Mobile Phones

  Bingalau 10:56 30 Nov 2010

Is it now normal for mobile phones not to have an in-car charger?

  Al94 11:01 30 Nov 2010

It's been that way for years in my experience, easily sourced from ebay though.

  pavvi 11:12 30 Nov 2010

Which phoen do you have? Manufacturers don't supply them, so you either have to buy them or buy a reputable third party in car charger. Most are easy to source from high street stores

  interzone55 11:51 30 Nov 2010

As many phones now use a micro-usb port for charging I can see a time when they won't even come with a mains charger, it will be assumed they'll be charged using a USB lead connected to a PC...

  peter99co 16:08 30 Nov 2010

I carry a small inverter in the car and charge laptop gps phone and anything else that falls in a 300 watt range.

  Quickbeam 16:18 30 Nov 2010

You'll get one if the phone is packaged as a car kit with a holder, otherwise not.

  mr simon 18:28 30 Nov 2010

What you need are the car chargers with a USB output, that should do your phone and many other things.

  Bingalau 18:41 30 Nov 2010

Thanks folks. I take it that I am going to have to buy one separately. I've just looked on the INTERNET and it seems they cost about a fiver upwards.

I would have thought it was imperative that they come with a car charger especially after the campaign to get women to keep a mobile in their vehicles for breakdown use.

  pavvi 19:00 30 Nov 2010

It's a LONG time since they came with one. Sometimes you can get a retailer to throw one. NOt that the likes of Tesco would, of course.

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