Summary: What is good:1)reception 2)sound quality 3)Long battery life 4)Simplicity 5)Solid body 6)Nothing spare to hinder your attention.What is bad:After 3 months of a good service some circuicity problems appeared,batteries discharged within a couple hours,an item worked only for outcomings calls and incoming SMS or voice messages.
Summary: I bought this phone on Ebay several months ago for a friend who wanted something that was "Old School." Being this phone is only 1900 it is only usable with T-mobile for the most part. But... If thats not an issue then you will love the way this phone works and responds. Its built Tough, like FORD tough! tha batteries slide on and off (like on a Camcorder) and they hold quite a charge. The controls are very simple to use.
Summary: Unfortunately local grown phones just dont seem today to offer the plain styling and rugged construction and plain old versatility of the 5190 from "Nokia". Ive owned mine for seven years now and have been tickled pink with it. Lots of battery life from a single charge. You can leave it plugged in every night and you never have to worry about it in this respect again till you re-charge as needed. They just dont make them like they used to.
Summary: The phone is larger and bulkier than most being sold now days, but the 5120 was a die-hard phone. I thought I would try it's gsm sister. The phone works great and is very die-hard likes it's tdma sister. I love it. If I need to purchase another Nokia 5190 or related phone.
Summary: The reason I like this phone is because it's simple. All I want is a dependable phone. Not a camera or an orchestra or anything else. Just a simple phone to call friends and family. I had my first Nokia 5190 for seven years. It wasn't broken. It was stolen. So, I bought another one because I know how dependable it is. 'nough said?
Summary: The Nokia 5190 is a great phone, although they have been around for a while, and seem a little larger then new models, this phone can take a beating and still work. I have seen these phones dropped from ladders, fall off the tailgate of moving trucks, etc, and still work afterwords. Great battery life, accessories and chargers are easy to find when you need one, and all that adds up to this phone being my favorite all time cell phone.
Excerpt: "...the first mobiles out from Nokia and indeed one that usually lasts a very long time compared to the today over acesorized mobile phones. It is what is says on the box, a mobile phone. No camera, no mp3 ad all those time wasters. Just simply, a mobile phone that can call people whilst on the go. Battery life lasts for a long time and the charger is also good. Can be charged on the go with a simple keypad to understand. Can get this model very cheap ...