Sometimes it’s good to take a break
“A mobile phone has something in common with a wristwatch, or a pair of spectacle frames. They're all quite personal items, and we expect to keep them for a long time.
The MP01 is designed and built to be a pleasure to own.”
Petter Neby, founder of Punkt.
“The Punkt. MP01 Mobile Phone integrates unique hardware and software, to create a rare blend of simplicity and sophistication. The focus is on having conversations, short or long – with texting available as an option when required.”
The dedicated Contacts button takes you straight in. Press it, find who you’re looking for, and press the Call button. That’s it.
In an era of angry icons, the crisp and elegant text-based monochrome interface is a breath of fresh air.
Up, down, select. Quick to learn, easy to use.
Missed calls and new texts are listed on the Home Screen, ready for you to respond immediately.
Selection of original ringtones created by Norwegian sound artist Kjetil Røst Nilsen
Guaranteed 100% non-virtual, they’re surprisingly pleasing. Welcome back to the 3D world.
Fibre-glass reinforced body with a recessed Gorilla Glass screen.
The MP01 is simple to connect with headsets and car systems.
An easy-set alarm clock, a reminders feature and a basic calendar for checking dates are also included.
Handmade in Marco Lazzaroni’s atelier in Ticino, Switzerland. Responsibly sourced leather from Tuscany, treated using the eco-friendly vegetable-tanning process.
(Note that as a handmade product, the texture of the leather may vary slightly from that shown in photographs)..
The manufacturer VICUS was founded in 2015 by Marco Lazzaroni, with the aim of preserving traditional leather-working techniques.
Everything that the workshop produces is created by hand mainly by Marco himself.
The Punkt. MP01 mobile phone runs on the GSM network protocol, otherwise known as ‘2G’: straightforward, tried-and-tested technology that is optimised for voice and SMS communication.
2G has existed for many years now but continues to be heavily used across the world, particularly in Europe. This is mainly because it is still required for machine-to-machine communication (electricity smart meters, vehicle telematics, medical equipment, etc.), as well as other niche communication sectors such as emergency phones in lifts. For this reason, in many places it is being kept in operation while the newer 3G system is withdrawn first.
However, no network protocol lasts forever. Some countries have already phased out 2G; others have set a date for its withdrawal. A country-by-country list of 2G coverage is available to download here. (Some countries are yet to be added to the list. Contact Punkt. customer care for more information.)
The MP01 is a different kind of phone and while it’s extremely simple to use, if you’re only used to touch-screens, some adjustment is necessary.
Here are some shortcuts and suggestions to help speed up the process.
Toggles between input modes in message composer
Opens symbol selector in message composer
When on home screen – opens call history.
Long press when answering a call activates hands-free speaker mode
Respond to an incoming call with a text message
Long press on home screen opens message composer
When on home screen – long press opens quick access menu
Long press for silent mode
Long press when on home screen opens ‘new contact’ option
When on home screen – long press calls voicemail
When on home screen – long press speed-dials assigned numbers
Activate call-forwarding on your smartphone: take the calls but skip the emails and notifications.
If your telecoms supplier provides this option, ask them to duplicate your existing SIM so you can make and receive calls to your smartphone number when it’s time for Reachability Lite.
Use the MP01 in conjunction with a laptop or tablet: the phone lets you text and make calls, and you get a QWERTY keyboard for composing emails.
Use the earpiece provided, or your car’s hands-free system.
If you have to reply to emails and check documents outside the office, having two phones – a smartphone and an MP01 – is an ideal way to ensure that, when it’s time to switch off, you really do leave your job behind.
With the MP01 you have everything you need for true peace of mind when you’re off-grid.
Punkt. guarantees its product for a period of two years from the date of purchase. The guarantee only applies to defects attributable to the production process or materials used.
The product covered by the guarantee may be repaired or replaced after being assessed by Punkt.. The service for products covered by the guarantee can only be obtained by presenting proof of purchase (a valid receipt) and the original packaging.