Mobile phones for Mother's Day

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Mother's Day is a time to say "thanks" to our mums, and what better way to say it than to call her up on her brand new mobile?

A phone is a gift that can be as individual as our mums themselves. A mum who fancies herself as a photographer will love a Nokia N8 with its awesome 12-megapixel camera or the iPhone 4 will its excellent 5-megapixel shooter. Whereas a mum that juggles a busy schedule may prefer a BlackBerry Torch, instead. But then, we can't all spend AU$1000 buying our mums new phones, so the AU$299 Huawei Ideos X5 could be exactly what you are looking for. We've even chucked a Galaxy Tab into this year's Mother's Day gift ideas in case your Mum already has a phone she loves.

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SlimStar posted a comment   

You can not get this phone NOW through Optus; I have had it on order for 5 weeks only to find out that an email notification has been sent from Sony to ALL Telco%u2019s advising this Handset is no longer been Shiipped %u2013 CNet get your info correct/up to date before publishing!!


yallah habibi posted a comment   

get it over the phone.. u have to call up and initiate port when u receive the handset


knowledgable bloke posted a comment   

You can with Three (and probably most other carriers), just ask to set the cut over date in advance and they will give you a temp number until you bring your number across, only problem is you may be paying 2 plans your old one and the new one, until you port the number out and hence terminate the old contract.


ratt posted a comment   

I'd love to buy my wife a phone for a present. Trouble is - you can't port her number over without her knowing about it. Not much of a present then... Even if you buy a handset outright and put her current sim card in, you still have to pay monthly connection fees, so you miss out on the benefits of included calls in plans where you also get the handset. Come on telcos, fix this and you get a huge market boost. Let people port their number AFTER they have connected to a plan (at some later date)

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