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  1. #1
    synunoi
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    I may have an opportunity to get a deal on some Nextel phones, but I am with
    Cingular and am HAPPY with Cingular and have no desire to break my contract.
    My question is obvious from the headline -- can Nextel phones work with
    Cingular SIM cards? If not, I'll have to continue my search for getting a
    phone compatable with my cingular SIM card -- which is driving me absolutely
    MAD.

    Thanks,

    synunoi



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    sniper0981
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    Quote Originally Posted by synunoi
    I may have an opportunity to get a deal on some Nextel phones, but I am with
    Cingular and am HAPPY with Cingular and have no desire to break my contract.
    My question is obvious from the headline -- can Nextel phones work with
    Cingular SIM cards? If not, I'll have to continue my search for getting a
    phone compatable with my cingular SIM card -- which is driving me absolutely
    MAD.

    Thanks,

    synunoi

    they dont work.your better off with just sticking with cingular phones....i wish nextel sim would work in cingualr phones.....like the razor or slvr



  3. #3
    Zman
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    Re: Can Nextel phones use Cingular SIM cards?

    No, they are not compatible.


    "synunoi" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > I may have an opportunity to get a deal on some Nextel phones, but I am

    with
    > Cingular and am HAPPY with Cingular and have no desire to break my

    contract.
    > My question is obvious from the headline -- can Nextel phones work with
    > Cingular SIM cards? If not, I'll have to continue my search for getting a
    > phone compatable with my cingular SIM card -- which is driving me

    absolutely
    > MAD.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > synunoi






  4. #4

    Re: Can Nextel phones use Cingular SIM cards?

    Long story short, Nextel phones use the iDEN Network Protocol vs Cingular
    who uses GSM Protocol. Although they are capable of the same frequencies
    in the US, the difference in protocols is akin to speaking different
    languages.

    However, Nextel now has an "international" model that can do both iDEN and
    GSM w/GPRS. This model is the Motorola i930 Smart Phone (WM2003). If you
    can do a subsidy unlock, you can remove the Nextel SIM and insert the
    Cingular one. There are a couple little changes to make in the phone
    settings, but it works like a champ. GPRS also functions well if you
    create a profile for it on the phone using the appropriate Cingular
    settings.

    Check out the idenphones.motorola.com site as well as PhoneScoop and
    HowardForums for more info.




    "synunoi" <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:

    > I may have an opportunity to get a deal on some Nextel phones, but I am
    > with Cingular and am HAPPY with Cingular and have no desire to break my
    > contract. My question is obvious from the headline -- can Nextel phones
    > work with Cingular SIM cards? If not, I'll have to continue my search
    > for getting a phone compatable with my cingular SIM card -- which is
    > driving me absolutely MAD.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > synunoi
    >





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