ASDA to sell mobiles from a fiver.

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  1. Cyburn2008
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  2. The Teej

    The Teej Also known as The Tjalian

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    When I buy a mobile phone, I always keep the phone, or give it to someone else who needs it. I don't ever throw phones away.

    If there's a way of getting your own MIDIs on there, I'm sure these would make great MIDI players, hehe.
     
  3. Harsky

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    Funny how phones like that would probably cost £100 years ago when phones were heavy and only had 2 line LCD screen along with an antenna that you have to pull out. Makes the toy phones look more sophisticated
     
  4. FAST6191

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    When I was compelled to have a phone I had one of the cheapo tesco ones and you know it made calls, sent the odd text message, had a battery that lasted about a week if I used the thing and took some serious punishment (more than a few throws against the wall, off high stuff (several stories on occasion) under wheels, through water and what have you).

    Having also spent a few weeks now resoldering and repairing phones that have no more than what I had but useless cameras and media players built in because someone was unfortunate enough to drop them from a coffee table or use them outside a clean room I can see this being a good thing.

    Of course when less than legit stuff costs that much.....
     
  5. Harsky

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    I destroyed my first phone (Nokia 3310) because I put it in my jacket when I was in school and I was swinging on my chair when suddenly, my jacket pocket swung under the chair leg and CRACK. Goodbye LCD screen. Cost £50 to repair but by then I was using a phone that had colour screen which was a big deal to me at that time.
     
  6. science

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    Nice disposable phones for travelers. I had to buy a few when I traveled to America because I'm on a CDMA network
     
  7. FAST6191

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    Getting off topic perhaps but the last couple of European ferries I went on had sim card machines onboard. Then again it seems Europe actually ended with a half decent phone system somehow.
     
  8. James B.

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    Obviously you haven't had a cell phone from Virgin Mobile.

    They suck some hardcore ass, no PC cable, no Bluetooth, no micro SD slot, no Sim Card.

    Just a battery.

    They.. suck..

    EDIT: Just in case you were wondering, this is a 100 dollar phone.

    Dont buy it.
     
  9. Linkiboy

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    In terms of phones and telecom Europe >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> USA

    Especially the cool phone booths they have in france
     
  10. fischju

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    Is that an intentional pun?
     
  11. Armadillo

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    Friends of the Earth said: "Asda claims to be committed to reducing its environmental impact but is encouraging a throwaway culture by marketing cut-price electronic goods as disposable items."

    [​IMG]

    Might just buy one now as it seems to be annoying them.