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Old 14-07-2009, 8:47 PM
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Question Basic phone no gimmicks help

Hi all
Since accidently putting mobile in washing machine I am wanting a new phone for obvious reasons.
Phone requirements:
Talk time 6hrs or more
Stand by time 300 hrs or more.
Speaker phone, Vibrate, Work in USA handy but not essential
Do not need gimmicks such as mp3 player, radio, camera, video, email or internet.
I have a month by month contract with Virgin so phone would either need to be locked to virgin network or an unlocked phone. As I talk alot on my mobile it needs a very good battery life.
Which phone do you reccommend.

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Old 15-07-2009, 6:45 PM
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Sony Ericsson K850i
Quadband (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900) plus 3G (UMTS 850 / 1900 / 2100)
Talktime: 3.5 hours (3G) - 9 hours (2G)
Battery standby: 350 hours (3G) - 400 hours (2G)
as an example.


Most handsets have the 'gimmicks' you mention as this is what current market trend demands !

Virgin sims will work on t mobile too , as virgin is a virtual network which piggy backs onto t mobile.

Carfone warehouse sell thier handsets unlocked wether on payg or contract so you could purchase the handset you want on the cheapest network and simply pop in your own sim. Ensure you read their returns policy before buying as some networks do not allow returns.

Highstreet shops such as c.e.x sell traded in handsets of which some are unlocked.

You can find them on www.cex.com

Good luck.
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Old 15-07-2009, 9:04 PM
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Hi looloo i have a nokia 1280 which believe me is a very basic phone (stoneage) if thats any good to you pm me!
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Old 16-07-2009, 11:59 PM
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Why don't you just go to the store and pick one out?
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Old 17-07-2009, 5:43 PM
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Why don't you just go to the store and pick one out?

Because some people dont have a vast array of knowledge about current choices and have not owned many either.

As money is tight for most people making the right choice first time is important.

Hence why forums such as these exist to give user to user advice and support.
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Old 18-07-2009, 10:23 PM
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Hi thanks all for the advice.
Another question in your reply lee you said talk time 3.5 hrs (3G) - 9 hrs (2G) does that mean you can change between 3G and 2G or that you buy it as one or the other. Sorry if I sound a bit of a bimbo but not technically minded when it comes to phones and as I talk alot on the phone for work I need good talk time.
Thanks in advance for you help.
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Old 19-07-2009, 8:15 AM
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One advantage of 3G over 2G is the ability to make and receive calls while actively transferring data. When connected via GPRS/EDGE, calls will bounce directly to voicemail if data is being sent or received at the time the call comes in.

This uses more battery power
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Old 20-07-2009, 5:24 PM
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I ment go to the store and ask someone for help in picking one out. If all you want is a phone that makes calls, anyone should be able to help you out.
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Old 21-07-2009, 6:04 PM
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I have been into a couple of shops and the shop assistants seem to have very little knowledge of the phones they have for sale. Some of the phones they point out have a talk time of 3hrs and that is not what I call a long talk time.
I have narrowed it down to 3 phones and will get onethis week end.

Thanks for all advice
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Old 27-07-2009, 12:05 PM
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Motorola intros the W175, a new easy-to-use thin color candybar phone that delivers all the tools to help users stay connected. The Motorola W175 cell phone is an affordable, easy-to use, attractive and high-quality phone, with the added benefit of crystal clear communications and music with a built-in FM radio. The easy-to-use Motorola W175 gives you access to all of the tools you need - phone, data, music - in an intuitive user interface. The friendly SMS interface, combined with a large LCD screen and sleek keypad, deliver an enjoyable navigation and viewing experience. And long battery life allows plenty of standby time and talk time between charges.
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Old 27-07-2009, 2:20 PM
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Nokia 1650 might be a good choice, under £30, basic, i think it will work in America GSM (900/1800) with 8 hours talk time and 420 hours standby.

Here is a google products link nokia 1650 sim free - Google Product Search, ignore the first silly ones, then it's just about stock and delivery costs (can't google add delivery information)
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Old 29-07-2009, 11:39 AM
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great phone and thanks for information
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