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Topic # 51558 29-Nov-2009 10:03
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hi can anyone tell me if the phone is a good cheap reilalble phone for a outdoor worker , who phones usally  only last a year .

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  Reply # 277452 29-Nov-2009 12:57
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I brought one of these as a backup phone, I guess you pay for what you get - the build quality seems OK although it's a very light phone.

The menu is very basic and the graphics remind me of windows 3

No option on this puppy to add additional memory cards either.

However it's a 3g phone at an amazing price so over all for the price I would say it's worth it.

The Warehouse have it on special at the moment - $79 including sim pack and car charger - you can't beat that!

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  Reply # 277457 29-Nov-2009 13:23
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I think the R100 only has 3G 850, so no access to city capacity 2100 sites

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  Reply # 277490 29-Nov-2009 15:36
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I bought an R100 from The Warehouse last week on impulse when they had an additional 20% off all cellphones special. Amazingly, for $63.00 I got an R100, 2x SIM card connection packs with $20 credit on each, plus a car charger. (TWH system stated 2x connection packs, so I was surprised when they produced two of them) Compared with my Nokia 6120, it doesn't come close, but it's certainly great value and does a lot for the money. Biggest downside is only 40MB memory, not expandable. The browser gives "not enough memory" errors on some sites, but it does a very good job otherwise, including a reasonable email client, and on the XT 3G network it feels fast.




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  Reply # 277496 29-Nov-2009 15:56
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c71931f:

$63 including two sim card's etc doesn't sound right?
Do they include two sim card's now?


TWH had a "Friends and family" mailer last Thurs/Friday stating 20% off all phones (even on top of existing specials) which brought the price down from their current special of $79 to $63. None of the advertising I've seen has stated "2x connection packs" but that's what was loaded into their system at Milford branch when they scanned it. I saw it with my own eyes... it felt like winning a minor lotto prize!  Without hesitation, they dumped a box of connection packs on the counter and asked me to pick two (so I could pick my own numbers). I'd say someone at HO keyed an error, but I could hardly complain, could I? Not sure if it's still like that. Best to call in and see. Let us know if you're lucky.




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  Reply # 277528 29-Nov-2009 17:53
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c71931f: 
$63 including two sim card's etc doesn't sound right?
Do they include two sim card's now?



Yes SIM's are included when you purchase a Telecom phone under the Xmas offers.


The R100 is only a WCDMA device (384 kbps) AFAIK. However for $79 at TWH it doesn't get much better than that.


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  Reply # 277566 29-Nov-2009 19:45
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I've been trying to find out whether the R100 is something better than just WCDMA. The Telecom site at: http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/prepaid/telecom-r100-black suggests that it's HSDPA (3Mbs down) /HSUPA (1Mbs up) but it maybe a typo. I ran a few tests from Speedtest.net (the mobile version as speedtest.net won't load through insufficient memory) and got widely variable results that didn't prove anything.




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  Reply # 277590 29-Nov-2009 21:22
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Spong: I've been trying to find out whether the R100 is something better than just WCDMA. The Telecom site at: http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/prepaid/telecom-r100-black suggests that it's HSDPA (3Mbs down) /HSUPA (1Mbs up) but it maybe a typo. I ran a few tests from Speedtest.net (the mobile version as speedtest.net won't load through insufficient memory) and got widely variable results that didn't prove anything.


Yep that caught me out I thought it was HSDPA because it was specified on the Telecom site but the specs are burried at the back of the manual - screen capture is here


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