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Old 12th December 2013, 20:56   #10231
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I had got my micro sim from Airtel. They charged me 50/- for home delivery of the Sim. Else it's free.
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Nokia is using micro SIM in their newer models, especially Lumia series.

I would loose the flexibility of putting my SIM in another handset or another SIM in my handset.

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Hello there,

I have bought a phone that needs micro sim.

Presently I have a phone with normal sim.

Since you have gone through it I want to ask you, and all, how should I go about getting the micro sim (for the same No.).

Can I later put the micro sim into my first (normal) phone, with an adapter?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 13th December 2013, 07:26   #10232
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I have bought a phone that needs micro sim.
Presently I have a phone with normal sim.
Since you have gone through it I want to ask you, and all, how should I go about getting the micro sim (for the same No.).
If your service provide a 1-1 exchange (standard SIM to micro SIM), you can go with that. Alternately, there should be shops who help in SIM cutting at a nominal fee.

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Can I later put the micro sim into my first (normal) phone, with an adapter?
Of course you can do that. Infact right now in my Lumia 625, I have a nano SIM embedded in a micro SIM adapter, and my backup phone (which takes a standard SIM) has a micro SIM with an adapter.
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Old 15th December 2013, 12:48   #10233
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Hello there,

I have bought a phone that needs micro sim.

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Folks,

Forgot to mention that I had a Micromax Canvas Turbo delivered by Flipkart for 17079/-.

One day delivery.

All tickety boo. The phone appears good prima facie.

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Guys, please suggest me a good phone between 15k to 20k. This is for my sister in law.

Priorities are -

1) Has to be Android.
2) Good camera quality.
3) Decent screen size.
4) Reputed manufacturer like Samsung, Sony, HTC, etc.

In other words, I would prefer a phone which offers the best camera and largest screen within 15 to 20k. By large screens, I do not mean the 5" and above ones as that would be cumbersome to carry!

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Guys, please suggest me a good phone between 15k to 20k. This is for my sister in law.

Priorities are -

1) Has to be Android.
2) Good camera quality.
3) Decent screen size.

In other words, I would prefer a phone which offers the best camera and largest screen within 15 to 20k. By large screens, I do not mean the 5" and above ones as that would be cumbersome to carry!
I've found the Xolo brand to be surprisingly good. At this price bracket, they offer features that are usually found on 25-30k phones. Build quality is pretty good too.
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I will suggest Nexus 4. Perfectly suits your requirements.
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I've found the Xolo brand to be surprisingly good. At this price bracket, they offer features that are usually found on 25-30k phones. Build quality is pretty good too.
You missed out on priority #4. My sis in law is brand conscious.

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I will suggest Nexus 4. Perfectly suits your requirements.
Nexus 4 was my first choice. But it costs about 23-26k which is above my budget.

Guys, any opinion on the Lenovo P780? I am getting one for 16-17k. It has a good display as well as a decent camera. It looks great IMHO.

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My second option is the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. It is available at about 20-21k. For the same price as the Lenovo, I am getting the Samsung Grand Duos but I am avoiding it because of it's poor display and Broadcomm processor. I am personally not a big fan of Samsungs because I dont like the way they look and feel. No offence to owners. But after the price slash, the S4 mini makes a good case for itself.

My last option is the Sony Xperia C. The only reason I am shying away from it is because it has an inferior display compared to the S4 mini. But then, the S4 mini has a smaller display when compared to the 5" screen of the Xperia C.
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You missed out on priority #4. My sis in law is brand conscious.

Nexus 4 was my first choice. But it costs about 23-26k which is above my budget.

Guys, any opinion on the Lenovo P780? I am getting one for 16-17k. It has a good display as well as a decent camera. It looks great IMHO.
My sister bought a Lenovo P780 2 weeks back and she is enjoying every aspect of it.

I am using Samsung since 3 years now and I can assure you that my next phone will *not* be a Samsung!!

My vote goes to Lenovo and Nokia Lumia. Windows 8 is too good to ignore.

Android on the Lenovo runs more smooth than Samsung.
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My sister bought a Lenovo P780 2 weeks back and she is enjoying every aspect of it.

I am using Samsung since 3 years now and I can assure you that my next phone will *not* be a Samsung!!

My vote goes to Lenovo and Nokia Lumia. Windows 8 is too good to ignore.

Android on the Lenovo runs more smooth than Samsung.
Me too. Using a S3 for a while, and my friend bought a Xolo 800 and 1000. Both are so great that I will try a no brand phone next.
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My sister bought a Lenovo P780 2 weeks back and she is enjoying every aspect of it.

I am using Samsung since 3 years now and I can assure you that my next phone will *not* be a Samsung!!

My vote goes to Lenovo and Nokia Lumia. Windows 8 is too good to ignore.

Android on the Lenovo runs more smooth than Samsung.
Thank you for the positive feedback on the Lenovo. Its re-assuring.

I recently tried a Windows phone and frankly did not like it as much as the Android.

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Me too. Using a S3 for a while, and my friend bought a Xolo 800 and 1000. Both are so great that I will try a no brand phone next.
My sis-n-law does not want anything apart from the regular Sony, Samsung and HTC. I am convincing her for Lenovo. Xolo is out of question!
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Old 16th December 2013, 19:56   #10241
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Is anyone using Nokia Asha 302?

My mum is using it since 4 months and there seems to be an inherent flaw in the device. At least thats what was conveyed to her by the Nokia Service Centre in Baroda, Gujarat.

The issue comes to fore while using WhatsApp. Though we have a wifi connection back home, the Nokia always tries to connect to internet when the phone is not using wifi.

There seems to be no way to *simply disable* all internet access once she steps out of home.

Her balance goes for a toss as WhatsApp tries to make an internet connection everytime she is not connected to wifi.

The service centre people asked her not to use WhatsApp if she wanted to get rid of this issue.

If that's the only solution, then I can understand why Nokia went bankrupt!!

My requirement is pretty simple -

1. Turn off *all* data connections when stepping out of the house.

2. Turn on and connect to wifi as soon as its in range to be able to connect to Whatsapp.

My wife uses a Nokia E71 since December 2008, and her phone has the ability to switch off/on all/any data connections at will!!

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Hi All-

Is anyone using Nokia Asha 302?

My mum is using it since 4 months and there seems to be an inherent flaw in the device. At least thats what was conveyed to her by the Nokia Service Centre in Baroda, Gujarat.

The issue comes to fore while using WhatsApp. Though we have a wifi connection back home, the Nokia always tries to connect to internet when the phone is not using wifi.

There seems to be no way to *simply disable* all internet access once she steps out of home.

Her balance goes for a toss as WhatsApp tries to make an internet connection everytime she is not connected to wifi.

The service centre people asked her not to use WhatsApp if she wanted to get rid of this issue.

If that's the only solution, then I can understand why Nokia went bankrupt!!

My requirement is pretty simple -

1. Turn off *all* data connections when stepping out of the house.

2. Turn on and connect to wifi as soon as its in range to be able to connect to Whatsapp.

My wife uses a Nokia E71 since December 2008, and her phone has the ability to switch off/on all/any data connections at will!!
There's a solution : Delete all of the access points i.e. Vodafone mobile connect, Vodafone live, Airtel live, etc.
That way your phone won't have a connection to use when it's outside wifi range.
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There's a solution : Delete all of the access points i.e. Vodafone mobile connect, Vodafone live, Airtel live, etc.
That way your phone won't have a connection to use when it's outside wifi range.
Sadly, we had tried that earlier but the Access Points had resurfaced (not sure how as the phone is 1500 kms away). After that I had suggested her to visit the Mobile Operator and get all data plans deactivated, which was done on Saturday (14th Dec).

The "E" symbol vanished, only to reappear after 3 hours. There were no active data plans and the balance started reducing pretty fast. 60/- deducted in 3 hrs flat!!

Today she visited Nokia Service Centre and they factory-reset her phone and asked her not to use WhatsApp, as that's the only solution in their opinion!!!

I am still not buying their theory, but have no other option as I am unable to lay my hands on the phone.

I have googled this before and all blogs have led me to a dead end!
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The "E" symbol vanished, only to reappear after 3 hours. There were.no active data plans and the balance started reducing pretty fast. 60/- deducted in 3 hrs flat!!
I own a Nokia x2-00 (series 40 no touch, full keypad) I have a few suggestions, hope they are helpful:

In the permissions of whatsapp, for network access, select ask every time/ ask first time.

In settings -> connectivity -> packet data, select connection when needed.

And when you have wifi, connect to it, and make whatsapp perform a dummy operation like check for updates and cancel when it connects.

This should help, but note that the wordings and placements of these options may not be the same.

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Sadly, we had tried that earlier but the Access Points had resurfaced (not sure how as the phone is 1500 kms away). After that I had suggested her to visit the Mobile Operator and get all data plans deactivated, which was done on Saturday (14th Dec).

The "E" symbol vanished, only to reappear after 3 hours. There were no active data plans and the balance started reducing pretty fast. 60/- deducted in 3 hrs flat!!

Today she visited Nokia Service Centre and they factory-reset her phone and asked her not to use WhatsApp, as that's the only solution in their opinion!!!

I am still not buying their theory, but have no other option as I am unable to lay my hands on the phone.

I have googled this before and all blogs have led me to a dead end!
If nothing is helping, then get a monthly 2g pack, so that you don't end up wasting your balance everytime you disconnect wifi. Can't think of any other solution as of now
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