£9 camera phone C550 at Asda online
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£9 camera phone C550 at Asda online

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Found 27th Jan 2008Made hot 27th Jan 2008
Some of you will remember this from the Christmas staff offer that got posted before Christmas when it was only £5.

It now seems to be on general release on their website. These are locked to Asda Mobile & Vodafone.

Not a great phone but a camera phone for under a Tenner, you can't really complain.

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Anyone know if this will work in Eire?
I've a Vodaphone PAYG for Ireland and will be traveling there for a week soon and I need a cheapo phone for there.

_______________________
Be good, Dio :thumbsup:

Probably stupid question ............ but post says locked to Asda mobile and Vodafone. I am just looking for a cheapo phone to take on holiday.

Anyone know - if I just put my contract or PAYG Vodafone SIM card in there - will it work ??

Thanks in advance !

which network do asda piggyback does anybody know?

biggan;1509552

which network do asda piggyback does anybody know?



vodafone

Great price for a camera phone, very happy with my FLY (has the features I want) but asda's prices always amaze me

jimmiley;1509523

Probably stupid question ............ but post says locked to Asda … Probably stupid question ............ but post says locked to Asda mobile and Vodafone. I am just looking for a cheapo phone to take on holiday. Anyone know - if I just put my contract or PAYG Vodafone SIM card in there - will it work ??Thanks in advance !



Be careful - if its like Virgiin and T-mobile

You can put a Virgin Sim into a T-mobile locked handset, but not the other way around

so it is possible but not guaranteed that a vodafone sim will work in this

I do know that a talkmobile sim works in vodafone locked handset so it looks like virtual network sims work in the real network they are one but not necessarily the other way around

hope this makes sense

EliTom

Can this be unlocked to 3?

fmgod;1509630

Can this be unlocked to 3?



in a word - NO

I'm sure it can be unlocked, I'm just not sure how easy it would be.

jackwooly;1509712

I'm sure it can be unlocked, I'm just not sure how easy it would be.



I would say its not easily unlocked

Reasons:-

I normally check the professional unlockers on ebay - are they offering unlocking on a particular phone - in this case no.

Are there any phones on ebay that are unlocked - in this case all OT-C550 are locked to Asda

Also part of the reason that it is cheap is that it is not easily unlocked therefore you get a cheap phone but you are tied to the Asda network

hth

EliTom

Hi I have a voda sim?

Do you know what networks I can use it on apart from Voda.

If you want a sim free phone and a cheap one try carphone warehouse, Got a few cheap phones from them which you buy for a network like o2 and when you get the phone home you can put in any sim card in it you wish but carphone do not tell you this . I found out from one of there saleman back few years ago. I will say did get a phone from carphone in Dec last year and still sim free.

JIM1973ANDREWS;1509842

Hi I have a voda sim?Do you know what networks I can use it on apart from … Hi I have a voda sim?Do you know what networks I can use it on apart from Voda.



None aprt from Vodefone

You can use your sim in a handset locked to vodafone or an unlocked handset

AFAIK the follwing virtual networks use the vodafone backbone

BT mobile
Asda
Talkmobile

but their hansets may well be locked o that network only

hth

EliTom

HI

Just tried to buy this phone from asda mobile and the customer service agent said that this particular phone had been sold out since november 2007 and offered me an alternative at £5 extra charge,
be carefull

dot mobile also use vodafone.
AFIK Virgin are the only ones with there own ability to lock handsets, all other MVNO do not.

Diodorus-siculus;1509461

Anyone know if this will work in Eire?I've a Vodaphone PAYG for Ireland … Anyone know if this will work in Eire?I've a Vodaphone PAYG for Ireland and will be traveling there for a week soon and I need a cheapo phone for there._______________________Be good, Dio :thumbsup:


Nah mate wont work on Vodafone ireland as they just share same brand name but different sim lock, its a bit like o2 uk and o2 ireland, you need to unlock an o2 uk phone to use o2 ireland and likewise other way round

Banned

elitom;1509572

Be careful - if its like Virgiin and T-mobileYou can put a Virgin Sim … Be careful - if its like Virgiin and T-mobileYou can put a Virgin Sim into a T-mobile locked handset, but not the other way aroundso it is possible but not guaranteed that a vodafone sim will work in this I do know that a talkmobile sim works in vodafone locked handset so it looks like virtual network sims work in the real network they are one but not necessarily the other way aroundhope this makes senseEliTom



it doesnt

Mascherano;1510403

it doesnt



Oh well - never mind

EliTom

did anybody receive confirmation e-mail?because during ordering my internet connection goes off...dont wanna order couple times...

Thanka for the advice on the voda sim.

ref: unlocking

its a straight forward unlock, the problem is it usually costs more than the phone is worth/amount you paid for the phone.

br

mobyrepairs;1512319

ref: unlockingits a straight forward unlock, the problem is it usually … ref: unlockingits a straight forward unlock, the problem is it usually costs more than the phone is worth/amount you paid for the phone.br


Truely said, im taking it your mobyrepairs the one i used to use for parts?

Shame this isnt on orange, cos it would be a great phone to use with blyk.

Narkodrom;1511152

did anybody receive confirmation e-mail?because during ordering my … did anybody receive confirmation e-mail?because during ordering my internet connection goes off...dont wanna order couple times...



Ordered mine yesterday morning and received today by Royal Mail Special Delivery. Nice phone and tarriff good too - I'm well chuffed!!
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