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Re: The phone thread

Post by gergreg » October 13, 2017, 5:55 pm

I'll finally be buying a new phone soon. I've decided on a Samsung J5 because I'm cheap. I don't need anything fancy as I'll probably only use it for listening to music and for Strava and the occasional phone call to the Minister for War and Finance.

Anybody recommend a network to go with? Am I best off sticking with an Optus or Telstra?
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Re: The phone thread

Post by bonehead » October 14, 2017, 7:17 am

gergreg wrote:I'll finally be buying a new phone soon. I've decided on a Samsung J5 because I'm cheap. I don't need anything fancy as I'll probably only use it for listening to music and for Strava and the occasional phone call to the Minister for War and Finance.

Anybody recommend a network to go with? Am I best off sticking with an Optus or Telstra?
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Re: The phone thread

Post by -TW- » October 14, 2017, 10:30 am

BYO phone is the best thing you can do. The plans are infinitely better and you're not getting rorted for lease/repayment fees

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Re: The phone thread

Post by gergreg » October 14, 2017, 1:12 pm

Yeah, I've seen it on sale for about 300 but I'm not sure if that is unlocked. I'll look into it when I get back. Probably just go with Telstra too so I can attempt to bundle a home phone for wifi.
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Re: The phone thread

Post by Sterlk » October 24, 2017, 8:44 pm

I'm with Aldi mobile, they resell Telstra - best coverage at great prices. Depends on your usage though, I don't use much, these guys picked up a Money Magazine award for best low usage rates.

Imported a OnePlus X for the phone itself, not flagship internals but premium look and feel.

Have a play around here: https://www.gsmarena.com/search.php3?
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Re: The phone thread

Post by gergreg » October 24, 2017, 9:28 pm

I ordered a J5 for me and one for the wife earlier today so missed your post. The best I found was Kogan - even with their extortionist postage it came out cheaper than any other place i could see.
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