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Topic # 76360 1-Feb-2011 13:59 Send private message

Hi guys,

I am currently looking into getting a smartphone as recent travels showed me that mobile Internet is just way too important for me.

I just got the great offer of a new iPhone 3gs 8gb for $350 (kind of a contra deal thats why its cheap) but I was always looking towards an Android powered phone because I don't like Apple products that much. Anyway, around $400 is also my budget.

Do you think I should take the deal? Also I'm a light user so I'm not even sure if upgrading to SupaPrepay on Vodafone (my current provider) is even a good deal? 2degrees' most basic contract seems cheap but are they reliable?

Sorry if my question is rather vague but I'm a smart phone virgin and have no idea what to do with my puny $400 budget.

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  Reply # 433690 1-Feb-2011 14:14 Send private message

I'd go with 2degrees if you want cheap data, but where you travel plays a part in the carrier choice.

I'm planning on moving from my iPhone 3GS/Vodafone combo to an Android-powered beast/2degrees by the end of the year (contract ends Oct).

You can get the HTC Wildfire for under $400. Or, if you don't mind small screens, get the IDEOS from 2d.




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  Reply # 433697 1-Feb-2011 14:36 Send private message

Have a look at the LG P500 from 2Degrees, you can get it from DSE for ~$400 it has similar specs to the iPhone 3GS. Alternatively wait for the Huawei X5 which is due to come out shortly.

2Degrees are very reliable, I have been using them since they announced 3G and have had great data speeds.




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