Nokia C2-01 + Remote Controlled Car $11.80 at Big W

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Just saw this at Forest Hill Big W. There were two available. I bought one. Not sure if other stores have stock but I thought I'd post in case any of you were in the market for a cheap phone or remote controlled car AND were near a Big W.

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  • +4 votes

    what a strange combination!

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    Is the phone unlocked?

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      Looks like it's locked to Voda.

      • +38 votes

        so is the car. apparently it crashes all the time or won't start at all.

        • +7 votes

          That's because it has no reception

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          the remote probably operates in the 1MHz spectrum

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    RC car is not multi-channel = no deal :P

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    Funny product!!! o_O Happy New Years!! :D

  • +5 votes

    This is a leftover from the Voda sponsorship deal in V8 Supercars. Actually it is a leftover from 2011, when the team's backing switched from Nokia to Samsung. The whole team — drivers, mechanics, PR, everyone — had to hand in their Nokias at the start of the season.
    My son has the same phone, loves it and will not swap it for a newer, smarter phone.
    Voda unlocks phones easily, so it looks like a reasonable price

    • +2 votes

      How easy is it to unlock the phone? How much do I need to pay?

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      What does PR stand for?

      To unlock vodafone, you can do that online (Free or $25) I think theres a free way though not sure.
      https://unlock.vodafone.com.au/voila/handsetunlock/self-serv...

      Hard-locked - the device is locked to the Vodafone network and may require a fee to unlock
      Soft-locked - the device is locked to the Vodafone network and is free to unlock

      Someone can clarify this cause i'm not sure which one this one is but I'm guessing its soft-locked as most vodafone ones are.

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        I think PR stands for public relationship.

        The website says:Unlocking your device online saves you $25.00.
        So it may cost more than that. I remember it cost $75 something in the past to unlock but I am not sure.

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        the few phones I've tried on Vodafail's site were freely unlocked, but if it's locked to another network you may be out of luck — I think VF has slashed it's fees because of customer complaints and as some sort of competition for a slice of prepaid pie, in reality once people google online for an unlock code, they are likely to find a million alternatives sites that offer unlocking for $1<10, or even for free, eg. http://www.unlockitfree.com which may be useful for non-VF phones.

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    They sold the same item in AusPost as well. Obviously it's a package designed for kids, but who says adults can't have fun…

    • +1 vote

      this is v8 car you are talking about, serious horse power

      • +3 votes

        and red.

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    let us know how the rc car goes :P

  • +2 votes

    Good RC car in my opinion. Comes with two sets of wheels. A hard set for "drifting" and a regular soft rubber set for racing.

    The antenna is internal, when you lift the body you see a spiral inside.

    Comes with lights and everything. Pretty cool.

    Considering that cheap RC cars cost $10-20, a phone / RC car combo for $11.80 is a bargain IMHO. ;)

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    I purchased one of these a couple of weeks ago for $26 from Harvey Norman. Gave the phone away as a Xmas present and kept the car. The rc car is pretty quick. Good fun for me, chasing the cat and dogs around :P

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      I know a guy that sticks a piece of sticky tape to the bottom of one/two of his cat's paws.

      I am in no way suggesting you should do that to see how funny it is, just because you chase the cat around with a rc car.

      Not a fan of cats. It was the only time I ever "felt good" watching one.

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    Does anyone know a cheap way to unlock the phone from VF?

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    Has this been seen at any other store?

    What section was it in?

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      The electronics section, where the iPads were.

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    anyone know in stock for WA pls? The local BigW near my house is out of stock

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    Can this be easily unlocked? and replaced with an optus sim? also if so, how?

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    Hi Guys..just wanted to update that I have picked up the second one..I think that was the last one..just thought of letting you know to avoid any hassles to visit/call to the store..

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    Free to unlock

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    thanks for the posting, checked winston hill, never had stock, then called customer service, the lady can't find anything in the system, then tried Menai on way home, and cha-ching, there is one in kept in the cabin, the nice guy helped me to scan and came up 11.80, he doesn't even know it's on such a good price, so grabbed it and run in a jiffy, lol(not quite, but almost).

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    Just now unlocked the C2-01 from the vodafone website..its free..

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    @DanXCI @ozshaz why was it free to unlock? just wondering…

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    No stock in BigW Belmont Forum, WA.

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    Called Bigw Campsie & Bankstown, None left
    Called Bigw Online customer care, Theyn't don't even know this product.
    email them the OZbargain link, spoke to the manager in call centre, no luck…

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