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Went to a telstra shop today to get wireless internet and a next g phone.The poor kid working there didn,t have much idea on what phone is better in the outback he said maybe the country f165 (atleast he was honest). So what phone and airial combo works best for around oz. iI will put a antenna on the caravan for better service . Thanks in advance Cheers Tony
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Reply By: Dave from P7OFFROAD Accredited Driver Training - Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 18:07

Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 18:07
I have an LG Tu500 with car kit and have been impressed with its coverage.

(Wide Bay/Burnett/SEQld)
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 18:12

Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 18:12
Balko, Everyone will have their own idea (based on what they own I guess). I've been researching the same thing and have come to the conclusion that a good phone is the Samsung A 412 combined with a RFI CD2195 High Gain Antenna. You will also need a patch lead. Rocket Accessories Acc-Roc9002 will do the job, but there will be others as well.

Best place to ask this question is:
Whirlpool Mobile Phone Forum

There is a thread at least 10 pages long on the Samsung A412 on this forum. All other Next G phones are also covered.

Hope this helps.

Norm C
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Follow Up By: Mainey (wa) - Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 08:57

Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 08:57
Yes, the Samsung A412
it works for me too

Mainey . . .
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Reply By: RosscoH - Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 20:54

Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 20:54
I have an LG TU550 and compared to my old CDMA it is hopeless as far as reception goes.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 09:18

Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 09:18
I had mine replaced, it was hopeless as well.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 21:29

Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 21:29
Well hell,

I researched as well and come to the conclusion the the Nokia 6120 was the best phone for country use.
(But hardly the outback)

Had to wait awhile until it was released, but I'm not disappointed with it. I use the pre-existing GSM/CDMA antenna.

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Reply By:- Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 21:56

Sunday, Feb 17, 2008 at 21:56
The Telstra 165 country phone WOULD be the best IF the employees at ZTE could learn to put it together with any degree of quality control.

Until then, if ultimate coverage is your goal, only the LG TU550 has the ability to directly couple an external antenna.

You can get a patch lead for the Sumsung A411 / 412 range but the service port is a poor second cousin when it comes to signal, and try to get a warranty claim approved without the little plastic cover for this port fitted.

Buy a Nokia, Samsung or LG now and wait another 12-18 months till the really good phones are released and spend the money on the car kit / antenna then,

Hope this helps

Rolande
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 09:19

Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 09:19
LG TU550 without an external antenna is hopeless, & it is hard to put an external antenna in your pocket!
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Reply By: Member - Derek L (QLD) - Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 01:40

Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 01:40
Balko there is only one desent NextG phone around at the moment and its the Nokia 6120 Classic. It doesn't have a nokia hands free kit but you can get a Force brand aftermarket cradle that fits to the stardard nokia hands free kits.(runs through blue tooth) I work out in the southern and central western qld areas and have had the ZTE and the LG and they are crap I haven't had a samsung as some of my customers on the land have and they are garbge as well. Get the Nokia 6120 classic with the Force crandle kit if you already have a nokia handsfree kit.

Hope this helps.

Derek L
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Follow Up By: Member - Olcoolone (S.A) - Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 08:39

Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 08:39
The E51 is alot better then the 6120 for signal strenght, ease of use, quality, functions and battery life.

I would spend the extra and get a E51.

Regards Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Olcoolone (S.A) - Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 08:41

Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 08:41
One other thing the 6120 is not compatable to all Nokia car kits, only the bluetooth ones.
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Follow Up By: T-Ribby - Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 18:17

Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 18:17
Hi Richard
I've been looking at the Nokia E51
http://www.nokia.com.au/A4705309
currently looking around for the best price.
cheers
T.R.
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Follow Up By: Member - Olcoolone (S.A) - Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 19:05

Monday, Feb 18, 2008 at 19:05
Well worth the extra money, we use them in Force cradles with external antennas.

Regards Richard
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