308°
EXPIRED
Vodafone smart 7 first £14.99 @argos
Vodafone smart 7 first £14.99 @argos

Vodafone smart 7 first £14.99 @argos

Buy forBuy forBuy for£14.99
GETGet dealVisit site and get deal
Why wait weeks for it
Buy it now pick up 2moro
Do Fast track so u don't need top pay for top up

Ideal for spare mobile or for child

56 Comments

Only 512mb ram. This is not a phone but a phone shaped object.

Its £24.99 you need to buy £10 top up

cant do fast track on mobiles anymore

Can u get watsapp on this?

sam_of_london

Only 512mb ram. This is not a phone but a phone shaped object.



It's £14.99. You are not human - you are an android.
Edited by: "Bilbo1968" 12th Feb

Is this unlocked?
Looks great as a spare phone if it is. And if it turns out to be crap I can sell it for CEX for more than I paid for it.

Original Poster

sam_of_london

Only 512mb ram. This is not a phone but a phone shaped object.


What you expect an iPhone for £14.99

sam_of_london

Only 512mb ram. This is not a phone but a phone shaped object.



​not bad for a item that does everything a phone is supposed to do call text mms and the extras like GPS and going on Internet plus I assume this will probably have fm radio unlike the fake things called iphones which aren't phones they are iphones.

argos cancelled my order

sam_of_london

Only 512mb ram. This is not a phone but a phone shaped object.



512MB RAM for a telephone? Oooooooh back in my day we were lucky to have 512KB for the whole data centre the size of your front room. You don't know you're born!

It's enough for this purpose.

A few weeks ago I needed a cheap phone as mine went for repair.
I ended up getting a Alcatel Pixi 4 from ee for £15 plus top up (not sure if they still have it at this price?), similar specs, quid to unlock and did the job, although I wouldn't want it as anything other than a spare phone as it does lag once you get a few apps onto it, saying that got showbox up and running and also streamed to my TV, not bad for a £15 phone.

xbox360man

cant do fast track on mobiles anymore


Can't order as FastTrack or can't be collected via FastTrack?

https://s31.postimg.org/4uoyyfyjv/fasttrack01.jpg
https://s3.postimg.org/hd7xnkrgj/fasttrack02.jpg

Cheap alternative to a Hue dimmer switch. Hmmm.

ArthurDent1

Is this unlocked?Looks great as a spare phone if it is. And if it turns … Is this unlocked?Looks great as a spare phone if it is. And if it turns out to be crap I can sell it for CEX for more than I paid for it.



Website states Vodafone as the network, not unlocked so you would lose £4 cash or gain £1 in credit. Could trade to GAME with price match +15% for £18.40 credit.

ArthurDent1

Is this unlocked?Looks great as a spare phone if it is. And if it turns … Is this unlocked?Looks great as a spare phone if it is. And if it turns out to be crap I can sell it for CEX for more than I paid for it.



Bought this at back end of last year when it was this very same price too (via it being Posted here also, lol).

And no, its NOT unlocked, it's locked to VodaFone ...

But via eBay, you can get it unlocked for only 99p though?. :-)

xbox360man

cant do fast track on mobiles anymore



Since when?. :-(

AndyRoyd

Can't order as FastTrack or can't be collected via FastTrack?



Hehehehe, amen to that. :-)

Ordered one for collection in-store and it give this as the price to pay: Total to pay in-store: £14.99
Nothing about £10 topup.
Am I missing something please?

pooool

Ordered one for collection in-store and it give this as the price to pay: … Ordered one for collection in-store and it give this as the price to pay: Total to pay in-store: £14.99Nothing about £10 topup.Am I missing something please?



Not absolutely sure but I think you need to have the sim for whichever provider it's locked to before you can 'unlock' so as it needs to be activated first it's going to cost that £10.00 whichever way you look at it. I have a cheapo phone locked to 02 which I need to do the same for but haven't got round to it yet.

If anybody knows different it'd be good to know?

pickledtink

Not absolutely sure but I think you need to have the sim for whichever … Not absolutely sure but I think you need to have the sim for whichever provider it's locked to before you can 'unlock' so as it needs to be activated first it's going to cost that £10.00 whichever way you look at it. I have a cheapo phone locked to 02 which I need to do the same for but haven't got round to it yet.If anybody knows different it'd be good to know?


Thanks for that.
I already have an old phone with an active Vodafone sim. Wonder if that might do?

pooool

Thanks for that.I already have an old phone with an active Vodafone sim. … Thanks for that.I already have an old phone with an active Vodafone sim. Wonder if that might do?



Should do. Certainly try that first.

Banned

thanks op. it works


Edited by: "sofiasar" 13th Feb

might have something worth buying with £2 reindeer win voucher, if its not expired

they will make you pay for the sim top up. happened to me

latics

they will make you pay for the sim top up. happened to me


Was your purchase a pre-paid FastTrack order, a reservation to be paid in-store, or a casual walk-in? Thanks.

AndyRoyd

Was your purchase a pre-paid FastTrack order, a reservation to be paid … Was your purchase a pre-paid FastTrack order, a reservation to be paid in-store, or a casual walk-in? Thanks.


It was a reservation to be paid in-store. They still wanted the £10 topup even though I had an active Vodafone sim.
I'll make do without and they won't get the sale. Serves 'em right...!!!

latics

they will make you pay for the sim top up. happened to me

pooool

It was a reservation to be paid in-store. They still wanted the £10 topup … It was a reservation to be paid in-store. They still wanted the £10 topup even though I had an active Vodafone sim. I'll make do without and they won't get the sale. Serves 'em right...!!!



OK, thanks for clarification. The consensus suggests that a pre-paid FastTrack order would not require any top-up.

Zontes

Brain dead idiot.


chill dude. he probably meant to say this is not a smartphone.

which is a valid point. as some people may not know 512mb is very low ram nowadays. Though he could have phrased it better.

This is why language and grammar is so important, to prevent miscommunication. Make sure you study kids. Otherwise you'll always end up arguing over misunderstandings.

would this play Pokemon Go

pickledtink

Not absolutely sure but I think you need to have the sim for whichever … Not absolutely sure but I think you need to have the sim for whichever provider it's locked to before you can 'unlock' so as it needs to be activated first it's going to cost that £10.00 whichever way you look at it. I have a cheapo phone locked to 02 which I need to do the same for but haven't got round to it yet.If anybody knows different it'd be good to know?



Not entirely true ... (more involved, etc)

pooool

Thanks for that.I already have an old phone with an active Vodafone sim. … Thanks for that.I already have an old phone with an active Vodafone sim. Wonder if that might do?



Whether you have an original VodaFone SIM or not, you're still able to 'unlock' it!.

To be frank, it actually works BETTER if the SIM Card you put into this VodaFone Phone is NOT VodaFone!, as then it forces a SIM unlocking sequence window upon the same VodaFone Phone (I know for sure, as I did the very same to both a Smart First 6, and a Smart First 7 last year, and both came up aces!). :-)

As for the Top-Up argument, well, I was able to bypass it on both those Phone's at the time (via the designated 'FastTrack' mechanism that was actively in play at the time, etc, hehe), so .....

But, saying that, both above mentioned count's were last year though?, so can't swear blind to the same for today/this year playing true again for now?. :-(

Play it by ear?, and see what gives I guess?. :-)

PEPSIDAVE

would this play Pokemon Go



Do you want Pokemon Go?.

OR, Pokemon Gone?.

Lol. :-)

Bought my 6 year old this when it was a tenner, his first foray into the mobile world. He calls his older sisters through FB, what's app and sends loads of cute messages/photos to us all.

He also uses Spotify and links it up to his Bluetooth speakers - it actually makes a great "learner" phone before you have to get them the latest £700 Iphone when they get to 10.

Banned

oceanic

chill dude. he probably meant to say this is not a smartphone. which is a … chill dude. he probably meant to say this is not a smartphone. which is a valid point. as some people may not know 512mb is very low ram nowadays. Though he could have phrased it better. This is why language and grammar is so important, to prevent miscommunication. Make sure you study kids. Otherwise you'll always end up arguing over misunderstandings.


You chill dude, and please do not be so fecking patronising. I have three kids, and I am well up to date with mobile phones. I actually have a 'Smart Phone', so not a silly old fecker. Spelling and Grammar, now we are talking! Spelling and Grammar are an alien concept for kids now. God help us!

thanks op

spencerslide

Bought my 6 year old this when it was a tenner, his first foray into the … Bought my 6 year old this when it was a tenner, his first foray into the mobile world. He calls his older sisters through FB, what's app and sends loads of cute messages/photos to us all. He also uses Spotify and links it up to his Bluetooth speakers - it actually makes a great "learner" phone before you have to get them the latest £700 Iphone when they get to 10.



WOW!, when where these ever £10? (look's like I missed out on a doozie there?.

Hehehe, no big.

Ps.
If your 6 year old is banging out that kind of advanced thingamajigs at that tender age, I'm assuming their 'need' for this £700 to which you speak of (or £800+ even?, the way thing's are alarmingly going ... ) will be required from you by the time they are ONLY 8 years old I reckon?, Ps. I'm not offering myself as an attendee to the 'fireworks' party that'll inevitably ensue on the back-burners of that one ..... oO

Until they're at least 18+ perhaps? (or whatever?), pray HARD, that 'Android' is allllll that they'll ever know, huh?, hehehe. (_;)

So sim included. Did fast track and did not have to pay £10 top up. Collected yesterday. Thanks for posting

Hi, I have some noob questions.

I just checked out a vid review of this phone, can someone confirm this is a 3G phone not 4G please?

The page on GSMArena mentions 3G:

http://www.gsmarena.com/vodafone_smart_first_7-8100.php

Does that mean if I put a 4G sim into it, it will default to 3g, or not work at all? I'm assuming the former?

If someone can clarify that for me I'd be grateful, thanks.

Banned

CORNFLAKES_69

Hi, I have some noob questions.I just checked out a vid review of this … Hi, I have some noob questions.I just checked out a vid review of this phone, can someone confirm this is a 3G phone not 4G please?The page on GSMArena mentions 3G:http://www.gsmarena.com/vodafone_smart_first_7-8100.phpDoes that mean if I put a 4G sim into it, it will default to 3g, or not work at all? I'm assuming the former?If someone can clarify that for me I'd be grateful, thanks.


Of course it will. Sorry for being blunt.
Edited by: "Zontes" 14th Feb

Zontes

Of course it will. Sorry for being blunt.



Thanks, that's fine, I'm glad for the help!!

I'm thinking of getting this as a stop gap until the new Moto G models are released in a few weeks, but just needed to be sure on a few points.

OK then, can I use this phone to tether other devices ie: can this phone be used as a WIFI hotspot? I'be tried Googling but cannot find anything specific.

Zontes

Of course it will. Sorry for being blunt.



Depends on which Network your with?, as Network Three are notorious for NOT working with Phones that are other than their SIM requirements, etc?, eg. Network Three SIM's will NOT work in a 2G only Phone for example?, but an old T-Mobile 3G SIM WILL work in a 2G Phone (as such could be said for allll the other Network 3G SIM's in a 2G-enabled Phone, etc, etc, etc?), but NOT that of Network Three ...

As such, a 4G-enabled Network Three SIM is there unlikely able/capable of defaulting 'backwards' to 3G, just because your Phone is 3G (instead of it's required 4G, and stuff?).

So, it blatantly depends on how you kind of look at it ..... :-)
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text