Mobile Phones

Submitted: Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 20:16
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Hi All

Im in the market for a new mobile. Telstra 165 has the best range but they sre cheap and nasty.

Nokia 6120 and E51 look good, not blue tick but out perform most others.

Samsung A412 also looks good but have been told they dont have the range of the ones above.

Any advice would be handy.

Peter
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Reply By: Shaker - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 20:48

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 20:48
I have had 4 Next G phones since December 07, Samsung A412 is excellent, the others were cr*p.
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Reply By: Eric Experience - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 21:16

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 21:16
Peter
We both have LG550 very good so far, fantastic battery life, about 10 days between charges. I was visiting friends on another farm, I made a call and the locals were surprised that it worked because there phones did not. Eric
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 23:08

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 23:08
I had an LG TU550, it was hopeless.
It has a shocking reputation, both for signal & battery life.
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Follow Up By: Fazz - Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 13:57

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 13:57
I am with you Eric, I can't fault my LG550. It also outperforms my old CBMA phone. (Could all be the luck of thew draw?)

Fazz
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Reply By: Member - Jason - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 21:32

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 21:32
Hi Peter - Just bought a Nokia Navigator through optus. $50 plan gave me $300 per month + 2 months free + Car Charger + Car Cradle + Navigator Software + Blue Tooth Adaptor. Not sure if your looking for value but I couldn't go past that.
Cheers
Jason
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Follow Up By: cloughie - Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 09:47

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 09:47
Got the same phone thru 3 Australia.The advantage of 3 is that they roam back through Telstra GSM when out of the 3, 3G network. Optus may be a good deal but i found that living in the bush that their rural coverage was hopeless. I was sick of camping with all else getting Telstra GSM coverage and my Optus having no coverage. This was near Albury, not exactly a backwater.At least with 3 I get telstra GSM roaming which is a lot better than optus GSM. Will get a Next G prepaid to cover me when i am out of GSM range.
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 22:13

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 22:13
If you just want a good phone and aren't too concerned about the MP3 player, video calls and camera capabilities, I reckon it is hard to go past the Samsung A412.

We have a 412 and a 411 (prepaid version of same phone). Good phones so far and I have successfully got wireless broadband going on them with phone as a modem connected to laptop.

But for phone info, you might be best on this site (Whirlpool). Go to mobile phones and do a search on the model you want. Last time I looked there was about 36 pages on the Samsung A412. Mostly positive. Similar info on other phones as well. Great info and links to sites with 'how to' stuff on the phones as well.

Norm C

Norm C
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 23:09

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 23:09
A411/412 is excellent.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 22:47

Friday, Mar 14, 2008 at 22:47
LG TU 500
can loose reception in the middle of the city and is frequently outperformed by other networks'
works on GSM better than next G
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Reply By: DesF - Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 16:53

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 16:53
Hi, can't go wrong with a Nokia 6120, works where many other brands don't .
Just as good as the old CDMA was in SA,
]Mates have cheaper phones and they dont seem to works where the 6120 will.
Cheers Des.

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Reply By: Steve Ellis - Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 22:01

Saturday, Mar 15, 2008 at 22:01
Well done Peter. You have revived the dead mobile Phone debate. It has not been alive since the Govt. squashed the cdma shutdown till April.
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 09:18

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 09:18
LOL and as you can see there is no standout phone that everyone can agree on

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Follow Up By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 10:40

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 10:40
Gramps, nothing special about no agreement on a particular phone. No different from 4WDs, generators, fridges, battery isolators, etc ,etc to and endless list.
Not surprisingly, when people buy something, unless it fails, they often become advocates and typically stop looking for anything that might be better.

Norm C
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 12:57

Sunday, Mar 16, 2008 at 12:57
Norm,

Hahahaha too true. The debates between the various proponents make it interesting though :)))

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Reply By: Member - Olcoolone (S.A) - Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 18:39

Monday, Mar 17, 2008 at 18:39
I would go the Nokia E51, much better phone then the 6120.

You can use a Fource cradle with the Nokia CW-7 car kit, you have to modifie the charge plug location to make it work on the E51.

Regards Richard
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