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So far I'm happy with merimobiles. Paid on monday and it was shipped on thurs now it's in hong kong. next stop the UK :)


what tracking site are you using and what postage??

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what tracking site are you using and what postage??


DHL 3-6 day postage

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Finally somebody bought something else lol ... I have a few questions if you don't mind.


With so many of you buying Vowney - I just couldn`t do it :)
It had to be something else so I picked ZTE v987.

£156.. Is that what you actually paid for it? I've noticed that with Paypal you get a different exchange rate so it seems to be a few pounds more than the listed price.


Paid £12 more than £156:
"extra insurance" ~ £2
Shipping thru SingPost ~ £10

But got this as a gift:
Nillkin case (black)
Nillkin goes £6 in my benefit so I can survive that extra expences :)

Is it easy to root/ CWM and do you know of any issues with 3G mobile data or GPS in European countries?


Rooting - there will be no problem.
v987 has really many resources (check forums tab in my sig),
for example: dev Bruno on XDA who did a lot for this phone.
Do you know that EtoTalk flashes his v987 rom on new phones (without permission).


My country (european, matter of fact, on 1st July :)) has 3 operators with 2100MHz on 3g. One of them
uses 900MHz band too, in rural areas.
Specs for v987 say 3G: 900/2100MHz - so this should be fine.

Also is that site trusted or are you rolling the dice a little ;)

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Regarding seller choice:
From what I`ve found reading like mad for last three weeks - Hotmid shopping gave the least bad user experiences. Even that bad ones were benign. No scams so far.

One thing that drew my attention was they don`t offer too many phones.
Only 7-8 top chinese brands. Alltogether maybe 30 different models.
That looks serious :)


Lastly; Good luck, looks like a great phone for the price, 5" screens are awesome.


Yeah, 5" size just bearable enough for a phone and just big enough for other smart functions. :D

Edited by dakok, 28 June 2013 - 02:29 PM.

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I am just putting the finishing touches to my Voiwney V5 review. I will keep you guys posted....

Edited by Sere83, 28 June 2013 - 04:17 PM.

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I am just putting the finishing touches to my Voiwney V5 review. I will keep you guys posted....


is it a video or text review??

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is it a video or text review??


Text, I may try and make some accompanying vids but I'm not sure I have another phone/camera available where the quality is good enough to make it worthwhile

Edited by Sere83, 28 June 2013 - 05:57 PM.

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Text, I may try and make some accompanying vids but I'm not sure I have another phone/camera available where the quality is good enough to make it worthwhile

Sounds pretty cool, can't wait.

Has anyone used touch-us.com or to2c.com? Anyone, anyone, anyone? It seems really popular on 4Pda.Ru from what google translate is saying

Edited by JetKun, 28 June 2013 - 10:41 PM.

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when do you guys reckon the Jiayu G4's price will drop? I've been searching in vain for something similarly powerful and yet with a bit more storage at the same price point... All I'm getting are 5 inch phones... :(

edit: whooops double post

Edited by JetKun, 28 June 2013 - 10:44 PM.

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Faea Penguin F2 5" FHD with NFC & OTG

First appearances in shops for $230, should drop soon to
promised price, sub $200

Spoiler

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Faea Penguin F2 5" FHD with NFC & OTG

First appearances in shops for $230, should drop soon to
promised price, sub $200

Spoiler

Dimensions and battery? Google cannot yield consistent results.
Also where was that g4 place you were talking about a few pagesback? t

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Edited by dakok, 29 June 2013 - 03:30 PM.

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Hoping someone can help me here.

I just had a call from a women who claimed to be DHL canada and that I need to pay £11 more
for the cost of the shipping of my phone. I did ask her how she got my number ect
but she would not answer. She also said it was a tax? I said "vat" she said yes so I said
that will be put on(if any) when it gets here. Then I said I was calling DHL UK and she put the phone down!

My phone is at "Arrived at Sort Facility HONG KONG - HONG KONG" do any of you think its a con?
cant contact merimobiles at the mow.

Forgot to say her number was with held as well. I have emailed DHL and told them but as their office is closed I will have to wait till monday now.

Edited by deuse, 29 June 2013 - 04:13 PM.

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Anyone noticed that the Newman K1 is now £4 more than the Vowney V5 on merimobiles?
http://www.merimobil...etCurrencyId=41

Just wondering if anyone has used a K1 and had the same GPS and 3G problems as the Vowney V5? Getting really tempted to buy something now!

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OK I just checked the site https://epayments.dhl.co.uk/ put in my tracking number and it wants £11 paid now. wonder why
as i've already paid the shop £15.

Oh well just paid it :( won't be shopping in china again.

Edited by deuse, 29 June 2013 - 05:53 PM.

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OK I just checked the site https://epayments.dhl.co.uk/ put in my tracking number and it wants £11 paid now. wonder why
as i've already paid the shop £15.

Oh well just paid it :( won't be shopping in china again.


I guess from what I've read elsewhere the £15 to merimobiles was for shipping DHL and the £11 for DHL is the VAT @20% on the declared value on the package

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By the way i wouldnt rely on free tracking. the tracking says my phone left china on the 24th and that's it!

The phone arrived today so it took 5 days after leaving china from the merimobiles shipping site

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OK I just checked the site https://epayments.dhl.co.uk/ put in my tracking number and it wants £11 paid now. wonder why
as i've already paid the shop £15.

Oh well just paid it :( won't be shopping in china again.


When I bought a tablet from a Chinese shop last year using DHL shipping, it was delivered without issue, but I later received an invoice from DHL for the VAT which I had to pay.

I don't think there is anything suspicious about this and was half-expecting some sort of additional charge when I ordered my tablet.

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By the way i wouldnt rely on free tracking. the tracking says my phone left china on the 24th and that's it!

The phone arrived today so it took 5 days after leaving china from the merimobiles shipping site


Thanks all. I thought(silly me) I would get it cheaper but I can get the same phone for £170 inc delivery. Oh well learnt my lesson.

I will call DHL on monday to see where it is. Thanks for the advice everyone :)

Edited by deuse, 29 June 2013 - 07:43 PM.

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Interesting that there`s no much talk here about a great 4.5" phone
Xiaomi M2A. It is a bit above $280 + postage, but specs are much
better than mtk6589 we discuss here:

Dual core Qualcomm Krait 300 1.7GHz / Adreno320 GPU
1/16 Gb
WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz
GPS/GLONASS
Camera F/2.0
MHL + OTG
MIUI v5 (official :))
Antutu score ~18000

Even cheaper on beexz website (not sure if trusted)

Arranhs, this is the one to buy when you go to China! (~ $245)!!!

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