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  1. #1
    Dan C.
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    I have a Nokia 5165, the display comes up blank, but otherwise works. I
    wish to replace this phone, the contract is fulfilled. Can I buy a used
    pnone off Ebay and activate it by calling Cingular?? Thanks for any help

    Dan





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  2. #2
    Scott Seidman
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    Re: Dead phone-now what

    "Dan C." <[email protected]> wrote in news:tM6dnfGnU59hYEmiRVn-
    [email protected]:

    > I have a Nokia 5165, the display comes up blank, but otherwise works. I
    > wish to replace this phone, the contract is fulfilled. Can I buy a used
    > pnone off Ebay and activate it by calling Cingular?? Thanks for any help
    >
    > Dan
    >
    >
    >


    If your contract is fulfilled, you can get a new phone for free simply by
    renewing your contract for two years.

    Scott



  3. #3
    The Roadkill
    Guest

    Re: Dead phone-now what

    Dan C. wrote:
    > I have a Nokia 5165, the display comes up blank, but otherwise works. I
    > wish to replace this phone, the contract is fulfilled. Can I buy a used
    > pnone off Ebay and activate it by calling Cingular?? Thanks for any help
    >
    > Dan


    As long as the technology is the same the answer is yes. If you do it
    that way you also avoid a new/extended contract.


    --
    The Roadkill
    [email protected] to send email simply remove cafe...
    www.theroadkill.us



  4. #4
    Dan C.
    Guest

    Re: Dead phone-now what

    Sorry,
    I should have said I do not wish to get another contract. Had enough of
    them.
    Can you tell me if the Nokia 5165 is TDMA and Tri-Mode? I have seen some on
    ebay.

    Thanks for any help.

    Dan

    "The Roadkill" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Dan C. wrote:
    > > I have a Nokia 5165, the display comes up blank, but otherwise works. I
    > > wish to replace this phone, the contract is fulfilled. Can I buy a used
    > > pnone off Ebay and activate it by calling Cingular?? Thanks for any

    help
    > >
    > > Dan

    >
    > As long as the technology is the same the answer is yes. If you do it
    > that way you also avoid a new/extended contract.
    >
    >
    > --
    > The Roadkill
    > [email protected] to send email simply remove cafe...
    > www.theroadkill.us






  5. #5
    Jason Cothran
    Guest

    Re: Dead phone-now what


    "Dan C." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    | I have a Nokia 5165, the display comes up blank, but otherwise works. I
    | wish to replace this phone, the contract is fulfilled. Can I buy a used
    | pnone off Ebay and activate it by calling Cingular?? Thanks for any help
    |
    | Dan
    |
    |

    You don't even have to call to activate it. Just swap the sim and go.





  6. #6
    Group Special Mobile
    Guest

    Re: Dead phone-now what

    On Tue, 9 Dec 2003 08:15:00 -0500, "Jason Cothran"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"Dan C." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >| I have a Nokia 5165, the display comes up blank, but otherwise works. I
    >| wish to replace this phone, the contract is fulfilled. Can I buy a used
    >| pnone off Ebay and activate it by calling Cingular?? Thanks for any help
    >|
    >| Dan
    >|
    >|
    >
    >You don't even have to call to activate it. Just swap the sim and go.


    Bzzzzzzzt. Wrong answer. Nokia 5165 is a *TDMA* (IS-136) handset.
    It has *no* SIM. Only GSM handsets have SIMs such as the Nokia 5190.

    Cingular is a confused company and confused subscribers. The company
    won't even admit that they are using two different incompatible
    technologies. It's no wonder that its subscribers are confused.
    >


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  7. #7
    Todd Allcock
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    Re: Dead phone-now what

    "Jason Cothran" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<jSjBb.5[email protected]>...
    > "Dan C." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > | I have a Nokia 5165, the display comes up blank, but otherwise works. I
    > | wish to replace this phone, the contract is fulfilled. Can I buy a used
    > | pnone off Ebay and activate it by calling Cingular?? Thanks for any help
    > |
    > | Dan
    > |
    > |
    >
    > You don't even have to call to activate it. Just swap the sim and go.


    There is no SIM in a Nokia 5165. It's a TDMA phone- not GSM- a call
    will be necessary to switch ESNs.

    Older Cingular TDMA phones are pretty cheap on eBay (any former
    Cingular entity like SWB or BellSouth's phones will work too.) AT&T
    phones will generally work as well, but Cingular is often lax about
    sending new IRDBs (Intelligent Roaming DataBase) to phones after ESN
    swaps, so the phone might seek AT&T roaming partners instead of
    Cingular's when roaming.

    Cingular generally requires tri-mode phones on TDMA plans so a Nokia
    5160, 5165, 6160, 8260 or 8265 will be useable. Avoid 5120s, 5125s
    and 6120s. (They are 800MHz-only, and no longer allowed on most
    Cingular rate plans.)



  8. #8
    Jason Cothran
    Guest

    Re: Dead phone-now what


    "Group Special Mobile" <[email protected]_to.reply> wrote in message |
    | Bzzzzzzzt. Wrong answer. Nokia 5165 is a *TDMA* (IS-136) handset.
    | It has *no* SIM. Only GSM handsets have SIMs such as the Nokia 5190.
    |
    | Cingular is a confused company and confused subscribers. The company
    | won't even admit that they are using two different incompatible
    | technologies. It's no wonder that its subscribers are confused.
    | >
    |

    Wow, someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning ;-).





  9. #9
    Jason Cothran
    Guest

    Re: Dead phone-now what


    "Todd Allcock" <[email protected]> wrote in message |
    | There is no SIM in a Nokia 5165. It's a TDMA phone- not GSM- a call
    | will be necessary to switch ESNs.
    |
    | Older Cingular TDMA phones are pretty cheap on eBay (any former
    | Cingular entity like SWB or BellSouth's phones will work too.) AT&T
    | phones will generally work as well, but Cingular is often lax about
    | sending new IRDBs (Intelligent Roaming DataBase) to phones after ESN
    | swaps, so the phone might seek AT&T roaming partners instead of
    | Cingular's when roaming.
    |
    | Cingular generally requires tri-mode phones on TDMA plans so a Nokia
    | 5160, 5165, 6160, 8260 or 8265 will be useable. Avoid 5120s, 5125s
    | and 6120s. (They are 800MHz-only, and no longer allowed on most
    | Cingular rate plans.)

    Oppsie, wasn't paying attention to model number. I have been on GSM so long,
    I forget to think sometimes :-P. My apologies Dan.





  10. #10
    Dan C.
    Guest

    Re: Dead phone-now what

    Thanks for all the replies.

    You all have been a great help.

    Dan



    "Jason Cothran" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Todd Allcock" <[email protected]> wrote in message |
    > | There is no SIM in a Nokia 5165. It's a TDMA phone- not GSM- a call
    > | will be necessary to switch ESNs.
    > |
    > | Older Cingular TDMA phones are pretty cheap on eBay (any former
    > | Cingular entity like SWB or BellSouth's phones will work too.) AT&T
    > | phones will generally work as well, but Cingular is often lax about
    > | sending new IRDBs (Intelligent Roaming DataBase) to phones after ESN
    > | swaps, so the phone might seek AT&T roaming partners instead of
    > | Cingular's when roaming.
    > |
    > | Cingular generally requires tri-mode phones on TDMA plans so a Nokia
    > | 5160, 5165, 6160, 8260 or 8265 will be useable. Avoid 5120s, 5125s
    > | and 6120s. (They are 800MHz-only, and no longer allowed on most
    > | Cingular rate plans.)
    >
    > Oppsie, wasn't paying attention to model number. I have been on GSM so

    long,
    > I forget to think sometimes :-P. My apologies Dan.
    >
    >






  11. #11
    JRW
    Guest

    Re: Dead phone-now what

    Todd Allcock wrote:
    > Cingular generally requires tri-mode phones on TDMA plans so a Nokia
    > 5160, 5165, 6160, 8260 or 8265 will be useable. Avoid 5120s, 5125s
    > and 6120s. (They are 800MHz-only, and no longer allowed on most
    > Cingular rate plans.)


    I have access to just about all models of phones Cingular has offered
    now and in the past. Am tending towards the 5160/6160, 3360, or 6340i
    GAIT phone. Will take several phones to an area that is a known dead
    zone around a lake surounded by hills and call 611 to see how they
    sound.




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