Summary: OK, this is my emergency phone. I will only use it to take with me for calling AutoClub or the hospital! (I don't have another cell-phone). So for that purpose it seems fine. It is slim, light, fairly easy to use. Takes and receives call fine, audio quality acceptable. I don't know if it's just the one I got, but the menu is a little wonky. Sometimes it comes up, sometimes not. I dunno, maybe I'm not pushing the buttons hard enough.
Summary: I only use my phone for basic calls and an occasional text which is why I have a prepaid phone at 10 cents per minute. I dont want to pay all that money to the cell phone companys for the smart phones and internet although if I had the extra cash I would. This Nokia 1616 is a great bonus for people like me because you get an fm radio with it. I like this feature very much.
Summary: No problem with this phone. Long stand by battery life. Can't beat the price. Bought a gel cover to protect it and it feels much sturdier now. The only sad thing is you cannot download new ringtones to it.
Makes/Receives Phone Calls, Easy to Write Texts, Does What You Want a Phone to Do
James N Simpson, Amazon
15 September 2010
Summary: This is simply a review of the actual Nokia 1616 handset, not T-Mobile or whatever carrier or prepay service Amazon is packaging with it on this page. This review is simply for people like I was, who when their old phone has died, need to get another cheap one, and are looking for info on the ones they've seen in junk mail catalogues, online websites or in the isles of department stores to make sure they are not buying a dud.