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Old 12-01-2006, 04:53 PM
jrees@jrees.net
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Default Phone suggestions please

I am looking for a GSM phone for my wife, who currently is using a
Nokia 6010, but wants to switch now that Cingular is requiring 10 digit
phone numbers to be keyed in.

Important features:
Must have the capability to add a standard prefix , such as area code
to 7 digit phone numbers
Large , easy to read buttons with tactile feedback.
Readable screen

Nice but less important
Easy access to SMS , current phone requires laborious wading through
menus and sub menus to read messages, meaning she never reads my texts!

Stuff that doesn't matter at all to her: Cameras, media players,
games, snazzy cases.


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Old 12-02-2006, 12:26 AM
Mike M
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jrees@jrees.net wrote:
> I am looking for a GSM phone for my wife, who currently is using a
> Nokia 6010, but wants to switch now that Cingular is requiring 10 digit
> phone numbers to be keyed in.
>
> Important features:
> Must have the capability to add a standard prefix , such as area code
> to 7 digit phone numbers
> Large , easy to read buttons with tactile feedback.
> Readable screen
>
> Nice but less important
> Easy access to SMS , current phone requires laborious wading through
> menus and sub menus to read messages, meaning she never reads my texts!
>
> Stuff that doesn't matter at all to her: Cameras, media players,
> games, snazzy cases.
>

Nokia 6102 flip, without the "i" which is the bluetooth one.
It has a camera, but is a nifty little phone, and I believe you arrow up
to write a text and the envelope symbol and "message received" is very
easy to read...

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Old 12-05-2006, 08:34 PM
John Navas
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On 1 Dec 2006 08:53:54 -0800, "jrees@jrees.net" <jrees@jrees.net> wrote
in <1164992034.388989.110120@f1g2000cwa.googlegroups. com>:

>I am looking for a GSM phone for my wife, who currently is using a
>Nokia 6010, but wants to switch now that Cingular is requiring 10 digit
>phone numbers to be keyed in.


Cingular still works fine with 7 digit number here in Northern
California. What problem are you seeing?

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Best regards, FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS:
John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>

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Old 12-10-2006, 03:13 PM
Robert Coe
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On Tue, 05 Dec 2006 20:34:23 GMT, John Navas <spamfilter0@navasgroup.com>
wrote:
: On 1 Dec 2006 08:53:54 -0800, "jrees@jrees.net" <jrees@jrees.net> wrote
: in <1164992034.388989.110120@f1g2000cwa.googlegroups. com>:
:
: >I am looking for a GSM phone for my wife, who currently is using a
: >Nokia 6010, but wants to switch now that Cingular is requiring 10 digit
: >phone numbers to be keyed in.
:
: Cingular still works fine with 7 digit number here in Northern
: California. What problem are you seeing?

Well, I guess the problem he's seeing is that he's not in northern California.
The inconvenient truth is that the Federal Government (you remember them?)
issued a rule a few years ago that if anybody in a calling area is required to
use all ten digits, then everybody in that calling area has to be required to
do so. The idea was to make it less unpalatable to have to accept a phone
number in one of the new "overlay" area codes that keep getting created in
large metropolitan areas.

Enjoy it while you can, John. You may not have to use 10-digit numbers now,
but your time will come.

Bob

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Old 12-14-2006, 05:19 PM
jrees@jrees.net
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Robert Coe wrote:
> On Tue, 05 Dec 2006 20:34:23 GMT, John Navas <spamfilter0@navasgroup.com>
> wrote:
> : On 1 Dec 2006 08:53:54 -0800, "jrees@jrees.net" <jrees@jrees.net> wrote
> : in <1164992034.388989.110120@f1g2000cwa.googlegroups. com>:
> :
> : >I am looking for a GSM phone for my wife, who currently is using a
> : >Nokia 6010, but wants to switch now that Cingular is requiring 10 digit
> : >phone numbers to be keyed in.
> :
> : Cingular still works fine with 7 digit number here in Northern
> : California. What problem are you seeing?
>
> Well, I guess the problem he's seeing is that he's not in northern California.
> The inconvenient truth is that the Federal Government (you remember them?)
> issued a rule a few years ago that if anybody in a calling area is required to
> use all ten digits, then everybody in that calling area has to be required to
> do so. The idea was to make it less unpalatable to have to accept a phone
> number in one of the new "overlay" area codes that keep getting created in
> large metropolitan areas.
>
> Enjoy it while you can, John. You may not have to use 10-digit numbers now,
> but your time will come.
>
> Bob



So. Anyone know of a phone that will add a default 3 digit area code
if only 7 digits are entered? My Palm Treo has this option. But my
wife does not want a phone like that.


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