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Old 07-11-2002, 04:19 PM   #1
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What cell phone do you have?

Just curious what everyone's carrying these days, and if they like it.
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Old 07-11-2002, 05:28 PM   #2
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I've carried a Nokia 8260 for over a year. I lost my first one within a couple months because the leather holster is junk and falls off. $300 later, I had a new one that would occasionally turn off the display, which is a problem that an old nokia of mine had problems with a few years earlier.

I returned it and they mailed me a new (refurbished) one.

I brought it with me to the beach a couple months ago and some sand scratched it up and also damaged the [2] key, which I suspect got some sand stuck behind it.

It only comes with an AC adapter that you can plug directly into the phone with no cradle.

That said, it's a road warrior. The included hands-free earpiece thing is great. Not too many features and the software is somewhat dated, but it's very fast and the interface is easy.

Call quality is good, not excellent, battery life is good, etc. Would buy it again if I lost this one, but I'm holding out for the next best thing.
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Old 07-13-2002, 03:17 AM   #3
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Re: What cell phone do you have?

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Just curious what everyone's carrying these days, and if they like it.
I current have an Ericsson T39m that I'm more than happy with. it works on most networks outside of the US (not sure about Japan - never been there), and on any GSM network inside the US (AT&T Wireless and Voicestream are the only ones I've found so far)

I used to have a Nokia 8890 which was fine in the US, but will only work with ~50% of networks outside of the US compared to the T39m.

For usability, and features, both phones are fairly well-matched (custom ringtones, caller groups, PC management software, infra red etc.). The one major plus point that the T39m has is that it supports GPRS (high speed data services).

Overall, I'll stick with the T39m (until I lose it again, and have to use my spare 8890 as a temporary replacement) as I prefer the on-phone software, and the PC software has a few extra features that appeal to my gadget-liking personality.

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Old 07-14-2002, 06:19 PM   #4
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After my Nokia 8260's untimely death in Atlanta a couple months ago, I picked up a Motorola V60t.

In general I've been happy with the phone, with a few exceptions. The holster and earpiece that were included in the box were pretty much worthless. Life was made better after picking up a Jabra headset and ATTWS-branded swivel case. I've found the Motorola UI not quite as intuitive and a bit slower to navigate than Nokia's.

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Old 07-22-2002, 06:43 PM   #5
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Re: What cell phone do you have?

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I current have an Ericsson T39m…it works on most networks outside of the US (not sure about Japan - never been there), and on any GSM network inside the US (AT&T Wireless and Voicestream are the only ones I've found so far)
I have the same phone and it's excellent. Best I've owned (T28, S40, various Nokia). Favorite feature has to be the prompt to switch profiles (to silent) when a meeting in its PIM starts. Cingular is also GSM, by the way.
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Old 07-22-2002, 06:47 PM   #6
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Re: What cell phone do you have?

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Cingular is also GSM, by the way.
What have been your experiences with Cingular for your mobile phone? I have a division of Cingular (they acquired some of BellSouth) for my Inter@ctive RIM 950 and the service is absolutely horrible.

Billing is always wrong, it takes 10 calls to resolve, it takes hours to get in touch with someone who knows what a RIM is (instead of assuming that you have a cell phone) and they barely know what they're doing, etc.

They have an old email address pointed at my RIM right now that I get commercial spam to, but they can't turn it off.
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Old 07-22-2002, 06:54 PM   #7
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What have been your experiences with Cingular for your mobile phone?
The network area I'm using used to be BellSouth. Coverage and clarity are pretty good. If you're dealing with anyone but a manager in person, customer service is worthless. The network once lost my actual phone number and couldn't give it back to me. Yelled at the manager for an hour and got $165 credit, a $40 earpiece, a new phone, and a very similar number.

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The one major plus point that the T39m has is that it supports GPRS (high speed data services).
GPRS is available in Knoxville, but I've heard getting Cingular to help you with a phone they don't even sell is impossible. I'll probably have to get them to turn it on and just configure it myself.
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Old 07-23-2002, 02:15 AM   #8
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Sounds like their Inter@ctive data services are consistent with the rest of their operations.
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Old 12-29-2002, 06:37 PM   #9
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I have a Motorola V60i and I love it. However, the service makes the phone and I use Verizon Wireless which does seem to have the best coverage of any of the major providers.
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Old 12-29-2002, 10:53 PM   #10
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I'm actually carrying a SonyEricsson T68i now and love it. I wrote an epinions review on it if anyone wants the full scoop.

Over the weekend, I bought a bluetooth adapter for my laptop and now have full Internet access via the T68i on my laptop anywhere with GPRS coverage.

I'm glad to be rid of the Nokia and the complete lack of features.
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