Mobiwire Nokosi WhatsApp phone on EE PAYG at Argos - £9.99
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Mobiwire Nokosi WhatsApp phone on EE PAYG at Argos - £9.99

£9.99£29.9967%Argos Deals
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Posted 12th Oct
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No t9 predictive text! The 4g version mobiwire oneida is much better than this.

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Is this phone any good
Can you make free Whats App calls over Wifi?
TecspecEngineer12/10/2019 08:57

Can you make free Whats App calls over Wifi?


Edited: It DOES have WiFi. I'm not sure about making WhatsApp calls. It's a limited WhatsApp due to the operating system in terms of the phones storage and WhatsApp backups, and there may be other limitations.
Edited by: "Mr.Nutts" 12th Oct
It seems the Nokosi's replacement, the Oneida, brings the 4G and Wifi connectivity. That is £19.99 from EE
Why is it a WhatsApp phone?
BARKMAN12/10/2019 10:58

Why is it a WhatsApp phone?


I gather its a dumb phone with basic calling and texting, with the added benefit of whatsapp (which way more people use to communicate). So no need to take your super expensive smartphone for a weekend trip or concert
Can someone confirm it can be used to make WhatsApp calls or not?
simonhzero12/10/2019 10:04

It seems the Nokosi's replacement, the Oneida, brings the 4G and Wifi …It seems the Nokosi's replacement, the Oneida, brings the 4G and Wifi connectivity. That is £19.99 from EE


It is 29.99 from EE with obligatory topup actually
Trending12/10/2019 13:03

Can someone confirm it can be used to make WhatsApp calls or not?


The WhatsApp is apparently more versatile than the version on non-android Nokia's, but I don't know if calls work. I'll try find out and let you know @Trending
tyr12/10/2019 13:37

It is 29.99 from EE with obligatory topup actually


Can someone kindly point me to the one from EE and tell me if locked or not/unlockable? I have a spare EE if that useful to not being forced to pay for the EE top-up. I would actually use that WhatsApp feature phone for an elder living in Ukraine for basic wifi calling and chats
italondonistaavataurino12/10/2019 15:57

Can someone kindly point me to the one from EE and tell me if locked or …Can someone kindly point me to the one from EE and tell me if locked or not/unlockable? I have a spare EE if that useful to not being forced to pay for the EE top-up. I would actually use that WhatsApp feature phone for an elder living in Ukraine for basic wifi calling and chats


I do not know whether the phone or WhatsApp app supports WiFi calling but here:

shop.ee.co.uk/mob…ils
Mr.Nutts12/10/2019 16:23

I do not know whether the phone or WhatsApp app supports WiFi calling but …I do not know whether the phone or WhatsApp app supports WiFi calling but here:https://shop.ee.co.uk/mobile-phones/pay-as-you-go/mobiwire-oneida-payg/details


Yeah it has WiFi and the image suggests WhatsApp support
Mr.Nutts12/10/2019 15:56

The WhatsApp is apparently more versatile than the version on non-android …The WhatsApp is apparently more versatile than the version on non-android Nokia's, but I don't know if calls work. I'll try find out and let you know @Trending


Did you order one? Please kindly let me know, as I bought recently Nokia Banana phone due to WhatsApp but unfortunately found out it can't make any calls through WhatsApp. Such a disappointment!
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UK owners get the MobiWire Oneida for Whatsapp — Nokia phones community

Somebody mentioned to be able to receive videocalls but not being able to make them, not sure if through WhatsApp however..
italondonistaavataurino12/10/2019 16:40

https://community.phones.nokia.com › ...Web resultsUK owners get the M …https://community.phones.nokia.com › ...Web resultsUK owners get the MobiWire Oneida for Whatsapp — Nokia phones communitySomebody mentioned to be able to receive videocalls but not being able to make them, not sure if through WhatsApp however..


I think I saw that but I understood it that it can receive videos i.e. a picture or video that somebody sends. Not that it can receive video calls.
zackariah12/10/2019 16:29

Yeah it has WiFi and the image suggests WhatsApp support


It has WhatsApp, but that doesn't confirm whether or not it supports WhatsApp calling.
Trending12/10/2019 16:36

Did you order one? Please kindly let me know, as I bought recently Nokia …Did you order one? Please kindly let me know, as I bought recently Nokia Banana phone due to WhatsApp but unfortunately found out it can't make any calls through WhatsApp. Such a disappointment!


I'll see what I can do
Mr.Nutts12/10/2019 09:00

Edited: It DOES have WiFi. I'm not sure about making WhatsApp calls. It's …Edited: It DOES have WiFi. I'm not sure about making WhatsApp calls. It's a limited WhatsApp due to the operating system in terms of the phones storage and WhatsApp backups, and there may be other limitations.


Just to correct my misinformation earlier. This phone does have WiFi. There's a logo on the box.

Haven't had chance to open it and mess about with it yet.
Edited by: "Mr.Nutts" 12th Oct
Mr.Nutts12/10/2019 17:42

Just to correct my misinformation earlier. This phone does have WiFi. …Just to correct my misinformation earlier. This phone does have WiFi. There's a logo on the box.Haven't had chance to open it and mess about with it yet.


I bought this and was disappointed. There is no t9 support. So if you want to say a word you have to press your number keys mutiple times its like going back to 1997. Even the old nokia 3210 had t9. Ridiculous for a whatsapp phone.

The oneida where someone has pointed out (good old keith) does support t9. It’s the pretty much the android version of whatsapp but can’t confirm whether you can make or send video calls. Keith said you can receive them but not send them. Also the oneida has selfie camera and a 5mp camera.
Anon3212/10/2019 18:20

I bought this and was disappointed. There is no t9 support. So if you want …I bought this and was disappointed. There is no t9 support. So if you want to say a word you have to press your number keys mutiple times its like going back to 1997. Even the old nokia 3210 had t9. Ridiculous for a whatsapp phone. The oneida where someone has pointed out (good old keith) does support t9. It’s the pretty much the android version of whatsapp but can’t confirm whether you can make or send video calls. Keith said you can receive them but not send them. Also the oneida has selfie camera and a 5mp camera.


That's unusual. The Mobiwire Pictor has predictive text and that is a lower model.
Trending12/10/2019 13:03

Can someone confirm it can be used to make WhatsApp calls or not?


Trending, and @italondonistaavataurino

The Nokosi does support WhatsApp calls. It's slow and finicky to use the app (and the phone itself) but it works.
Mr.Nutts13/10/2019 10:50

Trending, and @italondonistaavataurino The Nokosi does support WhatsApp …Trending, and @italondonistaavataurino The Nokosi does support WhatsApp calls. It's slow and finicky to use the app (and the phone itself) but it works.


Well then quite probably the Oneida 4G&Wifi one from EE should support WhatsApp calls as well, isn't it? I hope someone might confirm about that soon,as I'm leaving on Saturday for Ukraine and if possible I would buy that phone for the elder.
italondonistaavataurino13/10/2019 11:19

Well then quite probably the Oneida 4G&Wifi one from EE should support …Well then quite probably the Oneida 4G&Wifi one from EE should support WhatsApp calls as well, isn't it? I hope someone might confirm about that soon,as I'm leaving on Saturday for Ukraine and if possible I would buy that phone for the elder.


I'd guess the Oneida would support it too, it'll use the same basic Android app as the Nokosi.
Mr.Nutts13/10/2019 10:50

Trending, and @italondonistaavataurino The Nokosi does support WhatsApp …Trending, and @italondonistaavataurino The Nokosi does support WhatsApp calls. It's slow and finicky to use the app (and the phone itself) but it works.


Thank you very much. Could you kindly confirm if you are able to unlock it as I use Three network.
Trending14/10/2019 16:11

Thank you very much. Could you kindly confirm if you are able to unlock it …Thank you very much. Could you kindly confirm if you are able to unlock it as I use Three network.


ee.co.uk/hel…ork

The table suggests you'd have to pay £8.99 but you may be able to get unlocked elsewhere for less.
If you buy on pay and go, it seems to suggest unlocking is free but you have to register the phone on their website. I'm debating this phone as a basic WhatsApp phone.
If this phone has Wifi, does anyone know if it can generate a 3g Wifi hotspot for an Ipad?
would get this if was on o2 as my top up last 3-4 months on a £10 top up this would give me even longer with wats app

how esy is it to get unlocked
maconie14/10/2019 19:33

If this phone has Wifi, does anyone know if it can generate a 3g Wifi …If this phone has Wifi, does anyone know if it can generate a 3g Wifi hotspot for an Ipad?


I tested the hotspot feature and connected my android phone to it no problem
Thank you for your help Mr.Nutts. I've bought the phone today, and can confirm the hotspot tethering works.
maconie15/10/2019 21:20

Thank you for your help Mr.Nutts. I've bought the phone today, and can …Thank you for your help Mr.Nutts. I've bought the phone today, and can confirm the hotspot tethering works.


No problem
maconie15/10/2019 21:20

Thank you for your help Mr.Nutts. I've bought the phone today, and can …Thank you for your help Mr.Nutts. I've bought the phone today, and can confirm the hotspot tethering works.


Enjoy typing messages on it
Anon3216/10/2019 15:36

Enjoy typing messages on it


I'm sure maconie will get over it (especially if hotspotting is their priority.)

I'm not sure you will though...
Mr.Nutts16/10/2019 15:52

I'm not sure you will though...


No crap sherlock. Why would I want to create five times more work. Just trying to warn people but if you will ‘get over it’ then be my guest and buy it.
In regards to unlocking. I have registered on the website and sim was in the phone for over 24h. Used form to unlock only to get message that the phone is already unlocked - BS!!! It is sim locked! Tried to call 150 only to find out that it costs 20p to speak to representatives. Minimum topup 5quid. No codes on ebay. Code on unlocking website 24dollars but not for EE version. Bummer. Tried to go back to website only to find out that my account got suspended for fk knows what reason. My option now is to topup 5er and try via Representative. Unlike O2 they make it super difficult to unlock. In my area EE signal is 1bar at best. Shame on you EE.
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