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Great cheap back up
Paid $44. Using it as a back up. It works well for a wofo hotspot. It works well as a security camera. Was going to buy a 4g modem but opted for a spare phone instead.
Great little phone for staying connected
I have been using this little device for a couple of months now and the one thing that sets it apart from many of the mobiles and devices that I own or that visit my property is the fact that this device stays connected to the Telstra network even inside my corrugated tin clad house. No other handsets have been able to do this. As this is a $79 handset I love to pull it out and leave messages for my mates when they visit with their $1000 - $2000 mobiles so they can get my message later once they return to civilization.
The Telstra Essential S...
Questions & Answers
When setting up pin number is asked for. Called Big W phone department, manager said to try 0000 this didn't work. Do I have to have a pin number if so where from?
Hi my husband is having problems connecting/activating his new TElstra Essential Smart 2 android phone. This is the second. Dont understand why you have to unlock a phone made for telstra by telstra...Just another money grabbing effort by Telstra
Hi, Sorry but the issue is not clear. If you are using the phone on the Telstra network then you don't need to unlock it. Unlocking it doesn't add frequencies to the handset so it will not be a great or even working experience if you try it on Optus or Vodafone networks, but on Telstra or an MVNO that uses the Telstra network like Belong, Aldi etc it would be fine. But if you are using a Telstra SIM card you don't need to unlock the phone.
Bought this for my disabled sister and am wondering if there is a way to keep the bottom buttons (back, home etc.) displayed without disappearing/hiding. She has trouble flicking up to find it again.
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