New Mobile Phone

Posted on August 5th, 2005 at 12:38 pm

The time has come for me to ditch my battered old Nokia and start afresh with a new mobile. I’ve had a look in various shops and online and the best deal I’ve seen so far was at Phones4U for the Motorola V975 on the 3 network.
Motorola V975
And I’m so close to getting it but after reading a review I’ve decided not to get it, yet. The UI is noted as being “typically Motorola” which apparently is a bad thing.

With it being on the ‘3’ network, which for me is an untried network, and it having a so-so camera and bad UI I’m against having this. But if I use no more than 500 minutes a month (and 100 texts) this phone will cost me £324 for 18 months, thats £18 a month, which is less than my pay-as-you-go. And it has an mp3 player. So I’m still torn. Any ideas? I’ll keep on looking for alternatives.

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3 comments so far.

  • Steve says:

    The Three network coverage in Brighton is supposed to be pretty poor… I’d definately ask around a bit more before committing.

    I’ll see if I can dig up a thread on a Brighton newsgroup that discussed this issue… I’ll get back to you.

  • KingOfMyCastle says:

    Cheers! Appreciate the help.

  • Steve says:

    Here’s the thread:

    > Hi all,
    > Anyone here use the 3 phone network in Brighton? If so, whats the
    > coverage and service like?

    Noooooooooooooooooooooo! Don’t do it. The short answer is ‘piss poor’.

    I signed up with 3 a couple of months ago, wooed by their cheap tariffs and feature-rich phones, but then cancelled within the evaluation period because of (longer answer):

    * getting cut off mid-call
    * drifting in and out of reception as I walked along one street
    * not getting any coverage at home (BN3 5HZ) apart from when I stood in the corner of the hallway
    * getting several calls where I could hear the callee but they couln’t hear me or vice versa
    * even when I did get through, there was a noticable degradation in quality compared to other networks – voices sounded more twangy, like a robot stuck in a tin can at the bottom of a pond

    So I’d suggest avoiding them like the plague.

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