Product Type: Samsung mobile phones
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Great Holiday Phone
Samsung GT E1200
Member Name: JaniceReid
Samsung GT E1200
Advantages: Easy to use and has a game for entertainment!
I picked up this phone for just under £5.00!
When I was looking for a cheap phone to take to Kenya with me (so I didn't get my shiny new Samsung Galaxy S2 stolen or damaged) the guy in the shop did what he has been trained to do and tried to steer towards a better phone for the job. Once I had told him I just needed a phone that could send a text and maybe call home, with a relatively reasonable battery life he steered me back to this little creation.
I asked him whether the phone would work in Africa and he sat at his computer and looked up all of the different places around the world where the phone would work and where it may find it harder to pick up signal.
I chose this phone because it was very simple to use. The battery life was said to be brilliant and it was small enough that if I needed to I could take it with me to wherever I was heading.
I got the phone home (after paying the obligatory £10 for a top up) I popped the SIMcard in (this meant I wouldn't have to buy an African simcard too as £10 would last me the trip) I charged the phone up which didn't take very long. But I charged it for a little extra so that it would not lose charge easily.
When I got to Kenya to text my family that I had got there okay. The phone worked perfectly first time and as its not a smartphone I didn't get a million messages telling me about data roaming and text messages coming up telling me all of the different price plans.
I popped my phone back in my back and left it on. FOR TEN DAYS! Most evenings I played the bejeweled type game that was already on the phone which I felt was an excellent added bonus! And still the phone battery lasted until the very last day of my trip! (It was admittedly not used very often but my current smartphone would not last very long even if it wasn't used but switched on.)
I would recommend the phone as a holiday phone if you enjoy your smartphones and iphones etc.
But if all you want is a phone to contact people and to be contacted on, to send the odd text message etc...then go for this one!
Summary: Perfect little phone without all the Smartphone complications!
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