Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Kenneth Chen
    Guest

    Hi,

    I have a Nokia 8290 phone that was previously on a Cingular network in
    Southern California. I was wondering if I could use it with AT&T's
    network. I understand that AT&T Wireless now has a GSM/GPRS network
    that requires phones to have SIM cards.

    So could I simply take the SIM card out of an AT&T phone and put it
    into the Nokia 8290? Will unlocking the 8290 make it work? Or will
    this never work?

    Thanks,

    Ken
    [email protected]



    See More: Will Nokia 8290 work with AT&T's new GSM/GPRS network?




  2. #2
    Todd Allcock
    Guest

    Re: Will Nokia 8290 work with AT&T's new GSM/GPRS network?

    Kenneth Chen <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<151120031110362740%[email protected]>...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I have a Nokia 8290 phone that was previously on a Cingular network in
    > Southern California. I was wondering if I could use it with AT&T's
    > network. I understand that AT&T Wireless now has a GSM/GPRS network
    > that requires phones to have SIM cards.


    Yes, if you get it unlocked.

    > So could I simply take the SIM card out of an AT&T phone and put it
    > into the Nokia 8290? Will unlocking the 8290 make it work? Or will
    > this never work?


    It will work for voice and SMS but not any sort of modem connectivity
    application- the 8290 doesn't support GPRS, and AT&T doesn't support
    CSD (9.6kbps data connections supported by the 8290.)



  3. #3
    PDA Man
    Guest

    Re: Will Nokia 8290 work with AT&T's new GSM/GPRS network?

    Providing that ATTWS is not using GSM 850 in your area and you understand
    that you will not be able to use then phone in any ATTWS areas that are GSM
    850.


    "Todd Allcock" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Kenneth Chen <[email protected]> wrote in message

    news:<151120031110362740%[email protected]>...
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > I have a Nokia 8290 phone that was previously on a Cingular network in
    > > Southern California. I was wondering if I could use it with AT&T's
    > > network. I understand that AT&T Wireless now has a GSM/GPRS network
    > > that requires phones to have SIM cards.

    >
    > Yes, if you get it unlocked.
    >
    > > So could I simply take the SIM card out of an AT&T phone and put it
    > > into the Nokia 8290? Will unlocking the 8290 make it work? Or will
    > > this never work?

    >
    > It will work for voice and SMS but not any sort of modem connectivity
    > application- the 8290 doesn't support GPRS, and AT&T doesn't support
    > CSD (9.6kbps data connections supported by the 8290.)






  4. #4
    Bob/Shelia
    Guest

    Re: Will Nokia 8290 work with AT&T's new GSM/GPRS network?

    May be off subject but my phone was stolen and when i reported it to AT&T
    they deactivated it and if I don't reactivate it in 30 days they will
    terminate my contract and bill me $175. I thought that I might get a cheap
    phone on EBAY and have it activated but AT&T sez NO they will not activate
    any phone except one purchased from AT&T. Can that be right, how are all the
    phones sold on EBAY?



    "Kenneth Chen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:151120031110362740%[email protected]
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > I have a Nokia 8290 phone that was previously on a Cingular network in
    > Southern California. I was wondering if I could use it with AT&T's
    > network. I understand that AT&T Wireless now has a GSM/GPRS network
    > that requires phones to have SIM cards.
    >
    > So could I simply take the SIM card out of an AT&T phone and put it
    > into the Nokia 8290? Will unlocking the 8290 make it work? Or will
    > this never work?
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Ken
    > [email protected]






  • Phones Discussed Above

    Nokia 8290 More Nokia 8290 topics Nokia Forum Reviews
  • Similar Threads