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Vodafone Mobiwire Ayasha Mobile Phone £11 @ Argos (in-store only)
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Vodafone Mobiwire Ayasha Mobile Phone £11 @ Argos (in-store only)

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Posted 28th Dec 2019

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  • Handset must be purchased with £10 airtime. This will automatically be added to your transaction. Handset not available without airtime. .

For a phone that is reliable, easy to use and great value, look no further than the MobiWire Ayasha. Its long battery life and essential features prove simple really is beautiful.

No-nonsense, all-rounder. Make calls, send texts and enjoy useful features such as FM Radio and Torch.

A neat 1.8 inch LCD screen makes it easy to find the features you want. Whilst the traditional button keypad keeps menus simple too.

Don't run the risk of missing important messages, the Ayasha's battery life lasts a long time between charges.

Must be purchased with a minimum of £10 top up which will automatically be added to your transaction. This phone comes with a Big Value Bundle SIM. A £10 Big Value Bundle gives you 3GB of data, 250 minutes and unlimited texts.

Model number: Mobiwire Ayasha.

Network:

  • Network provider: Vodafone.
  • 2G network capability.
  • SIM card type: micro SIM.

Display and Design:

  • 1.8 inch .

Dimensions:

  • Size H107.5, W46, D14.5mm.
  • Weight 66g.

Camera and Video:

  • Rear camera 0.1MP.
  • Camera features: VGA.
  • Video capture in standard definition quality.

Storage:

  • Expandable memory up to 32GB when using microSD card slot. Boost your storage to hold more tunes, holiday snaps and extra apps.

Technical specifications:

  • 0.36GHz single core MediaTek processor.
  • Operating system: Feature.

Battery:

  • Up to 350 hours standby time.
  • Up to 840 minutes talk time.
  • 1000mAh battery capacity.

Product features:

  • Headphone port.

Connectivity:

  • Bluetooth.

General information:

  • EAN: 5055015323434.
  • Must be purchased with a minimum of £10 top up which will automatically be added to your transaction.
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You can order this product from your local store
It was 99p last time posted here 😁
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3gb on 2g - that's a challenge!
@Muhammad_Mx11 Please advise how you can add this product to basket as says in-store only!! Thanks
csa128/12/2019 22:26

@Muhammad_Mx11 Please advise how you can add this product to basket as …@Muhammad_Mx11 Please advise how you can add this product to basket as says in-store only!! Thanks


Sorry I got a mistake it's store only
How to unlock this? I got it as 99p as last deal..
You can't get it for £1, as you need to get it in store and you will be 'forced' to pay £10 credit. This may be good for older generation, not interested in smart screens, but another deal was posted recently for a smart Alcatel, £15, IMO that was a better deal, at least you can use that phone as Trade in.
sheffield78828/12/2019 23:25

You can't get it for £1, as you need to get it in store and you will be …You can't get it for £1, as you need to get it in store and you will be 'forced' to pay £10 credit. This may be good for older generation, not interested in smart screens, but another deal was posted recently for a smart Alcatel, £15, IMO that was a better deal, at least you can use that phone as Trade in.


i posted that one to
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Agros has achieved a new nadir it has a product that is beneath crap. There is no other word for it, CRAP. I am going to report this to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) as the Big Value Bundle of airtime that comes with it supports 3g the customer is being mislead into thinking that the phone will support 3g data and voice rates when the hardware is 2g only. I can truly say that Agros is a CON MERCHANT having read its advertising copy. I think that in light of this I would suggest that the consumer stays WELL AWAY from any Agros mobile phone or mobile communications product. Out of curiosity I am tempted to try and see if these phones are actually stocked in my local branch or whether this is that sort of CON that vendors on eBay and Amazon pull by having products priced at a penny where the order gets cancelled when you order them the ide being that the low price finesses the search engine so that the vendor appears at the beginning of a low-to-high price list ahead of several thousand others. I think I shall pass this on the Watchdog and Moneysavingexpert.com. AGROS=CON
What is more, I am going to bring this up with Vodafone, surely it, and other mobile technology and airtime vendors and resellers do not want to be associated with so blatant a CON, 3g over 2g, what next, time travel? Oh and the Agros computers are best avoided from recent personal experience

WARNING, Pure 2G DOES NOT SUPPORT DATA as we know it, it was designed to support a circuit data connection on a per second basis for the data call hence 3Gbytes of data in the Vodafone pack is meaningless if it only a 2G phone, data is billed per second not per Gbyte., 2G has been extended to support GPRS (General Packet Data Service) and then EDGE to become 2.5G. Has anyone actually used this phone with data rather just assuming it does data?
Circuit-switched data protocols[edit] A circuit-switched data connection reserves a certain amount of bandwidth between two points for the life of a connection, just as a traditional phone call allocates an audio channel of a certain quality between two phones for the duration of the call.

Two circuit-switched data protocols are defined in the GSM standard: Circuit Switched Data (CSD) and High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data (HSCSD). These types of connections are typically charged on a per-second basis, regardless of the amount of data sent over the link. This is because a certain amount of bandwidth is dedicated to the connection regardless of whether or not it is needed.

Circuit-switched connections do have the advantage of providing a constant, guaranteed quality of service, which is useful for real-time applications like video conferencing.

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)[edit] Main article: General Packet Radio Service
The General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) is a packet-switched data transmission protocol, which was incorporated into the GSM standard in 1997. It is backwards-compatible with systems that use pre-1997 versions of the standard. GPRS does this by sending packets to the local mobile phone mast (BTS) on channels not being used by circuit-switched voice calls or data connections. Multiple GPRS users can share a single unused channel because each of them uses it only for occasional short bursts.

The advantage of packet-switched connections is that bandwidth is only used when there is actually data to transmit. This type of connection is thus generally billed by the kilobyte instead of by the second, and is usually a cheaper alternative for applications that only need to send and receive data sporadically, like instant messaging.

GPRS is usually described as a 2.5G technology
Edited by: "deleted1880083" 30th Dec 2019
Wow your mad!
vodafone.co.uk/mob…sha
Vodafone sell it directly for £1+£10 top-up and deliver for free
There's also a "Triple" data when going through the website, not sure if the Argos purchase will get that.

2G data is useful for some apps, email, messaging, but would be horrible for streaming, downloading, and web browsing would be slow too.

This thing is only good to have in the car in case you break down.. Even then it doesnt seem worth it.
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xyhz12345630/12/2019 02:45

Wow your …Wow your mad!https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/phones/pay-as-you-go/mobiwire/ayashaVodafone sell it directly for £1+£10 top-up and deliver for freeThere's also a "Triple" data when going through the website, not sure if the Argos purchase will get that.2G data is useful for some apps, email, messaging, but would be horrible for streaming, downloading, and web browsing would be slow too.This thing is only good to have in the car in case you break down.. Even then it doesnt seem worth it.


No not mad, just more knowledgeable than you, 2G, or the original GSM is not what you think it is and if this really is a 2G phone rather than 2.5G then you are being ripped off by both Vodafone and Argos as the 3G byte of data will not be available to you.


Has anyone actually used this phone with data rather just assuming it does data? There is a big difference between 2G and 2.5G.

WARNING, Pure 2G DOES NOT SUPPORT DATA as we know it, it was designed to support a circuit switched data connection on a per second basis for the data call hence 3Gbytes of data in the Vodafone pack is meaningless if it only a 2G phone, data is billed per second not per Gbyte., 2G has been extended to support GPRS (General Packet Data Service) and then EDGE to become 2.5G.

Circuit-switched data protocols

A circuit-switched data connection reserves a certain amount of bandwidth between two points for the life of a connection, just as a traditional phone call allocates an audio channel of a certain quality between two phones for the duration of the call.

Two circuit-switched data protocols are defined in the GSM standard: Circuit Switched Data (CSD) and High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data (HSCSD). These types of connections are typically charged on a per-second basis, regardless of the amount of data sent over the link. This is because a certain amount of bandwidth is dedicated to the connection regardless of whether or not it is needed.

Circuit-switched connections do have the advantage of providing a constant, guaranteed quality of service, which is useful for real-time applications like video conferencing.

General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)

The General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) is a packet-switched data transmission protocol, which was incorporated into the GSM standard in 1997. It is backwards-compatible with systems that use pre-1997 versions of the standard. GPRS does this by sending packets to the local mobile phone mast (BTS) on channels not being used by circuit-switched voice calls or data connections. Multiple GPRS users can share a single unused channel because each of them uses it only for occasional short bursts.

The advantage of packet-switched connections is that bandwidth is only used when there is actually data to transmit. This type of connection is thus generally billed by the kilobyte instead of by the second, and is usually a cheaper alternative for applications that only need to send and receive data sporadically, like instant messaging.

GPRS is usually described as a 2.5G technology
Edited by: "deleted1880083" 30th Dec 2019
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xyhz12345630/12/2019 03:58

https://support.vodafone.co.uk/Using-our-network/Internet-and-data/1311303012/What-is-the-difference-between-2G-3G-and-4G.htm. Complain to Vodafone, they say 2G still supports data.


Vodafone says:

2G is our classic network for calls and texts:

  • Supports web browsing but sends emails at slower speeds than 3G or 4G. However, it’s quick and reliable for all other basic phone functions
  • You’ll see it as 2G, 2.5G or E on your device


Let us analyse this. I will show that it is meaningless.

"2G is our classic network for calls and texts" OKAY
"Supports web browsing but send e-mails at slower speeds than 3G or 4G" NOT OKAY, pure 2G does not support transparent web browsing or transparent e-mails. 3G and 4G provide access to the Internet which can then be used to browse and send e-mail over while 2G on its own does not.
"You'll see it as 2G, 2.5G or E on your device" NOT OKAY, 2.5G and E are not GSM/2G they are technology extension that are orthogonal to the circuit-switched nature of 2G and use packet switching.

Does this inspire in Vodafone as a choice of service provider?


Note: 2.5G supports data as we know it (see my previous comment), texts are obviously data as they are supported though SMS in an early extension to GSM. Technically there is no reason why a 2G phone should have to support texts (or SMS) in order to be called a 2G phone. Be careful what you buy! At £1 I want to see a spec sheet for this phone that includes such phrases as SMS which was integrated into later 2G, and if you want to access that yummy 3G bytes of data then you will NEED GPRS (which is 2.5G) or EDGE (2.5G on steroids)

I guess you could web browse or send e-mails if you have a number that you could call to set up the call to access the web or send e-mail but you would be making a data call to a telephone number that would have to then connect your "call" to a network router connected to the Internet, or to a dedicated dial-in e-mail server that connects to an e-mail transit network, a rarity even in the heyday of early GSM in about 1997, and I doubt that you would find such a set up left in the developed world, though I await to be corrected here.
Marketeers will CON you any way they can, be careful there is 2G, 2G with SMS, and then there is 2G extended with GPRS which is 2.5G and will be the first level of mobile telephony that will actually be able to use the Gbytes in the super yummy jaw breaking Vodafone pack and then the triple data if you finesse the purchase right! Then there is EDGE..... Not that a phone with just 2G support will actually be able to access it.
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I just cannot get away from this weird Argos Vodafone Mobiwire Ayasha rabbit hole, having looked at what Vodafone says about 2g the meaning of the English is mind-blowing (even by marketing standards):
Vodafone says:

2G is our classic network for calls and texts:

  • Supports web browsing but sends emails at slower speeds than 3G or 4G. However, it’s quick and reliable for all other basic phone functions
  • You’ll see it as 2G, 2.5G or E on your device

I am going to look at the paragraph "Supports web browsing but sends emails at slower speeds than 3G or 4G. However, it’s quick and reliable for all other basic phone functions" If you take the phrase after "However," that says "it's quick and reliable for all other basic phone functions", this would imply that it's not reliable in web browsing support or sending of e-mails. Furthermore, the structure of this paragraph suggests that by implication web browsing support and sending e-mails are "basic phone functions".

Oh my! It starts to make more sense when you find out that Mobiwire came out of what was known as Sagem in France, A summary of its history is: "MobiWire SAS is a spin-off of Sagem Wireless. MobiWire SAS was created in July 2011 with an equity investment from MobiWire Mobiles Ningbo Co Ltd, formerly Sagetel Mobiles of Ningbo, China because Sagem Wireless had gone into bankruptcy when it was majority owned by Sofinnova. "

So, we have French language mixed with Chinese translated into English in the Mobiwire universe, I guess we should think ourselves fortunate that its not called the Argos Voodoofone Mobiwire Ayasha
What this really boils down to is that they are selling you a phone for £1. The requirement to buy a base package means that the cheapest option is also one that you cannot use because they have no other options. I agree with you you in this is a useless package for a phone that will only be good for making text and phone calls. There should be nothing stopping you from removing the sim from the phone and using the same and another phone that will support data.
Edited by: "xyhz123456" 30th Dec 2019
I bought couple last time for 99 pence each from Argos. Trying to sell for £5 but no luck for the past three months...
deleted188008330/12/2019 03:39

No not mad, just more knowledgeable than you, 2G, or the original GSM is …No not mad, just more knowledgeable than you, 2G, or the original GSM is not what you think it is and if this really is a 2G phone rather than 2.5G then you are being ripped off by both Vodafone and Argos as the 3G byte of data will not be available to you.Has anyone actually used this phone with data rather just assuming it does data? There is a big difference between 2G and 2.5G.WARNING, Pure 2G DOES NOT SUPPORT DATA as we know it, it was designed to support a circuit switched data connection on a per second basis for the data call hence 3Gbytes of data in the Vodafone pack is meaningless if it only a 2G phone, data is billed per second not per Gbyte., 2G has been extended to support GPRS (General Packet Data Service) and then EDGE to become 2.5G. Circuit-switched data protocols A circuit-switched data connection reserves a certain amount of bandwidth between two points for the life of a connection, just as a traditional phone call allocates an audio channel of a certain quality between two phones for the duration of the call. Two circuit-switched data protocols are defined in the GSM standard: Circuit Switched Data (CSD) and High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data (HSCSD). These types of connections are typically charged on a per-second basis, regardless of the amount of data sent over the link. This is because a certain amount of bandwidth is dedicated to the connection regardless of whether or not it is needed. Circuit-switched connections do have the advantage of providing a constant, guaranteed quality of service, which is useful for real-time applications like video conferencing. General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) The General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) is a packet-switched data transmission protocol, which was incorporated into the GSM standard in 1997. It is backwards-compatible with systems that use pre-1997 versions of the standard. GPRS does this by sending packets to the local mobile phone mast (BTS) on channels not being used by circuit-switched voice calls or data connections. Multiple GPRS users can share a single unused channel because each of them uses it only for occasional short bursts. The advantage of packet-switched connections is that bandwidth is only used when there is actually data to transmit. This type of connection is thus generally billed by the kilobyte instead of by the second, and is usually a cheaper alternative for applications that only need to send and receive data sporadically, like instant messaging. GPRS is usually described as a 2.5G technology


This phone can’t do any online based activities anyway - I bought one when they were 99p
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