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#153865 10-Oct-2014 11:03
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Is anyone aware of an Auckland-based shop or service that rents smartphones on perhaps a weekly basis? I just need a simple smartphone for a week or two while the existing one is repaired. 

I've checked with Mr Rental** but there's minimum hire fee of up to 4 months. May look to purchasing one off TradeMe as the $250 hireage fee from Mr Rental makes a 2nd hand phone more economical.

**http://www.mrrental.co.nz/computing/phones

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  #1151222 10-Oct-2014 11:41
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if you don't need a smartphone get the $7 ones from the warehouse to txt and make calls




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  #1151225 10-Oct-2014 11:43
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Thanks. This isn't for me but for the person in question, a smartphone is necessary because they need to access WhatsApp.

 
 
 
 


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  #1151227 10-Oct-2014 11:46
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what about an Spark phone with interest free terms then get someone to take it over




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  #1151231 10-Oct-2014 11:55
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Thanks for the suggestion but the risk/hassle of finding someone to take over isn't practical.

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  #1151238 10-Oct-2014 12:04
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How about just buy something cheap (Huawei Y330 currently $70 at DSE?) then sell on trademe when done with it?  Must admit I'm not really a WhatsApp user so not sure what sort of grunt it needs, but the Y330 doesn't look too bad under the hood. 




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  #1151240 10-Oct-2014 12:08
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Thanks. This seems to be the most feasible option. 

**http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/telecom-xt/tcom-huawei-y330-blk-bundle-dsnz-em6626

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  #1151280 10-Oct-2014 12:57
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Whatsapp doesn't need any grunt any space and only bytes of data




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  #1151842 11-Oct-2014 15:07
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Even a Nokia 208 will run WhatsApp

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