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Topic # 4613 10-Aug-2005 14:05
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Hi there,
Anyone know where i can get a replacement screw-in antenna for my motorola v525? Vodafone want to cahrge me $40 and im not really happy to pay that. There are heaps for sale for around $2 on ebay but nothing on trademe.
While im at it, do the antenna boosters advertised all over trademe work? surely its a scam?
Cheers people

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Reply # 17923 10-Aug-2005 14:41
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Reply # 17927 10-Aug-2005 15:52
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How can vodafone be charging you $40.00 they don't make or service handsets



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Reply # 17984 10-Aug-2005 20:35
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Maybe it was a vodafone retailer that i went into. wanted to charge $60 technician fee + $40 antenna fee for it to be sent away to get "properly done". All it takes is to screw the bloody thing into the fone! $60 tech fee *******. what a rip-off!

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Reply # 17986 10-Aug-2005 20:38
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Its only the store advising what the service agent charges its more than just removing some screws its wages rent and power there is alot more to it than you think so $60 is a fair price.

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Reply # 17987 10-Aug-2005 20:40
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I'd take a guess that Vodafone will be getting it from http://www.mobilefonerepair.com/.

In the past, I've found that bypassing Vodafone is a good way to get a better price.

Where abouts are you?




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Reply # 17995 10-Aug-2005 21:47
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in new plymouth 3g. Thanks for the advice. Johnr, the aerial is a screw in type so youre telling me they should charge $60 to screw it in? I doubt it. Why is it so expensive to repair a cellphone? Surely there is a market for cheap cellphone repairs.

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Reply # 17996 10-Aug-2005 21:50
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Its the difference between and lada and BWM



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Reply # 17997 10-Aug-2005 21:51
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sorry? youve lost me

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