SIM Free Alba Big Button Mobile Phone - Black578/3951
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About this product
Everything about this phone is designed to be simple and easy to operate even if you are not very good with technology.
Two sim slots allows you to manage two networks simultaneously, combine both work and personal use on the same handset or use one sim in the uk and the other on a local network from your favourite foreign location for local rate services.
Includes fm radio, Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity and an audio jack for headphones.
Please note this handset is not compatible with the three network.
This handset is not compatible with the three mobile network.
Model number: 503246.
- Network provider: Sim free.
- 2G network capability.
- Dual SIM card phone: supports 2 SIM cards simultaneously.
- SIM card type: standard SIM and standard SIM.
Display and Design:
- 2.3 inch TFT display.
- Resolution 240 x 320 pixels.
- With a density of 174 pixels per inch.
- Size H123, W65, D12mm.
- Weight 92g.
Camera and Video:
- Rear camera 0.3MP.
- Internal memory 0.06GB.
- Expandable memory up to 32GB when using microSD card slot. Boost your storage to hold more tunes, holiday snaps and extra apps.
- 0.06GB RAM.
- Operating system: Proprietary.
- Up to 400 hours standby time.
- Up to 900 minutes talk time.
- 1000mAh battery capacity.
- MP3 and MP4 player.
- EAN: 690590032460.
- Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.
90% would recommend to a friend
Bland generic phone with abysmal menu/texting system. Gave up after a couple of months and replaced it with the Doro 1370 - which looks similar but is leaps and bounds ahead when it comes to usability.
Bold and beautiful
what a delighful uncluttered and well thought out budget phone. A lovely simple layout which feels great in the hands with easy read numbers. Ideal for the senior citizen or for someone who just wants a simple back up phone with no bloatware, bells and whistles
This big button phone works well. I can see the buttons Delivered on time and in good order thanks
Yes, you can very easily. From the main menu, go to settings>SOS settings>SOS mode>SOS mode normal > set to OFF
31 July 2019
Thanks for the reply. I tried putting the card in with the metal facing down and the cut out to the bottom left. But the cut out could never be on the bottom left with the metal facing down. I tried another SIM. Still the same. We had to send phone back in the end. Still not got new one.... nerd one with big keys...
22 July 2019
Hello, I would recommend calling our Technical Support Team on 0345 604 0105 for further assistance with this. Thank you for using Argos Q&A.
20 July 2019
On page 32 of the instruction book it shows you how to insert a mini-SIM (AKA standard-SIM) into the SIM slots.
The 2 SIM slots sit one on top of the other one like bunk beds. To use SIM slot 1 you slide the SIM into the top slot sideways with the cut corner on the left and the metal contacts facing down. To use the bottom SIM slot slide the SIM in sideways with the cut corner on the right and the gold contacts facing up.
As you have not got this to work I assume you have tried to insert the sim in differently. This may have damaged the pin contacts in the SIM slot. So try a different SIM slot. If you don't have a mini-SIM (as shown on page 30) you will need to get an adapter. All SIMs currently sold and issued from the networks are multi-standard. You get a mini-SIM which breaks out into a micro then a nano SIM. If your previous phone took a micro or nano SIM you will need to find the adapters from your SIM or buy an adapter. The cheapest and best adapters are the ones you get with these break out SIMs. So just go and buy a £1 pay as you go SIM from your local shop or supermarket (the same network as yours if possible (for a better fit) and break out the adapters. Let me know how you get on.
20 July 2019
No. There is no way to add pictures to contacts. This is a feature phone, not a smartphone. Its designed to be small and simple.
19 July 2019
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