back to article The £3 phone

Don’t want to cough-up an arm and a leg for the iPhone 3G? Then get down to Carphone Warehouse, where you can pick up a Motorola handset for less than the price of a pint. motorola_w180 A BlackBerry Storm beater? (snigger) The W180 costs an unbelievable £2.89 ($4.30/€3.40), although you do have to simultaneously buy the pay- …

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meh

They were knocking out a £5 Nokia something-or-other on the same deal when I was looking for a cheapo for a foreign visitor, circa July, though they seemed to be perma-outta-stock.

Presumably the various nefarious fraternities who pervade society (dealers, terrorists, chavs) were stockpiling cheap, disposable blowers.

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"the price of a loaf of bread"

Didn't know the Register's salaries ran to shopping at Fortnum and Mason!

Still, at least finally manufacturers are getting the idea of what a budget phone really is.

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Does The Job

Talk about counting the pennies lol.

But if it does the job at the end of the day, Very cost effective.

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Intresting to note...

The example I got from Carphone today is *unlocked*

If you need a phone for going out with and not afriad to drop in beer, this is it. Better than the F3 and with a usable interface. Its like the C168 which I use in the USA.

It works, it makes calls.... what more do you want from a phone that costs £3.

Of course, buy it handset only, and it shoots up to £39.10!!!

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