Something weird happened today! I cant send SMS, it errors with Message Sending Failed, and when someone calls my mobile, it shows CALL, it does not show the PHONE NUMBER of the person calling. I thought my unit is damaged, i changed my sim and it works ok. I tried the other sim on a different phone and it gives same error. Im thinking its a SIM problem or a network problem.
Did my nokia 1280 damaged my SIM?
i have one as back up phone. Good keyboard and above average battery life, strong signal, so cheap at only 21 usd.
For voice leakage problem simply turn down the talking volume or turn your phone 180 degrees around. Because of its simplicity and cheap price i recommend this phone.
I am using this model from 4 months.
Issues: Phone speaker and Ringtone speaker are same so, when u talk all nearby plps can hear ur conversion and its echo.
Solution: Please block the backside Speaker holes from any tiny tape, everthing will be fine even echo will not be there. But ringtone volume will low
I just bought this unit and it costs Php1150 in the Philippines (around 26usd). Firmware is at version 4.20, I have read that there is now a new firmware version 5.80. Anyone tried the new firmware?
Here's what I can say about the unit -
a. Keypad is big. I like it because my thumbs are big and it makes texting very easy.
b. Monochrome display for the retro look! Im 29 years old and it is nice to reminisce the good old days.
c. 3.5mm jack. I was trying the FM radio but it asks that it needs enhancement. I tried a Php100 (around 2usd) headset/mic combo lying around the house I use for skype and it works on the nokia 1280! I can also use the headset for making calls.
d. Simplicity of features. Cellphones should be able to call and text. FM function is a plus. I dont need a camera phone because I already have a PNS digital camera. I dont need a wifi phone because I already have a laptop with decent specs.
a. Earpiece volume is low. Not a major issue, I can use a headset.
b. Echo when call volume is set too high.
c. Voice leakage but not a major concern for me. I can use a headset.
d. Ringtone volume is low, even when set at maximum volume. Maybe firmware 5.8o fixes issue?
Overall I am satisfied with this unit. I bought this unit because I lost my samsung m150 and this is the most affordable phone for the features that I need.
on my speaker phone issue... nokia care gave me a new mobile... even tht too have tht same problem... may be most of the 1280 have tht same voice breaking problem while using speaker phone mode. nokia care don know how to solve the problem, there is some problem with basic design of this model... u guys too check ur mobile and comment on this issue... thank u
It's so cute. I likes the FM Radio, i can use my special 3.5 headphone.
I love it so much !!!
Riz, 10 Oct 2010I bought 1280 (Black) yesterday (09/10/10) from Karachi, Pakistan. This set is no-nonsense, ju... moreHi, I am from Mauritius. A simple talk and text phone with good battery and fantastic fm reception.
What do we need more for such a good price?
i have now 271 messages in my 1280's inbox;;; officially it only can take 250??
let's see how far i can go...
only problem is voice leakage indeed, but keypad is perfect for texting!
hey guys i have always been using nokia phones like N series n others..but now i have realise its a waste of money...when i got fedup i bought this cell i tell u its a Lund from nokia which has mic problem when the speaker is on..and it does not have the original battery...there is only sticker that is made of hungray otherwise this phone is made of fucx..beleive me nokia sucks...!!
Anonymous, 17 Oct 2010i'am frm indonesia, my mobile is being repair at nokia care centre, and it not finish yet.. n ... moream frm india, my mobile is with nokia care too... almost 25 days still not yet repired... i found this issue after the a day, when i bought this mobile.. went to shop next day and ask for new set. they almost opened 3 new box, every mobile has this same problem...
human, 17 Oct 2010did u went to nokia care to solve this issue? whr r u frm?i'am frm indonesia, my mobile is being repair at nokia care centre, and it not finish yet.. n where are u from?
Anonymous, 17 Oct 2010i've the same problem too..did u went to nokia care to solve this issue? whr r u frm?
hey friends am not askins abt the leakage at the backside... problem with my mobile is people who called me cant able to hear my voice while am using speaker phone mode... instead they hear some echos...