Anybody know about dumbphones?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by plasticparadox, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. plasticparadox macrumors 6502

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    I bought an unlocked Nokia 515 as a travel phone. Can someone knowledgable confirm that I can use it on an upcoming trip to Canada?

    The IMEI sticker on the retail package reads:

    NOKIA 515.2
    WHITE NV EAST AFRICA UK
    WCDMA 900/2100
    GSM 850/900/1800/1900


    I plan to use the Rogers/Fido GSM network on prepaid. The frequency of that network is 850/1900 MHz. I'm by no means an expert but it looks like my phone may be compatible?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    According to this, yes: GSM 850/900/1800/1900
     
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  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    No problem. Have the 5C of that phone, the 301 and love it. :D Very nice to take pictures with even.
     
  5. Micky Do macrumors 68000

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    Wow, it takes photos…..! It's a smart phone by my standards.

    I am on to just my fourth blue Nokia, with a monochrome screen since about '92. One of them was replaced when it drowned. The first had to go when they switched off the analogue signal.
     
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Oh gosh, yes, I've only used it at Home Depot to take a picture of some molding, but wow it came out great. 3.2 MP, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G, FM radio, takes up to a 32GB MicroSD but has 256 MB built-in so easily like two typical camera rolls there. One heck of a dumbphone. It works with CardDAV too, so I just drag and drop the cards via Bluetooth.

    It'll probably outlast all the smartphones in the house, so I still have it as a backup. For that and travel like plasticparadox here.

    Pretty well built too. Not like a tank, but still really solid.
     
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