Advantages simple and reliable
Unfortunately for me I took my previous phone (the Sony Ericsson C902) on holiday in August, and forgot to take it out of my swimming shorts pocket before jumping into the refreshing pool after melting in the 40 degree heat while in Egypt. After spending a good 20 minutes in the pool, it dawned on me as I climbed back out, that there was something in my pocket...DOH!!!!
After trying to dry it out, and get it working again (in vain) during my last few days in Egypt, I finally conceded that it was dead, and started to ponder over what I would do about it once I got home, because I still had over 12 months remaining on my contract with 3.
Much to my delight, my father in law had a phone that he had received around a year ago, as part of a contract upgrade, but had never used it, as it had taken him way too long to learn how to navigate around his current phone, and so he happily handed over to me. I was also lucky enough to get just over £17 for my drowned C902 from Environphone, which was a real bonus!
As you may have guessed by now, the phone I received from my father in law, was the Nokia 6500 Classic, and although it looked a bit plain, I was pleased that I had a (free) replacement to get me through the next 12 months of my contract.
So I popped my Sim in, after eventually managing to get the battery out, which was tricky to say the least, and powered it up.
I had been concerned that the Sim may have been damaged from its little swim in the pool, but it was fine, and I was off and running!
** The Nokia 6500 Classic **
This phone is identical to the picture above that Dooyoo have supplied, it is a plain black 'Candy Style' mobile phone, which has no flip, or slide features.
It does look very basic by today's standards, and 'basic' pretty much sums it up as a whole, in my opinion.
If you are wanting an all singing, all dancing gadget filled, feature packed gizmo of a mobile, then this will bore the pants off you!
If like me, you want a pretty standard, easy to use phone, which can make calls, send texts, and let you use the internet, then this is ideal!
In case you are wondering - I have decided not to find out if this phone is waterproof!!
The phone itself is one of, if not THE thin-est phones I have ever seen. It sits in your pocket, and suddenly the panic sets in, as you wonder if you have lost it! At just 9.5 mm in depth, and only 94 grams in weight, it is an absolute dream for anyone who keeps their phone in their trouser pocket.
The screen is a little small, and at times I find myself scrolling up and down when writing a text, even after just a sentence has been composed. This also makes internet browsing a little difficult, but is helped if the usual 'Opera Mini' application is downloaded, and I have to say that I find internet browsing to be pretty fast, and very simple!
The buttons on this phone however are my biggest issue, as they are way to small! I have quite small fingers, but even I struggle to hit the write button, when writing a text, and often end up catching 2 buttons at the same time.
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