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Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Mon Sep 26 08:24:41 AEST 2011

On 24/09/11 15:08, David Boxall wrote:

> Not everyone has a smart phone. Everybody who's tried one in my area has
> found data rates slow to zero. None of the smart phones has actually
> worked as a phone. Not well enough to justify the purchase, at least. ...

Yes. I purchased a Huawei Deuce U8520 Dual SIM Android Smart Phone last 
week. It does not work as well for making phone calls as my old 2G flip 
phone. The smart functions are useful, assuming I am in a location where 
I can get the signal for them to work, but overall I have found the 
experience disappointing: 

ps: I have to confess the reason I bought the phone was peer group 
pressure. In preparation for TEDx Canberra we were all asked to download 
the event registration app to our smart phones. I was one of the few who 
did not have a smart phone and so went out and bought one. Also I 
thought it might be useful for wireless Internet access, but so far it 
is not.

Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
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