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Bryden
28-10-2010, 05:26 PM
Where can I obtain advice on mobile phones please? Mine has decided to expire - sigh.... I only want to make and receive calls and make and receive texts... preferably long battery life and I would prefer a flip open type rather than having to press a myriad of buttons to unlock the phone to answer it....

Is there a forum which deals with this type of question?

TIA

Bryden

Speedy Gonzales
28-10-2010, 06:22 PM
Well there's more to it. Like what features do you want? How much do you want to spend? You'll still have to press buttons to send a txt, and to read one

LynX
28-10-2010, 07:15 PM
Oops. Flip phones are less common on the NZ markets (from what I see). There are more candybar phones on the low-end market. (was that the right terminology? I meant phones that don't have any moving parts to get it working.)

You'll have to start searching around for a phone you think you'd like. Note: Telecom XT, Vodafone and 2Degrees mobile can work with any SIM, but there's no guarantees on it.

Anyway, try finding reviews on the net. Just type in Google the phone model number, followed by the word "reviews". CNET is a good net (American one), though there are others.

Good luck getting a new phone!

LynX
28-10-2010, 07:26 PM
Just happened to see this one (http://www.vodafone.co.nz/shop/mobileDetails.jsp?skuId=sku5740013&voucherCode=&hardwareSkuId=&menuKey=mnit700029&selectedPlanSkuId=&selectedView=&selectedTab=compatibleAccessories&selectedPriceTab=&ignoreCartContent=) on one of the advertisements. I've never used it though.

paulw
28-10-2010, 09:16 PM
Oops.
You'll have to start searching around for a phone you think you'd like. Note: Telecom XT, Vodafone and 2Degrees mobile can work with any SIM, but there's no guarantees on it.

There are only a few Voda and 2D (GSM) supplied fones that will work on XT (WDCMA) so if you want to use Telecom you will need on from them and they will all work on Voda and 2D or look on Trademe. I bought an x AT&T LG Incite from TM and it works 3G on all NZ carriers..

wainuitech
28-10-2010, 09:43 PM
Just happened to see this one (http://www.vodafone.co.nz/shop/mobileDetails.jsp?skuId=sku5740013&voucherCode=&hardwareSkuId=&menuKey=mnit700029&selectedPlanSkuId=&selectedView=&selectedTab=compatibleAccessories&selectedPriceTab=&ignoreCartContent=) on one of the advertisements. I've never used it though.One I have is very Similar to that - It's by Nokia Via Vodafone (dont use it now as the sound went a bit funny from being dropped to many times :o )- Real basic phone and far better than the current one I have - the flip lid protects the keypad inside, that still looks good, the out side looks like a war zone.

Heres what I mean:outside Cover (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Outside.jpg) - Inside (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Inside.jpg)

John Morison
28-10-2010, 10:55 PM
I will prefer Nokia brand for you
Samsung is also nice but its resale value is not good.
Sony Ericsson battery timing is not good
LG mobile users are having speaker problem
Rest the choice is yours

gary67
29-10-2010, 06:52 AM
One I have is very Similar to that - It's by Nokia Via Vodafone (dont use it now as the sound went a bit funny from being dropped to many times :o )- Real basic phone and far better than the current one I have - the flip lid protects the keypad inside, that still looks good, the out side looks like a war zone.

Heres what I mean:outside Cover (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Outside.jpg) - Inside (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Inside.jpg)

I had one of those broke the outside camera lens on it so replaced with a $99 phone that makes calls and sends texts and that's about it real budget