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    ok! here goes, need advice please on a new mobile. Let me explain, i am half way through a 18 month contract with O2 and my phone has broken and is unfixable.

    So i am looking for a cheap 'nothing fancy' mobile that i can use my O2 sim from my contract in. Is this possible?? as you might guess i am totally clueless when it comes to mobiles.

    Any advice/help greatly appreciated

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    Yes it is possible

    Just make sure the phone you buy is an o2 branded phone or unlocked.

    Unlocked i.e vodafone phone but can take any network sim card :thumbsup:

    Just get any cheap (nokia?) pay as you go mobile, Ideally on 02, else make sure it can be unlocked to all networks

    Carphonewarehouse do this :carphonewarehouse.com/mob…PAY

    It will come unlocked so works on all networks, doesnt matter which network you buy it on. £20.

    It doesnt have a camera, but has a radio and comes with a headset.

    You should have a years warranty, and as you're only 9 months in you could get it repaired. Unless, it was your fault that its broken? What about insurance?

    Original Poster

    Thanks all, out of warranty as i have the phone about 2 years, current contract i took with O2 was a keep same phone get £150. No insurance. Sent to get repaired but they said it was unrepairable.

    Thanks again everyone. rep added

    Original Poster

    So just to be clear, if i buy the one suggested by Marz
    carphonewarehouse.com/mob…PAY

    I just use up the £10 topup, slip in my O2 sim card and i will be back on my O2 contract??

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    keltbrat;6631608

    So just to be clear, if i buy the one suggested by Marz … So just to be clear, if i buy the one suggested by Marz http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/mobiles/mobile-phones/NOKIA-1661/PPAYI just use up the £10 topup, slip in my O2 sim card and i will be back on my O2 contract??



    your contract is the sim card, the phoen is just a phone, so yes stick it in any phone that is 02 or unlocked and away you go

    remembering the £10 top is is on a new sim card so will have a different number, it isnt a top up voucher you can add to any o2 sim

    sassie;6631637

    your contract is the sim card, the phoen is just a phone, so yes stick it … your contract is the sim card, the phoen is just a phone, so yes stick it in any phone that is 02 or unlocked and away you goremembering the £10 top is is on a new sim card so will have a different number, it isnt a top up voucher you can add to any o2 sim



    You can request the top up to be put on to an existing P&G sim, in store at least.

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    leefal;6632198

    You can request the top up to be put on to an existing P&G sim.



    when i tried that they refused, the top up was added to new sim and they said they couldnt do it the other way, that was at cpw

    sassie;6632207

    when i tried that they refused, the top up was added to new sim and they … when i tried that they refused, the top up was added to new sim and they said they couldnt do it the other way, that was at cpw



    same here, i got the phone last week as a temp phone. I just gave away the sim to my of my cousins.

    Whats wrong with the current phone, i may be able to help...

    Original Poster

    MarzBarz;6632575

    Whats wrong with the current phone, i may be able to help...




    originally it was the screen ( dropped and got that sort of psychedelic screen colours where you cant see the text or digits)

    on/off button was working when i sent to a guy from ebay in cheltenham to fix, he refunded said he could not fix and when i got the phone back on/off button wont work now, he claims it arrived that way.

    so screen and on/off button
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