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*sigh* new, probably Android phone?

Discussion in 'mobiles, tablets and wearable tech' started by mrs quoad, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad usage breakfast sausage breakfast sa

    My desire isn't used for much, except tethering @ conferences / away from home.

    It's 2ish yrs old & utterly scuttlefucked. Serially crashing & getting stuck in a reboot loop, and it'll often take 10-15 attempts to get it restarted. Wiping all data, factory resets, etc, haven't changed this.

    I really haven't enjoyed android, but IIUC it's pretty much the only option for tethering...?

    How much / how arrange able are 3g dongles?

    I'm well over the end of my contract, but tbh am unsure whether I want to renew, or wait 6 months til I'm in employment & have a better idea of how much traveling (etc) I'll be doing.

    Any thoughts - cheap & efficient tethering, dongles, & non-Android hotspot-capable phones - greatly appreciated.
  2. grit

    grit an ugly force for good

    Galaxy S2 or 3 tbh.
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  3. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad usage breakfast sausage breakfast sa

    Cheap as it gets?

    Surely not :hmm:

    I'm not that arsed about functionality over & above a hotspot, texts, phone. I'm happy hotspotting from that, and really am not after a top end phone. If avoidable.

    (My desire'd be fine, if it wasn't fubar).
  4. yield

    yield zero

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  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Indeed. It represents incredible value for money.
  6. r0bb0

    r0bb0 wheres my balloon

    yeh still go for the huawei ascend, ton all do you harm but do better than the rest, chk hduk for updates
  7. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad usage breakfast sausage breakfast sa

  8. souljacker

    souljacker and this is fresh

    Nokia Lumia 800.
  9. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg A powerhouse of a human and cannot be silenced

    The new Blackberry 9320 is £130 payg, if all you want is phone that's good for phoning, texting, and wi-fi tethering I'd say you can't go wrong.
  10. Bob_the_lost

    Bob_the_lost Elsewhere

    Any android phone that runs 2.3 or higher (anything new) should allow tethering.
  11. grit

    grit an ugly force for good

    Yeah once its running stock, which is getting less and less likely these days :(
  12. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    You could get a new Desire.

  13. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    Thanks to folk who have been reporting spammers on this thread.
  14. Radar

    Radar Well-Known Member

    OS upgrade and wipe ??

    Just like a PC innit ;)
  15. RaverDrew

    RaverDrew self-banned for a bit R.I.P.

    Stick CyanogenMod on your Desire and it'll be like a totally new phone.
  16. dessiato

    dessiato Philippians 4:8

    Being in a similar situation I bought a Galaxy Y for Mrs D. It works very well, although she hated it and gave it to me. The big downside is the screen is so small. I saw one today in Virgin for £70
  17. ohmyliver

    ohmyliver poppin' like a cork

    it is on 2.2 and newer, although some networks 'remove' that feature from their firmwares.
  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Yes. The platform hasn't been crippled by unreasonable restrictions, although some networks apparently try and remove it (I've never had that problem).

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