Kyocera KX5 CDMA phone

Submitted: Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 15:47
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Anyone have one of these?

Any opinions?
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Reply By: Neil & Pauline - Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 17:54

Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 17:54
We have had a kyocera phone for about 8 years and found it very reliable. have just upgraded to the KX5 and very happy
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 23:04

Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 23:04
Thanks. That is the sort of info I was after. I should be getting it this week. Telstra have a new 3 strikes and they cancel the contract option. So if it is a dud (3 repairs) then they wipe the contract completely. Not a bad deal.
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 18:18

Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 18:18
Just be aware that Telstra wish to close the cdma network down in a few years to be replaced by a 3g network. At this stage they are looking to 2008 but that depends on the government and the extent of the new network.
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 23:10

Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 23:10
Thanks Ray. I'm well aware of that.

Although a 24 month contract will be over by then anyway.

Getting a deal too hard to knock back through work. I get a new CDMA phone (currently GSM) for free plus much cheaper call rate. All for the same I pay per month anyway :-)
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 23:11

Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 23:11
I have a 3245 Kyo, and the first one died - the ariel died.

You cant get parts for them!

Throw away items.

Have the incar carkit, and 18mths left on contract, so had to buy another off ebay
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 23:32

Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 23:32
Was that a 24 month contract? If so then with 18 months remaining why wasn't it a warranty job?

One reason I am getting this one is it has bluetooth. I already have a kit for the 6225 (I have a 3200 currently and is the same kit). I'll get a bluetooth kit maybe (comes with bluetooth headset) and get a patch lead for an external antenna.

I have required a part for a Nokia before. It was quite cheap (speaker about $5) but the problem was they would not supply parts. They would only supply and fit. They wanted nearly $100 to fit a $5 part!!! I got the part from another phone and it worked fine :-)

Thanks.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 23:46

Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 23:46
Apparently this issue "wasnt a warranty issue", this had been sent back for repairs. Sounds like nissan eh!
Some how the stop that stops the ariel coming out too far, didnt work, ariel came out too far, and broke.

I even went to a private place in Dande that did repairs, they laughed.

All I wanted was CDMA, will go back to Nokia next time.
Wish I could get a 5110 again, it did all I wanted, plus was UNkillable.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 00:03

Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 00:03
They were a good phone wont work too well on the cdma network Bruce :) My old 5110 had the common fading screen problem but I cured it with some cardboard packing behind the screen, it's still in service overseas. I've just joint the 3 network, video calls are quite a novelty between the missus and myself :)
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 09:48

Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 09:48
And my new ph is an LG Bruce, wasn't too sure about getting an LG but I'm very happy with it so far, very feature rich and easy to navigate.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 18:16

Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 18:16
Yea My 5110 went thru hell and back many many times.. dropped down 2 flights of stairs, reboot and worked again!
driven over, dropped out of pockets 100s of times, and never missed a beat.

replaced it with some 6120 or similar #, and it died in 2 weeks ,but was replaced with a brand new item...
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 18:33

Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 18:33
I've had a pretty good run with Nokias but my 5110 and 8250 both had the fading screen problem and the 8250 had the speaker die. My current 3200 has a dicky keypad as does my Wifes 3200. The best phone I ever had was an Ericsson SH888. I was even using it on top of a 12ft ladder once and dropped it during a call onto concrete. I got down and picked it up and they were still on the line. It never failed me. That phone went to hell and back and never missed a beat. However the reason I got it was because I had a string of Ericsson A1018s and they have to be the worst phone ever. I bought one and it was replaced 5 times before I got the SH888 as a peace offering. Some of the A1018s failed out of the box!!!

At least Telstra has the lemon policy now so I feel safe straying from the norm.
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Reply By: snow - Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 00:15

Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 00:15
hate my Kyocaurus with a passion...is the worst phone I Have had the misleasure of using.
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 18:34

Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 18:34
Sorry to hear that. I hope they have picked up there game with the KX5.
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