09-05-2011 9:49 AM
I just bought this phone for the very same reason! I have searched hi and low and can't find any info on using this imaginary FM tuner. Based on the stellar reviews, I am sorely disappointed in this phone for cellular, wi-fi, and bluetooth reception. I think I like my wife's new HTC Inspire much better!
09-06-2011 11:33 AM
The att website says the infuse has an fm radio. I've had this phone for 3 months and still haven't found it. HELP!!! PLEASE!!!
Where does it say this? I cannot find any claims that the Infuse has FM radio capability.
I never saw any marketing saying that it had it, it's definitely not in the firmware of the AT&T Froyo or Rogers Gingerbread releases.
The chip that handles Bluetooth and GPS (STE CG2900) on our device DOES have FM capability, but I've never seen anything that enabled it and there probably isn't even an antenna wired to the chip for FM.
Trying to get FM working is something on the list of the dev crew over on XDA, but it's pretty low priority - we're still trying to get Bluetooth working again for Cyanogenmod 7.
09-06-2011 8:26 PM
09-07-2011 3:35 AM
If you "shop" for the Infuse on the att.com site , FM radio is listed as one of it's features.
Not seeing it offered on ATT website on the description of the phone either
09-18-2011 6:33 PM
I saw the FM radio listed as a characteristic for the Infuse on the AT&T website when I purchased it - specifically for that reason. Most online reviews and news releases on the Infuse also mention it. It searched high and low and can up empty. Even AT&T Customer Service and Support came up empty but had no response for the false advertising and misrepresentation.
My wife's HTC Inspire came with an app that turned the phone into an FM radio which is pretty cool - easier to use than the FM radio on my old Nokia.
Very disappointed in both the Infuse (loved the screen to watch HD videos) and AT&T - just returned and went back to my old GSM phone.
09-21-2011 7:32 AM - edited 09-21-2011 8:14 AM
FM is listed as a Infuse feature on the AT&T site in the features comparison function... when you compare the Infuse to another phone. (Edit - I confirmed this morning that compare list still shows it.)
My wife bought Infuse in July. I looked for FM radio option on phone menus, and I couldn't find it. I was disappointed.
Is it an error showing FM in the compare list? Or does the phone has FM, but AT&T has disabled it? Maybe AT&T will enable it in the future?
I understand that internet radio is available with numerous apps... the problem with that is internet radio usage affects the phone's data cap and my home internet data cap (when using wi fi). Also, there's local channels I would like to listen to that aren't available on internet radio. I don't like being forced to go to internet radio... my current older phone has a FM tuner!
09-21-2011 9:27 AM
I just tried a device comparison. No mention of FM whatsoever.
One of the chips in the Infuse supports FM reception, however:
1) No drivers exist for that particular subfeature of the chip.
2) The chip likely doesn't have an antenna or any of the required audio I/O wired up for FM.
Some of us over on XDA were thinking of trying to get the FM component working, but the more people work with the CG2900, the more they want to avoid ever touching it again.
11-11-2011 7:30 AM - edited 11-11-2011 7:32 AM
It is listed as a feature when you compare it to other phones:
go down and expand multimedia to see it listed as having fm radio.
I just ordered the infuse and if it doesn't have the fm radio capability I will be really upset!