The functionality of this device don't cease to amaze me. It's probably the phone with best price/value ratio on the market. I have a latest generation smartphone but still use this one for phonecalls and sms.
This looks as easy to use as the Jitterbug. It would be good to market toward seniors. If it works in the US on T-Mobile, I'll get one for my parents!
Maybe they take out the screens and components of all the recycled phones, if not that would be better. What happened to the disposable mobile phone idea? I think it has a market with kids, maybe you will get one of these free with a certain fast food chains happy meal? Who knows, you could get one in a Christmas cracker too, whatever next??
PlainLazy90, 22 Feb 2010They both have flash lights!!!
How many new phones can do that!?
Certainly not mine... God I... moreHeh, my old 5140i could do it, I still have it as a backup phone.
Oh, and my N900 has it as well, but it's not quite as handy (more powerfull, but I have to open the cover, close the camera app and open the flashlight app, the 5140i just had a button for it)
They both have flash lights!!!
How many new phones can do that!?
Certainly not mine... God I miss the days when I had a light on my phone, it proved so useful, so many times.
knok, 20 Feb 2010these phones will add risk of enviromental hazard becoz they are so cheap that it can be bough... morehaha. Oddly, that's hilarious.
Though honestly, I feel that makers should focus more on entry level phones. I can't afford xperia x10 phones and Htc HD2. So going for entry level smartphone nokia 5530 was only option, wish other manufacturers would focus more on this segment. BTW, I am perfectly happy with my 5530, but more choice is better.
wow........good work by vodafone.......this is true mobile i yearned for......a device for making calls alone..............spending many k's in phones and running behind the manufacturers for servicing is great head ache........i love vodafone....badri,chennai,india
well the nokia 1661 is only 4.95 pounds in the UK. so i think thats cheaper... what a useless post TUT
these phones will add risk of enviromental hazard becoz they are so cheap that it can be bought easily and after purchase the person always wish to possess higher model having more features in it thus cause addition in e-waste garbage.cheap chinise phones are already creating troubles.
Guys, we in Indonesia have been chewing on 10 dollars phone for years, and we loved it
Imagine one of those phones with a 2000mAh battery. That phone would just go thru a mmonth with a single charge! Man... that would be awesome!
Aint this just a load of crap a nokia 1201 which cost just as much as the cheapest of this two phones. With a 500mah battery come on a nokia 1201 comes with a 950mah battery.
next: The vodafone 0. No screen at all, you just dial a number and it calls someone!
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2010I'm always curious as to why phone companies need to continuously make new models, when some o... moreEconomies of scale possibly. Newer and cost effective manufacturing methods make it cheaper to produce newer models with cheaper batteries and plastic. Besides, there's always this thing in consumers mindsets that newer = better.
Btw, a new RAZR's available off eBay for about $45.
Its a good idea tbh, and if you actually do some research you will find India is actually part of Asia...
Anonymous, 18 Feb 2010LOL any old Blackberry, SE or Nokia from 2004-05 will pretty much cost the same yet beat these... moreI'm always curious as to why phone companies need to continuously make new models, when some of their old models do just fine for those in the low end segment?
I.e., to the targeted users of the almighty brand's 1100, they don't care the differences / "upgrades" on 1101/12xx etc..., then why not simply keep making 1100?
Whenever I go to US, I always see the good old V3 being sold for US$99 (with a prepaid card?) brand new, and almost always want to get one. (somehow I never owned V3/V3i, but I own V3maxx/V3x/V6 etc...)
simple user, 18 Feb 2010lol, my first phone had simillar specs, but price was twenty times more.actually my first phone probably had less features than these...and I paid US$600+ for it!
and yes, I keep it as part of my collection! The phone still works, just the network is dead.
FireDragon, 18 Feb 2010I am not very sure about other countries but I have clear idea for India, these sets will face... moreHey! China phone are available at a dirt cheap rates... but poorly built and of cource a poor copy of the original... but the sound quality if LOUD (bit not neccessarily good)