about the black area on the tone list. There a thing called monotone which is purchased via texting here in the philippines. Its a long forgotten thing about phones since cellphones evolved. Its a very old feature specially for nokia phones. Even i forgot how to actually get them now since those who sell monotones through texting might be gone by now. anyway theres a trick on phones with composer on how you can send tones. ill just search for someone with a 3310 and try the trick
i know this supposed to have 8.5 hours talk time but for me i spend around 20 minutes call everyday and the battery only lasts 1 day :S
i had it replaced for a new one (the battery and the unit itself) but the behavior is the same which makes me think this is really it.. does anybody else experience this?
I got this phone for a little more than 1 week and I must say, it's an excellent phone for those who only wants a basic mobile phone to send SMS and make and receive calls.
Battery is decent, in 1 charging (atleast in my experience) lasts about 4-5 day in moderate usage.
The flashlight is a useful feature, though you can't expect it to be powerful.
Creating text messages with this phone is a pleasant experience. The keypad is really easy to use and press. It also doesn't make nasty clicky sounds like other phones.
During calls, (for those who are concerned with the voice leakage issue of this phone) it does have that issue, though it's only really evident when the phone is in full volume during the call. In my experience the only time you actually need to do that is when you're in a noisy place. So that pretty much makes it impossible for others near you to eavesdrop on your conversation.
There are empty slots in the ringtone section of this phone, though it's not clear how you can actually put additional tone for it.
Fonts in this phone (esp. while composing messages and in the inbox) is quite big so it's definitely readable. Also, since it's a monochrome screen, you can use the phone and read messages under strong sunlight with out the need to over the screen.
Signal for this phone is quite good.
The 1280's body is well built and I can say that it can handle abuse quite well.
I haven't encountered the bug that other's have been talking about (the phonebook "s" entry problem), so I guess there are units with that problem?
If you're looking for a basic and reliable phone or a back up for your smart phone that always seems to ran out of juice after a couple of hours, I will definitely recommend the Nokia 1280.
I got a Nokia 1280 yesteray and I am facing some problems with it's contacts/contacts menu:
Sometimes when I press the Down Scroll button and try to scroll to the contacts which starts with S by typing S in search box, a "(no contacts)" message appears on screen, although I have saved many contact names which starts with an S
it has only one problem dat jab app s sy start hony waly contacts search kerty ho to yeh sometimes search ni kerta da main problem my 3 friends buy dis mobile and also me we all r face dis problem...........
de problem is getting de original of dis phone bt dis is one of de best phone from nokia very cheap n alot of value so make sure u buy urs from accredited nokia store
nokia 1280 has display problem, after some months lines appear on display.
It is a very good mobile. I am not telling this for showing off.
I have :
> Nokia 5320 express music
> Videocon V1306
> Nokia N79
> Nokia C6-00
> Nokia 1280.
I am not able to sell any of the handsets because all of them are MEGA HIT ones.
Just bought the last monochrome display phone from nokia..valueable for collection,,
i just bought it and its awesome 2nd phone...ive got bored with Androids...haha....no hard feelings k... cheers...
Sphenzer, 17 Aug 2011Hi there, I am planning to buy this phone. How many SMS can we save in the inbox? Is it unli... moreinbox : sorry, don't know the exact number, more than 200 (i only have 208 messages in my inbox)
sent item : 15 messages
oh!I feel afraid about my nokia product 1280 phone.i bought it today.but after i bought it i saw a lot of bad comments about it.nokia chines products are very bad.every peopel always say it.i'm afraid.i had nokia 1100 phone.it's the best phone in world