’s time and have to buy another one?

  • Greg

    I need some help. :-/ I just got the new version of the CECT P168 (850/1800/1900). I put my SIM card in and powered it on and all it says is “Emergency”. I had the old version of the CECT P168 (900/1800/1900) and that one was getting working, but the new version isn’t. Any thoughts? Thanks.

  • Greg

    Nevermind. :-p

  • Griffin

    Does anyone know the proper port settings for outgoing email with GoDaddy Webmail? I’ve tried 25, 80, and 3535 with no luck. They come in just fine though. :?:

  • Ismael

    Hi i just bought the CECT P168+ the one that has the slder unlock like the iphone. When I inserted my sim card it did not work it just kept saying please insert sim can anyone help me fix this.

  • James34

    Ismael, that happend to me the first time i put it in, just make sure you slide your sim card down all the way, if it’s not on there all the way it will say that. If that doesn’t work try there other slot.

  • Greg

    Ismael:
    I had that same problem. The issue was that the SIM card was not tight enough in the SIM card slot. Thus, I put a small strip of cardboard between the back of the SIM card and the battery in order to help push the SIM card against the slot. That solved the problem for me. I’ve also read that other people used tape to fit it more snuggly. I hope either of those methods work for you.

  • Griffin

    :?: Is there a way to select SSL on outgoing emails with a P168? That seems to be the issue with GoDaddy webmail. They require a secure/authorized connection with outgoing emails. Also, is there a way to set-up the email so it will leave a copy on the server? :?:

  • Ismael

    Thank u so much it worked

  • JakeHoward

    Griffin,
    It might be easier using a wap based email server to access your email instead of using the POP/STMP client.
    Like … Mobulus is a easy to use, wireless internet service that lets you access and manage your POP3 and IMAP4 mail boxes, Contact List and Notepad when you are on the move. Mobulus lets you do all that without being tied to your desktop or laptop. All you need is a Mobulus account and a WAP/GPRS enabled mobile device!

  • Griffin

    JakeHoward: Interesting. Will that route not only let me send/receive my web based emails, but also leave a copy of the emails on the original server for me to retreive from my Outlook at work another time? How many email accounts can you load on Mobulus? Thank you for the advise as well! :wink:

  • JakeHoward

    Yes, it can do all that. Mobulus is for the UK, but similiar wap-based services are avaiable in the USA.

  • Griffin

    JakeHoward: Ahh. I’ll see if I can find a US based service that is similar. I was just browsing their website. Thanks again!

  • Frank

    Today I tried Cingular and T-mobile on both Sim Spots On this phone still No service

    So Does anyone have any Idea How to solve No service Problem?
    I got this phone Its Tri Band Dual Sim with 256M
    I can Use all P168 Code on it but The only Different On this phone It has kepad on it.
    Help

  • jason

    I don’t consider the p168 as a ICLONE, A clone is an exact repleca. The P168 is really just an Iphone reap-off. Its not a clone because it doesn’t do ALL that the I phone can do, BUT in reality who really cares… It’s jus fad and I have no problem with reapoff item. I’m not going to speand 1,500.00 on a rolex when I can get a folex for 15.00. And when you see teenage girl walking around with gucci bags, do you really think that they all paid 500.00 for them, NO there ALL reap offs 30 40 50 dollar bags from kmart walmart ect. So if you don’t like the cect then don’t get one. More power to ya, if you get the IPhone, Mind your business and go about your way. Because ignorance is bliss. And when it comes to MY pocket that has my wallet, that hold my money….. I LIKE, NO I LOVE to be in :neutral: :smile: bliss…… :eek: :lol: :grin: :mrgreen:

  • Ben N

    Is there a way to search for a topic or key words in this string of questions and answers without re-reading the entire thing?

  • Ben N

    My brother and I received our pair of P168+ phones today from zydaglo.com Sooner than promised which was awesome. Both phones came out of the boxes working trouble free and these phones kick butt. Somewhere in this string of questions someone asked about using the phone with Centennial Wireless. Centennial runs on the 850 band. We purchased 850/1800/1900 triband phones and they are getting strong signals. The only features I found to be weak are the phones organizational tools. If you want a phone that is real strong on tracking appointments and stuff this phone is just middle of the road. Not great but not bad. Everything else seems awesome! Also, if you purchase one, dont try to pop the battery in and start playing. You will just get aggravated. For the initial charge, we had to charge the battery and hour or so before we could start playing with the phone. I am used to a Nokia that even if it is all the way dead you can plug it in and start talking. The P168+ wanted to charge awhile first.

  • Griffin

    JakeHoward: I’m trying Mobulus’ Free Trial, but it doesn’t seem to work either. It lets me send emails, but it will not retrieve them from the original server for some reason. They do not have any realtime customer support either.

    They ask for Authentication Type (Regular, APOP, NTLM, and MSN) and Server Connection (Not Required, Default TLS 1.0, PCT 1.0, SSL 2.0, SSL 3.0, and TLS 1.0). I’ve contacted Yahoo and GoDaddy’s tech support, but they are unable to provide me with that info. Any suggestions? :?: :?: :?:

  • Griffin

    JakeHoward: I was hoping to consolidate my emails to one place to minimize steps, rather than login to each email account separately to manage them since GoDaddy is unable to send from the P168 due to SSL restrictions.

    I’ve sent Mobulus an email through their website inquiring about their setup requirements for each. We’ll see. I wish they had a phone number. What did you select as the Authentication Type and Server Connection setting with Modulus?

  • Greg

    Ok I have another question. I have the P168+ and I’m having a few slight issues. I originally had my phone numbers saved to my SIM chip in the format of 555-555-5555 (without a 1 in front of the area code). When I would receive a text, the person’s name would NOT show up with the number. Only their number would pop up, but the number was in the format of 1-555-555-5555 (with a 1 in front of the area code). So I changed the numbers in my phone book to be in that format with a 1 in front to see if that would fix the problem. Sure enough, it did! :-)

    However, and here is the kicker, now when I receive a phone call, only a number shows up and it’s in the format of 555-555-5555 (without the 1 in front). Do I need to program everyone’s number twice? (one with a 1 in front and one without the 1 in front)

    ::confused::

  • Griffin

    Do the images have to be a certain size to MMS? If so, can they be resized within the P168, or do they have to be loaded onto the phone or taken by the phone the proper size to begin with?

  • Scott Nau

    Sorry you must use cell phone to access that address the normal address is the same without the wap at end.

  • Griffin

    Scott Nau: Worked for me too. Thanks!

  • Ismael

    I have tmobile as my provider. I was wonder if anyone can direct me on how to set up the mobile internet on my p168+.

  • JASON

    DOES ANY1 KNOW HOW TO USE THE SHORTCUTS OR HOW TO SET THEM UP? AND DOES NE1 KNOW HOW 2 USE THE SPEED DIAL?

  • JASON

    HEY EVERONE OR ANY ONE i NEED HELP….. I was able to set up my internet with tmobile but now I can’t firgure out how to set up my email. can SOMEONE HELP…………..

    please PLEASE :shock:

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  • x016x

    What’s up guys? To all who are interested in buying a decent IPhone Clone, look no further. I have a Cect Zhongxun A988 Mobile Phone for sale that I bought on eBay. It was used by me for 3 months (I’ve been using it since November) and I think it’s time I gave it up. recently got an Iphone this christmas and I have absolutely no more use for this phone. The Cect Zhongxun A988 is in my opinion, the better IPhone Clone compared to the Cect P168. It’s smaller, weighs less than the IPhone and the P168 and its one hell of a loud phone. What makes it this phone better than the P168 is most obviously the quad band support. I’ve never had lower than 4 bars ANYWHERE I went. I’ve always had max 4 bars everywhere I went. Even in movie theaters, I had full bars. The P168 is a triband phone but Cect Zhongxun a988 is a quad band phone. So service will definitely not be a problem no matter where you are. The A988 comes with everything from the phone, box, headset, spare battery, charger, USB Cable 512MB micro SD card and a TV out. I am selling all of this for the exact price I paid for it which is $240 dollars shipped. The shipping really kicked my ass since it shipped all the way from China. If you’re interested, please e-mail me at xpantomime718x@gmail.com. I can only accept paypal. Please, only serious buyers.

  • JakeHoward

    used by me for 3 months and selling for for the exact price you paid for it which is $240 dollars shipped..
    Wow that’s steep! Sounds like you got had bad.

  • B.E.K.

    x016x, if you get $150 you are lucky…Good luck.

  • Diane/zydaglo

    ifenga – Don’t use totobay.com – they cost a bit much for shipping from China. I sell the A380i in the USA for $180 shipped including a silicone case or $190 with a leather case and car charger. It is a nice phone. You can email me at sales@zydaglo.com if you want one.

  • JakeHoward

    Great Video!

  • JakeHoward

    A weird thing, Even though the sicker says made in Taiwan, it’s not. It’s made in china.

  • Diane/zydaglo

    You are right Jake – the ones that I sell come from a factory in shenzhen China. Who knows why they do what they do over there…. also – the A988 is really hard to get suddenly. I dont know if it is just becomming more popular but the main board is out of stock so they cannot make them right now.

  • Ismael

    Does any one know how to set up SMS, MMS AND VOICEMAIL for the CECT p168+. I am using T-mobile as my service provider. I got the wap internet working but I cant send pictures ect…

  • JakeHoward

    Yup, so is the A990, which shares the same main board and most of the components of the A988. My secret source tells me supply should become available last 2wks of Jan. My guess is that the China 2008 Olympics has really driven up local demand for these types of phones. Since china telecom only uses dualband that may limit the manufacture of quad-band chips. That same source tells me the price of the P168+ continues to go up.

  • Diane/zydaglo

    The price of the P168+ went up at Christmas but has remained steady since then. The A380i is the upgraded P168+ and it costs more but it nice. Problem there is the 900/1800/1900 band for some people. I don’t even have the 850 in my area so it’s no big deal to me.

    The Chinese new year is going to cause a delay in all phones as they shut down everything as well….

  • Mark

    Hi
    Just purchased a iFoe P168+ and was very happy with it until I tried to connect to the internet. I am having real problems T-Mobile couldn’t help and have followed the suggested settings suggested for the P168 with no succes. Does any one have any suggestions?

  • Jteeisme

    Hello people!

    I got the phone yesterday its the cect p168+ model and when i put in my usb charger is says storage or webcam. how do i set the phone as a webcam?

    thankz

  • caleb

    for how much can i get a cect p168+

  • Diane/zydaglo

    I’ll sell you one with the 850 band on it for $190 shipped by priority mail from Tennessee includig the earphone adapter. sales@zydaglo.com

    see me on youtube – search for zydaglo

  • Pierce

    Hi, could someone please help i was playing with my New CECT P168 that i just got today. And i somehow put it on power saving mode, and i cant get it off. If you could please help me thank you. Also i dont know how to copy my song and videos from itunes,lol

  • Ismael

    Pierce,
    To put music on to ur phone directly from itunes u have to plug it in and than select mass storage. go to your my computer and look for the the falsh drive either g: m: n: it depends on ur computter but when u find the right drive it will have the same folders ur memory card has. and all u have to do is drag and drop the songs onto the folder of ur choice. As for videos; you have to convert them bc you cant just drag and drop them but I can tell you that I tried the video as an MP4 and it lagged alot so idk if u can figure out another format that doesn’t lag as much…this is as much as i can help with for now.

  • Ismael

    CAn anyone help me set up or show me were i can go. so I can send and recieve MSM messages..

  • {SIMPLY ME}

    just wanted to thank everyone for all their help.. most of my questions were answered just by reading the comments. yet i still have questions… how do i set it up for msn & yahoo messenger?? and is there i way i can add more songs for ringers cause it only lets me have 5 on the phone … please help (in the U.S) thanks!!

  • Diane/zydaglo

    I have 140 more of the 850/1800/1900 band phones on the way that should be here in 2 weeks. email me at sales@zydaglo.com. I do NOT take exchanges for any 900 band phones so please do not ask.

  • Novak

    I Am About To Buy This Phone Off Ebay I Have At@t Should I Buy It And Why?

  • Novak

    It Says This On Ebay
    850/900/1800/1900

  • Diane/zydaglo

    850/900/1800/1900 does NOT EXIST

  • Novak

    It Says It Works Whith Cingular At@t And T Mobile

  • temix

    do anybody know how to set songs as ring tones

  • gonads

    anybody with a Desay m888 havea look at this site

    desay m888 freeforums org

    or with any clone this site

    iclones freeforums org

  • ant_banks

    I have the CECT p168 with at&t and cant receive/send mms! Can any one help??????

  • Diane/zydaglo

    ant_banks

    You need the 850 band and don’t have it

  • Diane/zydaglo

    Has anyone tried a BOOST Mobile SIM card on the P168+? I have a customer asking if it works and I have never heard of Boost. He said he was getting registration failed, which should not happen with a new sim card…..

    Help?

  • JakeHoward

    When the Boost customer bought this new SIM, what phone did he use to first activate the SIM? I bet he used another phone IMEI that is not compatible with the P68+. He should contact BOOST and tell them of the problem. They should reset the account to handle the registration from the P168.

  • Diane/zydaglo

    Thanks jake – that is essentially what I told him. I had heard that a lot of features are not available on Boost sims as well as they are preprogrammed into the Boost phones. We may have found a service that is not good for the p168+

  • temix

    Do anybody know how to set songs on the phone as ring tones if so can anybody help me thanks

  • Apryl Cheadle

    Diane Kur was an excellent help to me. I had bought a phone through ebay (not from her) and I wasn’t able to use it in my area. After contacting her via email I was able to ship her my phone and she replaced it with a similar phone that worked in my area. She went above and beyond what I could imagine a complete stranger to do! She communicates very well and is willing to go out of her way to help you out. If anyone has a similar problem or is just wanting to buy a good phone I urge you to contact Diane Kur at zydaglo@knology.net!
    Hope this helps someone as much as she helped me! :wink:

  • temix

    thanks everybody :0

  • temix

    do anybody know the puk code on the p 168

  • {SIMPLY ME}

    IS THERE A WAY I CAN PUT MORE THAN 5 RINGERS ON MY PHONE??? I HAVE MANY SONGS ON MY SIM CARD BUT I CAN ONLY PUT 5 ON THE PHONE AS RINGERS.. I HAVE THE P168 HELP PLEASE!!

  • Bob

    Hi..still trying to get mms to work on T-Mobile. Spent 1hr w/ their tier 3 people and they say the settings are all correct. The CECT P168 I have is the latest (with 850 band). Their conclusion was that this model (like the iPhone) cannot do mms without an added application. This is all hard to believe. Has anyone had a similar problem and how did you resolve it? Have used all the suggested settings and double-checked them 1000 times! sms works fine.
    bob(at)schmulian.net
    ps tested the MediaCell 3GP converter and it works fine using the Samsung Z500 profile and Full Quality. The video are acceptable quality but not great.

  • micealah

    How do you change the ring tone and wall paper, just got it today and i hate the fish and the boring ring tone.

  • Diane/zydaglo

    Thanks Apryl – I do not exchange phones so please don’t ask, everyone…..

  • B.E.K.

    Diane; How come no exchange? Do you operate no exchange policy?

  • rudster

    i need help on my email. i have tmobile and i can’t set up my email. i like this phone cect p168 but p—ssing me off. I can’t recived email… HELPPPPPPPPPP

  • Diane/zydaglo

    BEK – I exchange phones that I sell. Apryl had a non-850 phone and I traded her for an 850 band phone even though she had not bought it from me. I do not want an avalanch of people who bought a triband 900 phone asking me to trade them for an 850 band phone. I always exchange my own sales if there is a problem.

  • ZIAS

    Hi
    I purchased a P168. I live in U.K. and I am on O2 pay as you go. SMS works fine. Can any one please tell me how to set MMS. Thank you

    Thezias@Gmail.com

  • CHOLO

    :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: HEYYYY well anyhoo im from winnipeg manitoba i got this exact phone dont know how it got into winnipeg or where it came from just bought it of someone and tried all day to set it up on pay as u go is it true u need some special type of sim card…???? PLZ LET ME KNOW!

  • B.E.K.

    Sorry Diane I thought that person actually bought it from you. CHOLO, ordinary som car should be fine unless you are in 850 mhz area and you dont have that on your phone…

  • quack

    HEY
    anyone who says there are no 850/900/1800/1900 P168 models is full of BS. I HAVE ONE. I used the engineering code to get to the NETWORK SETTINGS -> BAND SELECTION and VOILA….

    I have this:
    850
    900
    1800
    1900
    850/1800
    900/1800
    850/1900
    ALL

    I selected the correct band for my carrier since ALL does not work properly…after that NO PROBLEMS

    case in point of one dufus who doesn’t know anything:
    # Diane/zydaglo says:
    January 14th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    850/900/1800/1900 does NOT EXIST

  • sandra

    Okay, dumb question…I have the A988 and my headphones or earplugs whatever you call them are not functioning anymore..can I just buy regular headphones to use with this phone?

  • sandra

    to listen to the mp3 player, I don’t care about talking on the phone with it like the one I had.

  • xaprilbaby

    i have the CECT P168, and whenever i connect the USB cable into my computer, a thing pops up and says USB not recognized. can anyone help?

  • CraigVM62

    Sandra,
    Typical headphones won’t work. Typical headphones for portable players use a 3.5mm connector. The A988 uses a 2.4mm connector which is difficult to find. Then if you find one, they most likely will have 3 contact points “also known as 3 poled”. Your phone is looking for one with 4 contact points or 4 poled because it is expecting stereo headphones with a built in mic for communications purposes. An example would be the MM10, MM30 or MM50 made by Sennheiser.

  • CraigVM62

    Sandra,
    Also, if you have some favorite standard headphones which have the common 3.5mm plug in, you can find adapters that will allow you to use them with your A988. I would post a link to an auction I found for them, but this sight won’t let me post links. Just search the following on ebay and you will see what I mean.

    OEM 3.5mm to 2.5mm Stereo Headset Adapter 4 BlackBerry

    or

    2x 2.5 to 3.5mm Stereo Headphone Adapter 4 Headset Jack

    or

    OEM Samsung Stereo Headset 4 U740 A990 A930 U620 A880

  • sandra

    Thanks Craig,
    I purchased my phone from Diane. I have asked several times on this thread if she had anymore that I could buy, but she never answers me.

  • Diane/zydaglo

    Sorry Sandra – I do not have an adapter for the A988 or any earphones. I could probablu order a set. I only have the extra USB cable for the A988.

  • JPLAZA

    hey guys I just have a few questions about the P168 with the slide lock, I recieved it about a week ago and have had no real problems with it send/recieve phone calls and text messages but i can seem to recieve MMS or text messages with pics and enter the internet. My carrier is AT&T in North Carolina.

    so any help would be great.
    jplaza_77@yahoo.com

  • boggieman

    can some1 explain to me if the cect 168+ wil lwork with three.ie or three.co.uk becuase my sim card will not work in it- my other sims (o2,vodafone) work rite- three doesnt work. help?????

  • britneyspears

    like I just bought one of these phones and like it is so cool but like i can’t figure anything out…can someone like help me with it.

    does it work on battery or something?
    like i am on verizon like and i only get emeregency
    like does anyone have any games for this like

  • Pierce

    Hi, i got my P168 about a week ago, i love it, i figured out how to put my music from itunes on. But i cannot figure out how to get my itunes videos on. I have tried dragging it in, just like the music but it doesnt come onto my phone. If anyone could please help me.
    Thanks!!!

    Pierce

  • djh

    Hi, just got my P168 today, says I need a memory card..there is a t-flash card already in phone I believe. It will not let me take pics or do music etc as says no memory card. What does this mean?

  • JessMee

    I have cect 168 and the only problem i have on this phone is to upload some movies…..can you tell me how..in details pls?..and i have the a988 but i cant have the mms to work…i have cellular one…can you help me pls?

  • Hans

    I have a new P168+ for sell. $190 shipped in US. If you are interested please email me at hans.goldberg@gmail.com I can send you a picture first. Thanks.

  • e.t. phone home

    voila! you have proven yourself to be pretty ignorant. most all the phones have the OPTIONS, but try individually setting your miracle phone to each network band and finding a signal and making a call… and voila, you’ve got a foot in your mouth. they WILL not all acquire a signal, because of the obvious… no 1800, 900 in the usa. next up is not so obvious but voila! america runs on dunkin, as well as 1900… so no duh you get a signal using your carriers network band setting(which is safe to assume you set it for 850/1900)because it is using 1900… but until you can rack up some frequent flyer miles and make a call from all 4 bands then you cannot prove a legit quadband phone… hows the foot tasting? better yet set the phone to acquire 850 network band only and give me a call from your “quadband” so you can curse me out… lol a call i’d never get from a phone with no signal

    # quack says:
    January 17th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    HEY
    anyone who says there are no 850/900/1800/1900 P168 models is full of BS. I HAVE ONE. I used the engineering code to get to the NETWORK SETTINGS -> BAND SELECTION and VOILA….

    I have this:
    850
    900
    1800
    1900
    850/1800
    900/1800
    850/1900
    ALL

    I selected the correct band for my carrier since ALL does not work properly…after that NO PROBLEMS

    case in point of one dufus who doesn’t know anything:
    # Diane/zydaglo says:
    January 14th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    850/900/1800/1900 does NOT EXIST

  • chiquita480

    ok i am getting ready to buy this phone. i have t mobile and at& t and in reading i saw the internet set up for tmobile and at& t. do you have to do them both? i am getting rid of my att blackberry curve, was hoping i wouldnt need the expensive bberry package anymore? help

  • spencer

    i brought my p168 from beijing andi put a vodofone prepaid sim card in it and the number that it had was 11 digits and had a plus symbol in front of it and when i changed it to the right number it i could no longer send messages i can recieve but not send. So i bought a new sim card and changed the number to my new one and the problem is still hapening. can anyone help this problem please??????????????

  • Tday

    I just received the P168. Inserted the sim card and it worked fine. I took the sim card out and put it back in. Now the phone keeps asking me to insert sim card. Card is in. Can anyone help. PLEASE Thanks

  • booth

    hi guys.
    i live in the U.K, i really want to buy this phone as its at a good price. im currently on o2 pay and go.
    one thing iv read on the web is that it sometimes wont recieve texts or allow internet use.
    will both these features work, or do they need setting up on the phone.
    if so please can someone tell me how to do this.
    remember im in england! U.K

  • Diane/zydaglo

    I can sell you the upgraded version for the UK. Send me an email and I can give you details of the P169. You still have to set up the phone. My email is sales@zydaglo.com

  • Destiny

    Hey i just got a P168 and so far it works im in canada on rogers but im having a problem text messaging and the internet i would love for these to work so if anyone can help me i love to text message and this is the only thing that is making me not like the phone not having these 2 things working.. thank you

  • Destiny

    hey i sent a message and it said it didnt send so im trying again im in canada with rogers and my internet and messaging isn’t working con someone help me thank you

  • lorna

    this is very good phone in good quality, successful phone in China hehe

  • jack

    hi, can anyone tell how i can put videos on my p168,i drag them on but there the wrong format, is there a program i need to convert them and if so what is it and where do i get it from.
    thnx

  • Diane/zydaglo

    Ifenga – you sure do advertise totobay. Prices are not that great there and they come from China.

  • Dennis

    The P168 has very poor video quality, and very poor sound quality. not so much an iphone, more a house brick that squeeks

  • jackie

    my fone says emergency calls only.. its soo annnoying?? i dont get it

  • Diane/zydaglo

    jackie – you probably need the 850 band and don’t have it. check my video on Youtube – search for zydaglo and you can see how to tell.

    Jack – you need a 3GP conversion program to put the movies on the phone – there are a fes free ones out there

  • Tday

    Can anyone tell me if your able to access websites like youtube on the p168+. IF so, could you please tell me how??? Thanks

  • boggieman

    yes u can- BUT!! its really crap- the cect 168+ browser is shity- its in imode. youtube doesnt look how it is on the website- its all white with no images.

  • ifenga

    # jack says:
    January 22nd, 2008 at 4:57 am

    hi, can anyone tell how i can put videos on my p168,i drag them on but there the wrong format, is there a program i need to convert them and if so what is it and where do i get it from.
    thnx
    ====>Hi, jack, u need to convert the video to 3gp format. I think this software come with the software CD in your Packing Box, pls check it. Good Luck !

  • Diane/zydaglo

    Fair enough – I just like to see people who represent a company say so up front. You may not be associated with totobay but there are many people who pose as regular buyers who keep mentioning the same sites over and over with recomendations. I have no problem if you are with them, I just think that if someone represents a company, they should say so instead of pretending to be a customer. I sell on Zydaglo.com (advertisement) but I have always said so. Everyone knows that I am a seller.

    I put the videos on Youtube so people can identify the 850 band phones. They may not be good quality but they do serve their purposes and many people are grateful for them.

  • CANDY

    peirce, how u can figure out d itunes or music pls send me d info…thanks

  • CANDY

    jakehoward…pls help me to set up d mms on tmobile..thanks

  • jack

    hey, my frames per second on my p168 is shocking, how can i make it so that the video quality is more flowing?

  • ifenga

    hi jack,
    For this case, I think u need to expand your TF card storage, u can choose a bigger one.

  • jack

    is there any types of attachments to connect the p168 port to the ipod and other standard mp3 headphones

  • Griffin

    Any ideas on how to get my emails to contain the content on my P168? Some emails are complete and some have nothing in the body. :?:

    Diane: Shoot me your Paypal address again so I can send you the payment for the P168 earphone adapter. My Outlook crashed and I lost your initial email. Thanks again!

  • Diane/zydaglo

    jack – that adapter that you are asking about it the adapter that Griffin is buying.

  • jack

    awesome, thanks heaps

  • Griffin

    Diane: Since either way is going to be $10 for me, which way would eliminate the most seller/merchant fees on your end? :wink:

  • Diane/zydaglo

    Just send it through paypal – thanks

  • ANGIE

    I HAVE A P168 BUT I CAN’T USE MY MMS
    CAN SOMEBODY HELP PLEASE.

  • ANGIE

    CAN SOMEBODY HELP ME WITH MMS I CAN’T OPEN ANY MESAGE WITH PICTURES

    THANKS

  • robin

    :eek: cool

  • pao

    ANYONE CAN ADVISE HOW TO SETTING WITH ROGERS-INTERNET(P168)THANKS :lol:

  • Jstag

    I am selling my Cect P168 I like the phone but do not like texting on this. I want a keyboard again. I will see my phone for $175 free shipping it comes with 2 batteries and two chargers pls there is a bunch of songs already downloaded to it. If you are interested please let me know. Joestag23@yahoo.com. Also I have a full users manual I bought.

  • caleb

    hahaha JSTAG i can get a cect p168+ for 180 why would i want a cect p168 for 175 hahah

  • Diane/zydaglo

    Im selling my cect p168+ for 100 dollars

  • Kygeoman

    Diane, does it have the 850 band?

  • Diane/zydaglo

    yea it those

  • Diane/zydaglo

    I am not selling my phones for $100 – that is a guy called Pink Mohawk pretending to be me – he trys to mess with other people on this forum. he has pretended to be at lease 4 other people so far.

    Yes, my phones are 850 band but are $180

  • Kygeoman

    Ok Diane, I can tell by his vocabulary,

  • Diane/zydaglo

    Thank you I know you can tell by my vocabulary.

  • Diane/zydaglo

    yes – he will not spell correctly or use proper English….we will pretend to be you, though.

  • Diane/zydaglo

    Kygeoman so you want to buy one of my cect p168+

  • Zydaglo

    Once again, I wish this forum had a sign in area so this guy could not pretend to be us for his own fun and games.

  • jack

    hey, does anyone know what is the biggest micro sd card i can put in my phone and would anyone have a url for one?

  • jack

    with the internet on the p168 is it free on a prepaid and how do you set it up?

  • Griffin

    Diane: One more question. Is there a Bluetooth “stereo” headset for the P168 that is good for listening to music/videos rather than the standard type earphones?

  • Zydaglo

    I really like mine but it is not for wearing around in public – great for home. I have the Motorola HT820 stereo headset.

  • jack

    yer i watched your you tube video zydaglo, the one about the 850 band phone, and i saw that mine doesn’t have those numbers on that sticker, what is the difference, and also what is the difference between the p168 and the p168+, i saw that mine said p168+ on that sticker.

  • Zydaglo

    If you phone works for you, the 850 band is not an issue in your immediate area. ATT uses it quite a bit and T-mobile for roaming. The P168+ has the slide to unlock and the flow touch for image viewing.

  • jack

    cool thanks, but im also having problems with the video player and video recorder, it doesnt’t play videos smoothley, someone before said that i might need to expande my micro sd card to make it bigger, is this true?

  • samTN

    I have a N99I i want to know how to install games and stuff everytime I try i keep getting an error message saying java error! Is there some other way to install? please help im really fustrated!!!!!!!!!

    email: millefa100@hotmail.com

  • Griffin

    Diane: Do you sell them (HT820)?

  • Zydaglo

    I have some on order but they are not here yet.

  • got codes

    does any one have the code to unlock a i phone clone and how to unlock the asian version of the i phone thanks

  • Laura

    Hey guys,

    Is anyone looking to buy the iphone clone? It’s never been used before I’m not using it because my parents bought me a new phone so I have no use for this one. If you’re interested e-mail me at knutz528@yahoo.com
    Thanks

  • sandra

    Hey Diane,
    If you can order me a pair of earphones for the A988 that would be great.

  • Zydaglo

    Sandra – please email me – someone is pretending to be me on this forum again. it is getting old. sales@zydaglo.com

  • Kygeoman

    I suppose all those on this site already have a Cect P168, however I a P 168+ with slide lock available for sell. It does NOT support 850 mhz. It is brand new never used. I just recevied it after a second return to the one I purchased from trying to get 850 support. I am in no way trying to infringe upon anyones sales. I need a phone that works for me and this one doesn’t. Save a few dollars, email me at kennyw58@bellsouth.net

  • jack

    can anyone help with my p168+ video player and recorder, its all jumpy and not flowing, how can i fix this,
    can someone plz help

  • CANDY

    GUYS…

    PLEASE I NEED UR HELP HOW TO SET THE MMS,MP3,RINGTONE FRM THE SONGS,AND EMAILS FROM MY PHONE I HAVE CECT 1