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Posted by Moi (Member # 4980) on January 26, 2007, 14:01:
Hello everyone,

I have a question about cell phone batteries. I have a Motorola V180 phone and I just ordered a new battery for it. My question is, are the ringtones that I have downloaded stored on my battery (will they be lost when I change it?) or will I still have them with the new battery? Thanks for any help!
Posted by stevenback7 (Member # 5114) on January 26, 2007, 14:24:
not a cell phone geek here but why would the ringtones be stored on the battery? wouldn't ringtones be kept on the memory? so i would say your ringtones would still be there.
Posted by Moi (Member # 4980) on January 26, 2007, 15:25:
I have no idea where they are stored, so that's why I was asking. [Smile] Does the phone have a memory besides the SIM card? Because I don't think they're stored on the SIM card. Thanks for the insight thought. [Smile]
Posted by BooBooKitty (Member # 5566) on January 26, 2007, 16:00:
RTFM. ;-)

If it is a GSM phone, then you should be able to store your phone numbers and such onto the SIM card. Anything else (i.e., pictures if your phone took pics) might be lost unless there is a way to transfer or save them.

I'm more familiar with the Sony Ericsson phones. The newer ones come with a very small memory stick and adapter. Some have infrared and/or bluetooth connectivity.

I like my W300i. [Smile]
Posted by Moi (Member # 4980) on January 26, 2007, 16:08:
Well, if I regularly take my battery out of the phone and put it back in without losing anything, does that mean I'm fine? (Don't ask, the thing freezes.)
Posted by BooBooKitty (Member # 5566) on January 26, 2007, 16:09:
Yes. ;-)
Posted by never_ask_why333 (Member # 6340) on January 26, 2007, 20:31:
Ringtones and things like that are not stored on the battery (to the best of my knowledge). They are stored either to the phones memory, or to the card. So don't worry about it.
Posted by iWanToUseaMac (Member # 4993) on January 26, 2007, 20:34:
As far as I'm concerned, cellphones have storage onboard, so battery isn't related to your information, it just provides energy to your phone.
Most of my friends use Nokia phones and switch batteries each other when they're dried up, without losing any data.
Posted by Moi (Member # 4980) on January 26, 2007, 23:05:
Thanks everyone! [Smile]
Posted by batteryman (Member # 8210) on May 04, 2007, 10:20:
Yes, the responses are correct. You should not lose any data when you change batteries. If you need another battery is a good source for info and products for your phone.
Take care!
Posted by Steen (Member # 170) on May 04, 2007, 11:59:
Now let's all open our hosts file and add "" so we don't forget and wind up providing income to a spammer.
Posted by iWanToUseaMac (Member # 4993) on May 04, 2007, 12:09:
Don't be rude, just let MMKK hand him a can of SPAM [Razz]
Posted by Steen (Member # 170) on May 04, 2007, 13:24:
I'm not being rude... I really do exactly what I just said. I can't remember all the spammers I run into, so I add them into my hosts file and direct them to my local computer so that I will get an immediate 404 response if I try to go to their site by accident. By spamming, they lose any chance of ever having me as a customer unless they change domain names.

Posted by iWanToUseaMac (Member # 4993) on May 04, 2007, 22:14:
Gosh! These forums haven't any relation to the chatroom, or maybe my humor is way too dark for mortals... chill out [Razz]
Posted by batteryman (Member # 8210) on May 14, 2007, 09:53:
Hey, sorry. I am new to this scene. Won't happen again.
Posted by garlicguy (Member # 3166) on May 14, 2007, 12:05:
Don't sweat it Batteryman. It would be better to get to know you first before becoming your customers.

Care to tell us a bit about you? (please...) Start a new thread of introduction in the All About You forum.

Welcome! [Big Grin] [thumbsup]
Posted by MacManKrisK (Member # 955) on May 14, 2007, 13:45:
batteryman: We're very touchy about spam around here. We like our community and are wary of it becoming prey to the new breed of "social spammers," so we tend to pull out the pitchforks and torches pretty quickly, sometimes a little /too/ quickly.

On that note, I'd like to welcome you to Geek Culture. I hope that, if your intentions really are pure, you'll stick around let us get to know ya' better. [Smile]

Moi: To repeat (and consolidate) what's already been said... The only thing stored in your battery is an electrical potential difference in the form of a chemical reaction. There's no data there, just a fancy bit of chemistry. Depending on the phone, wallpapers, ring tones, and such like might be stored in the SIM card or on the phone itself, but your phone book info, phone number info, service info, network info, etc. will, certainly be on the SIM card.
Posted by Ugh, MightyClub (Member # 3112) on May 14, 2007, 13:53:
Originally posted by MacManKrisK:
... pitchforks and toarches...

Not to mention the dictionaries [Big Grin]


welcome, batteryman. I'll keep my pitchfoark in it's holster for now.

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