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Topic # 14895 25-Jul-2007 17:09
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Which make/model Telecom and vodafone phones run on AA or AAA batteries???
For Telecom phones, I only want to know about 027 phones.
I know of 3 people who had Telecom/Vodafone phones that if the main battery went flat, they could put in primary batteries to run the phone.

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  Reply # 79647 25-Jul-2007 17:18
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The Philips Xenium (not available in NZ) can use NiMh AAA batteries in an emergency and I had a GSM Motorola a few years back that took AAA NiMh cells.

I've never come across a phone that takes AA's (and I would doubt there would ever be one due to the size) and the biggest problem with any phone that takes AAA battries is firstly the size and secondly that the performance of the cells is abysmal compared to a Lithium Ion battery pack.


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  Reply # 79648 25-Jul-2007 17:18
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Comradehunt: Which make/model Telecom and vodafone phones run on AA or AAA batteries???

My wife had an Alcatel DB+ which used 3 x AAA batteries.  It was handy on the odd occasion to pull out some Alkaline Batteries when she ran out of juice while out somewhere without the in-car charger.

I have not seen any phones which offer this facility for several years though.  The Alcatel DB+ was released in 99 if I remember correctly.  All the recent phones seem to use proprietary Lithium Ion batteries or similar, rather than standard AA or AAA rechargeables.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 79650 25-Jul-2007 17:29
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Its been so many years since I have seen one I couldn't remember if it was AAs or AAAs.

The Motorola c520 works with 4 AA batteries. But I've never seen one.

Its *possible* that Alcatel one touch easy takes AA or AAAs, and maybe the Motorola T2288. Can anyone confirm this?

I want to get an older phone like these off TM that can run on batteries, and can text.

Telecom would be better, but I imagine at that time phones were on 025 network. I was told Philip Isis run on primary cells, but again thats an 025 phone so of no use now. So I guess I'm probably more likely to find a vodafone type.

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  Reply # 79652 25-Jul-2007 17:36
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Comradehunt: Its *possible* that Alcatel one touch easy takes AA or AAAs, and maybe the Motorola T2288. Can anyone confirm this?

Aaah, now you've jogged my memory...  My wife's phone was an Alcatel One Touch Easy DB to give it the full moniker.  It used 3 x AAA batteries, either Alkaline or Rechargeable NiMH.

There might still be the odd one on Trade Me -- you never know, but they would be getting pretty scarce by now I think.

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  Reply # 79656 25-Jul-2007 18:12
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Last time I was in Repco they had emergency recharge batteries for popular phones that you stuck in the charger socket if you were running out.

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  Reply # 79660 25-Jul-2007 18:56
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Yes Orb Communications also sell the Emergency Battery you mentioned.

They allow up to 2 full charges of your mobile. Are available for most common model Telecom phones and retail for about $10

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  Reply # 79670 25-Jul-2007 20:01
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There are packs of emergency phone chargers sold everywhere in oz that consist of a battery pack and adapters to fit all the major phone models for under A$10. I am surprised they haven't really hit the NZ market yet.

 

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  Reply # 79672 25-Jul-2007 20:17
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the phones that take aa batteries are
Philips isis 025
Alcatel one touch easy first edition
Motorola d520 a black phone which was sold as pre pay

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Alcatel one touch easy second edition and it's clones and the later ote hf
Alcatel one touch easy db and maxdb and viewdb
Motorola something
And a few third party battery adaptors mainly for nokia 51xx series and the old star tac.

There are no phones that can take "dry cells" released on 027 though.

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