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  1. #1
    Pmatt
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    Swingman wrote:
    > Unfortunately, I don't have any suggestions to get the phone
    > software working. As you say, a compatible version of PC
    > Suite is probably on the way. I would like to ask, though,
    > what you think of the phone? I'm considering upgrading to
    > the 6560 as well and would appreciate your impressions.


    I have only had the phone for 24 hours -- I will try to post a more
    complete review when I have had the phone a while. But some first
    impressions:

    So far so good. All in all I am very happy with it. I switched from the
    6200 -- the the 6560 is very similar, but it is TDMA. The 6560 has the
    features I have come to love -- the speakerphone, infrared synching
    (except that the software to use it is not out yet), voice dialing, nice
    color screen, etc. But unlike the GSM version, it can consistently make,
    receive, and not drop calls (here in Seattle). From the little testing I
    have done, reception is excellent.

    It is a bit less attractive looking than the 6200, but the faceplates
    should be out soon, which will help with that. It is almost exactly the
    same size as the 6200, and uses the same battery.

    It does not have the FM radio, which I never used. It has a graphic
    equalizer, which is a cool idea, but I have not played with it.

    Unbelievably, they removed the side volume control -- you have to use
    the four-way controller on the front to change call volume. That is fine
    for the speakerphone or headset, but ridiculous for normal up-to-ear
    use. I don't know what they were thinking with that move.

    The headset that comes with the phone is the cheap earbud, not the nicer
    (but easily breakable) boom version that came with the 6200.

    It does not come with "Ring Ring" as one of the ring tones -- it only
    has musical tones. Once PC Suite is out I hope to be able to download a
    tone that actually sounds like a phone.

    Comes with three games that I have not tried yet.

    The phone is $150, but I convinced AT&T to give me a $100 credit because
    I am a long term customer, and deeply unhappy with GSM, and ready to
    take my phone number elsewhere. There is also a $50 Nokia rebate, so the
    phone was free.




    See More: Nokia 6560 First Impressions




  2. #2
    Russell
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    Re: Nokia 6560 First Impressions

    How did you get them to give you a discount?





  3. #3
    Andrew
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    Re: Nokia 6560 First Impressions

    In alt.cellular.nokia Russell <[email protected]> wrote:
    : How did you get them to give you a discount?

    Have you tried asking customer service? With number portability just
    around the corner, the cell phone providers are anxious to keep
    customers. All you need to do is call and ask about a discount,
    suggesting that you are looking at changing providers in a couple of
    weeks...

    Andrew
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  4. #4
    Pmatt
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    Re: Nokia 6560 First Impressions

    Andrew wrote:
    > In alt.cellular.nokia Russell <[email protected]> wrote:
    > : How did you get them to give you a discount?
    >
    > Have you tried asking customer service? With number portability just
    > around the corner, the cell phone providers are anxious to keep
    > customers. All you need to do is call and ask about a discount,
    > suggesting that you are looking at changing providers in a couple of
    > weeks...


    Right -- the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Basically I just asked for a
    discount. I of course had to agree to a contract extension. There is a
    $75 instant rebate on the 6560 available for new customers (in addition
    to the Nokia $50 mail-in rebate). It shouldn't be difficult to convince
    them to at least give you that as a current customer. Whether you can
    get $25 more out of them probably depends on who you talk to. If they
    don't give it to you, you could always call back and try the next
    representative.

    Giving you a $100 credit to keep your $xx/month coming in for the next
    year or two is a no-brainer for them.




  5. #5
    Swingman
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    Re: Nokia 6560 First Impressions

    Regarding PC Suite, I noticed on the NokiaUsa site that the
    6610 is listed. The 6610 looks identical to the 6560 - I
    wonder if that version would work? Just a thought...





    "Pmatt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Andrew wrote:
    > > In alt.cellular.nokia Russell <[email protected]>

    wrote:
    > > : How did you get them to give you a discount?
    > >
    > > Have you tried asking customer service? With number

    portability just
    > > around the corner, the cell phone providers are anxious

    to keep
    > > customers. All you need to do is call and ask about a

    discount,
    > > suggesting that you are looking at changing providers

    in a couple of
    > > weeks...

    >
    > Right -- the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Basically I

    just asked for a
    > discount. I of course had to agree to a contract

    extension. There is a
    > $75 instant rebate on the 6560 available for new customers

    (in addition
    > to the Nokia $50 mail-in rebate). It shouldn't be

    difficult to convince
    > them to at least give you that as a current customer.

    Whether you can
    > get $25 more out of them probably depends on who you talk

    to. If they
    > don't give it to you, you could always call back and try

    the next
    > representative.
    >
    > Giving you a $100 credit to keep your $xx/month coming in

    for the next
    > year or two is a no-brainer for them.
    >






  6. #6
    Pmatt
    Guest

    Re: Nokia 6560 First Impressions

    Swingman wrote:
    > Regarding PC Suite, I noticed on the NokiaUsa site that the
    > 6610 is listed. The 6610 looks identical to the 6560 - I
    > wonder if that version would work? Just a thought...


    I hadn't seen that one -- it does look identical to the 6560, but GSM
    version.

    It uses the same version of PC Suite that the 6200 does though, which I
    have already tried. Thanks for the suggestion though.




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