Excerpt: The E71, from a physical standpoint, is a well built device. It is solid, not flimsy, the keys are solid and easy to press. Screen resolution and quality are excellent. Battery life is extraordinary on this device if you have a 2G SIM inserted. It can go DAYS without a charge. With a 3G SIM, however, it only lasts a day or two.
Excerpt: This phone is sleek, sophisticated, easy to use, and packed with useful features and tools. The power is limitless. Wait, this is the E71X? Crap. AT&T turned what was an amazing phone and nerfed it. They physically removed the FM tuner (so you would have to pay for their internet to get radio), added in Navigator (so you would have to pay to use their maps), and handicapped this phone into a shell of what it once was.
Excerpt: nowadays there are way better options out there, though for my extremely limited use the e71x works ok. i do not have a data plan but wanted a phone with a full keyoard for texting. after some research the e71x seemed like the best option and it was free with contract, etc so i went ahead and got it. like i said i'm not a big talker or data user so the phone has been ok for me.
Summary: Phone came in an open AT&T box, not in an original Nokia box. It also has a AT&T logo on it. No warranty or registration paperwork in the box. Very disappointed that this deal was not advertised with these facts (AT&T phone, not an original Nokia equipment). The battery included with the phone is also not original i.e. Nokia, it's a "no brand" battery. Awful. Shame on Amazon for marketing these vendors.
Summary: The E71 is a beautiful phone and that's pretty much where the positive things about this phone end. This is the least intuitive phone I have ever owned. I've had Nokias in the past, so I was hopeful given my very positive previous experiences with Nokia. My old Palm Treo 650 is more intuitive and more user-friendly than the Nokia E71.
Summary: I purchased a Nokia because of their reputation for quality. Overall, the E71 operated well and allowed me flexibility when selecting carriers. Unfortunately, less than 90 days out of warranty, the handset function of the phone ceased working and I can only communicate using speakerphone - which not only irritates my wife, but makes the phone unusable in most settings.
Summary: When I initially received this phone I was pleased. I have a Blackberry Curve for work and this Nokia E71 for my personal phone. This Nokia E71 is a superior piece of hardward with the smaller form factor and steel case. I use the phone on AT&T in the U.S. After about 8 months the phone would randomly reboot and come back up to the home screen. This would happen in the middle of texting, surfing the web, etc.
Summary: Tired of paying $100+ for my phone service, there wasn't a better time for me to see a commercial on TV about Straight Talk's $45 unlimited plan. Right away, I went on my computer and researched a bit more about it. I always do my homework and not one to jump into something that's sounds too good to be true. The reviews seemed great, even YouTube videos from users demonstrating that it really is a full featured service with nothing cut or sacrificed.