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advice on phone for 11yr old that is cheap with wifi and pics, on o2 pref? deals offers anywhere?

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Found 6th Apr 2010
my son going to grammar school, which is a fair distance away, and will need a phone, that is good for web browsing and games. wants to keep his o2 sim, but i need it as cheap as possible. any suggestions what should look at, or how much would need to pay? i want as cheap as can but dont want him looking like the poor kid on the block, its one of those posh schools... any information appreciated. thanks peops.
where should i look for a decent deal?

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samsung genio, samsung tocco lite. Both cheapish.

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GentleTouch;8304026

samsung genio, samsung tocco lite. Both cheapish.



hi thanks will see what price they going for, not sure if any are touch screens, as a boy he may not be that gentle. dont know as hasnt had a phone before.

128plant;8304185

hi thanks will see what price they going for, not sure if any are touch … hi thanks will see what price they going for, not sure if any are touch screens, as a boy he may not be that gentle. dont know as hasnt had a phone before.



he has an o2 sim he wants to keep but has never had a phone? lol.

Depends what you want in a phone for a 11 year old, versus what he would want.

For PAYG phone I would go for this:
hotukdeals.com/ite…eto

It's got a WAP internet browser and it can play java games.

But I bet he'd want something like this:
dialaphone.co.uk/pay…ic/
which is £79.95 after a £10 phone credit.

For me, their only choice is the first one :-D

Both are on O2 PAYG.

not sure about web browsing but Tesco have an Orange one for £13 with £10 credit

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Its worth checking before you buy the phone what sort of restrictions or parental controls you can set on it (It varies across manufacturer). As full access to the internet on any device is for an 11 year old, i'll advised.

Good luck finding a decent deal.

hotukdeals.com/ite…-yo

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Difficult to find a trade off between what a child thinks they need and what is appropriate. 11 isn't very old to have an all singing all dancing internet access phone. Doesn't this make it more likely to get nicked at school than a sensible texting phone which also makes phonecalls?? Basic Nokias come to mind. Not worth nicking but the child can always contact someone in an emergency.

a phone for browsing for 11 year olds !! that sounds a bit dangerous. i work in school and all the kids have got porn and all kinds of inappropriate stuff on it be careful!

Seeing as pretty much everyphone in the last 10 years has had mobile internet it will be close to imporssible to get one without it.

dcx_badass;8307173

Seeing as pretty much everyphone in the last 10 years has had mobile … Seeing as pretty much everyphone in the last 10 years has had mobile internet it will be close to imporssible to get one without it.



With all due respect - I disagree totally with that statement!
;-)

wouldnt advise getting one where your 11 year old can access the internet. Id bar it straight away not only can it cost a fortune but the internet is packed with rudey dudey pics im sure you dont want your 11 year old son to see......

KrispiiDuck;8307504

With all due respect - I disagree totally with that statement!;-)



Could you link me to a few phones with no internet please.

dcx_badass;8307766

Could you link me to a few phones with no internet please.



Try the budget Nokias for starters! And the budget Samsungs.
Some of those have cameras and bluetooth - but no internet.

I stand by the fact that IMHO no kid needs internet on their phone. I've seen firsthand the problems it can cause. Internet should still be supervised with kids of that age. I'm a fan of the computer in the lounge and no laptops in bedrooms for youngsters.

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netdevil69;8305321

Its worth checking before you buy the phone what sort of restrictions or … Its worth checking before you buy the phone what sort of restrictions or parental controls you can set on it (It varies across manufacturer). As full access to the internet on any device is for an 11 year old, i'll advised.Good luck finding a decent deal.



thanks hadnt even thought about that.

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Chocka;8304439

Depends what you want in a phone for a 11 year old, versus what he would … Depends what you want in a phone for a 11 year old, versus what he would want.For PAYG phone I would go for this:http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/650708/new-samsung-e2100-phone-with-bluetoIt's got a WAP internet browser and it can play java games.But I bet he'd want something like this:http://www.dialaphone.co.uk/pay-as-you-go/o2/nokia-5530-xpressmusic/which is £79.95 after a £10 phone credit.For me, their only choice is the first one :-DBoth are on O2 PAYG.



thanks for that advice, will look into it.

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KrispiiDuck;8308697

Try the budget Nokias for starters! And the budget Samsungs.Some of those … Try the budget Nokias for starters! And the budget Samsungs.Some of those have cameras and bluetooth - but no internet.I stand by the fact that IMHO no kid needs internet on their phone. I've seen firsthand the problems it can cause. Internet should still be supervised with kids of that age. I'm a fan of the computer in the lounge and no laptops in bedrooms for youngsters.



we have the pc in the lounge and no laptops. i have wifi on my contract phone, but he plays really kids games on it and travian thing so not so dangerous. he is sensible kid, but as single parent i dont want him to feel like the cheapo kid. he be pleased with anything but has got teased before over clothes etc for no labels. dont want him to start off grammar like that again.

is it better to go for a new one or used/clearance. any feedback appreciated. cant afford to waste money on the wrong thing.

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aScottishBloke;8304799

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thanks thats good of you.

dcx_badass;8308868

http://www.nokia.co.uk/find-products/all-phones/nokia-2330-classic/specificationshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/mobile-phones/mobile-phones/slider/SGH-P260TSAXEU/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detailBoth have the internet, you actually going to post a link or carry on talking crap?



No need to be so rude! Here's just a couple... there are more but I'm not in the mood for playing stupid games. I am genuinely trying to help the original poster, can't be ar$ed with the baiting.

nokia.co.uk/sea…208
nokia.co.uk/fin…616

128plant;8310433

we have the pc in the lounge and no laptops. i have wifi on my contract … we have the pc in the lounge and no laptops. i have wifi on my contract phone, but he plays really kids games on it and travian thing so not so dangerous. he is sensible kid, but as single parent i dont want him to feel like the cheapo kid. he be pleased with anything but has got teased before over clothes etc for no labels. dont want him to start off grammar like that again. is it better to go for a new one or used/clearance. any feedback appreciated. cant afford to waste money on the wrong thing.



My choice would be new if you can afford it - with some kind of child-proof insurance!

Good Luck with finding something that both you and he are happy with.

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KrispiiDuck;8310885

My choice would be new if you can afford it - with some kind of … My choice would be new if you can afford it - with some kind of child-proof insurance!:)Good Luck with finding something that both you and he are happy with.



thanks for your help, its been useful. rep on the way. cheers, the hunt starts.

wonder if it worth going for something on here, anybody bought similar on here.
got the piggy at ready.

I already linked you to two to buy.

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dcx_badass;8311806

I already linked you to two to buy.



oops yes you did, will check them out for sure. thx so much.

Saw the LG POP in phones4u for £49 ish on O2 - it's still full price £99 in the O2 shop.

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KrispiiDuck;8337777

Saw the LG POP in phones4u for £49 ish on O2 - it's still full price £99 i … Saw the LG POP in phones4u for £49 ish on O2 - it's still full price £99 in the O2 shop.



thanks didnt spot that, still hunting for him, thought someone may have good con one on this to do. will check this out. cheers.

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