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Cell phone question **More help needed**

Looking for some help for a friend.

She is on Cingular and wants to get a Razr, but isnt eligible for the upgrade cost, so she is going to buy one on eBay. I see Quad-band, and GSM phones listed, but want to make sure the one we get will work for her. You guys in the business or just in the know, fill me in please. I used to keep up with all this crap when I was with the big V, but since being with Nextel, I know what will and wont work with me. I know that Verizon, T-Mobile, and Cingular all have the Razr available, but I dont know if any of them are interchangeable...
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BTW, the market is Knoxville, TN if that makes any difference.
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Re: Cell phone question

Oh, and for sheep, before he asks....
http://dictionary.reference.com/sear...ar%20telephone
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Re: Cell phone question

Quadband is International GSM, basically it can work on GSM services anywhere in the world..850 900 1800 1900 mhz.

In the states we use primarily 850/1900 I beleive, and abroad its 900/1800. So a quadband (gsm) phone that is unlocked - would take a sim card from a foreign provider if your us carrier did not have transient/int'l billing.


Member 'thetruth21' on here had a black Cingular GSM Razr for sale awhile back, not sure if he still does but may want to ping him

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Re: Cell phone question

Looking at Cingular's site, it appears that all of the Razrs are quad mode.

Im also seeing people talk about them being 'unlocked' and unsure what that entails.

Thanks again,
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Re: Cell phone question

DO NOT GET THE RAZR, STEO AWAY FROM THAT PHONE.

several of my colleagues have it and are trying to get rid of it. my boss has sent his back 3 times for fixin.

looks nice, but that is it.

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Oh, and for sheep, before he asks....
http://dictionary.reference.com/sear...ar%20telephone
I was wondering if she was hot and likes wool

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Looking at Cingular's site, it appears that all of the Razrs are quad mode.

Im also seeing people talk about them being 'unlocked' and unsure what that entails.

Thanks again,
Chris
Unlocked means you can use it on anyone's network. For the USA, this just means it will work if you are a TMobile subscriber or a Cingular subscriber. Most the carriers brand their phones (locked) so that they are only useable on their network, unless it's unlocked.
Just buy one that is branded Cingular and you should be fine. The RAZRs work well enough, but the phone doesn't like to be dropped at all. The circuit board is miniscule and doesn't take to well to beatings like other phones. Make sure that she knows this before purchasing.

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DO NOT GET THE RAZR, STEO AWAY FROM THAT PHONE.

several of my colleagues have it and are trying to get rid of it. my boss has sent his back 3 times for fixin.

looks nice, but that is it.
Mine has had hell beat out of it and still is working fine.




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Re: Cell phone question

Just got mine 2 weeks ago and no problems yet. Will post later if it does break from dropping it.

Cool phone but it does take some getting used to due to it's size.

It's amazing how stupid some people can be.
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Re: Cell phone question

Thanks guys... Thats what I needed to hear.
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Re: Cell phone question

We've had our RAZRs a couple of months now with no problems. (Alltel) The software on them varies a little from carrier to carrier, so there could be software issues with some and not others.
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Re: Cell phone question

as long as its unlocked, she can take her cingular GSM SIM card out of her existing phone and slide it right in the razr and it'll work...

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as long as its unlocked, she can take her cingular GSM SIM card out of her existing phone and slide it right in the razr and it'll work...
Right, or she gets a Cingular RAZR. I bought my Cingular RAZR outright and just dropped in my Cingular SIM card.

Interesting factoid. We get phones from around the world to tear apart sometimes, and the few Japanese DoCoMos I've done all worked with my Cingular SIM.




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Re: Cell phone question

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DO NOT GET THE RAZR, STEO AWAY FROM THAT PHONE.

several of my colleagues have it and are trying to get rid of it. my boss has sent his back 3 times for fixin.

looks nice, but that is it.
I am with Bubba. I have alot of co-workers that have problems with that phone on Cingular. I am going to stick with my Treo 650
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I am with Bubba. I have alot of co-workers that have problems with that phone on Cingular. I am going to stick with my Treo 650


Dude, did you really just compare the Treo 650, one of the buggiest phones of all time, to the RAZR?

Don't get me wrong, the Treo is great... right until it crashes when you get an incoming call.
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