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rwalton159
Old 14-10-2010, 10:24 PM
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Default Best smartphone for 100

I'd like to purchase a smartphone and would appreciate some recommendations on the best one available for 100.

I'm with T-Mobile so unlock costs would be useful, if the phone is not unlocked at the outset.

Thank you
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Old 14-10-2010, 11:07 PM
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Orange San Francisco is about that money, Android 2.1, 3.5" Capacitive touch screen.
99p Unlock Solution available.

Search the forums as there has been a discussion about it recently.
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Old 15-10-2010, 6:03 PM
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I was hoping for some recommendations.

I am sure this thread would be useful to others.
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Old 15-10-2010, 7:51 PM
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to be fair it looks like you had a reccomendation within an hour of your post, I think this seems to be the smartphone to get at this price point
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Old 15-10-2010, 9:36 PM
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I was hoping for some recommendations.

I am sure this thread would be useful to others.
San Francisco is the only choice at this price point for me now.
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Old 15-10-2010, 10:13 PM
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You can get the T-mobile Pulse Mini for 79.99. Only problem with this is it resistive touch screen, which means it works better with a stylus than it does with fingers.
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Old 16-10-2010, 3:18 AM
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Default Best sub 100 smartphone as at Sept/Oct 2010

if I may re-iterate. The Orange Sanfrancisco IS the best option for under 100 at the time of writing. 3's Zte Racer, Vodaphones sub 100 (845?), and Tmobile's Pulse and Pulse mini don't even come close to the quality of this baby.

it literally is the best thing since Jesus Christ came and sliced bread

Buy It! Besides it's one of the cheapest to unlock. can't go wrong for 99p on ebay can you?
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Old 16-10-2010, 10:40 AM
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hi all,
i am to looking for a cheapo smartphone but will go to 150.
i have just signed from a 30 day rolling with TMOB to there 12 month 600mins 500 text 3gb data and unlimited landline at a bargain 7.50 per month.
i have been looking at the san francisco as an option.
you can buy this from orange for around 100.
what i dont understand is why they are on ebay for upto 150, ok they have been unlocked and rooted, but why so much difference.
joe........
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Old 16-10-2010, 11:24 AM
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^^
Capitalism baby!
Tough times never last longer than tough people.
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Old 16-10-2010, 2:32 PM
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hi all,
what i dont understand is why they are on ebay for upto 150, ok they have been unlocked and rooted, but why so much difference.
joe........
People trying to make fast buck off people who don't check the actual prices.
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Old 17-10-2010, 12:07 AM
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Get the San Francisco - it's excellent and works perfectly on T-Mobile after being unlocked.
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Old 18-10-2010, 4:25 PM
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Get the San Francisco - it's excellent and works perfectly on T-Mobile after being unlocked.
hi rsvtoddy,

got one for 117 unlocked and rooted, so im quite happy.
arrives tomorrow.
joe..........
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Old 18-10-2010, 4:40 PM
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it literally is the best thing since Jesus Christ came and sliced bread

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Old 18-10-2010, 6:04 PM
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Anyone know what the NHS discount is from Orange please? i.e. 10%
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Old 18-10-2010, 7:34 PM
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Anyone know what the NHS discount is from Orange please? i.e. 10%
20, when the phone costs over a certain amount, I think. But the San Francisco is over that amount, so 20 off.
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Old 18-10-2010, 9:00 PM
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20, when the phone costs over a certain amount, I think. But the San Francisco is over that amount, so 20 off.
Thanks - I called Orange and they couldn't tell me LOL
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Old 19-10-2010, 11:02 AM
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hi,
i have my phone but im really struggling to find how you get the settings for web onto the phone.
i have the manual settings, but they dont correspond to the phone.
any advice will be really helpful.
joe.................
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Old 19-10-2010, 1:27 PM
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Settings,Wireless,APN.
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Old 19-10-2010, 5:33 PM
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You can get Quidco / Topcashback when buying the San Fransisco online.
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Old 19-10-2010, 11:01 PM
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hi, channel fives gadget show did a review of the best for 50 or 100 quid if ya look on there site
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