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Switching AT&T GSM Nokia to Cingular's GSM Network

Discussion in 'NOKIA' started by Wolfmann, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. Wolfmann

    Wolfmann New Member

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    This is for AT&T customers who switch to Cingular and want to keep their existing phones. I pieced together these steps through info provided in a national magazine and by talking to Nokia and Cingular customer service.

    Steps to convert AT&T GSM phone to Cingular (Nokia ONLY):

    1. Port existing number to Cingular GSM account and order a free phone to get new SIM card.
    2. Go to http://www.unlockme.co.uk/unlockme.html and follow unlocking directions to find unlock code for AT&T phone. Unlock phone.
    3. Place new Cingular SIM in original phone and activate.
    4. Contact Cingular customer service and update IMEI number to your original phone’s IMEI number.

    Cingular customer service can talk you through updating your MMS and Services settings, however it is relatively easy:

    1. Select “Messages”, go to message settings.
    2. Select “Multimedia msgs”. Scroll to and select “Connection Settings”.
    3. Scroll to and select “Edit active multimedia settings”
    a. Setting’s name: Multimedia
    b. Homepage: http://mmsc.cingular.com
    c. Proxies: Enable
    d. Primary Proxy: wireless.cingular.com
    i. Port: 80
    e. Secondary Proxy: wireless.cingular.com
    i. Port: 8080
    f. Data bearer: GPRS
    g. Bearer Settings:
    i. GPRS access point: wap.cingular
    ii. Authentication type: Normal or Secure
    iii. User name: WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
    iv. Password: CINGULAR1
    4. Exit to Menu options and scroll to and select “Services”.
    5. Scroll to and select “Settings”.
    6. Select “Connection settings”.
    7. Scroll to and select “Edit active service settings”.
    a. Setting’s name: Express
    b. Homepage: http://device.home
    c. Proxies: Enable
    d. Primary proxy: wireless.cingular.com
    i. Port: 80
    e. Secondary proxy: wireless.cingular.com
    i. Port: 8080
    f. f. Data bearer: GPRS
    g. Bearer Settings:
    i. GPRS access point: wap.cingular
    ii. Authentication type: Normal or Secure
    iii. User name: WAP@CINGULARGPRS.COM
    iv. Password: CINGULAR1

    Now your AT&T GSM phone can work with Cingular’s network and MMS features.
     
  2. azcellphonejunkie

    azcellphonejunkie The Cell Phone Junkie
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    Great information above. Thank you for posting that!
     
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  3. Wolfmann

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    Your welcome :) !

    Cingular is trying to extort money out of former AT&T customers by telling them they have to get new phones.

    When I was on the phone w/ Cingular customer service, the young lady told me that they were told by their managers that an AT&T phone couldn't be switched over. She started playing with the system and we figured out how to do it.
     
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    azcellphonejunkie The Cell Phone Junkie
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    If you had an AT&T GSM phone, then of course you can use it on Cingular if it is unlocked. I know they are trying to get people migrated over, and have them spend money in the process. It just comes down to how truthful the reps are being with customers...
     
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  5. Etorres777

    Etorres777 Life is good for now..
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    Wish Motorola's were so easy to unlock. :(
     
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    Andy Diamond Senior Member
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    I'm surprised the lady was willing to do that. I wonder what her manager would tell her if her call was monitored, like many calls nowadays...I hope she didn't risk anything.
     
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    azcellphonejunkie The Cell Phone Junkie
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    It would be nice!
     
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  8. Wolfmann

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    She was apparently excited that we found out how to do it. She said she couldn't wait to tell her boyfriend so he could "fix" his phone. They've been having severe issues w/ irrate AT&T customers. Even senior customer service techs were getting frazzled that they couldn't help. They were told by senior management that it couldn't be done and I caught them "pants-down" in a blatant lie (suprise). Either she was placating me or serious about passing the info along. She said she was submitting the steps to an internal forum to pass the info to her peers. I told her that I thought it would be better for cingular to be honest and work w/ AT&T customers instead of pissing them off by being deceptive.

    I will admit to worrying about her job security as well though...and I wouldn't be surprised if there were punitive fees on my first bill :eek:
     

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