The wonders of mobile telecommunication



Old Samsungs are shit. As are all of the mini versions.


Yer maw!


Moto G series are great.

The main mic on my second gen G LTE stopped working after 2 'n a half years of hassle free use. (hands free mic wuz still working)

Vodafone currently have the G4 Play @ only £79 as a locked/Paygo handset deal.

You do have to buy a £10 Vodafone Paygo SIM to qualify on their site. But this does still give you a rather decent spec handset for only £89, you may be able to flip the SIM fer a fiver. Cheapest price otherwise for this handset unlocked tends to be £135/£140’ish mostly.

I used this unlocking service on eBay for the second time. >>

Only £1-79 to furnish me with t’ unlock code & they messaged me this inside 25mins of making the payment. (Make sure to request they message/email this to you, rather than their 1st class post method)

Really nice in use. Quite svelte having a 5" screen, yet still usefully larger than my old G’s 4.5". 16GB built in storage + micro SD slot fer expansion. Totally smooth & none laggy in use, big improvement over my old un. Other highlights, are a fairly high capacity battery, nearly half again the capacity of my older G. Corning Gorilla glass screen, which is always summat I try 'n spec for smartphones/tablets, soo no screen protector needed. The battery is also user replaceable which wasn’t the case for my second gen G LTE.

It is also shed loads better for tethering/creating a WiFi hotspot than the older model. The WiFi zone is considerably larger/more robust than my old G. Making for placing the handset easier & less temperamental.

If you need to order two handsets at once, you may be able to save a tenner by only stumping fer one prepay SIM? Worth trying in any case.

I’m also on 3, currently getting unlimited/all you can eat texts, calls, internet + Data allowance with a 30 Gig tethering allowance on top for only £19 per month.

All the current G4 gen of handsets, take a micro SIM. The latest G5 models take a nano SIM. Bear this in mind if you are already running a nano SIM, as you may need to order a replacement SIM, depending on which handset you end up with.


Buying the Vodafone one and unlocking is a good idea. Couple this with a SIM card from iD, which gives iirc 2 gig for six quid a month with no tie in, and you’re golden.


Yup, there is no Vodafone branding on these either. So what you end up with is same same as a factory supplied unlocked model.

I also did this last time too, fer t’ G LTE on the Tesco network, think I saved around £30 last time vs a ready unlocked model.


As long as it’s easy to unlock. I bought a shitty Vodafone a couple of years ago and it was quite a challenge to unlock


Ah, I presume that may have been one of their own brand models?

The G4 play has at least passed this as a test case by me. :slight_smile:

Fairly easy to run a search for which models have easy unlock codes available, some can take longer too. A quite tasty Huawei I was also looking at said up to 8-10 days to get the code.


This is the varifocal thread all over again. :slight_smile:


This is the best suggestion yet, but being an utter cheap skate when it come to, well, anything really, can I use Lidl baked bean cans instead and less foo string please?


Yes, but you may encounter problems with wind noise and effective range.


There could be some risk of strangulation there, an assessment is called for.


Are you seriously suggesting we discuss cables???



Nah, I’m just stringing you along :wink:





Shit, you’re right.
The shame of it . I shall be stripped of my clipboard… :cold_sweat: