Virgin Nokia 215 Bluetooth Mobile Phone - Black - £9.99 (Glitch?) @ Argos
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Virgin Nokia 215 Bluetooth Mobile Phone - Black - £9.99 (Glitch?) @ Argos

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Found 8th Jun 2016
I'm not sure if this is a glitch but the Nokia 215 is currently only £9.99 at Argos - although it claims you need to purchase £10 top up which will be automatically added to the transaction - I found that this doesn't happen though so you get the phone for £9.99 (you may even get the airtime included when you collect)

Firstly this is not going to rival a iPhone 6 or equivalent Android device.Yes it's pretty limited and runs an old Series 30+ OS, however for a very cheap festival/holiday/burner/spare phone with 1 month battery life this is pretty cheap considering you get facebook/twitter/browser apps, microSD slot, bluetooth, mp3 player, camera/video, FM radio & torch.

This won't work in every country in the world so it's worth checking if that's the intended use.Also not sure about unlocking but I'd imagine this can be easily & cheaply done.

Technology Product description / spec

The Nokia 215 is the perfect combination of simplicity with just the right amount of whizz to keep you connected. If you're more of a talker and texter, but still want to check out Facebook and tweet, then this is the one for you as it's got an Opera Mini Browser built in. The polycarbonate shell is robust so it can cope with the rough and tumble of everyday life. What's more, there's a torch and FM radio built in - handy!

Mobile phone features:

2.4" colour LCD display - clear and easy to read.
Get online - Opera Mini Browser built in.
Pre-installed apps like Facebook and Twitter.
Network provider: Virgin.
Symbian Series 30+ operating system.
MP3 player.
Display and camera information:

2.4 inch screen.
240 x 320 pixels.
LCD display.
0.3 megapixel camera.
Video capture and playback.
Network and connectivity:

2G network capability.
Standard SIM card.
Bluetooth.
Memory information:

8MB/8GB of internal memory.
32 GB of expandable memory (memory card not included).
Type of memory card required: microSD.
General information:

Up to 696 hours standby time.
Up to 1200 mins talk time.
Size H116, W50, D12.9mm.
Weight 78.4g.
EAN: 506030602241.
Handset must be purchased with £10 airtime. This will automatically be added to your transaction. Handset not available without airtime.
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Do you reckon you could configure an email client on this?

Do you reckon you could configure an email client on this?



The wiki page suggests it has 1 - however I'm not convinced this is accurate as I can't find any other sources confirming it en.wikipedia.org/wik…215
they add it on when you pick up
Just pay online and collect it. No top up needed.
waynester21

Just pay online and collect it. No top up needed.



​use 'fastest way' to pay as it says online then go to fast track counter when you pick the phone up you will get a code to your email address and your current mobile.
From the link I could read this review ... Can someone confirm if they have managed to pick up the phone without the top-up??

Despite being advertised and reserved at £14.99 I would have HAD to buy £10 credit to purchase the phone making it £24.99. This was not stated it had to be done, only advised. That is not clearly stated AT ALL. Why would I want a top up voucher when all I needed was the phone. I would have put my sim card in the phone which I pay a monthly subscription from Virgin.
Can you get whatsapp on this phone ?

Unlock code advice if virgin don't work near you. … Unlock code advice if virgin don't work near you. http://m.sim-unlock.net/simlock/Nokia/215/


CPW is selling Nokia 215 unlocked on PYG for 9.99 plus £10 topup minus £5.50 cashback from TCB, unlocking for nokias is too expensive (£20+) ...
Might get it just for the fm radio..(and mp3 player)...
No 3G or wifi?
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SkyeVincent

No 3G or wifi?



​Apparently not, even though the phone comes with Facebook, twitter and an internet browser
Great on o2, EE 2G network on this breaks up at times, thats UK wide in my experience
this ain't no glitch
Great phone for drug dealing......apparently.

Great phone for drug dealing......apparently.


Surely a dual sim disposable phone would better for such activities
johnboy---

Might get it just for the fm radio..(and mp3 player)...



​Yep, I'm actually getting it as an Mp3 player for the car (thanks to the Bluetooth) and it will act as an emergency phone too, for my purposes it doesn't really matter about the network or lack of wifi/3g etc.
waynester21

Just pay online and collect it. No top up needed.



​That's what I've done.
WaftyCranker

Surely a dual sim disposable phone would better for such activities



​Possibly, depends on individual needs I suppose. Do you know of any for under a tenner? Might be worth posting a link to the thread as an alternative?
I just bought the EE Took smart phone for this price and that's 4G.

I just bought the EE Took smart phone for this price and that's 4G.


Where did you buy EE Rook for £9.99?
kalico

I just bought the EE Took smart phone for this price and that's 4G.



​Battery on that doesn't last a day let alone a month. Please remember different people have different needs, battery life is probably the USP of this phone not features.

By the way if you post a deal for that phone at this price I'm sure you'll have yourself a very hot deal
Anyone know if EE SIM work on this phone ? Is it locked to Virgin ?
Even if they force you to buy airtime, you just add it to your monthly contract, that's what I do.
Rujith

Anyone know if EE SIM work on this phone ? Is it locked to Virgin ?


It is locked to Virgin and accepts Virgin sim only , unlocking costs £20+
sunnyhot

they add it on when you pick up



Just to confirm, I picked this up today (via fasttrack) and no topup was required.
Bought this phone for £9.99 using FastTrack and didn't need to pay the £10 top up. However I can't find anywhere to get it unlock so I'll be taking it back.
FastTrack no topup required. With virgin anyway so a bargain. Might get another.
adsham

Just to confirm, I picked this up today (via fasttrack) and no topup was … Just to confirm, I picked this up today (via fasttrack) and no topup was required.


If only i knew this would of saved £10
unfortunately this doesn't accept talkmobile
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Ordered mine for fast track today, has anyone managed to get theirs unlocked?
Can't seem to find anywhere that will unlock this - free or paid.
Virgin are about £15 as far as I know, but I can't find where to order. It app. takes about 30 days for the unlock code to arrive.
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