View Full Version : Quick cell phone questions
04-11-2001, 08:05 PM
If and when you sign up for a cellular contract, do you get to keep the phone after the contract ends? Do you give it back? or do you have the option of purchasing it at the end?
Also, are local calling areas transferrable (in general), from say Houston to Cincinnati?
04-12-2001, 12:50 AM
As for the phone....naa its yours to keep. Just make sure you don't sign too long of a contract. You will be stuck and you will have to pay a huge fine for ending early.
As for transfering calling areas....it depends on your carrier. Best to ask them that question.
Hope this little bit of info helps.
04-12-2001, 01:09 AM
Thanks NiceMann... I stopped at Cingular Wireless and they have a Home Plan with Long Distance for $34.99 plus 100,000 free weekend/non-peak minutes (I don't know why they say 100,000 when there are less than 50,000 minutes in a month!). I was told that I would be able to transfer my local calling area without a problem. The Nokia 8620 phone makes a one-year contract $169. Does anyone have any experience with this phone? It's super compact with no antenna and comes in candy-apple red. Mmmmmm...
04-12-2001, 01:57 AM
I just got the Nokia 3390 and I'm lovin' it.
Just like though, when I went into store I was pretty much only looking at the 8260s. But the guy at the store was pretty cool, we struck up conversation about the phones. And he said all his friends who used the 8260s have nothing but complaints for the phone. According to him, the 3390 has superior reception over the 8260.
sure it's marginally bigger than the 8260 but it's fit into some of the smallest pockets in my cargoes so far. And it's hella light...
04-12-2001, 02:56 AM
I've got the 3390 as well, it's a great phone and has awesome games.
04-12-2001, 03:06 AM
what's your high score on space impact.. I've had my phone a week and I'm up to 5890... =)
04-12-2001, 09:04 PM
Anyone else have a Nokia 8260? Now I am curious about reception quality. And what about those "As Seen on TV" reception enhancers? Bogus or not?
04-13-2001, 09:51 AM
Originally posted by coleslaw
And what about those "As Seen on TV" reception enhancers? Bogus or not?
bogus.....I was interested so I of course tried it. Didn't help at all, but I do usually get good reception.
04-13-2001, 02:43 PM
Those reception boosters are nothing but a gimmick. My wholesalers have been trying to push them on me. I tried the sample they sent me on my own phone and it almost seems that the reception is worse. As far as the reception on the Nokia 8260 (I use this phone), I still think the Nokia 51/61 series get better reception. However, I've decided to compromise the reception in favor of the small size.
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