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Topic # 7737 5-May-2006 21:10
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Nokia 1221 TDMA for you..

And look at all the providers in the US offering TDMA!!!!

Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular One, Centennial Wireless, Cingular, EDGE Wireless, SunCom Wireless, US Cellular, Unicel Wireless, Western Wireless, Tracfone

Amazing really, that 1980's tech still grasping on for it's last breath in some places, even CDMA is has talk about being scuttled (in Aust, not here)

I wonder if it still has the 8860 innards in it, they remaining piles of those later transfereed to the 8260 and SMS added with NO hardware changes, just casing.!!!!

The other thing I noticed was the Nokia 6225 allows you to send audio with MMS, Send e-mail with attachments, Infrared transfer (Obex mode) and many other things which were not possible in the TNZ version.

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Reply # 35057 5-May-2006 23:15
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One the TDMA note, this one may make a few people want to switch from TDMA to CDMA (that is if Telecom was to retail this handset, but this would be very unlikely), I really though this series of phone was long gone!!



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Reply # 35058 5-May-2006 23:25
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Oh wow! a 5120i in disguse. Reminds me of the Ericsson 1228c, they weren't around for long and I NEVER see a trace of them now.

I see it also has a pull up Antenna, like the 2280's which was only used for AMPS.

I so want a brick again, just to walk around with it at my ear and watch people stare.

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 35059 5-May-2006 23:28
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I think I still have two bricks back at work, might try and dig them out, not sure if they work cos we don't have chargers for them.
If you really want a brick, I can send them your way if you have chargers?







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Reply # 35063 6-May-2006 00:26
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I have a Nokia 918P in my hand, was originally connected to the warehouse gold service but has since been disconnected by them

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Reply # 35064 6-May-2006 00:30
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maybe its not disconnected, just rang
*333 and it had $61 of prepaid credit on it. Score!



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Reply # 35065 6-May-2006 00:47
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An ANALOG phone even! oh dear god!

Does 1010 still work by any chance? i'd say it's long since been transferred to Telecoms new Prepaid platform.

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Reply # 35068 6-May-2006 09:01
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NokiaRocks: maybe its not disconnected, just rang *333 and it had $61 of prepaid credit on it. Score!
All Warehouse mobile phones were migrated to the VSP Prepaid platform, and since then to the new platform. It should have been disconnected if it was older than the rules (I think one year without topups), but you never know what bugs are there in their new system...

I know part of the story, since I've done the planning, development and execution of this migration from the Warehouse platform to the VSP, back in the old days.






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Reply # 35070 6-May-2006 09:53
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it was disconnected last time i used it, not sure why they reconnected it, havent topped it up for lets see... upgraded to nokia 5120 in 2001 parents took it as an emergency phone a couple months after that and stuck credit on it, so maybe 5 years since its last top up?


Anyone know if they would let me transfer the credit to my 027 sanyo 7400?

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Reply # 35073 6-May-2006 10:24
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Look at the positive aspects of it though - what 3G phone these days has 15 days standby time?

Manufacturers used to use standby time as a big selling factor in the late 90's with most publishing very dodgy statistics just so their phone looked better than a competitors and I even had a GSM Nokia (can't remember model) that would quite happily last 10 days without charging. Now with reasonable usage you're lucky to get more than 2 whole days out of a typical colour screen CDMA or UMTS phone!






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Reply # 35123 7-May-2006 00:13
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NokiaRocks: it was disconnected last time i used it, not sure why they reconnected it, havent topped it up for lets see... upgraded to nokia 5120 in 2001 parents took it as an emergency phone a couple months after that and stuck credit on it, so maybe 5 years since its last top up?


Anyone know if they would let me transfer the credit to my 027 sanyo 7400?


The credit never expired on the old Gold prepaid phones.....

NokiaRoacks, if the 7400 is also prepaid, they should transfer the credit but prolly have to disconnect the 025 to do so.....

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Reply # 35124 7-May-2006 00:39
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Might just take it into TNZ and tell them im sick of the lack of features and want it upgraded :p



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Reply # 35136 7-May-2006 02:01
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And the reason I use a black in white cheap as chips GSM Nokia 1100 is because it lasts 7 days quite easily on one charge with heavy texting use. (I now do it on Telecom)

My Nokia 2118 lasts about 4 days which is good for CDMA (also with heavy text usage)

I'm actually quite new to texting a lot.

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