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I'd like a new phone - £100-£150

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by Baker, 6 May 2006.

  1. Baker

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    So i'm looking for a new phone. My current Sharp GX10i keeps crashing and shutting down, so i'm using an old sony ericsson phone which just isn't cutting it.
    I prefer flip phones, because the screens won't get damaged in my pocket and they're generally smaller, but any recommendation will do as i will look through them all. Ideally wanting to spend between 100 and 150 UK pounds, but can be stretched if worth it. Must have bluetooth and GPRS. Not bothered about a camera (got a digital camera anyway).
    Any recommendations? Cheers.
     
  2. djcj

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    Contract or PAYT ?
     
  3. Baker

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    PAYG/PAYT or SIM free.
     
  4. djcj

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    Best handset for £150 has to be the Sony Ericsson K750i, if you want a flip phone it would have to be a Motorola v3 for the money (although i hate them)
     
  5. OV3RCLOCK3R

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    Definatly Sony Ericsson k750i. Can be had for £130 brand new on PAYG now.
     
  6. Spamalot

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    If you want a flip then I would for the V3i (for £150), Its always been a looker and with the i its now usable.
     
  7. blairw

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    Stay away from moto - 750i is a steal at this price
     
  8. Spamalot

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    Well thats hard if you want a flip. K750i is good at that price tough.
     
  9. Haly

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    Always see so many v3s and v3is in for repair at work that it'd put me off them personally.
    I'd go for the k750i :) Much better features all round.
     
  10. ChoÞÞer

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    i got that k700i, its a ok phone, but the k750i is the 1 i go 4... as you got a flash and you can have memory cards
     
  11. >:|sh4d0w|:<

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    Had a load of mates all had some form of problems with their V3/i's. Very prone to crashing.
     
  12. Kappa

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    lol to be honest I get just as many K750's in too. If you want something solid and reliable then I reckon a 6230i is the way to go, (yes I know its old). As far as a flip would go, if you're happy with how sharps work the new GX29 is pretty swish, very nice looking too. Cant really think of any other flips unless you get a GX30 off of the fleabay, never really heard a bad word about those. Got everything you want and a good camera.
     
  13. Haly

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    True, forgot about the 6230i.
    I know the k750i has a dodgy joystick at times, but the mot v3/i seems to be able to combine crap software with poor build quality so it has twice as many things that go wrong.
    I'd never recommend a v3 or v3i unless the customer refuses to go for anything else, and then I sigh to myself and wait for them to come in a few weeks later with a problem.
     
  14. Kappa

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    lol same here, + bad HWL :mad: and so many people want it lol. Go on mate, nokia 1600....its exactly the same..but nokia!

    EDIT - Do you have to deal with HWL at CPW? Sometimes it seems like you guys dont, especially not at phones4poo, maybe i'm wrong. lol
     
  15. Haly

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    Don't think so, or at least I haven't. :)
     
  16. Kappa

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    arrr no way! It would be so easy if we didnt have to deal with it! Apparantly a couple of years ago we didnt have a HWL target... now we do and it SUCKS! :mad:
     
  17. Haly

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    Unlucky :(
    I've been lucky the past week, at one branch (I'm split between two) they've lowered my targets! :confused:
    I usually meet them anyway so bit odd :o