Telstra 165 Country Phone
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Price (RRP): $529 Manufacturer: Telstra

Reviewer: Anthony Caruana

The Telstra 165 Country Phone is clearly designed for real work – there’s no chance of mistaking it for a fashion accessory. It has a “no frills” look that will appeal to many and its body is ruggedised so it can handle plenty of bumps and scrapes.

The Country Phone’s screen is very clear. While on-screen colours are muted in bright sunlight, phone numbers are easy to read. At about 12 x 5 cm it’s not the slimmest unit on the market but the extra size means that the keypad can be used by even the most sausage-fingered amongst us without too much danger of hitting the wrong key.

Part of the Country Phone’s retro look is the pull-up antenna. This isn’t a fashion statement; the antenna points to the Country Phone’s most potent feature – excellent reception. It’s more likely to get a reliable signal where other fashion phones revert to being paperweights. We compared it with a number of other units in a poor coverage area and it was able to get a strong signal where the others got none.

The Country Phone is easy to use and will help you stay connected where some other phones wither.

Telstra 165 Country Phone
Price (RRP): $529 Manufacturer: Telstra
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