Motorola L6 setup and Orange mobile network service

Thought I would write up some instructions for using a Motorola L6 with the Orange mobile phone network. However the notes might prove useful to people using other networks with the phone. Also I’d like to mention I’ve found the Orange staff to be polite, excellent and very helpful when I’ve asked them for help.

Configuring MMS

I believe the mobile service provider need to first enable mms for your account, this is the case with Orange. When you call and request this, they will send you a configuration file.

Here is how to manually configure your phone if required.

1. From the menu button select ‘messages’.
2. Press the “-“ button at the top of your keypad.
3. Select ‘Message Setup’.
4. Select ‘MMS Message Setup’.
5. Scroll down to Server Info and select ‘Change’.
6. Scroll down to the entry to edit and select the “-“ at the top of your keypad.
7. Select ‘Edit’.
8. Type in Orange MMS and then select Ok.
9. The server name is: http://mms.orange.co.uk/

If this fails or instead of you can request a configuration file from orange. Visit http://setuporange.wdsglobal.com/mms , select the mobile phone ‘Motorola MOTOSLVR L6’, type in your phone number and fill in the captcha form. Orange will then send you a file and you need to install the file and type in the code (normally a four digit code) orange told you on the webpage.

If you receive the error ‘Exceeds maximum limit. Cannot send mms’.

1. From the menu button select ‘messages’.
2. Press the “-“ button at the top of your keypad.
3. Select ‘Message Setup’.
4. Select ‘MMS Message Setup’.
5. Delete all entries and then request the configuration file again.

Orange Text Message setup

1. From the menu button select ‘messages’.
2. Press the “-“ button at the top of your keypad.
3. Select ‘Message Setup’.
4. Select ‘Text Msg Setup’.
5. The settings are:

Email Gateway: 684
Service Centre No. +447973100973
Use GPRS: No

Problems charging a Motorola L6 phone

I hadn’t used the Motorola L6 phone for a long time and it wouldn’t charge. In the end I removed the SIM card and then connected it to be charged. I left it for thirty minutes and the phone was charging properly. I then disconnected the phone so it wasn’t be charged. I placed the SIM back in the phone, reconnected and carried on charging like normal.

Also if you install the Motorola L6 drivers you can charge this phone via usb cable connected to your computer. Quite nifty if travelling and limited power sockets available and using a laptop.

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