by Adrian Biffen, GM, AeroHOST WEB
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So you need to check your Yahoo mail or Hotmail or MSN or something else while
you're on the road? No need to find an internet cafe or crank up your laptop
anymore ... my decision to use GSM and the Nokia 6820 Bluetooth phone with the
qwerty keyboard was based largely on the ability to send and answer my
email while roaming freely in different countries, and the recent
commitment by ATT to expand their GSM system at home was no small factor. To top
it off, the reception sensitivity of this phone is amazing - it works
where other phones are dead! Then
the ATT - Cingular merger took place, further expanding the available network,
which solidified my decision. The faster EDGE (EGPRS) data bearer system is also
currently being deployed in our area; it should provide mobile broadband
Switch Providers in Different Countries:I bought a Nokia 6820 for everyone in our company, AeroHOST, and I would have bought them just for the ability to respond to my email with the full fold-out qwerty keyboard, but it offers much more than that. I don't normally use the built-in SMS text messaging (except for Yahoo email notification), but it sure is a lot less expensive when you're out of the country. Another very significant factor is the SIM card (Subscriber Identification Module) - a personal identity card that creates the ability to move from carrier to carrier with an unlocked phone, depending on where you get the best rate and service.
Wireless Bluetooth Backup - Copy Your Phone Contents to a PC:If one of us loses or breaks a phone (it already happened to me, I went swimming with it) we can just borrow one until a replacement arrives, insert the SIM card (it's a good idea to keep a spare SIM card), and download the memory backup from a laptop to get back on the air - with all our contacts, appointments and settings intact. The free Nokia software (Nokia PC Suite) is very slick and works perfectly, and includes a wireless Bluetooth PC backup software program, among other things . No more fumbling with cables!
Finally, we get a way of having mobile email with a keyboard, easy backup and protection against loss, sensible competition between GSM service providers, and no more huge bills from roaming charges. This is a win-win situation for both consumers and service providers.
For a great introductory price, see the Nokia 6820 at Let's Talk and find out how to get rid of your old phone and step into the new age of mobile communications!