How to clear all info on Nokia phone

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Hi,

I am giving my Nokia 3588i to a friend after I terminated my own service on it
with Sprint. He will reactivate it on his own Sprint account. (He broke his own
phone and I switched carriers.)

How do I clear all information, settings and customizations on the phone before
handing it over? Can I select the "Reset all to factory settings"? Will that
make the
phone un-re-activable?

Also, the data port on that phone arrived, for some reason, turned off when I
first received it. I never turned it on as I did not require it. Can this
feature now
be turned on when the phone is re-activated?

Thanks for any advice.

Lucifer
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    "Lucifer" <lucifer@doom.world> wrote in message
    news:d4pisf$vcp$1@domitilla.aioe.org...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I am giving my Nokia 3588i to a friend after I terminated my own service
    on it
    > with Sprint. He will reactivate it on his own Sprint account. (He broke
    his own
    > phone and I switched carriers.)
    >
    > How do I clear all information, settings and customizations on the phone
    before
    > handing it over? Can I select the "Reset all to factory settings"? Will
    that
    > make the
    > phone un-re-activable?

    No, all it will do is to clear out your phone logs, bookmarks if you have
    any, and your address book.
    >
    > Also, the data port on that phone arrived, for some reason, turned off
    when I
    > first received it. I never turned it on as I did not require it. Can this
    > feature now
    > be turned on when the phone is re-activated?

    It should be, as long as the new subscriber takes the Vision option on their
    account.

    Bob
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    Thanks very much. The information greatly relieves my mind!

    Lucifer


    "Bob Smith" <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Lucifer" <lucifer@doom.world> wrote in message
    > news:d4pisf$vcp$1@domitilla.aioe.org...
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I am giving my Nokia 3588i to a friend after I terminated my own service
    > on it
    >> with Sprint. He will reactivate it on his own Sprint account. (He broke
    > his own
    >> phone and I switched carriers.)
    >>
    >> How do I clear all information, settings and customizations on the phone
    > before
    >> handing it over? Can I select the "Reset all to factory settings"? Will
    > that
    >> make the
    >> phone un-re-activable?
    >
    > No, all it will do is to clear out your phone logs, bookmarks if you have
    > any, and your address book.
    >>
    >> Also, the data port on that phone arrived, for some reason, turned off
    > when I
    >> first received it. I never turned it on as I did not require it. Can this
    >> feature now
    >> be turned on when the phone is re-activated?
    >
    > It should be, as long as the new subscriber takes the Vision option on their
    > account.
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >
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    Bob Smith wrote:
    > "Lucifer" <lucifer@doom.world> wrote in message

    >>Also, the data port on that phone arrived, for some reason, turned off
    > when I
    >>first received it. I never turned it on as I did not require it. Can this
    >>feature now
    >>be turned on when the phone is re-activated?
    >
    >
    > It should be, as long as the new subscriber takes the Vision option on their
    > account.


    Actually, the Nokia 3588i is NOT Vision capable. It is a voice-only
    phone, and will not work with the data services. So unfortuantely, that
    data port isn't really useful for very much, at least to the end user.


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    "Isaiah Beard" <sacredpoet@sacredpoet.com> wrote in message
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    > Bob Smith wrote:
    > > "Lucifer" <lucifer@doom.world> wrote in message
    >
    > >>Also, the data port on that phone arrived, for some reason, turned off
    > > when I
    > >>first received it. I never turned it on as I did not require it. Can
    this
    > >>feature now
    > >>be turned on when the phone is re-activated?
    > >
    > >
    > > It should be, as long as the new subscriber takes the Vision option on
    their
    > > account.
    >
    >
    > Actually, the Nokia 3588i is NOT Vision capable. It is a voice-only
    > phone, and will not work with the data services. So unfortuantely, that
    > data port isn't really useful for very much, at least to the end user.

    Thanks for the clarification Isaiah ... :)

    Bob
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    Thanks for the responses.

    That is right - the phone does not do Vision services. Actually I was thinking
    in terms of using the data port for uploading ringtones, wallpapers and stuff -
    that's actually what the person asked (one whom I am giving my phone to).

    By the way, the phone is capable of CDMA2000 1X data connection (according to
    the Nokia website). Also, the DKU-5 data cable is specified for use on this
    phone, among other Nokia units.

    http://www.nokiausa.com/phones/3588i/0,2803,,00.html

    http://www.nokiausa.com/support/phones/main/1,2836,3588i,00.html

    Regards and thanks.

    Lucifer


    "Bob Smith" <usirsclt_No_Spam_@earthlink.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Isaiah Beard" <sacredpoet@sacredpoet.com> wrote in message
    > news:1172i08fvofb1a3@corp.supernews.com...
    >> Bob Smith wrote:
    >> > "Lucifer" <lucifer@doom.world> wrote in message
    >>
    >> >>Also, the data port on that phone arrived, for some reason, turned off
    >> > when I
    >> >>first received it. I never turned it on as I did not require it. Can
    > this
    >> >>feature now
    >> >>be turned on when the phone is re-activated?
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > It should be, as long as the new subscriber takes the Vision option on
    > their
    >> > account.
    >>
    >>
    >> Actually, the Nokia 3588i is NOT Vision capable. It is a voice-only
    >> phone, and will not work with the data services. So unfortuantely, that
    >> data port isn't really useful for very much, at least to the end user.
    >
    > Thanks for the clarification Isaiah ... :)
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >
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    Lucifer wrote:

    > By the way, the phone is capable of CDMA2000 1X data connection (according to
    > the Nokia website). Also, the DKU-5 data cable is specified for use on this
    > phone, among other Nokia units.

    Nokia builds in 1x capacity to the 3585/3586/3588/3589, but each carrier gets
    firmware manufacturered to the carrier's specs. The 3586 and 3589 sold by
    Verizon do use 1x, the 3588 doesn't, and I don't know about the other Sprint
    phone (the 3585); I think it might be a Vision-capable phone (which implies 1x
    data).

    Why Sprint didn't include 1x on the 3588 or, for that matter, the Motorola
    v60v, I don't know. I get offered a two-month Vision trial every time I talk to
    Customer Service; they're obviously trying to push it hard, so I'm surprised
    they sell phones that can't run Vision apps.

    At any rate, this is a Sprint issue, not a Nokia issue.

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    Lucifer wrote:
    > Thanks for the responses.
    >
    > That is right - the phone does not do Vision services. Actually I was thinking
    > in terms of using the data port for uploading ringtones, wallpapers and stuff -
    > that's actually what the person asked (one whom I am giving my phone to).

    Ah, that MIGHT work then. Haven't tried it myself though.

    > By the way, the phone is capable of CDMA2000 1X data connection (according to
    > the Nokia website).

    From a purely technical standpoint, yes the electronics are in there.
    However for whatever reason, Sprint PCS chose not to enable that part of
    the phone in firmware. The electronics DO give an advantage to Sprint
    in that like all other 3G phones, voice traffic is taking up about half
    the space it used to in terms of bandwidth, but the data side just isn't
    used.


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    Steve Sobol wrote:

    > Why Sprint didn't include 1x on the 3588 or, for that matter, the
    > Motorola v60v, I don't know.

    This is just speculation, but I think that's what happens when Sprint
    puts a phone manufacturer on "probation." You'll notice that since the
    Nokia 6185 and the Motorola StarTac/TimePort/Talkabout series, Motorola
    and Nokia have been absent from the Sprint line until very recently.
    IIRC, Both Motorola and Nokia decided to develop their own CDMA chipsets
    instead of using Qualcomm's prepackaged Mobile Station Modems (MSM's),
    and I have a feeling those independent chipset designs didn't perform
    very well on the network.

    Even now, I still don't think Nokia's fully committed to CDMA. Every
    time you remove the back panel of a Nokia 3585/3588i, the innards of a
    GSM phone, SIM module and all, stare back at you. Nokia's CDMA lineup
    is clearly an afterthought: design the GSM stuff, then find an existing
    GSM phone, rip out the RF section and shoehorn in a CDMA engine in its
    place.


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    Isaiah Beard wrote:

    > Even now, I still don't think Nokia's fully committed to CDMA. Every
    > time you remove the back panel of a Nokia 3585/3588i, the innards of a
    > GSM phone, SIM module and all, stare back at you. Nokia's CDMA lineup
    > is clearly an afterthought: design the GSM stuff, then find an existing
    > GSM phone, rip out the RF section and shoehorn in a CDMA engine in its
    > place.

    Google for the word Nokia in posts I've authored and you'll find many Nokia
    CDMA rants. You're exactly right, and that's the reason that, after owning an
    AMPS Nokia 100, an 800 MHz CDMA Nokia 2180, a tri-mode CDMA 6185 and a tri-mode
    CDMA 3285, I will no longer buy Nokia. The 2180 was a solid performer. The 6185
    was uneven at best. The 3285 was better, but still uneven. Nokia supposedly has
    finally started producing CDMA phones with great RF performance, but I'll never
    personally experience that performance, since I'm tired of Nokia's stupidity.

    I preferred Kyocera when I was with Verizon, since the Kyo models seem to be
    consistently good, and I'm using Samsung now on Sprint (Sanyo's another company
    that produces Sprint phones with very good RF performance). Samsung has a
    couple models that are questionable, but the VGA-1000 (SPH-A620) and the newer
    models get good reviews from users regarding RF.

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    Actually, what I think it is that the socket one sees on opening the back
    off a 3588i is the socket for a R-UIM card which functions almost exactly
    like a SIM card. R-UIM (Removable-User-Identity-Module) was designed to be
    used on both CDMA and GSM phones.

    http://www.cdmatech.com/solutions/products/r-uim.jsp

    The 3588i is a purely CDMA device actually.

    Shiva


    "Isaiah Beard" <sacredpoet@sacredpoet.com> wrote in message
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    > Steve Sobol wrote:
    >
    >> Why Sprint didn't include 1x on the 3588 or, for that matter, the
    >> Motorola v60v, I don't know.
    >
    > This is just speculation, but I think that's what happens when Sprint puts
    > a phone manufacturer on "probation." You'll notice that since the Nokia
    > 6185 and the Motorola StarTac/TimePort/Talkabout series, Motorola and
    > Nokia have been absent from the Sprint line until very recently. IIRC,
    > Both Motorola and Nokia decided to develop their own CDMA chipsets instead
    > of using Qualcomm's prepackaged Mobile Station Modems (MSM's), and I have
    > a feeling those independent chipset designs didn't perform very well on
    > the network.
    >
    > Even now, I still don't think Nokia's fully committed to CDMA. Every time
    > you remove the back panel of a Nokia 3585/3588i, the innards of a GSM
    > phone, SIM module and all, stare back at you. Nokia's CDMA lineup is
    > clearly an afterthought: design the GSM stuff, then find an existing GSM
    > phone, rip out the RF section and shoehorn in a CDMA engine in its place.
    >
    >
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