EE Huawei Ascend Y330 Mobile Phone - Black - £39.99 @ Argos
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EE Huawei Ascend Y330 Mobile Phone - Black - £39.99 @ Argos

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Found 11th Dec 2014
My Lg G2 had to go back to EE as the battery had a fault but EE said that I Might get it back for christmas. After been handed an old Samsung flip phone that doesn't work, I decided to go get a cheap Droid.

This one seems to tick the box along with an SD Card slot which would be handing to store tunes read for the car.

No t an amazing phone but cheap for my needs

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£40 in Asda too.

Original Poster

bargain1girl

£40 in Asda too.



ah nice! i couldn't find that on the website but doesn't always reflect in-store mind

Bought this for 35 in Sainsburys yesterday I was not sure if it would be locked to Vodafone/Sainsburys network but took the risk and thought I would buy an unlock code on ebay for a couple of pounds.Anyway it wasnt necessary as mobile was unlocked! Seems really good value.



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rflfimo

Bought this for 35 in Sainsburys yesterday I was not sure if it would be … Bought this for 35 in Sainsburys yesterday I was not sure if it would be locked to Vodafone/Sainsburys network but took the risk and thought I would buy an unlock code on ebay for a couple of pounds.Anyway it wasnt necessary as mobile was unlocked! Seems really good value.



ooo now thats interesting! and its was unlocked out of the box?

rflfimo

Bought this for 35 in Sainsburys yesterday I was not sure if it would be … Bought this for 35 in Sainsburys yesterday I was not sure if it would be locked to Vodafone/Sainsburys network but took the risk and thought I would buy an unlock code on ebay for a couple of pounds.Anyway it wasnt necessary as mobile was unlocked! Seems really good value.



On their website @ £35 with their sim.

Sim free @ £79.

darthvader666uk

ooo now thats interesting! and its was unlocked out of the box?



Phones sold on the 'Mobile by Sainsbury's' network are not locked to any network. They are basically a SIM free phone bundled with a payg SIM.

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chancooluk

Phones sold on the 'Mobile by Sainsbury's' network are not locked to any … Phones sold on the 'Mobile by Sainsbury's' network are not locked to any network. They are basically a SIM free phone bundled with a payg SIM.



No Way? Sold! Off to sainsbury i go

Now this sounds interesting,,,,,, Anyone else gone off to buy one as 'phone + sim' for sim-free phone?
can buy on-line
phoneshopbysainsburys.co.uk/pay…ero

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star72

Now this sounds interesting,,,,,, Anyone else gone off to buy one as … Now this sounds interesting,,,,,, Anyone else gone off to buy one as 'phone + sim' for sim-free phone? can buy on-linehttp://www.phoneshopbysainsburys.co.uk/pay-as-you-go-phones/huawei-phones/huawei-ascend-y330.html?SRC=BestHero#customer-reviews-section



Im off to buy one tonight instead this one from argos, hopefully its sim free as im on EE

darthvader666uk

Im off to buy one tonight instead this one from argos, hopefully its sim … Im off to buy one tonight instead this one from argos, hopefully its sim free as I'm on EE



I'm with Virgin. Normally they try to palm you off with old has been phones!

Original Poster

star72

I'm with Virgin. Normally they try to palm you off with old has been … I'm with Virgin. Normally they try to palm you off with old has been phones!



Yikes, thats not good! I got a feeling that Virgin uses the EE network (so includes ornage and Tmob too).

darthvader666uk

Yikes, thats not good! I got a feeling that Virgin uses the EE network … Yikes, thats not good! I got a feeling that Virgin uses the EE network (so includes ornage and Tmob too).



Probably not that bad! Just a bit cheesed off with them just now!

the one from sainsburys came with a sim from sainsburys ie was not officially sold as unlocked but was.nevertheless unlocked .I am with t mobile !

Original Poster

rflfimo

the one from sainsburys came with a sim from sainsburys ie was not … the one from sainsburys came with a sim from sainsburys ie was not officially sold as unlocked but was.nevertheless unlocked .I am with t mobile !



confirmed, the sainsbury version is sim free and my EE sim worked like a charm

darthvader666uk

confirmed, the sainsbury version is sim free and my EE sim worked like a … confirmed, the sainsbury version is sim free and my EE sim worked like a charm



Thanks for that update!

Wonder if the other Huawei phones do the same?

Original Poster

star72

Wonder if the other Huawei phones do the same?



According to the lady in sainsbury, she said that all the phones come unlocked but boxed with sainsbury mobile (like rflfimo said) so i guess as long as they come in that box, its good to go

How good is the phone?

Im not sure on this. Its a new model, but than y300, but specs are less.

Original Poster

kalico

How good is the phone?



For £35, it isnt bad. Dont expect greatness for it as mostr apps have that slight lag when opening but for a temp phone with my main is in repair, im weirdly surprised how well it is!

darthvader666uk

For £35, it isnt bad. Dont expect greatness for it as mostr apps have … For £35, it isnt bad. Dont expect greatness for it as mostr apps have that slight lag when opening but for a temp phone with my main is in repair, im weirdly surprised how well it is!

OP, if I was you, I would point out to EE that UK consumer law requires a repair or replacement within a 'reasonable' time, which you think for such a vital device for modern living would be 7 to 10 days. Perhaps adding that you are prepared to be reasonable and accept a G3 if they cannot source a G2. :-)

Original Poster

jnm21

OP, if I was you, I would point out to EE that UK consumer law requires a … OP, if I was you, I would point out to EE that UK consumer law requires a repair or replacement within a 'reasonable' time, which you think for such a vital device for modern living would be 7 to 10 days. Perhaps adding that you are prepared to be reasonable and accept a G3 if they cannot source a G2. :-)



I like your thinking

You are right, with such a flimsy time frame, maybe i should push for a G3

Does this thing play music lol?

I need a phone for my 4 year old but he will mostly use it to speak to me and play music.

Original Poster

seanmorris100

Does this thing play music lol?I need a phone for my 4 year old but he … Does this thing play music lol?I need a phone for my 4 year old but he will mostly use it to speak to me and play music.



yeah easy. You can install any app from the google play store and it has an sd card slot. Depends on how you do music like spotify or transfer files, you will be good

darthvader666uk

yeah easy. You can install any app from the google play store and it has … yeah easy. You can install any app from the google play store and it has an sd card slot. Depends on how you do music like spotify or transfer files, you will be good



Got one from the sainsburys link £35 is a nice price for an MP3/Phone, gonna swap the sim out though.

Came today decent little phone for 35 quid! Has decent speakers just as good as my S4! Goes to show how much we get fleeced on the premium stuff....

S4 is over 10x the cost too lol!!!

It's now £49 on Sainsbury's. Pity. Not worth that, especially with the competition from the cheap Nokia Lumias.
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