When it comes to mobile phones, the saying “they don’t make them like they used to” is spot on. These days a phone isn’t just a phone, its an MP3 player, video player, internet device and much more, so what do you do when you don’t need all these extra features?
There are still a number of simpler handsets available, but if you’re still in love with your old, dying Nokia phone and aren’t quite ready to give it up then there is another option – refurbished handsets.
Refurbished or Grade A mobile phones are handsets that have been returned to an authorised Nokia Service Centre and given a full make over. They’re stripped of their outer casings, fully tested and any faulty parts replaced. They’re then updated to run the latest version of software before being given a brand new housing and battery.
Currently there are 4 different refurbished phones available – each of them a classic that’s easy to use and has great battery life.
The Nokia 3310 has got to be one of Nokia’s most popular mobile phones and I’m pretty sure that almost everyone will have used one! It has an incredibly easy to use menu system and a clear, well spaced keypad. The Nokia 3310 is all about calls and texts – no internet, no picture messaging, no fancy features and as a result, you’ll get amazing battery talk time and standby times from it. A single charge can give you up to 4.5 hours talk time and ten days stand by
The bigger brother to the 3310. Essentially the same phone as the 3310, but weighs 20g less, has a slightly different keypad and a basic internet browser. A bigger memory for names and numbers make it ideal as a replacement phone for work. Battery life is also excellent, with 4 hours talk time and nearly 11days stand by.
There was a time when this was the ultimate business users phone, and to be honest it’s still popular now! The Nokia 6310i is slim, light, easy to use, with a few extra features to the 3310 and 3410 – the main ones being Bluetooth connectivity, a much larger memory for names and numbers, as well as the ability to connect it to your PC or laptop for use as a modem or to sync your contacts.
The Nokia 6310i is still the only phone available that will fit the Nokia Car Kit – Cark-91, a fully installed car kit that had a cradle to charge your phone. Battery life on the 6310i is incredible – upto 17 days stand by and 6 hours talktime.
The Nokia 6230i was the replacement for the 6310i. It has a colour screen and support for memory cards along with a refreshed menu system and improved support for internet and email. It’s the only refurbished phone available that has a camera and MP3 playback capability. Despite the colour screen and extra features, the 6230i still offers great battery life – 12 days stand by and 5 hours talk time.
Refurbished handsets are great as work phones, emergency spares, starter phones or are a perfect way of replacing a broken phone, without having to replace all of your existing accessories too. All refurbished/Grade A phones come with a mains charger, battery, user guide and a 12 month Mobile Fun warranty.
Head over to the Mobile Fun website for more details on our Grade A and Refurbished Phones.
NB: Battery and User Guide may not be original Nokia products. Handset colours may vary.