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Topic # 64456 15-Jul-2010 22:40
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Hi, my old Telecom phone died and still wanting to stay with Telecom i have to move to XT. What is a simple to use cheap phone? Ive had a look at the Telecom site and all the phones seem horrible for the sub $200 price point, as in there is two to choose from. Any recommendations please.

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  Reply # 352150 15-Jul-2010 22:48
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Prepaid or on account?

If on account you can have a look at the current promo's here; http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/special-offers

If prepaid and you can stretch your budget a little I would look at the Nokia 2730c, $249. Otherwise Samsung C5220 it would be.

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  Reply # 352193 16-Jul-2010 08:32
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My Kids have the C5220, they hammer them, literally, powering there way through their 2000txt's per month, thrashing the free facebook interface, and crashing their BMX's with them in there back pocket.

I have used it a few times when needed, seems a good enough user interface, great basic phone.

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  Reply # 352195 16-Jul-2010 08:40
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nzbnw: If prepaid and you can stretch your budget a little I would look at the Nokia 2730c, $249. Otherwise Samsung C5220 it would be.

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Telecom need better proof readers

"Your Nokia 2730c

With its smooth, silver and black styling and 2" screen, this latest addition to Nokia's classic series certainly looks the part. And - because it's a Nokia - you’ll also find plenty of friendly features. Like email, Internet, entertainment and a camera, along with the always helpful Nokia Maps. "

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  Reply # 352243 16-Jul-2010 10:48
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You probably won't find a smartphone for $200 or less, unless you get one second hand. (The mwg zinc II is probably going to be cheap, if you can find one. It even has a hardware KB!
(Although it's only running winmo 6.1)




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  Reply # 352287 16-Jul-2010 12:16
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nzbnw: Prepaid or on account?

If on account you can have a look at the current promo's here; http://store.telecom.co.nz/mobile/special-offers

If prepaid and you can stretch your budget a little I would look at the Nokia 2730c, $249. Otherwise Samsung C5220 it would be.

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On prepay, the account plans are not what i want. Are there any other options rather than buying through the telecom store?

kyhwana2: You probably won't find a smartphone for $200 or less, unless you get one second hand. (The mwg zinc II is probably going to be cheap, if you can find one. It even has a hardware KB!
(Although it's only running winmo 6.1)



Oh and im not after a smart phone. Just something simple to use a cheap.

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  Reply # 352291 16-Jul-2010 12:26
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These guys usuall have really good deals on telecom phones.
http://www.sella.co.nz/store/58s16d/telegistics/

They are open box but I got one a while back and it appeared new.

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  Reply # 352299 16-Jul-2010 12:36
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try trademe maybe for a good deal? a lot of people would have signed up to XT this time last year on 12 month contracts so will be upgrading their phones about now. they need to do something with their old phones so might be selling them off for cheap there.

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