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  1. #1
    Sam
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    how can i tell which version of software is running on a nokia 8310
    from the serial number/other numbers on the box? which old versions
    should i stay away from?

    I want to know cause i read that these phones sometimes turn off by
    themeselves and that this is related to software probs.

    I know about the #0000# code but the local salesman who stocks 8310 is
    a prick and wont let me open the box and charge the cell phone before
    i buy it.

    thanks,

    Sam



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  2. #2
    Sam
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    Re: determining soft version from the box?

    Wow, another Sam, how groovy!

    "Sam" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > how can i tell which version of software is running on a nokia 8310
    > from the serial number/other numbers on the box? which old versions
    > should i stay away from?
    >
    > I want to know cause i read that these phones sometimes turn off by
    > themeselves and that this is related to software probs.
    >
    > I know about the #0000# code but the local salesman who stocks 8310 is
    > a prick and wont let me open the box and charge the cell phone before
    > i buy it.
    >
    > thanks,
    >
    > Sam






  3. #3
    Richard Colton
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    Re: determining soft version from the box?

    "Sam" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > how can i tell which version of software is running on a nokia 8310
    > from the serial number/other numbers on the box? which old versions
    > should i stay away from?
    >
    > I want to know cause i read that these phones sometimes turn off by
    > themeselves and that this is related to software probs.
    >
    > I know about the #0000# code but the local salesman who stocks 8310 is
    > a prick and wont let me open the box and charge the cell phone before
    > i buy it.


    Tell the salesman that by being a tosser, he's lost a sale, and then go and
    buy it somewhere else.

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  4. #4
    Ivor Jones
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    Re: determining soft version from the box?


    "Richard Colton" <[email protected]> wrote in
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    > "Sam" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > how can i tell which version of software is running on a nokia 8310
    > > from the serial number/other numbers on the box? which old versions
    > > should i stay away from?
    > >
    > > I want to know cause i read that these phones sometimes turn off by
    > > themeselves and that this is related to software probs.
    > >
    > > I know about the #0000# code but the local salesman who stocks 8310 is
    > > a prick and wont let me open the box and charge the cell phone before
    > > i buy it.

    >
    > Tell the salesman that by being a tosser, he's lost a sale, and then go

    and
    > buy it somewhere else.


    Hmm, so you expect someone to make stock worthless by opening it before
    he's seen the colour of your money..? What if once the box is opened you
    change your mind..? He can't re-seal the box and the next customer is
    hardly going to buy a box that's been opened over one that hasn't..!
    (Well, would *you* buy a previously opened box not knowing what's been
    done to the contents..?)

    Ivor





  5. #5
    CCCCC
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    Re: determining soft version from the box?

    why do u want to buy 8310?





    "Ivor Jones" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Richard Colton" <[email protected]> wrote in
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    > > "Sam" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > > > how can i tell which version of software is running on a nokia 8310
    > > > from the serial number/other numbers on the box? which old versions
    > > > should i stay away from?
    > > >
    > > > I want to know cause i read that these phones sometimes turn off by
    > > > themeselves and that this is related to software probs.
    > > >
    > > > I know about the #0000# code but the local salesman who stocks 8310 is
    > > > a prick and wont let me open the box and charge the cell phone before
    > > > i buy it.

    > >
    > > Tell the salesman that by being a tosser, he's lost a sale, and then go

    > and
    > > buy it somewhere else.

    >
    > Hmm, so you expect someone to make stock worthless by opening it before
    > he's seen the colour of your money..? What if once the box is opened you
    > change your mind..? He can't re-seal the box and the next customer is
    > hardly going to buy a box that's been opened over one that hasn't..!
    > (Well, would *you* buy a previously opened box not knowing what's been
    > done to the contents..?)
    >
    > Ivor
    >
    >






  6. #6
    Richard Colton
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    Re: determining soft version from the box?

    "Ivor Jones" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Richard Colton" <[email protected]> wrote in
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    > > "Sam" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    <snip>
    > > Tell the salesman that by being a tosser, he's lost a sale, and then go

    > and
    > > buy it somewhere else.

    >
    > Hmm, so you expect someone to make stock worthless by opening it before
    > he's seen the colour of your money..?


    Here we go again! Are we on for another row then Ivor? ;-)

    > What if once the box is opened you
    > change your mind..?


    What about it?

    > He can't re-seal the box and the next customer is
    > hardly going to buy a box that's been opened over one that hasn't..!


    Don't see why not, I just have with a T610 (mind you, I did check the
    joystick counter and total talktime in the service menus first). Nice deal
    at the Link at the moment. BTW, can anyone confirm if HSD tariff on Orange
    still has inclusive care?

    > (Well, would *you* buy a previously opened box not knowing what's been
    > done to the contents..?)


    It's a good point, but I would never.... and again, I say NEVER buy a phone
    that I hadn't been able to examine prior to purchase. For all you know, the
    box could have been dropped and the handset smashed to pieces. Whenever
    I've connected a contract phone, I've never taken the word of the IMEI
    sticker on the box, it can (and has on several ocassions) be totally
    different from the one on the handset - cock-ups happen.

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  7. #7
    Ivor Jones
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    Re: determining soft version from the box?


    "Richard Colton" <[email protected]> wrote in
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    > "Ivor Jones" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > >
    > > "Richard Colton" <[email protected]> wrote in
    > > message news:[email protected]
    > > > "Sam" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]

    > <snip>
    > > > Tell the salesman that by being a tosser, he's lost a sale, and then

    go
    > > and
    > > > buy it somewhere else.

    > >
    > > Hmm, so you expect someone to make stock worthless by opening it

    before
    > > he's seen the colour of your money..?

    >
    > Here we go again! Are we on for another row then Ivor? ;-)


    Do you want the quick 5 minute argument or the full half hour..?!

    > > What if once the box is opened you
    > > change your mind..?

    >
    > What about it?
    >
    > > He can't re-seal the box and the next customer is
    > > hardly going to buy a box that's been opened over one that hasn't..!

    >
    > Don't see why not, I just have with a T610 (mind you, I did check the
    > joystick counter and total talktime in the service menus first). Nice

    deal
    > at the Link at the moment. BTW, can anyone confirm if HSD tariff on

    Orange
    > still has inclusive care?


    Steve will no doubt be able to tell you ;-) I suppose I might be prepared
    to buy one where the box had been opened subject to a hefty discount and
    *written* promise of a brand new sealed box replacement if anything went
    wrong, but not otherwise.

    > > (Well, would *you* buy a previously opened box not knowing what's been
    > > done to the contents..?)

    >
    > It's a good point, but I would never.... and again, I say NEVER buy a

    phone
    > that I hadn't been able to examine prior to purchase. For all you know,

    the
    > box could have been dropped and the handset smashed to pieces. Whenever
    > I've connected a contract phone, I've never taken the word of the IMEI
    > sticker on the box, it can (and has on several ocassions) be totally
    > different from the one on the handset - cock-ups happen.


    Thinking about it, I must admit to wondering what Orange shops do if a
    customer has a quick change of mind, they open the box in your presence
    and register it on line there and then, so you can see it working before
    you take it away. Also, what do they do if someone comes in and wants to
    buy a phone as a gift for someone..? I can't say I'd be very impressed on
    Christmas morning unwarapping an opened box..! Not that anyone has ever
    bought me a phone for Christmas :-(

    Ivor





  8. #8
    Richard Colton
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    Re: determining soft version from the box?


    "Ivor Jones" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > Here we go again! Are we on for another row then Ivor? ;-)

    >
    > Do you want the quick 5 minute argument or the full half hour..?!


    What the hell, let's got for the full monty! :-)

    <snip>
    > Thinking about it, I must admit to wondering what Orange shops do if a
    > customer has a quick change of mind, they open the box in your presence
    > and register it on line there and then, so you can see it working before
    > you take it away.


    Also to make sure that the phone that's in the box actually IS the one that
    the sticker on the box says it is. Orange are the worst culprits for this -
    IMEI's not matching. As for what they do with them.... no idea. As for the
    independents, most will just sell it anyway, and in the case of the T610,
    it's not easy to reset the counters so it's pretty easy to demonstrate that
    the phone is new and unused.

    > Also, what do they do if someone comes in and wants to
    > buy a phone as a gift for someone..? I can't say I'd be very impressed on
    > Christmas morning unwarapping an opened box..!


    Now that is a good point, and one I hadn't considered. Mind you, I'd be
    even less impressed if I opened the box to discover that there was either no
    phone in there, that it didn't work, or that the IMEI didn't match the box.

    > Not that anyone has ever
    > bought me a phone for Christmas :-(


    Aww... bless! Buy yourself one then. Don't know how much longer the Link
    will carry on giving T610's free on HSD - it must be costing them a fortune.
    If you want a laugh, try getting CPW to price match.

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