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# 85835 26-Jun-2011 12:30
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Hi,

I have had enough of my current phone controlling me instead of the other way around.

I don't have a huge budget, so was thinking about buying from an online site. (Such as those found via pricespy etc..)  Anyone know the pros and cons of this?

This is the type of phone I'm after:
2degrees compatible
Android
Bluetooth
WiFi
GPS
$500 absolute max, hopefully less.

Any thoughts?

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  # 486017 26-Jun-2011 12:34
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Buying phones online is fine as long as they are a reputable shop.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

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  # 486052 26-Jun-2011 13:48
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If you can squeeze out another $20, PBTech has the IDEOS X5 for $520.
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MPH2DM8800&name=HUAWEI-IDEOS-X5-Black-Android-2.2-Mobile-NOW-w-a...

You might be able to find it on special elsewhere..

(Or
(PBtech is legit, i've ordered stuff off them before and we get stuff for work from them too)
http://www.ben.geek.nz/2011/02/2degrees-huawei-ideos-x5-review/

There's also http://www.tweetdeck.com/twitter/2degreesmobile/~ExCzL if you can get into a 2degree's store.
(Top up and get off a phone)

 
 
 
 


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  # 486071 26-Jun-2011 14:44
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Where are you based?
Eking have a shop in Auckland City if you are worried about an internet site disappearing with your money. $500 buys you quite a bit of choice in the phone market now.
http://eking.co.nz/index.php?main_page=contact_us&zenid=6fcbe9995f366bf89093d9b5783ce4f5
They seem well regarded on this forum.
2 degrees also have the optimus one for $419, but I would rather have something like a Defy for the same money.  




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  # 486162 26-Jun-2011 18:48
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Mmmm....Motorola defy .... :-)
Go to price spy, but most of them do have a physical store too. Ill only deal with shops that stock items and not drop ship.

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  # 486168 26-Jun-2011 19:13
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I would iether go with HTC Desire for $489 or Motorola Defy for $395 both are great and hard to resist at that price... 




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  # 486169 26-Jun-2011 19:13
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But having owned a HTC Desire, if you can pick one up within your budget, definetly do so!



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  # 486194 26-Jun-2011 20:37
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I have been looking at a few phones this evening. The Defy looks brilliant. I work outdoors so the rugged concept appeals to me. I have also read that it can now be upgraded to Android 2.2 (Froyo I believe).

Eking have this phone at a good price, but says that their stock is located in Hong Kong. Worth a shot buying online, or get them to order it and pick up from their store a week later?

 
 
 
 


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  # 486197 26-Jun-2011 20:41
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Desire anyday. I like my desire better than my sgs2




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  # 486200 26-Jun-2011 20:45
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hell save another $130 and you can get a dual core LG optimus x2

einfo.co.nz/shop/lg-optimus-2x-p990-p-22444.html

still rather have desire though




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  # 486202 26-Jun-2011 20:57
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I've got an HTC Touch 2 and it is useless. Always crashes, slow, won't turn on, overheats when charging, the list goes on. Not sure if it is the phone itself or WM 6.5.... either way I don't want to touch either.

As I said, I would like the scratch/dust/splash resistant Defy for work. The LG was on the wishlist though!

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  # 486209 26-Jun-2011 21:07
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are you expecting the desire to be like the touch pro 2 you mean? lol




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  # 486215 26-Jun-2011 21:21
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Oh, Winmo is definetly arse. The android HTC's are good.

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  # 486217 26-Jun-2011 21:26
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yep... you'd be very happy with a desire. fo sho lol




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  # 486219 26-Jun-2011 21:28
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i brought one off telegistics they have  trademe listings and also a website www.talkischeap.co.nz
they refurbish mobile phones for Telecom. I just recently bright a sony ericsson from them it's in new condition and no problems. 

I personally recommend them. 

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  # 486220 26-Jun-2011 21:30
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Go with the HTC Desire HD, just $150 more. It's an excellent mobile!

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