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May 5, 2005 9:31:37 AM

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I bought a brand new unclocked t-moble Nokia 3595 on ebay. Everything seems
to work and work well except I don't know how to change the settings to
connect to the media on cingular. When I press the i button to connect to
the internet using GPRS I get an error trying to connect to T-mobiles
t-zones or something like that.

Is there a way I can change this? I have checked all the settings and have
not found a way. The box it came in said T-Moble to Go. I think it was made
for pre-paid service but I'm not using pre-paid. I don't know if that has
anything to do with it or not.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,
Dan
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May 5, 2005 3:57:55 PM

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In article <FbSdnWWtDbNkeuTfRVn-uA@comcast.com>, Dan <noone@none.com> wrote:
>I bought a brand new unclocked t-moble Nokia 3595 on ebay. Everything seems
>to work and work well except I don't know how to change the settings to
>connect to the media on cingular. When I press the i button to connect to
>the internet using GPRS I get an error trying to connect to T-mobiles
>t-zones or something like that.
>
>Is there a way I can change this? I have checked all the settings and have
>not found a way. The box it came in said T-Moble to Go. I think it was made
>for pre-paid service but I'm not using pre-paid. I don't know if that has
>anything to do with it or not.


Menu ---> Services ---> Settings ---> Connection Settings ---> Edit Active
Service Settings.

T-Mobile has been known to disable browser setup menus in their phones. If
that's the case, an over-the-air browser setup can be initiated from the
support section of the Cingular web site. The phone might accept those
even if the menu is absent.

http://www.cingular.com/customer_service/self_care_gui
Anonymous
May 5, 2005 4:26:46 PM

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

In article <d5d1o3$q4u$1@reader1.panix.com>,
retsuhcs@xinap.moc (Mike S.) wrote:

>
> In article <FbSdnWWtDbNkeuTfRVn-uA@comcast.com>, Dan <noone@none.com> wrote:
> >I bought a brand new unclocked t-moble Nokia 3595 on ebay. Everything seems
> >to work and work well except I don't know how to change the settings to
> >connect to the media on cingular. When I press the i button to connect to
> >the internet using GPRS I get an error trying to connect to T-mobiles
> >t-zones or something like that.
> >
> >Is there a way I can change this? I have checked all the settings and have
> >not found a way. The box it came in said T-Moble to Go. I think it was made
> >for pre-paid service but I'm not using pre-paid. I don't know if that has
> >anything to do with it or not.
>
>
> Menu ---> Services ---> Settings ---> Connection Settings ---> Edit Active
> Service Settings.
>
> T-Mobile has been known to disable browser setup menus in their phones. If
> that's the case, an over-the-air browser setup can be initiated from the
> support section of the Cingular web site. The phone might accept those
> even if the menu is absent.
>
> http://www.cingular.com/customer_service/self_care_gui


STRANGE, If I go to that menu, it first asks for phone manufacturer, and
then you are to select model, HOWEVER, regardless of manufacturer input,
no phone models are shown.

Might be a useful feature if it worked.
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Anonymous
May 5, 2005 7:55:21 PM

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Oh, one other thing. T-Mobile also has disabled the GSM850 band on some of
their phones. If you intend to use a T-Mobile branded phone on Cingular,
you might run into some coverage problems if this affects your phone.
May 5, 2005 7:55:22 PM

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Ah-ha!

This is the problem that I am having with my Nokia 6610 that I am trying to
use with Cingular. The coverage is spotty.

Is there any way to enable the GSM850 band on these phones with a code or
firmware hack or something?

James


"Mike S." <retsuhcs@xinap.moc> wrote in message
news:D 5dfl9$4v9$1@reader1.panix.com...
>
>
> Oh, one other thing. T-Mobile also has disabled the GSM850 band on some of
> their phones. If you intend to use a T-Mobile branded phone on Cingular,
> you might run into some coverage problems if this affects your phone.
>
>
Anonymous
May 6, 2005 4:44:40 AM

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The 6610 does not support 850. Only 900/1800/1900


"ja" <__jame_sayton@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
news:H0uee.2335$eJ4.1479@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
> Ah-ha!
>
> This is the problem that I am having with my Nokia 6610 that I am trying
> to
> use with Cingular. The coverage is spotty.
>
> Is there any way to enable the GSM850 band on these phones with a code or
> firmware hack or something?
>
> James
>
>
> "Mike S." <retsuhcs@xinap.moc> wrote in message
> news:D 5dfl9$4v9$1@reader1.panix.com...
>>
>>
>> Oh, one other thing. T-Mobile also has disabled the GSM850 band on some
>> of
>> their phones. If you intend to use a T-Mobile branded phone on Cingular,
>> you might run into some coverage problems if this affects your phone.
>>
>>
>
>
!