I have been very satisfied with my Nokia phone. I was looking for a phone that used either AT&T or Verizon towers and this seemed to be the phone with the best features with either service provider. I would have liked to have a fully touch-screen phone, but eh, not the end of the world…
To comment on what some of the other reviewers have said, I will say that yes, the speakerphone stinks. It is NOT very loud. But I don’t use it that much with the Bluetooth capability, so to me, not a big deal.. This phone does not come with an official Nokia user manual. It comes in a green Straight Talk box with a Straight talk manual on the phone. The manual that is provided is a bit limited in the information it gives you. This phone has a lot of capabilities that are not covered at all in the provided manual… That being said, if you’re a computer/electronics savvy person AT ALL (and I consider myself to be mediocre in this department), you can figure out what you need in just a few days of using.
There was a reviewer that says that this phone does not support Hotmail. I did not have that problem at all. On Hotmails website there are instructions on how to get Hotmail running through this phone. While this phone was not a model that was listed on Hotmails list, I tried some of the other instructions for other Nokia phones and it worked perfectly. I now get my Hotmail through my phone, no problems. I do find that other than Google searches, that many other sites are VERY slow to load but for my needs this isn’t a big deal either, but is kind of annoying.
The setup with Straight Talk was very easy and FAST. I did take another reviewers advice and have not set up my recurring payment yet, just to make sure my phone is fully activated and working well, but I will probably do that. I have had no problems with the internet, my phone service, or texting.
I like that this phone comes with a rubber cover to protect it. I like the price. So far, I am one happy customer. I would suggest that if you are not technology savvy that this phone with the limited user manual would be a pain in the butt to learn. But if you’re like me and can poke around and figure things out, and want a phone with a fair amount of options, a pretty decent camera and a reasonable price, then this might be the phone for you.
In response to the complaint about paying for a phone, I would say that even if you decide you hate the Straight Talk service and discontinue the service after six months, you haven’t lost any money. The money you save on the Straight Talk plan will offset the amount you had to spend to get this phone. So after 6 months if you continue with the Straight Talk plan, you would start saving money vs. a phone plan through another major provider that gave you a free phone. Not bad in my opinion, especially to get a phone that I love with lots of features. But if you hate Straight Talk after 6 months you can still take this phone and sign up for an AT&T plan.