IP rating is not mentioned. I do remember that this phone was waterproof. Was able to make phonecalls when showering, try that with those new 'smart'phones of nowadays. Also don't see a thermometer etc in a lot of models these days.
This is one of the phones that I hope to run across at a yard sale one day, but I do have an Everactive Disposable Battery that I got at a yard sale for a quarter so I can test it. I like the look of the design with the duribility look to it.
thakkar, 04 Oct 2012i have nokia-5100 mobile, pin blocked what is the puk...anybody halp me please..my phone has ded nowhey bro puk means personal unblock key (for sim card).
which usually appears when you enter wrong pin 3 times.
if your phone is asking for PUK now then you will have to ask your SERVICE PROVIDER e.g. Airtel, docomo.
they will give you an 8 digit puk after you submit your phone number to them.
simply enter puk on the lock screen then your phone will ask you to choose a new pin.
enter the pin you can eadily remember (you can enter 4 to 8 digits pin). then it will say you to confirm pin ,enter the same no. again and it is done.
every time you switch on the phone yyou will have to enter the pin no. until you disable this feature by going into security setting of your phone (for that particular sim card).
i have nokia-5100 mobile, pin blocked what is the puk...anybody halp me please..my phone has ded now
AnonD-43342, 22 Feb 2012We still have the shell for this phone in Turkey for 15 dollars...:)Can you say the adress
Anonymous, 11 Mar 2011i want to buy this phone....is this phone is completely not available...????????? I got two of this one but the problem is that the shells are aged and cannot buy new one. The Chinese after-market shell is bad. I did buy three from three different suppliers. In one occasion the problem was that the small on/off switch arm inside missing, rendering the unit unusable. The other occasions the shells simply do not fit on the unit. The telephone without gimmicks of camera etc. is more user friendly than any other (have a smart phone G3 and several in between) telephone. It is too bad that Nokia does not provide the shells any longer.
Wonderful to see all those positive comments on a phone so old. I fully agree, I'm a happy owner since 2003.
It amazes me though that Nokia hasn't build a good follow-up, which would sell great. In general only a few changes needed:
- A little thinner
- adding GPS
- adding a reasonable camera
- battery life a bit better
- buttons a bit better
That wouldn't be to much to ask 8 years later, would it?
i want to buy this phone....is this phone is completely not available...?????????
This still the best voice quality telephone - after having about ten othres from different brand including Nokia as well - and I would use it today too but the shell got too hard and cannot use it any longer. Too bad that you cannot buy a new shell. The after-market shells are not good, some even missing the inner arm for to turn on-off the unit.
Echo, 04 Oct 2010Had my 5100 for 10 years now, just a new outer case and thats it, still going strong.Just wond... moreWonder how you've managed to own one for ten years when it was
"Announced 1Q, 2003"
*had it myself since that 2003* And it's clearly lived it's life, be it the decaying outer case, drained battery, or outdated software.
Mandy, 13 May 2010this is one of the best phones nokia has made i would like it if they can make one just like i... moreExcellent phone! After having 6 other telephones (5 Nokia), this is still the best. I wish to be able find an original outer shell!!! I did try two of the after-market but do not fit properly, and do not have similar rubber content either.
I have this 5100 hphone but i don't have the hausing casing. If anyone have the hausing plz inform me or call me.
Had my 5100 for 10 years now, just a new outer case and thats it, still going strong.Just wonder if a iPhone would last 10 years? i think not