General Chat Thread, Anyone got an internet-able phone for sale ? in General; I am (or rather my son is) in need of a phone to replace his failing BlackBerry as he can't ...
9th September 2012, 06:59 PM #1
Anyone got an internet-able phone for sale ?
I am (or rather my son is) in need of a phone to replace his failing BlackBerry as he can't afford one before he can upgrade next year. It needs to have internet access but other than that it can be really low-level. He is just worried that he is going to be left with no phone. He is a very poor student living on a pittance and really cant buy anything new.
Doesnt matter what network it is on.
9th September 2012, 10:31 PM #2
I've got a Orange San Francisco (Android phone) unlocked to all networks if that's any good? Back is a bit tatty but the screen is in good condition, it's boxed, spare battery, and it's still a fairly decent phone...would be after about £45.
Or if you're after even cheaper, I have a Sony Ericsson W995 locked to 3 for £30
Last edited by sidewinder; 9th September 2012 at 10:36 PM.
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witch (10th September 2012)
10th September 2012, 08:24 AM #3
Will ask him but I think £45, whilst a good price, is going to be beyond him as that represents almost a whole weeks money for him. Thanks though.
10th September 2012, 08:36 AM #4
The San Francisco is a good phone (the wife has one), it is a rebadged ZTE Blade.
ROM Flashing info here ZTE Blade - xda-developers
If I recall there are two memory layouts for this phone GEN 1 and GEN 2 and you have to make sure you use the right ROM for the version of the phone you have - Most new ROMS are now GEN 2
There is an app called "Ask Mr Pig Fish" that will tell you what version you have.
If it is a GEN 1 you can convert it to a GEN 2 by flashing the correct Total Phone Transfer(tpt) ROM
Last edited by JJonas; 10th September 2012 at 08:37 AM.
10th September 2012, 09:21 AM #5
Rooted and flashed a while ago, but not done a GEN2 upgrade, might do that thanks. I agree it is a good phone, half of me wants to just keep it as a spare since it worked so well.
Originally Posted by JJonas
10th September 2012, 09:22 AM #6
Originally Posted by witch
10th September 2012, 09:31 AM #7
I've got an old BlackBerry (Storm 2, I think, but I can check the model when I get home) sat in a cupboard at home which he is more than welcome to have, for free?
Thanks to Iain from:
witch (12th September 2012)
10th September 2012, 11:50 AM #8
ohh - really? Dont know about BlackBerry - it has the internet? What network is it on?
Originally Posted by Iain
That would be great!
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