Best place to get a basic mobile?

    Hey all.

    Got up this morning to discover I had left my mobile in a pool of water, looks like it has been fried! - It's currently sitting in a bag of rice in the hope that it dries out and works again but I am not holding out much hope.

    If I have to get a new phone I was wondering where people thought the best place to get a basic phone was?

    Aside from the fact that it has to be a flip phone all I need it for is to make calls and send text messages, a camera is handy sometimes but not essential.
    I have an o2 sim card which is on an employee contract and have been advised I cannot upgrade through o2 or they will take away my staff discount as the staff member who got it for me no longer works there so I do not need a sim or a contract.

    Any ideas? Cheapest I can find is around £40 but then you need to top up £10 which is worthless to me, as I just want a basic phone was hoping for more like £30 all in.

    Thanks for any advice.


    argos-clearancebargains on ebay? you can get a good one for less than £30

    Original Poster


    argos-clearancebargains on ebay? you can get a good one for less than £30

    Thanks for the tip, not looked at them before...sadly nothing suitable at the moment but will keep them in mind for the future. :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Forgot about cashback as well...will have to take that into consideration! Thanks.

    There is a LG GB220 for £29.99 on ebay brand new but I have never had an LG phone before, reviews look good but anyone tried one?

    The other option is Sony Ericsson W350 for £34.99 which is a "half flip phone" I guess, but seems to be mostly for mp3 use which wouldn't really get much use from me so don't know if it's any good as a phone. Man I hate trying to find a new phone!
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