Touch or Qwerty?
After much online research, and pestering many fellow bus travellers of a younger generation, I decided that the Blackberry was overpriced, and the whizzy touch screen models were either too cheap and tacky, or receiving mixed reviews.
I was tempted perhaps only by the Samsung Genio and the HTC wildfire models.
In the end, I settled for the Q type but in a modern phone. Many friends recommended the Nokia C3, and this has proved to be the real deal.
Easy to set up.Not too gimmicky. If you dislike Facebook, Twitter etc, just switch them off.The direct online access integrates smoothly with hotmail and googlemail, and once I switched off predictive texting, this was fine and dandy.The keyguard function is good, the screen is a good size,and the qwerty keys are neither too small, chunky, or loose plastic. Just right in fact. If I have only one quibble at this early stage, is the limited style range of ring tones supplied as standard. Definitely aiming for the younger market. Easily solved of course by a download, or just switching to silent mode.
Take time checking out reliable sellers on Ebay,make sure the box contains everything including charger,extra memory card,new sim etc. Then the right seller found, a fair price can be had, undercutting the high street shops.
I am very happy with the new phone, and the seller was an ideal contact, friendly and helpful.
So, a big yes to the Nokia C3. Hope it lasts me a good 4 or 5 years on PAYG.
And another success story for Ebay buying and selling.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Simple and easy to use all you require & more probably !
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
I purchased this phone recently and I love it ! it's so easy to use. If like me you don't like or fancy touch screen, internet browsing phones then this is for you, it does connect to the www easily, the camera's not fantastic but I usually carry one with me so problem solved, media music player is small & shouts loud so when docked it's great. I wasn't sure of qwerty but predictive text is history and actually a pain to use on this model, Nokia have produced a simple to use updated phone with everything installed if you want it. It's reasonably priced new but I opted for second hand incase I didn't like it but I do !! not sure how it compares to others as I always have nokia and keep it simple, I like technology but have a laptop for www.
The Nokia C3 is a fantastic mobile phone, it is a user friendly mobile, that also allows you to connect to a wifi network (be it your own or one such as BT Openworld) Texting is wasy as well, no more having to press the same key a few times to get the letter of your choice, as the C3 has a standard qwerty keyboard on it.
The display of the phone is easy to see, and it is also easy to navigate around the workings of the phone.
It is well worth getting one of these mobiles, I think they are avaliable on most networks (if not all)
My rating for the Nokia C3 is 'Excellent'