Vodafone has refreshed the range of handsets it puts out under its own name, offering three options for the shallow-pocketed mobile user. The Vodafone 252 is a cheap-as-chips handset with minimal spec, boosted by the presence of M-PESA - a system for making payments with a phone. That system is only active in parts of Africa, …
It's good to see that the 351 (so presumably the others too) have a micro-USB charging socket. Maybe these devices are made by a Chinese company; the Chinese government mandated a single charging standard as way back as 2007.
I remember lots of the big players signing a Memorandum of Understanding to switch to micro-USB a few years ago but still some of them are still using propriety charging standards, it's about time they got their act together.
Eating, phoning, talking, sharing.
They get special cheap phones and I get expensive food.
Made in China?
Probably - IIRC, the previous Vodafone branded devices were all made by Huawei, a Chinese company.
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