Next G Phones

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 20:31
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Can anyone tell me what they think of the Samsung A411 and the Motorola Max V6 Razr? Has anyone used a data pack with these along with an external areal?

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Reply By: Member - John - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 20:47

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 20:47
Andrea, have just got an A411 and the car kit, no charging while in the cradle, but the external aerial will hopefully be a big help. Bloody expensive though from Telstra. Have been advised that aftermarket ones are available, after I bought the genuine one, typical. Also was advised that the broomstick aerial is the way to go. Not used the data pack yet, so can't help you with that, sorry. Hope this helps a little, John
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Reply By: Member - Davidp P (VIC) - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 21:35

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 21:35
From what ive heard the top of the range NOKIA (cant remember model nr) is the ants pants.......Iwouldnt own another Motorola t the predictive text on mine is a joke.....siverback
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Follow Up By: Skippy In The GU - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 00:06

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 00:06
Would that be the N95 , it's meant to be the best and it has a blue tick
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Follow Up By: Member - Davidp P (VIC) - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 20:07

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 20:07
The latest Nokia with a blue tick is what I would buy. re specific model nr I dont know just get the one that does everything you want from Telstra, we might like to hate them but in this case big is everything.......silverback
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:50

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:50
We have an A411 and an A412. Same phone, but the 411 is the pre paid version. We got the 411 from Aus Post for $149 and took it to Telstra and put it on a 'Get Connected' Plan. 412 is direct from Telstra on a standard $20 plan with 'my hour'.

Also have an RFI 2195 6.5db broomstick antenna and patch cable to connect phone to antenna. Antenna about $100 and patch cable about $20. All works fine, but not yet tested in remote areas.

I've used the phone as a modem connected to a laptop and successfully accessed the web and email. Again, not yet used in remote areas.

Will all get a good test when we head for NT in a couple of weeks. We will initially get the 200M $59 data pack. If that is not enough, we will move up to the 1G for $89.

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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 23:05

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 23:05
I have had an LG TU550, 2 x Sony Ericsson Z750i since mid Decmeber 2007, all of them were absolutely hopeless for a variety of reasons.
In desperation, & forgoing any further help from Telstra I purchased a brand new Samsung A412 on Ebay for $66.00, so far it kills the other very expensive handsets, particularly in respect to signal strength & battery life.
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Reply By: 80seriescruiser - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 01:21

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 01:21
I put the Next G SIM card set to international roaming in my Motorola Satellite phone and it works fine. Its like $5 a min to make calls, but if you just want communications for an emergency situation, this is a cost effective method.

Just letting you know about the 3G SIM with the sat phone in case this influences your decision.

Only TELSTRA 3G works in the sat phone - no other carrier will work.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 09:24

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 09:24
Sorry for appearing to be 'blonde' (which I am) but why put the Next G SIM into the sat phone. Isn't your sat phone set up? I have a MOtorola Sat plus an LG Next G but I keep both charged.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 10:54

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 10:54
If you only need your Satphone for occasional use, then you can have this with ZERO monthly charges, if you have a Telstra SIM card which has Global Roaming enabled.

It does not need to be 3G - any Telstra SIM with Global Roaming enabled will work for satellite access in a Motorola 9500 or 9505.

Callers still call your normal Mobile Number - but warn them that there will be a delay before you answer.

Outgoing and INCOMING call charges appear on your Mobile bill.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 11:55

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 11:55
Ah ha, thanks Mike. I spent more time thinking about this whilst supposed to be writing an article on something else and did wonder if that is what was meant. I will certainly look at that idea. Thanks for the explanation.
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Reply By: Rut Tearer - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 13:45

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 13:45
Get your own antenna from Ebay or the RF Shop via www.rfshop.com.au

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Reply By: 80seriescruiser - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 17:23

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 17:23
I bought the Motorola 9505A off a shop in Florida somewhere, about $1,000 if I recall correctly.

The exact same sat phone is for sale in Australia for about $2,000 PLUS you have to pay the monthly network charge (even if you arent using it) PLUS call costs on top of that.

With your Telstra SIM card set to international roaming, you can just stick it in the Motorola sat phone and you can make calls.

With the Telstra SIM and a Motorola sat phone, you can have a cheap method of making calls.

But at $5 a min, talk quick or use it just for emergencies!

I think if you put the sat phone on a normal Telstra package its like $30 a month and about $2 a min for calls.

Hope this helps!
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Reply By: Fnqt2 - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 17:42

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 17:42
I have just upgraded from cdma to nextg cause i put my nokia 2125 accidently in the washing machine , so far it looks like i have better reception now then cdma with my new nokia 6120c here in weipa.

I bought the force cradle and chargeing lead to connect to my nokia CK-7W car kit , cradle from http://www.expansys.com.au/ and the chargeing cable from http://www.mobileextras.com.au/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx all delivered over night and simple to install. Image Could Not Be Found
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