The mobile space has come a long way in the past couple decades. So much so that Hop-on can make a profit from selling a $10 disposable mobile phone. Such a cheap, nay disposable, cellphone would have been unheard of just several years ago.
Hop-on, the disposable cellphone company that keeps popping up on our radar every now and again, has launched their Hop-on Hop 1800 to marry the convenience of voice-only cellular communications with disposable cheapness.
At just $10, the Hop 1800 offers users straight-forward mobile phone calling. There’s no display, no text messaging, and only supports dual-band GSM frequencies. Two variants of the disposable handset will be made available – one version will work on GSM frequencies in the 850Mhz and 1900Mhz bands (for US customers), while the other variant supports 900/1800Mhz frequencies for GSM duty in the rest of the world (Europe and Asia).
Interestingly, the bare-bones “anit-phone” offers users polyphonic ringtones and sports an Infineon chipset to ensure clear and crisp audio quality.
At just $10, available only with pre-paid minutes, the Hop 1800 is the ideal back-up handset for anyone traveling through GSM networks or anyone that just wants to have an emergency handset on tap. Grab yours at your local convenience/drug store or big-box retailer.