matt101101

Cheapest Phone Available In The UK Today

I would like to get a very basic PAYG/SIM Free "feature phone" for situations where my Galaxy S2 may be put in danger.

What's the cheapest PAYG/SIM Free phone currently available in the in the UK (not "used" off eBay etc, as they'll likely have ancient, ruined batteries)? The only criteria for this phone (bar being dirt cheap) is that it must be on T-Mobile or unlocked.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions :).

Most Useful Answer matt101101  Mar. 5, 2012 at 23:38

Damn...looks like being £2.95. I am genuinely shocked that I couldn't find a phone for a quid, I once got an Alcatel for free with £10 credit (my sister wanted the SIM, I wanted the £6 Quidco for buying a PAYG phone :p).

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Treab  Mar. 5, 2012 at 00:53

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 5, 2012 at 07:21

I've already found the Samsung E1080 for £2.95 from CPW (I can buy it instore without having to pay for the needless £10 top-up), I was literally looking for a 1 quid phone.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 5, 2012 at 07:22

Mobiles.co.uk have the same phone for £1.90 but I'd have to buy the pointless top-up, making it way more expensive.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 5, 2012 at 23:31

Nobody know of any bargain £0.99 phones :(?

Treab  Mar. 5, 2012 at 23:33

fraid not... cheapskate.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 5, 2012 at 23:38

Damn...looks like being £2.95. I am genuinely shocked that I couldn't find a phone for a quid, I once got an Alcatel for free with £10 credit (my sister wanted the SIM, I wanted the £6 Quidco for buying a PAYG phone :p).

Treab  Mar. 5, 2012 at 23:42

i have seen a three mobile like that recently....

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 5, 2012 at 23:44

Yeah, it was a couple of years ago. The really annoying thing is, the Alcatel is still in a drawer downstairs but it's locked to O2...bummer.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 5, 2012 at 23:48

I lie, I just went to look at the Alcatel, the invoice was still in the box. It was 99p.

Rip off.

Treab  Mar. 5, 2012 at 23:50

i know only getting 5.01 for a mobile...

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 5, 2012 at 23:55

Ridiculous. I might complain to trading standards.

The £2.95 phone has a rugged body and a flashlight built in...the perfect phone for what I want. It'll also mean I'll own Samsung's best and worst phones haha :D.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 6, 2012 at 18:02

I bought a phone, Samsung E1150i, £6.95. The cheaper one had a horrid, single piece, rubberised keyboard.

http://www.marcopoloshop.it/products/mps//Grandi/OMNE1150I.jpg

Treab  Mar. 6, 2012 at 18:09

one day matt you may upgrade to an android phone... till that day enjoy your basic phone :p

Treab  Mar. 6, 2012 at 23:48

shoulda waited matty boy... ebay has a £5 voucher off any purchase... meaning you could of got a phone dead cheap ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 7, 2012 at 00:23

Already used my voucher to get a free 8gb memory stick to put the W8 beta on :p.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 7, 2012 at 00:25

Oddly, I'm enjoying using my basic, no frills phone quite a lot. The UX is far better than a cheap Android phone, there's no lag or disappointment, it simply does what it says on the tin and does it well.

Treab  Mar. 7, 2012 at 00:27

basic phone... you mean your new top of the range one right ;)

i used my voucher to buy a second case for my sgs2 so he has a smart suit ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 7, 2012 at 00:32

The E1150i has an RRP of £39.99 according to Play.com....it's a beast ;).

Cases for the S2 reminds me, when I was in CPW earlier, the cases for the iPhone/S2 etc, cost nearly three times as much as the phone I bought...madness. Shows just how much of a rip off they really are.

I've got a second PayPal/eBay voucher (as I have access to another account), I'm not sure what to buy though...it's hard choosing what free stuff you want :p.

Treab  Mar. 7, 2012 at 00:35

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 7, 2012 at 00:37

Nah...

a) I don't like such things
b) They'd still cost me £3.71 including delivery, I wanna get free stuff.

Treab  Mar. 7, 2012 at 00:41

I half wanna post something 'adult' as a joke ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 7, 2012 at 00:41

Whoooooooo........!!!!!!!!!!!






Double post bug.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 7, 2012 at 00:42

I'll get rid of the second one for you.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 7, 2012 at 00:42

Done.

Oh, and no inappropriate jokes, family friendly site and all that :p.

Treab  Mar. 7, 2012 at 00:44

so had i :p

mod freak ;) still check out playboy 1970 matty ;)

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