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Motorola Motofone F3 for £6.99! @ Poundstretcher

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8y, 4m agoFound 8 years, 4 months ago
Wandering around my local Poundstretcher/Instore today and saw these behind the till with only a small sign on them.

Mototola Motofone F3 GSM800/1800 phone, in black for £6.99. No top up needed.

Comes with a Virgin SIM (Haven't yet checked whether they are locked to Virgin or not)

Edit: The one I have bought appears to be unlocked...!
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#1
I'll have to see if there is one at my local shop. Sounds like a pretty good deal. Thanks
#2
i bought one last week. the phone comes in a tube box and is unlocked to all networks except 3
#3
I had one of these. Did not find it very easy to use
#4
great thing for £6.99, it's like a phone a Jason Bourne would use in a quick esacape!
#5
I know people dont like this phone as its not easy to use but still for 6.99 an unlocked fone what else you want in world!!!
#6
Nemz
I'll have to see if there is one at my local shop. Sounds like a pretty good deal. Thanks


I got one of these when they were free (well, the cost of the package was the cost of the included
air-time). I have to say that it's a difficult phone to use. The display is a one-line alphanumeric
display, that has to scroll to display any message greater than a few characters. This makes the
interface fiddly - to say the least (downright unusable would be another description.)
It's probably OK for an emergency, backup phone - provided you keep the battery topped up as it
takes a looooong time to recharge.
#7
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/216209/motorola-f3-2-99-requires-10-top-up/
The above deal is still available, phone costs £2.99 + £10 for top-up - £5 quidco, seems a better deal to me.
#8
doberman;2718418
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/216209/motorola-f3-2-99-requires-10-top-up/
The above deal is still available, phone costs £2.99 + £10 for top-up - £5 quidco, seems a better deal to me.



yes but this phone is unlocked:thumbsup:
#9
A new battery for my Nokia costs twice the cost of this phone!!
Not ideal for everyone I grant you (No camera, MP3's, mobile internet or built in wafflle maker) but ideal for the few people out there that want a phone simply to make and receive calls!
#10
this was on a few week ago, but i'll vote hote again as this is a great deal!
#11
banned#13
Damn Poundstretcher selling Acer laptops now @ £289, can't remember the model, just an empty box (empty for security reasons according to the till operative) near the checkout when i went to buy some Pepsi drinks.
#14
Looks ok to me:whistling:
#15

Well, when I went to post this offer the website came up with a list of "Poundstretcher" posts with the message "Make sure your item isn't in this list". It wasn't so I posted it!
That's what comes of putting your trust in modern technology, innit?
#16
LongDongDave;2719186
Damn Poundstretcher selling Acer laptops now @ £289, can't remember the model, just an empty box (empty for security reasons according to the till operative) near the checkout when i went to buy some Pepsi drinks.

Loads left in the local store.
Not sure I'd buy a laptop from Poundstretcher though.
#17
"The user interface is dreadful. To change some settings you need to input key combinations rather than choose from a menu, and I doubt anybody will commit all the codes to memory. In fact, there isn’t a menu system as such, and while I do think there is room for innovative user interface design that doesn’t use a menu system as we currently think of it, Motorola’s alternative seems quirky and ill-conceived. A disaster if it is really aimed at mobile phone newbies.

The worst aspect of all, though, is ironically enough, the display which in technical terms is this phone’s best feature. The phone has a fixed four-line display. The middle two are for characters, the top and bottom line for various symbols. As I’ve said, the characters are large – each one is allocated a space 4mm wide and 6mm tall and you can’t fit a lot of them on screen at once."


http://www.trustedreviews.com/mobile-phones/review/2007/06/03/Motorola-MOTOFONE-F3/p3
#18
Probably good for people who are sight impared or dyslexic:

"Motorola made it appealing to developing markets by using only simple symbols and using speech to identify tasks in the menu, helping those who can't read."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_FONE_F3
banned#19
£6.99? What do you want for £6.99? This is a cracking deal, I would buy to use on nights out but am on Three
#20
I got 2 from TJ Hughes earlier in the year basically to send to Tesco for the points, had to use one in France when the battery on my normal phone ran out, I withstood it for about 2 hours then spent 30 Euros on a charger for my phone which I will use once!, it was a horrible phone and Tesco are welcome to it!!!!!
#21
Sounds like a terrible phone, there is a Point where buying something just because it's cheap isn't worthwhile.

pay a bit more and get a better phone.

The L6 might still be going cheap, I bought one for £29 (with £10 airtime) at my local CPW as a backup phone after Iost my contract phone.

I've since started using the L6 with my work's sim since it fits in the pocket easier than the N70 i had before.
#22
I got one of these in a previous deal and I couldn't believe they made phones this **** tbh. I never used it after turning it on. It is dirt cheap tho so up to yourselves :)
#23
As i said in reply number 3 of this post - (''I had one of these. Did not find it very easy to use'')

I was trying to be nice at the time, what i should of said was - (shocking pile of tat, almost imposible to read or write texts with, the instructions are dreadfull & because it has so few features it should be easy to use, but it aint)

Yes i know it's dirt cheap & i got one for my daughters 1st phone - trust me if she had ever been in trouble or needed to get hold of me quicky, it would of been to late as it takes ages to do anything with this horible horible thing
#24
does it hace bluetooth or infrared :?
#25
MizzChocolateMad
does it hace bluetooth or infrared :?

Nope.
Check here; http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_motofone_f3-1794.php
#26
pete_l
I got one of these when they were free (well, the cost of the package was the cost of the included
air-time). I have to say that it's a difficult phone to use. The display is a one-line alphanumeric
display, that has to scroll to display any message greater than a few characters. This makes the
interface fiddly - to say the least (downright unusable would be another description.)
It's probably OK for an emergency, backup phone - provided you keep the battery topped up as it
takes a looooong time to recharge.


That's an excellent description.

Had one of these. Had to use it in an emergency, then got used to it. It's like Motorola had left over phone technology from the 90's sitting in a warehouse and had to do something with it so they developed this phone.

I could only recommend this phone if you have no other old phone as backup and you needed a backup phone right now.
#27
Heat added...I bought loads of these, sold them on a well known auction site (even shipped them abraod) and with the money i made bought myself a decent mobile.
They're ok to just leave in the glove compartment as backup.
Actually, for those interested, the technology behind the screen is a patented 'invention' by a cambridge group.
I can testify that the battery life on these things is very, very good. That said, 7quid for an unlocked phone (which includes a SIM card) is not bad going, even if it considered rubbish by some.
#28
The phone is very good as a BASIC phone just to make the odd call on, but forget it if you send texts or want to store a lot of numbers in.

Excellent for those with poor sight or for folks who only want to type in a phone number and press dial.

Great for emergencies as very good battery life.
Also **** enough that no-one will want steal it and cheap enough that you won't be to upset if they do.
#29
Had one of these for a while as a backup phone; it's a beautiful piece of hardware and seems very well made but I agree about the display; it can't display enough information to make it usable. Motorola must have also given the job of designing the menu system to the work experience kid and then put it straight into production without checking his work. Very poor for sms use in fact I wouldn't even try to use it for that. It's a cheap emergency phone and on the plus side it seems to hold battery life pretty well when turned off.
Didn't think to check it might be unlocked so thanks for that tip.

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