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Old 01-08-2009, 11:37 PM   #61
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guide to get a mobile phone for bbom

singaporeviews.blogspot.com/2009/07/which-mobile-phone-should-i-buy-for.html
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Old 15-10-2009, 10:04 PM   #62
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So Samsung has no life timer? Maybe that's why their resell values are noticeably lower than their Nokia counterparts

Btw, does Nokia SG honour warranty claims from a user without a receipt, just by showing the warranty card? How about cases of people winning phones from lucky draws?
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Old 04-02-2010, 01:44 PM   #63
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Another thing to look out for are incompetent Sales Persons.

We went to Mobile Square at Far East Mall and asked to look at a 2nd hand phone up in the shelf. The sales person told us that he'll get the phone only if we are buying it. That is rubish! How are you buying a 2nd hand phone without checking its condition first?!

I am not singling out Mobile Square, it may happen anywhere (Sim Lim, Lucky Plaza to name a few). We just need to watch out for these kind of Sales Persons. For what it appears to me, it seems that they are hiding some defect on the phone.

You might notice that this is my first post.
Yeah, thats how infuriated I am right now.
WhyMobile has got better service, bought my previous phone there @ $1,000 instead. I was thinking of buying from Mobile Square intially, but their attitude piss me off. I rather go without a phone than buying from them with my hard earned cash.
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:06 PM   #64
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i felt that i was scammed. partly my fault.

today recontract my line with starhub at cherry mobile.
selected sony ericsson Hazel @ stated price of $98.
i checked the phone for scratches and functionality etc.
but i forgotten to check the phone package.
didnt come with microSD and usb cable.

i thought those were standard items. thought cherry mobile was reputable.
apparently not. any advices for me? can go back shop and argue?
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:43 AM   #65
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Look for the serial number and warranty
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Old 10-11-2010, 10:21 AM   #66
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the brand and serial number . .
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Old 18-08-2011, 09:21 AM   #67
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nobody has said this ... must check brand, serial number and warranty
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Old 31-12-2011, 12:43 PM   #68
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to my knowledge, Nokia will not honour warranty without any receipt. unlike iphone, they will do a 1-1 exchange by verifying the serial number.

So Samsung has no life timer? Maybe that's why their resell values are noticeably lower than their Nokia counterparts

Btw, does Nokia SG honour warranty claims from a user without a receipt, just by showing the warranty card? How about cases of people winning phones from lucky draws?
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Old 13-02-2012, 06:11 PM   #69
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Always read the manufacturer’s policy, it is advisable to check any phone you want to buy or have paid for before leaving the phone store like Press all the buttons, Insert a SIM card in the phone and dial the number of a friend or anyone else, confirm that the phone rings and vibrates properly, Connect the charger to the phone, If the phone comes with earphones, plug it in, play music, ringtones, radio and make calls to be sure it is working, If it is a dual SIM phone make sure that the two SIM slots are functional and working as stated.
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Old 29-03-2012, 03:08 PM   #70
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use all the apps and functions. and do not close those. try overload the whole phone first. if it becomes very lag, high chance it will have problems in the future.
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Old 19-05-2012, 08:59 PM   #71
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I prefer to buy from 'official brand' shop, not 'authorised/retailer' shop... got difference.
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Old 20-06-2012, 02:10 AM   #72
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lookout for the brand, warranty, serial number.. These things are very much similar in all mobile phones. Is there any other steps to lookout is that the phones are original.. We can also check the made in which country for better quality..
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Old 16-09-2012, 09:32 PM   #73
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I prefer to buy from 'official brand' shop, not 'authorised/retailer' shop... got difference.
Thanks for sharing. Useful information.
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I prefer to buy from 'official brand' shop, not 'authorised/retailer' shop... got difference.
official brand shop usually sell at RRP. ..
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Old 17-08-2016, 03:03 PM   #75
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Battery timings most importantly. I faced too many problems while my phone turned of and i feel helpless.
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