Telstra F165 NextG phones

Submitted: Saturday, Dec 22, 2007 at 22:01
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Just to finish a quadrella of posts, we finally bit the bullet this week & purchased two F165 Telstra units. Have poured over the different blogs for a month or so the choice seemed pretty limited, particularly when our car kit requirement included charging and a wired speaker. The units so far have performed as promised, much improved signal in our area vs CDMA. We have the car kits on order.

Have also signed-up for a Telstra BP3 modem which is yet to be delivered.

Andy
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Reply By: Grumblebum & Dragon - Saturday, Dec 22, 2007 at 22:30

Saturday, Dec 22, 2007 at 22:30
Ditto re the phone - what is th BP3 modem? - the twin antenna 240v job or a plug in USB type

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John
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Follow Up By: Andy1 - Sunday, Dec 23, 2007 at 01:57

Sunday, Dec 23, 2007 at 01:57
John

The BP3 is the twin antenna 240v job. On the various forum pages it is getting by far the best reviews.

Andy
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Reply By: Goodpal50 - Sunday, Dec 23, 2007 at 02:49

Sunday, Dec 23, 2007 at 02:49
Hi Andy,

We got the the Telstra F165 and decided not to get the hands free kit in case we have to change phones later and also thought the $349 plus fitting was over the top.

I had a hands free for the old phone and took that out leaving the external aerial. I then bought a patch lead to go from the aerial to the F165 for $30. I also bought the bluetooth devise that fits on the sun visor for $129. I then paired the phone with the bluetooth devise which was very simple.

Since the bluetooth device comes with a holder for the phone (and suits any phone) that fits to the air vent I now have a hands free that I can move from vehicle to vehicle or use with another phone in the future and it opnly cost $159 and no fitting costs.

Only downside is that I have to use 240v to charge the phone, unless I buy a car charger. Also the blue tooth needs charging sometimes but that comes with a car charger whereas the phone only comes with a 240v charger. Like everything else the charger input plug on the phone is diffferent to the bluetooth one.

Mike
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Follow Up By: Swanwood - Sunday, Dec 23, 2007 at 05:40

Sunday, Dec 23, 2007 at 05:40
Mike,

Narva make a USB Power Cup - 81056BL which plugs into cigarette lighter and has two USB outlets and two accessory outlets. Bought this at Repco for $30.00.
With this cup you can use the USB cable that come with the phone and maybe have flexibility for future phones. The wife is happy as it will charge her iPod.

Ian
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