December 03, 2004

Interesting Features of the NEC e616v mobile phone

I just found out some cool features of the NEC e616v

1) its got a multitasking operating system: which means you can switch between different tasks easily. So say you are on the phone to somone and they ask you for a phone number of a friend, you have it in your phones address book, if you click the menu button, you can switch to the address book and look up the number while you are still on the call :)

2) if someone asks you for your mobile number but you cant remember it, theres a hidden option on the menu, to access it, press the menu button, then press 0 on the keypad. And the phone will display your mobile number :)

3) if you receive a txt message while the phone is closed, if you press one of the volume buttons, the small lcd display shows the number the message came from and also the date + time it arrived. It would be cool if it would display the message as well, but unfortunately it doesnt.

4) you can record phone conversations using the voice memo option.

5) according to the phones manual, its possible to make video calls from this phone to someone on a pc with a webcam! :) Im not sure if this capability is possible in the UK due to the network restrictions that 3 UK impose. But somone on the Aussie3G forum has posted details on how to set this up. It seems the person on the PC needs to be running NetMeeting. Click here for more info

Posted by steeev to NEC e616v Mobile Phone

at December 3, 2004 08:52 AM

U can use your camera torch as a quick light. Simply hold down one of the side volume keys Up or Down when the phone is in the closed position not opened up, this will just increase or decrease the volume.

Posted by: Adam at December 9, 2004 02:44 PM

Blimey thats a really cool tip!!! cheers for sharing that mate!! :)

I had been using my phone as a kind of torch previously, but just by opening it up and pointing the backlit LCD display in the general direction i want to go, it seems to give just enough light out to navigate my way downstairs in the dark ;-)

Posted by: steeev at December 10, 2004 05:37 AM

u can now av a 3 way call jus simple phone someone then go down to add another person add put their name in now u can speak 2 to people at once also did u know u can put ur phone on load speaker jus by pressin the tp button and go to the volume key jus email if u dont get wat im sayin

Posted by: billie at January 31, 2005 10:05 PM


Can you get realtunes on this mobile now, I keep getting details that I can get realtunes and nametones on this mobile but when I try to access these, it says my phone isnt compatible.

Is this true.

Posted by: Sarah at May 4, 2005 07:32 PM