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#150382 20-Jul-2014 21:31
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Hey guys,
I'm looking for a phone to get a new staff member. This will be the first staff member getting a phone supplied by the company so not too sure on the model. I want to spend maybe around $300.

Ideally I want something that is going to stay current/updated in terms of OS updates etc. for a long time. Also 4g could be really helpful as it will be used for a lot of WiFi internet sharing for web demos (its a salesperson so fast speeds of our web app can help alot).

I was looking at the Moto G which sounds like a 4g model will be coming out soon for. Any other suggestions?

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  #1092736 20-Jul-2014 22:30
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I'd suggest going a different way. Stretch the budget to $400, spend $300 on the MotoG and get a Wifi Hotspot so it's not just tied to that one user, and also battery life won't get sucked from the phone etc.

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  #1092742 20-Jul-2014 23:12
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Vodafone Smart 4 power $349


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  #1092758 20-Jul-2014 23:24
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Thanks for the suggestions. I really would prefer NOT to have a separate device as its just one more thing to keep track of who has it etc. With the phone I know its that person and they are responsible for it.

That phone looks interesting Johnr. We use 2degrees which has 4G at least in our office in Auckland now. Will this phone work with that? I also wonder about the longevity of OS updates etc. if its Vodafone's?

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  #1092853 21-Jul-2014 10:27
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I wouldn't expect any phones in that price range to get any major updates (with the exception of the Moto G, pretty sure it's had a few updates already though).

There is also the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 (4G version) for around the $250-300 mark. Again, probably won't get any updates but still quite good for the price.

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  #1093936 22-Jul-2014 21:21
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$300 isnt really enough

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