yeah I think I am going to get a Galaxy Nexus now. Changed my mind.. lol
The word 'Pentaband' means '5 Bands', from the Greek word 'pente' meaning '5'. For a phone to be pentaband it has to support 5 bands. If the phone has AWS support, it doesn't automatically mean that it is pentaband. The reason Wind and Mobilicity users like pentaband phones is because the reverse is true. We're not the only ones who like pentaband phones though, so please stop referring to phones that work on Wind and Mobilicity as pentaband. It causes unnecessary cofusion.
I wish the international galaxy note had aws support, that would be the phone to get.
Am looking for a phone for Wind Mobility but I don't like the phone selection there. Phone are so fancy now which is not what I am looking for for my mother. Her phone must be a flip phone so it's to answer and end a call. It must have a loud ringer...for obvious reason. The phone must also have a decent battery life. Big buttons would be helpful and it can't be over $100.
Are there any phones around that suit the criteria above can be used with Wind Mobility...other than the two already in Wind (LG dLite and Samsung 414)???
I know the info is there on www....but I'm really not a techie...any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
LG GS170, Samsung t139, Samsung t259 are current T-Mobile (a US AWS network) phones, need to be unlocked
SAMSUNG t259, $55USD from canadagsm.ca, unlocked
- see T-Mobile link for reviews
NOKIA 6263 AWS, $59USD from canadagsm.ca, unlocked
- read reviews here and here
- sturdy, well-built, large keys, "bright crisp screen", adjustable ringer and font size, 'simple' S40 operating system, large external screen so your mother can see who's calling, it can be set to answer and hangup using the flip
I think the Nokia 6263 AWS might meet your mother's needs, as long as it's easy enough for her to open (check the comment on the second review). canadagsm.ca offers a refund within 15 days, they can ship via Canada Post with a tracking number. I've always had good luck with Nokia.
Let us know what you decide! Your mother represents a large demographic with needs that tend to be overlooked by the industry.
I have the Nokia N9 and I'm pretty happy with it over Mobilicity.
-It's Pentaband too,
-Rocks on its form-factor,
-Deep colors, the best display screen I found,
-Good camera [8MP], 780p vids,
I want the Asus Padfone
I was hoping this thread would talk about the Best AWS phones from a signal reception perspective, after all, Mobi/Wind don't have as many towers as the Big 3.
For the record, yesterday I received a text message in the B3 (Basement-3) parking lot level at work. Surprised the heck out of me, as I fully expected to be "No Signal" until I drove out at street level. (Vancouver - Broadway/Cambie area).
EDIT: On an HTC Panache.
Your mom should get the Huawei U2801. Its a bar phone not a flip. But it's very simple and easy to get used to.
No android beats a windows phone in terms of low lag...i am yet to see a mango phone that lags!
Can't believe no one said The Galaxy S3!
Nevermind Bell.. LTE is fine.
Phone wise, almost every Samsung, HTC, and Huawei has had sub-par antenna signal strength. As great as models such as the Galaxy Nexus and HTC Amaze are as internet/data devices, as phones, they really aren't that great.
Android is a really nice operating system but for good signal strength, I think you're going to have to consider older devices such as the Motorola Defy or even XT720.
Straying away from Android, phones such as the Blackberry 9700 or Nokia 5230 have phenomenal signal strength, as old as they are.
Last edited by computergeek541; 06-09-2012 at 07:43 PM.