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Topic # 12234 6-Mar-2007 12:28
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Hi,

I need a bit of help please. i have purcahsed a new mobile phone and need to get a memory card for it for pictures and games etc. It takes a mini SD card. I have seen heaps of different brands and they are all about the same price. Is there a special brand I should get? Is there any that are better?

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  Reply # 62949 6-Mar-2007 12:34
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What kind of phone do you have?

Also we don't allow double posting here. I have removed your second identical post.

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  Reply # 62951 6-Mar-2007 12:40
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I've always used SanDisk memory cards for my digital cameras and phones and I can't fault them at all.

Ascent have a good range of memory cards, plus they have free shipping.  Take here for example, a 512mb MiniSD card for $32!
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=339713

Alternativelt go here for a complete likst of all memory cards they sell:
http://www.ascent.co.nz/Category.aspx?majorcatID=33




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  Reply # 62952 6-Mar-2007 12:45
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Hi.
Sorry about the double posting. Was trying to get double the answers! Never mind.
The phone I have is a Nokia 6265. It is an older one now I think, but it was cheap...

So SanDisk are good? Is there any differnece in them besides the name on the card?

Thanks,

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  Reply # 62954 6-Mar-2007 12:51
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I used a SanDisk in my 6265. Stay away from Imation, they don't work.

Check out http://www.flashcards.co.nz they offer the best deals and service on memory cards.

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  Reply # 62955 6-Mar-2007 12:52
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Kingston cards are also good and work

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  Reply # 62957 6-Mar-2007 13:11
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I concur... flashcards.co.nz is where I buy my flashcards! 




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  Reply # 62963 6-Mar-2007 14:07
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Cool. Does anyone know about the Transcend brand? A friend of mine recommended them as she has one, but I've never heard of them.

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  Reply # 62964 6-Mar-2007 14:17
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Haven't heard anything bad about Transcend, but I've never used them myself.

As for flashcards.co.nz, I would compare their prices (including shipping) against Ascent.  Ascent have free shipping no matter what the value of the purchase, flashcards.co.nz only has free shipping on orders over $100.  Ascent also have excellent customer support.




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  Reply # 62965 6-Mar-2007 14:18
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Get a Kingston or SanDisk card, you can't go wrong.

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  Reply # 62966 6-Mar-2007 14:27
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redjet: Haven't heard anything bad about Transcend, but I've never used them myself.

As for flashcards.co.nz, I would compare their prices (including shipping) against Ascent.  Ascent have free shipping no matter what the value of the purchase, flashcards.co.nz only has free shipping on orders over $100.  Ascent also have excellent customer support.

Well that cover almost all minisd cards. A 512Mb kingston on flashcards is $20 as opposed to the $32 you quoted above. Much cheaper than Ascent accross the board

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  Reply # 62970 6-Mar-2007 15:02
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I pick my xD cards up locally (Christchurch) from www.tastech.co.nz . Prices there are pretty good, doesn't look like they're cheapest for mini-SD though there is something listed called A-Data "Speedy"  Mini SD which is $25 for 1GB. No idea if that's any good or not.

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  Reply # 62988 6-Mar-2007 16:29
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bradstewart: Well that cover almost all minisd cards. A 512Mb kingston on flashcards is $20 as opposed to the $32 you quoted above. Much cheaper than Ascent accross the board


Yes but I was quoting the price of a Sandisk 512mb card not a Kingston one!  To say that Flashcards is much cheaper than Ascent across the board is a gross generalisation.  My advice to the original poster was to simply compare prices while taking into account any additional shipping fees.

For the record, yes the Kingston 512mb is cheaper at Flashcards:
Kingston 512mb MiniSD @ Flashcards is $20 + $5 shipping = $25
Kingston 512mb MiniSD @ Ascent is $26.07 including shipping

But on the other hand the Kingston 1gb version is slightly cheaper at Ascent:
Kingston 1gb MiniSD @ Flashcards is $29 + $5 shipping = $34
Kingston 1gb MiniSD @ Ascent is $33.08 including shipping




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