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  1. #1
    * * Chas
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    I'm looking at purchasing an older model Nokia 6340i to use with
    Cingular in the SF Bay Area and other parts of Northern California.

    I need a phone like this because I have large fingers that cover 2-4
    buttons on smaller phones and I have trouble reading the color screens
    on a lot of the newer phones.

    I've read a number of reviews on the 6340i. People seem to love them
    or hate them. Any feedback?

    Chas.





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  2. #2
    Richard J. Wyble
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    Re: 6340i and Cingular ???

    * * Chas wrote (4/27/2005 11:52 AM):

    > I've read a number of reviews on the 6340i. People seem to love them
    > or hate them. Any feedback?



    Feedback is pointless; as you say, "people seem to love them or hate them."

    --
    RJW



  3. #3
    Phil Lewis
    Guest

    Re: 6340i and Cingular ???

    I have two of them that I use in the boondocks of the Northeast. However,
    for most places I use the 6230, which is a better phone. There are not too
    many places left where the 6340i is worth it, but there are a few with
    nothing but analog and TDMA.


    "Richard J. Wyble" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >* * Chas wrote (4/27/2005 11:52 AM):
    >
    >> I've read a number of reviews on the 6340i. People seem to love them
    >> or hate them. Any feedback?

    >
    >
    > Feedback is pointless; as you say, "people seem to love them or hate
    > them."
    >
    > --
    > RJW






  4. #4
    * * Chas
    Guest

    Re: 6340i and Cingular ???


    "Phil Lewis" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I have two of them that I use in the boondocks of the Northeast.

    However,
    > for most places I use the 6230, which is a better phone. There are

    not too
    > many places left where the 6340i is worth it, but there are a few

    with
    > nothing but analog and TDMA.


    The 6340i supports GSM 850/1900 Mhz, TDMA 800/1900 Mhz & AMPS 800 Mhz.

    I'm most interested in the GSM performance.

    I had AT&TWS TDMA service until a few months ago. I was working all
    over the US until last summer. AT&T's service was good to great in a
    lot of parts of the country but miserable around NYC and most of the
    west coast.

    Now I'm working in Nothern California. I've been using Verizon at here
    but their servce has gone south in some areas the past month. I'm
    trying Sprint and I want to check out Cingular's GSM service.

    AT&TWS and Cingular's services are not fully integrated in my area.
    AT&T's TDMA and GSM networks are terrible and Cingular's TDMA coverage
    is so-so. Cingular's GSM is supposed to be pretty good. My work takes
    me from the SF Bay Area to rural areas where there's only analog
    service so I need a phone that covers all the bases.

    Folks that I talk with a lot that have newer phones with all the bells
    and whistles have good coverage in the urban areas but lots of
    problems with coverage in less populated places. My Verizon and Sprint
    CDMA phones work well in most of my territory.

    According to the 6340i specs it should provide pretty good coverage in
    my area.

    Chas.





  5. #5
    * * Chas
    Guest

    Re: 6340i and Cingular ???


    "Phil Lewis" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I have two of them that I use in the boondocks of the Northeast.

    However,
    > for most places I use the 6230, which is a better phone. There are

    not too
    > many places left where the 6340i is worth it, but there are a few

    with
    > nothing but analog and TDMA.
    >

    Thanks for the feedback. I got a brand new 6340i and had it activated
    yesterday. The speaker in the phone sounds really tinny and high
    pitched. I have a number of other Nokias phones, (6160, 3285, 3585i)
    and they all sound very good. I wonder if it's this phone or a common
    problem with the 6340i Nokias.

    Chas.





  6. #6
    * * Chas
    Guest

    Re: 6340i and Cingular ???


    "* * Chas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]
    >
    > "Phil Lewis" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]news.pas.earthlink.net...
    > > I have two of them that I use in the boondocks of the Northeast.

    > However,
    > > for most places I use the 6230, which is a better phone. There

    are
    > not too
    > > many places left where the 6340i is worth it, but there are a few

    > with
    > > nothing but analog and TDMA.
    > >

    > Thanks for the feedback. I got a brand new 6340i and had it

    activated
    > yesterday. The speaker in the phone sounds really tinny and high
    > pitched. I have a number of other Nokias phones, (6160, 3285, 3585i)
    > and they all sound very good. I wonder if it's this phone or a

    common
    > problem with the 6340i Nokias.
    >
    > Chas.


    Started reading the 6340i manual and discovered the sound Equalizer
    was set to "Bright", that's why the phone sounded so tinny!

    Chas.





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