Nokia 2600 Classic

Nokia 2600 Classic

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.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

5 thoughts on “Nokia 2600 Classic”

  1. You wont go wrong with a Nokia! 😀

    My last 3 phones have been Nokia simply because I am used to their menus and navigation. 😀

  2. Wait, wait. Just the key fell off, right?

    Couldn’t you get a new cover with new keypad? That’s what I’d do.

    Latest and greatest hardware? Pah! My Nokia 1115 has survived falls, messed up LCD screens (there’s a shop in AmCorp Mall that fixes LCD monitors) and the general knocks of life.

    I’ve had people change to 3 different phones in the time I’ve had my old phone. Now that’s giving the finger to Mindless Consumerism.

    I could but the battery is also on the verge of death. I have bad experiences with OEM batteries as a few gave up on me 3 months after purchase.

  3. ah! nokias are durable! mine fell from 2nd floor and survived! 😀

    p/s: what’s with the maths thing huh…

    Next time try third floor and see if it survives or not.

    The maths thingy is to prevent spam bots from kakaciaociaoing my blog comments.

  4. third floor ah…ok…will try and let u know


    Make sure you buy insurance for the phone first. Hehe…

  5. Just got this phone y’day in Kuching.

    CSL set went for RM350… bargained to RM320 which was more worth considering it has 12 month +3 extended warranty.

    Wow! That is a real bargain.

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