Mobile Replacment

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 09:26
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Gday All ,
Any info on a replacment Next-G Mobile would be grateful as my LG550 is not good enough to get single always dropping out calls I have cancelled my Plan with Telstra and I am looking for a Better Phone as they would NOT replace it.

Telstra have told me The Telstra 165 is the pick or I have been told the Samsung A412 is reliable
Any help greatly accepted.

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Reply By: Member - Mark G (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 09:31

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 09:31
djPatrol, i have the 165 upgraded from the samsung 509.only slightly better performance there.thats just my experience anyway.cheers.
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Follow Up By: dj Patrol - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 09:36

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 09:36
Hi Mark any problems with the 165 are you happy any dropouts and single problems.

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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 11:35

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 11:35
still drops out occasionally but not as much as the samsung,its just not as user friendly as the sumsung( the samsungs menu is a lot simpler).
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Reply By: Turist - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 09:52

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 09:52
Samsung A411 or Samsung A412 works well for us in remote areas here. The A411 is the cheaper version and is locked to Telstra network but you can get Telstra to fix a plan sim for this phone.

The A411 costs around $150 and the A412 $450 so when our A412 was stolen we went with A411 on the plan. Works good.
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Follow Up By: Geoff M (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 18:52

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 18:52
Just purchased a brand new (unlocked) Samsung A412 on Ebay for $77.50 + $18.00 shipping.

Great phone ...highly recommend.

Geoff
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Reply By: Bongo (Darwin NT) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 09:56

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 09:56
I have had A412 (a free replacement from Telstra for a Telstra branded phone) since December. I have been very happy with its performance to date. Received and made calls from Buley Rockhole Campground which I think is amazing.
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Follow Up By: Member - Greg A (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 18:02

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 18:02
Bongo,

Can I ask how you managed to get the replacement? I went into a Telstra shop and explained that my Telstra branded phone was dropping calls as well as having a cracked hinge and the best they offered was to send it away for repairs. I'd still end up with the same model phone, which I don't want.

Any advice appreciated.

Greg..
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Follow Up By: Bongo (Darwin NT) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 20:32

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 20:32
Hi Greg,

I was a CDMA customer with two phones. I rang Telstra and told them that the service was less than what i was used too. They sent tech's to test the claim and agreed but they thought with a blue ticked phone I could get as good service. I get great coverage at the moment but due to being sacked, while recovering from cancer treatment, I am unable to test to see if the Samsung gives me better coverage at the office where I noticed the difference from CDMA.

Tom
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Reply By: gvn - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 10:03

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 10:03
I thought it was more about what network you were on rather than the phone itself?
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Follow Up By: dj Patrol - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 10:25

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 10:25
If you read the thread it said Next - G
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 11:38

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 11:38
gvn; its the network thats the problem, but lets face it what else have telstra given us to work with?
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Follow Up By: Member - Olcoolone (S.A) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 17:53

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 17:53
So if the network is the problem do you think you will get better coverage without going to a satellite phone from another carrier.

What other option have you got.....Next G is still alot better then Optus and Vodafone.

So what is wrong with the Next G network?
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Reply By: Member - evren1 (WA) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 10:21

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 10:21
had no problems with Samsung on next G. Been using with external arial on the cruiser and getting best reception ever had around the SW corner and south coast.
Brother has used same set up in and around Tom Price, and raves about the reception.

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 10:43

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 10:43
I'll put in a vote for the Nokia 6120.

I can't compare it to the others mentioned because the Nokia is the only one I have experience with on NextG.

Have had no problems with reception at all.
The only "problem" originally experienced was echo when connecting to the car kit via Bluetooth. That was fixed with a firmware upgrade.

Is now even more improved with the addition of a couple of additional feature applications such as "lights on" and "cclock", downloadable from the Web.


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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 10:58

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 10:58
The N95 is pretty awesome too.

Both the 6120 & N95 made calls in and out of Talbotville campground on the weekend. Unheard of prior to Next G....

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Follow Up By: Member - Olcoolone (S.A) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 17:57

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 17:57
But as you know Bill the 6120 hasn't got a blue tick.......yes I have to agree with you the Nokia 6120 and E51 do have fantastic reception and it seems they work a lot better then the blue tick phones, don't know why Telstra doesn't give them a blue tick.

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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 06:31

Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 06:31
#@%$ the Blue Tick mate.

That is merely an indication from Telstra that the phone has (or hasn't) an direct external aerial.

The 6120 doesn't need it. The internal aerial is excellent for most situations and when connected to an external aerial via the coupler on the Force cradle, it is better still.

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Follow Up By: Boobook2 - Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 07:05

Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 07:05
I don't think it is that smiple, the N95 has a blue tick but no external antenna.
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Follow Up By: aussiedingo - Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 06:44

Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 06:44
G'day, the blue tick does not mean external antennae, it means exceptional signal strength however, the N95 does fit that description, Dingo
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 11:31

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 11:31
We went offshore in my boat recently, 200 Km's , had 4 different Next G phones and the Nokia 6120 and 6125 (Almost Identical) were the best. My HTC Tytn 11 needed the external aerial and with this plugged in was the best to use. The Telstra 165 would be a great reception phone because of the aerial
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Reply By: Member - Prickle (SA) - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 13:18

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 13:18
Another vote for the Nokia 6120, impressed with the coverage that I have had, but again cannot compare it with anything esle.
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Follow Up By: RosscoH - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 14:20

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 14:20
Another plug for the Nokia 6120, had an LG TU550 and the wifes samsung 412 always had 2 more bars of service where ever we went, had the LG replaced free of charge from telsra with the 6120 and now it usually always has 2 more bars than the samsung.

Cheers RosscoH
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Follow Up By: dj Patrol - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 15:07

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 15:07
RosscoH,

Do you use it in any Rural areas as yet or have you tried it out in any remote areas.

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Follow Up By: RosscoH - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 15:44

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 15:44
Yes mate, we live in a rural area and also had it in National Parks and State Forest.
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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 16:49

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 16:49
I have had 3 Next G phones, Samsung A412 is head & shoulders above the much more expensive phones!
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Reply By: autosparky - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 20:49

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 20:49
telstra just cancelled my old contract and gave ! me a 165 to try ugly phone but it works well . now have signal inside the house at last.
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Reply By: aussiedingo - Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 22:14

Thursday, Jun 12, 2008 at 22:14
G'day, I have tried many phones in the bush (I had the first mobile phone issued in Aust by Telstra - Feb 1985 - long plan!) I currently replaced my cdma with phones until finally seem to have the best available (still would be subject to terrain & area) it is a Nokia N95, I travel with 3 mobiles always & continually compare signal strength, sometimes the N95 will lock onto a signal while my sat phone is still searching! Telstra still has the best coverage (the best of everything but you have to pay for it) hope tha helps, Dingo
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Follow Up By: aussiedingo - Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 06:37

Saturday, Jun 14, 2008 at 06:37
G'day again, forgot to mention I use my N95 as a modem for my laptop, easy to configure, then one click connection via usb cable supplied. I don't use it a lot & it is cheaper than a Bigpond account - same result! I get a data amount added to my phone bill - no contract.
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Reply By: Chris85 - Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 17:57

Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 17:57
Have both the Telstra 165 and Nokia 6120. The Nokia 6120 leaves the 165 for dead in my experiences.

Cheers

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