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Anonymous
January 20, 2005 3:55:09 PM

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Hi

I currently have a Nokia 6340I without any problems,, BUT, the wife & I are planning two
trips this summer,, 1) wedding in Scotland & a visit our daughter in Australia.

I want to get a world phone,, one where I can pull out the Cingular chip and stick in a
local purchase chip.. After talking to the lady at Cingular,, she suggested the Moto v220.

I am also thinking I might like to have Bluetooth for stateside use,, but only if the
price is reasonable. I know I will not be getting a data plan now,, I just thought I get
the hardware..

Any suggestions?? Is the Moto v220 best in class,, i.e. better than the free-bees,, kinda
mid-range,, not a top-ender..

OR is there a better/other suggestion??

Also,, international chargers/plug converters,, any comments?? We will have a car and
should be able to charge thru the ash tray??

Thanks
Jim
An Old Parrot Head
In The Conch Republic
Just South of Reality

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Anonymous
January 20, 2005 9:10:46 PM

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

In article <kcSHd.70844$zy6.41530@bignews5.bellsouth.net>,
<jj_bpk@bellsouth.net> wrote:
>Hi
>
>I currently have a Nokia 6340I without any problems,, BUT, the wife & I
>are planning two
>trips this summer,, 1) wedding in Scotland & a visit our daughter in Australia.
>
>I want to get a world phone,, one where I can pull out the Cingular chip
>and stick in a
>local purchase chip.. After talking to the lady at Cingular,, she
>suggested the Moto v220.
>
>I am also thinking I might like to have Bluetooth for stateside use,,
>but only if the
>price is reasonable. I know I will not be getting a data plan now,, I
>just thought I get
>the hardware..
>
>Any suggestions?? Is the Moto v220 best in class,, i.e. better than the
>free-bees,, kinda
>mid-range,, not a top-ender..
>OR is there a bester/other suggestion??

V551. Beyond the extras (Bluetooth, EDGE, video) it has a better display
and better "phone" (RF and audio) performance.


>Also,, international chargers/plug converters,, any comments?? We will
>have a car and
>should be able to charge thru the ash tray??

Most Motorola phones (certainly world phones) come with wall
adapter/chargers that auto-adjust to world voltages - though you will have
to buy plug adaptors separately if you buy the phone in the US.

A car cord is desireable not not essential unless you plan to spend many
hours in the car.
January 24, 2005 3:00:12 AM

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

Careful on any phone you purchase that it must be "unlocked" or you won't be
able to put in a local SIM. Virtually of the Cingular phones are locked to
Cingular sims thus you won't be able to put in a local purchased SIM.

Good luck.

--
Steve
"Mike S." <retsuhcs@xinap.moc> wrote in message
news:csos76$g7m$1@reader2.panix.com...
>
> In article <kcSHd.70844$zy6.41530@bignews5.bellsouth.net>,
> <jj_bpk@bellsouth.net> wrote:
>>Hi
>>
>>I currently have a Nokia 6340I without any problems,, BUT, the wife & I
>>are planning two
>>trips this summer,, 1) wedding in Scotland & a visit our daughter in
>>Australia.
>>
>>I want to get a world phone,, one where I can pull out the Cingular chip
>>and stick in a
>>local purchase chip.. After talking to the lady at Cingular,, she
>>suggested the Moto v220.
>>
>>I am also thinking I might like to have Bluetooth for stateside use,,
>>but only if the
>>price is reasonable. I know I will not be getting a data plan now,, I
>>just thought I get
>>the hardware..
>>
>>Any suggestions?? Is the Moto v220 best in class,, i.e. better than the
>>free-bees,, kinda
>>mid-range,, not a top-ender..
>>OR is there a bester/other suggestion??
>
> V551. Beyond the extras (Bluetooth, EDGE, video) it has a better display
> and better "phone" (RF and audio) performance.
>
>
>>Also,, international chargers/plug converters,, any comments?? We will
>>have a car and
>>should be able to charge thru the ash tray??
>
> Most Motorola phones (certainly world phones) come with wall
> adapter/chargers that auto-adjust to world voltages - though you will have
> to buy plug adaptors separately if you buy the phone in the US.
>
> A car cord is desireable not not essential unless you plan to spend many
> hours in the car.
Anonymous
January 24, 2005 3:00:13 AM

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

Well good news & bad..

Thanks Mike & Steve

I guess the next Q is how to un-lock a Moto v551 ???

OR,, which phone/model is the easer to unlock?? Moto xxx, Nokia xxx,.....??

Thanks
Jim
An Old Parrot Head
In The Conch Republic
Just South of Reality
!