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mobile phones

migmig Posts: 7,150
edited 25. Apr 2012, 03:58 in Community Chit-chat archive
Hi all,have just got an ordinary bog standard phone,would probaly like to up grade to something more technical,what sort have you all got and are they idiot proof,been offered one by virgin for 12.99 a month(phone is free)we have our home phone,tv and internet with them.Mig

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  • elainebadkneeelainebadknee Posts: 3,703
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Mig

    Oh your brave my phone is still a slider one, not touch screen and I havent a clue whats android, smartphone etc??? I tried to look up a number on my mum's one which is touchscreen and ended up calling the person yesterday....
    Hope you get one to suit you...

    Elainex
    mig wrote:
    Hi all,have just got an ordinary bog standard phone,would probaly like to up grade to something more technical,what sort have you all got and are they idiot proof,been offered one by virgin for 12.99 a month(phone is free)we have our home phone,tv and internet with them.Mig
  • barbara12barbara12 Posts: 20,903 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Mig ...I would love one of these smartphones ...to pass the time at appointments and such but I havent a clue...so I will be watching this thread...
    Love
    Barbara
  • alanthemancalanthemanc Posts: 512
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Mig
    My brother inlaw used to fix mobile phones for Carphone Warehouse. and although I haven't got one, here is what he told me.
    If you cant afford an I Phone, ( which is the best phone on the market ), go for something like a Samsung Gallaxy S / Nexus, amazing screens, and not far behind the I Phone.
    Otherwise the HTC phones are very good ( Desire etc, avoid the Wildfire).
    Another bit of advice, avoid Blackbury phones, horrible things. Alanthemanc
  • freesiafreesia Posts: 409
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    iphone or galaxy SII - brilliant phones....
    hugs freesia xxx
  • thewifiethewifie Posts: 79
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh dear ! Got to defend the Blackberry ! Best and simplest phone I've ever had, love it to bits !
    You only get one life, love it, live it, grow old disgracefully !!
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 26,190 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    thewifie

    i did love my blackberry too...till the sound went :roll:

    Youngest loves it all that BBM-ing her friends.

    I now have a samsung galaxy Mig and LOVE it :D

    Toni xxx
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • NinaKKangNinaKKang Posts: 663
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I think you're best off visiting a couple of phone shops to actually see the phones and demos. The sales people can be a pain, but there's some things you can't do online and actually using the phone is one of them.

    I have a Galaxy Ace, one behind the Galaxy S11 and I chose it because I get unlimited internet and more texts and minutes than even I can use per month (and that's a LOT believe me). I pay £27 a month for that.

    I recently got my daughters Samsungs too because they are such good value for money - I don't believe in kids carrying around hundreds of pounds worth of equipment. They have smaller versions of mine but with the Smart type access I have.

    Nxx
  • JuliaHod12JuliaHod12 Posts: 456
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I've got a Blackberry..........its fab!

    OH has a Sony Ericcson...........old but reliable!

    Daughter has had Samsung, had nothing but troubleamd never managed to finish a contract with the same handset over 3yrs! :-)

    iPhones....hmmm dunno, i remain to be convinced! ;-)
  • JuliaHod12JuliaHod12 Posts: 456
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I've got a Blackberry..........its fab!

    OH has a Sony Ericcson...........old but reliable!

    Daughter has had Samsung, had nothing but troubleamd never managed to finish a contract with the same handset over 3yrs! :-)

    iPhones....hmmm dunno, i remain to be convinced! ;-)
  • frogmortonfrogmorton Posts: 26,190 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    NinaKKang wrote:
    I think you're best off visiting a couple of phone shops to actually see the phones and demos. I don't believe in kids carrying around hundreds of pounds worth of equipment. They have smaller versions of mine but with the Smart type access I have.

    Nxx


    Hey NINA!!!!

    Fabulous to see you :D

    Hope you are doing well and the girls too?

    Love

    Toni xxx
    Love

    Toni xxx
  • julie47julie47 Posts: 6,142
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    dare not tell you what I have :oops: :lol:

    juliepf x
  • theresa4theresa4 Posts: 696
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi
    I have had an iphone for 4 yrs now I love it, I like the apps I can put on it for reminding me of birthdays/appointments etc, I can access my emails almost anywhere, I have a pain app to help me see patterns of pain month by month (invaluable in deciding if treatments are making a difference and also to boost my lacking memory). I find it easy to use but do get f4ustrated when it occasionally locks and I have to switch off and reset.

    My 3 daughters all have Blackberry and love it BBMessaging is their life :? personally that constant pinging drives me nuts.

    My son has the new HTC, he has had HTC for years he rates them better than any other phone hes ever had.

    Youre best bet is to go to a shop that is not affilated to any network to try different handsets and ask questions about it. It needs to suit you

    good luck

    Theresa
    There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart...pursue those. --Michael Nolan



    Theresa xxx
  • tjt6768tjt6768 Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I've got the galaxy s, love it.. Can't wait to get the s2
    Quite easy to use once you're used to a touch screen, which for me and my hands is easier than pressing buttons. Plenty of free apps too, not as many as the iphone but if you get one of those you're tied to apple products..
    You can just plug these into your pc and send across any music, films etc you have.. Not that simple with the iphones though. Don't get me wrong, the iphone is probably the best on the market BUT there are a lot if basic things you can't do as easily as the others..
    Bluetooth etc..
    I pay £35.00 a month and have unlimited internet and £240 of credit to spend as I like each month..
    I get my moneys worth lol..

    Good luck, as suggested, go into a store that's none affiliated, we are with carphone whorehouse lol
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  • dreamdaisydreamdaisy Posts: 31,567 ✭✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I love my BlackBerry. When this contract ends I shall upgrade to a newer BlackBerry. I'm with the every-little-helps mob, £15 per month for 250 minutes, 5000 texts and some internet but I don't bother with that. MMS messages cost to send. I love the QWERTY keyboard, I only have one BBM contact (Mr DD!) DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • traluvietraluvie Posts: 2,579
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    My partner has a galaxy s phone and it is ace. easy for me to use and keeps me entertained for hours.

    My daughter has a blackberry but screen is tiny and i think they are aimed more for younger age due to how many times they pin eachother, drives me mad lol..

    Hope you find the one to suit u best..
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