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ndroadie

Oct 22, 2003, 9:35 PM
Hi guys,
fantastic to see a forum for the 6385.

I live in Australia and as most of you probably know its a big
country and there is not that many people. Therefore the mobile
coverage is not the best. For this I have a car kit (CARK-91)
connected to an external antenna for improved reception.

On the car kit there is a port labeled Data/Handset. My question is,
does anyone know where you can these data cables that plug into the
junction box of the car kit. I know that the DLR-3P plugs into the
bottom of the phone and then into your latptop, but when the phone is
in the car kit (for external antenna) that bottom port is blocked
off, so you can't plug the DLR-3P in.

Anyone got any ideas???

Cheers
Overland328
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ndroadie

Oct 22, 2003, 9:38 PM
I did some checking and found out that
you need a Nokia cable, DAC-2, to connect your laptop to the Cark-91
data port. I found the cable at several Nokia accessory websites
for about $5.00. Another option would be to get a antenna adapter
for your phone and continue using your DLR-3 cable.
I also have a Cark-91, but use the optional handset in that port. I
think I'll order the cable tonite and report back when I've had a
chance to test it.
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ndroadie

Oct 22, 2003, 9:40 PM
I did some checking and found out that
you need a Nokia cable, DAC-2, to connect your laptop to the Cark-91
data port. I found the cable at several Nokia accessory websites
for about $5.00. Another option would be to get a antenna adapter
for your phone and continue using your DLR-3 cable.
I also have a Cark-91, but use the optional handset in that port. I
think I'll order the cable tonite and report back when I've had a
chance to test it.
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ndroadie

Oct 22, 2003, 9:45 PM
I am with Orange (Melbourne,Australia), and so is my wife. 4 out of
10 times of trying to connect a call, there is no "ring tone", so I
have to hang up and try again.
Anyone else had this problem?
Also, is it possible to get the suburb that you are in on the screen,
like other GSM Nokias?

Thanks
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ndroadie

Oct 22, 2003, 9:47 PM
I haven't experienced your exact problem, but when roaming, I
occassional have up to a 20 second delay before the call goes
through. This is probably because of interchange between systems.
If the call doesn't go, the phone will "beep" a couple of times.

Try checking your firmware by selecting *#837#. It should read
250.nep or higher. I've heard its 450 in Australia. If not, go to
your Orange dealer and have it updated.

Also check to see that you have atleast half the bars and a "D" on
your signal indicator. You may be on the fringe of you cell area.
Here's a link to your coverage map:

http://www.orange.net.au/index.cfm?pareauuid=E4426CE ... »
BF5100A0CC617B10&psubareauuid=E4426CED-3AE6-1 1D6-BF5100A0CC617B10

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ndroadie

Oct 22, 2003, 9:52 PM
Subject: Re: Data call via Nokia 6385 CDMA phone


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Newsgroups: aus.comms.mobile
Date: 2003-10-15 20:36:47 PST


> > Are you limited to what you can access with it, as you are with
WAP?
>
> It's just the data speed from what I can gather, instead of being
limited to
> 14.4Kbps with a conventional CDMA handset, you can *theoretically*
reach
> 115Kbps, actual rate is around 85Kbps. Most of Telstra's CDMA
sites have
> been upgraded to CDMA 1x, the ones that haven't are out in the
middle of the
> sticks where people are unlikely to use it.
>
Theoretical max for the Telstra implementation is around 150Kbps.
Actual rates depend on whether you have a capped or uncapped service
(you pay more for uncapped ...
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