Unlocked my Tmobile phone, works perfectly with Cingular?

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  1. yesitisyellow

    yesitisyellow New Member

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    I already unlocked my Nokia 3650 and will be selling it to someone who has Cingular. I talked to a Cingular representative at the local store and he said that making calls should be fine, but text messaging and using the internet may be slightly messed up.

    Any truth to this?
     
  2. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Ehh...

    You'd have better luck selling it to another T-Mobile user since the 3650 doesn't have 850 MHz reception (or EDGE). As far as the internet stuff, whoever the purchaser uses, they should be able to call tech support and have them send the settings to the phone.
     
  3. yesitisyellow

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    So it runs only on 1900 MHz then? What's so bad about not having 850 Mhz? Sorry dunno much about this techie stuff.

    He has a super crappy Nokia, could it possibly have 850 while the 3650 doesn't?
     
  4. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Well...T-Mobile currently uses only 1900 MHz towers. Cingular currently has 850 MHz and 1900 MHz towers, so in order to ensure the best reception in the widest area, Cingular customers would want to have phones with 850 MHz and 1900 MHz reception. Most T-Mobile phones and a lot of older Cingular and AT&T phones (including the 3650) don't have 850 MHz reception.

    Hard to say if your friend's phone has 850 MHz reception without knowing the model number. For all I know, it could be a TDMA phone. :)
     
  5. yesitisyellow

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    eh i don't think he'll mind or knows about that...


    SHHHHhhhh...
     
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    Lower frequencies have better abilty to penetrate walls and buildings, thus a 1900 only phone will work fine driving on the freeway or standing in a field, but dont expect much in office buildings, or even the mall or a basement for that matter :hsd:
     
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    Does anyone know when they implemented 850 MHz? Just curious.
     
  8. Shibboleth

    Shibboleth teh mad Plato skillz

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    how much are you selling it for?
     
  9. zennoodle

    zennoodle ...hmm must've misplaced my socks

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    Uh oh...Cingular person using 3650....where does he live? Oh wait, that doesn't matter...he's gonna run into trouble. :big grin:
     
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    pretty cheap price since he's a friend. If you'd like to give an offer go ahead and pm me it :)
     
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    more info on so called trouble?
     

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