Nokia 6310 Phone with No Features

Nokia 6310
Nokia 6310

Want a simple Cellphone ?

Recently shopping for a cell phone I walked into a shop asking for a simple pre-paid phone which only did calls and text - I was directed to another shop - this shop sold cellphones not cheap simple things that only did voice calls and SMS! What I really wanted was something called a:

Nokia 6310

The Nokia 6310 was launched in 2001 and withdrawn 3 years later, but today re-furbished 6310's are selling well on EBay to buyers who want a simple reliable phone. Although only released in 2001 it is now a considered by some to be a modern design classic. Initially demand came from owners of certain models of Mercedes who really liked the car kit which came installed with the vehicle and didn't want to replace it.

Top Reasons to buy a Nokia 6310

  • ease of use - decent sized buttons and not too many of them! it's a phone and it has a simple to use phone book
  • it also does SMS and picture messaging
  • it has bluetooth to sync your phone book
  • you can surf the web using GPRS - but the screen is tiny
  • Nokia has excellent battery life because of the simple functions - oh and it has a calculator if you want to get fancy!

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Maren Morgan M-T 8 years ago from Pennsylvania

Thanks, Lissie! And this model still has more than I really need. I would be happy with calls period. :) Good review!


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Lissie 8 years ago from New Zealand Author

Now that's really, reall hard Maren!


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Whitney05 8 years ago from Georgia

I remember these! Ha I still have my first nokia that resembles this one. I still ahve the faceplates and manuels. Ha. I'll be taking it all to the circuit city drop box though. No need to keep it around. I'll recycle it properly.


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Lissie 8 years ago from New Zealand Author

Now Whitney are you sure you shouldnt be selling it on EBay?


Abhinaya 8 years ago

Nokia is probably the best set you can own.Time for me to change mine.Thanks.


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About-The-Home 8 years ago

I have a Nokia N95 - Waaayyyy too much for what I need and waaayyyy to complicated but the camera's ok.

My wife needs something a child could use. Oh no a child is way too advanced!!!

I suspect a lot of (older?)people would be happier with a basic phone.


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Rudra 8 years ago

bought a nokia 6500 and its wonderful. but i read a review where it said that it was a poor persons nokia n95.


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Lissie 8 years ago from New Zealand Author

You're very right AboutTheHome - I have problems with some phones keypads and have normal sized fingers - how do older people with arthritis or loss of feeling in their finger tips cope!


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Whitney05 8 years ago from Georgia

I don't know. Lissi should I? It's an older one from say 1995 or so.


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Lissie 8 years ago from New Zealand Author

Yes you should - I wrote this hub because of an article I sawy in a real-world Australian Newspaper saying these sell very well on EBAy especialy in the US and UK!


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Travel by Design 8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Thanks for the information!


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Whitney05 8 years ago from Georgia

Wow.. Maybe I wil try it out. I found it again the other day. It's a Nokia 5120/5120i

No charger, but I do have the faceplates, manual, and clip.

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