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N75 ??
Oct 11, 2006, 4:47 PM
in the AT&T forum

Sorry to be dense, but I'm intending to upgrade to the 3125 soon. Since the N75 is a flip, and since it's being discussed versus the new PDA by HTC ... Is the N75 a smartphone, and who makes it?? TIA.

MRC = Monthly rate on line
Oct 2, 2006, 12:20 PM
in the AT&T forum

Rate on line? ... hmmmm. Every dollar that I send to Cingular is for a phone line that carries voice, data, text, etc. I also spend a few bucks on special Int'l calling plans, but seems to me that my entire monthly bill relates to "line revenue." Are upgrade metrics judged solely on the revenue from voice minutes? But a customer with a data plan uses his phone for many more hours per month. By virtue of those extra ...

Torching Bridges
Jul 17, 2006, 4:55 PM
in the AT&T forum

Maybe Cingy has decided to test the "torch strategy." They'll burn bridges until it begins to hurt. Once they've determined the market's tolerance for pain, then they'll change names to AT&T and recapture users with "just enough" incentives, but without the Cingular-legacy and bad-will. Bad guy, good guy. Brilliant! :roll:

Re: Is old $99 unlimited calling plan worth anything?
Jan 27, 2006, 4:24 PM
in the AT&T forum

WADR, if one's willing to buy unlocked phones - availability isn't an issue; If one has unlimited calling minutes, mobile-to-mobile is redundant; If one has unlimited calling minutes, nights/weekends is redundant; Push-to-talk might be an issue for Bandit & the Sheriff (but they still have the citizens' band); Seems to me that the only issue is the area code ... or I'd I think it's a VERY generous offer; you might try posting your note to Craig's list.

Re: True story (Cingular Corporate Store)
Dec 7, 2005, 6:55 PM
in the AT&T forum

I didn't realize this ... you're saying that Walmart or Best Buy can do an Upgrade to my account so I can get a new phone through them? I thought they could only issue new 2-yr contracts for new service, i.e. a new phone number ... I thought upgrades were handled exclusively through the website or a Cingular store? What about the super cheap offers by online retailers ... aren't they for new service only?

Raisin' the Bar & Changin' Yer Voice !!!
Nov 28, 2005, 9:21 PM
in the AT&T forum

OOOPS ... fergot to change the Subject line!

Re: W600i 199.99 w/2year
Nov 28, 2005, 9:18 PM
in the AT&T forum

Note: observation by a 5-yr Cingular customer) I know the CSR's don't want to believe this, but Cingular does NOT grant ANY significant discounts to their customers. For example, the same SE phone is advertised on Buy.com, today, at $180, LESS $100 (for the 2-yr activation rebate) LESS ANOTHER $ 80 (rebate from Buy.com).So, the NET-NET cost is ZERO for a new 2-yr customer. SO, a current customer pays a "bargain" 200 bucks for upgrade to a new phone, IF he's willing ...

Re: The REAL PROBLEM here ...
Oct 8, 2005, 5:48 PM
in the AT&T forum

texaswireless said: ... completely misses the point I made to the thread starter. In all your arguments you still failed to show me a scenario where a customer would be harmed by this change that was not intentionally trying to cheat the system. ... Agreed - we disagree. My arguments were not about "counting minutes" to define where the harm occurs. The harm is simply in the twist, the fine-print snag. That's where the insult occurs even if there's no accounting for ...

and here is the perfect expression of Cingular's REAL PROBLEM
Oct 8, 2005, 5:16 PM
in the AT&T forum

CSR commented: Cingular MADE Rollover, and they can take it away if that is what needs to be done. Obviously failing any cognizance of the concept of a "marketing contract" with the consumer. They are not literally ripping these minutes from the customers that have them. They are simply limiting the customers adjustments to try and "outsmart" the system. Once a marketing message is fully ingrained, Cingular's customers make this judgement, not CSRs, not Cingular either. If you have a customer ...

Re: The REAL PROBLEM here ...
Oct 8, 2005, 4:53 PM
in the AT&T forum

Tex, I've monitored your observations for awhile, noting a business maturity that's sometimes lacking here. I'm not trying to change minds, just impart some external perspective. Perhaps I failed to emphasize my main points ... It is counterproductive to market "YOUR minutes, KEEP 'EM" and then 'play gotcha'. After all, IT IS ESSENTIALLY a LOYALTY program - any GOTCHA is the antithesis. (Note well: airlines have figured out that even "expiring" the credits is counterproductive.) The marketing message "promised me" ...

The REAL PROBLEM here ...
Oct 6, 2005, 7:02 PM
in the AT&T forum

(just one customer's opinion) . . . is that Cingular is more concerned about being cheated by their customers than about keeping their customers. It's patently ridiculous to market a terrific industry-leading feature like: "ROLLOVER - they're YOUR minutes, KEEP 'EM" and then rip them away like some ponzi-scheme. It is brain-dead marketing. The real answer is to offer high-rollover customers a rate-change only with a 2-yr contract extension. If a few deadbeat customers figure a way to work the system - ...

Re: Blocking Calls
Aug 31, 2005, 2:15 PM
in the AT&T forum

surgex said: Is the phone a nokia phone, ... change that disabled and that should fix the problem that you are having. Obviously meaning your friend's phone, not your phone.

Re: Bluetooth Earpiece
Aug 30, 2005, 1:19 AM
in the AT&T forum

I've used an earlier Jabra (model 200) for over two years. Battery life is now corrected on the newer Jabra models - most feel they are the best. A new Jabra, the BT800, has caller ID, which is an important enhancement. However, not all BT phones will transmit the CID over the Bluetooth link, not sure about your new phone. Howerd's runs a forum dedicated to just Bluetooth accessories. Google for Howerd's Forums. Good luck.

Voice Multicasting ??
Aug 24, 2005, 1:05 PM
in the AT&T forum

Anxiovert said: bluegod said: ok i dont quite get this PTT thing 1. You can only do it to other users on the same carrier 2. You already have free m2m with cingular on any plan 39.99 and higher 3. PTT is retarded 4. Nobody likes baby monitors 5. Nobody wants to hear your conversation 6. Why not just call them? ... But for some reason customers want it. Maybe they just don't understand it. Bingo ... I think you got it, they simply don't understand it! ...

PTT? That's Easy !!!
Aug 19, 2005, 4:55 PM
in the AT&T forum

"Buford?" "Buford Justice!" "Bandit here, Buford ..." "Gotcha ears'on, good Buddy?" "C'mon back !!"

Re: Handset insurance
Aug 16, 2005, 11:32 AM
in the AT&T forum

I think the question, "To insure, or not?" has only very individual answers. Just one opinion though, you paid a (lot) less for the replacement? A phone is just too easily lost or stolen. Seems to me that insurance on cellphones is a temporary need, probably useful only for 6 to 9 months. Since it must cover all losses ... theft & carelessness ... it would be extremely costly on the latest, most desireable models. Besides, I'm ready for ...

Re: Cingular is Seriously "at Risk"
Aug 1, 2005, 11:26 AM
in the AT&T forum

Remember what I wrote, they should be willing to sell any phone at "cost + $25." That just means selling their locked phone at cost plus commission. The Audi5600 is available on eBay, unlocked, for less than Cingular's price with a 2 year contract. You're deluded if you think Cingular is losing money on the higher-end phones. You're also forgetting the part about competition. Shareholders expect a return, true enough. But pricing your product above the competition LOSES CUSTOMERS. Guess ...

iMate Jam is PDA Ph by HTC
Aug 1, 2005, 11:17 AM
in the AT&T forum

I've followed iMate since Audiovox sold their brand in the USA. Unsure where iMate markets, maybe in Europe, but their phones are manufactured by HTC. HTC's Typhoon model is known here as the Audiovox 5600, a model offered by Cingular. It's the physically smallest Smartphone, and it has excellent customer reviews - read them right in this forum. The iMate Jam is a larger PDA version from HTC. Your problem will be sourcing it, probably in EU, Hong Kong, ...

Next/Sprint vs. Cingular - NorCal Area
Aug 1, 2005, 11:01 AM
in the AT&T forum

During the most recent 3 years, I have close friends with Nextel and Sprint in Northern California. During that same time I've been with AT&T or Cingular. I can't count the number of Sprint calls that were dropped during freeway travel. The Nextel calls have been consistently bad call quality, regardless of locations. And my friend's Nextel never works at her house - two different homes, in fact - while my Cingular phone is my only phone has no problems, ...

Cingular is Seriously "at Risk"
Jul 31, 2005, 3:54 PM
in the AT&T forum

One customer ... agrees with original poster. Cingular locks the phone to their own network, right? Therefore, they should sell existing customers any phone desired at cost + $25 (pick a reasonable number) plus a six-month extension. After all, the customer is still committed and it's still monthly revenue. The idea that a company's in business to make a buck is valid only to a certain point ... the point at which a competitor is willing to offer the same ...

Re: Newb Gets Cingular With Black Camera Razr Review
Jul 31, 2005, 3:40 PM
in the AT&T forum

wow either still asleep or never learned about capital letters commas or periods the end :roll:

Re: any1 from cingy think rollover is better than sprint's F&F?
Jul 31, 2005, 3:34 PM
in the AT&T forum

"... calling lots of friends and familiy also on Cingular who are covered under free mobile to mobile ..." Well, just one customer's opinion, but the M2M assumption adds little to the exercise. I never knew what the F/F program was until reading this. IF Sprint actually permits an extra 200 mins/month @ 5c, plus another 750 mins @ 10c ... that beats the H&ll out of rollover. 8O I've never used Sprint, but whenever I've had a friend ...

Re: Answer is NO
Jul 25, 2005, 2:42 PM
in the Motorola E815 / E816 Hollywood forum

The stereo profile for Bluetooth is called Advanced Audio Distribution Profile, or A2DP. If you look at the 815 specs, it supports only handsfree, headset and sync, but no stereo. Handsfree profile (HFP) is for use in the car. Headset profile (HSP) is for using a Jabra, etc. It has less functionality than HFP, mainly related to voice dialing, maybe caller ID. Sync is obviously related to data transfer. Stereo is a recent evolution in Bluetooth, and MP3 is a recent development in ...

Re: Bluetooth and getting music to play in stereo
Jul 25, 2005, 2:11 PM
in the Motorola MPx220 forum

OOPS! :cry: Your problem is that Bluetooth's stereo profile (called AADP, or A2DP) is a more recent development. Your phone's Bluetooth software was intended only for handsfree or headset profiles (monoaural). The phone's BT software (actually called a driver or stack) probably does not support the stereo profile. Unless Moto offers an upgrade to their Bluetooth driver (unlikely) you're out of luck.

Fast Fwd & Caller ID ?
Jul 2, 2005, 3:03 PM
in the AT&T forum

I never got around to buying the Fast Fwd for my T637, and guess it's gone by now. Always wondered if it would transfer caller's iden to the home phone ... or at least transfer the calling number? If not, I'd probably just use it as a charging stand (assuming I see one come across eBay). TIA! :)

Jul 2, 2005, 2:13 PM
in the AT&T forum

SORRY ... CAN'T HEAR YOU ! (but I envy your phone) :D

Re: 1000 Anytime for $39.99?? She lied! Insider help?
Jul 1, 2005, 1:39 PM
in the AT&T forum

I renewed on that promo just before it expired last year (Nov). It's 1000 anytime, no N/W and no M2M. I needed it because I was constantly going a little over. I now have a Rollover balance of 2000 ... which tends to hold me as a captive Cing-customer. I think the 1000-promo was only good for a year, so this coming November I'll probably get bumped down to 450 mins at the same $40/month. But if they do, that's ...

Re: Problems with Phonescoop
Jun 26, 2005, 10:25 AM
in the AT&T forum

I'm using Opera's tabs for the same purpose, but don't seem to have any problem opening the replies, also in a series of background tabs. By time I'm ready to read a thread, all of the replies are fully arrayed in separate tabs. The internet is so diverse & deep that the loading time (waiting on servers) becomes frustrating, even with 3 Mb cable. Bet there's at least a 25% efficiency improvement by loading all research into tabs. Tabbed browsing ...

Pathetic Website (ESPECIALLY the Graphing) ! ( long post)
Jun 13, 2005, 12:16 AM
in the AT&T forum

For months the website kicked you out after the third or fourth click within the "My Account" section. :roll: It finally seems that's been corrected. :D Tonight I was able to capture my monthly rollover activity ... adds, deductions & balances by month. (is there some way to simply download the data for the last six months???). :roll: But after noticing an error in the site, I look to send an email about it. Click ...

Knots in those Jockeys
May 18, 2005, 6:15 AM
in the AT&T forum

Yeah, pretty comical. Anyone who would take the time to record a transaction w/less than $500 at risk ... is someone just looking for a problem. Then to top it off, same individual chooses to waste hours in documenting a triviality. Intentionally devious sales reps must exist somewhere, but they've mostly graduated to selling aluminum siding, so they can score in the thousands, not pennies. And she'd need to be completely stupid, or destitute. She SHOULD be perceptive enough to recognize, ...

Re: Int'l Roaming
May 16, 2005, 5:36 PM
in the AT&T forum

I can't complain about a buck & half per minute. great feedback ... Thanks, All! Still not sure exactly what benefit to my extra Int'l feature. My bill runs ~ $53/mo, NAT1000R @ 39.99 plus $5.99CWInt/Pkg @ $5.99, plus taxes. I did call CustSvc to add this Int'l plan, but she really couldn't explain exactly what I was buying for 6 bucks/month. I had impression that there were several options ... was in a hurry, so just said okay. 1. I think ...

Int'l Roaming
May 16, 2005, 1:47 AM
in the AT&T forum

My service plan is 1000 Nationwide, and I'm pretty sure I have some "international" rider for about $5 per month, but I think that's related to Taiwan. I'm visiting Cambridge GB this week. When I couldn't locate the hired car driver at the London airport, I turned on my Cingular phone and found T-Mobile-UK. Made my call and found my ride ... kind of a liberating experience! ... but how much did I spend on that call ...

Apr 3, 2005, 1:03 AM
in the AT&T forum

jramossteel said: Can I ask a question without seeming stupid? What is the big friggin' deal about Push To Talk? I mean honestly, is it that hard to hold a conversation as a regular phone call. ... I just don't see the benefit for anyone other than people in construction or technical work, but even then I still don't see this huge advantage. :? LOL - agree completely!!! It's retrograde! ... enjoyed by a bunch of good 'ole ...

Smartphone Audiovox 5600 Due??
Mar 13, 2005, 3:37 PM
in the AT&T forum

I saw here in November that the 5600, or it's successor model, was under review by Cingular and would possibly be released by Q1 this year. Wondering if anyone has a more recent update on status of that smartphone? They are widely available in Taipei for about $250 - if I thought it would work here I'd go ahead and buy one over there.

40 bucks for 1,050 mins - Wow!
Mar 12, 2005, 4:36 PM
in the AT&T forum

... that's a great plan! Almost as good as my promo plan from last November, 1,000 & rollover at $40. I only use about 200 min/mo. N&W so my plan is perfect for me. In order to hold onto your plan, I wonder if you could buy an unlocked phone (my T-637 works great on Cing nationwide system) ... only 50 to 100 bucks on eBay. Just a dumb customer here but if your SIM would work in it ... ...

Re: It's a sad, sad day.....
Mar 10, 2005, 7:11 PM
in the AT&T forum

I'd consider giving up the wife ... :P

Re: Opinions on the v551
Mar 8, 2005, 3:49 AM
in the AT&T forum

I bought it in November at $199, returned it after a couple of weeks. You didn't have to pay that much, so you have less at risk. I think the technology is great, though battery life seemed a little short. Mainly, I disliked the software and interface controls. You should go to the discussion for that particular phone and read the reviews. Click on phones (upper left) then Click on Motorola then Click that model Check out the forum discussion, as well as customer ...

You Can Get a Supplemental Battery
Mar 1, 2005, 12:17 PM
in the Motorola forum

BestBuy and CircCity are selling battery boosters. About size of another phone, but you could keep one in your bag or briefcase for emergencies. I admit that the V-551 camera & features are great ... maybe you just need to carry a backup battery. BTW, I used Bluetooth constantly on my other phone, full-time standby & every conversation. Battery still lasted for 3 days. I returned the v-551 within the 30-day testing period. Didn't like the battery life, hated the software ...

Why are you dialing "1" first?
Feb 28, 2005, 11:12 PM
in the AT&T forum

I never do that, and my voicemail works just fine, nationwide. I thought the "1" prefix was a holdover from landlines, where it's necessary. It's never necessary on any cellphone, AFAIK. Just curious, does anyone enter the "1" on every addressbook entry? (Try skipping it). :wink:

"Fast Forward" Questions
Feb 18, 2005, 5:01 PM
in the AT&T forum

I've been curious about some details of this option. My understanding is that it's especially nice for SBC users, since SBC/Cingular waives the monthly fee, but I've never found an in-store Rep who really understands it. I know that the cradle also recharges my mobile handset, but ... 1. Do you need to program the phone before placing it into the Fast-Forward cradle? 1. Does the caller-ID (CID) info get passed from mobile handset to the home phone? 3. Is the (CID) ...

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