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#4059 14-May-2005 19:24

hey there,
ive got a tx115c at the moment and i am not happy with it. i have crap receiption, the ringer is not very loud so i miss many phone calls which is really annoying, i frequently receive texts that arrive like 3 hours late (and yes i did have receiption all that time), in otherwords i want a new phone :)

so what phones do you recommend? i want a flip phone, and it has to have a good receiption, and be a loud ringer, and a camera too. i would like to spend about $300.i dont mind buying second hand. so what ones do you recommend?

thanks

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#14700 15-May-2005 18:07
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Check out trademe and are the coverage issues handset related or just low coverage in your area?

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#14701 15-May-2005 18:23

hand set related, my old nokia had better coverage than the phone i have now(tx115c)

im looking at a tx95c or a sanyo 8100, do these have a loud ringer?

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#14722 16-May-2005 12:16
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Hey there,

unfotunately different handsets will handle different levels and types of reception differently...

Personally I'd recommend the Sanyo 7400, but if that's a little too pricey for you, go with the 8100!

The "Sprint" type 027's are definately the best...

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#14724 16-May-2005 12:33
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I would go with Felix on that one. The Sanyo 7400 is a great phone.

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#14740 16-May-2005 16:24

thanks all, im gonna try and get a sanyo 7400. do you think they will come down in price soon? to lets sat about $400 odd?

im just after a loud ringing flip phone basicly.


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#14741 16-May-2005 16:49
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There are a few Sanyo 7400's on Trademe that seem to go for around $400. Hard to say if Telecom will offer them without a plan for that price.

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#14742 16-May-2005 16:59

yeah i saw that, i might look at buying one, even brand new ones on trade me are alot cheaper than in the shop.

 
 
 
 


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#14743 16-May-2005 18:26
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i live in a place with no voda reception, and patchy telecom reception.
generally i find the nokias cope best with this - in particular those with an extendable aerial.

I just got myself a nokia 6255, which is a cdma clamshell. one complaint i have is it's soo LOUD!
It also manages to keep to place calls here when no other phone has any signal.

it's a bit pricey, but seems to fit your needs rather well.

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#14744 16-May-2005 18:28
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I just realise Felix was posting here - yeah listen to him, he's a cdma handset guru.
(I still think the 6255 reception is the best i've seen)

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#14746 16-May-2005 18:37
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I know this is off track of the thread but Taniwha what area do you live in for no GSM coverage?

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#14749 16-May-2005 19:48
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My fathers country school also has no GSM coverage at all, no AMPS and very very limited CDMA coverage.

The only area they can get coverage is on the driveway and then it drops off.

I don't think there will be a rush since farmers and their families only live there.




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#14750 16-May-2005 20:32
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Thanks cokemaster but the question was not directed at you! but where is your fathers school

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#14751 16-May-2005 20:41
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Johnr - i'm in vogeltown, wellington, about 15 minutes walk from the CBD.

Occasionally i get the newtown cellsite, and sometimes another that doesn't seem to have a name - but not reliable enough to make a call, or even send an sms.

I installed a passive repeater in the roof space, and built it to tune into GSM frequencies - that gives me about 1 bar of signal, but still not reliable.

and now we're firmly off topic.

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#14752 16-May-2005 20:55
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Is this what the coverage is like all over vogeltown or just where you live or work if I could have more info to go on that would be great.

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#14753 16-May-2005 20:58
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johnr: Thanks cokemaster but the question was not directed at you! but where is your fathers school
Once the question is in the open it's for anyone really... this is a discussion forum after all.




 

 

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