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    I don't use my phone very often but, I've got an old gen 1 Moto G, I'd like a new phone under $200, I was sizing up the Moto G 4 thats on sale at BH photo but it's got some issue about it touching ghosts or something, also the Moto G 4Play that's on sale isn't great either.
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    Ghost touches suck and will drive you crazy.....basically the phone develops its own mind and will open/close apps at random, vibrate randomly, and overall make your life miserable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mulock View Post
    Ghost touches suck and will drive you crazy.....basically the phone develops its own mind and will open/close apps at random, vibrate randomly, and overall make your life miserable.
    Also all those #metoo from all those ghosts!

    On a serious note, it really sucks because the phone is actually $150CAD when it's shipped on that site right now, but with that bug it completely soils the deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ph00p View Post
    Also all those #metoo from all those ghosts!

    On a serious note, it really sucks because the phone is actually $150CAD when it's shipped on that site right now, but with that bug it completely soils the deal.
    I have been using the moto g4 for over 1 year now. no problems. There will be some problems with any and every phone because people are quick to complain on the internet. Happy users rarely go out and say anything, so there is some bias there.

    I wouldn't worry about it too much, it is a good phone overall and you definitely won't find a better phone at $150


    Here's another option at $150 CAD: Axon 7 mini. Similar specs. You can find it at your local Superstore/Loblaws prepaid section. But it does not have clean Android.
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    Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017 edition) -- $199

    Order one brand new, unlocked, direct from Samsung:

    http://www.samsung.com/ca/smartphone...M-J327WZKAXAC/


    I picked a few of these up for family members who didnt want to renew their contracts, and/or upgraded from older flip phones, and they couldnt be happier with them.
    Is it a Galaxy S7 or s8? no, but it's a damn fine phone for most people.

    -- if you're not in a hurry, wait until next week. While I dont suspect these will be featured for Boxing Day sales, anything is possible.

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    If you're in the GTA, I'm looking to sell a LG G4 that I got from zoomer wireless that I didn't need. I have the unlock code and it comes with everything brand new. The seal was broken because zoomer installed the sim despite me asking them not to. I'm looking for $180. PM me if you're interested.

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    was thinking of getting this one.....any opinions on extending the warrenty? is it worth it?

    http://www.factorydirect.ca/acer-liq...-sim-android-6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Evans View Post
    was thinking of getting this one.....any opinions on extending the warrenty? is it worth it?

    not worth it. really old and obsolete.


    In this price range the best phones are

    Moto G4 ($125 from bhphoto)
    Moto G5 ($149 prepaid at superstore/loblaws)
    Axon 7 mini ($149 prepaid at superstore/loblaws)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Evans View Post
    was thinking of getting this one.....any opinions on extending the warrenty? is it worth it?
    Personally, I wouldnt buy an "Acer" anything... not phone, not computer, nothing.

    In the 20 years I've been working in the IT industry, Acer (and it's subsitaries) have the highest fail rate of any recognizable brand.
    How it is that they still exist after all this time is a mystery to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misteq View Post
    not worth it. really old and obsolete.


    In this price range the best phones are

    Moto G4 ($125 from bhphoto)
    Moto G5 ($149 prepaid at superstore/loblaws)
    Axon 7 mini ($149 prepaid at superstore/loblaws)
    There is no loblaws in my city. ;-(

    all i want is a larger screen, 5.5 inches & a decent dual camera...i just use my phone to text & ocasional call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Evans View Post
    There is no loblaws in my city. ;-(
    Is there any Loblaws group store that has a kiosk for The Mobile Shop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arjon View Post
    Is there any Loblaws group store that has a kiosk for The Mobile Shop?
    hmm...ive never heard of the mobile shop. i did see this at bestbuy
    https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product...11698031.aspx?
    & this...
    https://www.staples.ca/en/motorola-m...7_1-CA_1_20001

    not sure which one is better....

    this one is new/Not refurb but i hate to order on-line if there is a prob, its just a pain in a$$. love the large screen & camera.

    https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product...11698030.aspx?

    im gonna do some more research...thanks!
    Last edited by Linda Evans; Thu, Dec 28th, 2017 at 12:24 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Evans View Post
    hmm...ive never heard of the mobile shop. i did see this at bestbuy
    https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product...11698031.aspx?
    & this...
    https://www.staples.ca/en/motorola-m...7_1-CA_1_20001

    not sure which one is better....

    this one is new/Not refurb but i hate to order on-line if there is a prob, its just a pain in a$$. love the large screen & camera.

    https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product...11698030.aspx?

    im gonna do some more research...thanks!
    This one
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...t1625_4th.html

    The only bad thing is the warranty will be in USA. The phone comes to $151 CAD even if you use their own duty prepay with free shipping.

    This is the G4, it's superior to any of those links you've talked about.

    Again though, all the G4 series is subject to the "ghost touching" issue. But as other members have stated, perhaps the problem isn't as wide spread as the internet is making it out to be.


    Moto G5 is only $150 from a Loblaws!?!? Are there any other sites to find that price??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Evans View Post
    hmm...ive never heard of the mobile shop.
    I would guess there's a TMS in or near Stoney Creek. Try looking for locations on the TMS website.
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    ive ruled out ordering from the U.S. , just dont feel comfortable. what about this...

    http://www.pcmobile.ca/prepaid_phone...Id=prod2830003

    they are sold at a local fortinos , not sure if they will work with my cell, do i need to unlock?


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