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  1. #1
    (PeteCresswell)
    Guest
    Per Joe:
    >I'm looking for a no frills, good quality phone for use on the Cingular GSM
    >network in St. Louis. I don't need a camera, broadband, websurfing, a razr
    >or flip, email, etc. I only want a phone that will give extended range and
    >a little more muscle in transmitting power then a flip phone. Cingular
    >doesn't really offer anything with more muscle so I'll need to find
    >something on the OEM market.


    Every time I've read a thread on range, somebody has ranked Nokia candy bar
    phones near the top.

    I've had a half-dozen different Nokia candy bar phones and my favorite is the
    6160.
    --
    PeteCresswell



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  2. #2
    Todd Allcock
    Guest

    Re: Quality, no frills GSM phone

    At 19 Mar 2007 17:58:58 -0500 [email protected] wrote:

    > It is my understanding that the FCC strictly limits transmitting
    > power,


    It does- to 3 watts on 850 MHz, and 2 watts at 1900.

    > so you WILL NOT find any legal cell phone with extra
    > transmitting power.


    No currently available phone I'm aware of even comes close to the FCC
    limits. Most top out at 3/4 to 1 watt for battery-life and size reasons.
    I keep my old Nokia 6010 GSM phone around for when I know I'm going to be
    in a tough-reception area for awhile. The current version, the Nokia
    6030 is supposedly as good. I have one of those too, but haven't had a
    chance to try it side-by-side with the 6010 in a challenging area yet.





  3. #3
    Joe
    Guest

    Re: Quality, no frills GSM phone

    Is this a discontinued model? The closes model is the 6133 on the Nokia
    website.

    "Anon E. Muss" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 22:16:10 GMT, "Joe" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>I'm looking for a no frills, good quality phone for use on the Cingular
    >>GSM
    >>network in St. Louis.

    >
    > Nokia 6130 is the clear and obvious choice.






  4. #4
    John Navas
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    Re: Quality, no frills GSM phone

    On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 22:16:10 GMT, "Joe" <[email protected]> wrote in
    <[email protected]>:

    >I'm looking for a no frills, good quality phone for use on the Cingular GSM
    >network in St. Louis. I don't need a camera, broadband, websurfing, a razr
    >or flip, email, etc. I only want a phone that will give extended range and
    >a little more muscle in transmitting power then a flip phone. Cingular
    >doesn't really offer anything with more muscle so I'll need to find
    >something on the OEM market.
    >
    >Any suggestions.


    What makes you think a flip phone has any less range than a non-flip
    phone? Several Cingular flip phones have excellent range, notably the
    new RAZR V3xx, which outperforms Nokia handsets in my tests.

    If you want more range than that, Motorola makes a GSM "bag" phone.

    --
    Best regards, SEE THE FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS AT
    John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>



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