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Good value for $199, especially on the Telstra network. Comes in two colours as well.
If you buy a pre paid phone locked to a network can you just remove the pre paid SIM when it's done and insert a currently owned SIM from that provider without any hassles ?
You need to unlock the phone before using SIM card from another carrier.
That should be fine if it's for the network it's locked to, I've done it before.
Me too. I think it should be fine.
Yes as long as it's the same network- eg Optus and Virgin ususally no problems.
NOTE - this is the "WILDFIRE S", which is the newer, better version. The plain "Wildfire" is a lower-res screen (240x320) compared to the S with 320x480. There are probably other differences too.
Gorilla glass display too…
original had it as well
Anyway to unlock it free like HTC Legend from Vodafone?
I'd like to know this too. Telstra's own unlocking fees are always too high :(
my brother has the plain wildfire phone.
it was so slow, it couldn't even run Angry Birds
don't know if this one is any better.
Not justifiable neg - irrelevant
Well in that case my brother owned a Nokia 5110. It couldn't even load angry birds. maybe thats a ground for neg too?
$80 more and you can get yourself a Huawei X5 unlocked, however that doesnt operate on the NextG network.
X5 is only Android 2.2 though. This is 2.3
I just got myself a Huawei Sonic last month, $180 buy out, installed plenty of games into it and works perfectly fine for me. If you are looking for cheap string-free Android phone, this is a good bet!
Bought one last weekend from the Telstra shop and put my own Telstra sim straight in. It's a nice phone.
This model phone is $384 outright from Telstra, so this is an awesome price drop for Telstra network users who won't be affected by the network lock.
Of course, if you are not a Telstra customer then go to your own carrier's store.
I enquired about unlocking, here's a rough run-down:
After 2 years unlocking is free. It was over $100 to unlock immediately, and $25 or so to unlock after 1 year.
I was gonna buy this then I thought do I need slow ass phone? Thanks to ozbargin I have a galaxy Tab I never use and a ZTE Bubble that does nothing plus my iPhone
Plus the Galaxy 5 was just posted for $99 and has he same specs! Pass
Anyone know what model number this is? As I have a TPG SIM which is on Optus network and want to figure out if it will work on Optus city & rural networks.
No helpful souls at 2x DSE I called!
I see unlock sites charging $25 which I think is reasonable and for $224 an unlock wildfire S from retail outlets is pretty good value.
Sorry, as newbie I didn't realise it would post reply to the last person and not OP.