Vodafone Mobiwire Ayasha Mobile Phone now 99p / £10.97 free click and collect at Argos (£10 Top-up required)
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Vodafone Mobiwire Ayasha Mobile Phone now 99p / £10.97 free click and collect at Argos (£10 Top-up required)

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Posted 2nd Aug
stock showing near me not sure about general stock levels.
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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.

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41 Comments
Do you have to top it up with £10 still?
Its £10.99 as you have to buy a £10 top up
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Handset must be purchased with £10 airtime. This will automatically be added to your transaction. Handset not available without airtime. .
38194792-l6Ywa.jpg Doesn't come up with air time....
38194798-HE49S.jpgIf you pay for it online and collect in store you don’t need to pay the £10 top u
Edited by: "Codiedolcy" 2nd Aug
Thank you ordered for my 10yr old
I got this on reserve and cost me 99p
Last time this was on offer they cancelled the order.
I paid online for collection in store and I was only charged 99p and it's ready to collect
Thanks paid 99p already
Codiedolcy02/08/2019 09:28

[Image] If you pay for it online and collect in store you don’t need to p …[Image] If you pay for it online and collect in store you don’t need to pay the £10 top u


I just tried this. Order cancelled and refunded. Oh well.

Looking at the emails, I had 12 minutes between pickup code and cancellation email... I might try again at the store at lunchtime
Edited by: "MadeDixonsCry" 2nd Aug
Bought it online for 99p...no top up.Collected in store.
If you make it there in time you may get away without paying airtime, however my 2 seperate store orders have been cancelled because of the airtime topup
Bought [previously via similar deal. No need top up. Just go collect it from the counter
Weird it wouldn't let me check out and kept emptying my basket.. In the end I had to add something else to my basket and then I could checkout, removing the second item just before I went to pay leaving the 99p phone in my basket 😁
Reserve online and collect at designated store and just pay the 99 pence.

You can try arguing with Vodafone saying that Argos told you it was an unlocked device, or that it doesn't state anywhere it being a locked to the Vodafone network. Vodafone will say to you, take it back to Argos. Counter that with Argos won't take it back as it's an open box and there's nothing wrong with the actual device. Might take a few rounds though, stay calm though and use the "fake news / falsely advertised product" approach.
I got them to top up my SIM card with a complimentary £5 top up so that I could use the phone for the required 30 days (I send a text per day to another number) before you can qualify to request your Network Unlock code.

After it's unlocked, use as a phone for your travels or beach phone (battery life on standby is up to two weeks - but nowhere near as good as the Nokia candybar phones from the mid to late 2000's, they could last up to a month!) or sell it for a tenner at a CEX.

It's a basic 2G phone. Does have FM radio though.
Edited by: "TopTrump" 2nd Aug
Cex paying £4.00
TopTrump02/08/2019 11:19

Reserve online and collect at designated store and just pay the 99 …Reserve online and collect at designated store and just pay the 99 pence.You can try arguing with Vodafone saying that Argos told you it was an unlocked device, or that it doesn't state anywhere it being a locked to the Vodafone network. Vodafone will say to you, take it back to Argos. Counter that with Argos won't take it back as it's an open box and there's nothing wrong with the actual device. Might take a few rounds though, stay calm though and use the "fake news / falsely advertised product" approach.I got them to top up my SIM card with a complimentary £5 top up so that I could use the phone for the required 30 days (I send a text per day to another number) before you can qualify to request your Network Unlock code.After it's unlocked, use as a phone for your travels or beach phone (battery life on standby is up to two weeks - but nowhere near as good as the Nokia candybar phones from the mid to late 2000's, they could last up to a month!) or sell it for a tenner at a CEX.It's a basic 2G phone. Does have FM radio though.



Or just put a Vodafone SIM in and have it unlocked for free after a month, rather than lying and wasting your own and others’ time over something so trivial.
finknottle02/08/2019 14:11

Or just put a Vodafone SIM in and have it unlocked for free after a month, …Or just put a Vodafone SIM in and have it unlocked for free after a month, rather than lying and wasting your own and others’ time over something so trivial.


Ps. it's not lying, it's being creative with one's words and not allowing corporates to think they can con consumers.
If it doesn't say it's a locked phone, then they shouldn't provide a phone that's locked.

If you can't see yourself having the ability to communicate your way through to a solution, then pay them and their shareholders. Dufus.
angie5502/08/2019 14:07

Cex paying £4.00



£10 when I asked a couple of weeks ago.
For £4, it's not worth it. I'd rather use as a backup phone in a situation where damage is likely to occur.
Edited by: "TopTrump" 2nd Aug
These phones are really bad, I bought one 2 weeks ago when a broke my phone. It constantly beeps in your pocket because the keypad can't be fully locked.
TopTrump02/08/2019 14:21

Ps. it's not lying, it's being creative with one's words and not allowing …Ps. it's not lying, it's being creative with one's words and not allowing corporates to think they can con consumers.If it doesn't say it's a locked phone, then they shouldn't provide a phone that's locked.If you can't see yourself having the ability to communicate your way through to a solution, then pay them and their shareholders. Dufus.



TopTrump02/08/2019 14:17

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I’m quaking in my boots. Spare me oh internet tough guy! (That is sarcasm incidentally, my previous comment wasn’t.)

The chip on your shoulder aside, I fail to see any insult. If you were aware it was locked when buying it, it’s dishonest to pretend you weren’t. The product title and description on the Argos site make it perfectly clear to anyone with half a brain that it is. But that’s cool, I just think most people have better things to do with their time and energy.

Well done anyway on your cheap phone and fiver’s credit, you really stuck it to The Man - although I’m sure the poor sods at the customer service desk felt it was well worth it to make you go away.
finknottle02/08/2019 16:49

I’m quaking in my boots. Spare me oh internet tough guy! (That is s …I’m quaking in my boots. Spare me oh internet tough guy! (That is sarcasm incidentally, my previous comment wasn’t.)The chip on your shoulder aside, I fail to see any insult. If you were aware it was locked when buying it, it’s dishonest to pretend you weren’t. The product title and description on the Argos site make it perfectly clear to anyone with half a brain that it is. But that’s cool, I just think most people have better things to do with their time and energy. Well done anyway on your cheap phone and fiver’s credit, you really stuck it to The Man - although I’m sure the poor sods at the customer service desk felt it was well worth it to make you go away.


Oh righteous one. Hail thee with your casting of aspersions and your loose-tongued insults masquerading behind paper thin sarcasm.
Forget the chip on shoulder, you've got an entire McCain's processing plant on yours. (ps any deals on ATM? Let the group know when there are, yeah? Be a nice fellow and share with your HUKD bredrins.)
Do you take your iThrone with you to the beach? Or do you wait to get back to your hotel room and rant out during a troll sesh?

It's a cheap phone for a reason. Even inexpensive items can be useful, obviously not you, Her Royal Highness, probably gets others to pay for it for her.

Argos have recently changed the product description since it was previously posted on HUKD.

By the way, that 8 pack of tea towels you pointed towards at Argos for £2.40. Any good?
And that website you mentioned - what was it, checknow.co.uk/ - ah yes! Careful you don't miss out on deals that you don't have time to track down. You're just a typing contradiction.

If I give you half of the fiver (that's two pounds fifty), you can get some discounts on things you want like (packs of Lilets? Sounds like you might need them bearing in mind you don't sound too pleased with your day).

A case of don't practise what thee mighty hath preached.

Simple rule in life, nothing good to say, don't say anything.
Want an audience, go to Britain's Got Talent. (Say hi to Ant n Dec). You're going to be famous, a supaastarr!
As for dishonesty - maybe you should have a word with yourself. Oh! And also those green driving loafers you liked from Debenhams. Come on! A man of your taste!?

Most of your posts, you relish being negative, condescending, almost facetious at the expense of others.
Internet fodder.
And for the record, I didn't threaten you, I stated
"...and spike your convo with a twist of insult, enough to want to get someone you don't even know to want to punch you ..."
Edited by: "TopTrump" 2nd Aug
Thanks OP I have ordered let’s see if Argos honour the sale which weirdly had no airtime added despite the warning. I was happy to pay for airtime so not sure what’s going on
rosydozy02/08/2019 18:22

Thanks OP I have ordered let’s see if Argos honour the sale which weirdly h …Thanks OP I have ordered let’s see if Argos honour the sale which weirdly had no airtime added despite the warning. I was happy to pay for airtime so not sure what’s going on



Don't tell finknottle, he/she might point out their belief that they have much better things to do than look for deals, despite them logging on to the site.
2 deals, but 530 comments posted. I real get involved kinda guy.
Edited by: "TopTrump" 2nd Aug
TopTrump02/08/2019 14:22

£10 when I asked a couple of weeks ago.For £4, it's not worth it. I'd r …£10 when I asked a couple of weeks ago.For £4, it's not worth it. I'd rather use as a backup phone in a situation where damage is likely to occur.


CEX sell them for £10, buy them for £5 (recently £4).
38198892.jpgCancelled

Oh wait that's last times offer

Order to Sainsbury's that isn't cancelled last time and they won't have a clue about anything
Edited by: "LordMetro" 2nd Aug
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As predicted, Argos store order was cancelled but reorder with Sainsbury's collection based and it is still intact.
Edited by: "LordMetro" 2nd Aug
Awesome deal, purchased for my Mum. Click and Collect for 99p. It came with a PAYG Vodafone sim included in the box. Works like an old Nokia.
Just collected two. 99p each
Just collected mine, didnt have to pay for top up
I collected mine at Sainsbury’s, didn’t have to buy a sim so got it for 99p. Got a sim for a pound and then added the five pounds a month PAYG bundlefor now. Very plasticky but for 99p a bargain.
Anyone know if these can be unlocked
No longer available.
whitehorn48406/08/2019 08:29

Anyone know if these can be unlocked


After Argos cancelling my orders last time with the mobiwire in June, I took a shot with robbing all my Sainsbury's around. I love doing this to large conglomerates like Argos, even the Sainsbury's manager wanted in

I am now a hypocrite judging other people buying loads and selling on fleabay so I thought why should I suffer on deals like this - cheers OP.

I then unlocked them all. It took me a couple of hours to figure it out but you'll need a special tool which comes with a dongle - I ended up finding a similar program online but I can't provide warez or dodgy sources as IMEI changing is illegal in the UK. It won't work with 10 and you'll need special drivers.

Flashtool, generic mtk and miracle won't work.

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Anyway packed these unlocked phones and ready to head to CEX.
Edited by: "LordMetro" 17th Aug
whitehorn48406/08/2019 08:29

Anyone know if these can be unlocked


Vodafone will only unlock them after they've been used for 30 days, ie they want to make some money before they can provide the unlocking service.

Finknottle might cast his/her vitriol upon you, but read the following:

"Reserve online and collect at designated store and just pay the 99 pence.

You can try arguing with Vodafone saying that Argos told you it was an unlocked device, or that it doesn't state anywhere it being a locked to the Vodafone network. Vodafone will say to you, take it back to Argos. Counter that with Argos won't take it back as it's an open box and there's nothing wrong with the actual device. Might take a few rounds though, stay calm though and use the "fake news / falsely advertised product" approach.
I got them to top up my SIM card with a complimentary £5 top up so that I could use the phone for the required 30 days (I send a text per day to another number) before you can qualify to request your Network Unlock code.

After it's unlocked, use as a phone for your travels or beach phone (battery life on standby is up to two weeks - but nowhere near as good as the Nokia candybar phones from the mid to late 2000's, they could last up to a month!) or sell it for a tenner at a CEX.

It's a basic 2G phone. Does have FM radio though."
TopTrump09/08/2019 12:18

Vodafone will only unlock them after they've been used for 30 days, ie …Vodafone will only unlock them after they've been used for 30 days, ie they want to make some money before they can provide the unlocking service.Finknottle might cast his/her vitriol upon you, but read the following:"Reserve online and collect at designated store and just pay the 99 pence.You can try arguing with Vodafone saying that Argos told you it was an unlocked device, or that it doesn't state anywhere it being a locked to the Vodafone network. Vodafone will say to you, take it back to Argos. Counter that with Argos won't take it back as it's an open box and there's nothing wrong with the actual device. Might take a few rounds though, stay calm though and use the "fake news / falsely advertised product" approach.I got them to top up my SIM card with a complimentary £5 top up so that I could use the phone for the required 30 days (I send a text per day to another number) before you can qualify to request your Network Unlock code.After it's unlocked, use as a phone for your travels or beach phone (battery life on standby is up to two weeks - but nowhere near as good as the Nokia candybar phones from the mid to late 2000's, they could last up to a month!) or sell it for a tenner at a CEX.It's a basic 2G phone. Does have FM radio though."


I'm pretty sure you can just turn up to a relaxed Vodafone store and they'll be able to provide an NUC?

Just claim you've used it for 30 days as I can't see how they are able to tell this.

If you do get an NUC - you'll still get Sim Blocked.

Enter this in the phone #7525#unlocking_code#1# (apparently the Vodafone firmware may ask this everytime you get a sim but I just used this meta test mode to remove the security partition parameters - that's on some mt6261 phones)

You can wait 30 days and get Voda to give it, try to find a relaxed Vodafone store it literally takes them 5 minutes to print but depends on who it is, go to a unlocking stall who'll have the special dongle.

I did mine through micro-usb w/o dongle in meta mode takes seconds but the software is for a paid dongle unless you take a deep look around.

Miracle Box provides unlock code of 0000, GenericMTK won't even load up meta but found a dodgy tool from 2013 to do it coupled with unsigned CDC Mediatek drivers.
Edited by: "LordMetro" 9th Aug
LordMetro09/08/2019 12:47

I'm pretty sure you can just turn up to a relaxed Vodafone store and …I'm pretty sure you can just turn up to a relaxed Vodafone store and they'll be able to provide an NUC?Just claim you've used it for 30 days as I can't see how they are able to tell this.If you do get an NUC - you'll still get Sim Blocked.Enter this in the phone #7525#unlocking_code#1# (apparently the Vodafone firmware may ask this everytime you get a sim but I just used this meta test mode to remove the security partition parameters - that's on some mt6261 phones)You can wait 30 days and get Voda to give it, try to find a relaxed Vodafone store it literally takes them 5 minutes to print but depends on who it is, go to a unlocking stall who'll have the special dongle.I did mine through micro-usb w/o dongle in meta mode takes seconds but the software is for a paid dongle unless you take a deep look around. Miracle Box provides unlock code of 0000, GenericMTK won't even load up meta but found a dodgy tool from 2013 to do it coupled with unsigned CDC Mediatek drivers.


Yet to cross the 30 day threshold. Will bear your advice in mind. Thanks.
TopTrump09/08/2019 15:05

Yet to cross the 30 day threshold. Will bear your advice in mind. Thanks.


If you can't wait or Voda don't give it, I'll provide some VM with the tool if you message me

Also, one Cex store tried to bulk discount my sale by 20%, I went to another and there wasn't any.
LordMetro08/08/2019 19:03

After Argos cancelling my orders last time with the mobiwire in June, I …After Argos cancelling my orders last time with the mobiwire in June, I took a shot with robbing all my Sainsbury's around.


How did you go about getting these when the product is no longer available on the website, and ordering instore requires the £10 top up?

Or did you get them before the product was pulled from the Argos website?
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