Thursday , February 22 2018

Coles selling the Telstra Prepaid Uno T12 for $44.50 ea

We’ve reviewed a few cheap handsets in the past, and while they don’t always get a good wrap, we certainly can’t discount their importance in making Android more accessible to everyone, especially to those people who can’t (or don’t want to) splash out for an expensive smartphone.

When we were tipped by Alex earlier, we couldn’t believe what we’d seen — a sub-$50 Android powered handset.

The Telstra Prepaid Uno T12 might not be the world’s most feature rich phone. In fact, it definitely isn’t. However, what it is is a ridiculously cheap handset with reasonable specs:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 2.8-inch touch screen
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Expandable memory – up to 32GB

It looks something akin to the Huawei IDEOS (which we reviewed a couple of years ago), but with newer software. At $44.50 to buy in to the Android market, we might just buy one of these and review it for your pleasure, because we know that for some of you, this represents a genuine option.

You can get your own Prepaid Uno tomorrow (Wed September 12) from Coles.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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4 Comments on "Coles selling the Telstra Prepaid Uno T12 for $44.50 ea"

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Anette
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Anette

Hi just wondering is there free unlock code to use another network. I brought 2 for my kids but wanted to use Vodafone T12 Uno

Mark Foreman
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Geoff Fieldew
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If the battery is a decent size this would make a better mobile wifi device than the ones telstra sell that run out of battery in 3 hours. Assuming the hotspot functionality hasn’t been removed.

Timothy Boyce
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Timothy Boyce

I’ve got an LG Optimus Spirit which is a Telstra locked prepaid android phone I picked up from coles for $50 during a recent sale. Coles is great for cheap phones 🙂

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