Next G - SMH article today bagging the service .

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Reply By: madcow - Monday, Jan 07, 2008 at 14:26

Monday, Jan 07, 2008 at 14:26
We were going to hold off changing over but we purchased a Samsung A411 outright for $149 from our telstra shop and have found the coverage not too bad in comparison. A trip to the Haunted stream area on Australia day will be interesting to see hwta if any coverage is available. This model has the blue tick for better reception. I guess in the end it is the new version of mobile service that will become the norm eventually.
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Follow Up By: Groove - Monday, Jan 07, 2008 at 18:27

Monday, Jan 07, 2008 at 18:27
The Haunted stream is a great area but the gates are locked at the moment, I was there 5 days ago.

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Follow Up By: madcow - Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 07:36

Tuesday, Jan 08, 2008 at 07:36
Will have to look into that one. thanks for the info.We were planning to drive over towards the Mitchell River Nat park. I wonder if the fire risk has anything to do with it?
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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Monday, Jan 07, 2008 at 15:39

Monday, Jan 07, 2008 at 15:39
I can't find a decent NextG phone right now so I'm just going to cancel my CDMA service and will wait six months and see if they bring out a phone with an external aerial socket that I can run navigation software on, at a reasonable price.

I'll just use my satphone until then when I'm out of GSM service area.

I wonder if Telstra will try and tempt me with enticing offers not to cancel ???
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Monday, Jan 07, 2008 at 15:51

Monday, Jan 07, 2008 at 15:51
I just upgraded to Next G and got the Nokia E51 on the $49 cap plan ($200 worth of calls), plus about $30/month for phone. I have had no issues yet and it seems to have a better battery life than the wifes Blackberry.

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Reply By: furph - Monday, Jan 07, 2008 at 17:26

Monday, Jan 07, 2008 at 17:26
We spent nothing to get the Samsung A412 next g phone on a $20 plan with 1hr. "my time" each day.

From Hardly Normal, came with a "$200 in the hand" cashback.

Have been totally satisfied with its performance in fringe areas (blue tick from Telstra) so went back last week for another.

Same plan, same $0 to pay, this time however came with a Canon Ixus 70 digital camera. Beaut little gadget, $429 price tag on the box.
How do they do it?, spose it doesn't really matter though, we are happy.

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Reply By: Member - Olcoolone (S.A) - Monday, Jan 07, 2008 at 20:08

Monday, Jan 07, 2008 at 20:08
We went through the same issue with NextG....what phone.

We ended up getting a Nokia E51 and the rest were Nokia 6120's.

Happy with the E51 and the NextG service so fare, good reception but it will be interesting how the phones work in the Nokia car kits with the passive antenna coupling and a 6Db antenna in fringe areas.

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Reply By: Richard & Leonie - Monday, Jan 07, 2008 at 21:34

Monday, Jan 07, 2008 at 21:34
I live 1 km from a Telstra tower. I had a ZTE Telstra NextG phone and could not get reception inside the house and it kept dropping out when I was outside. I complained to Telstra and they changed the phone to an LG TU 550 model. I still cannot pick up a signal in the house but at least it does not keep dropping out. Another complaint I have is for over half the time between home in Braidwood and Canberra or Goulburn I cannot get a signal. Coverage is no better and probably worse than the old CDMA.

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Reply By: Member - Bill F (VIC) - Monday, Jan 07, 2008 at 22:21

Monday, Jan 07, 2008 at 22:21
This is a Telstra "STATEMENT"

Telstra stands by its advertising and the quality of its handsets. Brett Riley, the executive director of Telstra Country Wide in NSW, said he was confident the Government would let Telstra turn CDMA off on January 28. He would not say how many people were left on CDMA, but "thousands" were switching every day. Mr Riley said he had an LG 550 and "it's working fine". He said Telstra was doing everything it could to make sure Next G phones worked. One problem was people using their old SIM card in their new phone. "They need to chuck [the old SIM] in the bin."

Brett Riley, like all telstra should know that CDMA phones do not have SIM cards

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