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Old 26-11-2012, 21:14
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Hi there, almost brain fried with reading reviews for phones and not getting any insperation!
Looking to get her one of those touch screen models that has wi-fi and email and easy to use, a decent battery life, something in the range of say 100 or so, any advice would be appreciated, she's not the type to have her phone constantly by her side glued to her hand like some folk so a contract might not be the best option If I knew what I was talking about that is, so feel free to suggest a make and model.

Thanks in advance
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Old 26-11-2012, 21:23
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Huawei Ascend G330 sounds good at that price point.

Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
1GHz Dual Core
4 inch screen
512MB RAM
4GB Storage (MicroSD Slot)
5MP Camera

Should be available to buy any time now at 100 or 10pm contracts.
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Old 26-11-2012, 21:36
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Thanks for the reply Gormond, I see TalkTalk has a grip on this phone untill others get it next year.
10 a month contract or Sim free for a 100, what does Sim free mean? sorry i only have a dial and text phone so god help me when the work goes ipad and a live database! which the boss is wanting us to do, Embrace Technology! he says!

Thanks agian
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Old 26-11-2012, 21:37
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I agree with the above. You can probably get it for 80 of you shop around.

Now at the moment only vodafone sell the phone so you'd have to get it unlocked if she plans to use another network.

Edit, just saw your post newbee. Vodafone have this one. Talk talk have a different more expensive version. Sim free means the phone comes off contract. You just get the phone. Then youcan either buy a sim contract or get a pay as you go sim
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Old 18-12-2012, 23:05
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Hi again, still wrestleing with this one, the daughter got a Samsung galaxy ace the other day, like the look of it, she pays 17.50 a month, dont know what she paid for it though, yet! thougth I might get her one of those but can't seem to find the 'Fleur' version sim free, don't evem know if i should bother with a sim free version.
MB downloads limits, I don't know or can't quantify what this means, some more advice woul;d be appreciated, the clocks ticking away for xmas!

Thanks in advance
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Old 18-12-2012, 23:09
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Phone for the wife
Bargain!
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Old 18-12-2012, 23:53
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Whats a bargain!

When you download an app what are the average file sizes, I need advice on this as i don't know what, say, what is 250mb a month in as far as size is concerned,

Thanks in advamce
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Old 18-12-2012, 23:56
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Old 19-12-2012, 03:42
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An app is typically 1 to 10 MB, but she is unlikely to use up her data allowance downloading apps. This is something you normally only do a lot when you first get a phone, and then it is wise to use WiFi as it will be much faster.

Her data allowance will mostly be used watch video on the move (e.g. iPlayer or YouTube) or if she streams music (e.g. Spotify).

I'd say 250MB would be OK for a "light user". I'm on this myself and haven't had a problem (but I have WiFi at home and at work, so use 3G data rarely).
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Old 19-12-2012, 16:37
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An app is typically 1 to 10 MB, but she is unlikely to use up her data allowance downloading apps. This is something you normally only do a lot when you first get a phone, and then it is wise to use WiFi as it will be much faster.

Her data allowance will mostly be used watch video on the move (e.g. iPlayer or YouTube) or if she streams music (e.g. Spotify).

I'd say 250MB would be OK for a "light user". I'm on this myself and haven't had a problem (but I have WiFi at home and at work, so use 3G data rarely).
Thanks for the reply, it's a bit more clearer now all i need is some one to explain "whats a bargain"
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Old 19-12-2012, 16:42
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phones 4 u, still got sony xperia S on an excellent contract. 15.50/m, free phone

one of the best rated phones around.

http://www.phones4u.co.uk/shop/shop_...%20from%20Sony
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Old 19-12-2012, 16:45
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Thanks for the reply, it's a bit more clearer now all i need is some one to explain "whats a bargain"
Did they possibly read the thread title and decided you were looking for a phone to replace your wife.
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Old 19-12-2012, 16:51
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If you're going for a Galaxy Ace model get the Ace 2 it's the next one up and is getting a Jelly Bean update (eventually)
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Old 19-12-2012, 18:23
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Hi there, almost brain fried with reading reviews for phones and not getting any insperation!
Looking to get her one of those touch screen models that has wi-fi and email and easy to use, a decent battery life, something in the range of say 100 or so, any advice would be appreciated, she's not the type to have her phone constantly by her side glued to her hand like some folk so a contract might not be the best option If I knew what I was talking about that is, so feel free to suggest a make and model.

Thanks in advance
surprised nobody has recommended this one ....

Phone for the wife .....

Sorry ... i'll get my coat
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Old 19-12-2012, 18:56
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surprised nobody has recommended this one ....

Phone for the wife .....

Sorry ... i'll get my coat
I hate it when items cost more to ship than the actual RRP.
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Old 19-12-2012, 22:10
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I hate it when items cost more to ship than the actual RRP.
lol
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Old 19-12-2012, 22:42
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I hate it when items cost more to ship than the actual RRP.
I must admit, she would be probably be happier with her call and text phone but she is interested in having a smart phone so she can be in better touch with the daughters and grand children and friends, plus, it would help drag us in to touch with technology, we have to do this at work so it might help, roll on the pension! or might that be paid through a smart device!
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Old 19-12-2012, 23:51
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Hi there, almost brain fried with reading reviews for phones and not getting any insperation!
Looking to get her one of those touch screen models that has wi-fi and email and easy to use, a decent battery life, something in the range of say 100 or so, any advice would be appreciated, she's not the type to have her phone constantly by her side glued to her hand like some folk so a contract might not be the best option If I knew what I was talking about that is, so feel free to suggest a make and model.

Thanks in advance
I was in the same boat as you, never been very interested in phones, but wanted to buy an entry-level smartphone for my wife.
Searching around online, reading reviews, and asking friends, I finally went for the Nokia Lumia 610 (I couldn't find a decent deal on the 710 which is apparently better value)
It's currently available sim-free from Carphone Warehouse at around 110, much cheaper or even free on contract of course.
So far no problems, but it is definitely entry level in terms of specs. Build quality and appearance seems excellent for the money though.
My wife is pleased, it probably wouldn't suit a heavy user, but it's fine for her needs with loads of "bells and whistles" she's not even tried.
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Old 20-12-2012, 00:31
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If you're going for a Galaxy Ace model get the Ace 2 it's the next one up and is getting a Jelly Bean update (eventually)
When is it getting a Jelly Bean update?
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Old 20-12-2012, 07:24
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The Nokia Lumia 800 is a great buy at the moment. It was the flagship Windows Phone when it came out a year ago. You can get it at Carphone Warehouse just now for under 150 on pay as you go. It's maybe a bit more than you were planning to spend but it's worth the extra......so's your wife lol
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Old 20-12-2012, 11:31
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When is it getting a Jelly Bean update?
Next year sometime I guess. Samsung have confirmed it as one of their devices that'l be getting the update but no date as to when.
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Old 20-12-2012, 16:26
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Thanks for all the replies whether practical or funnies, going for the samsung ace and going to treat my self to one!

Thanks again
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Old 20-12-2012, 17:36
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Thanks for all the replies whether practical or funnies, going for the samsung ace and going to treat my self to one!

Thanks again
You will always get more out of a smartphone if you both own one....Good luck.
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