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  Reply # 972342 22-Jan-2014 16:19
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openmedia: Anyone seen this show up at Harvey Norman yet?


Doesn't appear to be.  In my chat with Motorola yesterday i asked about the 16gig version.  They said it should be in the stores here now and would follow up as to why it wasn't..  Waitng for the 16gig version my self..




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  Reply # 972346 22-Jan-2014 16:21
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robjg63: I presume having 2 sims active in the phone would decrease battery life somewhat?

Would it be worse if you had one sim for Telecom and one for Vodafone say - as opposed to a vodaone/2 degrees combo?

As much as I am tempted - I think I would want the 16GB version and there doesnt seem to be any sign of that so far.


It's supposed to support two SIM s regardless of the carrier  however I suspect you can only use one at a time for 3G..




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  Reply # 972357 22-Jan-2014 16:33
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openmedia:
Zipdisk:
surfisup1000: I was thinking about getting one of these, but, finding there is no micro sd slot kills it for me.

The only thing I can think why this phone was 'great' was for the processor and screen -- but, none of that is any good if you can't fit barely any stuff on the phone.


You can add memory a number of ways OTG  USB stick, micro USB   OTG cable and a Micro USB to Micro SD card adapter..

You Tube has some Videos for the Moto G regarding this..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESRticnwWQA


http://android-revolution-hd.blogspot.co.nz/2013/10/the-meenova-micro-sd-card-reader-for.html

http://www.meenova.com/st/p/m3r.html

http://phandroid.com/2013/10/21/meenova-micro-sd-card-reader-for-android-review/



Very cool device. I'll be interested to hear if it works with 4.4 on the MotoG


Been disabled with KitKat  but you can use a seperat program like Sickmont  plus othres..


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  Reply # 972620 23-Jan-2014 09:05
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Just got an email from Motorola this morning that is a little disappointing..

"At this time Moto G 8GB is available in the market. Presently, there is no information available as to when will the 16GB version be released in New Zealand. "

Guess I'll go and buy a 8Gig version today to have a play with the dual SIM functionality..




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  Reply # 972645 23-Jan-2014 09:44
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JB has a product page finally:

http://shop.jbhifi.co.nz/mobile-phones/mobiles-outright/motorola-moto-g-black-flip-cover/75886

I see they're giving away the flip cover..

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  Reply # 972650 23-Jan-2014 09:51
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PottsyNZ: JB has a product page finally:

http://shop.jbhifi.co.nz/mobile-phones/mobiles-outright/motorola-moto-g-black-flip-cover/75886

I see they're giving away the flip cover..

They apparently are doing it with the Flip cover, in either Black or White (the cover that is).

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  Reply # 972672 23-Jan-2014 10:36
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thats a good deal - cover is US$29.95 otherwise.

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  Reply # 972690 23-Jan-2014 10:53
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PottsyNZ: JB has a product page finally:

http://shop.jbhifi.co.nz/mobile-phones/mobiles-outright/motorola-moto-g-black-flip-cover/75886

I see they're giving away the flip cover..


Ahh.  I just ordered one from Amazon.  Will cancel the cover order..




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  Reply # 972703 23-Jan-2014 11:09
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PottsyNZ: JB has a product page finally:

http://shop.jbhifi.co.nz/mobile-phones/mobiles-outright/motorola-moto-g-black-flip-cover/75886

I see they're giving away the flip cover..


The Black flip cover comes with the phone.

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  Reply # 972705 23-Jan-2014 11:18
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I see that Stuff gave the phone a bad review

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/30012072/moto-g-the-best-cheap-phone

Plus they don't have a clue its a Open ended Phone you are not locked into a Carrier, so no need to wait for 2 degrees at all.

Just think its a dual sim phone so is Telecom/Vodafone going to disable the other sim..



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  Reply # 972712 23-Jan-2014 11:42

Zipdisk: I see that Stuff gave the phone a bad review

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/30012072/moto-g-the-best-cheap-phone

Plus they don't have a clue its a Open ended Phone you are not locked into a Carrier, so no need to wait for 2 degrees at all.

Just think its a dual sim phone so is Telecom/Vodafone going to disable the other sim..




That's a Gizmodo Australia review reposted on Stuff.  I wouldn't say it's a bad review - they're generally positive about the phone aside from a few minor niggles (lack of LTE, storage space, camera).  They also describe the screen as "best in class" but then go on to say it's sharp but bland.

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  Reply # 972714 23-Jan-2014 11:48

Also I LOLed at this line:

"If you’re on a telco contract and can afford to pay a bit more, consider the Nexus 5, which $699 off-contract from Warehouse Stationery or 2degrees and is better in absolutely every way."

compared to the original, which makes a little bit more sense in the context of Australian Google Play Store subsidies:

"If you’re on a telco contract, then no. get the Nexus 5 instead, which is (AU)$399 off-contract and is better in absolutely every way."

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  Reply # 972717 23-Jan-2014 11:49
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Zipdisk: I see that Stuff gave the phone a bad review

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/30012072/moto-g-the-best-cheap-phone

Plus they don't have a clue its a Open ended Phone you are not locked into a Carrier, so no need to wait for 2 degrees at all.

Just think its a dual sim phone so is Telecom/Vodafone going to disable the other sim..




That's a Gizmodo Australia review reposted on Stuff.  I wouldn't say it's a bad review - they're generally positive about the phone aside from a few minor niggles (lack of LTE, storage space, camera).  They also describe the screen as "best in class" but then go on to say it's sharp but bland.


Way i see it is find me another android name brand dual sim phone for $300 that offers the same, including updates to 4.4.2
Most from china etc don't get updates unless they are hacked by users.

This would be perfect for me if it was the 16gig one (would pay $350 for that) as at the moment I have 2 phones, 1 personal and 1 business, this would fix a lot of problems for me, however as i use google music I want the 16gig one.





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  Reply # 972807 23-Jan-2014 12:46
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Zipdisk: I see that Stuff gave the phone a bad review

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/30012072/moto-g-the-best-cheap-phone

Plus they don't have a clue its a Open ended Phone you are not locked into a Carrier, so no need to wait for 2 degrees at all.

Just think its a dual sim phone so is Telecom/Vodafone going to disable the other sim..




As neither sells the fone how would they do that??




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  Reply # 972823 23-Jan-2014 12:55
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Anyone got the exact model number for the dual sim version?




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