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Old 11-03-2009, 07:22 PM   #1
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Recommend me a cell phone

I'm heading to Sierra Leone west africa for 6 weeks and I need a GSM phone that will work in the 3rd world. I currently have an unlocked 3G iPhone but I'd like to get something different to play with while I'm abroad for vacation.

Requirements:
Phone has to be GSM and should be easy to unlock
Something relatively new that has bluetooth, wifi, camera, etc

please recommend....
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:26 PM   #2
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sorry to thread jack but an unlocked phone can be used by any provider?
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:28 PM   #3
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Yes. So my unlocked iPhone has service through t-mobile. I decided to do this since my family already had the family plan on t-mobile.
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:28 PM   #4
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sorry to thread jack but an unlocked phone can be used by any provider?
Yes, but remember unlocked phones are GSM, which means they use sim cards. So you cant use GSM phones with verizon, sprint..
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:33 PM   #5
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Samsung Rugby. Rugged as hell. Easy to unlock, 3G and GSM.
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:36 PM   #6
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oh - i'd like something that's more of a smartphone. my budget is up to 500 but ideally, i'd like to keep it around 300

also, a link to the phones would be nice
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:43 PM   #7
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:43 PM   #8
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:47 PM   #9
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$500 dollar phone for only 6 weeks?

U are ballin!
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:47 PM   #10
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lol...

very suitable to be used in Africa.
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:50 PM   #11
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Sierra Leone?

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Old 11-03-2009, 08:04 PM   #12
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retarded - i'm looking for mass produced phones - none of that bullshit custom **** that's going to get me kidnapped in a 3rd world country!
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Sierra Leone?

haha - that's pretty funny!!!
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Old 11-03-2009, 08:05 PM   #14
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$500 dollar phone for only 6 weeks?

U are ballin!
well, 300 would be ideal but if the phone is that cool, I'd be willing to go up to 500. I would also use the phone here... just want to get something different so if it works out, then I'd use my iphone and new phone here till one of them wins out and I stop using the other one
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I just got the nokia e71 and it's awesome. should go and check it out
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:57 PM   #18
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is the HTC Hero a GSM phone? doing some research on it and it has definitely stood out...

any HTC Hero users here and if so, gimme your opinions!
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I just got the nokia e71 and it's awesome. should go and check it out
I bought my cousin the Nokia E63 because his T-Mobile Dash broke. It is missing some of the features the e71 has and the metal body, but its a solid phone. Got it from Newegg for 180.
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I don't have a recommendation...just a request...get one with a good camera
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