Friday FAQ’s, Chinavasion’s 12 Month Warranty and using Chinavasion phones in India.

Author xlxmarketing 30.7.2010. | 15:55

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Life in China and at Chinavasion continues at its usual frenetic pace despite the torrential storms we’ve been having all week. Here’s the best of this week:

Jing Zhang, our eBay wizard, finished off showing everyone what not to do when selling on eBay with part 2 of his blog: You’re Doing It Wrong! 10 Ways To Lose Money On eBay (Part 2). If you sell online you really need to check this out!

We also announced the winners of our exciting Chinavasion Revamp Competition, so congratulations once again for the lucky 10 who are staunch supporters of our online material, in particular the Chinavasion Youtube Channel. If you haven’t visited, get yourselves over there now for a look at our cool new videos and you might even spot some of the Chinavasion staff in action!

Finally, we launched a new category for Portable GPS. If you don’t know what these are, or haven’t seen them before…in which rainforest have you been living?! Forget your car-mounted GPS which simply shows a map. These little media-monsters do almost everything, from playing video and audio, ebook readers and wifi internet surfing. You can literally keep the world in your pocket! Check them out HERE.


Here are some of the customer questions we’ve been asked recently:

When does the 12 month warranty start from?

To avoid any confusion at all, the Chinavasion Warranty policy is as follows: The warranty period begins from the receipt of the goods by the initial consignee. In the case of resellers, this is when the vendor receives the goods from Chinavasion. The period is exactly 365 days from that time.

For example, a product on the 365th day is covered, but a product on the 366th is no longer covered. If you need any support from us please contact us with all your order details and item code at .

Will Chinavasion phones work in India?

Yes, you can use Chinavasion mobiles in India!
There has been much talk recently about whether China made cellphones will work in India given the Indian government’s recent decision to ban cell phone service to all non-nationally registered cellphones.

The heart of the issue involves IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) numbers. Basically, every cellphone in the world comes with a unique IMEI number that helps cellular companies route the calls to your handset.

The problem with non-India made phones is that their manufacturers do not register the IMEI numbers with the India goverment or for that matter, other governments since doing so would require too much time and expense.

One solution is available:

  • Visit only authorised GII (Genuine IMEI Implant) centres, set up on Government approved process, which can implant new genuine IMEI on the handset.
  • Pay a nominal charge of Rs 199 (all inclusive) and obtain a receipt.
  • Carry your handset with a valid identity Proof for identification purposes while visiting these centres.
  • Invalid IMEI will not work, regardless of the network the customer is currently on.

This solution is taken from this article: ( which also has a list of participating GSM agents.

Then you’ll be able to use your China phones in India. Great news for resellers, since India is one of the main importers of Chinese made mobile phones.

Read on for a review of a new phone that’s been flying off the shelves this week!


Product Review



CVQF-M139 Galaxia Projector Phone

Galaxia – Quadband Touchscreen Dual-SIM TV Projector Phone [CVQF-M139]
Our thinnest multimedia projector phone to date!

Think outside the box. Who likes carrying around all of the separate gadgets commonly needed for on-the-go projection these days? Laptop, projector, cables. Tiresome!

Times are changing, and fast. The Galaxia projector cell phone eliminates this tiresome burden in one fell swoop.

You’ll also be glad to discover that the Galaxia, despite taking the place of all of the above clutter, measures in at a mere 14.5mm thick, it’s 25% slimmer than most projector phones on the market– and it’s much brighter too. However, image projection is only the beginning of what this incredible little phone has to offer. Read on to find out more.



Extensive Functionality

The Galaxia offers all of today’s must-have features as well as some cool bonus features. Highlights include:

  • Dual SIM- This is great for business people who want to merge their personal and business numbers into one phone. You can even disable one or both of the numbers if you are not available at the moment.
  • TV Tuner + FM Radio- Watch all of your favorite TV shows right from your cell phone! With the built-in antenna it is easy to receive analog television broadcast and stay entertained all day long! There is even a FM tuner as well.
  • Mini SD Card Slot- Store all of your favorite media files on a removable Micro SD card. This makes file transferring and backup easier than ever (Bonus 2GB card included!).
  • Media Player + Projector– Access and play all of your favorite music, movies, pictures, eBooks, and watch TV shows right from your cellphone. And since this phone uses a powerful projection lamp you can enjoy all of it on a bright and colorful 8 to 30 inch screen!

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

    • What is a projector phone useful for?
      Are you kidding?! What aren’t they useful for! Not only does this phone come with TV, radio, SD card reader, but it also has a media player so you can project anything from movies to PPT presentations without having to carry around a bulky separate projector!


  • Honestly, how does the Galaxia compare to other projector cell phones?
    The Galaxia is our best projector phone, with incredible brightness, clarity and up to 30″ projection (larger than all but the biggest home TV’s)!



  • Does the phone come with a contract?
    No. This phone is contract-free and fully unlocked so it can work with any GSM service provider you choose.



  • Is this phone like the iPhone?
    No, this phone is better than the iPhone! Unlike the iPhone, the Galaxia Phone comes fully unlocked and ready for use with any network or carrier straight out of the box. You do not need to use any firmware hacks and risk “bricking” the phone. The Galaxia Phone also has dual SIM, Micro SD slot, video recording functionality and a and more (unlike the iPhone).



For a bigger list of questions visit the Chinavasion FAQ page or to ask your own question leave a comment to this blog (provided you don’t mind the whole world knowing about it).

We’ll answer them here and, if they’re good enough we may even re-publish them in a future Friday FAQ.

Author xlxmarketing 30.7.2010. | 15:55
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  1. Jitu August 29, 20:27

    Chinavasion Phones to India,
    this link is outdated one. The amnesty scheme by Government of India ended on 29 Nov 2009.

    Its illegal now to register an invalid IMEI in India. The govt approved registration centres are closed now.

  2. james wong November 20, 14:02

    i have a MI, my IMEI is missing, the phone can be connected to DIgi sim but not the Celcom sim card? Is this IMEI in my phone control operation of the phone, why Digi sim can be used??

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