Switching back to a Nokia 33xx?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Ryan Donahue, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. Ryan Donahue

    Thread Starter New Member

    May 4, 2014
    Over the holiday break my iPhone took a tumble onto the hardwood floor. The gorilla glass front and back didn't crack but something with the multi-touch seems to be broken. I am out of warranty and it is $129 to replace the multi-touch display.

    At the same time, I have been reminiscing about my old 33xx series Nokia phone. I liked that phone more than any I've had since. I could lock it, unlock it, call someone via speed dial and send a text all without ever having to look at the device. This got me to thinking; is it possible to go back to using one of these phones? I've done some research and it looks like, for me being in the States, I would want to go with the 3390. There is more info online about the 3310 but that seems to be able to work on the European frequencies. I've read a lot online from folks extolling the virtues of this phone but not a lot of reports of them being used now.

    So would one of these phones work today? Could I buy one off eBay, buy a sim card, and register it with T-Mobile pre-paid? Is there something I'm missing, technically, that would give me issues?
  2. ISB123

    Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2014
    I'm pretty sure that those phones would work fine.I opened up some 3310 nokia to get the display for one project I was doing ,it took me 1 h just to cut the metal display shield....
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  3. absf

    Senior Member

    Dec 29, 2010
    My first handphone was a Nokia 3310 and after it died, my company replaced it with a 3316. Then I got a Sony free from my brother. It also died from using it for about 5 years. Then my wife bought me a Nokia C1-01, assembled in India, which cost <$50. This phone has color display, supports uSD and it can play MP3 music. Whereas the 3310 and 3316 are monochrome with very little memory.

    I also have a smart phone but I find that it is much easier to use the C1-01.