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#28246 23-Nov-2008 23:21
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I've lost my GSM handset, and bearing in mind that vodafone charge about a third of the value of a phone just for a simcard for prepay users, I have decided not to stay there, so I need to replace the handset - now this is just till telecom get UMTS operating so its not a long term phone, I have a 1325 on another number and its a right prick of a phone with a useless screen, a crappy rip-off of the menus on a GSM low-spec nokia and the worst keypad buttons I have ever used, so I would rather not get another one,

they are all $99, so is the sanyo or the samsung substantially better then the 1325?

Hope the processes have not changed since last time since I dont have a sim at the moment.




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  #179762 23-Nov-2008 23:32
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My wife purchased the Samsung fanasty for $99 open term. Has your normal phone functions (including WAP), but also has a camera and photo messaging support - quite impressive for the price tag. The keys are ok - but haven't used them much - its mainly a calling phone.

The Nokia 1325 does pretty much SMS and calling only. If you want any more, opt for the Samsung (or Sanyos).

Don't forget, you get a $20 airtime credit too (my wife got it on onebill which was very nice!)




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  #179763 23-Nov-2008 23:34
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I'm not experienced with those particular phones, but I have owned several other models by each manufacturer.
 I have always found Sanyos to be excellent.  

My order of preference, based purely on prior experience with other models, would be:

1) Sanyo
2) Nokia
3) Samsung

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  #179770 23-Nov-2008 23:39
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The only thing I have against the fantasy is that its a flip so has the extra thickness. the nokia is great for its size, but how that abortion of an operating system ever got past nokias QC I dont know. And the screen is so bad that the signal/battery bars are virtually invisible no matter the colour you make them.

Telecom dont seem to be into the live handsets like vodafone do in their stores which makes it really hard.




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  #179778 24-Nov-2008 00:17
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richms: The only thing I have against the fantasy is that its a flip so has the extra thickness. the nokia is great for its size, but how that abortion of an operating system ever got past nokias QC I dont know. And the screen is so bad that the signal/battery bars are virtually invisible no matter the colour you make them.

Telecom dont seem to be into the live handsets like vodafone do in their stores which makes it really hard.


depends which store you go into.

I beleive Queen Street, Albany, and Sylvia Park stores in Auckland all have live handsets to play with, and pretty sure at least one or two others do too.

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Just been through a similar comparision for a friend.

Sanyo 2500 I believe has good coverage and does most things wap, download games, ringtones (not sure if it's trutone ringtones tho)  but does not do photo messaging.

Fantasy is also pretty good comparing well to the Sanyo 2500 but holds photo messaging over the Sanyo 2500. I'm not sure on the coverage on the Samsungs.

The Nokia I don't believe does wap so you won't be able to do download games and purchase ringtones but is purely just a call and txt phone.

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  #180044 24-Nov-2008 20:05
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richms:
Telecom dont seem to be into the live handsets like vodafone do in their stores which makes it really hard.


Just ask the store staff, they will get one out for you to have a play around with.

+1 for the Samsung Fantasy

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  #180079 24-Nov-2008 22:14
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In that list, +1 for the Fantasy. Owned one until it got torn in half (yes) a few hours ago - but that was a deliberate big effort by someone who is replacing it with a much more expensive phone tomorrow.

God bless Mondays.

Good battery, easy to text with (though not perfect - I suspect the 1325 may be slightly easier for texting, but 1325 would lose in almost every area, and the 2500 would equal the Fantasy for texting, beat it in thin-ness, but lose everywhere else).

Good screen, great volume, nice clarity of calls etc.

Dog slow WAP, but all three will be (1325 probably doesnt even have WAP????).

In Telecoms current lineup, the Fantasy deserves to be $199, the 2500 deserves to be $99, and the 1325 deserves to be $49.







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