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  1. #1
    Brian Johnson
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    Howdy - I just purchased an Ericsson t39mc from someone overseas - he
    claims it's unlocked and this appears to be true, as I was able to
    roam on the AT&T Wireless network. The problem is, I am unable to
    find a way to get on the cingular network. The SIM card I am using
    worked fine in my Nokia 3595 on the cingular network. Basically, when
    I received the t39, I tossed the new SIM card in and turned it on.
    Like I said earlier, I've been able to make some calls on the AT&T
    network, but it doesn't seem to want to connect to cingular (I'm in
    Chicago, FYI).

    I've searched for networks but it always says "no networks" so that's
    no good. I usually have full signal strength on my 3595 inside my
    apartment, so I'm baffled. Any suggestions?

    (Also, anyway to update the firmware on this phone?)

    Thanks all.

    Brian



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  2. #2
    Steve Dulieu
    Guest

    Re: T39 Network Setup


    "Brian Johnson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Howdy - I just purchased an Ericsson t39mc from someone overseas - he
    > claims it's unlocked and this appears to be true, as I was able to
    > roam on the AT&T Wireless network. The problem is, I am unable to
    > find a way to get on the cingular network. The SIM card I am using
    > worked fine in my Nokia 3595 on the cingular network. Basically, when
    > I received the t39, I tossed the new SIM card in and turned it on.
    > Like I said earlier, I've been able to make some calls on the AT&T
    > network, but it doesn't seem to want to connect to cingular (I'm in
    > Chicago, FYI).
    >
    > I've searched for networks but it always says "no networks" so that's
    > no good. I usually have full signal strength on my 3595 inside my
    > apartment, so I'm baffled. Any suggestions?
    >
    > (Also, anyway to update the firmware on this phone?)
    >
    > Thanks all.
    >

    Is it possible that cingular is only using 850mhz where you are?
    --
    Cheers, Steve.
    If The Good Lord had meant for us to be fiscally prudent, He would not have
    given us the platinum credit card...
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  3. #3
    Brian Johnson
    Guest

    Re: T39 Network Setup

    "Steve Dulieu" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > "Brian Johnson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Howdy - I just purchased an Ericsson t39mc from someone overseas - he
    > > claims it's unlocked and this appears to be true, as I was able to
    > > roam on the AT&T Wireless network. The problem is, I am unable to
    > > find a way to get on the cingular network. The SIM card I am using
    > > worked fine in my Nokia 3595 on the cingular network. Basically, when
    > > I received the t39, I tossed the new SIM card in and turned it on.
    > > Like I said earlier, I've been able to make some calls on the AT&T
    > > network, but it doesn't seem to want to connect to cingular (I'm in
    > > Chicago, FYI).
    > >
    > > I've searched for networks but it always says "no networks" so that's
    > > no good. I usually have full signal strength on my 3595 inside my
    > > apartment, so I'm baffled. Any suggestions?
    > >
    > > (Also, anyway to update the firmware on this phone?)
    > >
    > > Thanks all.
    > >

    > Is it possible that cingular is only using 850mhz where you are?



    I didn't think of that! It's sunday or course and I won't be able to
    check until tomorrow... Anyone in the Chicagoland area know if that is
    true or not?

    Brian



  4. #4
    Brian Johnson
    Guest

    Re: T39 Network Setup

    "Steve Dulieu" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > "Brian Johnson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Howdy - I just purchased an Ericsson t39mc from someone overseas - he
    > > claims it's unlocked and this appears to be true, as I was able to
    > > roam on the AT&T Wireless network. The problem is, I am unable to
    > > find a way to get on the cingular network. The SIM card I am using
    > > worked fine in my Nokia 3595 on the cingular network. Basically, when
    > > I received the t39, I tossed the new SIM card in and turned it on.
    > > Like I said earlier, I've been able to make some calls on the AT&T
    > > network, but it doesn't seem to want to connect to cingular (I'm in
    > > Chicago, FYI).
    > >
    > > I've searched for networks but it always says "no networks" so that's
    > > no good. I usually have full signal strength on my 3595 inside my
    > > apartment, so I'm baffled. Any suggestions?
    > >
    > > (Also, anyway to update the firmware on this phone?)
    > >
    > > Thanks all.


    Me again - I think you're absolutely right. I did some research on
    the Cingular site and all their phones are 850/1900 MHz. Now I'm
    depressed. I really liked this T39. What is the standard frequency
    for GSM in France/England?

    Brian
    > >

    > Is it possible that cingular is only using 850mhz where you are?




  5. #5
    Michael Pronay
    Guest

    Re: T39 Network Setup

    [email protected] (Brian Johnson) wrote:

    > What is the standard frequency for GSM in France/England?


    900 and 1800 MHz. Your T39 will work there perfectly.

    M.



  6. #6
    Michael Pronay
    Guest

    Re: T39 Network Setup

    [email protected] (Brian Johnson) wrote:

    > Me again - I think you're absolutely right. I did some research on
    > the Cingular site and all their phones are 850/1900 MHz.


    A short tour on the Nokia page

    <http://www.nokiausa.com/phones/3595>

    confirms this: 3595 is

    | GSM/GPRS 850/1900 MHz

    M.



  7. #7
    Steve Dulieu
    Guest

    Re: T39 Network Setup


    "Brian Johnson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Steve Dulieu" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    news:<[email protected]>...
    > > "Brian Johnson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > Howdy - I just purchased an Ericsson t39mc from someone overseas - he
    > > > claims it's unlocked and this appears to be true, as I was able to
    > > > roam on the AT&T Wireless network. The problem is, I am unable to
    > > > find a way to get on the cingular network. The SIM card I am using
    > > > worked fine in my Nokia 3595 on the cingular network. Basically, when
    > > > I received the t39, I tossed the new SIM card in and turned it on.
    > > > Like I said earlier, I've been able to make some calls on the AT&T
    > > > network, but it doesn't seem to want to connect to cingular (I'm in
    > > > Chicago, FYI).
    > > >
    > > > I've searched for networks but it always says "no networks" so that's
    > > > no good. I usually have full signal strength on my 3595 inside my
    > > > apartment, so I'm baffled. Any suggestions?
    > > >
    > > > (Also, anyway to update the firmware on this phone?)
    > > >
    > > > Thanks all.

    >
    > Me again - I think you're absolutely right. I did some research on
    > the Cingular site and all their phones are 850/1900 MHz. Now I'm
    > depressed. I really liked this T39. What is the standard frequency
    > for GSM in France/England?
    >

    AFAIK, everywhere other than the americas uses 900/1800 MHz.
    --
    Cheers, Steve.
    If The Good Lord had meant for us to be fiscally prudent, He would not have
    given us the platinum credit card...
    Change colour to PC Plod's lights to reply.





  8. #8
    matt weber
    Guest

    Re: T39 Network Setup

    On 30 Nov 2003 05:52:02 -0800, [email protected] (Brian Johnson) wrote:


    >> >
    >> > I've searched for networks but it always says "no networks" so that's
    >> > no good. I usually have full signal strength on my 3595 inside my
    >> > apartment, so I'm baffled. Any suggestions?
    >> >
    >> > (Also, anyway to update the firmware on this phone?)
    >> >
    >> > Thanks all.

    >
    >Me again - I think you're absolutely right. I did some research on
    >the Cingular site and all their phones are 850/1900 MHz. Now I'm
    >depressed. I really liked this T39. What is the standard frequency
    >for GSM in France/England?

    Just about everywhere EXCEPT North America it is 900/1800 Mhz.



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