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Other Good mobile phone? <£70

Discussion in 'General' started by Zero_UK, 21 Apr 2010.

  1. Zero_UK

    Zero_UK What's a Dremel?

    12 Aug 2008
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    Hey, I'm looking for a new mobile phone because mine is old and the battery is down to a daily charge with little use.

    I'm looking for one less than £70 really, but can also function as a mp3 player yet has a good battery. I'm not fussed for a fancy camera, HD recording and games etc. Oh and it needs to run on o2.

    Any suggestions? or just worth a cheap quick £20 phone and grabbing a seperate mp3 player? lol


    Would this be decent enough lol? and for internet would that be zapping up credit on use or have we got past that stage lol?
    Last edited: 21 Apr 2010
  2. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

    23 Oct 2001
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    iPhone 3GS? :p

    /me runs...
  3. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

    25 Jul 2006
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    Beaten to it.

    I honestly cannot help you with this at all. I went iPhone on the 15th November 2007 and have barely held a handset from another manufacturer since, never mind used one.
  4. NuTech

    NuTech Minimodder

    18 Mar 2002
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    Are you talking about a sim-free non-contract phone for less than £70?

    If so your options are very limited. Can you not get a cheap 18 month contract with a free phone?

    Also, a little word of warning about Blackberry's (which is even more relevant if you're about to buy a second hand one). They break. A lot.

    I cannot count the amount of times my girlfriend has had to get hers replaced by T-Mobile. But she refuses to switch to a smartphone, even one with a proper keypad.

    Actually the last time the UPS courier was here to swap her phone for a new one, I got talking with him. Turns out UPS has shipping contracts with three suppliers, T-mobile, Virgin and Apple. He said the vast majority of replacements are for Blackberry's. That day alone he had 6 phones to pick up, 4 were Blackberry's.
  5. October

    October Mariachi Style

    20 Jul 2009
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    You can generally get pay-as-you-go phones pretty cheap, just stick your own sim in it and miss out on the tenner or whatever of credit they include in the price :thumb:

    Actually here you go : cheap clicky!
  6. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

    24 Jul 2006
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    Samsung Tocco Lite.

    Can be had for around the £70 mark (I got a Vodafone one for £71 PAYG,) 2G/EDGE, MP3 and MP4 players.

    • Web browser is functional (occasionally read the Bit forums on it,) but it's not fast.
    • The data port is proprietary, although Amazon has quite a few 3.5mm headphone adapters listed on the site.
    • Camera is poo.
    • New PC Studio connection software is actually rather good. It comes with a video converter to squash your AVI's down to MP4 video format, and the phone's video playback isn't bad. Watched Blue Harvest while waiting at the Tesco checkouts during the Christmas rush last year.
    • Battery life is great, standby time lasts for days.
    • Keyboard, T9 or full qwerty on screen. Easier to type using a stylus, but not impossible to bang out long hand English with just about any body part.
  7. freedom810

    freedom810 Minimodder

    3 Dec 2007
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    samsung g600, nice little phone for a cheap price, pretty good camera too.
    Its the phone I used when I was on a budget, I honestly liked it for what it was worth.

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