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  Reply # 358754 29-Jul-2010 20:05
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Jattennz: Placed my order with Clove.co.uk for the Galaxy S I9000 :)

Does it normally take a while until you get any email from them? Ordered earlier today but haven't even got a email to confirm or anything.


I suspect the timezone thing has some bearing on response - I ordered mine on a Monday evening, had the request for some other form of address confirmation in 10-15 mins, scanned and emailed a CC statement back within 10-15 mins, and the phone turned up by Courier Friday morning.

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  Reply # 359037 29-Jul-2010 23:13
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RE: Power Strip

Stumbled on this today (thanks NewsRoom!). Really quite a nice little UI add on.

Now when I single press home screen it takes me to home, long press it brings up recent apps, but double click and I now get the Power Strip UI appear - over the top of any app/place I happen to be in the phone. Does quite a few nifty things, task switching for one, even opens widgets from within Power Strip, lets you context-menu the apps for doing a bunch of stuff like sharing their market links to FB/Twitter/Email/Bluetooth/Messaging etc, uninstalling, force closing...




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  Reply # 359052 29-Jul-2010 23:27
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Skruff:
Jattennz: Placed my order with Clove.co.uk for the Galaxy S I9000 :)

Does it normally take a while until you get any email from them? Ordered earlier today but haven't even got a email to confirm or anything.


I suspect the timezone thing has some bearing on response - I ordered mine on a Monday evening, had the request for some other form of address confirmation in 10-15 mins, scanned and emailed a CC statement back within 10-15 mins, and the phone turned up by Courier Friday morning.

Happy chappie Cool


haha nice, I hope mine goes that smoothly. Did you use Airsure for shipping, did you get pinged at customs?

I used a work address for shipping so have to do the card check where they put a reference on my card, have to wait for morning to call and find out what it is :(

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  Reply # 359053 29-Jul-2010 23:27
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Quick Question about the Galaxy S. Is it possible to remove and replace the Touchwiz from the phone? Im trying to choose wether to get a Galaxy S or google Nexus 1. I dont like the Touchwiz at all.

Also, if you can replace it, is it a hard task? Could a complete noobie do it without bricking the phone? :)

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  Reply # 359060 29-Jul-2010 23:31
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You can just replace it with something like LauncherPro.

At some point custom ROMs without it are sure to appear, I'm really waiting on the cyanogenmod ROM myself.




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  Reply # 359256 30-Jul-2010 07:35
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Jattennz:
Skruff:
Jattennz: Placed my order with Clove.co.uk for the Galaxy S I9000 :)

Does it normally take a while until you get any email from them? Ordered earlier today but haven't even got a email to confirm or anything.


I suspect the timezone thing has some bearing on response - I ordered mine on a Monday evening, had the request for some other form of address confirmation in 10-15 mins, scanned and emailed a CC statement back within 10-15 mins, and the phone turned up by Courier Friday morning.

Happy chappie Cool


haha nice, I hope mine goes that smoothly. Did you use Airsure for shipping, did you get pinged at customs?

I used a work address for shipping so have to do the card check where they put a reference on my card, have to wait for morning to call and find out what it is :(


Just the bog standard Royal Mail for shipping, and no GST hit.

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  Reply # 359422 30-Jul-2010 09:13
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Royal Mail here too... took 6 days to get here ... No GST.  Great service.!



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  Reply # 360391 30-Jul-2010 20:50
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  Reply # 360435 30-Jul-2010 22:16
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eking - http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=60136&page_no=32

Might be chinese version of the phone.  They have a couple of reviews on pricespy, but some of the reviews have been removed and labelled "under investigation" ?fake reviews.  hard to say how legit/good the company is.




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  Reply # 360439 30-Jul-2010 22:23
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hmm bugger. I was thinking if I can find a galaxy S for $800 or a little less I might actually be able to afford one.




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  Reply # 360445 30-Jul-2010 22:31
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unlocked-mobiles.com / RMS shipping <$800 if you don't get stung by customs ;-P




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  Reply # 360452 30-Jul-2010 22:39
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Nick, save up a couple of bucks and buy from someone reputable. I've seen those cheap suppliers on trademe and pricespy and they're cheap for a reason, poor service and non existent after sales support.

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  Reply # 360455 30-Jul-2010 22:48
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also - mobicity is $835 if u use the $20 discount voucher. (I've emailed them re:GST I think you don't need to pay GST/customs on top of that price, but I await their reply)




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  Reply # 360472 30-Jul-2010 23:22
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kiwijunglist: also - mobicity is $835 if u use the $20 discount voucher. (I've emailed them re:GST I think you don't need to pay GST/customs on top of that price, but I await their reply)


 

no you dont have to pay GST. my fren ordered from mobicity.co.nz. when the parcel was in auckland, he got a phone call to pay $100+ to release it. he was being silly and paid for it. later contacted mobicity cust service - they happily refund the GST back.

 

 







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  Reply # 360490 31-Jul-2010 00:24
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so whats the trick for the $20 voucher?




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