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Apr 18, 2003 by Philadopolis

I agree with the last post. I have the opportunity to test a number of different phones, and I keep coming back to my Nokia 8290. It's like an old friend. Sure, there are a few improvements that have been made in phones since the release of the 8290, but for whatever reason, they come at the expense of other -- better -- menu hierarchies and shortcuts that the 8290 seemed to have perfected. I thought that the 8390 would be an even better version of the 8290. It's not.

One warning: Make sure you get the display defect taken care of under warranty before it's too late.



Mar 24, 2002 by jfanellijr

I have had my 8290 for approximately 1.5 months now and have found it very user friendly. It has 8 one touch voice activated numbers which is a nice feature. It also has 8 personal ring options that can be downloaded from your service provider, which in my circumstance is Voicestream. I so far have nothing but compliments for this phone.

Love my 8290


Jan 20, 2002 by donnie mays

its small and very light...i've had other phones since i had my 8290...but nothing compares to the 8290...great speaker volume and ease of using menus...perfect for anybody that likes having a cell phone..with out cludder..


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Enjoyed this little phone


Jan 11, 2016 by chadbordes

Even though it didn't have the best sound quality. It worked for what I needed it for. After a while I began to realize that I didn't like the small size of it. I used this phone on voicestream for 4 months until I moved to cali.

At the time,I dont' believe voicestream had coverage in cali, which is why I cancelled.

Loud ringer
At the time small and cool phone

Sound in earpiece and sometimes people could not hear me.

I ended up getting the 8260 on at&t when i finally switched over

There's a reason this phone is discontinued


Jun 5, 2004 by jopinion

Nokia is my favorite cellphone maker, but they really dropped the ball on this phone. Only one thing screwed them. THE SCREEN! I must have done 4 handset exchanges before ending up with a red model, which I liked. After a few months the screen went bonkers again, then blank. I finally had to give up and go to a 3390 (very solid phone), but I'll always miss the size of this phone.
At least there's the 3100. I just bought one a week ago for my girlfriend and now I want one for myself.

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