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Well it looks like we have it ALL FIGURED OUT NOW!

So thanhks for your help Paul and Karen!
 

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Regarding a convertor as shown on eBay.

I would not recommend one of these "plug" adapters for a portable gadget.
(your first ebay example, or http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=1144&doy=13m6 )

Together with the earphone plug, they will mechanically hang out a long way from your phone/MP3 player and risks getting knocked and ripping the socket off the circuit board inside the player.

Using an adapter is fine, but you'd be much better off getting one which has a 2.5mm plug and a 3.5mm socket separated by a few inches of flexible cable.
This looks like a "premium" (expensive) product, but is the kind of thing I had in mind: http://www.infinitecables.com/pop/av_25m-35f.htm
A lower priced product from a UK distributer is:
http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/168056/art/hama/cable-adapter-2-5-mm-plug.html
or in the US
http://mytreo.net/store/product.php?xProd=94
- both found using a Google search for 2.5mm 3.5mm cable

Even a right-angle adapter would probably be mechanically safer than a standard one, something like this:
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=218492&&source=14&doy=9m1
« Last Edit: 09/01/2008 10:42:49 by techmind »
 

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When I saw the title of this thread I thought it was suggesting that you hum melodies to yourself instead of getting an mp3 player!

(In case the title gets changed, in which case I will look like a loony, the title at the time of writing was "Hum instead of getting an Mp3 player would this work for my phone?")
 

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Lol. Yeah it ain't that BenV.

And yes That's exactly what dad said thanks techmind
 

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Alright I got all my A's and B's. I've got 55 dollars in my room and I should be getting 20 from dad and then I asked my sister to chip in 20 also. So i'll have 95 dollars to spend.

We will be going to the local verizon wireless store to see what we can get for the phone. This is what they have online.

http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/accessoryPopup?item=accessoryMart&accessoryId=29498

http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/accessoryPopup?item=accessoryMart&accessoryId=29475

Dad works for the post office and get a discount on anytthing and everything so those prices aren't accurate.

If we end up deciding that that's to expenive or something stupid like that I will be getting all of the stuff off of ebay.

Yay
 

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I've done the Math!

Verizon Store: 79.99 (for the card) + 29.99 (for the cable, cd, and headphones) = 109.98

eBay 1: 14.99 + 4.50 (for the cable, cd, and headphones, yes its the same thing from verizon) + 29.99 + 9.99 (for the card) = 59.36

eBay 2: 14.99 + 4.50 (for the cable, cd, and headphones, yes its the same thing from verizon) + 39.99 + 2.99 (for the card and usb adaper, I don't really need this but its only a little more for conveience :)) = 64.47

Keep in mind that the verizon one will be cheaper cuz of dad's discount. We aren't sure how big the discount is so we will go to verizon and see on Monday.

Sorry I keep posting on top of myself I'm just so phyced!
 

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here are my maths:

1. from the store $109.98, in your hand walk away with the goods
2. buy off ebay $59.36 to $64.47, goods may or may not turn up....
3. goods don't arrive from ebay, now they have cost roughly $180

just beware with ebay is the message.
 

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That's true Paul, but my dad's been buying stuff off of ebay for 3 years now an everything has came just as planned. But that's very true.

I guess we will wait until Monday to find out. I would be willing to pay another 14 bucks (dad says he think he remembers hearing when he got the phone that for a normal person it'd be 120 dollars, but dad can get it for 80. if so i'd be willing to pay that little more (with my sisters money haha) so if he don't let us get it on monday and we get it off ebay and it don't work i'm gonna be on his case)

Thanks Paul
 

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Welp we are going there now! I'll let know what happens when I get back!
 

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The total at verizon for everything was

59.99 + 22.49 = 82.48

I guess we decided that eBay is the better route. I should be purchasing them tonight because the auctions are buy-it-now's.

Hopefullfy it all works out rightt

eBay totals are

21.98 + 42.98 = 64.96
« Last Edit: 21/01/2008 23:05:00 by Simulated »
 

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Done off of eBay! It'll be coming soon!
 

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Well the card is loadded with all the music..but it says it ain't there
« Last Edit: 26/01/2008 18:43:39 by Simulated »
 

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Hmmmmm Do you need to synchronize it or something.....?
 

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Well. I haven't got the phone to pc cord part yet, but I got the card to pc one. I did that and synced all the music that way, but the phone says there is nothing on the card..even thouhg i know there is. I"m trying to get the cardout to see if it reads if its on there, but i cna't get it back out haha..

soryr karen i thouhg i saw that the phone said it was alsmot full, but i was wrong.
 

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push the card it will pop out don't pull it!
 

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haha! i just figured that out. I'm trying it all over again karen. I see. when i put it in the phone the phone put its own folders in there..then delted the music..so i do the sync again, but put it in the my_music folder haha
 

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Good Job! Your so smart! YAYYYYYYYYYYYY!
 

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Haha. I'm so young, good word instead of stupid, to take that long and worried that much about it lol. Well its at 60 percent syncronized..
 

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Okk I did what I had to. And it still ai'nt working!
 

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Oh now..hmmmmmm so its synchronized now you need to upload the music to the phone eh..?
 

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BTW You are not stupid!
 

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That's odd. I just plugged it into our DVD player that has a USB jack and it works
 

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Yayyyyyyyyy! so will it work on its own..? I am confused!
 

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I have the Shell that you plugg the microSD card into a miniSD card that plugges into the shell. the shell has a usb thing on the end. so i plugged it into the compuer and the dvd players usb drives and it reads it, but the cell phone don't.
 

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But I just noticed that when I plugg the shell into the dvd player it skips the first how many artist and goes staright to black sabbth
 

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