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Carphone Warehouse unveils £5 mobile phone

It's hard not to be depressed right now – rubbish weather, a new series of I'm a Celebrity and an economy about to do a Leeds United. And while

Coming in at just £4.95, the Samsung B130 isn’t going to win any design awards or give the high–end folks at HTC, Apple and Google any headaches. But then that’s the whole point. If money’s tight, this is where it’s at.

The phone itself will obviously handle calls and texts, as well as do some old–school WAP surfing. It’s like 2003 all over again. That said, if you just need a cheap phone and don’t want to hand over hundreds for an iPhone or HTC Touch HD, then why not nab it now?

Team it up with a netbook and you’ve got credit crunch chic tech for next to nothing. For more ideas on keeping costs down, check out our gadgets to beat the recession and budget services to see off the credit crunch.


Samsung B130

Price: £4.95

On sale: Now

Contact: Carphone Warehouse

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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