do you prefer to buy cheaper or expensive phones??

@acie_21 (5647)
Philippines
March 19, 2010 7:09am CST
does brand matters????to you mylotters?? ive been thinking a lot this past weeks!heheheh! cause i accidentally fell my phone in the water!gesssssh! i want to buy e63i or e71.... but now ive made my decision ...and bought nokia e71... it was painful for my budget though... but its ok.. i have no choice cause i think its worth the price.... e71 has better camera...so that's why i need to have that one instead... what do you think???did i made my decision right??heheheh! please share your comments about this... i need your support..heheheh! cheers!
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@benny128 (3621)
19 Mar 10
I buy any phone that I like whether its expensive or not if I like it I will buy it if I don't like it I wont lol, I currently have an LG as a back up phone and an I-Phone as my main one
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• Hong Kong
20 Mar 10
I buy the phone just depending on whether I like it or not, just like you. But I would not buy the cheapest phone in the window, and of course I would pick the most expensive one too.
@junil_jk (498)
• India
20 Mar 10
when it comes to mobile phones, i'm one crazy nut! i've had several expensive phones over the past few years. i was so crazy about them and their features that i used to buy mobile phone magazines and check out new products and compare them. i've had motorola L6, nokia 3250, sony ericsson w610i, nokia n81, and nokia n82, among others. i've used sony ericsson c510i also. i'm currently using n82 which i bought in mid 2008. i need to change it's battery now as it's deteriorating. actually, i like the expensive ones not because they are expensive, or good-looking, or for showing off. i like them because of their features, and i make the most use out of them. the way i use them, my friends and people around me use to be like - 'no wonder you change your phone so frequently'! but not every phone change had been made out of my own desire - but some are out of necessity, like you changed yours because you dropped your previous one in the water. e71 is a very good phone, i guess, like most nokia E-series phones. i've been longing to use an E-series phone from before. i've considered buying the sleek e51, but bought n81 instead. both came out about the same time and were very new then. E-series phones are business phones and meant for office applications. my friend bought e63, most probably(i can't remember exactly), and it was quite impressive. anyways, you've got yourself a very good phone so make the most out of it!
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
thanks for sharing your thoughts...heheh! i have some question ... can we mylot using our phones??hheheh! for e series???
@junil_jk (498)
• India
22 Mar 10
for using mylot on your phone you'll have to try and see in your phone's browser. besides, you can install other browser softwares like opera mini, tshark, etc., and check through them. and also you'll have to see the mylot terms - if they forbid using mylot on phones then you can't. personally i haven't tried using mylot on my phone(i don't have internet connection in my phone now as i'm surfing in my laptop using a usb modem).
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
oh i see... why???they dont allow it???i dont get it.... hmmmm...
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
19 Mar 10
hello acie, That's good for you. In my opinion,as along as i can receive and made calls,receive and send text messages,then,it would be fine. I don't think expensive or cheap mobile phone is necessary for ordinary people,i mean with people who only stays home,or for students. But for someone who had the capacity to buy expensive phones and had extra money for costly gadgets...then,go for it. We need to treat ourselves sometimes with expensive things that we deserve. I am using also Nokia phones,i found it very friendly to use,and the camera is also good for me...for taking pictures.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
thanks jaiho.... my friend.. its been a long time...i missed you.. anyways...yeah..i think i deserved it..hehe!to kill boredom in my life.. since im a housewife and hubby like to do things on laptop..so i dont need to disturb him when he plays games or doing his typing etc... i dont need to take turns when he uses the laptop.. he can use it as long as he wants to..heheh! cause my phone has wifi already... im not into...buying expensive stuff..or going into trends.. i had my phone for 4 years plus.. if my phone did fell in the water..ill never buy a brand new.. is just i can share my phone with hubby too...heheh! i just like taking pictures....i just need to be extra careful on my things... thanks!.. cheers!
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
missed you too after so long And yes,you must be very careful with your new phone. Never drop it again...ugh!!!! My mobile is more than 2 years old,and,i can't afford to buy a new one. uhmn...i can't afford to drop or spoil my phone either,this is the best phone so far that i had(hahaha) I have tried,motorola,and samsung(both are good phones too)but this N95 8GB is the best for me...(unless i can buy a new Nokia series I really enjoy taking and saving pictures using this phone...no need to bring digicam everywhere i go.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
heheheh!of course thats one of the best phones in nokia series!.... its very expensive!heheheheh! your really rich my friend..hehehe! thanks!for sharing! hugs!
• United Arab Emirates
27 Mar 10
I think you make a great choice as i use E63 too
• United Arab Emirates
28 Mar 10
It's a very good phone as nokia's are so strong
• United Arab Emirates
28 Mar 10
Cheaper phone don't appeal to me, i think they're
• United Arab Emirates
28 Mar 10
Somehow limited and i wouln't be satisfied
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
hello acie girl! so you already have a new phone now? huh! that's good for you! so where's the old one? and much did you get your new phone? well as long as you are happy with it and have money to spend why not! after all, i guess you will be using it for a long time...hehe just be careful not to drop it in toilet bowl again! well as for me, cheaper or expensive don't really matter as long as i like the phone and i have money to spend...but actually, what's important for me is that i have a phone to use to call or text my family & friends...haha i am not really into phones these days...but i guess the best would be something nice and in good quality at reasonable price...
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
thanks! best..i bought it for 13,500... its been discounted.. you know...they are one of us..hhehehehe! naa....my phone will be coming this Tuesday... cause i ordered it from manila.. hmm..kinda pricey.. but its worth it... you know im not into phones too..specially the pricey one's..but because on what happened.. i should get a new one. and promise to take really good care of it!.. or else hubby will kill me!. hehehe! cheers!
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
25 Mar 10
ah okay...hehe then good that you get a discount... i guess its already in you...i saw you use it already on line right? hehe 13,500? well not bad at all...but with that amount i can already buy a gas range that i've been dreaming of! haha ok ok, do take care of your new phone so that your hubby will not kill you! haha just kidding! miss you!
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
26 Mar 10
heheheh!....thanks best.. can you online later?? can we go out this monday?? hehehe! are you available already??hehe!
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
Hi acie! If buying a Nokia e71 makes you happy and it suits your needs then you've made the right decision. I think it's as simple as that. Before when I was still working offline I used to go for the high end cell phones. I find them very useful because of my work though they are expensive. I can do a lot of things on my cell phone especially when putting reminders on them, especially my Nokia 9500 where it has Word and Excel on it. But now that I am a work at home, I have stopped buying new cell phones. I can't use it's features anymore other than for texting and calling because I'm always working on my laptop and email and chat is my main communication now. I'd rather buy a new laptop than a cell phone now. Ciao!
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
hi friend.. im supposed to buy nokia95 too...cause my hubby like that.. but here in phil..its 18,000 plus!or 20!so expensive.... is a nice cellphone important to you my friend??? i have a laptop already..its PC i need... but i need to save money again for a new PC... for 22,000...hehehe!i just need to save and save!!.. heheh!maybe its ok for now to buy a new phone cause i still dont have children.. but when i'll have one.. buying like this stuff..is a no no for me..heheheh! keep sharing! cheers!
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
I think everyone wants to have a nice cell phone; one that has high end features and it's okay to want a nice cell phone. I have bought a lot of cell phones before from Nokia and Ericsson and back then it seems that I can't get enough of all the features, not minding the price. But after sometime, I've realized that I have wasted a lot of money when just a simple cell phone for me can do what is important, and that is to be able to call or text when needed. Now, I've become more thriftier when buying cell phones, especially since my interest has been shifted to laptops. As I have said, I'd rather buy a new laptop than a cell phone. Some cell phones cost tmore than what laptops costs these days.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
heheheh!..true again...hehehe! oh !talking about being thrifty im one of them too!.. its just now i want to buy that kind of model.. cause it has lots!of purposes... never in my life ive tried buy stuff like this.. its just now..heheh! and there's no next time...heheheh! this will be my life time phone....hehehe! can i ask you.. what model has nice PC?? but not really pricey?? thnaks!
• United States
20 Mar 10
My phone I have with T Mobile broke but I have had it for a long time and I really liked it so I had to put my sim card in this old old phone I found laying around and people make fun of it I do not like it at all and it is on it's last leg as well, L.O.L. but I have no way to get to the place I always go at this time but I feel like as long I have a phone to talk on no matter cheap or expensive I'm good Even though it is a bit embarrassing.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
hi there friend... how did it broke???
• United States
20 Mar 10
I don't know all of the sudden all of the keys on the phone got stuck so when someone was calling me I could see who is calling but I could not answer it ansd I can not dial any numbers, I am so sad without my better phone But at least I have one that works for now even though it is ugly.
19 Mar 10
A phone is a phone for me so I don't care for an expensive phone with all the latest gadgets and gizmos, I just need a cheap phone that works, so I can make a call and receive a call. Simple is best for me
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
19 Mar 10
hi friend.. is e71 nokia..cheaper for you??what you think?? thanks! for the comment cheers!...
• Hong Kong
20 Mar 10
Hi recycledgoth, my hubby just like you, he always says he just needs a phone that can call and receive a call. Too many functions on his phone would waste his time on working, he just want to focus on his work and want to restrict himself not to play those games on a phone.
@Sir_bobby88 (8244)
• Singapore
28 Mar 10
Buy phone ? Just buy I Phonme or go buy Cheap phones . The other phone simply just not worth it .
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
28 Mar 10
so is e71 not worth it??hehehhe!
@youless (93726)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Mar 10
The brand doesn't matter to me so much. I pay attention to the cellphone's operating system. I like to use Windows mobile. If it is very expensive, I can wait until the price is reasonable and then I buy it. I don't want to buy cheap cellphones because they just have basic features and it is not suitable for me. I like to have a cellphone with many features. I love China
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
hi friend .. hmmm..me too..well my phone is worth the price.. thats what they've said..heheh! and i hoped so..lol! cheers!
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
22 Mar 10
lol =D depending on what purpose are u buying the phone for!! But in your case, u seem to be buying for the camera rather than the functionality of phone.. hehe ^_^ IF so, i will rather u be buying either Samsung or other brands, compared to nokia e71.. lol =D Brand is not as important, and what matters most is, whether they appeal to u, and being user friendly.. haha =D
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
hi kunny... i loved that phone cause it has wifi and good camera.. heheh!i still need to explore more about it when it arrive tomorrow..heheh! thanks!
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@siliguri (4224)
• India
20 Mar 10
I give more preference to the features of mobile rather than its costs..if i like the features of one mobile...i will pay the money whether it is costlier or cheaper...yeah! u had take right decision by purchasing a handy mobile of nokia..
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
22 Mar 10
thanks siliguri!
• China
20 Mar 10
Hi, friend. It all depends what kind of funcitons I need. I used to use a very simple Nokia phone only equipped with calling/receiving calls and sending messages. No camera, no internet service, no video or any other advanced functions. That's really very inconvenient sometimes, though it can be used for almost two weeks without charging. There are many times when I need to access internet on the cell phone when I have no computer hooked to internet at hand. Besides this, I also need to compile a word file or something on the cell phone. So I bought another high-tech Nokia phone just two months ago. So far it has been working very well. Some people think that people's buying expensive phones is just for showing off, but that's a completely prejudice. When we need to use those high-tech funtions, we have to buy an expensive one.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
hi friend.. yeah!im very hooked into internet..heheeh! and yeah i agree..its not showing off..its the need of the technology you want.. you use phones in just two weeks???then change it with a new one?? whoooh..heheheh!are you a business man??or something?? thanks for the post! really appreciate it..
@LadyBoss (253)
• United States
20 Mar 10
Well, I am a little bit different. I bought my cellphone at Walmart for $20.00. Its one of those prepaid ones. I dont really talk on the phone that much. And it came with a carrying case a home and a car charger. And it works great. I really dont need all the extra fancy stuff. I just use it when Im not at home.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
hi there... im not really into fancy gadgets... just now...i bought something pricey for myself.. ever since it never came to my mind about buying expensive gadgets.. its just me and hubby could use the phone... because of the wifi...i love sharing things with my hubby.. thanks!for posting! cheers!
@scja16 (323)
• Philippines
19 Mar 10
If that phone really hep your lifestyle then that is a good choice. To be honest I really love that phone as well but with my lifestyle, I am always on the go and it means I am not taking care of phone that much. For me, I'd rather used a cheaper phone so just in case I broke it. It will not be painful to lose the phone then I will just buy a new one. Do not worry I think you made the right choice since e71 is a very good phone to have. God bless
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
hi friend... thanks!.. is e71 a really high price???for a good phone?? what you think?? heheheh!hmmm..you have your point when it broke it will not hurt a lot.. hmm..that make me a little bit worried and sad........ thanks! keep dropping by! my friend..
@myzire72 (1157)
• Singapore
19 Mar 10
Before I buy a phone, I always look at the specifications first and then compare them with other similar phones, so I can get the phone with the specifications I want at a lower price. However, I do set a budget. Acie, in your case, you know that you want a phone with good camera, that's why you chose Nokia E71. It's a good phone, and comes with the QWERTY keyboard. Anyway, try to be careful the next time.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
hehehhehe!thanks for the support myzire.. i really need too cause hubby bought it for me as a gift!... i stick to one phone..i dont keep on changing phone... its just i need new one..so i go for a nicer one.. thats has everything..wifi ,good camera and a lot more.. so that its worth having forever!..heheh! keep dropping by! cheers!
@phoenix8606 (4978)
19 Mar 10
hell0! A very nice avatar by the way :) really like it well, I prefer the good ones :) I never look at the price, because sometime the price is not a guarantee for quality. some phones are very expensive, but just because of the design, and I prefer the functional phones which are also expensive, but are also qualitative and I know that they are good!
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
heheheh!hi there phoenix... hehehe!avatar??thats so long already.. that's my avatar ever since!hhehehh! but i heard many people in the internet or people using like my phone... e71 is better...i just bought it for 13,500..with discount..hehehe! while e63i is 9,500... if i go for e72..the price is 16,000 plus!... im supposed to have plan..but hubby said its very tiring to pay bills every month!.. so we decided to have e71.. thanks! friend!..
19 Mar 10
It depends on wether or not I like the phone. If the phone has everything that I want and is expensive then I will probably buy it. At the moment I have a Blackberry and I love it but I'm looking to get a new one as mine is knackered or an I-phone. I don't know too much about those nokias but get the one that you think you will get most use out of. If the cameras better on one and your going to be taking a lot of pictures then get that one. If you are just interested in it because it does have a better camera bu you don't plan to use it as much then get the cheaper one.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
20 Mar 10
whhhhhooooh...blackberry is very expensive here in Phil.. the price runs for 30,000 pesos or even 40,000! i like the phone cause it has nice camera and has wifi internet.. very useful.. for me and my hubby... thanks for sharing your thoughts my friend! cheers!
• Philippines
19 Mar 10
nokia e71 and e63i are two sophisticated phones. my brother has e63 and when i saw it i easily felt envious. i wanna have one too. you bought e71 right? i think it s a nice choice. has a nice cam, expandable memory, capable of connecting to wap, you re good to go with it.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
19 Mar 10
heeh!thanks friend.. im supposed to have e72 for a plan...but its kinda tiring to pay the bills every month...and its kinda heavy for me..to pay 500 every month.. so i decided to buy the cheaper one... im not really picky or always getting a new phone... its just i really need a phone since my phone got destroyed.. heheh! cheers!
• India
19 Mar 10
hello acie, It is okay if u had to buy expensive phone. Once in a while every one is entitled to indulge in spending more money on some item which one finds attractive and these days mobile companies are coming out with latest phones with so many facilities that spending little more does not pinch.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
19 Mar 10
thanks friend... thanks for the support... you know...im already married and i really need to save more money... for the future..heheh!for my future children.. or...im just thrifty... so..is nokia e71 a ok phone??hehehe! cheers! friend!