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LG Rhino £19.98 del inc £10 on sim Tesco .com Mobile

£19.98 @ Tesco
£14 0ff this at the moment to bring it down to £19.98 inc del theres £10 on the sim once you register it. Go via quidco and they "say" theres £6 back on tesco PAYG mobiles Bluetooth,1.3MP came… Read More
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£14 0ff this at the moment to bring it down to £19.98 inc del theres £10 on the sim once you register it.

Go via quidco and they "say" theres £6 back on tesco PAYG mobiles

Bluetooth,1.3MP camera,Triband,SD micro slot,FM radio,MP3 player,Downloadable Ringtones
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1 Like #1
Seems like a good deal all round, or is it! What are LG phones like, anybody?
#2
I have checked out a few reviews for this phone and there are a couple of things to be aware of. The phone does not come with a USB cable or memory card, so you will need to purchase these seperately in order to use the music player. Having said that it still seems a bargain.
#3
LG = the rather unfortunately named Lucky Goldstar - which was formed with the Lucky and Goldstar groups combining.

But their products seem to be made to a high standard.

Are there any other discounts available on this?
#4
http://img.gsmarena.com/vv/pics/lg/lg-kg290_00.jpg

The LG Rhino is also called the KG290.

Quidco should be available on this too - but I have not had much luck with cashback from Tesco Mobile.

Here is a review...

http://img.gsmarena.com/vv/pics/lg/lg-kg290_00.jpg

Is spec seems to be crying out for video and to make a cheap MP4 player - but there is no mention of this and it can shoot its own video - can take a memory card - yet does not mention anything about playback from the memory card.

General 2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
Announced 2007, September
Status Available. Released 2008, February
Size Dimensions 92 x 46 x 17.7 mm
Weight 90 g
Display Type TFT, 256K colors
Size 128 x 160 pixels, 1.77 inches
- Downloadable wallpapers
Ringtones Type Polyphonic (40 channels), MP3
Customization Download
Vibration Yes
Memory Phonebook Yes, Photocall
Call records 40 dialed, 40 received, 40 missed calls
Card slot microSD (TransFlash)
- 5 MB shared memory
Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
HSCSD No
EDGE No
3G No
WLAN No
Bluetooth Yes
Infrared port No
USB Yes
Features Messaging SMS, MMS
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML
Games Yes, order now
Colors Black, Gray
Camera 1.3 MP, 1280x960 pixels, video
- Java MIDP 2.0
- MP3/WMA/ААС++ player
- FM radio
- Calculator
- Organiser
- World time
- Voice memo
- Built-in handsfree
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 820 mAh
Stand-by Up to 200 h
Talk time Up to 2 h
#5
basically u getting it for £9.98, thats hot to me. Good find.
#6
sohood
basically u getting it for £9.98, thats hot to me. Good find.


Looks good to me too! is upgradeable with a micro SD card too!

:thumbsup:
banned#7
do we think it will be locked to tesco? or all networked?
#8
addywin
do we think it will be locked to tesco?

Almost certainly.
#9
I need to return my Sony Ericsson K850i due to problems with it and need a spare for the duration of it's repair. I could either pay £20 to loan one from Vodafone or buy one on another network cheaply and get it unlocked. I think this might just be it. It's cheap enough to get it unlocked in most places so it'll do me just fine.

Thanks.
#10
If you want a cheap phone, unlocked ,id go for a cheap one from carphonewarehouse or phones4u ,they normally (not guarenteed) come unlocked and both have quidco which is a lot more reliable than Tesco Mobile quidco.

Had 2 or 3 phones from Carphonewarehouse and Phones4u ,always been unlocked and always had the quidco , Tesco seems very hit and miss .

Phones4u have the Nokia 2610 on Tmobile for £19.99 with £10 topup included and you get £10 quidco, making it £10 in total and will probably be unlocked too.

:whistling:

bwg
I need to return my Sony Ericsson K850i due to problems with it and need a spare for the duration of it's repair. I could either pay £20 to loan one from Vodafone or buy one on another network cheaply and get it unlocked. I think this might just be it. It's cheap enough to get it unlocked in most places so it'll do me just fine.

Thanks.
#11
I have several £2.00 Tesco vouchers as well that I can use and it is free delivery.....and it's not that crucial that it's unlocked really, only need it for a week and the price with the vouchers, and if quidco tracks and pays out is negligible. I'll look there next time though!
#12
Does anybody know how to get these unlocked for free?
Done a google search, can't find anything.
#13
i think Tesco is o2 as well.
#14
Didn't even bother to read these forums at this price, with camera, mp3 and only Tenner!! cripes I didn't want to risk not getting one lol. Went through Quidco though ... heh heh ;o)
#15
how do u get free postage

wants a fiver, or a fiver if i pick up from store!!
#16
just click proceed and then it takes off postage
#17
read the page all mobiles delivered FREE
#18
niiice :D
#19
ordered & heated.... :thumbsup:
#20
Beware...the phone has touch sensitive buttons...the last time i used such a phone (Nokia 6110) it was a nightmare...with me accidentally cutting off conversations.
#21
ordered last night , confirmed but as usual quidco hasnt tracked , Tesco mobile seems very unreliable for quidco !
#22
Great Deal

Enough Money To Pay For My Son's First Mobile. Probably Be lost By This Time Next Week Knowing Him!!

Anyone Know What Type Of Memory Card This Phone Takes, And Where I Might Lay My Hands On One?
#23
Smag
Great Deal

Enough Money To Pay For My Son's First Mobile. Probably Be lost By This Time Next Week Knowing Him!!

Anyone Know What Type Of Memory Card This Phone Takes, And Where I Might Lay My Hands On One?


Micro SD......

http://www.play.com/Mobiles/Mobile/4-/3251313/Sandisk-Micro-SD-2GB/Product.html?P36=8GS37D
#24
ordered. voted hot and repped.
#25
Mine has arrived.....what a great piece of kit for £10!

Camera works well (not juddery like a lot are), menu is easy to use - found most stuff within a couple of minutes without looking at the instructions.

Doesn't seem to have the touch sensitive keys someone above mentioned - I have to push the buttons on this one.

Thanks again OP.. :thumbsup:
#26
isit locked? and does it come with the voucher or is that preloaded?
#27
yeh, locked to Tesco.....tried an o2 card (who run the tesco network apparently) but no joy.

As soon as you switch it on with the tesco sim in, it registers and whacks the £10 credit on..
#28
any easy ways to unlock this?
#29
I don't know....but I'd like too.
#30
mine arrived today, nice little phone - easy to use, does everything i want it to. bargain!
#31
can sum1 take a pic of the phone please.
#32
ALICOM007
can sum1 take a pic of the phone please.


Why??

There's loads of pics on the net.....why would you want another one? :?
#33
Got mine today and it looks great for the price.

I have turned it on and made a payable call to register it but the £1 automatic top up and £10 included deal top up has not appeared as yet.

Is there something else I need to do to get the top ups?
#34
I just switched mine on and it automatically registered and added the £10....
#35
Found this review......all looks good, not sure I'd ever need 2 hours talktime without a chance of a recharge.

http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/0,39030106,49293843,00.htm

LG KG290 Review
Reviewed by: Frank Lewis

Reviewed on: 1 November 2007

LG knows a thing or two about style as its Shine phone proves, but it's easy to do bling for big bucks -- what's more difficult is to pull off the same trick on a budget phone.

However, LG has largely managed to pull the rabbit out of the bag with the KG290, as it looks very stylish, yet is available as a pay as you go phone for as little as £60.

Strengths
With its silver finish, smooth sliding action and petite dimensions, the KG290 is certainly one of the tastiest-looking budget handsets we've seen in a long time. The phone is also pretty easy to use as its main menu is laid out as a typical 3x3 grid of icons. It looks and feels very similar to the menus on the latest Sony Ericsson or Nokia handsets, so most people will instantly feel right at home. LG has also added a handy shortcut menu to the standby screen, which assigns functions to the four direction keys of the central D-pad. It gives you almost instant access to things like the text message screen, silent mode or contacts book.

For a budget phone, this handset certainly isn't short of features. Most of the cheaper handsets around at the moment have VGA cameras, but LG has kitted this one out with a 1.3-megapixel shooter. The photos aren't up to the standards of a real digital camera, but they're much better than most of its rivals can produce. As well as the camera, you also get an MP3 player and FM tuner. The supplied stereo headphones actually sound pretty good and they also have an in-line mic and call-answer buttons so they double as a hands-free kit.

The phone's reception was generally excellent and the call quality was also very impressive. The KG290 also supports Bluetooth, so you can hook it up to a wireless headset or car kit.

Weaknesses
The phone's MP3 player is basic and certainly not on a par with some of its budget competitors, such as the one you'll find on Nokia's 5200. The main problem is that instead of sorting songs into the normal artist, song title and album name categories, it just presents you with a long list of the music files stored on the memory card you've got sitting in the microSD card slot. With larger memory cards, it means you often have to do a tedious amount of scrolling to get to the tracks you want to play. Another big annoyance is that the phone can't see your tracks unless they're specifically placed in a folder called 'Sounds' on your memory card.

The handset also can't play music tracks in the background, so if you exit the music player applications all music stops. It's a similar story with the FM tuner. As soon as you exit the tuner applications your headphones go silent. It has to be said that the reception on the FM tuner wasn't the best either. Often we had to stretch out the headphone lead to get decent reception on stations that other handsets had no problems tuning into.

The phones biggest failing, however, is its battery life. It's good for just two hours of talk time, which will be a deal killer for many people.

Conclusion
We love the KG290's slick design and it's hard not to be impressed by the range of features it offers for such a low price tag of around £60 on pay as you go. However, the poor battery life stops it from being the out and out bargain it initially seems.

Edited by Jason Jenkins
Additional editing by Jon Squire
#36
Has anyone got this to track via quidco, as mine hasn't? The last Tesco Mobile I bought a few weeks ago didn't track either. Now going through an earnings enquiry.
#37
Its now gone back up to £33.98
#38
wat courier does tesco use to deliver the phones?
#39
ALICOM007
wat courier does tesco use to deliver the phones?



man with a van..
#40
Does it come with a micro card or do you need to buy this too?

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