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  1. #1
    Pete Dowty
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    Any advice would be great.

    I switched to Cingular from AT&T and brought over my Nokia 3650 after
    unlocking. Upon switching I got a free phone but its long gone - I gave it
    to a friend. So now my 3650 isn't working - seems like the mic, everyone on
    the other end just hears silence. I'm way out of warranty (not to mention I
    unlocked it) and I'm in the middle of a 2-yr Cingular contract and not
    eligible for an upgrade. Cingular doesn't seem to be setup to handle people
    in this situation. All sales are geared towards new contracts and upgrades.
    A web sales rep said go to a store. A store guy said go to the web.

    Any suggestions on a phone for a big 3650 fan?
    Any suggestions on the best way to buy a phone? - through nokiausa.com?

    thanks





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  2. #2
    Dr. Ray Batty
    Guest

    Re: old 3650 died, no warranty, still in contract. Stuck.

    On Fri, 16 Dec 2005 00:27:32 -0800, "Pete Dowty" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Any advice would be great.
    >
    >I switched to Cingular from AT&T and brought over my Nokia 3650 after
    >unlocking. Upon switching I got a free phone but its long gone - I gave it
    >to a friend. So now my 3650 isn't working - seems like the mic, everyone on
    >the other end just hears silence. I'm way out of warranty (not to mention I
    >unlocked it) and I'm in the middle of a 2-yr Cingular contract and not
    >eligible for an upgrade. Cingular doesn't seem to be setup to handle people
    >in this situation. All sales are geared towards new contracts and upgrades.
    >A web sales rep said go to a store. A store guy said go to the web.


    Advice:

    1. NEVER, EVER sign up for a 2-year contract. The $50 you save is
    never worth it IMHO.
    2. If you ignore the above, then get phone insurance.

    Cingular sells phone at "no commitment" prices, which are typically
    $100 more than their 2-year commitment prices. Also, you can get a
    new phone at a subsidized rate if you extend your contract.

    >Any suggestions on a phone for a big 3650 fan?


    Get a 6682 if you can afford it.

    >Any suggestions on the best way to buy a phone? - through nokiausa.com?


    NOKIAUSA is a good bet. Avoid online auctions, especially EG^HBAY.



  3. #3
    Marty
    Guest

    Re: old 3650 died, no warranty, still in contract. Stuck.

    Somewhere around Fri, 16 Dec 2005 00:27:32 -0800, while reading
    alt.cellular.cingular, I think I thought I saw this post from "Pete Dowty"
    <[email protected]>:

    >Any advice would be great.
    >
    >I switched to Cingular from AT&T and brought over my Nokia 3650 after
    >unlocking. Upon switching I got a free phone but its long gone - I gave it
    >to a friend. So now my 3650 isn't working - seems like the mic, everyone on
    >the other end just hears silence. I'm way out of warranty (not to mention I
    >unlocked it) and I'm in the middle of a 2-yr Cingular contract and not
    >eligible for an upgrade. Cingular doesn't seem to be setup to handle people
    >in this situation. All sales are geared towards new contracts and upgrades.
    >A web sales rep said go to a store. A store guy said go to the web.
    >
    >Any suggestions on a phone for a big 3650 fan?
    >Any suggestions on the best way to buy a phone? - through nokiausa.com?
    >

    Could also be something to do with the mute - are you sure that's not the
    problem? I assume you've tried power cycling?

    That phone may no longer be sold, so if you want the same one, you may need
    to try eBay or Craig's list. I saw one on ebat for a buy it now price for
    under $100 (AT&T version, I think). You can often unlock Nokia's yourself
    with a code that you can get free.


    --
    Marty - public.forums (at) gmail (dot) com
    "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them...
    well, I have others." - Groucho Marx



  4. #4
    SMS
    Guest

    Re: old 3650 died, no warranty, still in contract. Stuck.

    Pete Dowty wrote:
    > Any advice would be great.
    >
    > I switched to Cingular from AT&T and brought over my Nokia 3650 after
    > unlocking. Upon switching I got a free phone but its long gone - I gave it
    > to a friend. So now my 3650 isn't working - seems like the mic, everyone on
    > the other end just hears silence. I'm way out of warranty (not to mention I
    > unlocked it) and I'm in the middle of a 2-yr Cingular contract and not
    > eligible for an upgrade. Cingular doesn't seem to be setup to handle people
    > in this situation. All sales are geared towards new contracts and upgrades.
    > A web sales rep said go to a store. A store guy said go to the web.
    >
    > Any suggestions on a phone for a big 3650 fan?
    > Any suggestions on the best way to buy a phone? - through nokiausa.com?


    craigslist.org. Avoid eBay.



  5. #5
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: old 3650 died, no warranty, still in contract. Stuck.

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.cingular - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Fri, 16 Dec 2005 10:12:42
    -0800, Dr. Ray Batty <[email protected]> wrote:

    >>Any suggestions on the best way to buy a phone? - through nokiausa.com?

    >
    >NOKIAUSA is a good bet. Avoid online auctions, especially EG^HBAY.


    As always, YMMV: I've had very good results buying phones on eBay.

    --
    Best regards, SEE THE FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS AT
    John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>



  6. #6
    Fred
    Guest

    Re: old 3650 died, no warranty, still in contract. Stuck.

    Sorry, I couldn't resist. Translate YMMV please.

    Fred

    "John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > [POSTED TO alt.cellular.cingular - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >
    > In <[email protected]> on Fri, 16 Dec 2005
    > 10:12:42
    > -0800, Dr. Ray Batty <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>>Any suggestions on the best way to buy a phone? - through nokiausa.com?

    >>
    >>NOKIAUSA is a good bet. Avoid online auctions, especially EG^HBAY.

    >
    > As always, YMMV: I've had very good results buying phones on eBay.
    >
    > --
    > Best regards, SEE THE FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS AT
    > John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>






  7. #7
    Dr. Ray Batty
    Guest

    Re: old 3650 died, no warranty, still in contract. Stuck.

    On Fri, 16 Dec 2005 22:27:54 -0500, "Fred" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Translate YMMV please.


    1. Point your web broswer to <http://www.google.com>.
    2. Enter "YMMV definition" in the form.
    3. Select the "I'm feeling lucky" button.

    Next, go here, read and obey:

    <http://www.caliburn.nl/topposting.html>



  8. #8
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: old 3650 died, no warranty, still in contract. Stuck.

    YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary, the caveat on EPA gas mileage ratings.

    In <[email protected]> on Fri, 16 Dec 2005 22:27:54 -0500,
    "Fred" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Sorry, I couldn't resist. Translate YMMV please.


    >"John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]


    >> As always, YMMV...


    --
    Best regards, SEE THE FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS AT
    John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>



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