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  1. #1
    Zoltron
    Guest
    I have 3 unused Nokia 5160i's but they are kinda heavy. Been looking on ebay
    for tri-mode TDMA phones and the Nokia 8260's look good for about $20+shp.
    Might go for the Motorola V60 color or V60t color flip phones for about
    $50+shp but the antennas usually break off, I hear. Anyone know the diff
    between the "t" and non "t"? I assume I need an AT&T branded phone and not a
    Cingular unless it is "unlocked"?

    BTW, I found you can get airtime cheaper on eBay or from
    http://www.cheapphonecards.com and without paying the 12% tax you pay on the
    AT&T site. http://www.cheapphonecards.com has $100 cards but they don't say
    if the minutes last for a yr. I assume they do. That would bring the per/min
    cost down to about 12 cents with coupon.

    Anyway, I kinda like the old Nokias. And Free2Go and TDMA may be yanked
    soon. But I need something which will work in rural areas and GSM is not
    here yet. And 12 cents/m beats Virgin's 25 cents/m too.

    Zoltron

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  2. #2
    Dudhorse
    Guest

    Re: Best phone for AT&T Free2Go?


    "Zoltron" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I have 3 unused Nokia 5160i's but they are kinda heavy. Been looking on
    >ebay
    > for tri-mode TDMA phones and the Nokia 8260's look good for about $20+shp.
    > Might go for the Motorola V60 color or V60t color flip phones for about
    > $50+shp but the antennas usually break off, I hear. Anyone know the diff
    > between the "t" and non "t"? I assume I need an AT&T branded phone and not
    > a
    > Cingular unless it is "unlocked"?
    >
    > BTW, I found you can get airtime cheaper on eBay or from
    > http://www.cheapphonecards.com and without paying the 12% tax you pay on
    > the
    > AT&T site. http://www.cheapphonecards.com has $100 cards but they don't
    > say
    > if the minutes last for a yr. I assume they do. That would bring the
    > per/min
    > cost down to about 12 cents with coupon.
    >
    > Anyway, I kinda like the old Nokias. And Free2Go and TDMA may be yanked
    > soon. But I need something which will work in rural areas and GSM is not
    > here yet. And 12 cents/m beats Virgin's 25 cents/m too.
    >
    > Zoltron
    >
    >

    ... personally I like tracfones especially their Moto V60's and Nokia 2285
    which in my area use the Verizon CDMA network.

    www.tracfone.com
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    >
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    >






  3. #3
    BruceR
    Guest

    Re: Best phone for AT&T Free2Go?

    The v60 is a good phone. The 't' stands for TDMA and was replaced by the
    improved 'i' version a year later. Then the color versions were
    released. I carried one for over a year and no antenna problems.

    From:Zoltron
    [email protected]

    > I have 3 unused Nokia 5160i's but they are kinda heavy. Been looking
    > on ebay for tri-mode TDMA phones and the Nokia 8260's look good for
    > about $20+shp. Might go for the Motorola V60 color or V60t color flip
    > phones for about $50+shp but the antennas usually break off, I hear.
    > Anyone know the diff between the "t" and non "t"? I assume I need an
    > AT&T branded phone and not a Cingular unless it is "unlocked"?
    >
    > BTW, I found you can get airtime cheaper on eBay or from
    > http://www.cheapphonecards.com and without paying the 12% tax you pay
    > on the AT&T site. http://www.cheapphonecards.com has $100 cards but
    > they don't say if the minutes last for a yr. I assume they do. That
    > would bring the per/min cost down to about 12 cents with coupon.
    >
    > Anyway, I kinda like the old Nokias. And Free2Go and TDMA may be
    > yanked soon. But I need something which will work in rural areas and
    > GSM is not here yet. And 12 cents/m beats Virgin's 25 cents/m too.
    >
    > Zoltron
    >
    > .






  4. #4
    Bill Radio
    Guest

    Re: Best phone for AT&T Free2Go?

    I have used several models of TDMA phnes w/F2G and I seem to be happiest
    w/the one that was the best deal. I got a Nokia 6160 free at work when we
    dumped AT&T, but when I wanted to use it more in the office, I got a v60(t)i
    for about $25 on eBay and it has been perfect. I have 3 v60i's, and have
    had no antenna problems. The people who do put them in their pants pocket
    regularly. I do sometimes, and still no problem.

    The only other TDMA phone I like is the Allure. The 5100 and 3300-series
    Nokia phones are too unwieldy.

    Bill Radio
    Click for Western U.S. Wireless Reviews at:
    http://www.mountainwireless.com

    "Zoltron" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I have 3 unused Nokia 5160i's but they are kinda heavy. Been looking on

    ebay
    > for tri-mode TDMA phones and the Nokia 8260's look good for about $20+shp.
    > Might go for the Motorola V60 color or V60t color flip phones for about
    > $50+shp but the antennas usually break off, I hear. Anyone know the diff
    > between the "t" and non "t"? I assume I need an AT&T branded phone and not

    a
    > Cingular unless it is "unlocked"?
    >
    > BTW, I found you can get airtime cheaper on eBay or from
    > http://www.cheapphonecards.com and without paying the 12% tax you pay on

    the
    > AT&T site. http://www.cheapphonecards.com has $100 cards but they don't

    say
    > if the minutes last for a yr. I assume they do. That would bring the

    per/min
    > cost down to about 12 cents with coupon.
    >
    > Anyway, I kinda like the old Nokias. And Free2Go and TDMA may be yanked
    > soon. But I need something which will work in rural areas and GSM is not
    > here yet. And 12 cents/m beats Virgin's 25 cents/m too.
    >
    > Zoltron
    >
    > .
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >






  5. #5

    Re: Best phone for AT&T Free2Go?

    I have the 6360, and I am very happy. The antenna adapter is secure
    (unlike the Moto V120T that falls out). The reception is good.
    Battery life is 2 weeks of standby. Plus I can send names and numbers
    from Outlook or my Palm using IR to the phone. To bad you can't send
    SMS from IR.

    I especially like its programability to deal with roaming. I think
    some phones won't take "p" for a number. I have set up two calling
    cards:

    For carriers requiring the PIN
    Access # + Card No. + Phone #
    000
    [Your Cell Phone#][YourPin#]

    For carriers not requiring the PIN:
    Access # + Card No. + Phone #
    000
    p

    For Voicemail when roaming:
    000W[Your Cell Phone#][YourPin#]W#[Your VMail Pin]
    or
    000W[Your Cell Phone#]W#[Your VMail Pin]




  6. #6
    Hoptown
    Guest

    Re: Best phone for AT&T Free2Go?

    I got a Nokia phone from office max for 49 dollars and am very happy with
    it.

    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >I have the 6360, and I am very happy. The antenna adapter is secure
    > (unlike the Moto V120T that falls out). The reception is good.
    > Battery life is 2 weeks of standby. Plus I can send names and numbers
    > from Outlook or my Palm using IR to the phone. To bad you can't send
    > SMS from IR.
    >
    > I especially like its programability to deal with roaming. I think
    > some phones won't take "p" for a number. I have set up two calling
    > cards:
    >
    > For carriers requiring the PIN
    > Access # + Card No. + Phone #
    > 000
    > [Your Cell Phone#][YourPin#]
    >
    > For carriers not requiring the PIN:
    > Access # + Card No. + Phone #
    > 000
    > p
    >
    > For Voicemail when roaming:
    > 000W[Your Cell Phone#][YourPin#]W#[Your VMail Pin]
    > or
    > 000W[Your Cell Phone#]W#[Your VMail Pin]
    >






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