Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
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Member Name: mr blonde
Date: 13/05/02, updated on 13/05/02 (97 review reads)
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I will be the first to admit, that to be perfectly honest i cannot stand people with mobile phones, or as i call them, the mobile phone crew. I think it is downright antisocial to sit in a room full of people, and play with some poxy phone on a game that to be perfectly honest is little more than pants.
I will also admit to owning a phone though, and as you will obviously has guessied, it is the nokia 3310. What first drew me to the phone was originally the fact i wanted bt cellnet (now O2) as the network, because orange, my last network, was just too dam pricey.
The real drawback with this phone is definately the price, some would say that paying the extra for the 3330, just because you get WAP is worth it, but bearing in mind i have the internet at home, it wasn't for me. Retailing a mesely phone at £130 quid is downright disgusting, it isn't even like they are the pinacle of modern technology, and bearing this in mind, it was extremely hard for me to actually part with the cash to pay for it.
The last phone i had was the Ericsson A2816 (i think that's the name of it anyway), and it was absolutely bombproof, it even went through the washing machine after a mix up once but that is a different story altogether, so i was not sure at all if the nokia would stand up to the hard life that i would be facing it with. I needed a phone with a few things, first and foremost was the cellnet network, second, it had to be fairly light and durable, and thirdly it had to be able to take a beating and take the knocks, and so far, the 3310 hasn't dissapointed.
It is fairly lightweight, which is one of the criteria i wanted, the cases are interchangable, so even if it does take a knock a bit too big for the case to cope with, they can be changed, it also has a range of networks, and as you guessed again, mine is cellnet.
Now to get down to some of the technical stuff (and no snake doesn't technically class
as technical i know).
Righty first things first (again). The menu screen is easy to get to, merely press ok, and you are there, you will find all of the phones options: phonebook, messages, chat, call register, ringers, settings, call divert, games, calculator, reminders, clock, profiles and finally my services. They are all easy to use, and easy to work your way around.
You can send and receive picture messages, logos, which as they say, makes the phone all the more personal. There is the option for it to vibrate upon message or call alert (personal fave i must admit). There is also a ringtone composer in there so you don't just have to download tones. There is space for 7 ringtones of your own choice, aswell as the tones that are pre-programmed into the phone.
There is enough memory so that you can save 14 picture messages, of which you simply replace the ones that are pre programmed, the phone's screensaver is a picture from the picture message file.
I feel that this in particular phone, on Cellnet (now O2), s a decent phone, but i still feel that it is overpriced as people more often than not go for Nokia, simply on name value.
I would buy another Nokia, but i wouldn't pay as much as i have for this one on it. The phone is good, but not 130 quid good. All in all, the phone isn't too bad, but there are better for less, plus, if i was going to choose a new networ i would go with genie, free calls nightly, free texts, al just so long as you top up a £10 voucher each month.