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Submitted: Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 13:46
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We are about to upgrade to a NextG phone which will have to be Blue tooth compatible. Looking at Samsung A412, SonyErickson ZF501 and the Telstra Zte 165, which is the better performer. I am very illiterate when it comes to these things but I believe that I can mate any of these to my Garmin Nuvi 760, am I correct.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Cheers, Nev.
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Reply By: Member - evren1 (WA) - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 13:56

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 13:56
Nev,

I have a Samsung for the reason it got better reception in conjuction with an external mounted ariel on the 4be.
I know it has bluetooth so it should work with the GPS if this also is bluetooth compatible.

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Follow Up By: AdlelaideGeorge - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 14:17

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 14:17
Just got back to the office with my new Samsung A411 (the pre-paid 412)-wish me luck! After the tansaction was complete and they'd got my money, the first thing the salesman said was:"now keep all the bits for warranty purposes-if there is a fault (as agreed by our Queensland service people!!!*&#), we can give you a new one"!

Really gives a consumer great confidence in the product being flooged doesn't it.

I'm only doing it because I've been forced to-I was happy with CDMA and do not want their silly 'features'-just a phone that works.

The book tells me how to connect to the internet and it has bluetooth but I'd check the compatability in the store you're buying it from-they won't give a flying fig once you've bought it!

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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 14:19

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 14:19
Sorry Neville, I know this is a serious post but I wonder if you and next are relate seems you both have the same surname!

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Reply By: Member - Kevin J (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 14:20

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 14:20
Have just dumped my LG550 - Blue ticked - in favour of a Samsung A412. Have had reception problems with the LG in remote regions where my wife's Samsung has been effective.

Currently looking at a 9Db arial and patch lead for improving the reception even further.

Kevin J
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Follow Up By: RosscoH - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 15:18

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 15:18
Have just had my LG550 replaced free of charge by Telstra, Went for the Nokia 6120 even though it didn't have blue tick and there is no comparison between the two, and the Nokia even beats the wifes Samsung A412 for reception, in my opinion Nokia have always been the best and still are.
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Reply By: Gronk - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 14:24

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 14:24
I have an LG 550 and pretty happy with it ( except for the ascending ringtone )
Seems to get reception everywhere the old cdma used to get it .
I do not use mine for anything other than phone calls as Telstra know how to hit the back pocket for internet etc..
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Reply By: dianer - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 14:41

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 14:41
I was informed by a Telstra Corporate sale advisor not to buy a Next G phone yet but to wait untill the end of this month when a better selection of phones will be released to coincide with closure of the CDMA network. I'm holding of to see what develops

Cheers Di
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Follow Up By: obee - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 09:35

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 09:35
somehow tht does not make sense to me. More like there will be so many people crossing over they will be able to charge extra and get away with it. No more wooing people over to G with good deals.

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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 14:44

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 14:44
We have just changed over to Samsung A412, we went down to Albany last week and was very impressed with it. Rellies have had one for some time and are also impressed with it, they are from the country.

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Reply By: Member - Olcoolone (S.A) - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 15:08

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 15:08
I would have a good look at the Nokia 6120 or the E5, the have not got the blue tick but seem to work as well or if not better then the ones with the tick..

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Follow Up By: Member - Kevin J (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 16:02

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 16:02
Richard,

The reception of the LG 550 within reasonably populated areas was not the problem. It was once you got 'out back'.

The Nokia would need to be a new model as the one being pushed 4/5 months ago was worse than the LG.

I liked Nokia prior to CDMA but since then ...

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Follow Up By: DesF - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 19:19

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 19:19
Gotta agree about the 6120 had mine since Oct 07 and cant fault it , Had 2280 Nokia CDMA (4 years)and this is as good, works with PC as well .
Mate has TZE , Crap. are his words. nowhere near as good as reception as mine .
Ok in town. Cheers Des.
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Follow Up By: Member - Olcoolone (S.A) - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 16:11

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 16:11
Why was the Nokia 6120 worse then the LG?

The has been many posts on this forum and others where the Nokia 6120 was out performing the other phones including the ones with pull up antenna.

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Reply By: nomadoz - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 16:08

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 16:08
Had to retire the good all cdma nokia 6255 , best phone ever had, took a week to get to know the Samsung a412-11 designed by T to make BIG $$$$$$$ by innocent users, bared internet and all the extra nasty bits, not tried out out of town yet, I know will never be as good as 6255

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Follow Up By: AdlelaideGeorge - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 08:38

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 08:38
Hi

I'd like to bar all the 'nasty bits' too!! Could you list the ones you've barred and how it's done please?

Thanks

Happy days

george
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Follow Up By: nomadoz - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 09:29

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 09:29
Hi george just ring T on 125111 i have barred internet , message bank, directory assistance 1234, premium message
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Reply By: Crackles - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 18:37

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 18:37
Nev have had a ZTE 165 since xmas & has had excellent reception, possibly as good (In NE Vic) as the old CDMA system. Seems to be pretty surdy so far with no returns at our company compared to several Nokia 6120's. Big buttons for big fingers & a cover over the screen make it a good phone for us tradesmen.
Cheers Craig...........
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Follow Up By: Hux - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 20:50

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 20:50
There is an after market cradle for the Nokia 6120C that uses a re radiating antennae connection. Also accepts power in from a Nokia blue tooth in car kit, so it is almost like having the old hard wired car kits with your high gain external antennae.
So far I am happy with the 6120.....although have yet to do a bush trip - so really all I can say is that it works around town. Hope to be heading bush w/end 10/11 May so maybe then will reveal all.
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 21:06

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 21:06
Hux you'll find the reception of the 6120 pretty good particularly with the car kit. Up the High country it was getting good range even without it. Found the ZTE165 at times one bar better with the eternal antenna up. Both reasonable phones from our experience.
Cheers Craig..........
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 18:46

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 18:46
stay away from the ZTE - my missus is on her 3rd in 12 months (dont ask I wouldnt have got a second)
and the LG - blue tick means nothing they work better on gsm than next G
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Follow Up By: Crackles - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 20:24

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 20:24
Is that the ZTE 165 Davoe she had trouble with as I believe earlier phones by that manufacturer were unreliable but this model has been much better, at least at our company? Only fault has been breaking the plastic holders so far which is not bad for a rough lot of tradesmen.
Cheers Craig................
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Yalgoo) - Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 21:25

Thursday, Apr 17, 2008 at 21:25
unsure- shes had a couple of differnt kinds and they have all gone around the charging input plug
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Reply By: Member - lyndon K (SA) - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 18:20

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 18:20
6 Nokia's over 12 years, never had a fault! Now have 6120, coverage is good (so far as mobile coverage can be).
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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 20:34

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 20:34
After putting off the CDMA to NextG conversion as long as possible, I got a good deal today.

One SG412 (i.e SG411 plus Bluetooth Headset) on a $20 plan for 24 months (zero downpayment) PLUS a ZTE850 for $9.95 (no plan, no SIMcard). I converted my existing GSM SIMcard to GSM+NextG for free to use in the ZTE850.

It looks like the External Antenna cable for the SG412 also fits the ZTE850 !

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Reply By: Bongo (Darwin NT) - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 21:50

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 21:50
I have an unlocked A412, since Telsta gave it to me in mid December 2007, and have just bought a A411 to replace it. I had coverage without car kit at Buley Rockhole and on the Douglas Esplanade. On the old CDMA you would not think about receiving coverage in these areas.

I have put my wife's Vodaphone GSM sim in the A412. We live out the back blocks of Virginia NT and are receiving a reasonable signal with this phone were on the ole Nokia it was very iffy. At $149 our solution is a bargain.
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