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Hey all My mum has decided she need a mobile she can surf the internet on and check her email (shocking). Has to be a contract and up to £20 monthly only. Just saw the Blackbery for £12 whi… Read More
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
Hey all

My mum has decided she need a mobile she can surf the internet on and check her email (shocking). Has to be a contract and up to £20 monthly only.

Just saw the Blackbery for £12 which seems ok. My worry is she is not very tech, so it needs to be quite simple.

I am iphone mad, so have no clue about mobile phones any more. Would like ideally to get her a deal on Vodaphone as she has bad signal at home & I can get a sure signal box there.

Looking there I saw a Samsung Monte, LG Viewty. No idea what these phones are like.

Any pointers or opinions on what I should get her would be much appreciated.

Thanks

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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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#1
The Blackberry (Curve 8520) is good for checking emails and looks more complicated to use than it really is - I thought it was quite a simple phone to get used to once you have a play with it. However, that particular model has no 3G so surfing the Internet is like watching paint dry (literally), very slow!
#2
Thanks for that Pr3cious18

Had not noticed lack of 3G, deffo a duff deal for me then. The search continues :-)
#3
Hi!

I got a cracking deal with T-Mobile for my mum. Got her the HTC Wildfire for my mum with 100 mins and 100text, unlimited data (fair usage policy limits to 500mb) and unlimited t-mobile to t-mobile texts and calls all for £10 a month (24 month contract though)

The HTC wildfire is the same as the old Iphone platform pretty much. My mum's 60 and even sent me an e-mail off it last night!
#4
Hi pink_koo

Thanks for the idea, do you have a link? as it seems a lot more expensive now :(

Anyone have the samsung monte or lg viewty?
#5
[quote=id3als]Hi pink_kooThanks for the idea, do you have a link? as it seems a lot more expensive now :(quote]

Hi,

I actually phoned t-mobile off the back of a deal posted on here... but having spoken to someone I managed to get a far better deal than what I found on the web.

Hope this helps...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/htc-wildfire-tmobile-10-per-month-1/703554
banned#6
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/htc-desire-clearance-900-mins-texts/753347

Biggest problem with the desire is battery life but thats mainly cos of the cracking big screen. Android usability isn't up to the iPhone but i find Android easy enough but some more 'mature' family members struggle a bit with it.

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