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Old 21-01-2007, 12:59 AM   #31
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Check IMEI to see if stolen or reported lost?

1) Lostmobile.org: http://www.lostmobile.org or http://wap.lostmobile.org
2) SG Police HITS: https://www.psi.gov.sg/NASApp/tmf/TM...ue&Reload=true

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Old 01-02-2007, 03:55 PM   #32
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sob sob...i think i too late to read this post.

Just bought a Nokia 6233 at RoyalPlus, Chinatown HP shop when I do CNY shopping.
Got main unit, battery, battery charger, headphone, BUT NO WARRANTY CARD!
I match the IMEI from box with the phone OK.
Got IDA sticker.
Got MADE BY NOKIA seal inside the phone.

So, Export Set? Cannot go for free NCC warranty?

I do the LifeTimer check, all "0". But the MFGDATE is 022003
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Old 07-02-2007, 11:25 AM   #33
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sob sob...i think i too late to read this post.

Just bought a Nokia 6233 at RoyalPlus, Chinatown HP shop when I do CNY shopping.
Got main unit, battery, battery charger, headphone, BUT NO WARRANTY CARD!
I match the IMEI from box with the phone OK.
Got IDA sticker.
Got MADE BY NOKIA seal inside the phone.

So, Export Set? Cannot go for free NCC warranty?

I do the LifeTimer check, all "0". But the MFGDATE is 022003
Might be 2nd hand set lo.
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Old 09-05-2007, 12:47 PM   #34
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I think the best bet for the novice buyer is just to buy direct from telcos. They have a reputation to uphold and hence are very unlikely to resort to such gimmicks.

And when I say buy direct, I mean those very big Singtel Shop, Starhub Shop and M1 Shop, not small shops labelled as M1/SG/ST exclusive/authorised dealers. Don't think that you're buying direct from the telco just by shop signboard and uniforms.

In my opinion, there are savings but not much by going to those neighbourhood shops. I'd personally prefer pay more for a peace of mind
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Old 21-06-2007, 07:56 PM   #35
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[ Life Timer - might not work on some models]
- Nokia: *#92702689# or *#92772689#
- SE: ->,*,<-,<-,*<-, * ->
- Samsung:
- LG:
- Siemens: *#05#
- Motorola:
samsung no life timer??
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Old 21-06-2007, 08:03 PM   #36
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samsung no life timer??
Yes, Samsung and Motorola got no life timer.
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Old 23-06-2007, 08:24 AM   #37
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Anyone have any experienced on "unfilled warranty cardS" without receipt? Does nokia uphold warranty for such cards? Can we write our own date on it? I have an unfilled card with the imei sticker on it.. I lost the receipt some time ago and I need to service my phone. Sigh.
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Old 24-09-2007, 08:51 PM   #38
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Anyone have any experienced on "unfilled warranty cardS" without receipt? Does nokia uphold warranty for such cards? Can we write our own date on it? I have an unfilled card with the imei sticker on it.. I lost the receipt some time ago and I need to service my phone. Sigh.
juz fill in the date urself? I tink if the fone is still on sale, it doesnt matter when u bought ba..
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Old 19-10-2007, 01:38 AM   #39
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Anyone have any experienced on "unfilled warranty cardS" without receipt? Does nokia uphold warranty for such cards? Can we write our own date on it? I have an unfilled card with the imei sticker on it.. I lost the receipt some time ago and I need to service my phone. Sigh.
just write any random date.
as in perhaps 1 mth or 2 mth ago.
cos once you write it down, you cannot change the date.
and nokia does look at that date.

so if you write 1 mth ago or somewhere there, you'll have a longer warranty - 1 year more.
haha, that's why most no contract phones come with warranty cards unfilled etc. - especially the date portion.
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Old 19-03-2008, 06:12 PM   #40
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I got a LG phone from online seller with unfilled warranty card, not IMEI sticker or date. only Starhub branch stamp.
I dont have a receipt. how can i go to valid my warranty ?? I can send my warranty to LG without receipt right? but customer copy i just write the date and IMEI number?

Any way to check LG life timer?
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Old 27-04-2008, 09:27 PM   #41
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For singtel customers, you can go to their new Hello branch at Golden Shoe. Deserted during saturdays. It's a small shop, but waiting time is a lot shorter than those shopping centre branches. I wsan't even issued a queue number on a saturday evening. Straight to the service counter.

hello! Golden Shoe Car Park
50 Market Street
#01-19 Golden Shoe Car Park
Singapore 048940
Mon - Fri : 10am -7.30pm
Sat : 10am - 6pm
Sun/PH : Closed
Nearest MRT Station: Raffles Place MRT
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:40 PM   #42
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hi..

JuZ to check wit u guys.. are there any life timer for htc? in particular htc touch cruise.. thinking of getting 1 but want to make sure then it is absolutely new!

Thanks!
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:46 PM   #43
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WALL OF TEXT...
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:39 AM   #44
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best advise is to buy from those big telco shop like hello shop... or starhub shop.....safer.....
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:22 AM   #45
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for nokia life timer the number looks 00xx:yy. how to interpret it? days/mths/years??
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