Summary: And this fills the bill. I bought this for use on the Redpocket (AT&T) network, and it has been excellent. My wife did NOT want a "smartphone" and this one works perfectly for her. That and it fits easily into the little side-pocket in her purse which is perfect. Do NOT expect great photos, however.
Summary: The Nokia phone has been in my possession for a few years now and it is very resilient. If you are looking for a simple dial phone that receives text messages this is the one for you. I would strongly recommend this. It charges in one hour and holds the charge for days.
Summary: First - I am shocked at the $30 rise in price in just two weeks for this well-made phone from Nokia. The only thing I can figure is this phone is not manufactured by Nokia anymore, per their web site (it's in their 'archive'). That aside, it is a great phone with excellent vocal clarity.
Summary: This phone is exceptional for sound and camera functions, for people that don't need the data package. I saved $20.00 per month by eliminating the data portion and only getting the 1000 text message plan for $10.00 per month.
Make sure that you only want a simple basic flip phone
Jason O. Lat, Amazon
30 May 2011
Summary: This Nokia phone is an excellent basic cellphone. Stores contacts, big buttons for pressing numbers and uses the Symbian OS. Only problem I've had with this is the back cover. It is indeed, like other reviewers claim, difficult to open. It requires some force or some fingernails to pry off.
Excellent replacement for your GSM carrier's non-smartphone phone.
25 April 2011
Summary: I purchased this phone to replace someone else's "free" flip phone given by AT&T (which started to have random glitches after irreversible firmware update). That person does not want or need any smartphone functionality, and for this purpose, this phone is a perfect replacement.
Summary: This is a wonderfully designed phone for people who don't have a data plan and don't want one. It gets great reception, makes clear calls and will do texting if you so desire. The main menu is super user friendly and it has some useful built in apps.
Summary: Every year, phones become more like computers. People walk around glued to their touchscreen internet devices, oblivious to the world around them. Trying to have a conversation with a huge tablet plastered to the side of your face is cumbersome.