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Old 29-05-2008, 2:04 AM
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Nokia N95 8GB SIM-free better than branded?

Hi guys,

I'm going to buy the Nokia N95 8GB phone, but thus far I've only ever bought branded phones locked to certain networks. I'm not interested in contract so I'm considering the SIM-free option, buying it direct from Nokia. I have no experience of SIM-free phones. Can anyone please inform me of pro cons etc.

Any information greatly appreciated,
Dash
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Old 30-05-2008, 3:51 AM
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That's easy. You just buy a phone,sim free and then put your sim card in it.
I know for sure that this phone will work with:
AT&T, T-Mobile, Centennial Com., Cingular, Sun Com Wireless, O2 and Orange
My friend recently purchased it from mobilebee.com and is quite pleased.
Take care!
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Old 07-06-2008, 6:28 PM
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RE: Nokia N95 8GB SIM-free better than branded?

Hi sorry I cannot help you because I don't have any idea about this matter.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:00 AM
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Advantages ;

Open to all networks.
No brand name on the handset.
No imposed software by the network.
More scope to sell it later on.
Its yours as you have purchased it outright.

Disadvantages ;

Initail cost can be expensive.
You would have to implement some settings such as sms/wap/gprs etc although most networks can send this via sms messages which you simply activate on receiving them.

In the uk carfone warehouse provides the option of buying sim free or on payg. On payg they are unlocked too and you can simply dump the sim it came with and insert your own. They have demo models to try out and make sure you check out the returns policy as some networks do not allow refunds/exchanges.

P4U also sell as sim free.
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