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  1. #1
    Hi guys.

    A friend of a friend offered me a phone for free.
    http://www.nokia.com.au/nokia/0,,57582,00.html

    When I got it the sim card can't be put in. (There is a sticker on the
    bracket that says "card slot non-functional".)

    After searching through these groups I've worked out that this is a
    CDMA phone that doesn't accept SIM cards so it is pretty useless to me.

    When I turn it on the Orange logo is displayed. On eBay these are
    going for around $50 but these are unlocked I think.

    Could another Orange customer use this phone? Can it be reset for
    another carrier? Is this thing useless?

    Thanx 4 looking.




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  2. #2
    thegoons
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    Re: What to do With an ex-Orange Nokia 6225 (CDMA)?


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi guys.
    >
    > A friend of a friend offered me a phone for free.
    > http://www.nokia.com.au/nokia/0,,57582,00.html
    >
    > When I got it the sim card can't be put in. (There is a sticker on the
    > bracket that says "card slot non-functional".)
    >
    > After searching through these groups I've worked out that this is a
    > CDMA phone that doesn't accept SIM cards so it is pretty useless to me.
    >
    > When I turn it on the Orange logo is displayed. On eBay these are
    > going for around $50 but these are unlocked I think.
    >
    > Could another Orange customer use this phone? Can it be reset for
    > another carrier? Is this thing useless?
    >
    > Thanx 4 looking.
    >

    Orange will not connect any new CDMA handsets, but it could possibly be used
    as a replacement handset for an existing customer, however Orange would
    probably insist on a letter from the previous accountholder authorizing the
    transfer. Cannot swap CDMA handsets between Orange/.Telstra networks due to
    arrogant pigheadedness by the telcos.Not heavy enough to be a boat anchor.



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  3. #3
    Paul Day
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    Re: What to do With an ex-Orange Nokia 6225 (CDMA)?

    [email protected] may have written:
    > When I turn it on the Orange logo is displayed. On eBay these are
    > going for around $50 but these are unlocked I think.


    Nah, they're just bought by either people who think they can connect to
    Telstra or people still on Orange CDMA needing a new handset.

    I'm about to try to off-load exactly the same handset I was given on
    eBay after failing to get it to Telstra. Programmed the NAM to all of
    Telstra's settings, rang them up to try and move my existing Telstra
    CDMA account from a trusty old 2280 and their PC simply refused to
    accept the 6225's ESN. Played dumb and said "But I was told by the
    previous owner it's a Telstra phone? I can even see in the Service
    Programming Menu that it's got all your settings in there." You'll just
    get a reply of "Ummm... Computer won't accept that ESN? I can't do
    anything..."

    Tried it twice, with exactly the same result. I assume simply because
    it's an ESN within Orange's range, not Telstra's.

    The only way I'm aware of would be to take the ESN off a sacraficial
    phone and program it into the EEPROM of the new handset. However, I
    think the 6225 uses a ROM that can't be re-programmed? No doubt it's
    about on par with changing a handset's IMEI as far as the law's
    concerned too.

    I suppose the other way would be to bribe the right person and get the
    ESN added to Telstra's "we sold this phone" database? Probably just a
    range of ESNs rather than a collection of unique ESNs, so even less
    likely.

    > Could another Orange customer use this phone?


    Yes, as far as I can tell. But Orange are blowing away their handset
    repayments and trying to encourage them all to move to their (Three's)
    2100MHz UMTS network. And considering Three's handset/plan prices aren't
    too shabby, I can't see why someone would want to stay on Orange's CDMA
    network (which has even less coverage - before roaming - than their UMTS
    network?).

    > Can it be reset for another carrier?


    Only if that carrier accepts ESNs they didn't sell, which isn't very
    common around the world.

    > Is this thing useless?


    Nah, flog it on eBay. It seems _someone_ wants them.

    PD

    --
    Paul Day
    Web: http://www.enigma.id.au/



  4. #4
    Simon Templar
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    Re: What to do With an ex-Orange Nokia 6225 (CDMA)?

    * [email protected]:
    > Hi guys.
    >
    > A friend of a friend offered me a phone for free.
    > http://www.nokia.com.au/nokia/0,,57582,00.html
    >
    > When I got it the sim card can't be put in. (There is a sticker on the
    > bracket that says "card slot non-functional".)
    >
    > After searching through these groups I've worked out that this is a
    > CDMA phone that doesn't accept SIM cards so it is pretty useless to me.
    >
    > When I turn it on the Orange logo is displayed. On eBay these are
    > going for around $50 but these are unlocked I think.
    >
    > Could another Orange customer use this phone? Can it be reset for
    > another carrier? Is this thing useless?
    >
    > Thanx 4 looking.


    Basically it is a paper weight. CDMA phones aren't locked as such,
    rather they have an ESN number that has to be registered at the network
    for the phone to work.

    As thegoons said Telstra and Orange refuse accept each other's phones
    even though it can easily be done.

    Best bet would be to flog it on eBay to someone overseas that can
    connect it to their local carrier.


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    belong to.
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    73 de Simon, VK3XEM.



  5. #5
    Michael
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    Re: What to do With an ex-Orange Nokia 6225 (CDMA)?

    > > When I turn it on the Orange logo is displayed. On eBay these are
    > > going for around $50 but these are unlocked I think.

    >
    > Nah, they're just bought by either people who think they can connect to
    > Telstra or people still on Orange CDMA needing a new handset.
    >
    > I'm about to try to off-load exactly the same handset I was given on
    > eBay after failing to get it to Telstra. Programmed the NAM to all of
    > Telstra's settings, rang them up to try and move my existing Telstra
    > CDMA account from a trusty old 2280 and their PC simply refused to
    > accept the 6225's ESN. Played dumb and said "But I was told by the


    It cant accept it because it doesnt exist in the database, or the network

    > previous owner it's a Telstra phone? I can even see in the Service
    > Programming Menu that it's got all your settings in there." You'll just
    > get a reply of "Ummm... Computer won't accept that ESN? I can't do
    > anything..."


    Because they know you are trying **** and you aint gonna get away with it

    > Tried it twice, with exactly the same result. I assume simply because
    > it's an ESN within Orange's range, not Telstra's.


    In other words, they are right and you are wrong

    > The only way I'm aware of would be to take the ESN off a sacraficial
    > phone and program it into the EEPROM of the new handset. However, I
    > think the 6225 uses a ROM that can't be re-programmed? No doubt it's
    > about on par with changing a handset's IMEI as far as the law's
    > concerned too.


    Or another way thats a lot easier and cheaper - BUY A TELSTRA CDMA PHONE

    Nerd.

    > I suppose the other way would be to bribe the right person and get the
    > ESN added to Telstra's "we sold this phone" database? Probably just a
    > range of ESNs rather than a collection of unique ESNs, so even less
    > likely.


    Nope. Actual ESNs are recorded, not ranges.

    And its not as simple as adding it to the activation database, it has to be
    added to the network too.






  6. #6
    Spokes
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    Re: What to do With an ex-Orange Nokia 6225 (CDMA)?

    Your Orange CDMA handset is useless on the Telstra network...get a
    Telstra compatible phone.




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