Bad Call Quality, Bad Design
I've had this phone for a few years now, and every day I just find more and more flaws. There are a few pros, but they are greatly outweighed.
-Good battery life. I only have to charge it once every 8 or 9 days.
-Unbreakable. Not to say it can't get beat up. But its indestructible, trust me, I've tried to break it.
-Horrible call quality. Lately its been amplifying the background noise so if anyone is talking at all I can't hear. It even amplifies noises I can barely hear, like when I switched on a light in my house while on the phone.
-Dust gets in between the outer screen and inner screen. I've had to take my phone apart completely to get it out, and I've heard the same complaint from other people.
-I can't feel it vibrate a lot of the time, even on the highest setting (it rings very loudly) and...
-sometimes it doesn't vibrate at all. I've tried calling it and watching it to see if it vibrates, it only does about 80% of the time.
-No camera. Enough said.
-Not nearly enough memory. I'm constantly having to take my time deleting text messages only to find it telling me - a week later, that my inbox is too full to receive texts.
If you want a sturdy phone for a kid who you think will break something expensive, then this phone would be the one (much to the child's dismay). If you're looking for anything halfway descent though, look someplace else.
I bought the 6030 a month ago. I also own a Blackberry, Motorola V300, and a Motorola i205 for personal and on the job use. Today I plan to junk the 6030.
Dark screen, difficult to navigate, EXTREMELY limited in all areas. During a business meeting while the ringer is set to "SILENT" it still rings. Sometimes you can answer a call with the first attempt but often requires pushing the buttons 3 times. Very disappointed. Speaker phone: works well but only while talking CANNOT play back voice messages using the speaker phone option. This might be a phone for your grandmother who only wants to answer incoming calls and nothing more.
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DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME
About a year ago my fiance' and I signed up with Cingular and got these phones (they were the free ones). Well after about the first month of use she had to have hers exchanged out due to it constantly dropping calls. Soon after I began to have the same problems. Since then she returned her phone for new ones a total of 5 times and I returned mine a total of 3 times.
-Battery life is no that great
-Battery and Signal indicators hard to read
-Back plate does not stay on
-Part pop off even after short drop (3-9inches)
-Signal strength sucks
-CONSTANTLY drops calls (I had mine drop calls during the customer service call from cingular all 3 times and I have a tower less than 3 miles away without obstructions)
-Phone does not stay in lock mode or will lock and drop calls
Don't waste your time with this phone unless you absolutely need one. I was absolutely ASTONISHED to see that it had a 4 star rating here. This is another Nokia POS.
Just because is shine , not mean is gold
Should listen grandpa. Know wonder is free.
No obvious problems except what has already been expressed by previous reviews. For T-Mobile with the new "my-faves"(my circle equivalent of Alltel's) your IMEI number must begin with 01105200 or it will not be compatible with the 5 favorites plans with T-Mobile. This goes for all models and brands. Means change out your phone and extend the contract to convert plan. ...Just a fyi and a helper to those reading this....