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.
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.
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
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.
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'