EE Huawei Y3 Mobile only £28.99 @ Argos
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EE Huawei Y3 Mobile only £28.99 @ Argos

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Found 14th Apr 2016
I thought this a great price for a solid (and yes, fairly basic I know) mobile. Fine for my husband, who's just going to bung in the sim he's already got from that cheap deal. Save £1 on £29.99 offer price when you order by FastTrack online. I suggest you do order online rather than collect in store because otherwise they'll insist you buy with £10 top-up (unless you want that).

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Make the most of this handset with the uk's fastest and biggest 3g network, with over 98% of the uk population covered.
Dual flash to ensure a great picture even in low light.
Easy to use interface with large fonts and icons with long lasting battery with power saving mode.
High speed quad core processor.
Network provider: EE.
Android 5.0 lollipop operating system.
Quad-Core Processor.
MP3 player.

Display and camera information:
800 x 600 pixels.
Full HD screen.
5 megapixel camera.
Video capture and playback.

Network and connectivity:
2G and 3G network capability.
Micro SIM card.
Wi-Fi connectivity.
Bluetooth.

Memory information:
512MB/.
Type of memory card required: SD.

EDIT: these specs (from Argos website) have turned out to be a little off. Here are the real ones
consumer.huawei.com/en/…htm
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It also comes with a £10 credit pack.
somerset

It also comes with a £10 credit pack.



​This doesn't come with any credit it means the sim card is set up for the £10 everything pack .
cliosport65

​This doesn't come with any credit it means the sim card is set up for t … ​This doesn't come with any credit it means the sim card is set up for the £10 everything pack .



​Ok, wasn't sure what the difference was.
Are these unlocked to any network?
I believe this is £19.99 at CPW for anyone eligible for a pay and go upgrade.
Captainbeavus

I believe this is £19.99 at CPW for anyone eligible for a pay and go … I believe this is £19.99 at CPW for anyone eligible for a pay and go upgrade.


I'm pretty sure only Vodaphone for £20
imranbashir_uk

Are these unlocked to any network?


no locked to ee.
Rid1

I'm pretty sure only Vodaphone for £20



Virgin and Vodafone.

That said, if you purchase in store, CPW match the lowest price across all the networks.

Not bad hey
somerset

​Ok, wasn't sure what the difference was.



It's an allowance of minutes, text and data that lasts for 30 days from the day the SIM is activated.

It's easy to convert it to actual £10 of real credit though:

1. Make sure the phone is fully set-up before inserting the SIM for the first time.
2. Insert the SIM into the phone
3. Quickly text STOP PACK to 150 (via SMS messaging).
4. EE will respond asking you to confirm. Reply YES to 150.

This will prevent the £10 Everything pack from activating. The credit can then be used however you like, you can even use it to unlock a phone that is locked to the EE network (uses £8.99 of the remaining credit).

Remember to disable Mobile Data though, as it's quite expensive when not using an allowance pack.

Edited by: "chancooluk" 16th Apr 2016
chancooluk

It's an allowance of minutes, text and data that lasts for 30 days from … It's an allowance of minutes, text and data that lasts for 30 days from the day the SIM is activated.It's easy to convert it to actual £10 of real credit though:1. Make sure the phone is fully set-up before inserting the SIM for the first time. 2. Insert the SIM into the phone3. Quickly text STOP PACK to 150 (via SMS messaging).4. EE will respond asking you to confirm. Reply YES to 150.This will prevent the £10 Everything pack from activating. The credit can then be used however you like, you can even use it to unlock a phone that is locked to the EE network (uses £8.99 of the remaining credit).Remember to disable Mobile Data though, as it's quite expensive when not using an allowance pack.



True but there is ZERO credit on this phone.....you have to top it up before use
corred1964

True but there is ZERO credit on this phone.....you have to top it up … True but there is ZERO credit on this phone.....you have to top it up before use



Oh I see. Either way the STOP PACK text should still work to prevent any further top-ups from converting into an allowance pack.
Heat added
Also noticed that the Y3 and Y5 is available at EE stores and online for only £29.99 and £34.99 respectively. Y5 slightly better spec and 5mp camera with flash though still need the £10 top up
Edited by: "colin49" 16th Apr 2016
imranbashir_uk

Are these unlocked to any network?


no and EE is a nightmare to unolck.
Tequila

no and EE is a nightmare to unolck.



There are guys who do it on eBay but it takes a week.
Captainbeavus

Virgin and Vodafone.That said, if you purchase in store, CPW match the … Virgin and Vodafone.That said, if you purchase in store, CPW match the lowest price across all the networks.Not bad hey


I went in-store to the get this phone for my grandma, they didn't match the lowest price across all networks, so I just bought a good condition S2 from eBay for her.
I think this has already been mentioned but this is advertised at 29.99 with a £10 top up (ie it is included). However if you go instore and reserve they will insist you need to pay extra for the top up ie 39.99 in total. I had to cancel my reservation, pay online, fast track collect and even then had to complain to the manager. So the phone was then 19.99 and the top up 10. I then followed the advice of another person on here and used the 10 voucher to unlock. I know have a cheap holiday phone for when I go away unlocked for £29. Only niggle for me is the 512ram but I'm only going to use call, text email and a bit of internet.
Not sure if anyone can help but this shows android 4.4.2 not a biggie but thought it was 5.0?
faulks78

Not sure if anyone can help but this shows android 4.4.2 not a biggie but … Not sure if anyone can help but this shows android 4.4.2 not a biggie but thought it was 5.0?



​I've just checked and you are right - 4.4.2. No update currently available.
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ismaildeals123

link doesnt work



​See bottom of OP.
has this got Hotspot functions?
800 x 600 pixels.
Full HD screen.

DA FUK?
I don't know what the Argos web site team are smoking, but it must be quite strong because the specs on there are somewhat bogus.

You can see the actual specs (but note, there's more than one model variation) on Huawei's site.

A brief summary of the differences:
- Screen is 480x800 pixels (not 800x600 or full HD)
- Android 4.4 (not 5.0)
- Rear camera is 5MP, but fixed focus so will suck. I'm pretty sure it doesn't have dual flash.
Edited by: "Donuts123" 17th Apr 2016
I can recommend this phone. Bought for £35 from CPW with £10 Credit on Vodafone PAYG few weeks back now, was unlocked. Great cheap phone with good performance if you root & flash another KitKat ROM.
If you have an upgrade-eligible Vodafone or Virgin PAYG SIM, Carphone Warehouse are doing the Huawei Y3 for £19.99 at the moment:
carphonewarehouse.com/pho…upg

Possible £5 cashback if you go via TopCashback or Quidco too.

You can check if your SIM is upgrade-eligible at carphonewarehouse.com/upg…-go
Edited by: "Donuts123" 21st Apr 2016
Expiring this, gone up to £39.99.
Ha, gone back down to £29.99. Wish they'd make their minds up.
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