The Carphone Warehouse has started selling a mobile phone for just 99p – which might come in handy for businesses looking to provide back-up phones for their workers.

Although in order to get this deal for the Alcatel OT-209 handset, customers will have to buy a £10 Virgin Pay As You Go (PAYG) credit, at £10.99, Which? Mobile said that it is still the cheapest PAYG offering on the market.

Unsurprisingly, the handset is basic. The Carphone Warehouse lists an SMS function, FM radio tuner, speakerphone and games as its top features.

Meanwhile, a £10 Virgin top-up a month gives 300 free texts.

The phone is also available at £1.95 and £2.95 plus £10 top-up on T-Mobile and Orange, respectively.

Alcatel OT 209