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Topic # 6341 17-Jan-2006 23:22
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I am looking to upgrade my 6255 to a 6265, however i dont want to go through the stress of another waste of money, so would like to be well informed.

Anyone who has one could please comment on it. Any known issues etc. What they like/dislike about the phone. Having a play with one for a couple of minutes in a shop doesnt really give you a decent idea of how the phone really performs.

From having a quick play with it, i loved the big high quality screen. New menus as well. Are they an improvement over the previous style?

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  Reply # 26644 18-Jan-2006 00:40
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What's wrong with the 6255? The play I have had with them, they seem really nice phones and a reason to stay on CDMA, though some new high user off peak plans would be nice!

I must take a look at this 6265, I wanted a harrier or apache but they are so BIG! and a problem as no simcard, good for work but hideously big for social life!



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  Reply # 26648 18-Jan-2006 00:55
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paradoxsm: What's wrong with the 6255?


Please dont tell me you have missed out on all the complaining here. Problems included turning off, not sending/receving photo messages, the latest software has not fixed this for me. The colour of the UI is awful. The features are good and if it worked like it was mrant to then would b a great phone. But it just didnt quite happen. You only need to search through old threads for problems

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 26669 18-Jan-2006 08:51
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I've had my 6265 for a few days now and been pretty happy with it. I know a few ppl around work I've shown it to really like the look of it and are thinking about upgrading to it also.
I've not really noticed any issues, minor one I've found so far is some of the menus can be slow to open it but I think its just a prob with it running such a high colour UI or something. I power cycled it this morning (as in pull the battery for a min) and that helped the speed.
Texting and MMS goes really well, just gotta remember to turn the image size down else Telecom will reject the photo messages as being too big! (640x480 works fine). It comes with a head-set, not the best for listening to mp3's with since you can't get that much bass out of it, but no biggie. Battery life seems alright, even with using the media player it doesn't drain it too quickly.
Digital Camera on it seems the best feature to me, even taking a picture through a window, it does a really nice photo.
Keypad is nice and easy to use also, they are rubber keys but act like your pushing on plastic ones.
I've added a kingston 1gb mini-SD to my phone which I'm storing all my mp3s and photos on.

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  Reply # 26692 18-Jan-2006 13:56
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The 6255 is bloody awful phone. The WORST I have owned (And Ive given up counting how many that is)

I posted this over in the 6265 card thread, but will move it over here as its probably relevant.

So far, no problems (well, nothing major) with the 6265.

I live in a 2 storey house and last night I was bluetoothing from my laptop (downstairs) to my cell phone (upstairs)... I was impressed to be honest.

Heres what I said over there>>>>

I took the 6255 back to Telecon, the day after I brought it with a bluetooth issue (was the first of MANY different problems)

I have had NO problems at all with the 6265 (aside from this card issue)

The camera works great (still and Vid) and at 2Mega Pixels, is about as good as you can get on a phone.

The only thing I have found is when accessing the Gallery > Card, its a little slow... not a biggie and its understandable.

Accessing the menus does seem a little slower on this phone the the others I have had, but while its noticable, its not really a problem per se.

The slider function doesnt worry me in the slightest. It seems a LOT better than the flip on the 6255, which was already starting to get weak and wobble after 7 months use. I cant see it being a wearing issue at all, any phones with moving bits will wear, but I really think the sliding rail will hold up well. (Fingers crossed)

A problem I had with the 6255 was volume when using a BT headset - There just wasnt enough of it. I would have assumed that it was the headset volume, but even with the phone and headset turned up full, it was still hard to hear it in a car. No such problem with the 6265 though. Which is, to be honest, really strange as the headset must only have a maximum volume... but really, it seems a lot louder when being used with the new phone. (Weird aye!)


I DID have one problem the other day. After being on charge all morning, I noticed a warnign on the screen -

" GPS ERROR, CONTACT SERVICE PROVIDER "

The only way to get rid of the warning was to remove the battery and reboot. Turning the phoen off didnt get rid of it.

Which worried me... considering that the thing has about as much to do with GPS as my left nipple. I did what it said and phoned Telecon, who, surprise surprise, had no idea what so ever. After getting passed around to 4 different people (one accusing me of dreaming I saw the warning on the screen), I sighed and gave up. Strange weird and typical Telecon.

What I have done, which I suggest everyone who buys a new phone from Telecon does, is do a diary of issues / problems and faults with the phone. Ok, call me anal, but if you have a history of repeated faults and issues, it will work FOR you. If you need to get heavey handed with them they HATE IT, when you can quote dates and times of phone problems, dates and time you spoke to someone about the problems etc... the HATE it. If you ever talk to Telecon, get the name of the person you are talkign tooand the reference number of the call, and write it down... in your phones diary. (Use paper, not any notepad type thing on the phone ;-) )

Honestly, it does seem a silly and uber anal thing to do, but its gotten me a new phone... The 6265. (Oh, Did I mention I have already started a diary on this phone)

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  Reply # 26711 18-Jan-2006 22:07
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oh my first 2280 came up with that, also came up with "turning off phone and authorities may not be able to locate you!

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Reply # 26714 18-Jan-2006 23:26
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I say find me a handset that does not fault once



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  Reply # 26715 18-Jan-2006 23:35
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johnr: I say find me a handset that does not fault once


A phone that faults just once would be like a gift for me. Now i have my 6255 back, i finally got photo messaging working but bluetooth will not work at all!

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  Reply # 26720 19-Jan-2006 08:15
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no issues with BT on my P900 or Jasjar or Nokia 6680

Good luck

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  Reply # 26723 19-Jan-2006 08:32
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johnr: I say find me a handset that does not fault once

Green bakelite phone, clear plastic rotary dial, hardwired to wall.




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Reply # 26724 19-Jan-2006 08:42
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Disenchanted those were the days when people used phones to talk to one another

Thats long gone!!

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  Reply # 26802 20-Jan-2006 13:16
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I guess i'm one of the lucky ones, have got a 6255 and have had no problems. (Apart from the silver cap falling off the end of one of the hinges...) The one thing i particularly like is the ease of writing text messages (nice big buttons, easy to press), is this the same in the 6265??

Still considering upgrading as I want my phone to be a digital camera and the mini-SD hot swap ability is much better than having to pull out the battery.

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  Reply # 26827 20-Jan-2006 22:19
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johnr: Disenchanted those were the days when people used phones to talk to one another

Thats long gone!!

There is still hope for the hangers-on...




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  Reply # 26841 21-Jan-2006 11:23
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I have a 6255 never given me any problems. I had a look at the nokia 6265 which looked nice and the menus looked awesome. But your paying for something thats just eye candy. The only diffrence I see is the camera and if you want a camera you should just buy 1. I also noticed that in some of the display models of the 6265 it has goten very loose wear you slide it which is what i would expect to happen on a phone like that.



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  Reply # 26845 21-Jan-2006 13:17
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The display models are put together very poorly, cant judge the phone on their performance.

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  Reply # 26847 21-Jan-2006 13:45
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But isn't the shell made of the same material. Anyway Ihardly used my harriers keyboard and that gave away fast.

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