Until recently I was the proud owner of a Blackberry Bold 9780 until its unfortunate death in a river (didn’t like salt water). Since then I have been using my wifes old Samsung Galaxy Y as my main phone as my insurance excess was the same as a second hand Bold (multiple claims in one year) and I just fancied a change anyhow.
The problem was that the Galaxy Y screen is too small for welsh fingers and the touch keyboard is just plain horrible. Couple this with the phones habit of dropping network connections for no reason and it was time for a change. My contract is not up until next February so I just wanted a phone that would keep me going until then, but also allow me to do some work on it.
Enter stage left my ‘new’ HTC Desire bought off ebay for £56. It is a lovely piece of kit. It has a bigger screen, CPU is light years ahead of the Galaxy Y, camera is much better and best of all I can monitor my clients servers from my phone using mobilepcmonitor which is an absolute bonus.
Now I am not saying that this phone can compete with the latest and greatest but for this price you are surely getting value for money. Yes like everyone else I would love something newer (HTC One maybe?) but I can’t justify it just now when second hand phones are this cheap.
So when your contract is up may I recommend you shop around as you might be surprised how much phone you can get for not much money.
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Hi I’m Chris Wakefield the owner of ComTech IT Support. I provide Windows and Linux based IT Support, laptop repairs and computer repairs to both business and personal clients in Stirling, Falkirk and Perth.
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