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Master Geek

#238039 30-Jun-2018 11:50
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Hi all,


looking for an andriod phone for my aunt to use basic chat apps such as viber/watsapp


and the basic calls/texting so high spec not really required


budget maybe around 100


unlocked to use overseas would be very handy


Thanks in advance!

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  #2046379 30-Jun-2018 11:54
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If you're wanting really basic then the MobiWire Sakari could suit fine. It actually runs Android, has WiFi and is designed to be basic. Can run Whatsapp / Facebook (Lite) but doesn't have an app store.


I have one here I paid $20 for new. It is locked to Vodafone but happy to send it to you for the cost of shipping.


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Master Geek

  #2046392 30-Jun-2018 12:04
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will it run viber? most of her calls are done through it?


My aunt would probably want to take it overseas so an unlocked phone would be best. So will keep looking


but if you dont mind I would like to take up on that offer as a backup phone for the home. Im happy to pay for it, 15 inc shipping? :D









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Master Geek

  #2046393 30-Jun-2018 12:05
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ah i see its new for 20 from noel leeming, hw about 10 then lol, im in auckland

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  #2046395 30-Jun-2018 12:11
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The days of the flagship phone are drawing to an end.

When you can buy a functional phone (even if only barely functional) for $20, then there's a heck of a lot of justification required when the top handsets creep past $1k. Considering that the $2k barrier is now being challenged - for a phone, FFS - then I'm picking around about now, consumers will en masse lose their burning desire for those flagship devices & spend a whole lot less on either the 3rd or 4th ranked handset from the same brand or they'll switch brands altogether.

(Says he, typing on a Galaxy S9)

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