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Postby durain » Fri, 06 Jan 2012 7:30 pm

in UK, mobile can still be locked to the carrier such as THREE, ORANGE and T-MOBILE. you can still get unlocked mobile from t-mobile and orange if purchased from certain company. i think just about all three (the carrier) mobile are locked in the UK.


(me using google nexus)


p/s isnt the motorola startac a copy of the star trek communicator?

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Postby aster » Sat, 14 Jan 2012 10:39 am

I'm happy with Apple and don't even treat Samsung as real competition. ;)

As for the UK, even over a decade ago Vodafone never locked its phones. Back then Orange did, but I'm not sure if that is still the case today or not...

For prepay phones I imagine they all have to do this to prevent phones being purchased for export or use with other networks.

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Postby Sir » Sat, 28 Jan 2012 1:04 pm

I've just been doing a comparison between Motorola Razr, Samsung Galaxy Note and the iPhone.

While razr is probably the coolest, and the galaxy the biggest, i think just for the number of apps the iphone is probably the best.. for now.

Of course, its also the most expensive and looks the worst. (same deisgn for 5 years?? cumon apple)

iPhone 5 will have a new shap body, and a bigger screen tho.

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 28 Jan 2012 3:35 pm

Sir wrote:iPhone 5 will have a new shap body, and a bigger screen tho.


Don't count on the bigger screen. http://thenextweb.com/apple/2011/10/07/ ... er-than-4/

Unless you're privy to information from Jonny Ive...

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 28 Jan 2012 4:06 pm

Sir wrote:I've just been doing a comparison between Motorola Razr, Samsung Galaxy Note and the iPhone.

While razr is probably the coolest, and the galaxy the biggest, i think just for the number of apps the iphone is probably the best.. for now.

Of course, its also the most expensive and looks the worst. (same deisgn for 5 years?? cumon apple)

iPhone 5 will have a new shap body, and a bigger screen tho.


You can find a Galaxy note for less than an iPhone 4s? I've found them close, but thats only because it's easy to find Samsung type phones on big mark-downs from MSRP. Apple never budges.

iPhone and iPhone 4s look nothing like original iPhone...

And unless you *see* specs and photos on Apple's website, it is a rumor and never confirmed. (unless it's in NYT or WSJ, because thats who aapl does their controlled leaks to, but even then it's a toss up)

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Postby aster » Sat, 28 Jan 2012 6:41 pm

I never like going for new models with phones. When the first iPhone came out I waited until the 3GS came out before I bought one.

When iPhone 4 came out I also waited, and only recently got the 4S model. In fact I was quite happy that they released a 4S instead of going straight to 5... as I would have had to wait even longer. :)

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 28 Jan 2012 9:16 pm

aster wrote:I never like going for new models with phones. When the first iPhone came out I waited until the 3GS came out before I bought one.

When iPhone 4 came out I also waited, and only recently got the 4S model. In fact I was quite happy that they released a 4S instead of going straight to 5... as I would have had to wait even longer. :)


Well, I've seen an intelligent person reduced to a drooling half-wit at just the prospect of an incremental update of a phone. I seriously don't understand the emptiness in their soul that getting the latest and the greatest lust-object fills. I mean the guy made it a habit to view all the videos available on the internet--reviews, unboxing, trade show exhibits, even promotional vids--until he bought the phone.

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Postby aster » Sat, 28 Jan 2012 9:20 pm

Some people have a fetish for having the newest version of a phone. I had no trouble getting an iPhone 4S in Europe, but over here there is still a craze for them and sold-out signs at every telco store I've passed by this week...

Plus it's usually better to wait as sometimes there can be a design-flaw that will only be eliminated at the next major overhaul/update, like the signal-loss issue that the 4 had which was dealt with and fixed in the 4S model.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 28 Jan 2012 9:25 pm

aster wrote:like the signal-loss issue that the 4 had which was dealt with and fixed in the 4S model.


That was the most over-blown media hyped non-issue ever.

And strangely, while you're right that iPhone4s is now sold out everywhere lately, I had no trouble getting it at Singtel the third or forth day it was available.

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Postby Sir » Sun, 29 Jan 2012 9:36 am

iphone4S 16GB m1 Valuesurf $510 + 2yr @ $39 = 1446

Galaxy Note m1 Sunsaver $628 + 2yr @ $25.68 = 1244.32

so note is cheaper, unless im missing something?

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yes, maybe rumor but its rumor from the guy who sais iPhone 5 wouldnt be out last autumn, the guy whos very hig up in foxconn, and the guy who says the factories are preparing to start manufacturing the iP5s

http://9to5mac.com/2012/01/25/foxconn-e ... er-launch/

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Postby x9200 » Sun, 29 Jan 2012 5:06 pm

Sir wrote:iphone4S 16GB m1 Valuesurf $510 + 2yr @ $39 = 1446

Galaxy Note m1 Sunsaver $628 + 2yr @ $25.68 = 1244.32

so note is cheaper, unless im missing something?

Probably this small detail only that they are on two different price plans so you are comparing apples with Donalds Ducks.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sun, 29 Jan 2012 8:05 pm

Sir wrote:iphone4S 16GB m1 Valuesurf $510 + 2yr @ $39 = 1446

Galaxy Note m1 Sunsaver $628 + 2yr @ $25.68 = 1244.32

so note is cheaper, unless im missing something?

...

yes, maybe rumor but its rumor from the guy who sais iPhone 5 wouldnt be out last autumn, the guy whos very hig up in foxconn, and the guy who says the factories are preparing to start manufacturing the iP5s

http://9to5mac.com/2012/01/25/foxconn-e ... er-launch/


That's a contract price, not MSRP, hardly fair to compare as those are being sold at losses. Also, the iPhone plan is actually $36, not 39, (http://www.m1.com.sg/iPhone/plans.html) and the Galaxy Note plan you're quoting includes no data at all. Hardly a fair comparison at all.

If you want to be fair, here are the phone prices using the same plan ($39 data plan, which is discounted to $36 for iPhone)

iphone4S 16GB m1 Valuesurf $510 + 2yr @ $36 = 1374
Galaxy Note m1 Sunsaver $628 + 2yr @ $39 = 1564



Sure, He's a guy high-up at Foxconn. I believe him because a Mac rumor site, that makes money directly off of page hits from posting rumors, says so.

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Postby Sir » Sun, 29 Jan 2012 9:21 pm

fair enough!

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Postby ksl » Thu, 02 Feb 2012 12:24 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
aster wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:By law, all phones sold in Singapore must be unlocked, including those sold by the carriers. Much better than US or Europe.


EU laws prohibit locking down phones as well, so no different in this regard. But overall European cellphone carriers are not years but decades ahead of companies here in terms of competitiveness, technology, customer service and everything else in general...

Of course the US is also playing catch-up, due to simply being the last to join the race...


If this is the case, then why are there posts from people with O2 contracts wanting to unlock?
UK does't give a toss about European laws and locks all phones that i know of unless you pay top $ for an unlocked one.

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Postby bobypf » Thu, 02 Feb 2012 9:35 am

nakatago wrote:
Well, I've seen an intelligent person reduced to a drooling half-wit at just the prospect of an incremental update of a phone. I seriously don't understand the emptiness in their soul that getting the latest and the greatest lust-object fills. I mean the guy made it a habit to view all the videos available on the internet--reviews, unboxing, trade show exhibits, even promotional vids--until he bought the phone.


This is one of the coolest things I've heard recently.

=D>


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