Summary: This is the second time I have purchased this phone. The first time was for use in Africa but I found out that it was not opened for use in that part of the world which was a disappointment. This time I needed it for use with my simple mobile. It works well but unfortunately I cannot access the internet which is a negative. Overall, I like the phone and it serves it purpose.
Summary: I agree with "Andy", the C1-01 is a good basic phone. I bought this phone in 2011 for $49.99, it is $10 more now (2012). The battery seems to last a very long time. The phone has a minimal camera, but do not expect to take detailed photos - the result is very "grainy". In sum, a reliable, compact, and dependable phone with a relatively long battery life.
Summary: I ordered this item for a one-month bicycle tour of French-Italian-Swiss Alps where power will often be unavailable. The Nokia website specified 10.5 hours of talk time, but sneaked in a quote of a better battery not supplied in this package. The better battery is 1080 milli-Amp-hours, the standard is 800 milli-Amp-hours. The better battery needs the more powerful AC10U charger. This charger has a miniUSB plug.
"It uses very simple interface & Is just Awesome!"
5 March 2012
Pros: 1.Call quality is good. 2.Can handle large number of contacts, messages & have the option to backup them. 3.Included Nokia Money, Mini Opera 4. Internet surfing is much faster using GPRS. 4.Have all basic features & capable of playing 320x240 vide
Cons: I have found only one i.e. Camera is extremely poor or we can say It is just buried "Dead" in these sets!
Summary: I have found Nokia's basic phones to be extremely reliable, I've had a few of them over the years and they have consistently lasted much longer than other brands I've owned. I can't speak to Nokia's smartphones as I've never owned one. The C1-01 is a great phone for someone who just needs the bare basics on their cell phone - Talk, basic texting, and alarm clock. The camera is mediocre, and really not worth using because of the poor image quality.
Summary: I purchased this phone refurbished from Amazon for about 30% less than the new price. I am pleased with my purchase, but would not be if I had spent full price. First the positives: Cheap, lightweight, good battery life, sound quality seems good, fairly loud speakerphone, and camera. I had to contact t-mobile and they give you a setting under your "personal configuration" that is required to get MMS working (pic messages).
Summary: Bought this phone when travelling to Ghana with the intention of using it with a local SIM. It turned out that the phone wasn't unlocked for Ghana. Now I have a phone I cannot use and don't need and the return period is over. Anybody knows how I can unlock this phone for use in Ghana? Thanks.
Summary: I purchased this, taking for granted that almost all phones today are either tri or quad band phones (my mistake), which this is not. This is dual band phone only working with the GSM 850/1900 bands, limiting the use of this phone outside US (Operating frequency could/SHOULD have been mentioned on Amazon). Giving it 3 star neutral evaluation, as I haven't been able to test it out.