Popular fashion phone
- Date launched: 1999
- Network: GSM 900Mhz/1800Mhz
- Form: Candy Bar
- Size: 49(w)x130(h)x23(d) mm
- Weight: 163g
- Cost new: £149.99 on BT Cellnet Advance
- Can you use it today: Yes
Ericsson launched the A1018 at the cheaper end of the market. It continued the 'Jane' body style that began with the EH237. The A1018 was a dual band phone with interchangeable front panels, although not complete fascias. At last Ericsson made the screen larger.
The A1018 was a typical well made Ericsson phone, which the company claimed was built to last, if you needed that in the fast changing world of mobile phones, that is.
At the same time it was meant to be a fun and fashionable phone as well. The A1018 came in colours to suit every mode. For business users there was granite grey or plum wine. Another option was desert khaki, which came with alternative covers in midnight blue or firebrick red. Or if you preferred something more in your face: lime green or mandarin orange, or may be something more tonal in chocolate brown or cream. However, the most common colour appears to be steel blue.
The A1018 was available on some of the more expensive PAYG deals. BT Cellnet was offering it on their Advance tariff for £149.99, and you could get two for the price of one at Boots on these phones.
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after dropping, it just kept on going! It never quit!" William Mendoza 04/14/2021