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New Punkt phone now available

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:50 am
by diablo
The new Punkt phone, costs only £229 and the range of features include phone calls and texts and errr that's about it really. No hi-res screen, no internet and not even a camera.

You can switch off your smartphone and leave it at work, so you won't be annoyed by colleagues trying to contact you in the evening, though you can still contact people if you really need to.

If you think the kids are using their phones too much buy them one of these instead, though I doubt they'll thank you for it. :):

Seems a bit expensive though. I think you can still get a very basic phone for a few quid.

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https://www.punkt.ch/en/products/mp01-mobile-phone/

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New Punkt phone now available

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:18 am
by smeggypants
Get a 2nd hand old mobile for next to nothing these days I should imagine. I've got one in the car for emergencies. It was only £25 new about 8 or 9 years ago

New Punkt phone now available

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:24 am
by diablo
smeggypants wrote:Get a 2nd hand old mobile for next to nothing these days I should imagine. I've got one in the car for emergencies. It was only £25 new about 8 or 9 years ago


Snap, I have an old works one in the car, must be 12/13 years old, in case of emergencies and my smartypants phone isn't useable - probably because I've left it at home. Just need to remember to charge it up every few months.

New Punkt phone now available

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:23 am
by Resonance
smeggypants wrote:Get a 2nd hand old mobile for next to nothing these days I should imagine. I've got one in the car for emergencies. It was only £25 new about 8 or 9 years ago


Yes, you can get basic phones dirt cheap nowadays. £10 new I've seen some for. So this Punkt thing is a right rip off. You could get a mid-range Android smartphone for that or less.

New Punkt phone now available

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:52 am
by smeggypants
diablo wrote:
smeggypants wrote:Get a 2nd hand old mobile for next to nothing these days I should imagine. I've got one in the car for emergencies. It was only £25 new about 8 or 9 years ago


Snap, I have an old works one in the car, must be 12/13 years old, in case of emergencies and my smartypants phone isn't useable - probably because I've left it at home. Just need to remember to charge it up every few months.


I have mine connected to the car with a fag lighter charger cable. always topped :)

New Punkt phone now available

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:56 am
by Resonance
smeggypants wrote:
diablo wrote:
smeggypants wrote:Get a 2nd hand old mobile for next to nothing these days I should imagine. I've got one in the car for emergencies. It was only £25 new about 8 or 9 years ago


Snap, I have an old works one in the car, must be 12/13 years old, in case of emergencies and my smartypants phone isn't useable - probably because I've left it at home. Just need to remember to charge it up every few months.


I have mine connected to the car with a fag lighter charger cable. always topped :)


Do you make a call every now and again Smeggy? I know some networks disconnect you on payg if you don't. Think it's usually every 6 month.

New Punkt phone now available

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:47 am
by smeggypants
Resonance wrote:
smeggypants wrote:
diablo wrote:
smeggypants wrote:Get a 2nd hand old mobile for next to nothing these days I should imagine. I've got one in the car for emergencies. It was only £25 new about 8 or 9 years ago


Snap, I have an old works one in the car, must be 12/13 years old, in case of emergencies and my smartypants phone isn't useable - probably because I've left it at home. Just need to remember to charge it up every few months.


I have mine connected to the car with a fag lighter charger cable. always topped :)


Do you make a call every now and again Smeggy? I know some networks disconnect you on payg if you don't. Think it's usually every 6 month.


I have done, but not for a few months. I oughta make a quick call just in case

New Punkt phone now available

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:54 am
by diablo
smeggypants wrote:
Resonance wrote:
smeggypants wrote:
diablo wrote:
smeggypants wrote:Get a 2nd hand old mobile for next to nothing these days I should imagine. I've got one in the car for emergencies. It was only £25 new about 8 or 9 years ago


Snap, I have an old works one in the car, must be 12/13 years old, in case of emergencies and my smartypants phone isn't useable - probably because I've left it at home. Just need to remember to charge it up every few months.


I have mine connected to the car with a fag lighter charger cable. always topped :)


Do you make a call every now and again Smeggy? I know some networks disconnect you on payg if you don't. Think it's usually every 6 month.


I have done, but not for a few months. I oughta make a quick call just in case


My old phone has a very old Tesco sim in it which I topped up with a tenner many years ago, I check that it still works when I charge the phone. Must check and charge it soon I suppose.

New Punkt phone now available

PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:31 pm
by diablo
diablo wrote:
My old phone has a very old Tesco sim in it which I topped up with a tenner many years ago, I check that it still works when I charge the phone. Must check and charge it soon I suppose.


Just checked and battery as flat as a witch's tit. Ta for reminding me. :)

New Punkt phone now available

PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:12 am
by smeggypants
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