Thursday, October 13, 2011

The disposable phone

Who would have thought that the day would come when you could pick up a mobile phone for under £10.

That is just what Pam did yesterday from Tesco. OK so it isn’t an all singing dancing device but it does have several virtues:

  1. It is very light and small.
  2. It is unlocked and so can be used with any SIM card both here and in Spain.
  3. Nobody is going to try and mug you to steal it.
  4. Battery life is long.

If you are the sort of person who is for ever loosing a phone, this one is perfect because a replacement won’t break the bank. It is also perfect for those who don’t want a brick in their pocket and don’t need all those gizmos that expensive phones offer.

What does it do?

Well it makes phone calls obviously and it can be used to send text messages and that is about it.

What doesn’t it do?

It doesn’t make tea, it doesn’t take pictures, it doesn’t have bluetooth nor a radio/MP3 player, it doesn’t run apps nor will it surf the Internet but who cares, we have other devices for all those things.

I reckon this could be all the phone that most of us really need. Forget Blackberry,  Galaxy and iPhone, get down to Tesco and pick up a Samsung for a tenner.

1 comment:

Pete said...

Hey, don't sell it short! It has contact management, a personal organiser with calendar and alarm features, a colour screen and some games.

You can't argue with that for a tenner!