Friday , March 31 2017

Ice Cream Sandwich packing Huawei Ascend Y201 available from Coles for $49.50

Huawei Ascend Y201 - Coles
Want to get some Ice Cream Sandwich for under $50? Well from tomorrow Coles(and Bi-Lo) will be offering the Huawei Ascend Y201 which runs Ice Cream Sandwich for just $49.50 which is half the normal price of $99. The Y201 comes with Blue Tick Approval for improved access in regional areas but it is also locked to the Telstra network so you’ll need to unlock it if you want to use it on another network.

Huawei Ascend Y201 Specs :

  • 3.5” 320×480 Capacative touch-screen
  • 800MHz Qualcomm CPU
  • 4GB Storage(2.5GB User accessible) with microSD Card Slot
  • 3.2MP autofocus BSI Rear Camera
  • Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 1400mAh Li-ion Battery
  • 116.9×60.4×11.7mm @ 130grams

The phone is available while stocks last from tomorrow(23/01) and no trade sales are allowed. There’s also a bonus of 2,500 bonus Fly Buys points if you’re into that sort of thing.

It’s a pretty decent purchase for $49.50 especially with Ice Cream Sandwich on-board, I’m half tempted to get one to retire my Telstra Uno but it’s still doing the job although at $49.50 it really is tempting. Anyone else up for this?


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  • dazweeja

    One way that normal Aussies can directly fund the Chinese military 😉

    But seriously, I’ve always been a little concerned about these cheap Huawei and ZTE phones because of the high EMR from older models. It looks like it’s Motorola I should be more concerned about though:

  • MarkS

    Seems like a bargain. Reading user experiences most are positive.

    I’m thinking of picking one up for the gf, as the HTC Wildfire S has no storage space. For the price, it’s a great replacement.

    • Bob D

      Yep picked one of these up for 50 bucks at coles to replace an old Telstra prepaid Samsung flip phone which was a pain to type anything (sms, email etc.) on, and am mightily impressed. For the princely sum of $49.50 you can rock a smartphone running ICS with micro SD and Blue Tick to boot. The default keyboard sucks, but head on over to the play store and install something like Adaptxt Keyboard and you’re good to go. WiFi tethering certainly beats the s**t out of using Dial Up Networking via PC based software and data cables. Still have trouble getting my head around how much phone you get for 50 bucks!

  • Joc

    How do you unlock it from Telstra though?

    • You have to contact Telstra, they generally require you to pay a fee or use a minimum amount of credit before they’ll unlock it.

      • Joc

        Ok thanks. I think Telstra is a rip off

        • You could use Kogan, they are super cheap and use Telstra.

          • ozivillan

            + 1 one on that, i purchased it at $79 a few weeks back from woolies and thought it was a great phone at that price, Kogan/Telstra sim works straight of the bat with this phone

  • Annoying Old Fart

    I’d rather breed my own flock of carrier pigeons than be a Telstra customer…

  • Anthonaut

    You can buy an ice cream sandwich for about $2.50 from Coles too 🙂

  • Dbkb

    Boost starts with Telstra soon so 40 unlimited with 3gb isn’t too bad

  • yabbi

    $6 on Ebay to unlock. Takes 1 minute.

  • Koochi

    Could someone please let me know if this is still available at Coles? For the next few weeks its not possible for me to go there otherwise i would have checked. Thanks

  • Koochi

    Could someone please let me know if this cell phone and deal is still active at Coles? Thanks.

    • conga

      yup! just picked one up…

      • Koochi

        Thanks. I will go get it as soon as i can. Thanks Conga

  • Koochi

    Could someone please let me know if this cell phone is still available and deal still active at Coles in Sydeny. Thanks

  • Had one died after week next one lasted about 5 weeks gave up got galaxy 2

  • kent

    Why can’t businesses buy them????

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