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#954494 - 10th Jul 2015 12:11am Mobile Phones
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After a new cheap simple mobile phone as mine was damaged when dropped. Tried sainsburies and tesco but all techy people had gone home.
The phones they have have little spec on the display stands. Want to just put my existing sim card in and away we go so I presume its sim free or unlocked that I need that will take a normal large size sim card?

Flip Phones: do they help keep the screen unscratched ?

Transferring contacts from broken phone (ones not on sim( Is there a quick way to do?

Reminder facility is probably the most important bit of spec but they don't seem to tell you that on the box.

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#954542 - 10th Jul 2015 3:11pm Re: Mobile Phones [Re: fish5133]
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You say cheap and simple, how cheap and how simple? Ie. What's your budget and what do you want it to do??

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#954547 - 10th Jul 2015 4:58pm Re: Mobile Phones [Re: fish5133]
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Got the cheapest on here last week. Seems fine. Just to have spare in car. Asked about signal told it was good. Put 10 credit on and got 20 free credit.

Don't know about sim card though. See reviews

http://www.tesco.com/direct/technology-gaming/pay-as-you-go-phones/cat3375958.cat


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#954559 - 10th Jul 2015 7:13pm Re: Mobile Phones [Re: fish5133]
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If you want to use an existing SIM then the phone will need to of SAME network provider - or be an unlocked phone. Best new unlocked phone is the Motorola G (either cheaper 3G at about 130 or the slightly bigger 4G @about 150). Bril phones.

If you go for a phone from a network provider same as your current SIM it will be cheaper because they will almost certainly have simpler phones. I am not sure whether you can then simply use your old SIM. A new phone from them will have new number when purchased but easy to migrate your old number over. The phone shop will usually do that for you.

You do not need to worry about your present SIM being the larger type. Either the phone shop will cut that to the small size (they have a cutter to do that and did that for me when I bought the Motorola) or of course if you are migrating the number from your old SIM to a new one the size is not an issue.

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#954560 - 10th Jul 2015 7:54pm Re: Mobile Phones [Re: fish5133]
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Ive got a cheapo flip phone and it does protect the screen, but the disadvantage of mine is that you answer the call by opening the fliptop when it rings , so unless you get one with a window , you take a call automatically without knowing who it is.

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#956072 - 24th Jul 2015 1:07pm Re: Mobile Phones [Re: fish5133]
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Cheers. Went for a cheap Samsung flip phone off ebay 18. Still doesn't have a reminder alarm on it. Arrived in German so kids managed to get it into English.

Just received a mobile bill 210 from when I was out in Uganda with 4 so called calls ive made to unobtainable numbers. Plus 36 texts all to the same number that doesn't exist. I know I couldn't send texts when out there because I had to phone the Virgin help line and ask them why. They got it sorted and the 3 or 4 texts that I did send to my brother are not even on my bill.

have queried but all I get from them is that they are valid charges--Not paid it. Next step Ofcom?



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#956073 - 24th Jul 2015 2:12pm Re: Mobile Phones [Re: fish5133]
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Ofcom do not deal with individual complaints but they do like to be notified so they can follow trends. There are two independent ombudsman services to challenge bills.

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#956076 - 24th Jul 2015 3:15pm Re: Mobile Phones [Re: fish5133]
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cheers DD. Just read Ofcom and notified them. Whats even more sneaky is I printed out the recent call useage before I got the bill and on the actual bill they have removed the number that I have supposedly text to. So you have no way of actually checking who you have allegedly sent texts to.

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