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Old 21st February 2009, 01:32   #4366
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Would i be charged for the Satellite access? (i.e. apart from the edge data charges for d/ling the map details)
No.. google/service provider doesn't charge for accessing the sat. I'd being using google maps on an iphone for quiet some time and it worked pretty well w/o any charge other than data charges.
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Old 21st February 2009, 11:17   #4367
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Dear Friends,

Please help me out in deciding my new mobile phone...

Requirements:
1)Internet on mobile which I can use on my laptop :
I stay at a place in Mumbai where except MTNL I don’t have any other broadband service provider and MTNL is not giving connection to my building due to infrastructure problem and this will last for another 1-2 years. So I need a mobile which I can connect to laptop when I am home to access personal emails and chat. I have tried data cards of RIM and TATA but the connectivity is very poor even less than dial-up connection. And of course when I am not home I will use internet for personal emails and chat.
2)MP3, Radio, Video playback, Blue tooth
3)Good quality voice recording, camera and video recording
4)Wide high resolution screen and qwerty key board (preferred but not adamant)
5)Good battery life
I have a Vodafone postpaid connection. I am ready to pay 500 Rs. Per month for the internet charges provided I can use it to my laptop (which is wi-fi enabled). I am considering E71 (Aprrox. 18K). But I also got offers for Blackberry Bold for 25K. Now I am confused. I can pay that extra amount but I realize that for my requirement I don’t need BB service then what is the use of holding BB. But at the same time I feel that if later on I may want BB service.
So friend I need your expert advice and opinion on following
a) Is E71 a good choice over BB for my usage and requirements?
b)Any other models?
c)If later on I decide to upgrade to BB, does E71 has resale value?
d)If I have decided to get BB within a year, What would you recommend whether I should buy E71 or similar and then upgrade or I should buy BB bold right away and then subscribe to BB service after sometime when my usage is as per that.
Sorry guys, for my confused question but you can unserdtand…..
Please help me…

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Old 21st February 2009, 21:53   #4368
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With the E63/E71 (don't know about other phones), when a particular location's WLAN password is entered, is it permanently saved in the phone, or have we to enter the password each time.

Also, at popular WiFi locations such as airports, coffee houses, etc., when the phone detects a WLAN network, how do we acquire the password? Because without it, getting online is impossible.
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Old 21st February 2009, 21:59   #4369
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With the E63/E71 (don't know about other phones), when a particular location's WLAN password is entered, is it permanently saved in the phone, or have we to enter the password each time.

Also, at popular WiFi locations such as airports, coffee houses, etc., when the phone detects a WLAN network, how do we acquire the password? Because without it, getting online is impossible.
Generally on airports, malls when your device detects Wifi network, you are taken to the service provider hosts site(on the phone browser) where you have to enter your mobile no. The password is sent as SMS to your number !
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With the E63/E71 (don't know about other phones), when a particular location's WLAN password is entered, is it permanently saved in the phone, or have we to enter the password each time.
It is saved on device.

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Also, at popular WiFi locations such as airports, coffee houses, etc., when the phone detects a WLAN network, how do we acquire the password? Because without it, getting online is impossible.
It is negotiated between device and WLAN automatically so you need not enter it. Here role of password is not to restrict access, but to encrypt communication on WLAN.

Other kind of password (required to access internet) might require additional payment or as Saurabh mentioned, making your phone number or other ID available.
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Guys, with the E63, did a data cable and the PC Suite CD come in the box? Or is it that we got to buy it separately?
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Any idea when the E55 will be launched and approx price??
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Guys, with the E63, did a data cable and the PC Suite CD come in the box? Or is it that we got to buy it separately?
You gotta buy it separately, the box just contains handsfree and charger
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You gotta buy it separately, the box just contains handsfree and charger
What are the specs and cost of the data cable? Is the data cable all that's needed to be able to synch the device to the PC, or do we also need to purchase the PC Suite CD.

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Cable costs from Rs 50 to 500 depending mainly on the shop.

PC Suite can be downloaded free from Nokia India - world leader in mobile phone industry

Cable is all thats needed.

However its better to buy a bluetooth dongle for your laptop/PC that makes sync automatic. If your laptop is on, it can keep syncing SMS/emails to and from phone. Saves hassles of cable.

Cable would still be required for things like software upgrade on phone, but thats like once in a year.

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Nokia Maps is no good if we haven't signed up for a data plan from the mobile service provider, correct?

About the software upgrade:
1. The site does not list the data cable that's compatible with the E63.
Nokia India - Download - Device software update - Download software - Get support and software
2. How do we back-up and restore files, when getting an update?
3. How often do updates come out?
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Cable costs from Rs 50 to 500 depending mainly on the shop.
For normal syncing, I would suggest to go for bluetooth.
Cables are a real headache when they are not genuine. I had too struggled a lot when I bought mine, I almost ended up purchasing 2-3 cables but finally bought bluetooth which made life simpler !

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Nokia Maps is no good if we haven't signed up for a data plan from the mobile service provider, correct?
Infact, one can use Nokia maps w/o connecting to the internet.
Nokia provides maps of certian cities in on file, can install that from a PC. If its not already installed and your set.

What i find better is Google maps. It plots the location on the map(if ya have GPS)
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Infact, one can use Nokia maps w/o connecting to the internet.
Nokia provides maps of certian cities in on file, can install that from a PC. If its not already installed and your set.

What i find better is Google maps. It plots the location on the map(if ya have GPS)
Could you walk me through the steps? I am a total novice to the entire 'Maps on Mobile' thingy.
Is it like a GPS that gives you your current location, and shows you a map of where it is that you're want to go?

I have not subscribed for a data plan from my mobile service provider.
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Nokia Maps is no good if we haven't signed up for a data plan from the mobile service provider, correct?

About the software upgrade:
1. The site does not list the data cable that's compatible with the E63.
Nokia India - Download - Device software update - Download software - Get support and software
2. How do we back-up and restore files, when getting an update?
3. How often do updates come out?
Personally I feel GPS, Maps etc are useless in India. By the time you search on it loads of time is already wasted.

1) I guess data cables for all the phones are standard these days? The cable I got for N82 I use the same for E63, 7210 Supernova, 3210Classic & ofcourse N82! No phone specific cables these days. I assume you are from Mumbai, if you purchase your phone from Alfa you can buy the cable there itself. It works flawlessly.

2) Nokia PC Suite has an option of 'Backup' It takes backup of your entire phone like Contacts, Messages, Calendar, Notes etc and newer phones updates itself without loosing any data but taking a backup is always advisable.

3) Depends no fixed intervals. N82 got updated 2 times in last 8 months!

If you are really happy with E63, the looks, the features go for it. PC suite and cables and bluetooths are all secondary.
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