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Nethawk

Feb 1, 2004, 2:10 PM

? about GSM/TDMA selection - 6340i field test

Greetings,

A bit of background - I live in the boonies in NW Virginia, a spotty area for Cingular coverage. I had minor problems with quality and a 5165 phone, so upgraded to 6340i and GAIT. Fortunately I live on the SE side of a mountain with sufficient elevation to give me signal strength in the high 80s while at home.

I've been observing while in field test mode (after doing a lot of research) various network selection characteristics, and have questions.

Nokia 6340i, v 8.05.3

With CELL BARR ACCEPTED 0101 displays GSM characteristics indicating that I am using GSM. 2101 always displays ACCH when GSM is active, DCCH not available.

With CELL BAR DISCARD either can happen - GSM or CAMPING on DCCH.

With CELL BAR REVERSE i...
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darwin_l

Feb 2, 2004, 6:04 PM

Cingular World Phones are unlocked?

Someone was telling me that as a pratice, Cingular doesn't lock their world phones. Is this true?

I also have heard from people that sometimes it is hit-or-miss. If you are lucky, you may get a phone that is unlocked from Cingular. But their next batch of phones can be locked.

Not sure if someone who works in Cingular can confirm that. Thanks.
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whiteboi67

Feb 1, 2004, 7:32 PM

V400 no contract FOR only $269.99

Go to letstalk.com you can buy a v400 for $269.99 with no contrct that the price and it has free shipping to so go to



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snowweasel

Feb 1, 2004, 3:24 PM

Deal on Cingular.com!!!

Anybody else notice this? just wondering if it was a typo on their part...kind of makes me wish I'd waited to renew my contract...

Under rate plans, package deals, the second offer is for a free 3595 (nothing special) but for the GSM Nation 850 package for only $39.99 a month! I contracted in @ the previous 500 for $39.99, expecting it to drop, which it did, to 450 min under their new prices (though with 1000 mobile to mobile- of course, i don't know many people I call regularly on cingular, so I opted for the 500 rollover min) I think it's just a typo, as it's the same price for the 450 or 850 deal they have there, and with the x427 phone it's phone for $49.99, and both the 450 and 850 plans are $59.99. If anyone's looking to get a deal,...
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BB93

Jan 29, 2004, 2:32 PM

Treo 600 availability from Cingular

Cingular did a press release last October on the Treo 600, but yet 3 months later, I cannot find it as one of their available phones/PDAs on their Web site. (I'm in the Boston area.)

Any info on either why it's not being offered, or whether it's possible to purchase it elsewhere and get service from Cingular in the Boston area?

Thanks.

BB
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ShortDog

Jan 29, 2004, 6:57 PM

Cingular's $2.99 Unlimited MMS...

Is crap. This is Cingular at it's worst. Pasted directly from their website:

http://www.cingular.com/beyond_voice/mms_packages »

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Now, I call up Cingular and ask to sign up for the $2.99 unlimited MMS plan. "No problem!" they say, "And do you want to sign up for a Wireless Internet Express package, or just use a pay as you go data pa...
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maciejg

Jan 31, 2004, 3:33 PM

Ringtone software for Cingular V400 users

http://myPhoneFiles.com/software »
works great with V400 phone. You can create ringtones out of audio CDs, MP3, WAVs, or even record own voice. Cool
lil_wayne_1029

Jan 31, 2004, 2:45 PM

hello can i send a mms message to another mms phone who dosent have cingular ?

hello can i send a mms message to another mms phone who dosent have cingular ? im thinkin about gettin a mms phone but my friend has a sprint phone can i still send pics to his phone if he has a mms capable phone?
Or would i have to send the pics to his email? plz help becaz i would really liek to know thanks in advance.
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lil_wayne_1029

Jan 29, 2004, 1:04 PM

i have a quetsion its a two parter... should i buy the v400 or v600?

i have a question should i buy the v400 or hold off intill the v600 caomes out and purchase that phone. ur opinions will be appreciated greatly thanks. Is it true the v600 is going to be offered by cingular in a few months?
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arabianknight1201

Jan 27, 2004, 1:21 AM

Recall on Nokia 6340i?

Has anyone heard about a recall on the Nokia 6340i? A friend told me that Cingular had a recall on them but I haven't actually checked into it. I wonder if it's the problem I've had with the phone. Sometimes it will just randomly turn itself off while I'm on the phone and then turn itself on. I'm not the only one that has complained about that. I know several people that have had the same problem.
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dansd1

Jan 14, 2004, 8:55 PM

Cingular store wants $200 for v400/new activation???????

Called my local Cingular store today and asked the salesperson how much the v400 was with 1 year activation/new service...He said $249 minus $50 rebate....That seems VERY steep to me.....I've read posts where some cingular stores are selling v400s for under $100....what's going on?

thx
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gypsyscot

Jan 30, 2004, 4:32 PM

New Plans

Damn!
Cingular Region plans suck!
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macintosh16tx

Jan 24, 2004, 6:32 PM

New stuff FEB 1st

we got word today that the new stuff that is coming out:

1000 Mobile to Mobile nationwide minutes on the nation plan FREE!

Increased coverage out the wazoo

GSM North America Plan

add a line 19.99....

Gait Nation ADD a Line, and mobile to mobile, and i believe rollover as well...

just what i read so far... oh yeah

v400 200 dollars and 100 dollar mail in rebate for a valentine Special!!!!!
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rsd317

Jan 15, 2004, 11:18 AM

Interested in switching to cingular

I am currently with ATTWS and might be interested in switching to cingular. I live on log island, ny but currently go to shcool in Buffalo, NY. I am not sure which carrier to switch to. I am in favor of the GSM over Verizon and Sprint. Is GSM better than cdma? Also cingular or tmobile. One more thing...cna someone please commnet on cingular as a whole (ie phones, reception, cust service, etc.)
thanks
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suze

Jan 22, 2004, 11:01 AM

Coverage in Portland OR

Now that changing carriers is all the rage, and given that ATT is being taken over by Cingular, does anyone have an opinion on coverage in Oregon? I am tempted to change to T-Mobile. Suze
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gjkiii

Jan 27, 2004, 1:36 AM

need advice 3595 and v400

I am thinking of switching to cingular and have a question. I borrowed my friends nokia 3595 phone for a few days to make sure I get signal in the areas I need and i do. I am intrested however in the motorola v400 phone and was wondering if the reception is the same on both of these phones. Thanks for any input
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whiteboi67

Jan 18, 2004, 5:59 PM

When will they have the v600 for cingular????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????

Is it true that cingular will have the v600 this year if they will have it how much will it be and when will it come out?????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????? ????
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arabianknight1201

Jan 12, 2004, 8:33 AM

Preferred nation plan

I currently have the nation 400 plan with rollover and my dad has the old nation 250 plan. I'm sort of frustrated that there is no family talk plan for the nation plans. I am thinking about moving to the preferred nation plan so that we can go to a family talk plan so we pay less money. Does anyone have any complaints with the preferred nation plans? I've checked the coverage maps and it seems to be pretty much everywhere we go in Louisiana and Texas, but is there something else that I should know? I talked to Cingular customer service and they told me that the phone must say Cingular and NOT Cingular Extend, however, the map shows areas that I normally go into that would be Cingular Extend. Can someone explain this to me? Any complai...
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big d

Jan 22, 2004, 8:51 AM

Cingular Service in New York City

Can anybody tell me about the quality of service for Cingular in new York City and on the East Coast down to Florida-

Thanks
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