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  Reply # 228411 25-Jun-2009 23:46 Send private message

TheBartender:
jjnz1: Hopefully mine comes tomorrow, a nice white n97!! ill let you know what i think of it by the end of the weekend. Hopefully the menu speed is not an issue!!!

From who/where did you purchase yours?

Like to know where it imported from, if it has a standard NZ charger, and if it has Asian characters/keystrokes...


Dont think I'll be getting mine tomorrow as it hasnt been couriered yet. Hopefully they deliever Sat morn.

I got mine from Expert Info, $1406, dont think its the Asian one (hongkong) as they said it has an FM transmitter wihich the Hongkong one doesnt. Will found out though.

Last time I purchased phones from these guys, (an n82 and n81) they were imported and came with power adapters to use with the included power transformers.

The N81 was from Hong Kong and has Asian characeters on the keyboard, but the N82 is the euro model.

The N81 has just started playing up, the red call button doesnt work, so when i get the N97 and after i have had a play with it (and installed GPS tracker on it just in case we lose it or it gets stolen) , I will GIVE it to my Mrs (WHY?!!!) so her N81 can be sent in for warranty.

Not sure if I'll let her keep it and buy myself another one, or get her an N85 so i can have my precious back.


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  Reply # 228761 27-Jun-2009 12:14 Send private message

scottjpalmer: Have you still not purchased TheBartender? Slack!

Have now.

Arrives Tuesday.




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  Reply # 228775 27-Jun-2009 13:50 Send private message

Nice, be interested to know your thoughts!





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  Reply # 228780 27-Jun-2009 14:56 Send private message

Sometimes life is sweet, y'know? Just got an email from Nokia today - they are sending me an N97 to trial :)

Soon I can take a picture with my N82, Xperia, i8910 and an N97 in one shot!




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  Reply # 228784 27-Jun-2009 15:11

The N97 will be available from Nokia and Optus from Monday here in OZ so I assume the official release is not far away in NZ too. VFNZ however has always been slow to order and sell new phones...




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  Reply # 228785 27-Jun-2009 15:21

AUD $999 from Optus




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  Reply # 228807 27-Jun-2009 17:09 Send private message

NZtechfreak: Sometimes life is sweet, y'know? Just got an email from Nokia today - they are sending me an N97 to trial :)

Soon I can take a picture with my N82, Xperia, i8910 and an N97 in one shot!

Lucky so and so!




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  Reply # 228832 27-Jun-2009 19:15 Send private message

TheBartender: Have now. Arrives Tuesday.


Where did you settle on? And VF or XT?

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  Reply # 228837 27-Jun-2009 20:22 Send private message

VF

Was tempted to go with XT, but as I want maximum data, VF is not only the cheapest with its 3G data plan, but it also offers double data, as opposed to XT, which more expensive for the 3G plan, is more expensive for the extra data, and does not 'double' the data, only an extra 1G...which is not accepable.

Once I have mobile data, I will be ditching my home internet altogether, so I want the maximum data quota I can get, for the least possible dollars.




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  Reply # 228845 27-Jun-2009 21:05 Send private message

Fair enough. Who did you order from?

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  Reply # 228847 27-Jun-2009 21:10 Send private message

Expert Infotech

First time I ever dealt with them...so will see.
That said, first time I ever brought a mobile from other than a network operator (or Firstmobile)




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  Reply # 228865 27-Jun-2009 23:40 Send private message

How much did you pay and do they charge extra for credit card? I wonder if they are sending them from overseas or they have them in-stock.

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  Reply # 228875 28-Jun-2009 02:03 Send private message

TheBartender: Expert Infotech

First time I ever dealt with them...so will see.

That said, first time I ever brought a mobile from other than a network operator (or Firstmobile)



I'd love to hear about your experience with Expert Infotech...




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  Reply # 228882 28-Jun-2009 06:27 Send private message

heavenly_wild: How much did you pay and do they charge extra for credit card? I wonder if they are sending them from overseas or they have them in-stock.

$1395, and yes, they do charge extra for credit cards...2%

If you pay by cash or bank transfer, you get a 2% saving...I just couldnt be bothered.

Sub total: $1395
Postage - North Island Fast Courier: $10.95
Credit Card Surcharge: $28.47 (2%)
Total (Inc GST): $1434.42

They do have them in stock, white was available, but I wanted black, and they already had a new shipment of them due to arrive Monday...so while they do have them in stock, sounds like they are keeping stock numbers low (for obvious reasons)




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  Reply # 228884 28-Jun-2009 06:43 Send private message

dpw: I'd love to hear about your experience with Expert Infotech...

I will update my expereinces with Expert Infotech as I find out...so far no issues.

Will wait and see if it turns up on time, what is and is not actually supplied, and if all the mobile features and Nokia services work in NZ.

As for ongoing support and warranty...hope to never have to find out the answer to that.




HTPC: Silverstone LC16M | abit IP35 Pro | Intel Quad Q9400 2.5GHz | Corsair 520HX | Samsung SH-S203D DVD Writer | NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512MB RAM | 2 x 750GB Western Digital Caviar GP HDD | 4GB DDR800 RAM | D-Link DWA-547 Rangebooster N 650 Desktop | Blackgold BGT3540 | Microsoft Remote Control & Remote Keyboard for Windows Media Center | Windows 7 64bit

Mobile: Nokia N97, Nokia N900, Samsung Galaxy S, HTC EVO 3D, iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S III (current)

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