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Will unlocked T-Mobile RAZR work on Cingular?



 
 
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Old April 19th 06, 07:43 AM posted to alt.cellular.gsm.carriers.voicestream,alt.cellular.gsm
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In on Wed, 19 Apr 2006 03:59:09
GMT, Ben Anderson wrote:

DogFart wrote in
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On Wed, 12 Apr 2006 22:34:57 -0700, TLS wrote:

use the same phone with no problem?


That would depend on Cingular porting the number.


Not true.

What does "Cingular porting the number" mean? I thought the number was
contained on the Sim card?


It is.

I'm an old Cingular Blue (ATTWS) customer and I'd like to swap my original
ATTWS Sim card into a new Razor and continue my service plan. Any problem
with that working?


No (as explained more fully in my earlier response).

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Old April 25th 06, 01:52 PM posted to alt.cellular.gsm.carriers.voicestream,alt.cellular.gsm
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On Wed, 19 Apr 2006 05:43:20 GMT, John Navas
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That would depend on Cingular porting the number.


Not true.


Well maybe the original query was not clear to me?

The writer will be using a new SIM card?
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Old April 25th 06, 03:58 PM posted to alt.cellular.gsm.carriers.voicestream,alt.cellular.gsm
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In on Tue, 25 Apr 2006 21:52:01
+1000, DogFart wrote:

On Wed, 19 Apr 2006 05:43:20 GMT, John Navas
wrote:

That would depend on Cingular porting the number.


Not true.


Well maybe the original query was not clear to me?

The writer will be using a new SIM card?


A T-Mobile SIM won't work on Cingular. Thus a new SIM is needed on Cingular.
A Cingular SIM will work with either a new number or a ported number. The OP
was only asking if it would work on Cingular, which it will, whether the old
T-Mobile number is ported to Cingular or not.

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Old April 27th 06, 08:12 PM posted to alt.cellular.gsm.carriers.voicestream,alt.cellular.gsm
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Ben Anderson wrote in
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I'm an old Cingular Blue (ATTWS) customer and I'd like to swap my
original ATTWS Sim card into a new Razor and continue my service plan.
Any problem with that working?


I'll answer my own question here for follow-up searches.

I bought a new, unlocked, RAZR V3i and put my ATTWS (Cingular Blue) Sim
card in it and it works fine. The first time I turned it on with the Blue
Sim card, it took a few extra seconds to find the nCingular network. After
that, it's worked fine.

The only thing I haven't been able to figure out is how to get the new RAZR
V3i to read the phonebook entries my Nokia 6200 saved to my Sim card.

The RAZR reads text messages that were saved to the Sim card on the Nokiz
6200, but not the phonebook. Anyone got an idea?

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Old April 27th 06, 10:04 PM posted to alt.cellular.gsm.carriers.voicestream,alt.cellular.gsm
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You'll need a program like DataPilot. With it, you can read the SIM from
your old phone, adjust the entry format, then put the SIM in the new
phone and upload it. Your local Cingular office might be able to do it
for you. Just tell them to use the same format for the the v3i that they
use for the v3.


Ben Anderson wrote in
:

I'm an old Cingular Blue (ATTWS) customer and I'd like to swap my
original ATTWS Sim card into a new Razor and continue my service
plan. Any problem with that working?


I'll answer my own question here for follow-up searches.

I bought a new, unlocked, RAZR V3i and put my ATTWS (Cingular Blue)
Sim card in it and it works fine. The first time I turned it on with
the Blue Sim card, it took a few extra seconds to find the nCingular
network. After that, it's worked fine.

The only thing I haven't been able to figure out is how to get the
new RAZR V3i to read the phonebook entries my Nokia 6200 saved to my
Sim card.

The RAZR reads text messages that were saved to the Sim card on the
Nokiz 6200, but not the phonebook. Anyone got an idea?



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Old April 28th 06, 05:43 PM posted to alt.cellular.gsm.carriers.voicestream,alt.cellular.gsm
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Ben Anderson wrote:
Is the problem that my new RAZR doesn't understand the phonebook format
left on the Sim card by my Nokia? I thought there might be a standard
GSM Sim card phonebook format that every GSM phone could read. Odd that
it did read the text messages that I received on my Nokia.


Motorola is crap, that's why it isn't compatible with your Nokia. They
might look good but the user interface is a pig to operate and not the
least bit user friendly.


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Old April 28th 06, 08:04 PM posted to alt.cellular.gsm.carriers.voicestream,alt.cellular.gsm
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Simon Templar wrote in
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Motorola is crap, that's why it isn't compatible with your Nokia.
They might look good but the user interface is a pig to operate and
not the least bit user friendly.


Don't hold back... Tell me what you really think! Hahahaha...

I've had a succession of Nokia phones from the beginning. I've always like
them and had good luck with them... I bought a RAZR V3i because I wanted
bluetooth and liked the sexy look of the phone.
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Old April 28th 06, 10:29 PM posted to alt.cellular.gsm.carriers.voicestream,alt.cellular.gsm
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It's a matter of opinion and what you're used to. As a long time
Motorola user I tried a Nokia and was ready to throw it off a bridge
because I found it so irritating to use. I could say that Nokia is
"crap" because it's not compatible with Motorola but that's not a fair
assessment - it's all in the eyes of the beholder.


Ben Anderson wrote:
Is the problem that my new RAZR doesn't understand the phonebook
format left on the Sim card by my Nokia? I thought there might be a
standard GSM Sim card phonebook format that every GSM phone could
read. Odd that it did read the text messages that I received on my
Nokia.


Motorola is crap, that's why it isn't compatible with your Nokia. They
might look good but the user interface is a pig to operate and
not the least bit user friendly.



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Old May 1st 06, 05:35 PM posted to alt.cellular.gsm.carriers.voicestream,alt.cellular.gsm
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Ben Anderson wrote in
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"BruceR" wrote in
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You'll need a program like DataPilot. With it, you can read the SIM
from your old phone, adjust the entry format, then put the SIM in the
new phone and upload it.


Thanks, I hadn't heard of DataPilot. I bought a copy of Motorola's
Phone Tools v4 with my new phone. It didn't come with a manual, maybe
it's on the CD.


I set up Motorola's Phone Tools (MPT) over the weekend and synchronized my
RAZR with Outlook's Contacts. I only had about 25 contacts, so I just
typed them in Outlook and synchronized them into the RAZR. MPT updated to
version 4.04 after I installed it and recognized my phone as a V3i, so that
was cool.

It is unfortunate that the RAZR makes separate entries for each phone
number associated with a single contact. My old Nokia 6200 allowed
multiple numbers for individual contacts and I got used to it. I'm
surprised that the RAZR doesn't allow multiple numbers for a single
contact.
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Old May 1st 06, 08:44 PM posted to alt.cellular.gsm.carriers.voicestream,alt.cellular.gsm
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It does allow you to set a "primary" contact and hide the others behind
it.


Ben Anderson wrote in
:

"BruceR" wrote in
:

You'll need a program like DataPilot. With it, you can read the SIM
from your old phone, adjust the entry format, then put the SIM in
the new phone and upload it.


Thanks, I hadn't heard of DataPilot. I bought a copy of Motorola's
Phone Tools v4 with my new phone. It didn't come with a manual,
maybe it's on the CD.


I set up Motorola's Phone Tools (MPT) over the weekend and
synchronized my RAZR with Outlook's Contacts. I only had about 25
contacts, so I just typed them in Outlook and synchronized them into
the RAZR. MPT updated to version 4.04 after I installed it and
recognized my phone as a V3i, so that was cool.

It is unfortunate that the RAZR makes separate entries for each phone
number associated with a single contact. My old Nokia 6200 allowed
multiple numbers for individual contacts and I got used to it. I'm
surprised that the RAZR doesn't allow multiple numbers for a single
contact.



 




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