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A great value mobile that can survive on-site knocks and scrapes and has been designed to work in the most challenging environment.

Full colour screen
MP3 music player
Stereo FM radio
Video player
Quad band world phone
SIM-free
Waterproof up to 1 metre depth
Works with most UK and Irish networks (except Three Mobile)
Dustproof
Shockproof from 1m drop
Built in LED torch
1.3 Camera

Also you get:
-1 year free warranty
- free customer helpline

Watch the video for more info
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#1
Rugged phone resistance test video


https://www.aldi.co.uk/typo3temp/pics/W13_PD_Sunday_New_UK9_e74b568609.jpg


Edited By: Dutrix on Mar 17, 2015 23:57
1 Like #2
A very sturdy phone. My son had a Samsung one and no matter how many times he dropped it, it was unbreakable. This phone is a lot better because of the dual sim. ;)
6 Likes #3
will it blend ?
#4
they had these in Lewes store 3 weeks ago reduced to £20, left over from the previous batch. the only reason didn't buy was the rubbish camera.
2 Likes #5
1. there is no mention about dual SIM
2. it's 2G only
3. poor camera, poor everything

I would suggest to buy 3 cheapest Nokias, all 3 likely withstand way much more than phone above.
#6
shame it doesnt accept a 3 sim and its 2g only which is really strange!
2 Likes #7
These get marketed under various brand names - jcb, landrover, fonerange etc.

eg the fonerange version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euPRrTx5OYg

I'm not sure what the point of 3g would be as it's a dumb phone - it is dual sim as per the video on aldi.

It's a basic phone that you have to try really hard to break. Don't think you can buy one from the uk for less than this.
#8
HaraldBB
1. there is no mention about dual SIM
Look at the video
#9
"Designed to work in the most challenging environment".

I thought mobile phones were banned from prisons!
4 Likes #10
Dear Trolls. Its £30 and WATCH THE VIDEO..No Nokia £9.99 job would stand the first test let alone the water and being run over by a car! Its for builders primarily. Great little thing.
#11
HaraldBB
1. there is no mention about dual SIM...
There is in the manual that the website links to though - definitely says "Dual SIM" and SIM1/2 etc.
Though as you say 2G only, so no use to anyone with a 3/Three network SIM.
Emphasis on "The phone is shockproof, waterproof and dustproof." and "WORKZONE".
1 Like #12
alritegeeza
Dear Trolls. Its £30 and WATCH THE VIDEO..No Nokia £9.99 job would stand the first test let alone the water and being run over by a car! Its for builders primarily. Great little thing.

My Nokia 100 has withstood falls like that of the third test! It's also been through the wash by accident. Still works.

Yes, this workzone phone is stronger - but I just wanted you to be aware that there are many other phones out there that are v.hardy even if they aren't explicitly stated as being 'workzone' phones!
#13
it looks good but i wonder why only 1 year warranty as even a cheap screenwash tester @ £1.49 had 3 years warranty...
#14
heat
#15
And they replacing 2g in some parts to make way for 4g/freeview? (might of dreamt that)
1 Like #16
o_t_e

I'm not sure what the point of 3g would be as it's a dumb phone

The point is better chance to make a call in areas where reception is poor. It's important since most of the 900MHz networks has been converted to 3G use and 2G on many areas is limited to 1800MHz only.
1800MHz gives better network capacity but at a price - shorter usable distance between base station and phone.

Last but not least, maximum transmitter power in handheld phone is limited by GSM standards to 2 watt on 900MHz band and only 1 watt on 1800 MHz.

All this means in UK 3G phone can have fairly good reception in the same place where 2G phone will have no reception at all. And, obviously, your network choice is limited.

Edited By: HaraldBB on Mar 18, 2015 16:42: mistake
4 Likes #17
Cant see why anyone would bother with one of these when for £799 you can get an iPhone 6 plus and an Otterbox defendeder for £70. As long as you don't get it wet.
1 Like #18
finbaar
Cant see why anyone would bother with one of these when for £799 you can get an iPhone 6 plus and an Otterbox defendeder for £70. As long as you don't get it wet.

Yep, and these things from ALDI don't even work with the gold Apple Watch.
#19
salsheikh
shame it doesnt accept a 3 sim and its 2g only which is really strange!

If you are thinking about the 321 PAYG deal, have a look at delight mobile
#20
o_t_e
These get marketed under various brand names - jcb, landrover, fonerange etc.
eg the fonerange version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euPRrTx5OYg
I'm not sure what the point of 3g would be as it's a dumb phone - it is dual sim as per the video on aldi.
It's a basic phone that you have to try really hard to break. Don't think you can buy one from the uk for less than this.
if this is true then I have already tried a JCB branded one and paid a lot more only for it to be returned. too many issues with the phone...

wouldnt work, no network, kept on freezing, couldnt make calls or receive calls, couldnt answer calls.
i'm gonne be giving this a miss and stick to the old Nokia handset.
1 Like #21
Thanks for the post, sent on to someone who'll find it useful :)
#22
finbaar
Cant see why anyone would bother with one of these when for £799 you can get an iPhone 6 plus and an Otterbox defendeder for £70. As long as you don't get it wet.


£870 I would expect it to have it own floatation device and be able to create its own oxygen bubble......regardless still shows the retarded still buy Apple products #Aslongasyoudontgetitwet and #ifiputscissorsinanelectricityoutletitmakesmeagenius
#23
derekscotia
finbaar
Cant see why anyone would bother with one of these when for £799 you can get an iPhone 6 plus and an Otterbox defendeder for £70. As long as you don't get it wet.
£870 I would expect it to have it own floatation device and be able to create its own oxygen bubble......regardless still shows the retarded still buy Apple products #Aslongasyoudontgetitwet and #ifiputscissorsinanelectricityoutletitmakesmeagenius

When time is money, and you are earning shagadelic* amounts of the stuff...the seamless integration of Apple gear pays for itself.

However, for the vast majority of people, the ease of use/app availability of an iPhone is vastly outweighed by the prohibitive cost.

*The abbreviated version of that word didn't get past the puritan's that moderate this website :)

Edited By: wenttoabetterplace on Mar 18, 2015 13:48
1 Like #24
derekscotia
finbaar
Cant see why anyone would bother with one of these when for £799 you can get an iPhone 6 plus and an Otterbox defendeder for £70. As long as you don't get it wet.

£870 I would expect it to have it own floatation device and be able to create its own oxygen bubble......regardless still shows the retarded still buy Apple products #Aslongasyoudontgetitwet and #ifiputscissorsinanelectricityoutletitmakesmeagenius
http://themodernjedi.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/sarcasm.jpg
#25
HaraldBB
o_t_e

I'm not sure what the point of 3g would be as it's a dumb phone

The point is better chance to make a call in areas where reception is poor. It's important since most of the 900MHz bans has been converted to 3G use and 2G on many areas is limited to 1800MHz only.
1800MHz gives better network capacity but at a price - shorter usable distance between base station and phone.

Last but not least, maximum transmitter power in handheld phone is limited by GSM standards to 2 watt on 900MHz band and only 1 watt on 1800 MHz.

All this means in UK 3G phone can have fairly good reception in the same place where 2G phone will have no reception at all. And, obviously, your network choice is limited.


those all sound like valid points - thanks for the information.
1 Like #26
A throw away phone that's likely to bounce back! Heat given.
banned#27
Maybe it was designed just for calling so it only supports 2G?
#28
Comment
BrumGB
will it blend ?

Ha Ha! I love those videos... Brilliant
#29
Ideal holiday / drunken night out phone.
#30
Dutrix
A great value mobile that can survive on-site knocks and scrapes and has been designed to work in the most challenging environment.Full colour screenMP3 music playerStereo FM radioVideo playerQuad band world phoneSIM-freeWaterproof up to 1 metre depthWorks with most UK and Irish networks (except Three Mobile)DustproofShockproof from 1m dropBuilt in LED torch1.3 CameraAlso you get:-1 year free warranty- free customer helplineWatch the video for more info
#31
Got one to take canoeing, excellent buy! Heat added.
#32
Dutrix

A great value mobile that can survive on-site knocks and scrapes and has been designed to work in the most challenging environment.
Full colour screen
MP3 music player
Stereo FM radio
Video player
Quad band world phone
SIM-free
Waterproof up to 1 metre depth
Works with most UK and Irish networks (except Three Mobile)
Dustproof
Shockproof from 1m drop
Built in LED torch
1.3 Camera
Also you get:
-1 year free warranty
- free customer helpline
Watch the video for more info
i cant use my router to get on to the web only use on pay and go

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