AnswerID: 370160 Submitted: Monday, Jun 15, 2009 at 19:30
Just about to buy a new phone for country use myself....so I have any in the field answers but...
Three phones have been recommended...
Telstra T7 Easy Touch Discovery
all have bluetooth for hands free operation...
Both the Telstra phones have a physical socket for an external aerial, the Nokia is passive only...
Both the Telstra phones require the full car kit ($279) if you want external aerial connection & charging, The Nokia only needs the cradle kit tyo do both($79).
Now, only the Telstra models are blue-ticked, but several retailers & a few users on explorOz have said that they have had good coverage with the Nokia standalone & also with an external aerial....
Battery Life, Nokia 300hrs (13 days), T165i 250hrs (11 days) , T7 180hrs (8 days)
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