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My first week with the 7280


Apr 12, 2005, 3:32 PM
A few weeks back, I had dinner with a friend in NYC who had one of these--the first chance I had to see it live. Since it ran on Cingular, and I'm on ATTWireless--and I was willing to give up some functionality for style (I used to own a Samsung Matrix phone)--I hunted around on eBay until I found an unlocked one at a good price ($400). Here are my observations:
- I swapped my SIMcard in as soon as I got it; it powered up and functioned without incident--except for the web browser. Two thumbs up to the excellent help from Nokia tech support (Cingular did nothing) for getting me completely on line.
- Fairly comfortable to use; a little thick, but narrow profile goes into a pocket without much of a problem.
- Once you program the voicedaili...

Apr 20, 2005, 2:52 PM
i'm seriously considering purchasing this phone .. any bugs to report so far?

Apr 20, 2005, 4:32 PM
At first, the ringer would start soft and get louder, despite setting it on full volume. I had to set it to 'ascending' and then back to 'full'.

Also, I can't get an alarm sound--just a vibration. I haven't had a chance to call Nokia yet.

Apr 6, 2008, 2:19 AM
Hi Adam!

I own the phone and love it. The alarm works - I chose the taxi ringtone. The phone is supposed to sound and vibrate when alarming; this will continue to as snoozing if you don't stop the alarm.

I'd love to get internet service but T-mobile doesn't have the phone's specifications. You said Nokia helped you. Someone else told me the same thing. Is your phone the
European version ( GSM 900 1800 1900) ?

T-Mobile has such bad service in midtown that I wonder if another version with 850 1800 and 1900 bands would be better.

2005 to 2008 is a long while - you might have moved on to a new phone by now. Nonetheless, any insight you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

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