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by o0vodka0o / May 18, 2005 8:35 AM PDT

One more thing, cingular is 850/1800/1900, getting a 900/1800/1900 phone and swapping the sim from a cingular phone will have no affect on anything?

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by birdmantd Forum moderator / May 18, 2005 10:17 AM PDT
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If you are going to use your mobile phone in the US, you will want a phone w/ 850 mhz GSM to make sure you have full coverage.

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by o0vodka0o / May 19, 2005 7:11 AM PDT
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Yeah the coverage is important, i'm kind of backed into a corner, i want a good phone but all the great phones they have comming out over seas that take almost a year to get here are 900/1800/1900. So my choice is either get a 900/1800/1900 phone and get stuck with bad coverage or get the outdated phones provided here in the U.S. huh? Or of course choose from the small list of good quad-band phones.

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GSM tri-band &the SIM froom non-providers.
by k9alliance / July 5, 2005 3:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Sims

I recently bought an ''older'' model Nokia 3300 for my wife on EBay. It is ''unlocked'', brand-spanking new. My provider is Cingular. After checking all the setting thru tech-support (took about 2 hrs on separate days), they determined that since I did not buy the phone through Cingular, that the phone would not be able to send or receive MMS messages (but can access the Web & send SMS). IT at Cingular told me that phones manufactured for them are imbedded with some settings that cannot be adjusted by the user. Anyone know if this is true?

Since it is able to send/receive SMS, and it is able to hook to the wireless web w/o any problem, I'm asking-- am I stuck with this less than perfect scenario, or is there another option? BTW, I subscribe to all the services required to perform these tasks, which worked fine on her other Nokia phone, purchased directly from Cingular. (One other thing, Cingular did upgrade the SYM card.)

Any help would be appreciated.

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