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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Argonaut110, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Argonaut110

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    Hi,
    Recently lost my phone which I have had for the past three years. I am now looking for an Android phone for less than
     

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    If you are not with a carrier you could try going in, and if you don't mind signing a contract sign one and pick up a Galaxy Nexus, they are typically free with contract nowadays.

    Pretty good device :)
     
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    Sorry I forgot to mention it will be a Pay as you Go phone, so no contracts sorry :(
     
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    If contracts are out i would say then look on Amazon or eBay for either old Android devices or some refurbished ones.
     
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    I was looking at that earlier, I think it could be the one ( that I want)! Thanks for your help guys.

    Edit: Reviews look pretty poor so I might keep looking. Anybody had experience with the phone?
     
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    To be honest argo, for that price you aren't going to get anything great or highly rated I'm afraid. I'm hesitant to recommend you get something preowned but have you got a local CEX? You might be better off getting something from there with that budget. Carphone warehouse have the galaxy y in btw for
     
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    What phone are you looking at?
     
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    HTC Desire HD's are going pretty cheap on ebay, round about 50 quid mark.

    Get it and root it, then put a jellybean rom on it and you're good to go.

    I did this to my old desire hd and it's now smooth and fast as.
     
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    If you've got the time to hunt for a bargain, then ebay and the second hand market is where you'll find them if you're lucky.

    The
     
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    They are going for 50 quid? Just had a search on eBay and cheapest is
     
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    The main risk of buying a used phone on places like Ebay, is that it could be reported stolen and carrier blacklisted, which renders it useless.

    We've sometimes had posts like "Help I bought this Samsung on Ebay a few days ago, and now it can't get service or make calls.".

    Buying a phone from CEX or Cash Converters should be OK though, because they're vetted on the CheckMend database.
     

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