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Anonymous
January 17, 2005 6:31:10 AM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular (More info?)

Cingular Newbie--Warning this is a long post:

Just ordered Cingular online. Verizon let me out of my contract because I
was able to demonstrate that service was not good enough near my new
residence. (the only place on Maui that has bad Verizon service!!)

Cingular was able to port the phones the day I got them via Fedex. However,
customer service was spotty. The tech fisrt said it would take a week to
port the phones-- I freaked out and said that was a deal-killer. I had to
call back so many times. Finally they got me to the right people and it was
taken care of. Basically I had to be on them from the beginning. Also, my
online order was "lost" like 3 seperate times. (The online account data is
totally wrong and wierd and doesnt work properly) My plan was wrong also and
that had to be "updated" (charging me for two seperate lines of service
instead of what I wanted: family talk with two lines of service) Had to keep
calling back over and over to get it right. The West coast call center is
WAY better than the one in Louisiana. Anyway, so far so good-- the service
seems to work OK. I am used to Verizon's great service here in Hawaii (being
able to keep calls even in elevators and underground parking structures) But
the GSM is working ok over here.

My Question:
On Motorola's site (www.hellomoto.com) it says that a data cable is required
to use MPT with the
V551.(http://motorola.handango.com/entertainment/Home.jsp?sit... Select
Cingular; then Motorola V551)
So what is the deal with that?
Anyway, having said that, is there anyway to sync contacts (i.e. phone
numbers and names) using Bluetooth and MPT or other 3rd party software? (BT
is working between my phone and laptop)
I'll buy the stupid cable if I have to, it just seems stupid not to be able
to sync and use MPT with BT.

Lastly, what is the purpose of "unlocking" a phone?
I live on Maui and live near a T-Mobile tower and am able to use that
network island and state-wide.
Anonymous
January 17, 2005 6:31:11 AM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular (More info?)

I use MPT via bluetooth with a V551. I don't own a cable, so I know
you don't need one to do what you want. I sync my Outlook contacts and
calendar via bluetooth and MPT, and I can also upload pics and music to
my V551.

Good luck.
Anonymous
January 17, 2005 10:46:29 AM

Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular (More info?)

"Adam Witherspoon" <adamwitherspoon@hawaii.rr.com> wrote in message
news:2kGGd.53649$Ew6.46197@twister.socal.rr.com...
SNIP

>
> Lastly, what is the purpose of "unlocking" a phone?
> I live on Maui and live near a T-Mobile tower and am able to use that
> network island and state-wide.

Let's say you travel to Europe on a frequent basis and would like to use
your cellular phone in the country that you will be visiting. With an
"unlocked" phone you could get a local service plan from what ever provider
is in that country and put their SIM card into your unlocked phone. This
allows you to get a local call plan that is much cheaper than paying roaming
rates in foreign countries. A locked phone will only work with a SIM from
the provider that the phone is "locked" to, in your case Cingular.

Cheers
TC
Anonymous
January 17, 2005 11:08:26 AM

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"Adam Witherspoon" <adamwitherspoon@hawaii.rr.com> wrote in message
news:2kGGd.53649$Ew6.46197@twister.socal.rr.com...
> Cingular Newbie--Warning this is a long post:
>
> Just ordered Cingular online. Verizon let me out of my contract because I
> was able to demonstrate that service was not good enough near my new
> residence. (the only place on Maui that has bad Verizon service!!)
>
> Cingular was able to port the phones the day I got them via Fedex.
However,
> customer service was spotty. The tech fisrt said it would take a week to
> port the phones-- I freaked out and said that was a deal-killer. I had to
> call back so many times. Finally they got me to the right people and it
was
> taken care of. Basically I had to be on them from the beginning. Also, my
> online order was "lost" like 3 seperate times. (The online account data is
> totally wrong and wierd and doesnt work properly) My plan was wrong also
and
> that had to be "updated" (charging me for two seperate lines of service
> instead of what I wanted: family talk with two lines of service) Had to
keep
> calling back over and over to get it right. The West coast call center is
> WAY better than the one in Louisiana. Anyway, so far so good-- the service
> seems to work OK. I am used to Verizon's great service here in Hawaii
(being
> able to keep calls even in elevators and underground parking structures)
But
> the GSM is working ok over here.


Well basically you got what you paid for. If you had gone into a store and
had a competent salesman setup the phone and the service for you, it would
have been setup right from the start, and the port would have taken less
than an hour or two.


>
> My Question:
> On Motorola's site (www.hellomoto.com) it says that a data cable is
required
> to use MPT with the
> V551.(http://motorola.handango.com/entertainment/Home.jsp?sit...
Select
> Cingular; then Motorola V551)
> So what is the deal with that?
> Anyway, having said that, is there anyway to sync contacts (i.e. phone
> numbers and names) using Bluetooth and MPT or other 3rd party software?
(BT
> is working between my phone and laptop)
> I'll buy the stupid cable if I have to, it just seems stupid not to be
able
> to sync and use MPT with BT.


You can sync MPT & the v551 with bluetooth.


>
> Lastly, what is the purpose of "unlocking" a phone?
> I live on Maui and live near a T-Mobile tower and am able to use that
> network island and state-wide.


You only need it unlocked if you plan to travel to Asia or Europe, and you
plan to use an Asian or European SIM card in your phone.

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