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  1. Well, this is frustrating! I can activate the...

    Well, this is frustrating!

    I can activate the 5190-compatible SIM, but Ting has decided to block me because the old SIMs are no longer valid one must update to the new X3 SIM (which will only...
  2. OK, the VoiceStream 6190 arrived today, and it...

    OK, the VoiceStream 6190 arrived today, and it has firmware 6.13!

    I'm dumping it now, and I'm going to copy it to the other 6190 to see if it works. Worst case, it won't.

    EDIT: Well, it kinda...
  3. Hopefully so. I have what is apparently the...

    Hopefully so. I have what is apparently the firmware I want (not the latest version, but later than what I have), and it's frustrating that i don't know what to do with it.

    I bought another...
  4. Thanks! Unfortunately, both are dead ends. ...

    Thanks!

    Unfortunately, both are dead ends. One is just informational (no firmware downloads), and the other just opens to a blank screen.

    I did finally find firmware 6.13 off the Internet...
  5. Can Someone Help Me Find Nokia 6190 Firmware?

    I'm trying everywhere, and all I keep getting is nothing.

    Can anybody point me to some place where I can find it?

    Thank you!

    c
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    Ah, I see. Yeah, that's probably right. Oh,...

    Ah, I see. Yeah, that's probably right.

    Oh, by the way, I tried this new Ting SIM that apparently can't do 2G or 3G in my iPhone 5, and it hesitated for a minute until it did finally connected to...
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    That's odd. It's like maybe the carrier is...

    That's odd. It's like maybe the carrier is trying to force the update for some reason?

    The fact that it worked for 5 minutes proves that a phone can still be used on what's left of 2G on a...
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    Me too. That LTE network is the last trace of...

    Me too. That LTE network is the last trace of Sprint, and once it's gone, Sprint will officially be history.

    c
  9. Sticky: Hi, I'm dragging this thread up from the dead,...

    Hi,

    I'm dragging this thread up from the dead, but I'm wondering if anybody can tell me where I can find the latest firmware for the Nokia 5190 aka NSB1-V06.71?

    Thanks!

    c
  10. Yes, I do. What I do is I use the iPhone for...

    Yes, I do.

    What I do is I use the iPhone for web browsing, email and text messaging, and them I use the Nokia (or whichever phone I happen to have) for the one thing they're designed to be really...
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    Well, speaking from experience, it seems fairly...

    Well, speaking from experience, it seems fairly accurate in my area (SF Bay Area, California) and farther north toward Mendocino. Elsewhere, I don't know. All I know is that it seems to work pretty...
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    Yeah, I pretty much discovered this by accident...

    Yeah, I pretty much discovered this by accident recently while attempting to port a number from U.S. Cellular a couple weeks ago.

    The older cards will expire next February 14, but presumably if...
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    Ting Mobile (a T-Mobile MVNO) has SIM cards...

    Ting Mobile (a T-Mobile MVNO) has SIM cards manufactured as recently as 2021 which work with 2G, in particular, those marked "X1"; Both the newest ones bought direct from Ting and older ones marked...
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    Yeah, but you'd think that with the advances in...

    Yeah, but you'd think that with the advances in software defined radios and computer processing power, that problem would be rendered mostly moot, since it is cheaper than ever to implement GSM. I...
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    OK, makes sense. If only someone made a phone...

    OK, makes sense.

    If only someone made a phone like the original StarTAC or Nokia 5190 (or a simple, relatively inexpensive upgrade that made them natively 4G or 5G capable), then I wouldn't mind...
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    So, T-Mobile 3G is Shutting Down July 1...

    ...but what about 2G?

    The only recent mention of 2G's shutdown date that I've found was last from October, and it was tentatively set for December 31, 2022 (about 5 months from now). Has that...
  17. Why? Well, because I like them :) I don't...

    Why? Well, because I like them :)

    I don't have to use any of these -- I also have a brand new 5G iPhone -- but I appreciate the relative simplicity of these old phones, and I have yet to see...
  18. OK, it's no good in the RAZRs too. Jeez! this is...

    OK, it's no good in the RAZRs too. Jeez! this is getting depressing....

    I have a few pre-LTE iPhones I could try, but it's looking like older 2G phones are dead in the water with this new SIM,...
  19. OK, got a brand new SIM today and activated it. ...

    OK, got a brand new SIM today and activated it.

    Sadly, the 5190 rejected it right off, so it looks like it's a no-go unless I find an older unactivated SIM that hasn't expired.

    It would be...
  20. Yeah, being a 1999 phone, the Nokia 5190 only...

    Yeah, being a 1999 phone, the Nokia 5190 only does 2G GSM at 1900MHz, so definitely no LTE capability.

    That being said, it sounds pretty much like for me to know definitively whether it works or...
  21. Is the Nokia 5190 Still Compatible with The Latest Ting Mobile Sim x3?

    I ask because, since my StarTAC is now dead (because Sprint's CDMA network is gone), I thought I'd transfer the number (or cancel and port in another) to Ting's GSM side, so I'm not paying for an...
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    It's been awhile! I wish it was under better...

    It's been awhile! I wish it was under better circumstances....

    I can't say exactly when, but when I checked it at about 3AM Pacific, my Motorola StarTAC, which usually connects to Sprint...
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    OK, well, that didn't work. Deleted everything...

    OK, well, that didn't work. Deleted everything from the problem SIM, and it didn't change a ting (HA HA HA! :lolup: ).

    Fortunately, I was able to transfer the activation to the spare SIM...
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    Wow, thank you! I actually have a spare SIM...

    Wow, thank you! I actually have a spare SIM already, but I appreciate the offer nevertheless!

    I do have a theory as to why the SIM doesn't work, however: texts.

    The reason is, that because I've...
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    I see. Hmm... Well, I have fully compliant,...

    I see. Hmm...

    Well, I have fully compliant, VoLTE capable iPhones on Verizon, so my main lines are good, but I have activated a 2G StarTAC (ST7868W) as a secondary. I'm using Ting for this, which...
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