Vintage handsets going on sale in Malaysia soon

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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18 Comments

1. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

i am stiking with my nexus 4

2. nexusalltheway

Posts: 69; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

Man, can I buy one here in states?

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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!

11. Peter98

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

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

14. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

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

15. thelegend6657 unregistered

I am that Jonathan that send in the tip ,

3. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

April fool!

4. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

LOL super thick antenna

5. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

Nice one Phone Arena!!!

7. Jurdiales

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 10, 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

9. irwan92

Posts: 44; Member since: Feb 12, 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

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?

12. MartianMe unregistered

Deals of the century!!!!

13. Abbath

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

somehow these phones look sh*tty but sexy:)

16. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

18. Abbath

Posts: 99; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

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

19. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yup. the price makes me even more sick. (OUCH! I think I have a $diarrhea$ right now, excuse me!) :P

20. sswain

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

"Posted: 31 Mar 2013, 23:33" Never post April's Fools too early.

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