Lo Tech Next G Mobile Phone to replace T2?

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Lo Tech Next G Mobile Phone to replace T2?

Postby PeterInSa » Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:50 pm

In the next few weeks will get a call from the big T asking me to sign up for another 2 years, wondering about the best phone for my use..

Currently have a Telstra T2 (Blue Tick), a phone that I can connect to an external roof top aerial, use the alarm function/reminder messages, Telephone store No function, $10/$20 data ( 1gb/2Gb) plans to connect to laptop/desktop, with voicemail, Date/time on the screen ( don't wear a watch), and some Blue tooth for Handsfree. T2 has biggish screen and biggish keys to use without glasses.

I know Testra has developed the T3 for seniors, but this phone cannot connect an external directly to the phone, so do not want it.

When way out bush I want comms grunt ( good signal) not a toy to play games/apps on.

Any other phone out there,that has these Lo tech requirements. ex F165/CDMA user.

Thanks

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Re: Lo Tech Next G Mobile Phone to replace T2?

Postby Old Techo » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:31 pm

Peter, a man after my own heart. :ugeek:

Why get a new phone? Telstra would/should offer you another 12 months at a reduced rate because you now own the phone. My Samsung A412 was on a $20 plan for 2 years and since it ended I have twice extended with the same plan but at $15/month including $20 worth of calls. I intend to keep doing this. Worried about a lack of rural phones with a direct connect external antenna I bought 2 spare A412s.

Lo-tek and luving it :mrgreen:
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Re: Lo Tech Next G Mobile Phone to replace T2?

Postby ozzie_traveller » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:06 am

G'day Peter

Agree with OT ^ here ~ luv the old-techo stuff > it works without the unnecessary complications

Phone-wise, I went for a Samsung A411 [a year or 2 ago] - dunno whether they're still available- but I got is from Big-W for $99 back then, got a Telstra 12months x $100 pre-paid connection which I use from time to time when I can't get optus. The phone connects to an external antenna and works quite okay [tho its menu system is a damn site more cumbersome than others I have used]

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Re: Lo Tech Next G Mobile Phone to replace T2?

Postby Old Techo » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:41 am

The A411 and A412 are the same phone. One is branded Telstra the other not.
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Re: Lo Tech Next G Mobile Phone to replace T2?

Postby PeterInSa » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:23 am

I like the Telstra $20 a month plan because it comes with My Hour, which when travelling use fairly heavily to keep in touch with family and friends. Will look at the SS if I cannot get another new T2.

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Re: Lo Tech Next G Mobile Phone to replace T2?

Postby Toyman V8 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:01 am

On my second Samsung 5220, upgraded from the A411 :lol:
You won't beat these old type units for out in the bush with an external aerial.
Have the iPhone and iPad for the fun parts.
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Re: Lo Tech Next G Mobile Phone to replace T2?

Postby PeterInSa » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:52 pm

John,
According to my Net search the SS 5220 cannot act as a modem linking your laptop to the net, where as I understand the SS A412 cando
Do not know if the SS A412 is on Big T's current offers, along with the T2.

So the 5220 is not for me

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Re: Lo Tech Next G Mobile Phone to replace T2?

Postby drylander » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:35 pm

Peter my contract ran out but Tel$ra never contacted me and my plan including the 'my hour' stayed the same. You must be a very valuable client if they ring you when the contract runs out. :lol:
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