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Samsung E1190


The Samsung E1190 is a bundle of practicality – small and light, with large keys for easy texting and number punching. There's also a neat mobile tracker to help you recover a lost phone, and loads of other handy apps.

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EE Prepay £1 Talk & Text pack

25 minutes, 50 texts, for 7 days.

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2 for 1 cinema tickets and PizzaExpress with EE Wednesdays, EE Film offers & free WiFi on the underground.

£0.99 Plus £20 top-up
Product code: 19327980
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150 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB data, for 30 days.

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2 for 1 cinema tickets and PizzaExpress with EE Wednesdays, EE Film offers & free WiFi on the underground.

£0.99 Plus £20 top-up
Product code: 19328000
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1GB data and 400 texts on Dolphin (see below). Valid for 30 days.

Orange Wednesdays 2 for 1 cinema tickets and PizzaExpress

£0.99 Plus £20 top-up
Product code: 18757815
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1GB data, 400 texts and 100 mins with a £10 Smart Pack. Valid for 30 days.

Call me back Free call me back texts if you run out of credit

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Product code: 18757831
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Call 789 to choose either Big Talk or Big Data and Texts. Valid for 30 days.

Big Talk Unlimited landline calls and 120 cross-network mobile calls when you choose Big Talk

Big Data and Texts 1GB internet and 3000 texts when you choose Big Data and Texts

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Was £9.95
Product code: 18757846
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Top-up £10 or more in a week (Friday to Thursday) and you will win a minimum of 50p credit the following Wednesday by 9pm. SMS ‘yes’ to 34001 from the Lebara SIM you will be using.

£12.95 Plus £10 top-up
Product code: 19256398
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Unlimited data and texts. Valid for 30 days.

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£19.95 Plus £20 top-up
Product code: 18757862
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Operating system Talk time (up to) Screen size
Samsung feature phone software Up to 8 hours 40 minutes talk time 1.43"

Samsung E1190

With its small dimensions, light weight, torch and collection of useful features, the Samsung E1190 is a super practical mobile phone that makes texting and calling easy.

Designed for portability.

With a small and light body, the Samsung E1190 fits into any pocket you want, whether in a pair of jeans or a handbag. The flip up design means the screen and keys can be larger without making the phone bigger.

Ideal for texting.

The flip up design of the Samsung E1190 makes it perfect for texting. The screen is 1.43" so you can easily read your messages, and the large and comfortable keys makes hitting the right key easy. And if you want real speed there's T9 predictive text that recognises words from fewer button presses.

Practical hardware.

The Samsung E1190 has built-in features that make it useful in all walks of life. There's a handy torch for those unexpected times when you're caught in the dark, like a late night walk home or an evening power cut. There's also a handsfree speaker phone for when you need to make a call, but your hands are busy doing something else.

Practical software.

Inside the E1190 is a host of easy to use and useful apps. There's an alarm to wake you up, a calendar to ensure you don't miss your dates, a stopwatch for timing anything from cooking times to your trip to work and converter that converts your currencies, measurements and temperatures.

Help with finding a lost phone.

Everyone's left a phone somewhere or had one fall out of their pocket. Well the Samsung E1190 has a built-in phone tracker. When someone inserts a new SIM card in your phone, the mobile tracker feature will automatically send the contact number to a mobile number you programmed during the simple setting up process.

Fake call feature for emergency exits.

When you're in a long meeting or in a tricky conversation, you can have your Samsung E1190 make a fake call – just hold the Navigation key and you can simulate an incoming call. It'll be the perfect excuse to have a quick break.

If you're looking for a simple phone that's ideal for calling and texting but also has easy to use and practical features, the Samsung E1190 is a great little phone.

Battery life and operating system

Operating system Samsung feature phone software The software that runs the phone. Different software has different features and strengths, so it’s best to try out a few to decide which you prefer.
Talk time (up to) 8 hours 40 minutes The maximum length of time you can make a phone call using the device (under ideal conditions) before the battery needs recharging.

Body and screen

Screen size 1.43" The size of the main display screen of your device, in inches. The larger the screen, the better it is for movies and web browsing, but it can be more difficult to use.


Internet Browser No A mobile internet browser allows you to view websites and conduct internet searches on your handset. Some browsers support tabbed browsing and allow you to bookmark websites to visit again later.
Smartphone No Smartphones do more than standard handsets. These powerful mobile phones have advanced features and dedicated operating systems that manage battery life and enhance performance.
Speakerphone Yes If your mobile phone has a built-in speaker you can use it to have hands free conversations or share music with friends. (Dependent on your handset's features)
Voice Dialling No Begin calls to your friends without typing numbers - just say their name!
Calendar Yes An electronic diary.
Compatibility (Windows PC) No Connect your mobile phone to a Windows based Windows PC and charge it and/or sync and transfer data. (Sync functionality dependent on phone features and Windows PC specifications)
Email No Email clients allow you to send and receive messages on your mobile phone. Dependent on the client and your specific handset, you may be able to send file attachments and sync multiple email accounts!


GPRS No GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a type of technology for connecting to mobile internet services. It is not as fast as 3G or HSPA, but it still only charges you for data used, not time spent online.
GPS No GPS satellite navigation helps you to find your way while out and about. GPS units often work in conjunction with route planning services like Google Maps and Ovi Maps to get you from A to B.
Near Field Communications (NFC) No NFC (Near Field Communications) is a technology that sends data when your device touches compatible devices & accessories. It can be used to send data, like pictures, or make wireless payments in shops.
USB No USB capability allows you to charge your phone from your computer and, with WiFi, use as a modem.
WAP No WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) is a special type of internet language for mobile phones. WAP browsers can display internet information that's been designed to fit on your mobile's screen.
Wi-Fi No If your device is compatible with Wi-Fi then you can access the internet via wireless networks, and enjoy broadband-like browsing speeds. Signal strength varies, and you might need a network key.
3G No 3G is a wireless technology that transfers data between mobile devices. If you connect to the internet via 3G then you'll enjoy fast browsing and downloading speeds. Costs vary between networks.
Bluetooth No Bluetooth is a wireless technology that lets your device to send and receive media like pictures and songs, as well as connect to accessories like Bluetooth headsets for hands free calling.


Lightweight design Yes A phone that is super lightweight has been designed to weigh as little as possible. These phones are super portable, don’t bulk out your pocket or weigh down a handbag.
Instant Messaging No Instant messenger clients allow you to chat with friends over the internet. You may even be able to add video to your chats! IM clients require an internet connection, and vary between handsets.
MMS No The Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) allows you to send sound clips, images and videos to a mobile phone or email address. A convenient alternative to Bluetooth and USB. Charges may apply.
Multitasking No Run multiple apps and switch between them instantly, without sacrificing performance or battery life.
Proximity-sensing technology No This deactivates the display of your phone when the device is brought near to your face during a call. This saves battery power.
Size 88 x 44 x 18.9 mm Dimensions (size) in millimetres.
SMS/texting Yes Text messaging or Short Message Service (SMS) lets you send and receive messages on your phone. A single text contains up to 160 characters, but some phones can combine several texts into one.
Standby Time (up to) 570 h The maximum length of time the product can remain switched on before the battery needs recharging. Standby time is theoretical and based on lab conditions.
Storage Capacity N/A This is the maximum amount of storage space inside your device. This is used to store your multimedia content, such as videos and music, as well as your texts, apps and even documents.
Torch Yes A built-in torch which is super handy for loads of uses such as trips at night and power cuts.
Touchscreen No An intuitive type of mobile phone interface, sensitive to pressure. Tap and swipe the touchscreen to interact with your handset, navigate menus and access apps.
Vibration alert Yes When you want a more discreet ringer the vibration alert comes in handy! Be notified when you receive text messages, phone calls and emails, without alerting everyone else.
Weight 71 g

Product weight (grams).

Works in USA No Usually known as 'tri-band' phones, these can connect to mobile networks in Europe and the USA. You'll also need to make sure your UK network offers service in the place you're visiting.
Apps No Discover a world of possibilities with downloadable applications on your mobile phone.
Big Buttons Yes Great as an alternative to touchscreens. They’re easier to press for texts and dialling & cut down on pressing the wrong button. If you wear gloves a lot or have hand movement issues, they’re perfect.
Display Colour Depth 65K View websites, texts and games in vibrant colour.
Display Size 128 x 128 px

The size of the main display screen of your device. Measured in pixels, the more pixels, as a general rule, the better the sharpness and quality of the screen.

Frequency Band Dual-Band The number of bands your phone works across. Dual bands will normally only work in your home country and continent, quad bands will work in the Americas.

In the box

Manufacturer Guide Yes In-depth information about setting up and using your product.
Micro USB cable No

Micro USB cable.

Charger Yes Your device comes with a UK mains power adaptor, so you can charge it from the mains anywhere you like. Mains charging is the fastest way to charge your phone.


Integrated Social Networking No Some devices have social network shortcuts or apps. These handy widgets give you fast, convenient access to sites like Facebook or Twitter so you can update your status and see what's new.
Internal Phone Memory (MB) N/A The amount of memory built into your device (data storage or RAM).
Internal Phone Memory (GB) N/A The amount of memory built into your device (data storage or RAM).
Media Player No Mobile media players keep you entertained on the move. Dependent on your handset features you can play back tracks, videos or even stream movies and music directly from the internet!
Memory Card Slot No Expand the built-in memory by purchasing an optional memory card.
Memory Card Type N/A Different devices use different types of memory expansion card: make sure you buy the correct type!
MP3 Player No This device has an integrated MP3 players and supports various methods of playback, such as speakers, wireless Bluetooth headsets, and standard 3.5mm headphones.
MP3 Tones Yes Select your favourite tune as a ringtone.
Push Email No New emails are pushed to your inbox as soon as they arrive.
Photo/Video Editing No Edit your photos and video clips on your device without transferring them to a PC.
Polyphonic Tones No Get record quality ringtones on your handset.
Video Recorder

Whether your device has a built-in video recorder. These are ideal for making mini movies on the go, and now devices can capture DVD-like or even HD quality video clips.

Accelerometer No This is a device built into your smartphone that enables it to recognise when  you tilt your phone, so the screen is always the right way up.
FM Radio No Built-in FM radios allow you to listen to live broadcasts on your mobile phone, usually through a headset. Some integrated Radios have additional features, like RDS and broadcast recording.
Front facing camera No Capture self portraits to use as your profile pics or share with friends. If your device supports video chats you can also use the front facing camera as a handy web cam, for face-to-face calls!
Games Yes Entertain yourself on the go with in-built games.



Assisted Global Position System, A-GPS, needs less processor and battery power than standard GPS. It also finds locations faster and is more reliable & accurate in sub-optimal areas e.g. urban areas.


Processor Speed N/A The speed of your device's processor.
Long battery life Yes These are phones that will last for long periods of time running on their battery power alone. These phones will often last 3 days, 4 days, or even more on a single battery charge, even under normal use.



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Samsung E1190  with Insurance & Tech Support - Mobile Complete for just £14.99 (Annual payment)

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