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Sea Route

Hi!) I would like to ask for your advice - I want to buy a phone and send it my friend in Philippines. How is it better to send it and are there possible issues with PH customs?

I was told, that it's better to ship it by Singapore Airmail, because it allows to send batteries.

I guess, it is better to send it without original box? The phone itself will be inexpensive, around $40-50. 

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Woolf

sounds that it could cost a bit to send

why not buy the phone at Lazada pay with your credit card and have it delivered??

Here is one brand, ok phones not too costly

https://www.lazada.com.ph/catalog/?spm=a2o4l.home.search.1.239e6ef0iaHtvR&q=firefly mobile&_keyori=ss&from=suggest_normal&sugg=firefly mobile_0_1

 

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Sea Route

Thank you for the link, it is better and more safe to order it in Philippines, indeed.

With the same price I can buy better quality phone in China (for example, I found Xiaomi, old model, for 40 USD, but all the troubles including installing Google Play Store, shipping, customs, are just too much.

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Sea Route

And also my friend has Sun Cellular sim card, somehow 4G there is not available in older phones for Chinese market.

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Woolf

sun 4G LTE    hmmm  I may be wrong but I think that is not working too well

you must be aware 4G in philippines is really 3G+

for it to be LTE it must be marked LTE

anyway  it depends location location location

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bkkmarlowe

As others have mentioned, Lazada is the way to go. They have most of the leading brands of cell phones, at a range of prices to suit your budget. The prices they quote iincludes any customs duties... and in many cases shipping is free.

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Goetz1965

I bought a SONY phone with Lazada from a seller in Hongkong - delivery was within 10 days and no problems at all.

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Sea Route

Thank you, guys, I eventually bought a phone in Lazada, it should be delivered today or tomorrow.

Didn't know about possibility of buying from international sellers, it's a good option

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Woolf
2 minutes ago, Sea Route said:

Thank you, guys, I eventually bought a phone in Lazada, it should be delivered today or tomorrow.

Didn't know about possibility of buying from international sellers, it's a good option

What did you buy   brand model ?

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Sea Route
1 minute ago, Woolf said:

What did you buy   brand model ?

I bought a Cherry phone, not sure if it can be considered a brand :)

Out of the phones within my budget (up to 2700 pesos) it had the best reviews, so I went for it

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Sea Route

It's a Cherry Mobile Flare J3 Lite, 2499 pesos. Basically my friend needs only Facebook and camera, so I really hope, that phone will be okay for that

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Dafey

I have purchased several Cherry phones for relatives in that price range and am very pleased with them

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Sea Route
3 minutes ago, Dafey said:

I have purchased several Cherry phones for relatives in that price range and am very pleased with them

Great! I was a bit worried about the quality...

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Dafey

In my opinion they are a fine option. Usually they come with some free time or coupons for free time too

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Woolf
5 minutes ago, Sea Route said:

It's a Cherry Mobile Flare J3 Lite, 2499 pesos. Basically my friend needs only Facebook and camera, so I really hope, that phone will be okay for that

Sound ok

has newest android

did not cost too much

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