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.
44 of 44 people found this review helpful.
Nokia C3 mobile
I am very please with my new phone and love it, it is so easy to use and i love the colour and the back protector that came with it, i think i got it a reasonable price as they are nearly £100 new so yes i am very pleased with my product.
I decided to buy this item as i fancied a change from my other phone and wanted to go back to nokia and the fact that it is pink was a bonus.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
EXCELLENT PHONE GEAT COLOUR , VERY COOL AND EASY TO USE
LOVE THIS PHONE , LOOKS LIKE A BLACKBERRY YET HALF THE PRICE IN A GREAT BRIGHT PINK COLOUR AND EASY TO USE, A REAL GOOD BARGAIN FOR THE PRICE AND YES EASY TO TEXY WITH FALSE NAILS AS YOU AHVE A PROPER KEYPAD TO TYPE WITH.
LOVE THIS PHONE
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Great Phone - Would Recommend
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
|Ease of use|
|Value for money|
Well this phone is great!
It looks fantastic, it feels great and its unbelievably cheap. The phone works perfectly and the OS is very intuitive, you dont need to read any manuals to operate it and it even allows for WIFI browsing. Its not state of the art and it doesnt allow the kind of apps you would see on an android device to be downloaded but you can easily read your emails or check a question on the web.
Overall i would say that allthough this phone is not suited to somebody who has previously had an iphone/android or windows phone or somebody who will allways be using their phone such as a business man. This phone is perfectly suited for ordinary people who wish to text and call and occasionally check their emails or update their facebook status!
And for anybody that wishes to use Skype on this phone (as i do) you will not be able to download it from the phones own store however if you go to the following link - http://gallery.mobile9.com/f/1687252/ and download the file to your pc and rename it to "Skype IM" then move it over to your phone (either by bluetooth or microSD) you will find that Skype messanger works fine - though you wont be able to make any calls!
Great phone, more of the same from Nokia.
I've been a Nokia user for years now, and I'm sure anyone who has used one for any length of time would agree that they make among the toughest, most hard-wearing, reliable phones on the market. The C3 is no exception.
Combining typical Nokia style with more advanced features, the C3 is an affordable alternative to new smartphones. It's easy to follow operating system as ever is a joy, Nokia seem to be one of the few designers who have a winning formula, and are quite content to stick with it. Features include WLAN and GPRS, both providing more-than-adequate internet coverage.
The C3's lack of 3G interface is a minor problem, though for slight speed change from GPRS, it's not major.
Overall the C3 is a stunning phone, amazingly good value for money, very well-built and an all-round good buy. Another great Nokia - we've come to expect nothing less.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.