One of the dial buttons for the Nokia 3120 broke off after I dropped it for the umpteenth time. I have had this mobile phone since 2004 when Wuan gave it to me as a present. It was subjected to abuse throughout as I constantly dropped it. I have taken it with me when I went to Tokyo, Bangkok and Seoul although it could only be used in Bangkok. It was seldom turned off. Its battery used to be able to last quite a while. Now it can only last two days at the most.
I have been looking for a replacement to this phone for quite a while but none caught my fancy until that dial button broke off. I need a phone just to make and receive calls. i do not need fancy functions. I was not willing to fork out more than RM500. Then Wuan saw the Nokia 2600 Classic advertisement in the newspaper. The phone had basic features. That was what I had been looking for. We checked around at 1-Utama. The best price that we could get was RM420, I wanted one with a black cover. The shop only had other colours.
We went to Low Yat Plaza last Thursday. The parallel import set was going for RM320 while the “legitimate” set was RM350. According to the sales staff, the only difference is that the warranty for the built-in camera for the parallel import set is one month while the “legitimate” set is twelve months. I got the “legitimate” set. The sales staff threw in the screen protector for free. It normally costs RM8 per sheet.
The Nokia 2600 Classic comes with a spare cover. Black sets come with orange covers. It has 10 Mb built-in memory but no slot for memory card. Other features include GPRS and EDGE, Bluetooth, stereo FM radio, and VGA still and video camera. I have no complaints. It is affordable. The menu easy to navigate. I hope it will be able to stand up to the same abuse that I subjected the Nokia 3120 to.