Motorola F3 on Optus Prepaid for $39

27 October 2007

This may not be anything extra ordinary, but for 39 bucks for a phone it's kinda interesting.

The phone is locked though.

If your looking for maybe a phone for your kids or something? this is probably one of the most durable phones to date (there's same interesting clips on youtube with people basically trying to destroy the phone with no success).

This phone does what it's mean to do, be a phone. Battery, voice calls are apparently excellent. Screen uses e-ink which has very little power consumption. But yeah, if your looking for a phone with more than just voice, you probably won't be happy with this.

Currently considering replacing my Samsung P300 for this.

Someone mentioned 12.5 days standby. o.O

TOPICS:   Mobile Phones

11 comments

  • Brad
    Thanks for the deal post trevorf! According to the manufacturer it's 12.5 days standby - Usually this means absolutely no activity at all with the phone, with all screen settings on minimum etc. Anyhow, you certainly can't go wrong for $39! With Optus phones - if you have recharged $80 or more on your new phone you can get it unlocked free of charge.
  • trevorf
    Didn't know about the $80 thing, thanks. Battery life, I still have a feeling this will outlast most phones, primarily due to it's E-Ink screen.
  • Brad
    I like that in the design of this phone, the reception and battery indicators are separate from the e-ink screen, on either sides of the speaker. Looks more attractive I feel.
  • nod
    Ozpete posted this up for us ]Isim from Optus - a really good value simcard if you are not going to be using the phone a lot - this would be a great way to use up the $80 credit and then it is unlocked. Thanks for the deals Trevorf
  • port
    Optus will supply an unlock code for their locked phones if you recharge to the value of $80, or six months after activation. If you combine it with their "every now and then" option, and don't use it much, you get quite a nice little deal.
  • trevorf
    Oh, sorry ... searched Motorola and Optus and nothing came up.
  • enthusiast
    Not a bad price, thanks!
  • sandgroper
    Great little phone for leaving in the car but dont let the guys in the bar see it, they will laugh at you. Its ultra slim and pretty basic in its functions, what it does it does well but the kids will see it and ask why you ever bought it as they want all singing all dancing kit. Even has voice prompted setup and a loud speakerphone. Dont tell anyone but we have one!
  • lilpretzel
    I've got a brand new one sitting right here.... Comes in a cute round cylinder, no wondering they where giving them away as prizes.
  • admin EDITOR
    If your looking for maybe a phone for your kids or something? this is probably one of the most durable phones to date (there's same interesting clips on youtube with people basically trying to destroy the phone with no success).
    Does make me wonder why one phone is more durable than the other. I watched a video a while back on someone road testing an apple iphone. They chucked it off a 3rd floor, stood on it, chucked it down the footpath etc. Was amusing to watch.
  • trevorf
    Different grades of plastic?

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