Well Three has just termniated my contract as they could not resolve the fact that I needed a Bluetooth compatible phone other than the e616. Also they tell me that the LG is no longer offered as a replacement.
Anyway need to go shopping.
Thanks very much for everyones opinions about the e616. Just purchased the Sony-Ericsson Z1010 to use on the Three network in Melbourne Australia. Very happy with it, even if it is a bit big.
I've gotta say no phone has upset me like this one...its so close to being a damn good phone but the software glitches are incredible...my first problems with the phone initially were the poor battery life and call dropouts...then the phone started getting ghost sms messages...i.e. message has arrived with no message content or who sent it...ok i thought..there's an upgrade...took it to carphone warehouse where i upgraded the firmware to ACPU:A125.56.07 CCPU:C623.ROV...battery life is much improved...ghost sms messages turned up into the sent folder...but now the phone doesn't even register the fact an sms has been sent by someone else...no doubt this will mean sending the phone back to 3 for another 3 days (again being phoneless which sux)...with probly no solution!!...aaaahhh!!!
Chris see below. Australia.
Thinking about buying the e616 for use in Melbourne Australia. The massive number of negative comments from I think the UK have put me off. Any local comments?
Well, the NEC e616 looks good and has some great features but that is where it ends! It drops out,drops out on answering!
Complained to Three and they sent a new version of phone , NEC e616v. a
A Month on and it still has these problems and another one in that it echo's badly.
Rang Three and they acknoledged the problems and now want to replace it with an LG.
Problem now is that after a lot of conversation with Three I find the LG does not support BlueTooth! I do use Bluetooth all the time and this is one thing that did work for me on the e616.
Three's answer to this problem was to offer a Motorola A835...AHH the size of this thing!!
Last conversation is that Three are saying that they have another software upgrade, the second in a Month!
Very annoyed . Three won't have me after the contract expires! Crap phone ! Crap support / Customer care.
In Birmingham UK noone engineer do not know Why numbers available in phone but do not display on screen. Please advice me how can i solove this problem.
dam, i was lookin on this site as my lg was rubish with out the blue tooth conection. i intended to change it for the e616, might just bite it and keep the lg as thats the only problem i have with it. will have to use a friends pc to down load as the lg does not work with my mac!
Using this phone as a service phone.
I must say the phone do work fine switches between 3G and 2G like a charm.
The only negative thing about it is that i feel the menu navigation is too unintuiative, and illogical, on a upside you can make your own shortcuts to just about any function.
Reception better then my old trustworthy Nokia 5110 on 2G, microphone sensitivity very good, speaker powerfull.
The most negative aspects i can find at the moment is that the original AC charger cable is angled making the connector insecure in its socket.
No good carkits aviable, i really would like a active carkit pref with the possibility of a external antenna to make incar reception better.
I would also have liked it if the service software covered the whole screen when activated, instead of 1/3 of it.
Overall i would say i give the phone a 8/10 with a + for versatility.
i have nec 616, but i have facing some problem my mobile have handset code has blocked, so what is the prosidure for that
Whatever you do - don't use these phones. They look great, but are utterly hopeless at making or receiving calls. We had 5 for our business and they are all going back to 3 in exchange for LG phones that will hopefully work. Worst phone I've ever had to use.
About the Phone, Nec e616 is the worst phone i had ever seen in my life. Many problems with the phone.
please !!!! help me i dont know how to unlock nec e313. nothing works in poland.
prosze o pomoc w odblokowaniu neca e313 czy jest możliwośc aby działał w sieci era?? z góry dziękuje za pomoc.
is their somewhere on the net where the firmware update can be downloaded?
Having attempted to use this phone for the last three months...my main problems living just north of london is the poor reception compared to other phones, the drop outs, extremely poor battery life (does not last more than a couple of conversations on the phone), the lockups. The phone camera, video, 3g features are ok
Dire phone. Avoid like the plague. Battery life on mine is only about 6 hours and thats with the extended battery! plus it crashes, wont hold networks, bluetooth is useless, and this is my third phone!
enabled nec e616 in pl network plusgsm?code,password end all trick for nec e616
Don't be put off. The LG has a very limited memory and is not expandable.
New firmware upgrade to
Off to CPW again. Hey could be worse
Thanx u guys for the posts, u have made me make up my mind about this fone and the LG model. This fone seems like its predecessor the nec e606 which is crap. You've put me right off. Thanx.
To check firmware type in
latest firmware is
as far as i know.