Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
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Fumble Free Phone!
Member Name: springtide
Advantages: Cheap,easy to use, no more hissy fits from my husband.
Disadvantages: Works for us but the camara is an afterthought.
My husband was really fed up with his Motorola phone, he just couldnīt cope with the little clicky buttons and texting became interspersed with expletives and general bad temper. At last I could stand it any longer and I added up my phone points and headed off to the phone shop. In this case telefonica in Spain.
The girls in the shop know me well and I implored them to sort out Captain Springtide for all our sakes.
All he wanted was a phone to make calls and send texts. That is it, anything else was a waste of time as he never uses any other functions. One other criteria was that it should be a fold type phone to avoid any bashes when thrashing about on boats.
Sleak and Smooth.
The phone they came up with was the Nokia 2720 Fold. Sleak, black and shiny it fits snugly in the hand and at around 50pounds, it looks more expensive than it is ,It is very simple to use and he can see and use the buttons! Without hesitation I cashed in my points and over the last 6 months it has not given us a spot of trouble.
Here are,( in our opinion, because I often use it too) its strong points.
Good protection due to the neat fitting fold cover.
Easy to charge, half an hour in the morning lasts all day with a very moderate use.
When you plug in the charger it clearly shows on a screen on the outside of the phone, the state of the battery , the signal strength and in BIG numbers. the time.
The inside screen is an easy to read blue letters on white, the menu is clearly displayed and it is very easy to navigate .
The touch pad is silver and the easiest that, in my limited experience, that I have used . You are never in any doubt as to what key you have pressed and the black lettering stands out well on the silver background.
The central , "select" button is surrounded by frame which you press to go , up down left and right, and it does!
The only other key on the touch pad are the green phone to make a call and the red to end one and two buttons to select option and exit. Simple.
The main menu consists of the normal organiser, contacts , log ,web, messaging, gallery applications etc but all we use it for is to make calls and texts both functions which it performs very simply. I have even got my 87 year old dad to send a text on this!
For us it is a simple and effective simple phone which serves us well. It does have a 1.3mega pixel camera which I have never had the need to use and truly would not miss this function at all, why bother with a camera at all?
It has certainly sorted out our phone needs and I would recommend it to someone who wants a simple, not expensive, mobile for calls and texts with the emphasis on ease of use.
Here are some of its main features as shown by Amazon.
1.3 megapixel video camera with full screen view finder
Email, SMS, MMS and instant messenger
Integrated handsfree speakerphone
Hidden till lit outer screen
4 stars from us!
The full list of functions are available from Amazon but as we havenīt used them I cant comment on their quality.
Available widely for around 50pounds, ( I got ours with my phone points).
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Summary: Easy to use, inexpensive phone.
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