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Topic # 12689 31-Mar-2007 08:32
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Hi,

Just wondering if anyone knows of any impending price drops on Telecom mobiles?

I'm thinking of getting the Samsung A900 within the next few weeks, and seeing as it's an oldish model now I just thought it might drop soon. My current mobile dropped by $150 two weeks after I purchased it, annoyed me slightly.

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  Reply # 66374 4-Apr-2007 23:05
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I highly suggest against the samsung A900.
I work in an appliance store and we have had a high return rate from the a900. Quite a few of these had firmware problems with the java music player and store where the phone would freeze up when loading. It takes about 2 weeks on average for a phone to be sent away and re-flashed/fixed. If you have the phone for more than a day, most stores will not swap it as an out-of-box failure either.
The battery life is also unbelievably crap.




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  Reply # 66377 4-Apr-2007 23:34
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raytaylor: I highly suggest against the samsung A900.
I work in an appliance store and we have had a high return rate from the a900. Quite a few of these had firmware problems with the java music player and store where the phone would freeze up when loading. It takes about 2 weeks on average for a phone to be sent away and re-flashed/fixed. If you have the phone for more than a day, most stores will not swap it as an out-of-box failure either.
The battery life is also unbelievably crap.


I returned mine after 5 days - galactically and unbeleiveably bad battery life. Great concept, wicked looks, poor execution. (Actually, an execution is what this dog of a phone deserves)







 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 66381 4-Apr-2007 23:46
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My partner has one. They are a graphically nice phone with good bluetooth functionality, but they are going down the wrong path with the slim design. Just look at where motorola is with those horrible flat keyboards. They are culling staff to try and make some money again.

The a900 could use a larger battery pack - even if the phone was an extra 5mm thicker. I dont think most people would mind.

I recomend a sanyo or a nokia if you are going to get a phone in the a900's price bracket. I forget sanyo's mp3 model but it is a rather decent alternative.




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  Reply # 66385 5-Apr-2007 00:52
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The Nokia 6275 is probably the best phone on Telecom at the moment. Excellent all round. Not too badly priced.

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