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Submitted: Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 16:33
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Telstra T165i is blue ticked ,anyone got one and can give informed comment on same ? Is replacement for the T165 ,Both made in China by ZTE.
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Reply By: Member - Peter R (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 19:40

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 19:40
I have the old F165 and have no real complaints with it.

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Reply By: Member - Glenn G (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 20:55

Sunday, Jan 25, 2009 at 20:55
Axel (the ridgey didge one)

I had a ZTE165 and did not like the menu system as I use the calendar for reminders and appointments,even my 12yr old said it is horrible to use.The reception was good,I have got reception in areas where others could not.The phone feels like it came from the $2 shop though.I have now gone back to a Nokia,A N95 which is blue ticked and extremely happy with phone and reception. Wanna but a cheap ZTE165 LOL.

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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 07:39

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 07:39
You can get a Samsung A411 Prepaid for $99 from KMart etc.

Every owner seems to be happy with coverage, ease-of-use and reliability.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 10:32

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 10:32
I have tried several quite expensive Next G phones, the Samsung A411 kills them all.
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Follow Up By: MrBitchi (QLD) - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 11:16

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 11:16
Got mine for $79 from Aldi.. ;-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 11:29

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 11:29
I got mine from Aldi for $99 - with a free Bluetooth Headset thrown in - but they've sold out now.
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Follow Up By: Member - Heather G (NSW) - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 13:46

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 13:46
Hi Mike,
Does the A411 have an antennae point or isnt an antennae to extend coverage necessary?
I have a Samsung A501 which I have found has a signal in places where the later telstra blue tick phones haven't and used it last year when we travelled throughout western Qld and Gulf country - mostly pretty happy with it close to towns, but would always like more!.
It runs out of contract next month and I would like to update if theres something better.
thanks,
Heather G
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Follow Up By: Member - Mike DID - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 13:52

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 13:52
Heather - yes, it has an antenna connector.
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Follow Up By: DesF - Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 11:16

Tuesday, Jan 27, 2009 at 11:16
Hi, Nokia 6120 well worth a try , have not needed a antenna yet, can now buy for about $300 were $595. got mine on a plan with a Tom tom GPS tossed in form Hardley Normal's. last October,
Works really well, use it for modem on Laptop as well with data pack, great coverage even off the main drags,
Cheers Des,
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Reply By: oz doc - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 07:55

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 07:55
HI Axel, we got the T165i a few weeks ago.Has a few annoying features for someone who has become used to Nokia phones over the last 5 or so years. Overal it seems a robust handset, very good reception and clarity of call, definite button press, good clear screen.I hate the way their text message protocal runs but it really is a case of just getting used to it. My father has the T165 - he thought the 165i was a little better but I can't remember exactly why. Cheers, doc.
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Reply By: takenbyaliens (QLD member) - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 14:02

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 14:02
Hi Axel
Got A T165 a while back and connect it through an external aerial via a patch lead ( like you showed me ). I have been a Nokia user since 92 and find the 165 menu system a bit annoying. I only use it when 'out there' and use my nokia around town and overseas. I also have a Telstra 7.2 sierra wireless modem that I patch through to the aerial as well for internet access on the road. I get 10 hrs per month on a 39.95 plan and works out fine.
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Follow Up By: takenbyaliens (QLD member) - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 14:03

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 14:03
actually 34.95 per month
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Reply By: Member - AJB (VIC) - Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 22:10

Monday, Jan 26, 2009 at 22:10
I Have a 165 and it has been good. It is as tough as,as I am a tradie and treat it pretty harshly. Had it under water for about 4 hours when it fell off a noggin and landed on the black plastic beside a slab into the water. Anyway we found it when I realised it was missing when we rang the number and we heard a buzzing coming from the water! Still had coverage!
When it comes to coverage, nothing is as good. We live in an area which has not great the greatest network towers in place and our terrain also presents problems but it works better than I thought it would. much better than the previous Samsung (Next G) and all the other GSM's. I was 36nm off 1770 and it still worked. It is not the prettiest phone but I don't walk down a catwalk with it. Features? Well I want to make and recieve calls and it does that very well.
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