Kyocerra 3245 CDMA Phone - Price?

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 22:31
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what prices are people gettin on these.. $469 from crazy johns, but I want proper carkit for it, they have them, but not sure how much $$...

http://www.crazyjohns.com.au/ProdView.aspx?popup=1&Product=KYO3245ST
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Reply By: The Banjo - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 22:42

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 22:42
Here in SA Truckster, CJ had one of the highest prices - Optus had the lowest but they won't supply when it comes to the crunch (is that a cheap trick of what ?).... their price of $365 outright for the unit plus $20 for the accessory kit (case, 12 V charger and H free) is worthless. GMA in Brisbane want $499 !!! Telstra in Adelaide want $420.
The car kit is hundreds.........IMO, the phone is worth about $100 in reality (if that -look to Super Cheap Auto's to see what technology can really be sold for these days)...
....higher pricing is the phone retailers' way of saying "we don't want you to buy it outright". Someone on this forum got one for nix on a $50 plan ("Oi rests me case").
To hell with the lot of them.......I'll get a box of pidgeons.

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 23:01

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 23:01
Telstra $409 buy outright.
http://telstrashop.telstra.com/CatBrowse.asp?cat=1&cat2=handset

The $50 plan costs
Minimum Package Cost $1200 over 24 months (plus call costs) !!!!
yea sounds like a deal to me :o

Buy phone for $400, $30 plan inc call costs, not + them, save 100's! (my bill is rarely over $30)

http://www.nmbs.com.au/Mobile%20Phones/Mobile%20Phones/Kyocera%203245/kyocera_3245.htm
Pays to shop around
KYOCERA 3245 RRP $679.00
Leather case $25.00
Personal hands free $20.00
Car Charger $20.00
Car Kit with a drop in cradle style $430.00
Patch Lead and 7db Gain Antenna $155.00

http://www.gmashop.com.au/index.cfm?Fuseaction=searchbox&SearchText=3245
3245 Complete Car Kit AUD $339.00 !!!!!! $100 cheaper!!!

I'd rather buy it than paying it off...
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 23:03

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 23:03
http://www.sunshinecomputers.com.au/cybermall/browsing.asp?level=2&field2=1015&ptype=24

car kit for 3245 $241!!

SHOP AROUND!
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 23:08

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 23:08
You are very being very generous with the $100 Banjo. There's no special technology is a damn mobile ph, they turn em out by the millions, sell em all around the world and keep adding pathetic features to sell new models....they should be as cheap as chips but they choose to rip us off.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 19:25

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 19:25
Banjo...Your pidgeons comment brought much mirth to this family.

I bought a Kyocera 3035 from Telstra two years ago for $670 outright. It is datacable enabled(though I don't have one) and it came with 240 and 12 volt chargers and a leather case. It works OK ans I haven't any problems with it or drops outs as stated in another thread.

But I agree, mobile phones should be dirt cheap. We are just suckers.
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Reply By: waveslave - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 08:59

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 08:59
If yyou want CDMA, go Orange. They are selling 2 Kyoceras for around $400, with no contract. Don;t know if they are the model you want though, sorry.
Why Orange, well in Orange areas, they charge next to nothing. Like 30c-10m to any landline any time. And when not in Orange areas, they just use Telstra network and you pay no more than stnd Telstra rates. TOPS! Probably doesn't help if you're never in an Orange area, but the phones are cheap.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 10:06

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 10:06
Orange are crap here, neighbour was with them, gave up on it!
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Follow Up By: Allan Mac (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 10:20

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 10:20
Have to agree with you trucky re Orange network around here. Also I think you will find that when Orange switches you to the telstra network you pay the telstra rate PLUS a toll
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 11:49

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 11:49
Alan, you are correct, you do pay more with Orange switching to telstra.. looked at their website, and its in plain english!

Take it easy
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 22:56

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 22:56
I have never paid anymore when switching to telstra. The conditions say prices may vary when switching but in reality they never have. You miss out on the special free calls though. I've been outta plan for sometime now, only get charged for the time used at the pittance they signed me up on..no mininum spend or any crap....laughing
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Reply By: Allan Mac (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 10:24

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 10:24
A lot of funny stories floating around re deals with CDMA. Hmmmm. Strange, that when I went to CDMA, I was encouraged to buy the phone outright, which we did. That was 18 months ago. just went on a $30 plan for when I am around home and increase it to a higher plan when I go away and rely soley on the CDMA. when I get back just switch it back to the 30 buck job. Suits me
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 11:49

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 11:49
Why would you switch when you went away? Just interested thats all? Is CDMA a bigger cost on a call?
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Follow Up By: Allan Mac (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 12:14

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 12:14
When I'm at home I dont use the mobile as much and usually run up $30 so get those calls on the plan (calls cost 45c per 30 sec) When I'm away I use the mobile exclusively, so up the plan to $60, get 60 bucks worth of calls and more calls as they only cost 26c per 30 sec. I hope that is clear to you as reading it again sounds muddy. but it works
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