The Nokia 1661 is a no-frills phone for calls and texts only
9 September 2012
Excerpt: If you're in the market for a cellphone, you could either hate this phone or love it, but it depends entirely on what you need out of a phone. The Nokia 1661 is absolutely barebones with minimal functionality, a typical user interface with much to be desired if you actually care - BUT if you just need a phone for emergency and once-in-awhile calls, it's the perfect phone.
Excerpt: Let me break it down. There is no way this phone can compare to any smartphone or any of the fancier models available in today's market, so I am not here to tell you how this phone is better than all others. All I can say is that this phone does what a phone is supposed to do: it makes and receives calls and texts, keeps your contacts and has the basic calendar, alarm and calculator. Nothing fancy, nothing amazing. The phone costs something like $20 at Target, and I...
Excerpt: This is my husband's phone, and though it is not a phone I would ever want to use (I'm a Blackberry girl, myself) I will say that is seems to fit my husband's needs quite well. He is hard on phones, and is often dropping them in liquid. This Nokia can actually handle being submerged in water on multiple occasions before it stops workings. This phone is very inexpensive, we got it for $14.99, and it works just fine for calls and basic texting.
Great glovebox emergency phone, but not for texters!
27 May 2011
Summary: I bought this product as a cellphone to use when I travel to the USA. As I have a prepaid t-mobile sim card, this made perfect sense. The handset itself is very flimsy, and plastic feeling. Having used other bottom-end Nokia phones before, I expected this phone to be a lot more solid than it was.
Summary: I have a phone similar that I like very much for the reception etc. only thing i don't like it doesn't the time w/o having to call it up. But this phone I can't say because it is not unlocked and is the wrong phone co. I kept it because I liked the case and not worth the trouble to send back...seller was agreeable to so tho.
Summary: I bought this phone because the battery on my ancient nokia was failing.It works perfectly and is easy to use even by me a 69 yr old pensioner but i cannot hear it ring when its in my pocket even though it is set to maximum volume.So I have had to put it in its box and go back to my old phone and keep charging it up every day to keep it working.Not a good buy for me personally .
Summary: I bought this phone because I wanted a phone that was very simplyfied and basic, which proved so. Another reason why i bought it was the price, again the price was right, as they say. The only downfall regarding this phone was the size, it was quite small and the keyboard was minute to say the least but the screen was even smaller. I had infact purchased this phone for an OAP - bad idea!!!
Summary: I bought this phone because it was cheap, I like Nokia, and I needed a basic, extra phone. The main problem was that I could not remove the back cover, and when I "Googled" this problem, many other people were frustrated by it. In the end my partner removed the cover with a penknife (a delicate operation!) and I inserted the SIM card and battery. As long as I don't have to take off the back cover again, all is well! Good basic phone, nice display wallpaper, etc.
Summary: Pros: Compact size for a slab phone. Fairly large color display. Good battery life. Lanyard attachment. FM Radio actually works (with headphones). Good sound quality. Good phone reception. Backlighting is OK. Cons: Buttons do not have a good 'feel' and seem cheaply made. Keypad numbers small, would be hard for some people to read. Low-res screen. Nothing is really 'excellent' about this phone, other than the price.