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  1. #1
    Jon Saxton
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    My dear wife has put two T28w phones through the washing machine. One
    never really recovered and the second seems to be getting sick.
    Anyway, she needs a replacement.

    She doesn't need a camera, internet access, weather reports or
    bounding kangaroos. Just a phone for talking. Must be at least
    dual-band GSM (900/1900) or preferably tri-band, not locked (but a
    T-Mobile lock is OK).

    I appeal to the collective wisdom of usenet. What is a good phone not
    overburdened with unnecessary features but which gets top marks for
    doing what a phone is meant for, i.e. talking real-time to other
    people. IR capability would be a plus but isn't essential.

    Good fringe-area performance would be a consideration. I have a T39m
    with the extensible antenna but I find that raising the antenna
    doesn't do a lot in a weak signal area, at least in north America
    (GSM1900).

    I've been considering the Z200, Z600 and T630 but the first two are
    fairly expensive and the last has that unnecessary camera. I suppose
    a flip or clam phone would be an advantage because my wife carries her
    phone in her handbag or pocket and the keyboard protection offered by
    the closable designs might be worth having. Were it not for that, I
    suppose I could consider a T68i or a T300 - they seem fairly cheap
    nowadays - although I have the impression from reading this ng that
    the reception isn't so good in marginal areas.

    Well I've told you my needs and thought patterns but while the
    ultimate decision will be mind, I would appreciate commentary from
    you.

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. #2
    Allon C Ewart
    Guest

    Re: Appeal for advice on a plain phone.

    Hi,

    I Would say the Z200 may be a good phone for her it is moden nice flip style
    good pretection in a handbag, it is also a tribander, it also has a nice
    front screen with
    clock on it. The phone i think is not a bad price you can get it brand new
    phone only for 150
    or free on contract






  3. #3
    Michael Tissington
    Guest

    Re: Appeal for advice on a plain phone.

    Z600 is great but it does have the bounding kangaroo and a whole bunch of
    other stuff too.

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    "Jon Saxton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > My dear wife has put two T28w phones through the washing machine. One
    > never really recovered and the second seems to be getting sick.
    > Anyway, she needs a replacement.
    >
    > She doesn't need a camera, internet access, weather reports or
    > bounding kangaroos. Just a phone for talking. Must be at least
    > dual-band GSM (900/1900) or preferably tri-band, not locked (but a
    > T-Mobile lock is OK).
    >
    > I appeal to the collective wisdom of usenet. What is a good phone not
    > overburdened with unnecessary features but which gets top marks for
    > doing what a phone is meant for, i.e. talking real-time to other
    > people. IR capability would be a plus but isn't essential.
    >
    > Good fringe-area performance would be a consideration. I have a T39m
    > with the extensible antenna but I find that raising the antenna
    > doesn't do a lot in a weak signal area, at least in north America
    > (GSM1900).
    >
    > I've been considering the Z200, Z600 and T630 but the first two are
    > fairly expensive and the last has that unnecessary camera. I suppose
    > a flip or clam phone would be an advantage because my wife carries her
    > phone in her handbag or pocket and the keyboard protection offered by
    > the closable designs might be worth having. Were it not for that, I
    > suppose I could consider a T68i or a T300 - they seem fairly cheap
    > nowadays - although I have the impression from reading this ng that
    > the reception isn't so good in marginal areas.
    >
    > Well I've told you my needs and thought patterns but while the
    > ultimate decision will be mind, I would appreciate commentary from
    > you.
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    > --
    > Reply to: field is bogus. Respond to
    > Jon Saxton <triton /at/ triton /dot/ vg> Software developer for UNIX,
    > OS/2 & Windows
    > U.S. Agent for Triton Technologies International Ltd.
    > http://www.triton.vg






  4. #4
    PDA Man
    Guest

    Re: Appeal for advice on a plain phone.

    Since you use a T39m I would recommend getting the r520M from Expansys. Your
    accs (Chargers, cig cords batteries) will be interchangeable and you will be
    familiar with the software already. They are basically same phone. Expansys
    has them for 55quid. Even by todays standards they are a great phone and
    combined with the fact you already have a T39M, its a no brainer.



    "Jon Saxton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > My dear wife has put two T28w phones through the washing machine. One
    > never really recovered and the second seems to be getting sick.
    > Anyway, she needs a replacement.
    >
    > She doesn't need a camera, internet access, weather reports or
    > bounding kangaroos. Just a phone for talking. Must be at least
    > dual-band GSM (900/1900) or preferably tri-band, not locked (but a
    > T-Mobile lock is OK).
    >
    > I appeal to the collective wisdom of usenet. What is a good phone not
    > overburdened with unnecessary features but which gets top marks for
    > doing what a phone is meant for, i.e. talking real-time to other
    > people. IR capability would be a plus but isn't essential.
    >
    > Good fringe-area performance would be a consideration. I have a T39m
    > with the extensible antenna but I find that raising the antenna
    > doesn't do a lot in a weak signal area, at least in north America
    > (GSM1900).
    >
    > I've been considering the Z200, Z600 and T630 but the first two are
    > fairly expensive and the last has that unnecessary camera. I suppose
    > a flip or clam phone would be an advantage because my wife carries her
    > phone in her handbag or pocket and the keyboard protection offered by
    > the closable designs might be worth having. Were it not for that, I
    > suppose I could consider a T68i or a T300 - they seem fairly cheap
    > nowadays - although I have the impression from reading this ng that
    > the reception isn't so good in marginal areas.
    >
    > Well I've told you my needs and thought patterns but while the
    > ultimate decision will be mind, I would appreciate commentary from
    > you.
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    > --
    > Reply to: field is bogus. Respond to
    > Jon Saxton <triton /at/ triton /dot/ vg> Software developer for UNIX,
    > OS/2 & Windows
    > U.S. Agent for Triton Technologies International Ltd.
    > http://www.triton.vg






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