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Vintage handsets going on sale in Malaysia soon

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Vintage handsets going on sale in Malaysia soon
Now this is a treat for sure! Who doesn’t remember the “awesome Snake game” on the nearly indestructible Nokia 3310?  Or the classic slim and flippable Motorola StarTAC?

DiGi, Malaysia’s third largest carrier will also be dusting off some old stock with the Ericsson SH888 and its “super thick antenna” (as well as being a super thick phone). The best part, the carrier is throwing 30GB of free internet for these devices that barely know what the internet is.

That’s right, Motorola’s classic StarTAC is yours for just 2,399 Malaysian Ringgits (MYR) or an easy $774. If you can’t handle that, then Ericsson SH888 can be had for just 1,899MYR ($612). Then there’s our pick, the venerable Nokia 3310 for just 1,499MYR ($483).

The monthly service will run you only 148MYR ($47) and don’t forget the 30GB of free internet. These babies have you covered, from looking cool when answering a call to keeping you connected with a 100 phone number entries.  These beauties will be available for pre-order “soon” so don’t miss out.

It’s on the internet, so it must be true right? Enjoy your April 1st.

source: DiGi

Thanks Jonathan and Dick for the tip.


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posted on 31 Mar 2013, 23:43 2

1. yyuu1000 (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


i am stiking with my nexus 4

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 23:45 1

2. nexusalltheway (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)


Man, can I buy one here in states?

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 00:47

8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5751; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Craig's List? I wonder if the old phones (like the pictured StarTAC) will even work with the current networks in the U.S. The StarTAC brings back memories of life 15-ish (?) years ago.... Eeeek!

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 03:01

11. Peter98 (Posts: 119; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


I'm from Malaysia lol... Cant imagine i still can buy a Nokia 3310 with approximately US$ 467 lol...

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 04:32

14. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


U can find one easily for cheap in lelong.com.my...

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 05:48

15. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


I am that Jonathan that send in the tip ,

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 23:55

3. istitch (Posts: 162; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


April fool!

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 23:56 1

4. istitch (Posts: 162; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


LOL super thick antenna

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 23:57

5. naveenstuns (Posts: 172; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


Nice one Phone Arena!!!

posted on 31 Mar 2013, 23:59

6. lyndon420 (Posts: 1736; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


K. So nothing of real substance to be had for the next 24 hours. Wake me up on the 2nd.

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 00:04

7. Jurdiales (Posts: 116; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


Can you imagine if these things were upgraded to Wifi tethering support? These free 30GB will be like OMG! And if were upgraded to .3" IPS Super LCD Screen, 16GB RAM, T9 Keyboard, HD Cam for 1920x1080 HD video with an 1200 MAh Battery, with the SUPERDUPERDURASTEEL PLASTIC MATERIALS for their Armagedon-proof housings, also their can resist even EMP blasts... OMG! This would be the real future :P

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 01:08

9. irwan92 (Posts: 9; Member since: 12 Feb 2013)


im from malaysia and wth with this appril fools joke?
These thing not gonna support wap for internet lol! I hate appril fool. Why would everybody celebrating it? Im no fool

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 09:28 1

17. Igneel (unregistered)


Have you ever heard about the word 'FUN'? Or maybe 'LAUGH'? It's something interesting to have and can relieve you from boredom and stress for a while. Could also last for hours but depends on the intensity of the FUN..

Btw,
I'm from Malaysia too but I don't get why you're so...not-fun?

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 01:57

10. Bernoulli (Posts: 1443; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Hahaha nice one guys! Had me there for a sec lol

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 03:28

12. MartianMe (unregistered)


Deals of the century!!!!

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 03:33 1

13. Abbath (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


somehow these phones look sh*tty but sexy:)

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 06:59

16. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5407; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Even though it is a vintage phone, but it is sexy as hell. But the price is burning me!

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 10:26

18. Abbath (Posts: 99; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)


the Moto StarTAC looks pretty sick! but at a price of around $775 it can make you sick :p

posted on 01 Apr 2013, 10:48

19. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5407; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Yup. the price makes me even more sick.

(OUCH! I think I have a $diarrhea$ right now, excuse me!) :P

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 15:52

20. sswain (Posts: 48; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


"Posted: 31 Mar 2013, 23:33"

Never post April's Fools too early.

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