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Author Topic: $10 cell phone?  (Read 3757 times)

scancode

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$10 cell phone?
« on: June 05, 2008, 06:18:36 PM »
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Look at that! $10, no screen, nothing. Seems cool... and cheap!
Too bad they aren't available in my country... they'd be a GREAT success :)

Spec sheet: http://hop-on.com/gsm-hop1800.pdf

What do you think of this iPhone killer?

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Re: $10 cell phone?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2008, 06:22:18 PM »
o_O, a disposable mobile phone... Apart from the environmental concerns, I guess it could be VERY useful for lots of people who only wants a mobile phone, plain and simply.

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Re: $10 cell phone?
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2008, 06:24:58 PM »
Oh, I forgot... You get a $5 rebate if you return it :)

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Re: $10 cell phone?
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2008, 06:33:13 PM »
There are a number of companies that have prepaid phone plans in which the phone itself is around $10-$20, and they give you a choice of which phone you want.

They even sell them in the supermarket near my house, as well as the cards to recharge them.

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Re: $10 cell phone?
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2008, 06:38:45 PM »
Yeah, back in the early days of the GSM phones, the big stores here (think Wal-Mart) were giving the phones for free, in exchange for signing up a contract, of course.

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Re: $10 cell phone?
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2008, 08:50:54 PM »
That actually looks like my kind of phone! None of that extra carp with text messages and cameras and videos and game.

A cell phone is not a piece of technology I enjoy using. I hate phones!

Although I think I would miss the built in address book. That's a useful feature that kind of requires a screen.


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Re: $10 cell phone?
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2008, 08:30:50 AM »
That actually looks like my kind of phone! None of that extra carp with text messages and cameras and videos and game.

Voice communication is my least favorite part of the cell phone! I was tempted to get the cheap text-only plan for my phone :P

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Although I think I would miss the built in address book. That's a useful feature that kind of requires a screen.

Someone could make a buck off of an address book service--where you call in and store numbers, stating the name to associate with it. Call and say who you want to talk to and connect. :)

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Re: $10 cell phone?
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2008, 04:56:28 AM »
Can't you just write your numbers on the back in white out?

Or use the free space from where the screen was to stick a piece of paper.

I'd get one, I bought a new phone early this year, still no camera/music player, but at least it has fast response time and is hard to break. I know, I've tried