Next time the missus asks you to pick-up a Bic at the newsagents, you’d be wise to clarify what she’s after. The firm's branching out from disposable razors and pens, and has launched a mobile phone. Bic_phone Bic's phone: available on Orange Bic has teamed-up with Orange France to launch the Bic Phone, which comes with a …
only twice the price of a cheap PAYG nokia!
...Hopefully this will differ from their razors and wont rip the face off you.
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Unless France's market is dramatically different from Germany's, this sounds like a recipe for failure. I've never walked into an electronics store here without seeing some Vodafone or T-Mobile PAYG handset for 10-20 EUR (including 5-10 EUR starting credit), rechargeable at any grocery checkout counter or ATM nationwide.
Though 60 min * 0.39 EUR = 23.40 EUR, so let's say that the thing comes with 20-25 EUR credit.
They're still asking a 15 EUR premium for a charged-up battery.
No, not the battery. Yeah, yeah I'll get it in a minute.
Just the other day I managed to pick up a (surprisingly) decent little Sagem on one of the better UK networks for £20 (including £10 mandatory top up). The battery was roughly 50% charged too.
Looks a helluva lot nicer (and smaller) than that colourful (-blind?) monstrosity.
What exactly are we paying for here? The convenience of a pre-fitted SIM?