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Re: My New Cell Phone, Nokia 6010

John Levine (
Wed, 17 Nov 2005 00:00:00 EST

>> It still is not clear to me _why_ they feel it is a beter system
>> than the phone I was using but they insist it is.

Because your old phone was TDMA and your new phone is GSM. Cingular
is moving their entire network from TDMA to GSM and as time goes on
there will be less and less TDMA capacity and more and more GSM.

> As with all these things, there is absolutely no standardization
> between peripherals on old and new phones. My old cell socket, power
> chargers, headsets, other handsfree devices do not fit and cannot be
> used.

Wasn't your old phone a Nokia 5165? If so, poke around on ebay and
get yourself a Nokia 6340i. It's GSM (actually a GSM/TDMA combo) and
it fits all the same stuff as a 5165. I got my 6340i because I had a
5165 car kit in my truck. You need only move the SIM chip from your
current GSM phone to the 6340i and it'll work. They're quite cheap,
about $20 plus shipping.

When my wife lost her fancy flip phone, I bought a new SIM from
Cingular, then a rugged 6340i on ebay. I also blew $3 on some new
covers so her phone would look different from mine.



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