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opinion on phones from China

by Josefzeman / December 9, 2012 9:21 PM PST

recently found such portals as pandawill.com and aliexpress.com where can be found any product from China including self phones. Maybe someone has already ordered, have experience with? As with delivery and payment? Interestingly, since the prices are a pleasant surprise

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Personally ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 9, 2012 9:44 PM PST

I would never buy in China directly, because it seems an harassment to communicate with them if you need service or warranty or send it back because someting is wrong with it.
Then I prefer to pay a little bit more to get local service.

Just my 2 cents.

Kees

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Gotta agree with Kees....
by birdmantd Forum moderator / December 9, 2012 10:15 PM PST
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You really get what you pay for. Buying from an international manufacturer who doesn't sell devices directly to your carrier can be risky.

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Yup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2012 10:56 PM PST
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Here in the US the carrier can deny or drop service to such things as they must only allow devices on the network that are tested. There are folk that don't know this and end up feeling burned.
Bob

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That really depends
by awesomeworld / December 14, 2012 3:08 PM PST

My first phone is Sumsung and my second phone is Nokia.They are good.But honsetly,except sending emails ,calls and read news,I barely use other functions.My third phone ,I choose HUAWEI, which is from China.Now I have it for nearly 3 months, it is better than I thought and satisfied all my needs.What a surprices,it even has Front camera.and as you said ,the price is quite good.It is never too late to try!

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And the carrier could drop you off the network.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2012 11:36 PM PST
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At their discretion. We are seeing Huawei spammed in the forums and it gets cleaned off so beware that and other names from new members that jump in without telling you the caveats.
Bob

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