Kyocera CDMA - update.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 13:54
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Great feedback folks....I'm in the picture.....many thanks to all 'ites......now the bickies get counted. The Kyocera 3245 CDMA is currently $422 outright at Telstra.......lowest plan available there is $10 with some free short calls to a designated number thrown in, and free longer calls off peak (suits me - I'm not into recreational phoning). Sounds like a deal to me ......? (but I can be a sucker at times).
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Reply By: Member - Allan Mac (VIC) - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 14:05

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 14:05
Banjo,
I reckon your on the right track. No matter what plan you go to there will always be someone that thinks their plan is better. My head spins when I try to work out who has what or whatis what as there is no common ground.
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Follow Up By: andyg - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 22:14

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 22:14
Hi Bango Before you get that Kyro.. phone make sure your fingers are not to big for the key pad otherwise a good phone big screen battery life goes quick especialy if you have the screen saver ,lights ,vibrate ,search, loudness operating and make a call it wont last a day. Standby 48hours and about 10 minutes talk time . I will see what else is avalible when my contracts up.
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Reply By: joc45 - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 15:11

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 15:11
Hi Banjo,
Yeh, I'm not a recreational caller myself, and the $15 plan works fine for me on my existing mobile. I'm thinking about CDMA myself to replace my ageing GSM, and might follow this up. I take it that buying outright was better than a plan in overall cost?
I noticed on the earlier post someone bitching about the cost of a data cable, but then they'd really bitch when the find the cost of the actual data - I mean, really, the data costs are structured for CEOs and MDs, not mr & mrs average making web surfing a very expensive luxury. I'll stick to internet cafes along the way for my email and internet.
cheers,
Gerry
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Reply By: The Banjo - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 16:13

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 16:13
Yep - outright was the go (with Telstra) , if you want the low service fee, high call cost plan.....as we all know, they give phones away but only on premium plans.....I reckon we "quiet types" get to cream their system, by going low plan / high call and then don't ring anyone (unless its the short freebies) - then we rest easy knowing that those important family comms might get into most rural areas (the outback excepted of course).
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Follow Up By: joc45 - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 19:55

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 19:55
Didja haggle for an external antenna, or was that included in the deal?
Gerry
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Follow Up By: The Banjo - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 19:59

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 19:59
Sorry....deal not done yet....'was' as in the context of discussion...not purchase....but as you mention it, might try and pin them down !
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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 20:07

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 20:07
I've recently bought a Nokia 2280 CDMA prepaid- it's capable of fitting up to external aerials etc but was only $174 outright with $30 credit. Prepaid suits me as I simply don't make the calls to cover the monthly access fee. Anyone know what the main differences between the Kyocera and the Nokia are?
Cheers
Pete
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Follow Up By: RobbieJ - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 20:31

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 20:31
Hey
I didn't think the 2280 can be fitted with an external aerial, whereas the kyocera's can? Pete can you confirm or deny this? I'm in the market for a cheap Pre-paid CDMA, but I wish to run a patch lead for an external antenna.
Godspeed, Robbie

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Follow Up By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 20:52

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 20:52
oops just read the handbook doesn't seem to have external aerial capacity but does have an optional car kit - go figure. Not that this worries me too much as I didn't intend fitting a car kit just wanted a phone that worked west of the ranges at least in the towns.
Cheers
Pete
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan Mac (VIC) - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 22:06

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 22:06
Son in law and eldest bloke have Nokia CDMA, SIL runs the same antenna as I do with my Kyocera. I'll check in the morning on the model of Nokia they have.
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Reply By: 10 Para (Qld) - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 08:00

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 08:00
Just fitted the Kyocia 3245 CDMA with RFI 1795 6.4db attena bloody thhing talks to ya " just say a name and it ring the number, fitted well and operates great.
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Follow Up By: The Banjo - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 10:15

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 10:15
Indication of deal $ for our consideration ?
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Reply By: 10 Para (Qld) - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 10:31

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 10:31
Not sure i think it ws about 350.00 and the attena was 172.00 great set up
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Follow Up By: KenandSue - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 12:33

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 12:33
How have you got the phone connected to antenna?
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Follow Up By: 10 Para (Qld) - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 13:01

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 13:01
Sure have and works great
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Follow Up By: KenandSue - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 17:41

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 17:41
I was interested in HOW you have interfaced the phone and the antenna. Did you buy a third party patch cable or did you rig something up yourself?
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Reply By: 10 Para (Qld) - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 20:22

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 20:22
Just gave it to the Auto Elec and it was in took about 20 min, if you buy off telstra they can fit for you i think it was about 130.00 can't be sure because got my guy to do it with a few other things, even though the RF 1795 attena is gsm cap i only use it for the cdma.
regards
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