It’s not going to get you any admiring glances if you leave it on a table in the pub, but at Â£5 with no strings, Asda’s latest mobile phone deal will take some beating.
The supermarket behemoth is knocking out four handset models for the bargain price of Â£5 – one Nokia and three Sagems – with 50,000 devices up for grabs. The phones are pay-as-you-go but shoppers don’t need to buy credit or sign up to a deal to get the phone itself.
The devices unsurprisingly aren’t the prettiest or the most fully functioned out there, but at Â£5, I’d be tempted to stick one in the cupboard for those unavoidable times when my primary mobile gets lost/stolen/dropped in a toilet. While it might be a popular move with anyone in need of a backup handset, it won’t be popular with parents who’ve been putting off their tween’s inevitable first mobile with the ‘you’ll have to save up for it yourself’ line.