Hop-on offers a $10 phone

Hop-on offers a $10 phone
Hop-on released the HOP 1800, a $10 unlocked GSM phone, claimed as the lowest-cost one on the market. It is available for purchase at this price without signing a contract, making it an affordable option for a back-up or spare phone. It has two versions: one for the U.S. (850/1900 MHz) and one for the European (900/1800 MHz) GSM networks.

Of course, the low cost has a price itself. The device lacks a display, but the manufacturer claims that the numeric keypad, the sound quality and reception are very good. The battery should provide up to 5 hours of talk time and the weight is only 2.71 oz (77 grams).

The HOP1800 is now available to retailers such as drug and convenience stores and big box retailers. To encourage recycling the phone after you stop using it, Hop-on offers $5 rebate for returning it under the “Keep it Green” slogan. The funny thing about the company is that it advertises the phone as “Anti-iPhone”, as they have nothing in common.

source: Hop-on via Gizmodo


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9 Comments

1. Simdes unregistered

Sooo... "anti-iphone" sounds cute for a device with no display. :D It's like a mole in a jungle. Kawaiiiiii!

2. Xelaz

Posts: 6; Member since: May 08, 2008

anti iphone sounds goood

3. DeeBee unregistered

"The device lacks a display..." OMG, how i'm supposed to dial a number without seen' it? Anti-phone is so true...

8. unregistered

people still seem to be able to manage with landlines and payphones, which dont have screens, dont see how this is any different

4. pHx

Posts: 15; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

wow this is so great! if it has PRADA logo on the back i will buy 1 rofl ^_^

5. GrWa unregistered

wow this looks like a highend Nokia phone for $10? wow its a great deal

6. nanz unregistered

its model looks better than some high end phones. really.

7. nikki_836 unregistered

this phone seems pretty awesome for the more basic phone users. i'm down.

9. some guy unregistered

pretty sweet for someone who breaks their phone or something, sweetness

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