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  Reply # 486221 26-Jun-2011 21:37
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you can get the Nexus S for $535 or the i9000 for $509 but expect crap battery on the Samsung




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  Reply # 486233 26-Jun-2011 22:23
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very big though and battery not as good.




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  Reply # 486281 27-Jun-2011 08:54
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paulmilbank: Where are you based?
Eking have a shop in Auckland City if you are worried about an internet site disappearing with your money. $500 buys you quite a bit of choice in the phone market now.
http://eking.co.nz/index.php?main_page=contact_us&zenid=6fcbe9995f366bf89093d9b5783ce4f5
They seem well regarded on this forum.
2 degrees also have the optimus one for $419, but I would rather have something like a Defy for the same money.  


EKing ship their online orders out of China and don't give a damn about after sales service.
There is an old thread about them here. The HTC Desires they shipped would not upgrade to Froyo; their response was "Don't upgrade to Froyo, it is not good for that phone anyway" which anyone with a Desire can tell you is BS. Also shipping took 11 days as it was "Held up by customes for a drug check" and returned to them.

I recently used Mobicity for my Acer Iconia, ordered on a Monday they received bank transfer on Tuesday and I received Friday.

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  Reply # 486323 27-Jun-2011 10:22
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I find Expert Infotech the best so far, usually only a couple of dollars more expensive (sometimes cheaper) and you can pick up from the store.




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  Reply # 486351 27-Jun-2011 11:10
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CdTDroiD: I find Expert Infotech the best so far, usually only a couple of dollars more expensive (sometimes cheaper) and you can pick up from the store.

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Physical store with stock for me means theres somewhere I can go back to if I have any problems.
Have purchased more than once from them, including a DEFY which they shipped to the worksite. 

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  Reply # 486358 27-Jun-2011 11:31
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Same ive spent thousands with them. just make sure you ring first if your going to pickup, sometimes items are stored at another site round the corner or something i think.




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  Reply # 486532 27-Jun-2011 18:29
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CdTDroiD: I find Expert Infotech the best so far, usually only a couple of dollars more expensive (sometimes cheaper) and you can pick up from the store.


Its worth monitoring prices too - not sure about others, but Infotech have active pricing that changes on a daily basis (how this works when you hold stock, Im not sure - consignment?) but anyway - my defy started at $475 and I watched it drop over the period of about 2 weeks. I nearly bought at 420, got delayed for a day and went the next day getting the phone for 395. Rapt :-) 

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  Reply # 486544 27-Jun-2011 18:58
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I've always had excellent service from Gadgets Online, they are not always the cheapest but I'd rather spend a few extra dollars and know that I'm buying from a reputable dealer.

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  Reply # 486574 27-Jun-2011 20:26
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heavenlywild: Go with the HTC Desire HD, just $150 more. It's an excellent mobile!


Unfortunately I cant get a full day (8hours) out of my Desire HD without being extremely miserly on data use, so whats the point of having a 3G Smartphone if you cant use data! 



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  Reply # 487095 28-Jun-2011 20:03
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Ok, so I have decided on the Defy, from Expert Infotech. Payday tomorrow, so I should be able to get it then.

Thanks for the ideas and help! :-)

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  Reply # 487103 28-Jun-2011 20:13
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Should be aa good phone. huge battery.




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  Reply # 487114 28-Jun-2011 20:28
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One quick question on it, can I use my XT sim in it? I want to use up all my existing credit before I port to 2degrees.

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  Reply # 487168 28-Jun-2011 22:02
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No - Vodafone / 2d only afaik. They market a different version for Xt / telecom

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