Nokia reckons the C1-01 will let you talk for over ten hours on a single charge and roll along on standby for 21 days. I didn’t have my handset long enough to prove that, but after five days of regular use the power bar still showed more than 50 per cent of the charge remaining. In this area the C1-01 is a big step forward from the 2330 Classic it replaces.
Call quality proved to be quite as good as any other Nokia Series 40 phone I’ve used recently while signal reception - 2G only, as you can probably guess - was solid even in the poor reception areas of the Pennines that flummox my regular phone making it a perfect second handset for use when you stray off the beaten track. Or visit Wales.
While you can get mobile phones for a tenner, unless you have a total disinterest in quality, style and range of function, the Nokia C1-01 is undoubtedly worth its slightly higher price tag. The low spec camera aside, the C1-01 has several features you simply don't expect at this price point, including a very good keypad, stereo Bluetooth and a Micro SD slot. The impressive call quality, strong signal reception and Biblical battery life are the icing on the cake. ®
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I think what you are referring to are the current "media consumption devices" which include a radio for data access and a speaker/mic pair for access to a telco subsidy. These can be recognised by the sound of "look Mom, I can push things 'round with my finger".
I've got a Nokia 3110 Classic which is a basic brick of a phone. I've only just replaced it with a Samsung Galaxy Europa. The Nokia is about 4yr old and basic as it can be but is a better phone than the Samsung. Better reception, better voice clarity, two weeks from a single charge and robust enough to have been dropped many times without a problem.
There is something to be said for a solid phone that just works as a phone.
U dont need 3G support on a basic voice phone. 3G puts more strain on the battery so u are better of without it. Yes the camera and screen are lower res. but as far as camera quality goes its still crap v crap. As far as price goes the PC world website is selling the C1 for less than 30 quid. Thats a lot less money than u paid for the 2730.
I would not hold your breath on dual SIMs
If nothing else Nokia do like to pander to their customers (the telcos) and if there is one thing the telcos in so called developed countries don't want you to have it is the ability to pick and choose who you make calls with on a whim.
They want you signed up and locked in, end of story.
David Pottage your 2730C was subsidised from CPW.
The unsubsidised price for a 2730C is around £80, the C1-01 isn't the replacement for the 2730C the C2-01 is.
Nokia 1xxx becomes C1-xx
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