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Topic # 13481 12-May-2007 16:16
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My phone broke, (apparently you shouldn't wash your phone) and I've been looking for a new phone.
After a long time, I decided on the Nokia 6165, but the telecom online store says they are currently out of stock. So I rang 123, apparently: "they have supended sales because of some fault, and they are working with nokia to identify the batch"

Does anyone know what this 'fault' is, and when they will start selling them again?

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  Reply # 70489 12-May-2007 16:29
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Yes, jus trust me even if you could get one at the moment, you shouldnt buy it.

Not ETA at this point...

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  Reply # 70490 12-May-2007 16:29
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Yes the screen on the phone would go white and stay that way. Telecom managed to get themselves a faulty batch.

They were supposed to be back in stock by now. Maybe early this coming week



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  Reply # 70492 12-May-2007 16:41
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Thanks, I guess I can wait that long, its not like I'm addicted to my phoneLaughing

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  Reply # 70496 12-May-2007 17:29
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It's just a minor fault with a small batch of displays, The actual handset itself is fine thank goodness and are very nice value for the price.

My only advice is don't abuse the hinge as it's not the strongest I have come across (I learnt the hard way)

The GPS function is also rather handy on these.

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  Reply # 70844 16-May-2007 08:15
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My daughter has a 6165 with this very fault, although 99% of the time its only when using the camera. Of course all Telecom have done is to take the battery out and replace it and it works for a very short time afterwards.

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Reply # 70857 16-May-2007 13:12
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weally: My daughter has a 6165 with this very fault, although 99% of the time its only when using the camera. Of course all Telecom have done is to take the battery out and replace it and it works for a very short time afterwards.


I do not believe this to be the same fault, currently the 6165's go blank irrespective if you use the camera or not.

You may however request your phone be sent to service, if you are worried about this quirk.

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  Reply # 70861 16-May-2007 13:52
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Took the phone to telecom today. They have offered to send it away to be repaired but claim the reason that they have been withdrawn from sale is because of a hinge fault, which i have a hard time believing.



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  Reply # 70878 16-May-2007 15:41
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well, faulty hinge could easaly cause the screen to go white, it the right wires are snapped.

The shop I rang on saturday had no idea when/if they would get more stock.

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  Reply # 70895 16-May-2007 17:54
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i've got one of these, mine seems ok. Good phone, but i wouldn't put the hinge fault past it, it does seem a little flimsy. Perhaps I'm just not used to flip phones yet.

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  Reply # 70914 16-May-2007 20:40
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Hence me stating that "My only advice is don't abuse the hinge as it's not the strongest I have come across"

Yes a hinge can affect the wiring, though I was told some displays may have a rare "white screen" which is usually only for a few seconds when it's opened from standaby.

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  Reply # 71285 19-May-2007 14:33
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The issue for the suspension is related to the screen mirror fault and white screen fault only, all becuase of a faulty batch. 

The Hinge cracking issue is a Nokia Flip phone issue, design is not that good compared to other makes. Nokia are covering that under warranty (if under 12 mths old) if you get into a dealer before the crack (hair line on hinge or upper main body) gets to bad and there is no other damage. They are also on case by case basis  looking at handsets outside of 12 months period, thats up to Nokia and the service agent though.

Dont wait on either of these 2 faults - get them serviced straight away!





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  Reply # 72384 27-May-2007 13:43
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I have a Nokia 6165i and wish to use the GPS feature.  The carrier I am with (Telus) wants to sell a gps autonav subscription for $10/month.  But I should be able to install the .JAR file myself and get basic GPS functionality correct?  Would anyone be willing to copy the appropriate .JAR file from the NZ version of the phone and e-mail it to me?  I have installed vlkGPS and it doesn't seem to work.

Thanks.

Andy Sinnamon
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sinnamon at kwic dot com



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  Reply # 73519 5-Jun-2007 20:39
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Excuse my ignorance, but what does GPS on a cellphone allow you to do? - does it show you where you are, or can you use it to find where your phone is? is it free to use?

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  Reply # 74263 11-Jun-2007 12:18
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GPS is a gimmick, it's vaguely accurate and its a-gps. Without going into too much detail (mainly because I don't really know), a-gps depends on triangulating with the cell towers and satellites. So without good coverage it doesn't work anyway.     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assisted_GPS

Have they issued a batch number for this recall? I know that if you dont ask you dont get in these situations.



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  Reply # 74303 11-Jun-2007 15:45
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The Nokia 6165 actually has real GPS.
It takes a while to acquire the satellites, but it does work well.

But most other phones have assisted GPS, which doesn't work in New Zealand.

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