Updates

We are very pleased with how well our customers like their Sunbeam phones. And we greatly appreciate the feedback that you provide. Based on this feedback, we continue to make software and hardware improvements to create a better user experience. Follow our roadmap below to see what updates we’re working on!

Software Updates

Icon for Orchid model of the F1 cellular phone.

Orchid Updates

Bug Fixes

– Added ability to select APN via keypad
– Added new Total/Tracfone, Mint, Ultra, Wing, and Tello APNs
– Changed Messaging audio-clip format to mp3 to work with iPhones
– Fixed bug in Contacts preventing all contacts from being listed
– Fixed bugs in SMS import/export feature
– The Allow only from contacts feature now applies to both calls and texts
– Added optional auto-responder for incoming SMS messages
– Adjusted icon selection focus movement in main menu to loop around to beginning when the last item is selected
– Fixed bug in Messaging that failed to update message sent status and prevented further messages from being sent
– Misc Music Player improvements
– Fixed Abc mode character insert bug for apostrophes, etc
– Fixed QWERTY multi-language switching bug
– Fixed context menu bug for selected SMS messages
– Added a switch in Phone Settings to disable the external flashlight volume-key shortcut

Bug fixes

– Fixed issue with missed incoming calls and texts.
– Added ability to export and import text messages.
– Optional auto-cleanup of old text messages.
– Other minor adjustments and bug fixes.

Bug Fixes
– Fix for voice-to-text input failure.
– Fix for Contact import with company name failure
– Fix for editing Contact notes
– Other minor adjustments and bug fixes

Bug Fixes
– Fix an issue on Verizon where an outgoing SMS message fails to send due to the phone attempting to send via 3G instead of over IP.
– Fix the issue where the wrong Contact details are loaded when user taps a contact in list of matching contacts that are shown when dialing a number.
– Fix issue where GPS and Location services stay active, even after Navigation has ended.
– Fix missing sent/received color indications beside each message in a conversation in Messaging.

Reported bugs in this update
– Voice-to-text input stops working in areas of poor connectivity and does not start working again until a reboot of the phone.
– The on-screen QWERTY keyboard will immediately hide again if rotated to landscape and used in anything other than Messaging. It can be opened in Messaging and rotated back into Portrait by pressing the top-left physical key while it’s displayed.
– Users can’t use the down d-pad key to directly select Send after composing a new text. Pressing the green Call/Send key or tapping the Send icon on-screen send it as usual.

Contacts
– Fixed ability to CALL from contact detail view
– Added support for company name field in the contact
– Updated the search method to work like the dialer – simply tap each key once to spell the name or number you’re looking for. For example, to call my friend Bill, I would key in 245 for B-I-L and it’ll sort him right out in the list.
– Added contact whitelisting. This allows you to restrict incoming calls to saved contacts only.

Dialer
– Increased Call Log entry list to include the last 2,500 calls.
– The screen will now light up on an incoming call.
– Searching for a contact will also now match the company name field of a saved contact.

Keyboard
– Center D-pad key (enter/select key) now functions as an Enter key in 123 mode.
– Added ability to disable QWERTY touch mode to prevent it from showing when a text field is touched.
– Fixed QWERTY-mode keyboard rotate. Use the upper-left menu key while the keyboard is displayed to rotate it.

Messaging
– Added ability to attach a contact from within a conversation.
– Updated group message sending to prompt for send method (as individual SMS or group MMS) only on first message sent. Your choice is then saved as the default for that conversation, but can be changed in the conversation menu.
– Added ability to call message sender by selecting the message and pressing the CALL key.
– Fixed a number of other potential crashes.

Navigation
– Miscellaneous fixes to Favorites functionality.

Music Player
– Show music by Artist and Album
– Support Bluetooth playback controls, such as Play/Pause, Next/Previous.
– Support playback of virtually any audio format.
– Allow scanning any folder for available files for playback.

Icon for Daisy model of the F1 cellular phone.

Daisy Updates

– Fixed slow Call Log loading and contact matching
– Misc Music Player improvements
– Fixed bug with quick-reply to incoming calls
– Fixed Abc mode character insert bug for apostrophes, etc
– Fixed QWERTY multi-language switching bug
– Fixed context menu bug for selected SMS messages
– Added a switch in Phone Settings to disable the external flashlight volume-key shortcut

– Added ability to select APN via keypad
– Added D-pad keys as direct shortcuts to in-call functions
– Changed Messaging audio-clip format to mp3 to work with iPhones
– Fixed bug in Contacts preventing all contacts from being listed
– Added ability to clear all call logs at once
– Fixed bugs in SMS import/export feature
– Fixed visual voicemail bug preventing use on T-Mobile
– The Allow only from contacts feature now applies to both calls and texts
– Added optional auto-responder for incoming SMS messages
– Adjusted icon selection focus movement in main menu to loop around to beginning when the last item is selected
– Fixed bug in Messaging that failed to update message sent status and prevented further messages from being sent

Update includes:
– Fix for issue preventing incoming calls and texts on Verizon
– Fix for Messaging auto-cleanup for old messages

– Fix for SMS send issue on Verizon
– Export/Import SMS feature in Messaging
– Bug fixes in Basic Music player
– Bug fixes in Contacts
– Bug fixes in Dialer

Contacts
– Fixed ability to CALL from contact detail view
– Added support for company name field in the contact
– Updated the search method to work like the dialer – simply tap each key once to spell the name or number you’re looking for. For example, to call my friend Bill, I would key in 245 for B-I-L and it’ll sort him right out in the list.
– Added contact whitelisting. This allows you to restrict incoming calls to saved contacts only.

Dialer
– Increased Call Log entry list to include the last 2,500 calls.
– The screen will now light up on an incoming call.
– Searching for a contact will also now match the company name field of a saved contact.

Keyboard
– Center D-pad key (enter/select key) now functions as an Enter key in 123 mode.
– Added ability to disable QWERTY touch mode to prevent it from showing when a text field is touched.
– Fixed QWERTY-mode keyboard rotate. Use the upper-left menu key while the keyboard is displayed to rotate it.

Messaging
– Added ability to attach a contact from within a conversation.
– Updated group message sending to prompt for send method (as individual SMS or group MMS) only on first message sent. Your choice is then saved as the default for that conversation, but can be changed in the conversation menu.
– Added ability to call message sender by selecting the message and pressing the CALL key.
– Fixed a number of other potential crashes.

Navigation
– Miscellaneous fixes to Favorites functionality.

Music Player
– Show music by Artist and Album
– Support Bluetooth playback controls, such as Play/Pause, Next/Previous.
– Support playback of virtually any audio format.
– Allow scanning any folder for available files for playback.

Dandelion Updates

– Fix for issue preventing incoming calls on Verizon
– Added D-pad keys as direct shortcuts to in-call functions
– Added new Total/Tracfone, Mint, Ultra, Wing, and Tello APNs
– Added ability to clear all call logs at once
– Adjusted icon selection focus movement in main menu to loop around to beginning when the last item is selected
– Fixed Abc mode character insert bug for apostrophes, etc
– Added a switch in Phone Settings to disable the external flashlight volume-key shortcut
– Fixed slow Call Log loading and contact matching
– Added ability to enable Repeat Notification sounds
– Other minor adjustments and bug fixes

– Fix APN selection bug.
– Fixes Joyn issue.
– Many bug fixes and functionality improvements to Contacts, Dialer, and T9.

Numerous updates and improvements

Bug fixes in Dialer and Contact apps

Hardware Improvements

-stronger left side hinge design

– Upgraded plastic material for outer case to improve crack resistance

– Outer case is slightly thicker

– 15V surge protector

-new screen cable design

-fixed right-side hinge

-added screen cable protection

Send us your feedback!

We love hearing your feedback and ideas! Let us know what your thoughts are by contacting us. We use your input to help guide and direct our R&D team to meet the needs of thoughtful and intentional folks like you.

A big thank you from all of us at Sunbeam Wireless!