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T-Mobile Sparq™ - No Annual Contract

The T-Mobile Sparq is an affordable and reliable mobile phone, where staying connected to your friends and family has never been easier. Send text messages and browse the web with the full QWERTY keyboard. Enjoy great entertainment options like music player and FM radio. • Full QWERTY keyboard • Bluetooth • Camera New Device purchase require a SIM Starter Kit which will be added to your order automatically.
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Can i download music from my mac to the phone?

asked 3 years, 1 month ago
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answer 1
yes, you can it is really easy you just need to get a cabel that plugs into your phone and the mac.
answered 3 years ago
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Anonymous
California
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answer 2
(more info)

You can also use a USB cable to connect the phone to your computer (Mac/Windows/Linux). Have the phone turned on. Connect cable to computer and look at the phone screen. It will present a menu of connection modes - select "Mass Storage". The phone will now appear as a drive on your computer. Open the "audio" folder. Inside will be several more folders. Regular music goes in the "music" folder; ringtones in teh "melodies" folder. Just drag and drop your MP3, AAC, or MID files into the appropriate folder. "Eject" and disconnect the USB cable.

Once you are done copying music, remember to "Update Songs" in the Music mode of the phone's Multimedia app to import the metadata.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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Anonymous
The Arizona Desert
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answer 3
While the phone does not connect to iTunes, you CAN transfer music to the phone via a microSD card. Just connect the SD card to your Mac and load it up with songs. You can then put the SD card into the phone.

The manual isn't too specific about what types of audio files the phone will play. You're probably fine with regular MP3 files, but it's unclear about songs from, say, the iTunes store. The manual says the phone has the capability to play songs with DRM but does not elaborate about which types of DRM are compatible. I would suggest playing around with the music feature if you've already purchased the phone.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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Simplicity
Virginia, USA
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answer 4
I don't know about direct transfer (USB or Bluetooth), but if you have a USB card reader (very inexpensive) you can just use that to put the music files on a microSD card (up to 8 GB), and then insert the microSD card into the phone. Here's how:

First you'll want to format the memory card in the phone, then take it out of the phone and put it in the computer's card reader. Now put your music files in the "music" folder that the phone created on the card. It can play MP3, AAC, and MID files. If you have any you want to use as ringtones, put these in the "melodies" folder.

Remove the card from the computer and put back in the phone. In the media player app, select Music, then Update Songs - this will scan your music folder, reading the title and artist info and building a list of all your music. You'll want to remember to "update songs" any time you've added or deleted songs from your music folder.

This method should work with any computer and operating system - Mac, Windows, Linux, or for that matter, anything you can use to write to a microSD card.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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Anonymous
The Arizona Desert
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answer 5
Yeah totaly, of course you can just get a plug and plug your phone into the your computer and vala there ya go you have music that plays on your phone!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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Anonymous
San Diego, California
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Does this phone have an alarm? And does it have the capability to go to silent mode. instead of a ringtone

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I own the phone and use it so I can tell you your answers... Yes and Yes
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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Anonymous
Honolulu, HI
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answer 2
Yes. You can set any number of alarms and easily turn them on or off. There are options for setting alarms too, such as repeat times, no alarm on weekends, etc.

You can go into silent mode at any time by holding down the # key while on the homescreen.

This phone actually lets you keep sound profiles that you can turn on or off. For instance, you can set a profile for work which will set all alert tones to silent, if you prefer. Or, you can have a different ringtone for different profiles. You can customize all of these, though figuring out the options will take a minute or two.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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Simplicity
Virginia, USA
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answer 3
yes and yes
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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sweetlips1
lorain ohio
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I'm a Prepaid - pay as you go customer looking for a better phone. Will this phone work with my plan?

asked 3 years, 1 month ago
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Anonymous
El Paso, TX
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answer 1
Yes.

Best Buy, Target and even Walmart carry this phone (at least in the Midwest)
answered 3 years ago
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Anonymous
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answer 2
I bought this phone and then purchased a prepaid plan, so I'm thinking the answer is probably yes. I would visit or call a T-Mobile store and they can clear it up for you.

NOTE: The guy at the T-Mobile store told me this phone is only available on t-mobile.com or at Wal-Mart, so it probably won't be at the T-Mobile store if you're looking to test it out.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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Simplicity
Virginia, USA
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answer 3
T-Mobile is selling it as both a pre-paid and post-paid handset here on their website, so I am sure it will work on your plan.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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Anonymous
The Arizona Desert
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can this phone be set to vibrate

asked 2 years, 11 months ago
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yes. there is a button on the bottom rt side corner of the ph one the key pad all u have to do is push to hv vibrate on.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 2
yes
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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Anonymous
San Francisco
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answer 3
at the right corner the star * u hold it and it will vibrate
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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Anonymous
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Does the Sparq do picture messaging?

asked 3 years, 2 months ago
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Anonymous
MN
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Yes - though, curiously, you have to save incoming pictures to the phone in order to see them in full-screen. Kind of annoying, but workable.

For outgoing pictures, the camera is surprisingly good for an inexpensive phone.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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Simplicity
Virginia, USA
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answer 2
Yes it does!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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Anonymous
Columbus, Georgia
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Does this phone have a headset jack? What size

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It's got a standard 3.55mm headphone jack. No adapters necessary. The phone comes with some pack-in headphones that are about the quality you get with the pack-in iPod headphones.

Also, the phone has an FM tuner. It uses the wires of an attached pair of headphones as the antenna.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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Simplicity
Virginia, USA
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answer 2
It has a 3.5 mm headset jack.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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Anonymous
The Arizona Desert
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What type of camera?

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There's not much in the manual about camera specs. It takes shots up to 640x480px and has a variety of shooting options. Even a few photo filters. No flash LED. It also does video.

That said, the picture quality is surprisingly decent for an inexpensive phone. But if you're looking for a more "professional" camera, this is not your phone.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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Simplicity
Virginia, USA
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answer 2
It is a VGA camera (640x480, or .3MP) and takes stills or video.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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Anonymous
The Arizona Desert
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How many MP is the camera?

asked 3 years, 1 month ago
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Anonymous
I.E. in the CA
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.3MP (640x480, also known as VGA)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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Anonymous
The Arizona Desert
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answer 2
It's not clear. The manual says practically nothing about camera specs. It takes shots up to 640x480px and has a variety of shooting options. Even a few photo filters. No flash LED. It also does video.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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Simplicity
Virginia, USA
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Does this phone do MP3

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bellingham, WA
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Yes. You can transfer MP3 files to the phone via a microSD card. The manual even claims it can handle DRM music files, but it doesn't go into specifics.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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Simplicity
Virginia, USA
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answer 2
Yes, it plays MP3. I was pleasantly surprised with the music player in this phone - it reads the ID3 tags from your MP3 files and will let you sort by artist, title, album, etc.

If your question was regarding ring tones, the answer is also yes - you can use MP3 files as ring tones.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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Anonymous
The Arizona Desert
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Does this phone have to have a Data Plan?

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No data plan is required if you only want voice calls and text messaging. If you want to use the web browser you would need some sort of data plan.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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Anonymous
The Arizona Desert
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answer 2
I don't believe so, though most T-Mobile plans come with some sort of data allotment built-in. In my case, it's 30Mb a month.

If you're asking whether the phone requires an expensive data plan like your typical smartphone, the answer is no.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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Simplicity
Virginia, USA
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