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  1. #1
    Black Shuck
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    On the Orange OVP Virgin tariff, and REALLY don't want to lose this, as
    it's saved me a fortune over the years!

    Looking to buy a new phone outright to keep the Virgin plan. I currently
    have a Nokia 6230, and it's getting a little long in the tooth. I phoned
    Orange, and they wanted 179 for the 6300, which I pointed out was steep,
    because it was 139 on Orange PAYG, but I was also forced to buy 10 PAYG
    credit (useless to me on the Virgin tariff).

    Anyone got any opinions on the Nokia 6300?
    Anyone know any better deals than 139+10?
    Ayone interested in a Nokia 6230?

    Cheers...



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  2. #2
    Frank Incense
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    Re: Orange Upgrade to Nokia 6300 woes


    "Jono" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Black Shuck wrote on 09/04/2007 :
    >> On the Orange OVP Virgin tariff, and REALLY don't want to lose this, as
    >> it's saved me a fortune over the years!
    >>
    >> Looking to buy a new phone outright to keep the Virgin plan. I currently
    >> have a Nokia 6230, and it's getting a little long in the tooth. I phoned
    >> Orange, and they wanted 179 for the 6300, which I pointed out was steep,
    >> because it was 139 on Orange PAYG, but I was also forced to buy 10 PAYG
    >> credit (useless to me on the Virgin tariff).
    >>
    >> Anyone got any opinions on the Nokia 6300?
    >> Anyone know any better deals than 139+10?
    >> Ayone interested in a Nokia 6230?

    >
    > Not sure if it's a 3g phone or not.....
    >
    > If it is, you're going to struggle - Orange will only supply you with a 3g
    > SIM with a phone supplied by them.
    >
    >


    I bought one offline.
    its not 3G
    what I like.
    The feel - its a lovely phone to hold - never thought id say that about a
    phone
    even in your pocket it feels sleek and does not creat a BULGE
    Camera is OK but not great (2MP)
    Batt life is ok
    screen is very bright and clear
    Menus are good and easy as you expect
    tiny 1.5mm(?) jack for your own headphones
    buttons are nice and big and clearly laid out making text etc easier (some
    recent Nokias high end have tiny buttons)
    the dial and soft keys are well spaed apart so accidents less likely to
    happen


    What I dislike
    takes 2GB mem card which is fine BUT none of my card readers can read the
    full 2GB (only 1GB) so cannot transfer stuff onto card which meant having to
    buy a 1GB card.
    Music player is crap IMHO compared to SE, although I do quite like the sound
    when played though the single speaker on the back.
    Radio is not as good as SE
    Not the standard Nokia charger but the tiny pin like connector
    headphones are crap (as always)
    Mem card sits behind back casing (not battery thank god) but its spring
    loaded so be careful cause whenu push it in it may spring back out and over
    your shoulder and if u have patterned carpet that may be the last you see of
    it ;-)

    Overall tho i do recommend it - its just a nice phone





  3. #3
    Jon
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    Re: Orange Upgrade to Nokia 6300 woes

    [email protected] declared for all the world to hear...
    > On the Orange OVP Virgin tariff, and REALLY don't want to lose this, as
    > it's saved me a fortune over the years!
    >
    > Looking to buy a new phone outright to keep the Virgin plan. I currently
    > have a Nokia 6230, and it's getting a little long in the tooth. I phoned
    > Orange, and they wanted 179 for the 6300, which I pointed out was steep,
    > because it was 139 on Orange PAYG, but I was also forced to buy 10 PAYG
    > credit (useless to me on the Virgin tariff).
    >
    > Anyone got any opinions on the Nokia 6300?
    > Anyone know any better deals than 139+10?
    > Ayone interested in a Nokia 6230?


    Beware that if you go down the bockdoor route then you will not get a 3G
    USIM and will miss out on those benefits.
    --
    Regards
    Jon



  4. #4
    David Hearn
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    Re: Orange Upgrade to Nokia 6300 woes

    Jon wrote:
    > [email protected] declared for all the world to hear...
    >> On the Orange OVP Virgin tariff, and REALLY don't want to lose this, as
    >> it's saved me a fortune over the years!
    >>
    >> Looking to buy a new phone outright to keep the Virgin plan. I currently
    >> have a Nokia 6230, and it's getting a little long in the tooth. I phoned
    >> Orange, and they wanted 179 for the 6300, which I pointed out was steep,
    >> because it was 139 on Orange PAYG, but I was also forced to buy 10 PAYG
    >> credit (useless to me on the Virgin tariff).
    >>
    >> Anyone got any opinions on the Nokia 6300?
    >> Anyone know any better deals than 139+10?
    >> Ayone interested in a Nokia 6230?

    >
    > Beware that if you go down the bockdoor route then you will not get a 3G
    > USIM and will miss out on those benefits.


    Seeing as the 6300 appears to be a 2.5G device, he wouldn't get a 3G
    USIM anyway.

    http://europe.nokia.com/A4254242

    D



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