Summary: I ordered this phone, just for business purposes and to have a local phone number for my customers. The phone works well, have not had any problems with it and I received it earlier than I expected it. Pretty good value for the price. Will order from this vendor again.
Summary: OK here's the deal with this phone. I just got it yesterday, and all in all, it's a 7 on a scale of 1-10. It has the best speakers and sound quality of all non-MP3 dedicated phones (meaning the Chocolate and others like it). You do not have to convert MP3's into WMA's anymore.
Excerpt: I love the phone but I was wondering how I can make the mp3's that I put on my minisd card, into my ringtones. I didnt buy the data cable as I am using my digital camera to put music on the card, and I have yet to figure out how I can make them my ringtones.
Excerpt: Well, I'm dropping the question everyone else has dropped.... Is it possible to play mp3's on the 8300 as your ringtone. Is there a program I can use to hack it, and how do I go about doing this?
Excerpt: If you want to use this phone for data connections, there is no mobile office kit available. However, you can use the cable provided in the music kit for the 8300 (available under accessories on the Verizon site) for $19.99 and then use the mobile phone manager from SmithMicro for $29.99.
Excerpt: go to menu press 0 then the pass key comes up , its all 0's. go to 11 music setup. enable mp3 and ur set to listen to them cause there unblocked, verizon locks them so it an make more money off of vcast music. just insert ur mem card and drag and drop them into the my mp3 folder on ur card.