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  1. dmusicant's Avatar
    Nokia's specs page for the 520 indicates it has FM. Is this an actual FM tuner or is it a fake connection (i.e. via wifi or data connection)? If the former, how's the sensitivity, etc? My 520 (first smartphone) is supposed to come by Feb. 18, Tuesday! My first post here...

    Let me piggy back a couple questions... do most folks get a case for their 520's? Recommendations? What are popular accessories??? TIA...
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    Edit: I did a search and found a 0:58 Youtube video that shows (without words) a user working the FM. A message can be seen indicating that the headphones are employed as an antenna. Thus, evidently, FM can be accessed offline. I hope it does a good job! I haven't chosen a data plan yet (don't even have the phone), will probably get something simple and cheap to start with. I'm nervous about AT&T coverage here in Berkeley, CA. A little searching on the subject has yielded discouraging user reviews on AT&T wireless around here. Well, I may end up using it just offline for GPS, and a few apps and keep my dumb phone for my occasional cell phone call on Verizon's network.
    Last edited by dmusicant; 02-13-2014 at 10:43 AM.
    02-13-2014 10:21 AM
  2. windoors's Avatar
    Welcome to WPCentral! Congrats on new phone!
    It does not use Internet for FM, it is a real one!
    I have a case for my 520, I bought it from eBay. I also have a screen guard.
    02-13-2014 11:08 AM
  3. stamatis1's Avatar
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    Last edited by stamatis1; 02-15-2014 at 03:43 AM.
    02-14-2014 12:20 AM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    You need to use headphones to listen to FM radio. The headphones serve as the antenna. You cannot listen to terrestrial FM radio with just the phone speaker without headphones.
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    02-14-2014 12:30 AM
  5. genuine555's Avatar
    As far as cases go, I found this to be one of the best ones I've seen, both in looks and usability :

    Premium Retro Luxury Leather Wallet Book Card Slots Case Cover for Mobile Phones | eBay


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    I bought one a couple weeks ago, and haven't regretted it since. Very cheap price, and you also get a stylus and a screen protector to go with it. Very sturdy and quality material and looks stunning.
    02-17-2014 01:37 PM

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