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Recently I was rummaging in my loft and I come across a box which was literally full of old mobile handsets, some of which were a complete waste of space and some which were possibly suitable to be recycled for pennys on the likes of mazuma or something similar.
However one of the handsets i came across was a nokia 3410, and due to it been dual band I was able to use it for my contract sim on Virgin as I had broke my previous handset.
I remember when the handset was first released and like most technological gadgets it was the next step up in technology and the must have phone at the time, I remember it as been one of the early handsets which actually had a vibration function for calls and texts.. oh how we was so easily pleased!!
Then there was the classic nokia games like Snake which was then upgraded to Snake II on the 3410 and also space impact which was another huge time killer on the bus or in the back of the car, and then nokia began to introduce screensavers, downloads and the first instance of mobile internet with the 2g wap browser.
The original cover for the 3410 comes in a turquoise blue which isn't to attractive to be quite honest but again the big advantage for many nokia's is the changeable covers which can quickly be replaced for an alternative more suited design.
In terms of what the actual device does the answer is not a great deal! In comparison to today's technology which is featured across a range of models of new handsets you might even question why any one would even bother with a phone which now seems so unattractive!
The 3410 is rather heavy at 114 grams including the battery its also bulky so take up the majority of space in your pocket where as you could say get 2x nokia 8310s in the same space.
It has a major lack of features when you consider that with an I-phone or Blackberry we can surf the web, check e-mails, download sophisticated apps to suit our lifestyle. Experience high quality imaging and video recording where as the 3410 doesn't even have a camera! However the capability is there for the option to download small java games, ringtones, screensavers etc.
But there is an upside to such a handset, one being because it is so rugged and well built it can take a considerable amount of damage from droppages. Also having such a large battery when the phone actually turns off when its empty it seems like there is a form of reserve power left as it will continue to powerup several times and still make phone calls or send a text in the duration it stays on for.
It also has an incredible standby time of between 55-260 hours, however a not so impressive battery life when using the phone as you would only get 2-4 hours before been completely empty!
OK, these days many people won't look at a mobile unless it has a big colour screen, full-blown internet access, will take photos and videos and a whole bunch of other things that have been added on.
The Nokia 3410 is a bit more than just a phone, but not much by modern comparisons. We got ours about nine or ten years ago, and they are both still going strong. At the time, they were all the rage and very popular. We got ours for emergency use, and haven't really found the need for "upgrading".
So - what can it do and how well does it do it?
Firstly, it's a mobile phone. Making and receiving calls is straightforward, but the volume on the receiver is only moderately loud, so that it is hard to make a successful call if you are somewhere noisy, like a busy street. I think it can store about 200 names and numbers, and it's easy to edit these. the Call Register stores the most recent numbers you have dialled or received and also lets you know costs.
Texting is easy, and this is one of my main uses, as I have a good value PAYG deal (ASDA) so it doesn't cost much to keep in touch. You can switch easily between standard message composition and predictive texting - I prefer the latter, although I wish the phone could learn more of the words I sometimes use! You can add rudimentary pictures and select from a few smileys supplied on the phone. Messages can be saved before sending. There's a character counter which shows you whether your text will be sent as one, two or three units. I find this very useful to help me edit down my texts to save money.
The battery lasts for about five days if the phone is left on all the time and not used, and of course for less than this if you make calls or texts. There's the usual four-bar battery level indicator, and you get a series of loud beeps when the power is low, which means that your phone is almost dead (temporarily) as once those beeps come you don't have much time left. It takes about three hours to charge up on the mains, so that's not too bad.
The display is easy to read. Apparently it's green, but I hadn't noticed. It's easy on the eye.
Security is straightforward. You can set the phone up to lock the keyboard - useful if you keep your phone in your pocket as it's surprisingly easy to make a call inadvertently. I've done this a couple of times, and count myself lucky that nothing embarrassing resulted! You can also set up the phone with a PIN in case some clown nicks it.
Other features include a few games - Snake II, Bumper, Bantumi, Space Impact and Link 5. I've occasionally resorted to these when very bored and there's absolutely nothing else to do. This doesn't happen at all often, but the games all come with instructions and all work although sometimes the small screen makes bits of them quite hard to see.
You can set up the phone to ring in different ways, including vibrating without noise. My favourite feature hear is the Composer, where you can painstakingly piece together your own unique monophonic ringtone. Mine is rhythmically odd and very chromatic, and nobody else in the world has it!
You can download ringtones, games and pictures, but I have not wanted to spend money doing that. There's no indication of how much this might cost, so I keep away from things like that!
It's got a clock of course, so you can set alarms and reminders, but the clock needs checking every week or so as it can quite quickly get a minute or two out.
Over time, the screen can lose a little bit of its clarity. I bought a leather case to protect the phone, which has lasted well, and gave it a smart new blue case quite recently (magenta one for the Mrs) which looks nice!
Nokia have moved on since making this model, but you can easily pick one up on Ebay for very little (typically about £5) - that's a good source too for replacement batteries. We've changed networks on our phones, and that was straightforward too. It's also easy to use abroad, as it automatically locks on to the local signal for you, but also gives you the option to override this facility.
Particularly if you've never had or used a mobile phone before, getting a Nokia 3410 would be a great way to try one out, especially if you don't wnat all the whizzo extras other phones provide - at a cost!
This phone was purchased just after my 11th birthday and along with the same makes 3310 was extremely fashionable! They were such a craze, and even after 8 or so years mine has still lasted.. the good thing about mine is it is unlocked therefore I can use all sim cards inside it. I can't believe the period of time in which it has lasted, whilst i have had 3 phones between that and my present phone most of which have broken, this one has not and it is obviously of a very strong build quality. Considering how long ago this was, and also how modern tech. has changed the world, the size of the phone is very comparable to nowadays and is not at all as giant as its predecessors.
Nevertheless, to todays standard it is very lacking in decent features, a browser which cannot be compared to others today, definitely no apps and only paid for downloaded games available : as we ll as a very brief selection of ringtones.
The Nokia 3410 was a massively popular phone when it came out, and with good reason. It's a robust phone that was very small for the time, and whilst it is quite bulky by today's standards its still small enough to remain in daily use today, unlike the ridiculous bricks that preceded it.
The phone has a very simple design, with interchangable front-covers and a green and quite pixellated little screen that was very swish at the time but not possesses a strong retro feel instead. The phone is only capable of simple bleeps, and is devoid of much in the way of functions beyond a very basic text-display screen, an alarm, a calendar and a caluculator function but for many people (myself included) who just want to phone and text people on their phone and are unimpressed by the redundancy and vulgarity of today's electrical accessories it is absolutely perfect.
It does have some somple game functions on there too, but nothing as depressingly pointless as all the show-off gumph you get with an i-phone, although on the other hand it is also devoid of genuinely useful mdern phone features such as the internet, or a camera or mpe3 player. (although i always think youre much much better off with a stanalone dedicated camera or mp3player anyway rather than one jack of all trades piece of designer kit).
The text appears boldy on the screen and the phone is incredibly simple to use, making it ideal for older people who just want to keep things as simple as possible. You can pick them up dirt cheap on ebay and they are great for infrequent pay as you go users or anyone who wants a cheap and simple phone and doesnt want to pay the earth
Absolutely everyone had one of these things back in the day, and everyone who did misses them. These chunky, charming little phones were incredibly robust, reliable and cool.
There's no camera, flashlight, photo messaging, bluetooth, or apps, but it does have a non-polyphonic ringtone composer, which offers endless hours of unbearable entertainment. You can also send tiny little ASCII picture messages to your friends to represent your mood, and you can play everyone's favourite outdated Java tech game, Snake, which is still really entertaining and has held up surprisingly well. Faschias are changeable too (bet you'd forgotten about that!) and also there's some really cool ones out there that make fantastic gifts for friends and family.
This thing never, ever breaks and always seems to pick up great signal. The cute noises it makes are really distinctive too, as are the myriad interesting ringtones. Speaker volume and quality are also excellent, and you can always hear what people are saying to you.
It won't crack in your pocket, and it can even be used easily without the case. It has some great animated screensavers, a stop-watch and an alarm clock and it also doubles as a calculator and currency converter. It's also got a WAP 1.1 converter, which is rubbish, but at least they were trying! the 96x64 resolution makes for the potential for lots of cool downloadable sequences and there's a great SMS chat function that's a lot of fun, if a little expensive.
It's higher resolution than the 3310 and has more, better games and is just a better piece of technology. As hopelessly old as it may be now though, it's ideal for old people or technophobes, and also is incredibly charming and easy to navigate.
The only reason I don't still use this phone is that people would take the mickey. This brick is definitely the best phones I've ever had. It makes calls and it sends texts and it stores your numbers. and it's as simple as that. It has no bonus features, no pointless little bells and whistles that make it break down under its own weight. I love the style, I love the the functionality, and I love the simplicity. It really is a superb phone, as dated and laughable as it might be now. It's 2010, and I'm seriously considering another one.
I had a 3410 in the early part of 2003, before it died an untimely death after a freak thunderstorm at Thorpe Park led to it dying a waterlogged death!
Being a trend setting teenager, I also loved the fact that the entire early Nokias had the option of changable covers, ranging from popular TV shows to cutesy images. It takes a little while to figure out how to get them on and off, but once you've got it, you're sailing! The actual software on the phone was somewhat basic; no camera, no colour screen, big buttons and the classic Snake game were the main features but it was functional and probably what I think of as one of the last of the pure function mobile phones. It had a max memory of 20 text messages and had a bit of a fit if you tried to recieve more than two at a time but that was part of it's charm!
The 33/34 series were affectionately known as 'bricks' round where I lived, but despite this rather odd nickname, it just made them all the more appealing. I remember a time when nearly everyone I knew had a 3410, 3310 or 3330. There is something very comforting about the chunkiness of this handset; it feels very safe and reassuring in your hands. In our current age of mobile phones getting thinner and smaller, it's nice sometimes to reminisce on how they used to be and how durable they were! My 3410 went down a flight of concrete stairs and survived without a scratch. My current phone was dropped on a wooden floor and the paint has started to peel away.
I would love to own another one of these phones - maybe dig out my old Winnie the Pooh cover - as you knew exactly where you stood with it. No, it couldn't sing, dance, boil a kettle and send a text message all at the same time, but it was reliable and easy to use. If you are a technophobe and you can get hold of one these handsets, then it's definitely worth the retro feel as you can't do much to break these - even if you do waterlog it, leaving it to dry out before turning it on (a fact I simply didn't know at the time!) for a while will normally give you a working phone again.
Like all Nokia's this phone is completely indestructable. And at the peak of its popularity in the year 2000 this phone was the pinnickle of mobile phone technology with its use of WAP for accessing the internet. This was really special for the time because it was a real leap in how we looked at mobiles. And if I am so bold as to say I feel that this phone was the start of the future for looking at a mobile for more than just playing pixilated games, phoning people and sending text messages.
The phones memory is very good aswell, with this phone you are looking at about 120 text messages before the dreaded *some text missing* sign appears at the bottom of your text messages and this is very annoying but inevitable when it comes to phones of this age. But none the less this phone is solid and packed full of features and games.
The features on this phone are rather impressive for such an old phone, one of the greatest improvements from the Nokia 3310 is that the screen resolution is much higher with a display of 96x64 picture elements and also the ability ro download personal applications via Java Technology, this was something that was unknown on mobile phones. As mentioned before the phone has a WAP browser, this was the WAP 1.1 Browser and also had WAP push capabilities and also SMS chat.
The phone also has dedicated call and hang buttons which make it much more convenient for dealing with phone calls. And on top of this, games that run on the 3410 run much slower on the 3310, which shows that there is a definite improvement in processing power of this phone from previous models.
These days the phone can be bought off ebay for around £45 and all of its accessories are extremely cheap. A great bargain if you need a back up phone.
A very solid mobile phone which was at the height of mobile phone technology when it first came on the market. The main positive about the phone was that it looked pretty cool in comparison to many older phones which looked dull and boring. Secondly the phone was basically indestructible, even if you continually dropped the phone it would still work and there would only be super-ficial damage.
I do have my grievances with the phone, for some reason it would only hold 10 messages in your inbox at a time which when you look at today's phones which can hold hundreds. It was quite annoying as you couldn't receive any new messages unless you deleted some of your old ones.
You could also get cool ringtones either by downloading or using the inbuilt ring tone maker. The ring tone maker was good because you could create new chart tracks without having to pay for them by going online and looking for the button press guides.
Really this phone was a typical Nokia phone, really solid with plenty of other useful features and it looked pretty good as well. Not up to the standard of today's phones but I wouldn't be ashamed if I was still using mine now!
This was the first mobile phone I ever owned. That was five years ago. Am I ashamed to say that this is *still* the mobile phone I use daily? As a young 20-something, I can honestly say: I am not ashamed!
You may wonder "why would you be ashamed?" Well, let's face it. In the early 2000s, the Nokia 3410 was THE phone to have. You could send text messages, picture messages and (most importantly) play "Snake" as one of the Game options. It really was one of the most popular phones on the market. It was relatively cheap, it did all the things mentioned above (it would, of course, allow you to make calls!) and the consumer could buy a whole array of phone covers to personalise their phone.
In 2009, I find that the Nokia 3410 is greeted with a mixture of surprise and nostalgia - perhaps that's just the people I know. It's definitely worth pointing out now that this little guy doesn't sport ANY of the modern conveniences of the mobiles on the market today. But rather than focus on the lack of camera, mp3 player or colour screen, let's look at the positives!
Well, you can store up to a grand total of 10 text messages... and... it's got an alarm clock in it.
You can only store up to 10 text messages. This is really the most annoying thing about it. I have to constantly empty my inbox.
The screen is black and white... well, more black and green.
The buttons click rather loudly.
The ringtones are awful - even in it's day, the only one worth boasting about was the classic Nokia tone.
I think it's fair to say that if you ONLY want to make phone calls and have a handy pocket sized alarm clock then this is the phone for you. And it's the phone for me.
If you're after more functionality I'm confident that you'll find a decent phone for £20 (the same price I bought this Nokia for, back in the day) and enjoy a good few years of use before the next big development is made.
Practically everyone has a mobile phone now, and there are now a variety phones available that would suit anyone, depending on what exactly you want out of it. The mobile phone that I bought fairly recently is a Nokia 3410, and I feel it is ideal for me.
It may not have any fancy or 'modern' features like video messaging or a camera, but it does, in my opinion have simple-to-use functions and is easy to use for texting and calling, which is most important to me.
The phone itself is about 4 inches long and the casing on mine is pale blue and grey with silver buttons that are joined to each other in rows. The phone is slightly more sophisticated (and nicer-looking, in my opinion) than the 3310, but is essentially the same phone with just a few improvements.
Texting is easy, and like others Nokia phones Ive seen, when writing a text, you can choose 'predictive' text where it makes the words for you as you type - but this can be quite annoying! You can also choose from a menu from inserting smilies, symbols/punctuation, and phone numbers to add to your text message before you send it to someone.
You can also set up a call list, as with all mobiles, of your important numbers of friends or family so you can access them quickly for calling or texting. Under the 'Message' section all the text messages you receive are stored in the inbox and texts you send are kept in the outbox. You can also view templates, pictures and smilies in this section for use in text messages.
Other sections similar to this on the phone include 'Call Register', 'Profiles', 'Downloads', 'Applications', which are good to have on a mobile, but I haven't had the need to use these as such. On 'Settings' you can access all the available Ringtones you have to use on your phone (and there are quite a lot!), including tone volumes and text message alert tones, as well as Time Settings, Call Settings, Phone Settings, and Security Settings.
There's also the Games that are available on Nokia phones and these include Snake 2, Space Impact, Bantumi, and Bumper; I have played these a few times and they're okay to play. You can also download games from other sources, but I doubt I'd use this feature. There are also other useful features such as an alarm, a calculator, and you can also programme the date and time into the phone.
The one main drawback with this phone is that it is now fairly obsolete, and may be hard to find in some mobile phone shops if you wish to still purchase this make. I bought this as part of a T-Mobile package, which wasn't my first choice of network for a mobile phone, but the text messages are cheaper at 10p each; however calls can be as much as 30p per minute to any other network.
Overall, I think the Nokia 3410 is a really good phone, and I managed to buy mine for about £24.99 which is about £10 less than what price I'd seen it for in a few places before I finally bought it. The phone came in a box with instructions manual, an E-Top-up card, and charger. I had to put the various parts of the phone such as case, battery and SIM card together and then charge the phone before I could use it. It also did not come with any top-up already on it.
It is a worthwhile purchase if you're after a simple phone that is easy to send texts from; on the downside, the 3410 make may be obsolete and less desirable than another, more up-to-date phone model. But like I said, it is easy to use as with most Nokia phones, and I would highly recommend this phone if that's pretty much all you require in a mobile phone.
Thanks for Reading! :-)
Update: Just thought I'd update my review to tell you that this phone is now only £29.99!! What a great bargain!
I've never been a person to have a contract phone as the phone company is lucky if I spend £10 in 3 months. My first phone was a Motorola Montreal (One2One), the I went on to a Siemen's C12 (BT Cellnet), then it was a Nokia 5146 (One2One/T-Mobile), and the latest my Nokia 3410 (T-Mobile). This had to be the phone which i've had the longest (over 2 years now).
I got rid of my first phone because it seriously did look like a brick and was quite hard to use. The second, I had only a few months and sold it to one of my friends, and then the Nokia 5146 fell from a height too many times and ended up breaking so I had to look for a new one. The first time I got my Nokia 5146, the Nokia 3410 was just new out and I really wanted one without an aeriel. When that one broke, I got the 3410.
I have no idea what the difference is between the 3410 and the 3330 or 3310 because they look exactly the same but the 3410 has the noticable difference of it's buttons joined up. This can actually be quite annoying if you are looking to buy a new cover because the covers are mostly for 3330/3310 although there are the occassional ones which are compatible with all three.
I got this phone for my Christmas 2002 which meant my money I was to receive was significantly lower than my sisters. The phone at that time costed £69.99 from Argos because it wasn't a contract one. I got the phone a few weeks before so started playing with it until mum took it off me and wrapped it up.
The first and third phones I received came in a big box with a smaller one within it containing the phone and its charger etc. but this one only came with the small box. The box has in huge letters across it T-MOBILE as they had not long since changed from One2One.
Anyway, this phone is still going strong and is still in excellent condition, even though I don't treat it that well. You have the ability to physically customise it by changing its covers (usually costs about £7). I haven't bothered to buy any for mine since I have several from my old phone which I keep giving to my dad for him to change the look of his phone (Nokia 5146).
What you get: Within the box, there is a charger, the phone, the battery, the simcard, the e-top up card, (not sure if there was a handsfree in mine), and bits of paper/books telling you the PIN and PUK numbers, Conditions of use and of course, the user guide.
Safety Warnings: Of course with mobiles there are a number of things you should and should not do e.g. It is now against the law to use your phone whilst in the drivers seat of a car, not to use it in a hospital/petrol station/planes where it could cause danger, it can interrupted with interference affecting the performance of the phone, don't try and repair the phone yourself!, don't fun it under water (or in other words - don't drop it down the toilet - It has been known to happen! OOps!).
As with other phones you can make emergency calls even if there is not a SIM card in it although that is the only number you can call. Another thing to say is - the phone has to be charged to make emergency calls!!
Speaking of charging- when you first buy the phone, the battery is flat so you do need to charge it before use. My advice to people when further charging the battery for everyday use, is to only charge it when the battery is completly flat or if this is not possible, only re-charge it a few times when half charged. If you don't wait till its charged, the battery will begin to think that that is all the space there is to charge so you will be left with a much shorter life/talk time.
Customisation: As said before, you can buy other covers etc for the phone, but if you want to internally chage it, there are a range of 'Profiles' eg. silent (where the phone doesn't make any tone noises), loud (NOTE: This is very loud!! - so don't use in a library!), and others such as discreet. You can also customise it so that you have a personal message on the screen when you first switch it on. You can have logos, picture messages, mono ringtones and even games (NOTE: check compatibility if you want to download as not all work).
What you get in the menu: First of all you have messages - here you can store up to 10 messages within the inbox and outbox. When you go to 'Write Message' you have 459/1 in the right corner - this tells you you have 459 characters left and the 1 tells you that you are sending 1 message. If you use all 459 characters you will be sending 4 messages and will be charged 40p (If using T-Mobile where text messages cost 10p). You can send text messages with different profiles (as a text message or as an e-mail etc).
Next in the menu is 'Call Register'. Here it tells you what calls have been made by you, received by you, or missed by you. Also tells you how long the total calls have been or the last call has been.
As described before you have the 'Profiles': Discreet, Loud, My Style, General and Silent. Each can be customised if you like the settings of one but decide you don't want it to vibrate etc.
Next is the 'Settings'. Here you can change your ringtone, vibrate, message tone, keypad tones, warning tones, the back light and the screen saver. You can change the time, date, call divert (voicemail, other phone), redial, speed dialing, call waiting (This still doesn't work on my phone), and if you want people to see your number - doesn't apply to text messages. Phone settings - Language: English, German, French, Italian, Dutch or Turkish. Here you can also choose your network and welcome note.. Keyguard settings allow you to protect your phone by using a PIN number. You can activate it so that it comes on only when you switch on your phone or when your phone is left idle for a langth of time - personally I find the latter VERY annoying because mine was set to 5 seconds so I had to keep re-entering the password! Then you have the chance to change your codes or restore the settings back to normal - note - you will lose the scores on games if you restore settings.
The next part of the menu takes you do Downloads. This allows you to connect through WAP and download Tones, Games or Images.
Next comes Reminders. This can be used as an alarm to remind you to do something and will beep, or can be a set of messages which remain to remind you of something until you delete them.
Games: Here you can play the games already on your phone or download more. The preset games are: Snake II, Space Impact, Bumper (Pinball), Bantumi, and Link 5.
Applications: Here you will mostlikely find the games you have downloaded although a few end up under 'Games'. On this phone you have 180kB of memory. I have downloaded 4 games and have 69kB of memory left.
Extras: Alarm clock - very handy!
There is also a calculator, stopwatch, countdown timer, ring tone composer - can be very fun!, picture editor, and screen saver. The screen savers are saved on your phone, some are animated an dif you get another you can replace the ones on the phone already.
Services: This is the WAP section. You can go to the Home page (mine is T-Zones), Bookmark any pages you want, Your service inbox, or go to a certain address. I have tried several times to check my hotmail or yahoo e-mail but this is still not possible through T-Mobile. Check your e-mail provider for more info.
Interactive - Info services where you can receive text messages for news, sport, weather, lottery, share prices and exchange rates. Text chate where you can join a chat room and chat with other people by text, Send a group text (to lots of people), Horoscopes, jokes, Virtual flirt, sports quiz, trivia quiz, Penalty 1/2 player, russian roulette and get a Huggie (Virtual pet) but I can't get this to work on my phone. All these services cost me about 25p for each message although it may differ on other providers. Then finally you have the voice services - voicemail numbers etc.
And that's it!! I have tried a lot of the services on the phone and all have been very good (except when there have been problems dealing with the companies sending stuff to the phone etc.) The reception is excellent on the phone but that just depends on what phone company you are with (T-Mobile tends to go on the blink a lot so you are left without a signal for a day or so). The battery life on mine is excellent because I always fully run it down. I have mine on constantly and it usually lasts 3 -4 days before needing recharged (only occassional use). One thing I have noticed compared to my other phones is that once the battery had run out, you are not able to put the phone back on again for a few minutes. As soon as you put it on, it will go off again which can be annoying! I don't have the actual weight or measurements but i'd guess it is about 4 inches, by 1.5 inches. Mine weighs 112g!
I want to get a new phone, just to update it but there are now a lot more out there since I got my first one and I just want a basic one (no camera etc.). If you also feel the same I would really advise you get this one as it is a basic phone with everything you will need!
Price: Updated as above - now around 29.99GBP.
I am not a technophile, just the average Joe Bloggs that has a mobile phone just in the case of an emergency, and a typical call would be Mrs Bloggs phoning me to tell me that shed run out of milk, and to stop and get some on the way home from work. The Nokia 3410 is ideal for people like me, its so easy to use and I think it must now be one of the cheapest on the market. Yes Ive stood in phone shops eyeing all the different brands and models and the conclusion Ive come to is that although some other brands may have the edge on style, Nokia in general takes a bit of beating when it comes to practicality and ease of use.
The weight of the 3410 is 114 grams and once again may be little heavier than the more up to date ones, but its not enormous and quite easily fits in pocket or handbag. I probably only spend a few minutes, and send the odd message in a day, but have found it only needs re-charging every five to six days and that seems pretty good to me. There are plenty of features on it, that is, messages, call register, profiles, settings, reminders, games, applications and other extras. The screens can also be personalised with animated screen savers. One little feature on it, the predicted messaging is something Ive never been able to master and although I know people that have, it always ends up gobbledegook when I try it.
One major plus I found with the 3410 over the 3310 and that is the less likelihood of phoning someone accidentally at the most inopportune moments, and I guess thats probably why a call, and end call button was added to the 3410. Its always a good idea though to lock the keypad when not in use.
If youre a person that wants the latest in technology this mobile isnt for you, but if youre the average Joe Bloggs its still a great little practical, easy to use mobile.
This phone can be considered good and bad at the same time so i will try and cover both perspectives. 1) from the guy that just sold his Bosch and wants a new look. the one that dosent need al the extra gadgets and just wants something simple. This phone is an improvement from the old models and as the 34 class suggests it is a personal phone. This is made to be both affordable and effective at the same time. The clip-on faces is real handy in assembly but the side clippers and the top hangers can brake rather easily with harsh conditions.A soft green light that provides medium lighting is atached below the keyboard and above the screen. The software it comes with is just nice. It's menus are animated and can give the phone a friendly look, not to mention the quick menu selection. This phone is practical and can sent SMS-es at a maximum of 400 letters. The T9 is very well implemented and writing messeges is very easy. A rather major disfuncton is the low volume speaker and in a modern city with all the sonic interference it can get to be a real pain. But this is the phone of choise for anyone that wants to get rid of their old phone. 2)from the guy that has phone experiance and switched them more often than shirts. he is used to to-notch phones with more thingy-ma-gimmicks than a NASA console. This phone launched by Nokia, a trade complany, is suposed to be a medim phone but i cant even put it as beeing low-quality. Among it's main disadvantages is the non-color screen, one type of lightening, no mp3 player, no camera, no cool games excluding the ever omni-present Snake, easy brakeing and many others. The only thing good about this phone is the clip-on faces that can really be beautyfull and a few other minor things. Suggestion: stash that money for something that can actually be worth while like a Siemens M55.