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      09.09.2010 15:22
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      dated now but at the time was a very good phone

      Ahhh my first ever mobile phone. What a pleasure it was to use...not that I spoke on it much because talk time cost a fortune back in 2000 and there were few areas where I could get a reliable One to One mobile signal (or One to Noone as it quickly became known). This meant that my battery lasted ages - I could easily go three or four days between charges. I chose it because everyone else I knew had one although the cost of around £90 was a tad on the expensive side at the time.

      The phone came with all the standard features of the day - a humongous memory allowing you to store at least 10 text messages, the possibility to make and receive phone calls and an alphabetical address book (that took forever to scroll through). The one bonus feature was the first sighting of the snake game on a mobile phone - it was not very exciting but it was all we had.

      Ringtones were somewhat limited in choice - I can't remember how many there were but most of them were embarrassing, so you stuck to the same as everyone else. Also everyone ended up with the same tone for an incoming text message this meant that every time there was a 'beep beep, beep beep' on the train, half the carriage would check their phones.

      I wish that more modern phones came with a similar casing, you would have to really try hard to put a scratch in it and could throw it around without any fear of damage. I understand that it was one of the first phones to have changeable fascias and I was sucked into buying one of these....what a pity they were covered in a pathetic paint that flaked off as soon as you put the phone in your pocket alongside keys or coins

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        Nokia 5110 is a very durable mobile phone but without other good features other than call and text

        Nokia 5110 Cell Phone was my hubby's first cellphone. I think it was the first unit that made Nokia famous. It was very durable and could survive countless drops on the floor especially when he had drinking spree with his friends.

        It was sold in the market 10 years ago for the unbelievable price of about £95! There was no colored phone at that time that I knew of. It delivered superb performance when it comes to durability. It had bold letters with 4-line text display. It is a monotone type.

        *Screen: 47 x 84 Black & White
        *Networks: GSM
        *Battery: 900 mAh NiMH
        *Dimension: 48 x 132 x 31 mm


        Nokia 5110 had long talk time and battery stayed alive for days. It has external antenna that is now not pleasing to look at. But years ago, its competitive products also had external antennas so it was not a big deal at that time. Nokia 5110 Cell Phone was the most famous phone 10 years ago.

        Nokia 5110 was first released in the market in 1998, and at that time, owning a Nokia 5110 just makes anybody a somebody as it was sold at an expensive price of £95.

        It is the first mobile phone that featured the game 'Snake' and the first mobile phone that has interchangeable casing or cover.

        Just like Nokia 3310 and Nokia 8210, only the first letter of the names stored in phonebook are alphabetically arranged. He had to scroll down a lot to get to the name he was looking for.

        Though it was sold in the market at £95 ten years ago, anyone can get it online at £12.

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          20.10.2006 14:27
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          An old reliable phone, great for using in your car.

          This phone has got to be one of the oldest one on the market. And while it may not be available in your regular cell phone shop, you can still buy them on e-bay for less than £10 or if you want one that's guaranteed to be in really good working condition, you can try www.retrophone.com where they sell these for a mere £24.99. The question is, why would you want such an old, outmoded and single band phone? Well, if you're like us, perhaps you have an old hands-free unit in your car that fits this phone, and you want something inexpensive to use while driving. If so, then this is still the perfect phone.

          The fact is, I bought this model by chance, since I purchased a used car which happened to have a hands-free cradle installed and this was the model that fit that cradle. Ever since cell phones became popular, I vowed I wouldn't get one unless I could have a one of those cradles. Actually, where I live (Israel), we apparently have one of the world's highest rates of cell phones per person. We also happen to be one of the worst countries in the world in regards to road safety. Amazingly, our legal system acted quickly and make it illegal to drive while holding a cell phone (not that this stopped many people, but at least I try to be a law abiding citizen).

          That said, despite the fact that I have upgraded several times, and have a new car with its own hands-free cradle for another phone (Samsung), we still have one of these models that works perfectly. I still use it when I want to drive my husband's car (he has a Nokia 6310 and it's the same hands-free set for this phone) and for that, I simply take the extra SIM chip from my present car-only phone, and put it into our old 5110. This means we've been using this model phone for over six years and I've found it to be a good, reliable friend!

          Advantages: The body is small enough to hold comfortably in your hand, even if it is a little bit on the heavy side (compared to today's newer models). But it isn't all that terribly heavy since I've put it in my coat pocket several times and almost forgot it was there.

          The screen is large enough to make reading clear (even without my reading glasses, which I can't use while driving), and you can make the font larger on some of the options, like the phonebook, to make it even easier to read. Also, at night, the lighting on the face and keys of the phone is just enough to make it readable.

          The phonebook seems to hold more than enough numbers for the average user (but this also depends on the SIM card you have), and putting new numbers in is very easy to do. It also remembers the last eight numbers you called as well as the last five you received and last five you missed - so getting back to people is very easy. One of the best things is you can easily save a number you received or missed by just pasting it into the memory and adding a name. This is the same as my Samsung but far easier than my present Ericsson phone.

          It seems to have excellent reception even indoors and in certain tunnels. I found this to be particularly good since not long after we bought that old car, some kids in our neighborhood stole the antenna for the phone, and we didn't notice it made any difference with the phone's reception at all. And speaking of reception, when we used this as a primary phone, we always could hear people and people always could hear us - unlike the problems we had with some of the newer phones we've owned.

          Someone told me that you can't download new ring tones to this phone, but I must beg to differ. Apparently, the service they subscribe to is the problem and not the phone, and I downloaded a few for this phone over the years - even if they are monophonic. You can also set the phone to Personal Tones, Loud, Discreet, or Silent (the latter two are not recommended for use in the car). There is a cute little icon option available for the screen whose only purpose, from what I can tell, is to be able to distinguish your phone from someone else's. That was important back when everyone else had this model, but its just a bit of fun for now. This phone came with three basic games: snake, memory and logic, which used to keep me from getting bored in places like doctor's waiting rooms, for instance. Of course, today's mobile phone games are far more sophisticated, but I still miss playing logic on my regular phone.

          SMS messaging is extremely simple to use as well, but since we now use this phone only in the car, we don't use this function anymore since the card doesn't allow it (because it's the same number as the one I use outside the car. This is solely a function of the special Orange Two system SIM card).

          The battery life on this phone is amazing. It has up to 11 days on standby and up to five hours of talk time. If you use it only in your car like we do, then you'll find that it charges up every time you put it in the cradle and that means you'll probably never need to charge it or find yourself without a battery.

          Finally, I'm a natural klutz and I've dropped this phone many, many times - once from a fairly high height. Aside from a few nicks on the cover (which you can still get replacements for), the phone continued to work without any problems. So, if it can stand up to my punishment, it is a very durable phone indeed!

          Drawbacks: First of all, as mentioned before, this is a single band phone - which means you'll only be able to use it in your home country. It doesn't have any fancy WAP or bluetooth facilities, either. And as I also said before, the ring tones are monophonic so they aren't going to be fancy and you can't download MP3 songs to use with it. It also isn't a colour screen, nor does it have video or picture-taking facilities and you can't even download more games. Basically, it is a truly basic phone.

          You should know that the buttons sometimes seem stiff and are sometimes difficult to press. I find this slightly inconvenient when I'm driving. However, this isn't as much of a problem as one may think, since it does prevent keys getting pressed by accident when the phone is in your purse or while you carry it around in your hand and you forget to lock the keypad.

          Some of the functions took me a long while to learn how to use - making this not as completely user-friendly as the salesperson seemed to think it was. But I'm not stupid and I have a fairly good grasp of new technology, and eventually I was able to master whatever I needed.

          The message function has a very annoying ring to it which you can only turn down to Discreet or Silent and not change it to something pleasant. But since I don't get SMS messages on this phone anymore, this doesn't bother me.

          Finally, the biggest problem with this phone is that the screen is fairly sensitive and if you're not careful, that will be the thing that goes wrong with it first. We did have a problem with the battery getting loose over the years but slipping a piece of paper inside seems to have fixed that without paying any service charges.

          Conclusion: As you can see, the advantages far outweigh the drawbacks for this phone. Its easy to use, reliable, durable, good reception and if you have the hands-free cradle, it really is the best phone you could get to use for your car. Of course, these days everyone has all these fancy colour phones these days with cameras and downloaded MP3 ring tones and video clips and games, so if you want to use this as your main phone, you'll look pretty silly and out of touch with the times. But if you want something really basic, there's nothing you can fault this phone on - if you can find it (and apparently, you can at a very low cost indeed). Because of its age, old-fashioned functions and availability I'll only give it three stars, but still recommend it!

          Thanks for reading!

          Davida Chazan © January 2001, updated October 2006

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          This model has been discontinued by Nokia but as mentioned above can be found on e-bay as well as www.retrophone.com. The URL for this phone at that site is:
          http://www.retrofone.com/product_info.php?products_id=33 and you'll find all the specifications you need there.

          One last thing - please, remember: Please don't drive and hold your cell phone at the same time. Its dangerous, believe me. Get that docking cradle or some kind of hands-off adapter. You'll be glad you did!
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            14.10.2003 01:47
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            Well this phone used to be the phone of its time. Everyone wanted it and adverts on telly made it look like the best phone of the time, which it probably was. Nearly all my friends had one and it was reliable. But now I'd say that it is very dated, heavy and isn't the phone of the time. It doesn't have colour screen and is slow getting from place to place. The only plus I'd give it would be you can get different cover, which will hid the fact that it is dull.

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            25.04.2003 19:47
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            The Nokia 5110. The concrete block of the phone world!! Now, unlike most other people, this was not my first phone. My first phone was a sexy little number - the Mitsubishi Trium Mars. (which, btw, I have also written a review on! :p) This phone was great. It was small, light, looked good and was pretty fancy for a phone of that time. But all good things must come to an end and it did. My Trium Mars died completely within a year and a half and as my own life could not go on without a phone, I bought the Nokia 5110 off a friend for £10. Fantatsic price for a phone but this phone is sooo big and heavy! (Hence my affectionate name of 'the breeze block'). There are advantages to this phone though as I have found out as it has classic games such as snake, it has the conventional and much much needed texting and phone call options (Oh the possibilities!!), it has an alarm clock which I would not be able to live without and can store 100 numbers. The best thing about this phone though is its durability (I think thats a word! :s) as I have found out in many drunken nights where I somehow manage to throw the phone halfway across a pub! Well, I've gotta save my drink haven't I??? :) I just thought I should come on here and write a trubute to the Nokia 5110 as I'm getting a new phone this weekend and the success of this one has led me to choose another Nokia, just one that is a bit smaller!!

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              "Evolution of Communication?" Communication is the essence of our life and at least 100 times I must have spoken in most of my reviews some way or the other. I remember the Fat-boy slim?s Video, ? Right-here-right-now? wherein you can see the different stages of evolution mankind has gone through. Similarly, who knew that Graham Bell?s communicating innovation would takes us to a different lead of time. Whether we are here or in future, communication has progressed and that too with leaps and bounds, who would have thought that I would be talking to a friend of mine from middle of the road stuck up in a traffic or stuck up in the middle of an Amazon jungle with a satellite phone in my hand. Yes, that?s true world has just come too close and we have become more like animals that are always communicating with each other in some way or the other. "My first Cell Phone?" --------------------- Their was a time when Cell phones was just luxury and it was really treated as something very important. I would have never imagined a student sitting in a classroom with a cell phone (Which is actually not good). The entire cell phone thing was very expensive and I remember my company paying 16Rs per minute for Outgoing charges and I remember having a TV remote control in my hand. OopS!! Sorry, that was my first cell phone Motorola, which could have been used like a TV remote being so bulky and ugly. But then their came a revolution called Nokia , which swept the entire Cell phone world like anything, ?the people who got the Human technology so close us?. Hence, my most adorable, beautiful girl was my Nokia 5110. This Nokia 5110 was given as a gift by my company for achieving my target, and since then, my girl friend never left me, till I met some one really very hot, her younger sister Nokia 8250. Hence, want to know more about my Ex-girlfriend then will meet you after this small social message. ? Smoking i
              s Injurious to Health?Avoid Smoking and not only can you save your life but also 10 other lives around you from TB & Cancer?? "About my Ex-GF?s Parents?Nokia " ---------------------------------- Nokia is the leading mobile communication company, which is helping the consumer with its human technology and its user-friendly products. Nokia has been doing various break through right from the year 1865, but their biggest advancement happened in the year 1987, when GSM was the talk of the town and they took a technological breakthrough to create the wire-free world people are increasingly demanding today. Since that time Nokia has never looked back and have always given the world the best product. No doubt they have achieved various milestones as far as getting awards are concerned. Headquartered in Finland, Nokia is a public company listed on the world?s major stock exchange. Nokia has sales in over 130 countries and employs more than 60,000 people worldwide. In 1999, Nokia sales accounted for more than 67% of the total mobile sales world over. I thinks, that?s enough about the parents, otherwise everybody will be interested in knowing more about their parents than their Daughter which made them proud world over. "My Ex-GF?Nokia 5110" -------------------- The first look of it made me feel like having this cell phone where ever I go, the sleek looks, the light weight all made me want this Girl friend more and more. "The Features of my Girlfriend are as follows?" ----------------------------------------------- Before I go ahead, with the features another social message for you? AIDS?: Multiple Choice can lead you to Multiple Problems? "My Girlfriend has to be beautiful?" --------------------------------- My Girlfriend likes to be dressed in different color hence, it has got the wardrobe called Xpress-onTM front and
              back Colour Covers3 that are easy to change with no tools required. "She is Intelligent?" ------------------- If she has to be my Girlfriend then she has to be intelligent, hence this smart Girl has got all the latest features for your help. Its got the Smart NaviTM Key that??s easy to learn and even easier to use. Open the Phone Book, answer a call, and take a message. One button does it all! So you get complete control without any hassle. This Navi key is a trademark, which no other cell phone manufacturer can use it for a long..long time. "Is she Dumb...(Network Coverage)" --------------------------------- She is definately not dumb and deaf, because the Network coverage and reception is of top class. When other cell phones used to fail, my Sweetheart use to on and on and on...Life long... "Some Extra Makeup she wears are?" --------------------------------- 1. She comes with a SMS (Short Message Service) and data transmission, which has become like an hour of the day. SMS is another short revolution which has happened and for which pages can be written. 2. Calculator with Currency Converter to keep yourself really well organized so that you are always ready for your Dollar Exchange J 3. The Call Management Features like Calling Line Identification, Call Divert and Call Waiting. 4. Its got the most important thing for a business person like me, who doesn?t need to carry his alarm clock everywhere because Nokia 5110 comes with an alarm. 5. If you are bored or stuck up in traffic and you have forgotten your walkman or your book then don?t worry, if you like to make the snake swirl or if you have good logic brain or you have good memory then 5110 gives you 3games which can keep you busy (Sometimes it do gets boring.) 6. You can download some operator?s logo, but sadly you can?t download new ring tones or screensav
              ers. (Which is the only sad thing, but can?t get everything in this world.) 7. If you liked Charlie?s Angel Nokia tune then you have got, apart from that you have other standard ring tones. "How much does my Ex-GF Weighs?" -------------------------------- She weighs? Weight: 143g Size: 132mm x 47.5mm x 31mm "How much time can she talk with me?(Battery Time)" --------------------------------------------------- I have the Slim 900mAh Li-ion Battery and it gives me talk time of 3 to 5hrs. Some social Message again?. ? Drinking Driving, can lead you only to Hell? "Is she rugged?" ---------------- My beauty is also very rugged, because I really don?t know how many times she must have fallen from my hand. Even once she fell in a bucket full of water but poor thing survived. "Accomplishments?" ------------------ Nokia 5110, received the Six Sigma award for Quality in the year 1997. Hence, that say?s it all about my Ex-GF who is the Miss Six Sigma Cell Phone 1997 "Why she left me?" ------------------ She didn?t leave me, I had to leave her for her sister because she gave more features and she was really good looking. My 5110 didn?t have the Wap, which became a very important part of my daily life. Sadly, now Nokia, have stopped the production of the most reliable and the most stable cell phone I ever had. ©Asyis ?2002

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                22.01.2002 19:32
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                This phone was bought for my step daughter, who is 14 years old. Her father and I decided, that she could have one, after listening to a year of moaning, because we kept saying, she was too young. We didn't want to spend an absolute fortune on a first phone, but she wanted a Nokia. As far as I am aware, they no longer make this phone, due to all the new ones being mass produced. We had a bit of trouble getting our hands on one, but in the end we managed. This phone is very sturdy and practical. Compared to others, you might think it a little bulky, and a little heavier. Don't let this put you off. The keys are easily accessible and nicely spaced out. This helps when text messaging, as I find on other phones I tend to catch the wrong key. It doesn't happen with this one though. The Phones Features. *Phone book. This phone allows you to store up to 250 names and numbers. *Messages. This is for your text messages and for your voice mail messages. *Call register. This feature allows you to view, last number dialled, received calls, missed calls, and you can then erase them. *Settings. Here you can adjust your phones settings. The language, the network selection and your welcome note. *Call divert. Here you can divert all your calls to another number. You can also divert to your answering service. You can divert when you are, busy, switched off, out of range or when you don't answer. *Games. This phone comes with three games supplied on it. These are memory, snake and logic. *Calculator. Ideal for if you are on the move and don't have one. *Clock. Here you can set the clock, date and alarm. *Tones. Here you can select your ring tone, adjust volume, select from ringing, discreet and loud, switch your warning tones on or off, and adjust your game tones. This phone will accept logos. Providing more than just a blank screen to look at. You can only ha
                ve one at one, but you can change them as much as you like. I also like the touch of a welcome note. When you first switch your phone on, a note appears. You can change it ant time you like. We put merry Christmas on it for our daughter. I like this phone. It is practical and still offers more for the younger generation. Saying this, it would suit anyone of any age. If you are looking for a first phone, i would recommend this one. The instruction manual is easy to read and understand, and although there is a lot to take in, it is very easy to use. You can also buy facias for this phone. Front ones only though. Flashing aerials are also available for this phone.

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                31.08.2001 05:46
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                Orange - All Mouth And With Trousers! FORGET! one2one FORGET! btcellnet FORGET! vodaphone REMEMBER ORANGE! Orange - pay as you go is the mobile phone for everyone with 30 ringtones, 3 games, text messaging, 100 names and numbers, caculator and changeable covers!!! my dad gave me the phone because he was getting a new one from the on if I haven't got my phone I feel completley lost! This phone is sutible for nearly everyone but not very helpful if you travel the world! But the service would benifit people who are: 1) posy people as the can show of their phone covers 2) people who need something to fiddle with 3) people who have a lot of friends so they can make the most of 100 names and numbers memory! I've found Orange very realiable but only in th UK I went to spain on holiday and couldn't make any phone calls! The Nokia 5110 is a smashing little phone. It's sleak, its every thing that a basic phone needs. I bought the Nokia 5110 last September and it was the best phone I've ever had! I have had a great experience with this phone. You get a signal pratically everwhere and it lets you choose you own off peak times! Da good bits: .Cheap - Cheap to buy and cheap to keep! .Easy to use Not hard to get used to or make call, change options,etc. .Got games - It has 3 games, snake,memory,and logic. There are 9 different levels for each games. .Got load'sa ringtones - It had about 30 ringtones and had many new ones including, Haribo Theme tune, kick and Mozart! .got a calculator - This stylish phone is also good for the thick-ooosss out there as it has a built in calcultor! .Changable front covers - There are hundreds of different front covers you could put on this phone, from, Leapard Sripes to Purple Ronnie! .....Da Bad Things! . You cannot recieve any ringt
                ones from the internet or when you ring up. But you can recieve operator logos. .It cannot be used abroad. This phone is very good for 1st time phone buyers! This phone should be used by people who want a cheap reliable service and want a good quality mobile phone.

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                  I can honestly say this is the best little phone I have ever owned. To be perfectly fair I am not a phone connoisseur, but I do know what makes a phone useful and easy to use. I have had my Nokia 5110 for about a year now and it has been a lifesaver for me. Not being a technical whiz I often have trouble with electronical products (I am one of those people who, by the time I have worked out how to set the video, the film has already finished) but I have had no trouble using this phone. Everything is so easy to follow. For example, adding a phone book entry you basically follow the on screen information and your done. The only other buttons on the phone besides the number/letter buttons are cancel, menu and the directional keys, which are all pretty self-explanatory adding to the simplicity of the phone. But I don’t just like this phone because its easy to use, its also a very handy size. I find that some of the newer models despite having more games and gimmicks are a little too chunky for my liking. I think the 5110 makes a good first mobile for anyone and is also good for young people as it can be quite trendy, with is changeable covers and variety of ring tones. Unfortunately with this Nokia you cannot order new ring tones, but you can get a logo for the screen, and I think the variety of tones already in the phone is fairly ample for the majority of us! It has enough functions such as call diversion, calculator, SMS, call register (missed calls, dialled calls, received calls), clock and of course games to keep any normal phone user quite happy. Another big advantage of the 5110 is can be purchased on all networks and as a pay as you go phone. It’s still also fairly cheap especially in comparison with all the new fancy models. In my eyes this phone may seem a little out of date, but it has kept up better than a lot of other phones, which have now been long forgotten. I still know plenty
                  of people using the Nokia 5110 and they have no intentions of upgrading or selling them of in the near future. They are still hip, they are still groovy and above all they still work!!!

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                    The old bird still has life in it yet!! This op is my 21st birthday op so I want this opinion to be godlike. It is about the 5110 which is my current mobile phone. Although now pushing the years it is still a very good phone. As you get the name nokia you get the main mobile phone company. I have already done a small op on the phone but I now want to do I big op. And this one is only about the 5110. Looks My nokia 5110 is quite nice looking phone. The dimensions are 150mm (h), 45mm (w), 27mm (l) and its 128mm(h without aerial). This worked out that the phone is around 180 cm3. This means that by today’s standard it is pretty big by today’s standard. It does have a aerial but it is not to big, only a few centimetres. The other good thing about this phone is that you can get express on covers. I have two coves and I switch between the two depending on my mood. I have one with a lightning storm on the front and I have another with the West Ham united badge on it. I am a devout West Ham supporter. The West Ham case has a flip down a front on it but this does not work very well. You can think you are someone of Star Trek “beam me up Scottie”. Taking all these pieces of information into account I have to give the 5110 a 8/10 Practicality The next area I will look at is practicality. So is this a phone or is it a status symbol. It was a status symbol when it first came out but as technology has advanced it has gone from the stage of being very popular to being not popular. I feel I my phone is very practical. It can hold up to 100 phone numbers. I have only managed to use 72 of these. The weakness is in the storage of texts. It can only hold 10 and as soon as you want to keep some you well end up deleting them.. Taking the fact that it can only hold 10 text messages I can only give it a 7.5/10 The 5110 is lade with gadgets. It has many different gadgets from a clock t
                    o a calculator. There is also the world renowned game called snake what score can you get? There is also a pairs game and a mastermind game. There are 30 tones on 5110. These will range from classic tones like Fuga and Charleston to well know tunes like the haribo tune and the trigger-happy T.V jingle. There is almost a way to work out who was the last person you called. You can also find out how long you have talked on your phone. This is quite a good feature so you can tell who you last called and check if any one has been messing with your phone. So it is jam packed with gadgets and tone so it will have to get a decent 9/10. Ease of use Nokia phone have always been easy to use they have had a menu button and a up and down scroll button. The menus lead to the following areas: 1. Phone book 2. Messages 3. Call register 4. Settings 5. Call divert 6. games 7. Calculator 8. Clock 9. Tones. and these all have there own sub-menus. There is also shortcuts like if you press menu the 6 you will got to games. When you press the down button straight away you can get to your phonebook. Then pick a letter then press its corresponding number. I.e. if I wanted to phone tom I would press down then the number 8. It is very simple. I would give it 10/10 as this is the easiest phone to use in the market. Overall I would give my nokia 5110 a 9/10 it is cheap and cheerfull. But it is starting to push the years. Well done Nokia on a great Bench mark phone Chris

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                      07.07.2001 06:09
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                      This phone is one of the oldest and most successful Nokia phones ever. It weighs 170grams and has games and interchangeable back and front covers, which allow you to personalise your phone. It’s also very cheap to buy on both contract and pay as you go; I personally wouldn’t recommend it to anyone on a contract as there are far better offers with other phones available on the market right now. It’s an easy to use phone and has fairly standard features. One disappointment is that it does not have vibration alert.

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                        01.07.2001 20:42

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                        It was essentially a good good purchase at the time but as time goes on so does technology. - Advantages: It is big and therefore it is hard to leave behind anywhere. - Disadvantages: It is a bit out of date and therefore less fashionable and stylish because of new models.

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                        I recently lost my nokia 3210 whilst out getting drunk. This was a complete disaster for me as it had all my contacts stored on it and was also a contract phone. I got a replacment simcard for my number and set about getting a new handset. As i have been using a product called fusion one, which allows the user to synchronise address books from phone to pc, I needed the handset to be Nokia. My local second hand shop had a Nokia 5110 without a sim for £20 which seemed about the right price to me so I bought it. The handset seems to have all the same features as the Nokia 3210 except the ability to download new ringtones. I found the buttons need a bit more of a push than most of its succesors.Awkward for playing snake although handy if, like me, you are always accidentally pressing buttons unintentionally. It is a good size for fitting in your pocket but not so small that the handset is difficult to navigate as seems to be the trend with 'tiny' phones. The quality of reception seems steady and stable. This can be increased by keying in codes but this is at the expense of the battery charge life. The battery itself seems to hold a charge for several days (shorter with heavy use of course). Not too heavy and takes only a short time to fully charge.It seems to drain rather rapidly when connecting to the internet for my laptop computer. Data transfer rates are slow <9,600 as a modem> but that is to be expected with these older phones. The Nokia 5110 is what is known as a 'dumb' phone. This means that it has no actual modem built into it, Therefore you must use software to 'emulate' a modem <please note this is for datacable usage>.The software is expensive but can be found on various sites. All in all a handy phone with plenty of usefull features, simple to use, and inexpensive too ! If you are into handset customisation there are thousands of different fascias available which are easily changed
                        . Also you can customise the logo with ease <soon available on my website, hopefully. for now use www.boltblue.co.uk for 1 free logo a day>. I would recommend this handset to just about anyone for ease of use and practicality. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Update Just to clarify my last statement I should tell you that Henry (my 5yr old son) now also owns a nokia 5110 on orange so he can afford to call his mum and she can afford to call him more often (she is on orange and to call cross networks costs a packet). And he seems to be getting on fine with it. He cant beat me at snake yet though !!!!!!

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                          24.05.2001 16:41
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                          I felt I had to write about my experiences with the Nokia 5110. I know it's a bit out of date now, but just in case anyone was thinking of buying this phone second-hand. When my boyfriend got his Nokia 5110 I thought it was the greatest thing! Two months later I just had to buy my own. I got a pay as you talk package from Vodafone which at the time cost around 80 pounds. I was so pleased with my new phone and enjoyed the novelty of sending messages to my friends and playing the games especially snake! However not very long after I got it my phone had a little accident- I dropped it into a toilet!!!!! It was clean, otherwise I wouldn't have fished it out again, but ever since it's been a bit broken! My phone frequently switches itself off and doesn't respond when the on button is pressed. The screen also fades out a lot. Fair enough this is my own fault as the phone was immersed in water and even though it's under guarantee they couldn't fix it. My boyfriend's phone also does strange things but nothing has happened to it. His also switches itself off and has a fading screen. Several of my friends have had similar problems with their Nokia 5110s so it must be a fault within the phones. Here are what I think to be the main good and bad points of Nokia 5110s- weigh them up and decide yourself. Next time I think I'll go for something different. Pros: -many features including games! -easy to use -not too bulky -looks good -interchangable covers in a range of different colours Cons: -switches itself off for no reason -screen starts to fade after a while -a bit bigger than the models around now -accessories are expensive

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                            I bought the 5110 a while ago and have enjoyed using it from day one. It is a good size - not too big to be a dubbed a 'brick' and not too small to get lost up yer own anal passage. It has a great and easy to use menu with loads of cool features - games, calculator, tones etc. The 5110 is pretty customisable - you can change the front cover, change the colour of the keypad, you can change the Operator logo on the phone to whatever you want. You can buy different size batteries for it too - at the moment I have the 'Ultra Slim' one and it improves the life and look of phone, the standard battery is absolutely fine as well. The battery is the same size as the one on the 6210 and 7110. If you are thinking about getting your first phone then the 5110 is perfect, the 3210 is also an option if u want something a little slimmer and newer.

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                          There are many ways to express yourself. Whether it's in what you say, the way you live, or in the choices you make. They all say something about you as an individual. But until now, your mobile phone has been an area of rebellion. No longer. With the Nokia 5110, you can express yourself the way you want to. Be as free as you want. Up to 11 days of standby time using a standard battery gives you lots of freedom to roam between charges. Say just what you want. Up to 5 hours of talk time gives you plenty of time to get your message across. Show off the way you want. Nokia Xpress-on covers let you change your phone's looks to suit your mood and style whenever you want. Use your phone as you want. Send short messages, save names and numbers, select a new ringing tone - all with the press of a single key, the Nokia Navi key. So, how do you want to express yourself? Whenever you're in the mood to express yourself, just snap on the Nokia 5110 Xpress-on cover of your choice and change the look of your Nokia 5110 in mere seconds.