Telstra EasyTouch Discovery 3 mobile phone

Telstra EasyTouch Discovery 3 review: A 3G mobile phone specifically targeted at seniors and older Australians

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wyn barratt

2.5

1

Pros
easy use
Cons
battery only lasts two days though I hardly use the phone only to receive calls
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the battery life is hopeless I am tied to the house to keep charging it up.

Jerry Packer

4.0

2

Pros
reliable
Cons
hearing
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It a good phone but it could be better. Yes a little over priced but still best I could find on the market for the older generation. To transfer photos and data from the phone you need to do this using the external memory card SD, then download the picture to the SD card then to your computer and visa versa, computer to phone same way. I found that without an SD card you cannot transfer. I do hope that phone companies continue to brings out mobile with big buttons, easy to read and the audio because of the aging population in Australia need mobiles more than any other generation. Vibration and sound is great particularly for older generation who may be hearing impaired.

Liz Day

0.0

3

Pros
not the T3
Cons
Easy Touch T3
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Is definitely not a blue tick! Had mobiles in our rural area since they first came out, all worked fairly well, the old Samsung A412 outstanding! This drops out, no signal bars, fails to work very well on car bluetooth, battery life about 6 hours as roams all the time, talk about 35 to 45 minutes!!! worst ever...does not even work well in city either...always roaming and uses all Battery v quickly. Texting is useless, have to go in and change menu to get a capital...grade 1 could have come up with a better texting system

cris george

2.5

4

Pros
looks good & sounds good
Cons
Too costly for me
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Further to my comment of 20 August. The $408 locally contracted cost charged to me for the Discovery 3 mobile rather than the $240 price advertised by Telstra was due to local factors which I am unable to comment upon further. Telstra corporate remedied the situation through a timely and completely satisfactory process-(I was impressed with their care). The Discovery 3 is undoubtedly a very good phone by all accounts, just a bit above our mark.

cris george

0.0

5

Pros
smart looking
Cons
too costly
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My wife purchased a Dicovery 3 last week as part of a Telstra package. She was not aware how much the phone was to cost when she signed the contract-but that is another story. The cost of the Discovery is 408 dollars which considerably more than the advertised Telstra cost and way way above the costs of comparable product.
Be careful with this one.

ron connolly

1.5

6

Pros
big buttons.audible dialing
Cons
see below
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Thankfully the previous discovery is not now available.1.turns itself off when sqeessed,top flap presses on, off button.2.camera gave up at 13 month.3.last 4 month not receiving photos but referring me to the internet.HOPE THE NEW DISCOVERY HAS DIVORCED ITSELF FROM THE OLD.

Serena

4.0

7

Pros
great basic phone
Cons
Can not get to email folders when connected to pc
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I have found this phone to be a very good basic phone, I really do love it, the only problem I have come across so far, is that when you received a picture via a message, you cannot transfer it to your computer via software, you can save it in email message folders, or you can forward it on but as yet not found those folders showing up when connected to pc, a bit disappointing.

I have had many look at the phone and they cannot find a way to do this, my next step is to search on line to see if I can find a solution, considering the price when it was brought late last year was $288.00 and you cannot transfer pictures across to your pc, (you can transfer ones taken via the camera in this phone) I have had cheap 40.00 phones have a feature where you can transfer pictures sent to me via messages.

It may just be something I am missing, but others I have had a look at the phone from my tech department, have not found a way to do it either.

Apart from that one thing, I could not be happier; I don’t use it for the net, so I can not comment on its capabilities in that department.

It’s a solid phone; it pairs automatically to my ear piece after the first pairing, it does have all the usual features, very good range so far even in places where its known to have bad reception it does quite well.

derek

4.0

8

Pros
good
Cons
none
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how do I download contacts in outlook to my phone

Roger Jones

1.5

9

Pros
unknown. ?
Cons
unknown. ?
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HOW DOES ONE TRANSFER PHOTO'S TO COMPUTER. ? THERE IS NO INSTRUCTION ON THE 48 PAGE 'EASYTOUCH BOOKLET.' ? ? I HAVE DOWNLOADED THE DVD, GETS ME INTO JOIN ME ? BUT NO INFORMATION AS TO THE NEXT PROCEDURE. ? PLEASE DON'T ASK ME TO PHONE ANY TELSTRA NUMBER, AS THE USUAL PROCEDURE, IS THAT TELSTRA SHUNTS US OVER TO MALAYSIA, TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIFFICULTY IN UNDERSTANDING THE ENGLISH SPOKEN WORD. ? ? ? ? ?

jenny

1.5

10

Pros
easytouch???
Cons
using the easytouch
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how do i set the alarm

bubba

2.5

11

Pros
Flip
Cons
no wifi
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Any videos of menue?, can you turn of predictive, i think model 2 had this annoying writing thing. Love to see Video of text area. Shes up there in price though with Touch phones.

Mary

5.0

12

Pros
Anna, the consultant MT Barker
Cons
Chinese Touch phone
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I recently purchase a .. Chinese brand Touch phone, not from Teltsra store..OMG, what a--Lemon, after 4 frustrating days with it we took it back, to which the customer service was excellent..So then we purchased thsi lovely easytouch phone from a wonderful ,consultant from Testra..I would reccomend this phone time & again, as its easy to use & has a good booklet & dvd on how to set it up etc, not like the Chinese Brand..Silch on info..

joe

1.0

13

Pros
weather
Cons
the rain
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unable to conect my PC thanks

Peter

4.0

14

Pros
Solid performer
Cons
poor coverage for blue tick
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Great phone, but fails with coverage, the T2 provides better coverage in rural areas. Have tested the T2 alongside the T3 and the T2 wins every time. Can't workout why.

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