Need a back-up phone that fits in your wallet? Check out Micro-Phone
Or, maybe you have a kid and do not want to give him or her a high-end feature or smart device, they can tuck this thing away and not need to worry about it.
Even better, is that the folks at Micro-Phone are offering a locator application as a companion to the phone, enabling you to find the Micro-Phone using an iOS or Android device. The Micro-Phone is only 54mm wide, 85mm tall, 5.5mm thin and weighs less than 40 grams.
The best part? Micro-Phone has already hit its initial funding goal on Indiegogo, so if you want one of these, all you have to do is back them at a discounted rate and you will definitely have one in your hands by August. For as little as $49 an unlocked SIM-free Micro-Phone can be yours. This is basic GSM device designed to work on 850/900/1800/1900MHz.
If you want to pick up one of these for whatever reason, click the source link below.
source: Micro-Phone (Indiegogo)
1. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
i know its only $49 but there's a lot of unlocked gsm phones with more features available at that price. is the only selling point the form-factor? lame...
11. 14545 (Posts: 1142; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
So, you're going to carry a big nokia phone in your wallet? Let me know what kind of wallet you have. It must have some kind of object shrinking capabilities.
14. kozza3 (Posts: 574; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
thats my point... who carries their phone in their wallet?
i hope you buy this thing btw
16. 14545 (Posts: 1142; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
You're clearly missing the point of this. It's not meant to be some kind of replacement phone, its meant to be an emergency phone. Sure, it doesn't have the capabilities of some nokia phone, but it was never meant to. It is meant to be a phone in a pinch. And I probably will buy one in case I ever need it.
2. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 215; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
You can pick up a basc Nokia phone for $25. They are solid, great call quality and last forever.
3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5633; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
wow, this is actually pretty brilliant.
6. sudhiir.reddy (Posts: 30; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)
Phone manufacturers are pulling the wallet to come into the phone and now these guys are trying pulling phone to come into the wallet, cycle everywhere.
10. 14545 (Posts: 1142; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
The wallet will never die as long as we are forced to carry governmental id card. (IE, Drivers license) So this is pretty brilliant considering the life of batteries. If you are in an area you don't know and you kill your battery on your primary phone, you still have this as a backup. I know it would have come in handy for me in the past.
13. -box- (Posts: 3858; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Agreed, especially if weight and/or bulk are crucial (like traveling or going on an outdoor adventure)
15. fjftokyo (Posts: 57; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)
I don't use wallets anymore since I bought my money clip but the idea of having a microphone in your wallet is a good idea especially if you wanna stalk someone without them knowing about it after all the phone does have tracking capabilities other than that is a waste of money. I bought an unlocked motorola razr v3 for $25 on ebay I have it on AT&T's gophone prepaid $2 unlim talk, text and data plan I'm only charged $2 on the day I use the phone and $20 can last me all year long, the battery life on the v3 is amazing considering it's an old phone plus it's thin and you can hide it in your cars glove compartment.