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Buying a phone?

  • Anibaer

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    Hey all,

    I’m going to Phnom Penh in January for at least 6 months. I need a new phone and have been looking at picking up a HTC. My question is this; Is it worth waiting until I get there to buy one, price wise I mean, or should I just get one here at home (Europe) before going?

    Thanks for your help! :)

    #1 Posted: 1/12/2010 - 21:37

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  • Rasheeed

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    Pick it up in PP. There are shops everywhere. They start at $20 and go up to as much as you'd want to spend...

    'sheeed

    #2 Posted: 3/12/2010 - 10:45

  • Anibaer

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    Thanx for your reply, I will :)

    #3 Posted: 4/12/2010 - 01:15

  • Rasheeed

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    Cool. Drop me a line if you have other questions. I lived there for 5 months until a month ago...

    'sheeed

    #4 Posted: 4/12/2010 - 07:26

  • piranha

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    better you take it in europe only

    #5 Posted: 4/12/2010 - 17:42

  • Anibaer

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    What do u mean piran ha, better if I buy it in Europe before going? :)

    #6 Posted: 4/12/2010 - 21:22

  • eastwest

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    It depends a little.

    If you're only going to be here for 6 months I'd just buy a cheap new/second hand phone (with SIM) to make calls or bring your old one.
    The really fancy stuff is available here as well but I wouldn't buy it in Cambodia because it's difficult to determine whether it's fake or not (although Apple stuff seems to be genuine), neither might your warranty be valid in your home country once you go back to your home country.
    Use of 3G etc. is limited here because networks are not that great. Have a look around and decide whether it's worth it (by comparing prices etc.) at the end of your stay.

    #7 Posted: 5/12/2010 - 14:06

  • Rasheeed

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    There are some fake ass I phones out here. Good point though EW...

    #8 Posted: 5/12/2010 - 18:14

  • Anibaer

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    Thnx guys! :)

    I'll have a look around when I get there :)

    Cheers!

    #9 Posted: 6/12/2010 - 03:58

  • errik

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    If you want to buy authentic one then do not look for price. Get it at home.

    #10 Posted: 7/12/2010 - 20:04

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  • piranha

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    By the way what you are planning to buy?

    #11 Posted: 8/12/2010 - 20:06

  • Anibaer

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    I'm thinking of buying a HTC desire phone. I've checked online and they should be sold in several different shops in Cambodia. They dont mention anything about prices though, which is why I thought I'd ask here :)

    #12 Posted: 8/12/2010 - 20:30

  • peter27

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    I completely agree with 'eastwest'. Itis better to buy phone in your home country as it will be easy torepair your phone or claim warranty in the hour of need.

    #13 Posted: 9/12/2010 - 19:01

  • Voyagner

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    I bought a Motorola RZR v9 there a couple of years ago, pretty sure it was a chinese knock off, although a very good one (looked exactly like the real thing should) but given how long it lasted I'm pretty convinced it was fake. I'd only ever buy a phone of value there from an expat business and the only one I know of is Rogue, but they only do Apple products AFAIK.

    Buy it at home unlocked or buy a cheap nokia in the markets over there.

    #14 Posted: 10/12/2010 - 07:09

  • Anibaer

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    Alrighty! I'll just wait and see. Thnx a lot guys :)

    #15 Posted: 13/12/2010 - 19:26

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