TELUS Launches Samsung U430 Flip Phone

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Today, the ‘friendly’ Canadian carrier TELUS has launched the basic Samsung U430 flip phone. To say the device is basic may be an understatement… key specs on this flipper include a 0.3MP camera (yes, 0.3), Bluetooth, speakerphone, and… oh, wait for it… ‘large dialing keys’. Woohoo!

I shouldn’t make fun… I kid, TELUS, I kid! This would be a good little device for anyone needing that budget phone for occasional use. You can get one on a 3-year term for $29.99, 2-year for $99.99, 1-year for $149.99, or go month-to-month for $199.99.

More details over at TELUS.

[Via: MobileSyrup]

  • Nome

    I’ve got a U430 – it’s great for those who just want a “phone”. You can talk on it and you can text on it – good enough.

    The functions aside – the U430 is sturdy in construction. I compared to many other flip phones and others were very light and “plastic-y” and felt like they were going to break in my palm.

    The camera could be better, certainly, and is my one gripe. But it I wanted to take a good picture, I wouldn’t use a phone anyway.

  • Kathryn

    Today I had no option but to purchase a new phone; why? because my Samsung r500 picked up some kind of but that only Samsung can fix at a cost of $150. to me. This right after the 12 month warranty expired. Good sales gimick Samsung, these phones are obviously programmed to fail when the warranty expires forcing the unsuspecting client to either cough up ridiculous amounts to fix it or buy a new phone.

    As for “friendly” Telus! .. Since I am already on their 3 year plan they saw fit to charge me the full amount for this new phone and oh so generously gave me a $100. discount. Duhh!! .. whatever happened to fair play? .. the phone’s advertised price on the 3 year plan is $29. Do I feel ripped off? You bet I do by both the manufacturer and the provider. Will I recommend either company to anyone? Hell NO. The moment my 3 year plan ends I shall run not walk away from both of these companies. I’m just grateful I discovered how they operate before going ahead and purchasing my new TV from them. Good luck to anyone who is thinking of joining this provider be prepared to put out $$$$$ for total lack of service.

  • M_ike1226

    All I wanted was a basic phone, and that it is. The only thing that bugs me so far is that Telus has programmed differently than the Verison version, and i can’t make it vibrate and ring at the same time, even though the manual has the icon in it for both, but there are no instructions how to enable it.

  • M_ike1226

    All I wanted was a basic phone, and that it is. The only thing that bugs me so far is that Telus has programmed differently than the Verison version, and i can’t make it vibrate and ring at the same time, even though the manual has the icon in it for both, but there are no instructions how to enable it.

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