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ORANGE SAN FRANCISCO II MOBILE PHONE - BLACK - £64 - Argos eBay
ORANGE SAN FRANCISCO II MOBILE PHONE - BLACK - £64 - Argos eBay

ORANGE SAN FRANCISCO II MOBILE PHONE - BLACK - £64 - Argos eBay

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Seems a good price for a decent budget android phone., brand new with 12 month warranty. Was going to buy one of the extra budget phones, but maybe this is worth the £24 extra.

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This is a great price...easy to unlock, update the ROM and capable of video calls!!

...only a moron would vote this cold!!

can you put jelly bean on this?

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Krinkle

This is a great price...easy to unlock, update the ROM and capable of … This is a great price...easy to unlock, update the ROM and capable of video calls!!...only a moron would vote this cold!!

I notice all the cold voters didn't provide a link to a better price, or a better phone at the same price. Unsurprisingly.

Quality phone for buttons (well, relatively). Hot.

Great phone . Hot.

how does this compare to the g300 ?

Yep a great phone - I have one on a contract, and it does everything I want.Only downside is the 24mth contract i took out ;-(

Out of date (BADLY out of date) and should be no more than £40

PhilK

Out of date (BADLY out of date) and should be no more than £40



Have to agree, picked up the TMobile Vivacity (same phone, different case) for £39 a few months back for 9 year old son's birthday. Its a fine phone for that age group (could do with a bit more memory), but I dont think I would pay £60+ for it if I had to replace it.
Edited by: "phanco" 5th Nov 2012

A decent phone for a good price, only signficant issue is the battery life. If you are heavy user then probably best to look elsewhere. Still voted hot.

awt

how does this compare to the g300 ?


Day to day use about the same performance wise, but that big screen on the G300 makes a big difference - it feels faster and more capable

voted hot, my wife using version I since 2 years now, and work like a charm ..
check spec ..as older version didn't allow conference calls using camera and sure it runs 3D games .. but not high end one .. but again that was the old one

Had this phone was brilliant value for money in its day. Does not compare to g300-g300 far superior in the same price range. San Francisco dated, go for g300

Krinkle

This is a great price...easy to unlock, update the ROM and capable of … This is a great price...easy to unlock, update the ROM and capable of video calls!!...only a moron would vote this cold!!


100% agree
meanwhile are you sure about the video calls? i was not able to do that in earlier versions .. when you try to run skype or other similar softwares it was always a struggle and my camera view always was blacked with no picture.. but again that was in the previous version of the phone.. and that was really the only negative experience .. if they fixed that, it will be really the perfect smartphone for ordinary use for such price

ta very

shwanko

100% agreemeanwhile are you sure about the video calls? i was not able to … 100% agreemeanwhile are you sure about the video calls? i was not able to do that in earlier versions .. when you try to run skype or other similar softwares it was always a struggle and my camera view always was blacked with no picture.. but again that was in the previous version of the phone.. and that was really the only negative experience .. if they fixed that, it will be really the perfect smartphone for ordinary use for such price



...I've read that it works okay with the Tango App but has problems with Skype...but then a lot of devices have problems with Skype. I have a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and that cannot Skype, but it does appear to do Tango fine. I really want to be able to video call my other half using the WiFi App so this is really, really tempting!

...my phone is a San Francisco 1, still going strong and still a brilliant phone... ...I'm sure the high-end Samsungs and the over-priced iphone are far, far superior but I just want a phone with Net capability and video calling...this seems to be perfect for a fabulous price!

...why am I forever being added to the moderators queue???????????

As far as I can see the G300 is a better phone but then it is about 30 quid more

I have this phone I brought it March for £75 (£5 off due to phone fund+£20 M&S gift vouchers).
Its a nice phone a big feature which is overlooked by a lot of people is Signal Boost. It lets you make calls over WiFi. Ideal if you live in a iffy signal location or older thick walled house like me. Without it if I walk from one end of my house (or even room to room) to the other I would normally lose signal. With Signal Boost it just switches over to WiFi if I hit a black spot.

Orange have it listed at £69.99 which if your already with Orange pay as you go might work out cheaper when using phone fund.
Edited by: "joedastudd" 5th Nov 2012

joedastudd

Orange have it listed at £69.99 which if your already with Orange pay as … Orange have it listed at £69.99 which if your already with Orange pay as you go might work out cheaper when using phone fund.



...where is this listed on the Orange site...I can only see the San Diego?

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phanco

Have to agree, picked up the TMobile Vivacity (same phone, different … Have to agree, picked up the TMobile Vivacity (same phone, different case) for £39 a few months back for 9 year old son's birthday. Its a fine phone for that age group (could do with a bit more memory), but I dont think I would pay £60+ for it if I had to replace it.


Do you have a link for the vivacity for £39, sounds like a good price.

Anybody know how much memory the SFII has, the I version only has about 190Mb, and I ran out of room ages ago...

JrB

Anybody know how much memory the SFII has, the I version only has about … Anybody know how much memory the SFII has, the I version only has about 190Mb, and I ran out of room ages ago...



Yeah this was my only problem with the first SF, been constantly deleting/installing new apps since about a month after I got it. ZTE site has the new one listed at 512mb. Not amazing, but a hell of a lot better than before.

Edited by: "Mad1Maxx" 5th Nov 2012

...can you not put a 32GB micro SD card in it for more space?

Mine has come apart, screen broken, turns off randomly after 1.5 years. But I suppose for the price, it was fine. You realise how much better phones are out there, like the Lumia 800 when you get it

Krinkle

...I've read that it works okay with the Tango App but has problems with … ...I've read that it works okay with the Tango App but has problems with Skype...but then a lot of devices have problems with Skype. I have a Galaxy Tab 10.1 and that cannot Skype, but it does appear to do Tango fine. I really want to be able to video call my other half using the WiFi App so this is really, really tempting!...my phone is a San Francisco 1, still going strong and still a brilliant phone... ...I'm sure the high-end Samsungs and the over-priced iphone are far, far superior but I just want a phone with Net capability and video calling...this seems to be perfect for a fabulous price!


yepp it worked with Tango for my wife.. but the receiver at the other end was hearing many seriously loudly noises that we couldn't use this feature
agree .. the phone is really great and do majority of job more expensive ones do .. will definitely buy it again , but now am tempted for a screen of 4.2 inch or more .. don't get me wrong, the 3.5inch screen is great .. but if you browse Internet or read e-comics more (just like me), i rather have a bigger screen, i wish they have bigger one on next generation of the phone
voted hot.. bcz it is a great price for a great product

phanco

Day to day use about the same performance wise, but that big screen on … Day to day use about the same performance wise, but that big screen on the G300 makes a big difference - it feels faster and more capable



Looking for phone for SWMBO and saw the G300 in Voda store at the w'end. I think the G300 might be a tad too big for her. She'll use it for i) occasional texts ii) a few calls iii) a little internet. I'm happily with Giff Gaff and would put her on £5 monthly - big spender me? Too damn right!

Can anyone suggest a small Android phone that might fit the bill and is easily unlocked. Max say £125.
Thanks

clemf

Do you have a link for the vivacity for £39, sounds like a good price.



T-mobile Vivacity has been discontinued. I was unable to find one recently though managed to find a G300 in Asda for £79 having missed the Tesco £60 offer.

got a g300 for 45 quid when tesco done it for that price when you purchased shopping love it btw !

do you have to unlock an orange phone to use it on t-mobile??

alecb

Looking for phone for SWMBO and saw the G300 in Voda store at the w'end. … Looking for phone for SWMBO and saw the G300 in Voda store at the w'end. I think the G300 might be a tad too big for her. She'll use it for i) occasional texts ii) a few calls iii) a little internet. I'm happily with Giff Gaff and would put her on £5 monthly - big spender me? Too damn right!Can anyone suggest a small Android phone that might fit the bill and is easily unlocked. Max say £125.Thanks



They only seem big at first. Then you get used to them and after that everything else seems titchy. I'd go for the G300.

castle

do you have to unlock an orange phone to use it on t-mobile??



Yes.

G300 available for new customers to Very for £99-7% quidco - £30 discount code which works out about the same price as this.....

alecb

Looking for phone for SWMBO and saw the G300 in Voda store at the w'end. … Looking for phone for SWMBO and saw the G300 in Voda store at the w'end. I think the G300 might be a tad too big for her. She'll use it for i) occasional texts ii) a few calls iii) a little internet. I'm happily with Giff Gaff and would put her on £5 monthly - big spender me? Too damn right!Can anyone suggest a small Android phone that might fit the bill and is easily unlocked. Max say £125.Thanks



Stick her on Ovivo which gives 100 mins + 100 texts + 200 Mb of data for free every month. The no contract, just a tenner for the sim upfront which you get back in call credit. No brainer.........
Edited by: "xxchunkymonkeyxx" 5th Nov 2012

You can also get this for £79.99 with £10 topup at the Orange site with WeSC Headphones, not sure if they are any good for the extra moolah though.

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xxchunkymonkeyxx

G300 available for new customers to Very for £99-7% quidco - £30 discount … G300 available for new customers to Very for £99-7% quidco - £30 discount code which works out about the same price as this.....


You should post that deal if it hasn't been posted already. Sounds like a good price.

xxchunkymonkeyxx

G300 available for new customers to Very for £99-7% quidco - £30 discount … G300 available for new customers to Very for £99-7% quidco - £30 discount code which works out about the same price as this.....



Can you help how to get £30 discount. I can see 10% off when opening a new credit account.

Thanks,
Edited by: "nikunj87" 5th Nov 2012

nikunj87

Can you help how to get £30 discount. I can see 10% off when opening a … Can you help how to get £30 discount. I can see 10% off when opening a new credit account. Thanks,



Try code '249XT'

great price for a really good phone, hot

briankins

Try code '249XT'

Be careful using discount codes with Very. I've just learned today in this thread, that Very will take the money from your account if/when they find you have used a voucher/discount code that was not supplied to you directly. They will even do this after you have purchased and paid apparently!
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