FAQ for Cingular Wireless
- From: John Navas <spamfilter0@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2006 19:38:54 GMT
A comprehensive resource for Cingular Wireless subscribers.
This is a Wikibook to which *anyone* can contribute.
Comments, corrections, and contributions welcome!
|* 1 General Information
| o 1.1 Is Cingular owned by SBC?
| o 1.2 What is a SIM?
|* 2 Phones
| o 2.1 Do GSM Phones Need to be Activated?
| o 2.2 What is Locking?
| o 2.3 When am I Eligible for a Phone Upgrade?
| o 2.4 Where can I Get Help for my Cingular Phone?
|* 3 Rate Plans
| o 3.1 What is my Service Agreement?
| o 3.2 How Do I Know How Many Minutes I Have Left?
| o 3.3 What are *Services?
| o 3.4 Rollover
| + 3.4.1 What is Rollover?
| + 3.4.2 How does Rollover Expire?
| o 3.5 Prepaid
| + 3.5.1 What is Prepaid Service?
| + 3.5.2 Can I Use a Regular GSM Phone on Prepaid Service?
|* 4 Mobile Device (e.g., Cell Phone) Configuration
| o 4.1 How do I configure my GSM phone for Cingular (or AT&T Wireless Service)?
| + 4.1.1 Cingular (orange) SIM
| + 4.1.2 AT&T Wireless Service (blue) SIM
| o 4.2 What's the Outgoing SMTP (E-mail) Server?
| o 4.3 How Can I Download Pictures and Ringtones to My Phone?
|* 5 Voicemail
| o 5.1 What's the Cingular Voicemail Menu?
| o 5.2 Can I Delete a Message Without Listening to It?
| o 5.3 Why is my Voicemail Indicator Stuck On?
| o 5.4 How Can I Reset my Voicemail Password?
| o 5.5 Can I Check my Cingular Voicemail from a Landline Phone?
| o 5.6 How to adjust ring duration before incoming call goes to voicemail?
|* 6 Network Coverage, ENS, and Signal Quality
| o 6.1 Where are Coverage Maps?
| + 6.1.1 Cingular Coverage Maps
| + 6.1.2 Roaming Coverage Maps
| o 6.2 Do Cingular and AT&T Wireless customers now have the same coverage?
| o 6.3 Does ENS make for better coverage and/or connections?
| o 6.4 What's the Difference Between 800 and 850 bands?
| o 6.5 What Can I Do About Poor Coverage in My Area?
| o 6.6 Is the 800/850 Band Better Than 1900?
| o 6.7 How Can I Improve My Signal Quality?
|* 7 Messaging
| o 7.1 How Can I Send Messages to Cellular Phones by Computer?
| o 7.2 How Can I Send Messages to Cingular Phones by E-mail?
| + 7.2.1 Cingular (orange SIM) Recipient
| + 7.2.2 AT&T Wireless Service (blue SIM) Recipient
| o 7.3 How Can I Send E-mail From Any Cingular Phone?
| o 7.4 What are Messaging Services?
| o 7.5 Is Cellular Spam Illegal?
| + 7.5.1 What Can I Do About Cellular Spam?
|* 8 Push To Talk
| o 8.1 What is Push To Talk?
|* 9 Data Service
| o 9.1 Can I use my Phone as a Modem?
| o 9.2 What is the Difference Between CSD, GPRS/EGPRS(EDGE) and HSDPA?
| o 9.3 What is Tethering?
| o 9.4 What is Data Acceleration?
| o 9.5 What is the difference between MEdia and Data Connect?
| o 9.6 What is BroadbandConnect?
| o 9.7 How Do I Configure my Phone for Data?
| + 9.7.1 CSD
| + 9.7.2 GPRS/EGPRS/EDGE
| # 126.96.36.199 MEdia Setup
| # 188.8.131.52 Data Connect Setup
| o 9.8 What is Cingular Communication Manager?
| o 9.9 What data speeds are possible with Cingular (GSM)?
| o 9.10 Why is my GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, or HSDPA so slow?
| o 9.11 How To Set the Port Speed in Windows XP?
|* 10 Fax
| o 10.1 How Can I Send a Fax From My Cell Phone?
|* 11 What are Some Useful Services for Mobile Devices?
| o 11.1 WAP Downloading and/or Hosting
|* 12 What Computer Software Can Be Used With My Phone?
| o 12.1 Management
| o 12.2 Ringtones
| o 12.3 Images
| o 12.4 Messaging Software
|* 13 What Are Some Useful WAP Resources?
|* 14 What Are Some Useful Downloadable Applications?
| o 14.1 For mobile devices with J2ME (Java Mobile Edition)
| + 14.1.1 J2ME Download Sites
|* 15 International Calling
| o 15.1 What is the International Calling Format?
| o 15.2 What Are Country Codes?
| o 15.3 How Do I Call Other Countries From the USA?
| o 15.4 How Do I Use My Cingular Phone in Other Countries?
| o 15.5 What's the Best Way to Call Back to the USA from Other Countries?
|* 16 Miscellaneous
| o 16.1 What's That Buzzing in my Speakers?
| o 16.2 How Can a Billing or Contract Problem be Resolved?
| o 16.3 How does Cingular do E911 positioning?
|* 17 What is the Internet newsgroup for Cingular Wireless?
|* 18 See Also
| o 18.1 Wikipedia
| o 18.2 Cingular on the Web
| o 18.3 Phone Reviews on the Web
| o 18.4 Other Information on the Web
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