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“My first ever mobile phone, where else in todays...”

Written on: 01/01/2010

My first ever mobile phone, where else in todays mobile phone market can you get a PAYG mobile phone with a free land line number ? NOWHERE.
Yes it was a brick of a phone but back in the 90's most were i hear o2 are discontinuing this model i wonder why ? probably because they have been foolish enough to give a PAYG customer a free landline number to phone whenever they like, so in years to come this will be an icon amongst mobile phones along side the old nokia's… Read Full Review

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“Although, back in 2006, O2 said that the Philips C12...”

Written on: 05/07/2009

Although, back in 2006, O2 said that the Philips C12 phones were being "switched off", they only switched off the original sim cards.
These phones still work today, if you put in a working sim for the correct network. Ours still says BT Cellnet, but connects through O2.
Similar to the Savvy, which also still works If we can get it unlocked, we may use it in place of our Moto F3… Read Full Review

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“I can't remember how long I have had my Philips C12...”

Written on: 13/02/2006 by colley (1 review written)

I can't remember how long I have had my Philips C12 mobile phone. I use my free best friend units every month. It's been a god send.

Today, when I was trying to add credit, I was told it will be switched off. It is going to cost me £55 for a new phone from O2 (they say I will still get my free best friend), but I am not a happy bunny with O2!!! I love my little phone. I have dropped it countless times, sat on it, and generally beaten it up, and it's never given me a single problem.

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Bulldog Pete's Response to 229900_colley's Review

Written on: 09/04/2006

I totally agree with this review. I've been told the same by O2. I'm going to complain like hell and threaten legal action if they don't supply a free or at least half price phone. If they still won't play ball I'll take my business elsewhere!!

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Gemas's Response to 229900_colley's Review

Written on: 14/06/2006

i have had the same problem and i think it is disgusting the way that o2 has treated their customers. i got a text saying my phone was being turned off on the 30th of June, but it had been turned off on the 14th of june. i got told that if i wanted a new mobile phone it would have cost £30 pounds. tried to phone o2 today (14 June 2006), got through and was told that the other person had hung up. Not a very happy person.

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Margaret Ferns's Response to 229900_colley's Review

Written on: 07/06/2006

I am devastated - not only are O2 doing away with the low-charge service, they are making the receiver (the phone) obsolete too. I shall now be making my patronage obsolete by switching to a different service provider - but shall mourn the loss of my dependable old friend the C12 - which I have had since 1999 and had never given me any problems.

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Dune1959's Response to 229900_colley's Review

Written on: 31/05/2006

O2 are supposed to be giving out new sim cards so the phone will work after 30th June but you must contact then. Read this: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/working_lunch/5017786.stm.

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“The Philips C12 when it first came out on the market...”

Written on: 05/12/2004 by hydrafit (1 review written)

The Philips C12 when it first came out on the market was the rage, but after time you get to relise how dated it is now. But look around at other pag tarriffs and you will not see one that gives you a free land line number, which makes this phone differ from the rest of the market. But if you get the chance to get your hands on a rare online C12 keep it as a second phone just cause of the free number, O2 would like to scrap the lot if they had their way, don't give them the chance… Read Full Review

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“What Id like someone to tell me is my first C12 I was...”

Written on: 01/01/2004 by JohnBearcat (1 review written)

What Id like someone to tell me is my first C12 I was able to phone USA with it, then my son got a C12 phone called Cellnet 'U' both were same phones except one could phone USA and other couldnt WHY? Inside behind battery on th Cellnet U C12 was numbers GSM TCD128/BA and on the C12
numbers was TCD128/BC this is one I could phone USA with,then a few month ago something went wrong all seems to be working except when I dial to send message it fails everytime and cant recieve either,why is… Read Full Review

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“My wife and I have had one of these Philips C12 mobile...”

Written on: 30/11/2003 by cro (1 review written)

My wife and I have had one of these Philips C12 mobile phones for about 4 years and have never, repeat never, had any bother with them. We mainly used them for text,probably not the quickest for that, and calls to family and friends who were on the same network.
Very cheap calls and text on the O2 'u' network. 5p a min and 5p text.(35p to landlines though) I don't think they do this anymore (shame).
A great phone if you want to use a phone for what it was designed for - talking. No good for… Read Full Review

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“One out three still working despite the latest scam by...”

Written on: 09/05/2003 by Busy Bee. (1 review written)

One out three still working despite the latest scam by O2 to systematicly remove these 'free phone number' dinosaurs from the airwaves.
Surely they can't be costing that much to the system?
Wonder how long the last one will go for?
Anyone else been zapped by the O2 'tarrif update' specialists?
Value for money and Overall rating values given for un-zapped sim card, working models and reception in the Welsh hills is excellent.
Shame we're being wiped out:[… Read Full Review

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193381_Jalmond's Response to 96143_Busy Bee.'s Review

Written on: 15/05/2005

my phone has had 'contact your dealer' on the sreen 5 times now. Each time i send it to France where it gets 'fixed' ( reprogrammed for another set amount of call time) and comes back as new!Does anyone know of a way to get the SIM deprogrammed from the original handset?It costs £60 to fix, but because my friend all have them, it is worth it at 5p a min anytime.

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“I quite like it because it is quite small”

Written on: 11/01/2003 by Chucky. (1 review written)

I quite like it because it is quite small… Read Full Review

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“I recieved the Phillips C12 mobile phone 1 year ago...”

Written on: 08/06/2002 by Lozza. (1 review written)

I recieved the Phillips C12 mobile phone 1 year ago and i find it really hard to find the latest ring tones for it. Still being at school you are still under pressurre to keep up with the latest fashions, fads and crazes and me and my friend are always the ones left out. DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!… Read Full Review

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Idiocynotice.'s Response to 26862_Lozza.'s Review

Written on: 10/10/2002

Urrr.... They are really hard to find on the net for free because - THE SOFTWARE DOES NOT SUPPORT RINGTONES!!!

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★★★★★

“Overall, the Philips C12 is a pretty good mobile...”

Written on: 04/06/2002 by Kev. (1 review written)

Overall, the Philips C12 is a pretty good mobile phone. No games or ringtones on it so that's a downfall for anyone who likes that personal touch, but it does have some very handy things like an alarm, calendar and calculator. I would recommend it to anyone who just needs a phone for emergencies or very rarely uses a mobile phone. Anyone who wants to get a phone that they can customize, don't get this… Read Full Review

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“The Philips C12 is a very average mobile phone. I...”

Written on: 25/03/2002 by XL 1. (1 review written)

The Philips C12 is a very average mobile phone. I agree it may be light but with hardly any good points I do not see any good reason the phone should be on the market. Nowadays it is a) ancient, b) inexpensive and c) Hardly anyone has it. The C12 is a home use phone really. Compared to a Nokia 7110 (my Phone) it is out of the question. The Ringtones are terrible and there are no games. Small screen, Not WAP - Compatable and no IR-da. Unrecommended… Read Full Review

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101978_Yoohoo.'s Response to XL 1.'s Review

Written on: 28/05/2003

after reading your (unhelpful) review, id just like to say that a) are ringtones that important to u and b)quit badmouthing it- its a good fone!!!!!!

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118062_Billshag.'s Response to XL 1.'s Review

Written on: 23/07/2003

I have to totally disagree with the old son. My fone was excellent it was the operator which was rubbish (Maureen Lipman)

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“The Philips C12 is a user friendly phone, with cheap...”

Written on: 09/03/2002 by Cat. (1 review written)

The Philips C12 is a user friendly phone, with cheap calls and useful stuff like a calculator, alarm, etc. I like the size too, coz it's not too easy to lose!!
On the minus side, it's a bit outdated and the ringtones are a bit naff. If you could download your own ringtones and have loads of fascias for your phone, it'd be great. Also, I think more games would be good, as would the texting option, if the person's name who's texted you came before your text, rather than after… Read Full Review

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“It is a really good phone overall”

Written on: 10/04/2001 by fab. (1 review written)

It is a really good phone overall… Read Full Review

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3418_Steve.'s Response to 1621_fab.'s Review

Written on: 11/08/2001

the extras are poor compared to better phones like nokia 3210,3310,8210 ect.thinking about it, its not a very good phone at all

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“Is a cool, handy easy to use mobile. calls are cheap...”

Written on: 02/04/2001 by Mark. (1 review written)

Is a cool, handy easy to use mobile. calls are cheap from only 2 pence on weekends. Not bad at all!!!!… Read Full Review

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“Overall a very good phone i would recommend it to...”

Written on: 16/03/2001 by Gavin Mc Alinden. (1 review written)

Overall a very good phone i would recommend it to anyone only you would need to get ringtones to them and logos!!!!… Read Full Review

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“There are no ringtones available yet, but it is a good...”

Written on: 11/03/2001 by Ken. (1 review written)

There are no ringtones available yet, but it is a good phone to have. For example, you can phone a friend for free forever, and it charges up quickly. Sadly, there are no games on the phone, except the BioCalender. This phone should be bought by people who don't use it very much… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“quite good as you get best friend number for free”

Written on: 07/03/2001 by jgw. (1 review written)

quite good as you get best friend number for free… Read Full Review

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“not bad..”

Written on: 05/03/2001 by bks. (1 review written)

not bad… Read Full Review

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“I find this a good phone, its light, and was cheap”

Written on: 26/02/2001 by Al. (1 review written)

I find this a good phone, its light, and was cheap… Read Full Review

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“Its OK but no games so not v. fun. For people who...”

Written on: 25/02/2001 by humi. (1 review written)

Its OK but no games so not v. fun. For people who don't use it much… Read Full Review

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