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Old 09-12-2008, 6:39 PM
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hi and help!

hi
i am a new member who is desperately in need of some help!
i am a busy mum who keeps missing important apppointments - dentist, kids jabs, birthdays etc.
i have diaries, calendars -- they don't ork.
now i have decided i need something i can write on (preferably write with a stylus rather than type - unless you can give me a good reason to type), that can shout at me what i have to do and remember!!!!
it needs to be a phone as i have somuch to carry around....and loose already.
i know,,,mad!
thanx for any help and advise.
happy christmas
claire
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Old 09-12-2008, 6:54 PM
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Most handsets now offer appointment/calendar and orginazer functions that work very well.

Pda's and Blackberry's are good at this function too.

Best advice is to log onto websites of your local retailer and check out the specs and asthetics of the handsets out there.

Some highstreet shops also have working demo models so you can try before you buy.

Good luck with your eventual choice.
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Old 12-12-2008, 1:43 PM
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Hi Claire welcome to the board,

Using a stylus is probably a bad thing as they are easy to lose, fiddley and off top of head there isnt a great one springing to mind.

Your best best would be some sort of touch screen which has a keyboard or even just a touchscreen which can be typed on. I have an Apple iPhone and its typing on the screen and you really do get used to it. I like it now.

It also depends on your budget. At the top end there is your Sony Xperia X1 which is a fantastic phone and hugely in demand at the moment specially with Christmas around the corner.

There is then just slightly below that level in the LG Renoir and Samsung Pixon.

If its a lower end budget then look at the LG Cookie. Its actually available online for £88 at the moment on pay as you go and free contract! From what our users are saying in their reviews at the moment they seem to like this handset from LG. Its certainly good value for money.

Like Lee says though best to pop into a store have a look at the handsets and see what they have to offer. Get a feel for what you like. Then go home and check online for the best prices as you usually get a better deal online there is a few mobile phone comparison sites online just search 'mobiles compare'.

Good luck as getting a phone can be a minefield. If you need any help just ask
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Old 17-12-2008, 11:36 AM
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many thanx

thanx james for all your help and advice.
i have had the i-phone recommended by a couple of people and i am very tempted, my only concern is network coverage. at the moment i am with virgin which has been fine up to about 3-4 mths ago. now all i seem to get is 'emergency calls only'. there are soooooo many areas now around me where i get nothing ( i recently sat with my phone in my hand waiting for all call from my 13 year old son who was away with school for a week and it went straight to voicemail - it's very frustrating!!)
i believe o2 have fab coverage, 2nd only to vodafone? unfortunatly, i know no-one in my local area with o2, and the website says great....but then so does virgin and i know that is not true! ( from the tech gus as well as my experience).
my other option was to go back to vodafone and have the blackberry (maybe the storm?). but the versus reviews i have seen don't rate is as much as the i-phone....and the i-phone looks cooler!
what do you think?
i really am very grateful

happy christmas!
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Old 17-12-2008, 3:05 PM
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Hi Claire,

No worries at all - Im happy to help.

I must admit I love my iPhone. Ive not really had any problems with O2. Yes there isnt always 3G coverage but this is the same with most networks but I am usually able to make a call. Virgin is actually ran on T-Mobile's framework and prior to my iPhone I was on T-Mobile and had the same issues from time to time as yourself. How long has you had your mobile phone currently? It could also be related to your phone and not always the network.

Ive heard mixed things about the Blackberry storm. My good friend has one and doesn't like it. Hes ended up going back to his old Blackberry! Then there is the odd general phone user who likes it? Suppose it depends who the user is - I know my friend uses his phone intensely for emails, organiser etc and he is adament he doesnt like it.

I know im safe with my iPhone If you want any help just drop me a PM.

Happy Christmas
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