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Re: Windows Phone.
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2011, 07:57:24 AM »

Hey, brandy. Could be older information I found on the web. That would be encouraging if in fact I could use the iPhone sim in the new phone. Now Softbank still claims they can't put a sim in a phone "not made in Japan." However, that seems a little out there. My one worry is it seems the cards do not completely match for plans that people have and that data transfer or use on other carriers when roaming wind up with horrendous bills. All this seems like quite a racket. Phone carriers and airlines. Go figure LOL

On that note, I was leaning towards the Titan, which sounds like you could use an adapter to get to work. But good lord the Lumia 800 is a beautiful phone. i can live without the front facing camera...I have been living with a 16gb iPhone with tons of room to spare. I picked up a used HD 32 on ebay to back up and double my storage....I would be all set with my Zune as my primary music box, the 2nd Zune for some great videos, and the phone dedicated to my podcasts, a few choice tunes and apps.

Of course, I might be panicking as maybe the devices for Japan are just around the corner, but still, I have gone into a deep funk for a few days as I see Bangladesh getting phones before Japan? What's up with that??? LOL nothing against Bangladesh, but the Fujitsu/Toshiba is being treated like an iPhone on one carrier...it ain't no iPhone, even though it is a better device in many ways. Seems MS is just toying with this market and afraid to get wet. Or a little roughed up! They don't seem serious.
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« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2011, 11:32:33 AM »

great reply,

yes, you should be careful messing with sims and phones, and not rely on anecdotal evidence, Japan throws an anomaly into the mix, I'm sure.

I hope that, like you say, Nokia will be just around the corner for you too.
regarding roaming, I certainly have to turn that off when I'm in Europe, waaaay too expensive.

and India has long been using Nokia, so maybe that's why it's been released there Huh

have you heard WPCentral latest podcast 128? they were just reviewing the Nokia world show(?) the  US guy reckons that he's not too impressed with the Lumia, it being not the 'high end' phone that he was expecting, but it would be ok for Europe as we (Europeans) don't really want top technology, but look for reliability!

well, thanks a bunch for that! methinks that he is peeved that it wasn't released in the States first, but what do I know, I'm from little old England Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2011, 04:34:58 PM »

I get worn out by some of the conjecture and people passing their personal preference or biases as "news" or review. These are the kinds of statements on blogs I see every day:

If it doesn't have FF camera, it is worthless
16Gb is too small
Huge screen=great phone Smaller screen=worthless

This is why I want choice here in Japan. When I finally DO make a decision, I want it based not just on availability but on being able to hold the darned thing, test the features, compare the loaded software (I am a little wary of the Nokia due to Nokia Music....NOT Zune, and while I am sure Zune must be include....wait....is it?). The HTC Hub and camera feature like burst and panorama are great. But other phones have other features....I just want it on my carrier and some choice!

And I laugh at one blog, speaking of you unwashed masses in the Old World, where they constanly argue about oragnise vs. organize and the purity of the English language. Colour me unimpressed buy such blather! LOL I truly appreciate your insight and help.

The other issue is it is great to hear how everyone else can pop a sim into a phone and go for it, but plopping down anywhere from $500-$1000US in the hopes it will work makes my blood pressure rise!
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« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2011, 03:28:03 AM »

Well, seems I was mistaken. Seems the 3GS has a full sized SIM, which may be good news or bad news depending on which phone I might like to get (nokia lumia 800  Cry ) But that wuld place the Titan and Radar in reach. I have seen Radars phone sale for $49 tied to a carrier, but unlocked maybe not so expensive that using to experiment wouln't be out of the question.

The other is to be adventurous and slice a sim card....if disaster strikes, how to you explain to the carrier what in the world happened? Mice? LOL
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Re: Windows Phone.
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2011, 07:17:04 AM »

Quote from: charms55 on November 03, 2011, 03:28:03 AM
The other is to be adventurous and slice a sim card....if disaster strikes, how to you explain to the carrier what in the world happened? Mice? LOL

Is there any way to obtain a sim card for experimental purposes? Such as from eBay or something?
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« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2011, 11:07:39 AM »

Mockers,
I tried an old standard sim card in this cutter I have, and it stamped a micro sim out with no problem.
I took it to work and compared it with the micro sim from a friend's phone, and the size is identical, so I have no worries if I have to do this in the future.

like I said, the actual brass contacts on both the cards are in the same place.
But however much I covet this new phone, it's way back on the list, I have Christmas and a couple of Birthdays coming up and I'm stretched as it is.

sometimes my eyes are bigger than my bank balance!

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« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2011, 11:14:03 AM »

Charms,

Zune music is included in the new Nokia's and runs along side Nokia music....so far it is anyways
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« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2011, 12:29:31 PM »

I see I've been missing lots of posts here...I thought I subscribed.  Oh well, I didn't realize you could cut a SIM down like that.  Honestly I've never had a phone with a microSIM, so it's never been a concern I suppose.  Of topic, but I have a Blackberry Torch...big touch screen/vertical slide down keyboard (best of both worlds), no front camera (who cares)...LOVE IT.

Good news and bad news:
Good - I updated my wifes phone with Mango and it seems great.  I've honestly not played with it enough before and after to know what all the differences are.  Although my wife hasn't complained about any changes, and the things she has noticed have been an improvement.

Bad - My wife dropped her LG Quantum and it hit a concrete step just right...or just wrong I suppose.  So the glass screen is 'spider-webbed' pretty bad.  Fortunately it didn't damage the LCD and all touch functions still work.  So I have to order a new digitizer, gut the phone and replace the glass.  blah...
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Re: Windows Phone.
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2011, 10:05:44 PM »

Brandy, thanks for the update on the Zune music. I figured being Windows Phone, that Zune must be there, but with Nokia, was unsure if there was a side agreement that perhaps changed that. I would count on it being there.

Terrible news on your wife's phone, Dwain. Ouch! I have been so lucky on those accounts. I once skittered my Zune 30 across the train platform with no damage and my Zune HD32 fell just days after I got it and hit soundly on one corner. Created a tiny little burr on it, but no damage beyond that. Hope you get that all taken care of.

Like I said, this phone deal is a racket in some respects. Carriers hold out and limit the kinds and numbers of phones they will carry. I understand a part of that and I know that selling phones can be lucrative as well. However, then they give them away or discount them markedly to attract new customers and entice upgrades from old (I have heard that Softbank is offering a deal on iPad if people upgrade to the 4S) you realize that phones themselves are disposable loss-leaders to entice people to sign huge contracts, which ultimately is where the money is to be made. Allowing me to bring in a phone of my choice and use my existing SIM card seems out of the question (if you ask) Softbank. It was just this year the government "allowed" them to unlock their own phones to be used with other SIMS when people travel abroad. Protectionist, predatory practices.

Let me use the phone of my choice, Softbank and provide me with the proper SIM to do it, even with a charge! That is really all I need....Why should I hack away plastic or wait for them to get off the dime and take on the WP7 line?

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