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Only cingular maekred phones ... for your US postpaid cingular sim???? gggeeeezzzz

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When I came in US, i brought my 2 cellphones ive been using in manila, a SE P910i & Nokia 6680.. i went here in US last apr ... and any of that 2 phones doesnt supported by cingular... bcos my fiance is a cingular subscriber. That 2 phones i had as i knew is unlock or "open line" that is u cud used any sim into that, bcos when im in manila i switched using smart to globe or visa versa on those two phones. And when i checked cingular website they dont have such kind of phones. IM just wondering, i knew those phones were tri-band and GSM capable. when i insert smart prepaid roamed sim here in US i got a T-mobile supported network.

And cingular cant say anything about it, just weird.. and they saying i need to send it back to Manila to checked it. surely it is unlocked bcos its open line, bandwith is i guess fine too bcos my SE P910i is a kinda pda look alike and my 6680 is like a 3G phone.

anyway, im just wondering if anyone have some thoughts for this i could survive for, bcos i dont have nothing to use for these phones here in the US. i end up buying a cingular phones and i didnt like much of their packages, that international texting or calls are not inclusve to you subsripcted plans, which is very far from manila :lol::no::crying:

gud day!


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The problem is your phones are tri-band, and not quad band. Cingular is mostly using the 850 band, and your phones dont have it. Therefore you have to roam onto T-Mobile's network on the 1900 band. And Cingular is cancelling that roaming agreement in many markets, because it bought AT&T. (Tri-band phones in the US have 1900/1800/850 and everywhere else they are 1900/1800/900). I dunno if they do anything weird with their pre-paid SIMs, but I've used cingular SIMs just fine in phones I didn't buy from cingular.

Welcome to the fun that is the backward US cell network.

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