"Nokia 6010M Phone (T-Mobile)" phone came free with signing up to T-Mobile.
Did I get what I paid for? Yes and no.
paid nothing directly, it could look like the perfect purchase. After two months
of heavy use, my complaints are few. However, so are my compliments.
opinion of T-Mobile's phone service is unrelated, and will take more than two
months to assess.
commercials for cell phones helps me see what this phone does not have, but what
matters it what it does have. I don't mind not downloading sounds, or not taking
pictures. I'll bring a camera if I want to capture the moment of film, and get
better quality pictures.
is a simple phone, with a simple interface. I need to call people, and I can.
I need to store contact information, and I can. I can change the ringer and speaker
volume. I can send text messages. I can play a few silly, and eventually boring
can instant message as well, but never do. This might be my generation speaking
here. I'm in my late-30s, and do not feel the need to chat this way. I IM through
Yahoo and AOL comfortably, but to do so on a cell phone seems cumbersome.
that Need Work:
I occasionally am in buildings, standing next to a window, and
cannot receive calls. I don't know if this is a service provider, or electronics
issue. Either way, it is frustrating, and the most important complaint of mine.
When I make or receive a call, it lists the number, with the related
contact name if one exists. It also shows the time the call was made. That's great.
What is missing is the duration of thaat call. Since I have a finite number of
minutes each month, and since the minutes updates usually lag a few hours, it
would help me know. Some quick math would let me know if I am close to going over.
This is a minor point, since I am not a video gamer. The bowling
game which comes with is moderately entertaining, but it is inconsistent in scoring.
Let's say you bowl a strike. It seems reasonable that if you repeat the exact
effort, you should bowl another. You might. What you will not do is bowl a third
strike. Try another proven strike method after the second strike, and expect at
least one pin standing. No third strike means no turkey, and no perfect game.
This is the device intended for use while driving. It
doesn't stick well in the ear. It often falls out when I lean my head.
all, I am satisfied. I am not thrilled, but know my cell phone is good enough.
For just their (and Nokia's) cell phone specifically, this is fine for my needs.