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  1. #1
    Ajanta
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    I need to switch from Cingular's TDMA to somebody's GSM and need a new
    plan and phone. Concerning the phone, how is Nokia 6030? (My previous
    experience is with 6650 (tdma), and 6610 / 6100 overseas. If 6030 is
    of comparable quality I can live with it.)



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  2. #2
    Mike S.
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    Re: How is Nokia 6030?


    In article <161020060921466232%[email protected]>, Ajanta <Nobody> wrote:
    >I need to switch from Cingular's TDMA to somebody's GSM and need a new
    >plan and phone. Concerning the phone, how is Nokia 6030? (My previous
    >experience is with 6650 (tdma), and 6610 / 6100 overseas. If 6030 is
    >of comparable quality I can live with it.)


    It's a decent, entry-level phone. Comparable to the discontinued 3595 and
    its successor, the 6010. Good audio, RF, battery life.





  3. #3
    Ajanta
    Guest

    Re: How is Nokia 6030?

    Mike S. <[email protected]> wrote:
    : >I need to switch from Cingular's TDMA to somebody's GSM and need a new
    : >plan and phone. Concerning the phone, how is Nokia 6030? (My previous
    : >experience is with 6650 (tdma), and 6610 / 6100 overseas. If 6030 is
    : >of comparable quality I can live with it.)
    :
    : It's a decent, entry-level phone. Comparable to the discontinued 3595 and
    : its successor, the 6010. Good audio, RF, battery life.

    Thanks, Mike. Staying with Nokia GSM and "bar" form, are there any
    models better than 6030? I need US frequencies and am indifferent to
    camera. I don't needemail, web etc. However, I would like good
    construction and as good *phone* performance as possible.



  4. #4
    Mike S.
    Guest

    Re: How is Nokia 6030?


    In article <161020061238163624%[email protected]>, Ajanta <Nobody> wrote:
    >Mike S. <[email protected]> wrote:
    >: >I need to switch from Cingular's TDMA to somebody's GSM and need a new
    >: >plan and phone. Concerning the phone, how is Nokia 6030? (My previous
    >: >experience is with 6650 (tdma), and 6610 / 6100 overseas. If 6030 is
    >: >of comparable quality I can live with it.)
    >:
    >: It's a decent, entry-level phone. Comparable to the discontinued 3595 and
    >: its successor, the 6010. Good audio, RF, battery life.
    >
    >Thanks, Mike. Staying with Nokia GSM and "bar" form, are there any
    >models better than 6030? I need US frequencies and am indifferent to
    >camera. I don't needemail, web etc. However, I would like good
    >construction and as good *phone* performance as possible.


    I don't think any of the current US-bandplan bar phones will give you any
    better performance (perhaps a slightly better display, though) ... only a
    camera and more features. The 6030 is WAP and MMS capable, by the way.





  5. #5
    Ajanta
    Guest

    Re: How is Nokia 6030?

    Mike S. <[email protected]> wrote:

    : I don't think any of the current US-bandplan bar phones will give you any
    : better performance (perhaps a slightly better display, though) ... only a
    : camera and more features. The 6030 is WAP and MMS capable, by the way.

    OK, then let me broaden my question. I am looking at bar form just
    because I am used to it and Nokia just because I already have chargers
    set up all over various rooms as well as cars.

    However, if I am ever going to consider something else, then now is the
    time. I am in Chicago, carrier choices seem to be T-M and Cingular.

    So, is there a flip phone from Nokia, or a bar/flip from another
    vendor, that is so much better than 6030 that I should forget about
    what I am used to and go for the change?



  6. #6

    Re: How is Nokia 6030?

    Try the Nokia 6255/6256 if you would consider Verizon. It is a
    fantastic phone. Research it at Nokia.com.

    none


    On Mon, 16 Oct 2006 22:11:35 GMT, Ajanta <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Mike S. <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >: I don't think any of the current US-bandplan bar phones will give you any
    >: better performance (perhaps a slightly better display, though) ... only a
    >: camera and more features. The 6030 is WAP and MMS capable, by the way.
    >
    >OK, then let me broaden my question. I am looking at bar form just
    >because I am used to it and Nokia just because I already have chargers
    >set up all over various rooms as well as cars.
    >
    >However, if I am ever going to consider something else, then now is the
    >time. I am in Chicago, carrier choices seem to be T-M and Cingular.
    >
    >So, is there a flip phone from Nokia, or a bar/flip from another
    >vendor, that is so much better than 6030 that I should forget about
    >what I am used to and go for the change?




  7. #7
    P T
    Guest

    Re: How is Nokia 6030?

    My 64 year old friend feels the small buttons are difficult to work.




  8. #8
    PDA Man
    Guest

    Re: How is Nokia 6030?

    One thing you need to know is that NOKIA has changed their sizing on their
    Chargers in the last 2 years. It is now a snmaller, very small format. And
    if you had a TDMA phone, you definitely have the Old Size plug. So keep that
    in mind.I believe there is an adpter, but think of that in the long run, one
    more thiong to keep track of. Will you buy one for each device? Will you
    have the adapter in the right car? Etc.


    "Ajanta" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:161020061711417925%[email protected]
    > Mike S. <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > : I don't think any of the current US-bandplan bar phones will give you
    > any
    > : better performance (perhaps a slightly better display, though) ... only
    > a
    > : camera and more features. The 6030 is WAP and MMS capable, by the way.
    >
    > OK, then let me broaden my question. I am looking at bar form just
    > because I am used to it and Nokia just because I already have chargers
    > set up all over various rooms as well as cars.
    >
    > However, if I am ever going to consider something else, then now is the
    > time. I am in Chicago, carrier choices seem to be T-M and Cingular.
    >
    > So, is there a flip phone from Nokia, or a bar/flip from another
    > vendor, that is so much better than 6030 that I should forget about
    > what I am used to and go for the change?






  9. #9
    Todd Allcock
    Guest

    Re: How is Nokia 6030?

    At 17 Oct 2006 16:03:40 -0400 PDA Man wrote:
    > One thing you need to know is that NOKIA has changed their sizing on

    their
    > Chargers in the last 2 years. It is now a snmaller, very small format.


    Ugh- I thought that was a form-factor thing (phones too small for the
    "real" connector get the 6101-sized one.) Does the 6030 have the new
    plug? If so, I'll stick with the 6010 as my backup phone!


    --
    Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com




  10. #10
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Re: How is Nokia 6030?

    "Todd Allcock" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > At 17 Oct 2006 16:03:40 -0400 PDA Man wrote:
    >> One thing you need to know is that NOKIA has changed their sizing on

    > their
    >> Chargers in the last 2 years. It is now a snmaller, very small format.

    >
    > Ugh- I thought that was a form-factor thing (phones too small for the
    > "real" connector get the 6101-sized one.) Does the 6030 have the new
    > plug? If so, I'll stick with the 6010 as my backup phone!
    >
    >
    > --
    > Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com
    >

    6030 would be using "the old plug". You can use the old chargers with those
    phones that have the small plug but you would need a converter cable (a bit
    of nuisance though).





  11. #11
    Oxygen Software
    Guest

    Re: How is Nokia 6030?

    Hello!

    Quite good handset, however, it doesn't have any official connectivity (you
    can connect it only via F-Bus cable). If you need a phone-to-PC connection,
    you'd better look at Nokia 6070 or 6103 (clamshell).

    Best regards, Maxim Vyalkov.
    Oxygen Software - tools for your mobile phone.
    Oxygen Phone Manager II - all you want from your mobile phone.
    http://www.opm-2.com/
    http://www.oxygensoftware.com/

    "Ajanta" <[email protected]> ???????/???????? ? ???????? ?????????:
    news:161020060921466232%[email protected]
    >I need to switch from Cingular's TDMA to somebody's GSM and need a new
    > plan and phone. Concerning the phone, how is Nokia 6030? (My previous
    > experience is with 6650 (tdma), and 6610 / 6100 overseas. If 6030 is
    > of comparable quality I can live with it.)






  12. #12
    Ajanta
    Guest

    Re: How is Nokia 6030?

    PDA Man <[email protected]> wrote:

    : One thing you need to know is that NOKIA has changed their sizing on their
    : Chargers in the last 2 years. It is now a snmaller, very small format. And
    : if you had a TDMA phone, you definitely have the Old Size plug. So keep that
    : in mind.I believe there is an adpter, but think of that in the long run, one
    : more thiong to keep track of. Will you buy one for each device? Will you
    : have the adapter in the right car? Etc.

    The chargers I have at different home stations are ACP-12U. They have
    fitted my TDMA 6560 as well the two gsm's I bought for overseas 6610
    and 6100. There is a car charger that fits my TDMA. Plus I have noticed
    that Nokia chargers have been easy to find in other people's homes and
    cars.

    If these chargers won't fit new Nokias, then I would just buy a new set
    rather than mess with adaptors.

    I guess a few chargers are not such a big deal and I can go with a
    different company too if it is much better. T-Mobile (one option) has
    following in bar style I like:

    Nokia 6030 (Free), Samsung t-509s Plum ($69), Samsung Trace ($99).

    There is a Blackberry too but I find those too bulky.

    So, if I was just starting out, are Samsungs better enough to be worth
    the extra cost?



  13. #13
    Ajanta
    Guest

    Re: How is Nokia 6030?

    <[email protected]> wrote:

    : Quite good handset, however, it doesn't have any official connectivity (you
    : can connect it only via F-Bus cable). If you need a phone-to-PC connection,
    : you'd better look at Nokia 6070 or 6103 (clamshell).

    I am considering T-Mobile. I can find no mention 6070 at their site
    although they do offer 6103.


    Basically here are all my choices...

    A. In bar style I am used to, they have:
    Nokia 6030 (Free), Samsung t-509s Plum ($69), Samsung Trace ($99).

    Are Samsungs better enough to be worth the extra cost?


    B. If I forget about bar style, then affordable flip ones are:

    Motorola: Pebble (FREE), V360 (FREE), V180 (FREE), V188 (FREE),
    V195 ($29); RAZR V3 ($69)

    Nokia : 6101 ($29), 6103 ($49)

    Samsung: t609 (FREE), t 309 (FREE), t209 ($9), t319 ($39), t619 ($49)

    Does any of these scream out as the obvious best choice?



  14. #14
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Re: How is Nokia 6030?


    "Ajanta" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:181020062234268511%[email protected]
    > PDA Man <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > : One thing you need to know is that NOKIA has changed their sizing on
    > their
    > : Chargers in the last 2 years. It is now a snmaller, very small format.
    > And
    > : if you had a TDMA phone, you definitely have the Old Size plug. So keep
    > that
    > : in mind.I believe there is an adpter, but think of that in the long run,
    > one
    > : more thiong to keep track of. Will you buy one for each device? Will you
    > : have the adapter in the right car? Etc.
    >
    > The chargers I have at different home stations are ACP-12U. They have
    > fitted my TDMA 6560 as well the two gsm's I bought for overseas 6610
    > and 6100. There is a car charger that fits my TDMA. Plus I have noticed
    > that Nokia chargers have been easy to find in other people's homes and
    > cars.
    >
    > If these chargers won't fit new Nokias, then I would just buy a new set
    > rather than mess with adaptors.

    Second time, ACP-12 and like are perfectly OK for 6030. Not all new Nokia
    phones use the small plug even if some do.
    http://www.nokiausa.com/nokia_access...810,20,00.html
    >

    I also find it a significant advantage that I can find a Nokia charger
    almost everywhere if in need.





  15. #15
    Skipper/Sy
    Guest

    Re: How is Nokia 6030?

    This is my first cell phone and used as Pay As You Go! For a basic
    phone, it is excellent. It just took me 2 weeks to learn how to use it
    and $15+ bucks for experimentation. The one major drawback is it is
    very hard to see the screen in sunny, daylight... but i think that is
    true for most phones.

    Skipper/Sy

    Anonymous wrote:
    > "Ajanta" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:181020062234268511%[email protected]
    > > PDA Man <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > : One thing you need to know is that NOKIA has changed their sizing on
    > > their
    > > : Chargers in the last 2 years. It is now a snmaller, very small format.
    > > And
    > > : if you had a TDMA phone, you definitely have the Old Size plug. So keep
    > > that
    > > : in mind.I believe there is an adpter, but think of that in the long run,
    > > one
    > > : more thiong to keep track of. Will you buy one for each device? Will you
    > > : have the adapter in the right car? Etc.
    > >
    > > The chargers I have at different home stations are ACP-12U. They have
    > > fitted my TDMA 6560 as well the two gsm's I bought for overseas 6610
    > > and 6100. There is a car charger that fits my TDMA. Plus I have noticed
    > > that Nokia chargers have been easy to find in other people's homes and
    > > cars.
    > >
    > > If these chargers won't fit new Nokias, then I would just buy a new set
    > > rather than mess with adaptors.

    > Second time, ACP-12 and like are perfectly OK for 6030. Not all new Nokia
    > phones use the small plug even if some do.
    > http://www.nokiausa.com/nokia_access...810,20,00.html
    > >

    > I also find it a significant advantage that I can find a Nokia charger
    > almost everywhere if in need.





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