Re: VZW still disabling mp3 players?
- From: David Matthew Wood <nodmwood78@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2007 12:42:09 GMT
In article <ac2dnVCrI-Joj1bYnZ2dnUVZ_s-rnZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
"Martin Kallikak, Jr." <noone> wrote:
"David Matthew Wood" <nodmwood78@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I have the Samsung SCH-A950 which I have re-enabled the MP3 player on,
because I was quite pissed to learn that my phone would only play WMAs
out of the box since Verizon purposely hides the player, and I refuse to
further lose audio quality by recomposing a lossy format (MP3) to
another lossy format (WMA)...not to mention that WMA isn't really what I
would call standard anyway, and I refuse to support the format (I'm also
very anti-Microsoft, but I'll skip that for now).
While I am aware that it can easily be re-enabled on the VCast version
of the firmware, I decided to downgrade the firmware on my phone because
I found it to run much faster without all the VCast crap which I never
Since I don't like carrying multiple things around, I am quite happy
using my cell phone to play MP3s when I'm in the car and such. Granted,
there is no EQ or anything else "fancy" about it, but it doesn't matter
since most of the time I listen to it through the car stereo anyway.
My question though is this. Is Verizon still doing this on their
phones? That is, are they still hiding the MP3 function so they can
"force" users to convert everything to WMAs if they wish to put music on
their phones memory cards? I know the LG Chocolate plays MP3s without
user modification, but what about Verizon's other new phones?
Davey my boy, you must lead one hell of an empty, vapid life totally devoid
of responsibility, social interaction or obligation if this is what you
Um....no, I just like to be able to use features that are supposed to
come with my phone, and not have them disabled because some business
wants me to use a different file format instead. The whole reason I
picked the a950 was because it was advertised as being able to play
mp3s. It's a cool thing to have built into your cell if you don't want
to carry multiple devices around.