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Discussion in 'Archive: Phones & Handheld Devices' started by floydcojacket, Apr 23, 2010.

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  1. floydcojacket

    floydcojacket Thread Starter

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    Wife and I are ready to buy new cell phones.
    I'm wondering if there is a cell phone on the market that I may download names and phone numbers from my computer MS Outlook or move data from my phone to the computer's MS Outlook.
    Thank you for your help.
     
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    Lots of the phones will allow that - using there software - I have used a number of phones to do this - A Nokia thats 8 years old, and a new Nokia , Sony Ericsson and blackberry do that - as i have used - the Sony Ericsson I have is a W380i and was purchased for £35 - using the software supplied with phone and connected to PC via USB, I was also able in outlook to specify which names and numbers would sync, by applying a label w380

    So lots of them have synchronisation capability... What models are you thinking of

    I will move to our mobile phone forum
     
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    Thank you for your reply.
    Not too sure what brand/model we will be changing to this time. We will need to decide today tho since we will be shopping in a couple of hours for new phones.
    Wife wants one that has "text" capability, but for me, I just want one that will make/receive calls. My main desire is much better battery life than the old Nokia I have now plus better "gain signal" than we now get with our present provider.
    Being able to connect to the computer for names & numbers is a definite plus and is desired by both of us, but not at the expense of having to get a lesser phone with less "gain & battery life."
    Being in the Auction business, it's amazing how little signal one can get at auction locations.
    Without giving any carrier company names, I will say the one we use presently name begins at the first of the alphabet (A). The one I am looking to change to begins very close to the end of the alphabet (V).
    Maybe I won't be held liable now.
    Any suggestions on which brand/model to choose will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you for your input.
     
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    I'm not in US so would not make a recommendation, there will be lots of different packages and tariff with phones included etc - I know my Son and Daughter spend ages looking into this type of stuff, Iphone v Blackberry and tariff, and then the upgrade options - anyway, they both ended up with blackberrys now .... At least that was last month !!!!!! my daughter seems to upgrade every few months with a different phone - and like you had problems with coverage in certain locations ..... I know Orange does not work well at my house - which is on the outskirts of London , vodafone and O2 are OK, but i think my Son had problems with vodafone at his house, only 2 miles from me, although in UK they claim they get 98% coverage..
     
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    Thank you again for your help
     
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