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  Reply # 517523 6-Sep-2011 14:09 Send private message

Great Thread!

I'm looking to pick up a SGS2 in the next few days. I fell in lust with it after a couple of minutes on a friends and figured it's a good time to ditch my iPhone 4 before the 5's released and the 4's 2nd hand price takes a hit.

Quick question... is there any reason I shouldn't get a parallel imported one?  Expert infotech have them in stock for $790, which is a pretty decent saving over DSE or Vodafone.  Are there any downsides that you know about?

Cheers 

ejo

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  Reply # 517528 6-Sep-2011 14:17 Send private message

kitinnz: Great Thread!

I'm looking to pick up a SGS2 in the next few days. I fell in lust with it after a couple of minutes on a friends and figured it's a good time to ditch my iPhone 4 before the 5's released and the 4's 2nd hand price takes a hit.

Quick question... is there any reason I shouldn't get a parallel imported one?  Expert infotech have them in stock for $790, which is a pretty decent saving over DSE or Vodafone.  Are there any downsides that you know about?

Cheers 



Hi,


Telecom NZ is out with a new offer where you get the phone for free if you sign up for a 24 month $100 plan.
Not sure if this has been mentioned in here before. Definetaly a good offer if you are going to use the phone a lot. Think the smart plan gives 300 minutes talking, 300 texts and 2GB of Data... 

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  Reply # 517530 6-Sep-2011 14:22 Send private message

kitinnz: Great Thread!

I'm looking to pick up a SGS2 in the next few days. I fell in lust with it after a couple of minutes on a friends and figured it's a good time to ditch my iPhone 4 before the 5's released and the 4's 2nd hand price takes a hit.

Quick question... is there any reason I shouldn't get a parallel imported one?  Expert infotech have them in stock for $790, which is a pretty decent saving over DSE or Vodafone.  Are there any downsides that you know about?

Cheers 


I think the only real problems with parallel imports is the after sales service/repairs if you have a fault. You can face significant delays while waiting for repairs. 




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  Reply # 517539 6-Sep-2011 14:40 Send private message

K1000716:
kitinnz: Great Thread!

I'm looking to pick up a SGS2 in the next few days. I fell in lust with it after a couple of minutes on a friends and figured it's a good time to ditch my iPhone 4 before the 5's released and the 4's 2nd hand price takes a hit.

Quick question... is there any reason I shouldn't get a parallel imported one?  Expert infotech have them in stock for $790, which is a pretty decent saving over DSE or Vodafone.  Are there any downsides that you know about?

Cheers 


I think the only real problems with parallel imports is the after sales service/repairs if you have a fault. You can face significant delays while waiting for repairs. 


Some drop-shippers (companies who ship the phone direct from an overseas warehouse) have contracts with local phone repair places. This at least gives you a local place for phone repairs, so long as they're able to fix the problem.

Of course, this doesn't help if the phone needs replacing because it's too damaged to repair. That still requires the phone to be sent internationally, which could means weeks to get a turn-around.

Foo

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  Reply # 517546 6-Sep-2011 14:50 Send private message

I purchased my previous phone (HTC Desire) in the UK. It developed a fault where it started overheating when doing voice navigation and would switch off. I had to send it back to the UK which cost around $60 NZ. However, the turn around in getting it repaired and returned was fantastic - I think it was something like 10 days that I was without a phone.

HTC in the UK only had it for a single day before fixing it and sending it back to me. Pretty good turn around!

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  Reply # 517595 6-Sep-2011 16:09 Send private message

Mine was bought from parrallel importer but from shop so is under CGA hence I'm not bothered about warranty as that is there issue. I am on a telecom open plan because I didn't want to have a phone for 2 years given the changes and also I can change telco's whenever I want. The deals they offer are nothing more than HP so if you have the readies you are free to do whatever you want.
On my open term its $60 with 1gb which is all I need a month with 300 txt and 100 minutes but the current deal is good if you intend keeping phone for 2 years




Galaxy S4 I9505
Samsung (custom)  KITKAT 4.4.2 (no Knox bootloader)





Foo

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  Reply # 517607 6-Sep-2011 16:20 Send private message

I'm paying $59 a month on 2degrees for 210 minutes + 100 bonus minutes, 2500 texts and 150 mb +1 gb bonus data (for 12 months).

It's pay monthly so not locked into a 12, 18 or 24 month term, which is great.

Interesting to see what the offerings will be in 12 months for a gig of data.

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  Reply # 517759 6-Sep-2011 21:06 Send private message

I am proud to say I have just joined the SGS II owners club and am rightly proud of my purchase.  I purchased it while I was over in Sydney from a place called MobileCiti http://www.mobileciti.com.au/ and it cost me $685 Australian, and that included a 16gb micro sd card and screen protector (after a bit of wrangling lol). Of course I also claimed my GST back on that at Sydney airport so it ended up costing me cheaper :-). It even comes with a 24 month warranty as it is an Australian/NZ model.
Loving the phone as its a BIG step up from my trusty old SE W995 (which is still working). My wife is looking at my SGS II with envious eyes as she has the Ideos U8150...lol
 

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  Reply # 518276 7-Sep-2011 20:48 Send private message

So many guides about updating to 2.3.4 say "Install Supercore using ODIN" but I have been unable to find any detailed instructions of how to do this. Any ideas?

I have looked through Brendan's guide and canot see anything relevant...

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  Reply # 518312 7-Sep-2011 22:28 Send private message

Hey All

Back on android now from Ios whoop

Question re I9100T (I have a Telecom one seems great and very stable.. not going to bother rooting or anything yet... apart from the annoying telecom branding the rest is ok..

Now my Question is...

Does anyone know where to source the Genuine Samsung 2000mah batteries (the ones that come with the Free extended back cover... at least Semi Locally...

I dont want aftermarket i want the samsung one.. sooooooo yeah any suggestions... my googling keeps turning up aftermarket ones....
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1239719


PEace

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  Reply # 518348 8-Sep-2011 05:57 Send private message

ranton: Hey All

Back on android now from Ios whoop

Question re I9100T (I have a Telecom one seems great and very stable.. not going to bother rooting or anything yet... apart from the annoying telecom branding the rest is ok..

Now my Question is...

Does anyone know where to source the Genuine Samsung 2000mah batteries (the ones that come with the Free extended back cover... at least Semi Locally...

I dont want aftermarket i want the samsung one.. sooooooo yeah any suggestions... my googling keeps turning up aftermarket ones....
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1239719


PEace


Clove have them http://www.clove.co.uk/samsung-galaxy-s-ii-i9100-extended-battery but stock not due till November so might be tricky to find semi locally since we dont seem to get Samsung accessories released locally. Maybe its time to organise a complaint campaign to Samsung NZ?

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  Reply # 518798 8-Sep-2011 22:14 Send private message

Finally gave in dual-core goodness.. My S2 arrives tomorrow. Plenty of experience flashing Galaxy S ROMs so i'll have a lil while on stock before going to the custom ones.

Will skim through the last 100 odd pages :)




- Telstra HTC Touch Pro2 - Energy ROM WM6.5.5 20 Oct/Cyanogen Mod Froyo 2.2 - R.I.P
- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 on XT- Runs ICS 4.0.3 Resurrection Remix 9.2
- Business Hours - Work In The Electricity Industry, After Hours - DJ/Turntablist - Will Scratch Vinyl For Free'
- What's next??? S3?

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  Reply # 518800 8-Sep-2011 22:19 Send private message

Picked mine up today! still getting acquainted for now, rooting to start shortly. now just gotta sell the iphone 4 to pay for my purchase...

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  Reply # 519156 9-Sep-2011 22:38 Send private message

Okay

Telecom Galaxy S II users, which custom roms have you got running?




- Telstra HTC Touch Pro2 - Energy ROM WM6.5.5 20 Oct/Cyanogen Mod Froyo 2.2 - R.I.P
- AT&T Galaxy S Captivate 16GB on XT (now with brother)
- Samsung Galaxy S2 on XT- Runs ICS 4.0.3 Resurrection Remix 9.2
- Business Hours - Work In The Electricity Industry, After Hours - DJ/Turntablist - Will Scratch Vinyl For Free'
- What's next??? S3?

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  Reply # 519158 9-Sep-2011 22:46 Send private message

Damager: Okay

Telecom Galaxy S II users, which custom roms have you got running?


Lite'ning Rom v6.1 with SpeedMod K1-T39 kernel




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