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I've bought this phone after I lost my Samsung Star, (2010 May). It was much cheaper and I heard that the using it was very simple (and that's true) and I decided to buy it. I'm quite happy with it, as I didn't expect a lot from it.
First of all, using it is very simple, phone has all basic functions. This phone doesn't have a lot of memory, but MicroSD is cheap. The battery of it is very good (at least for me), I can use it up to 4 days without recharging.
On the other hand, I was quite dissapointed with sound of it, I like listening music with phone and the quality was worse than most other phones, so if you want aphone for music I wouldn't recommend this phone to you.
All in all, if you want a simple and cheap phone with good battery and all basic funtions, but not for music, internet and e-mails, I honestly think this is good solution for you.
I've had this phone going on for 3 years and so now that the potential shine has come off it that might skew my views, I decided it was time for me to give a fair and honest review. I had a job getting this phone after huge arguements with O2 that I wanted a new phone and didnt care that I wasn't on a massive tarriff - I had always had a new phone every year so didnt consider this any difference. Anyway after threatening to leave the service they gave it to me anyway.
The phone meets the specifications I always look for in a phone - its a flip phone, it has large buttons that you dont have to press with your nails and it's a nokia. The design is sleek with a screen on the front that blends in with the front of the phone and and gentle tap will show you the time. To open the phone there is a button at the side that quickly flips it open and at times this occasionally gets stuck meaning you have to do it manually. On some of these phones I have heard from some people that this function broke after the first 3 months but mine is fine and has been for 3 years.
Inside the phone it has the usual features such as radio, mp3, camera with flash and self portrait mode, couple of games and internet. I dont really use these features as I usually just use them for calling and texting but they are up to a good standard the few times when I chose to use them. The menu system is slightly confusing as considering the contact list and text messaging would be the most popular choice the selector is always on the gallery icon and you have to scroll up to get to the contacts etc. You can stop this by getting your hot keys sorted out but it annoys me that you have to bypass this main menu. When making a call the sound is clear and can be put on speakerphone which is always a useful feature.
The most annoying thing about the phone is the battery life, my last phone didnt have to be charged for literally a whole week this one you're lucky if you get three days and for someone like me that isnt connected to my phone all the time I often find that it's on its last legs and just about to bleep at me to tell me to recharge. However with most modern phones now battery life is poor due to the amount of features that are crammed in there so I dont see this as a flaw with the phone more a flaw with phones in general. General wear and tear is good and I haven't managed to scratch or chip it once - I buy flip phones mainly because I scratch normal phones really badly
The phone still holds up after 3 years and I suggest that if you're interested in a phone that isn't a smart phone get it, it really is one of the best flip phones out there.
As a potential buyer, I would imagine the first thing that draws you to this phone would be the innovative fold function, and the sleek looks. Look beyond this however, and you will find a phone that is brimming with features and function for all but the most demanding of users.
As with every Nokia I have ever used, the simplicity and ease of use of the phone is wonderful: even the most technical of settings are easy to find, and for everything the average user needs, well you need look no further than the initial menu. It is also very aesthetically pleasing, both the physical object, and the aforementioned user interface. For more involved users it is possible to customize the menus and hotkeys (and sounds, appearance, etc) to a much greater degree than I expected.
The camera on the phone is nothing special, but for those quick moments when you don't have your regular camera ready it suffices, though in low light the image quality really suffers. Other useful features include Nokia Maps, which for me in the UK is a pretty comprehensive road atlas and has helped me out many dozens of times, though it is not something that you could use to navigate in real time with: you need to plan ahead, though when on foot it is very very useful. The music based services are also very good, and the only weak link is the headset/headphone accessory, which I find to be sub-standard.
There are drawbacks however: the software is prone to crashing, though I have never lost any data as a result. Also, the back cover has begun to come loose, and the navigation key is beginning to split. However, I am a pretty rough user of phones, and it has taken more knocks and falls than I can remember. Given that it is still working 17 months down the line I cannot complain. Overall I would recommend this phone to any user, save for the most demanding of people.
I have had this Nokia 6600 phone since March 2009 and am very happy with it.It is one of the best phones i have owned.I havent had any problems with it.I would certainly recommend it to anyone.Well done Nokia.
I got this phone three months ago. Overall its an excellent phone in many ways, but the designers have forgotten some of the basics. Positives: small, sturdy, easy to understand menu, the display on the front of the phone lights up when you tap it, and the button on the left side flips it open gracefully. It also has a good battery life, I can go a few days if necessary before it dies. Negatives: There is no volume button on the outside of the phone! Which is incredibly annoying. Also, I've had trouble figuring out how to change the volume, I've got it now so it rings if Im called but buzzes if Im texted, and I've given up trying to sort it out. And whoever designed the features forgot that some of us have a need for multiple alarms- there is only one alarm available, and you can't name it.
I would cautiously recommend this phone.
I have an N95 but I wanted something less bulky & simple to use & a phone you can text with!. The `6600 Fold` fits the bill. Stunning on the outside & inside. The keypad is lush, especially compared to the N95! The specs are low compared to a N95, think 6280ish but 100 times better looking & the keypad is similar but miles better on the fold. The radio & mp3 are excellent sound quality, decent calender & alarms, wonderful Nokia ease of use, with the usual Nokia apps supplied. Bluetooth works as expected. I hope that Nokia stick with this design & keep developing and making new models in the future. `Touch` screen phones are becoming all the rage, dirty finger prints & scratched main screens dont appeal to me, with a flip phone your screen is always clean. This is an excellent phone, enjoy it, buy it.
I Love this phone! I had 4 Motorola V3i phones before this and it took me a long time to find something I prefered, but this 6600 Fold has it all in a stylish package.
However.. I do have a problem! After only 2 months of daily but light use, the square black section of the navigation butten has cracked and will need replacing. I took it to Nokia and they refused to replace it because they say it is physical damage and not covered by warranty! This phone has never been dropped or mistreated in any way and I believe that the button must has been faulty in manufacture and maybe had a hairline crack from new that is now getting worse with use. True that Nokia (and you) only have my word that I did not damage the key, but even so, some good will on Nokia's behalf would not have gone amiss here. My battle with Nokia over this will continue!
Otherwise I can not fault this phone and one big advantage for me over the Motorola is that the delivery reports function when sending texts can be set ON for all messages, on The V3i it is required to request a report for each individual text sent.
I do dot use half the features, like the mp3 player althought I have tried it and it is excellent.
My rating? Phone 100% - Nokia service - could do much better!
One member of my family owns this phone and i have to say that i think Nokia has hit gold. The nice sleek and slim look with a nice flip up works in harmony with usual Nokia sensible and smartness. The sensibleness of Nokias is that everything is so easy to do and you can just do what you want without anything complicated happening. For example the easy texting, phoning and just makes phone more simple for people that do not like complex gadgets.As you hold in your hand it fits perfectly and isn't one of thoss big bulky bricks of a phone, but a nice light one that can easily fit in your back pocket for example. Now, it can cost quite a chunk of money on pay as you go, but on contract it normally comes free with contracts around £25 a month.In my viewe i think that it is practical, sensible and very good looking. What more can you want from a phone? Probably in the top 10 if not 5 of Nokia's best ever mobile phones. Easy to hold, easy to use very simple. Texting is quick and easy with no having to change all the settings in a complex way. just genius.
After looking endlessly for a new phone as my contract was due for renewal at the end of the month I came accross the new nokia 6600 fold and liked it straight away.
I have always liked folding phones as cannot seem get on with these sliding phones and nokia has always been a firm favourite of mine so for me it was a win win situation. Once ordered it arrived the following day by courier.
I was with 3 and did look to go with a different company but in the end I found that 3 was giving the best offer for this phone so decided to stay with them.
My contract is for 18 months and I chose the 300 mix and match which gives me 300 minutes, I then decide how I would like them so I chose to have 250 anytime minutes and 50 texts per month. If you want more in your package you can choose the higher bands but for me the package deal suited my needs.
The price for my deal is £17.62 per month for as long as my contract but if you have insurance then it goes up to £24.46, if you want a higher deal then the price will increase. There are also extra's you could go for if you wish ie: internet max if you would like to access the internet.
My new phone comes in a choice of two colours either black or purple so I decided to go for the purple one as it had a bit more about it and it is a bit more feminine. The back of the phone is a deep purple but the front starts off silver and slowly grows to the purple colour with a beautifull high sheen to it.
When the phone arrived the contents included a black velvet bag to keep the phone in, a charger, headphones with spare ear pieces, usb port adapter, bluetooth adapter.
The phone itself is very stylish and has a gentle gliding open and close mechanism and is a deep purple colour inside, it has a 2.0 megapixel camera with dual flash, music player, fm radio, video calls, loudspeaker, video player, voice dial, wap browser, bluetooth, mp3 and installed memory card
As I open the phone the main page gives you a choice of radio, music player or menu, the first two speek for themselves so I will go to the menu which gives you:
Web: Once in this you can go into settings for browsing the web.
Media: This choice gives you your camera, video, music player, radio, voice recorder, equaliser and stereo widening so you can change whatever you wish to suit your music taste.
Settings: This gives you all the various settings on the phone and internet that you need, just set them to what you require.
Applications: This gives you games, converter, world clock and memory card storage.
Messaging: All your messaging needs for texts and e-mails.
Gallery: This section is for all your stored music files, images, video clips, themes, graphics and ringtones.
Organiser: This has an alarm clock with snooze settings, calendar, to-do-list, notes, calculator, stop watch.
Contacts: Keeps all your names and numbers.
Log: Stores all your numbers called, recieved or missed.
Maps: This is a great little service that means you will never get lost again just type in address and it shows you the way on the map.
EA games: more games for you to access.
When I close the phone again the time appears on the top as though through the phone and then dissapears, if I need to know the time again I just need to tap the phone gently twice and it magically re appears again.
I am very happy with the phone and love the simplicity of it, as with anything new I cannot stop looking at it and going into all the various sections and really enjoy being able to play the games and have the music playing at the same time. As for the music the sound is brilliant and very clear, I have already downloaded some music and set them as my ringtone and message alert, I have also found that the battery lasts quite a long time, I use my phone as an alarm clock so it is on all the time and I find I only need to charge every other day just to keep it topped up.
I would recommend this phone to anyone and hope you love it as much as I do, maybe the package is not for everyone but there are so many to choose from and if you go through a cashback site you could get a nice extra bonus at the same time.