I have one of these phones and it sucks. it shuts off on me, its battery dies so fast and it just crap
Phone keeps going off automatically. Not worth it. Seems to be a bit long when opened too. Not pleased
paulette jones, 13 Aug 2008I think this phone was very expensive, baught in Jamaica. my regret though, it has no radio wh... morePhones in Jamaica are generally costly. It's not a good idea to buy one here. I live in Jamaica and I would prefer to get a phone from abroad which works out cheaper. As for this Nokia 3555. It's crap! Battery life is poor and it also shuts off on me...though not often. I need to get a new phone.
This is a poor phone. I have one, and my wife has one and we both have the same problem. It seeming randomly shuts off. This happens several times a day, when talking, or not. For me it's more annoying that the phone turns off when not on it, because you go several hours not knowing the phone was off and if someone was trying to call you. While off, we don't receive voicemail reminders, and once it's back on, it doesn't tell you, so you may even have voice messages and not know it. I've had other Nokia's in the past and been well pleased (good reception, quality), but this phone is poor. Why can't Nokia just make a good phone without adding a bunch of unnecessary features. I don't need an MP3 player and camera built in, I have those things. (I do like having a backup camera around though.)
This phone is total junk.As undependable as the weather.If you really need your phone for work do not buy this one.You would be better off with a beeper and a payphone!!!!!
JEFFERY, 26 Dec 2008I think this phone is a piece. Its nice for looks and I feel real cool showing my frieds my 20... moreThis is the worst phone I have ever owned.I bought it new 5 months ago and am on my third replacement.My most recent one is 4 days old and already getting hot, dropping calls, using a full battery charge in 3 hours and making echoing noises during a conversation.And it was not that inexpensive either at $169.00.At this point I want to try and get a different phone because of all of the problems.
i have this phone 3 months now and it blank off ever so often on a call playing video's (when playing video's don't press pause).
this phone is nice on the outside. ut it shuts off on me when i am texting at least 7 or plus times a day,its extremely annoying. i would not recomend for anyone to get this phone. and i totally agree, the back of the phone gets very hot.
Anonymous, 31 Oct 2008I recently replaced the Nokia that came with my local Ma Bell's cellular plan with the Nokia 3... moreI think this phone is a piece. Its nice for looks and I feel real cool showing my frieds my 200+ songs on it. but when it shuts off on them in mid conversation; things get awkward. Then when i talk with my boss at work it goes crazy. My GF claims it makes annoying noises while we talk. ***Also I've noticed its backside gets hot when its used. like i hold it up to a fan in my room to cool it off. Am i The only one with this problem???
Anonymous, 21 Nov 2008The Nokia 3555 is the worst pile of junk i have ever laid my fingers on. I have taken good ca... moreYou said the battery last only one day. Was the phone just on standby or did you listen to MP3?
The Nokia 3555 is the worst pile of junk i have ever laid my fingers on. I have taken good care of it, and the battery never lasts a whole day and the phone shuts off almost everytime i recieve a call or try to call someone. If you have any choice in the matter, please head my adice and do not choose the Nokia 3555.
I used to trust Nokia, no longer.
I have this phone. The way they have the phone set up is nice... however the hardware is crap everything from the back that is hard to put back on... to the cheap vga camera thats in it.. also the fact that i have to charge it at least twice a day if im lucky enough to get it to charge due to the fact that the charger port on the phone moves around which creates a short so you can barely get it to charge.. and also it randomly shuts off.. im glad that all i paid for this phone was the 10.00 shipping on it through t-mobile because my old samsung w490 in black phone broke for the 3rd time... i loved that phone so much more other than every 3-6 months the screen would break... but it wasnt cheaply made like this one... i wouldnt recomend this phone to anyone that needs a reliable phoen.
i have this phone in red. it is amazing. i love it. except it decides to randomly shut off by its self sometimes. =/ but other than that and it dying so fast. its a really good phone!!
I recently replaced the Nokia that came with my local Ma Bell's cellular plan with the Nokia 3555 when they sent me a flyer offering a $100 discount on the product. I ended up paying ~$50USD for the phone, and after using it for a couple of weeks I think I should have stuck with my old phone, beat up and practically an antique though it was.
The first thing I noticed about the 3555 is that the phone really could have done with a better camera. I don't care that the camera is junk because I can't ever imagine using it aside from the occasional snapshot, but why bother adding one to the phone when it's virtually useless? My 1.3mp internal laptop camera takes far superior photographs, and they are nothing to write home about under the best circumstances. It just seems a waste--a cheap gimmick to drive up the price of the phone rather than a functional feature to improve the end user's experience.
The battery life is terrible. I have read that it offers ~240 hours stand-by or 3 hours talk time--my experience has shown that I can expect significantly less than half of that span under optimal conditions.
The form and function of the phone is not terrible though. I had to keep the keys locked on my old Nokia because every time I closed the phone it would somehow press the button in the upper right corner, connecting the phone to the internet without my knowledge. My new phone circumvents this issue by placing two small buffers just below the buttons and an upward sweep to the bottom end of the unit’s body. The 3555 appears to lack the sturdiness of previous models I have owned. The last Nokia I had withstood several ~5ft. high drops onto wood and tile floors. I recall 2 occasions when I dropped my last phone onto concrete from chest and ear level with only a few surface scratches to show for either occasion. Without testing my suspicions, I fully expect that a fall from a few feet onto most surfaces would leave the 3555 in pieces.
I am not sure if this has been a common issue, but I have also been having trouble connecting my new 3555 to either of my computers via USB. Maybe the phone just does not play well with Vista, because I bought a data cable that purports to support the phone and downloaded the latest version of Nokia PC Suite to no avail. The phone acknowledges the connection when plugged into the USB port via the cable, but I cannot get the Nokia PC Suite software to recognize the connection.
Some of the software seems to be more than a bit counterintuitive, but I dislike the way most cell phones are organized. I do like the secondary (external) display—it is nice for screening calls or checking the time without opening the phone.
I am not hitting on all salient points, but I should mention in closing that the Nokia 3555 is not a purchase I would make a second time. Even getting the phone at 1/3 the store price, I feel that I overpaid for this unit. In my final analysis, I think the phone boils down to a relatively functional (depending on what you want in a phone) if finicky and cheaply constructed basic cellular phone—one with few frills and fewer useful features. The Nokia 3555 handles similarly to the kind of unit companies give away with new subscriptions—if you are actually paying for one, I submit that however good a deal you are getting, you are probably paying too much money based on this model’s durability alone.
i have this phone in red and i love it except u need 2 charge it constantly