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Topic # 25417 20-Aug-2008 19:29
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I just got a new phone, the nokia 6275i, i was surprised when i got home and realised it only came with the charger! i have sourced a sd card, and a cable to connect to computer, now the final thing is the headphones! Where can i get these from? Will a really cheap set from trademe be able to pickup the radio stations too? the price does seem a bit too cheap eh!

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  Reply # 158472 20-Aug-2008 20:44
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Yes, first thing I noticed,
A premium phone that comes with less than the $129 ones typically do,

There are a few things,

The supplied charger is the hideously slow model, if you got an old spare ACP-12A charger with the fat plug, you can get an adaptor for $10-$12.95 (Nokia branded CA-44), if you are told $20, walk out, it's a margin-trader.

Ensure you get the correct cable, it's a standard USB cable, some have built-in serial converters, if you plug it into your PC and it says "prolific installing" you got the wrong one.

Maximum 2GB SD card supported seems to be pretty stable with different card types.

Two headset types work with this phone, the stereo "pop port" models and the standard "jack plug" ones, though the jack plug ones have a lower output in the left ear though, both I tried worked with the radio, if you plug in the pop-port and then also plug in a 2.5mm jack at the same time, the pop-port volume becomes wonderfully loud, I cut the plug off another old headset and poke that in to increase the volume.

Or you can get the "pop-port-3.5mm" adaptors, mine worked with the radio but check before buyng ($20 got me a nice top-end aftermarket one with a retractor and a microphone unit built in)

And try the GPS out even just for the novelty, takes about 5 mins to get a lock but is a handy extra.



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  Reply # 159355 24-Aug-2008 17:15
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thanks very much for all the info. the 2GB sd card worked well as did the cable. we still haven't got a headset but were thinking of an adaptor so you can plug in normal headphones, is that possible? would you also happen to know if you can change the settings so you can write a long text? this phone will only let me write one text at a time and its annoying!!! cheers.

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  Reply # 159364 24-Aug-2008 18:07
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beforenightfalls: thanks very much for all the info. the 2GB sd card worked well as did the cable. we still haven't got a headset but were thinking of an adaptor so you can plug in normal headphones, is that possible? would you also happen to know if you can change the settings so you can write a long text? this phone will only let me write one text at a time and its annoying!!! cheers.


Yes, you can get an adaptor for the head phones. Where are you based?

All CDMA phones can only send 160 characters in a text message; unfortunately there is no way around this.


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  Reply # 159371 24-Aug-2008 18:51
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we are in rural hastings. a bit weird about the 160 characters! i'm happy with my telecom reception but a lot of the other stuff not so much - like not being able to take your phone overseas!!! oh well at least i have reception!

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  Reply # 159394 24-Aug-2008 20:35
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If you PM me your details I can get one of those 2.5MM to 3.5MM audio converters sent out to you if you would like?

As for Roaming, you can always get a free loan phone for travel to non CDMA destinations, or if you have a GSM handset you can get a Telecom SIM card which you can use in that handset with your existing number while overseas. Otherwise if you have a look around the Geekzone forums you will see that Telecom is in the process of building out a new mobile network.

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  Reply # 159468 25-Aug-2008 08:26
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yes i see they are in the process of building a new network with GSM which is good. i only moved to telecom as i can't get vodafone reception at my new house. telecom works well so i'm pleased about that. i couldn't wait til nov to have a GSM telecom phone and even wonder if i'd get telecom GSM reception at my new house which is rural!

how much is an adaptor roughly for the headset? cheers.

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  Reply # 159693 25-Aug-2008 20:15
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beforenightfalls: yes i see they are in the process of building a new network with GSM which is good. i only moved to telecom as i can't get vodafone reception at my new house. telecom works well so i'm pleased about that. i couldn't wait til nov to have a GSM telecom phone and even wonder if i'd get telecom GSM reception at my new house which is rural!

how much is an adaptor roughly for the headset? cheers.


The GSM network should provide similar national coverage to the current CDMA network if Telecom goes down that path, but I would expect the same coverage footprint for WCDMA @ 850MHz

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