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Old 07-08-2009, 4:31 PM
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Exclamation Upgrade due but not really sure what to get

I've just received a text message from my network to inform me that I'm due my upgrade on my account.

I'm ready for a new handset anyway as my Blackberry has seen better days, its been a good phone but the last 6 months have been pretty bad with constant software issues causing the phone to randomly hang and have to reboot. Tried taking it back to t-mobile but was told it could take up to three weeks without my handset for them to fix it with no replacement phone being provided in the time it was set for repairs. The phone itself is very unreliable as a result of this and its gotten to the point that every time I attempt to make an outgoing call the phone crashes and reboots, so I need my upgrade sooner rather than later.

I pretty much have full choice of anything at T-Mobile although I do have to pay for some handsets. This shouldn't be too much of a problem as I'm currently getting Flext 35, unlimited internet and blackberry services for £20 a month so as long as the phone wont average out at more than £10 a month over the 18 month term I'm happy to pay it.

I really don't want to go to my local store and end up coming out with a phone thats way out of date and have been fleeced and stuck with a sub-par handset for the next 18 months.

As for features I like to be able to use Facebook on the move, camera, video, music player as I don't have an MP3 player, SMS, MMS, phone calls (a given considering its a phone) and Microsoft Live messenger//Blackberry messenger. I like the look/idea of having a touch screen phone as it looks so much cooler than just having buttons!!

So can anyone advise me a decent handset thats not going to break in my pocket or if I drop it when drunk.

Thanks in advance and if theirs anything else you guys would need to know just ask!!

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Old 08-08-2009, 8:10 AM
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Hi Sacred,

The first thing I would do is to ring t-mobile and ask to speak to their retentions team as they are normally the ones that will give you that extra special sweetner in the deal to stay with them. Talk about ending your contract, and enquiring about a PAC Code, which will stir them into action to keep you with them. Just bluff !

This will mean you may be able to get that handset you want as they can either give you the fone that costs to upgrade or reduce your monthly contract fee, or give you a better bundle for the same price.

Im afraid after owning a Blackberry your going to find some fones bland, even tho your blackberry has caused you some issues with freezing in its last six months of usage.

You dont mention which Blackberry you have owned but the curve and bold are very decent handsets.

Maybe the Nokia e71 would surfice or the Nokia flagship fone the n97.

How about the t mobile g2 ?

I would suggest you visit t mobile to look at these handsets ,and use a demo model to see how they compare. The Carfone Warehouse have working demo models on most models of fone too.

Please update your thread with the model you chose and why.

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Old 08-08-2009, 7:02 PM
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Hi Sacred,

The first thing I would do is to ring t-mobile and ask to speak to their retentions team as they are normally the ones that will give you that extra special sweetner in the deal to stay with them. Talk about ending your contract, and enquiring about a PAC Code, which will stir them into action to keep you with them. Just bluff !

Thanks for your advice, my contracts with T-Mobile are already 50% off regardless of what extras I add, what phone I want or anything like that so I don't get any extras thrown at me as they already know no where else can beat the price per minutes that I get with them.

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This will mean you may be able to get that handset you want as they can either give you the fone that costs to upgrade or reduce your monthly contract fee, or give you a better bundle for the same price.

Again I already get full choice of any of the phones and the most I have to pay extra is £11. So I will be getting a good deal.

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Im afraid after owning a Blackberry your going to find some fones bland, even tho your blackberry has caused you some issues with freezing in its last six months of usage.

You dont mention which Blackberry you have owned but the curve and bold are very decent handsets.

Maybe the Nokia e71 would surfice or the Nokia flagship fone the n97.

How about the t mobile g2 ?

I would suggest you visit t mobile to look at these handsets ,and use a demo model to see how they compare. The Carfone Warehouse have working demo models on most models of fone too.

Please update your thread with the model you chose and why.

Take care.

I have the 8110 which I must admit had been a good phone although I've never managed to get facebook, MSN messenger, hotmail email or half of the features that it can do to work. Typical of T-Mobile perhaps as they never seem to be too bothered about trying to get things to work for me.

The G2 looks really nice but just over 200mb internal memory and no flash for the camera? No key set to type on for text messaging/making a call. Coupled with its strange curve at the bottom of the handset. I'm not so sure.

I love the look of the N97 but after being told its bundled with sub-par software for its operating system, a slow internal processor and the old type of touch screen technology is it really worth buying into something thats been sold as new when really its just a bundle of old stuff thrown together to make a "new" phone?
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Be interested to see what you go for.

I'm looking at HTC Hero/T-Mobile G2 at moment.

Thought it had touch keyboards?
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Thanks for your advice, my contracts with T-Mobile are already 50% off regardless of what extras I add, what phone I want or anything like that so I don't get any extras thrown at me as they already know no where else can beat the price per minutes that I get with them.

Yes I understand but you dont get anything by not asking for it !


Again I already get full choice of any of the phones and the most I have to pay extra is £11. So I will be getting a good deal.

If you can have any fone for £11 then the worlds your oyster.


I have the 8110 which I must admit had been a good phone although I've never managed to get facebook, MSN messenger, hotmail email or half of the features that it can do to work. Typical of T-Mobile perhaps as they never seem to be too bothered about trying to get things to work for me.

I agree the 8110 is a very nice fone and also concur that most of the time it's the network and not the handset that is the common issue when certain apps and specs do not perform as they should, which is a great shame. Getting the networks onboard to get these apps working can be tedious and hit and miss a great deal of the time !

The G2 looks really nice but just over 200mb internal memory and no flash for the camera? No key set to type on for text messaging/making a call. Coupled with its strange curve at the bottom of the handset. I'm not so sure.

Fair enough but personally I like the asthetic curve ! I maybe wrong but I believe you can expand the memory with a sd card.

I love the look of the N97 but after being told its bundled with sub-par software for its operating system, a slow internal processor and the old type of touch screen technology is it really worth buying into something thats been sold as new when really its just a bundle of old stuff thrown together to make a "new" phone?

Like most new releases the n97 has suffered from software issues but to combat that Nokia have and are releasing software patches to correct the known issues. Nokia have test pilots, which are Nokia forum members who have handsets for a while and report back on issues/niggles they encounter, hence the reduction on issues. At the moment apple are king at touchscreen so users are comparing everything to the iphone which gives anything else little scope to stand upto.

In conclusion I hope you end up with the handset of your choice which best suits your life style and needs.

Take care.
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