I had this phone since december last year (2007) and still working fine for me. I droped it many times, it has plenty of scratches but it still hangs on very good. It shows correctly the times of calls. No problems with the mic or speakers, nor with the display or battery. True i use it only for calls and messages, but i think this is what phones are made for.
I have had three of these phones and they all had the same problem. I had insurance on them so i kept getting replacements but these phones are defective. They always get a issue where they shut off and then cant read the sim card any longer.
A total piece of crap, I had that phone and nothing is good about it. Nokia is going down with the day to day phone. You need to buy the Nokia at more than $500 to have a OK quality. Since they have introduce folding phones nothing is going good. I rather pay more $ for a phone that works!
I have had the phone for about 3 months. During the first week it dropped from the height of my desk onto the floor while in belt case (body glove case). The outer LCD display failed. The phone worked OK, there was not case damage This week after charging all night the phone failed about 10 minutes into the call. Total shutdown no response even with a new battery and a rest attempt. T-Mobile says it will not honor the 12 M warrantee because the LCD was damage. I’m using my 3 year old Virgin Mobile Phone until issue is resolved.
I have the Nokia 6086 through Cincinnati Bell Wireless and am constantly having problems staying connected to the wifi network and being able to dial my home phone number. I've had to call their support line at least 6 times since I've had the wireless modem. It's ridiculous. I don't think it's the phone, I'm pretty sure it's their crappy network. Even when I'm not on the wifi network, I still have many problems with the phone such as bad voice quality, not receiving text messages, many dropped calls, busy network messages and poor reception. I've even had poor reception in parts of Downtown Cincinnati. There are many Cincinnati Bell dead zones throughout Hamilton County. I like not having a contract, but it's not worth it. I'm going back to Verizon. I never had these problems with them.
Jim in Cincinnati, 14 Jun 2008Kenneth, Like you, I'm having many problems with Cincinnati Bell's service and my Nokia ... moreI totally agree with you guys. The Nokia 6086 wifi phone is very cheap, the sound quality is poor, and the wifi signal is very finnicky. Cincinnati Bell's GSM reception is really bad as well, even in the city. I am always getting dropped calls, having poor voice quality (cut-outs, and echoes), network busy messages, and not receiving voice mails. They desperately need to spend money to upgrade their aging network and to expand their local coverage. I never had problems like this with Verizon or Nextel. I was so upset with their service that I called their corporate headquarters downtown to complain. Calling 611 is useless. I encourage everyone else to do the same-if enough people complain, maybe something will be done about these problems.
i think this phone is average. especially, for this time and age it's time for an upgrade! if you dont give a crap, then here ya go. but you can get a much better phone for FREE in Japan.
this phone has that blue oldskool screen.
its just a little hard to use.
the organization of folders also sucks.
i like the speaker phone.
I have Cincinnati Bell and have this phone for about a year now. I agree with some of the other complaints where the wifi is flakier than the regular cell reception. I do get occasional cut outs at home but overall I am satisified. The main plus of the phone is the WIFI connection and when I was in Costa Rica and Canada, I was able to make and receive local telephone calls with no cell signal and an open wifi only. I can't wait to take it to asia and test it out.
I am extremely disappointed that this model does not record dates and times of calls, texts etc... In my opinion that is a very critical feature of having a cell phone.
Kenneth R Lombard, 28 Dec 2007I have a 6086 with Cincinnati Bell Wireless, when connect at home thur my wifi system, cannot ... moreKenneth,
Like you, I'm having many problems with Cincinnati Bell's service and my Nokia 6086. I think it's a good phone, its the Cincinnati Bell network that's really bad. It's outdated and poorly managed. Plus, they don't know how to keep up with changing technology. I'm constantly having problems with the wifi with dropped calls, cut-outs, bad voice quality, and not getting voice mails. I would avoid Cincinnati Bell at all costs. I am switching service next week because I am so unhappy with their customer service and network. Good luck with your phone!
Ser, 12 Jun 2008I was hoping to find other reviews on here with similar experiences, but in the off-chance thi... moreI also have a Nokia 6086 from Cincinnati Bell (Hell!) and I've had nothing but problems with it. I truly think it's their crappy wifi service/network causing it.Their network is outdated and poorly managed. I'm constantly having dropped calls, poor sound quality, and cut-outs on my wifi and gsm service. This all started the third day I had the phone! I've since had it replaced and the new phone is doing these things as well! You are right-their customer service is useless, and they have no idea what they are talking about. I've called them numerous times. I am definitely going to switch to Verizon. Good luck with your new phone.
I was hoping to find other reviews on here with similar experiences, but in the off-chance this helps someone else - we've had a horrible time with this phone. My daughter and I both have this model, and while mine has been fine (I actually don't use it as much as my teenager) my daughter has had hers replaced once and repaired once within one year of owning it, and it still doesn't work. The display screen randomly cuts out, and believe me the battery's been replaced, phone's been replaced, nothing solves this problem. It's so completely useless to me now I'm going to have to buy her a different phone. And I'm beyond pissed at Cincinnati Bell for their complete lack of customer service.
The rejected sim card is either
you didnt put it in properly
(the slightest slant or irregularity )
problem wth the sim holder
cracked sim card (EXTREMLY RARE)
as a standard
flip phone for a nothing fancy
but it works attitude
great functions not
the most features but
it has wifi and you can use that
to connect to skype
so theres plenty of options
if i was travinling id buy this on my trip and leave my iclone atr home and use it for skype
I thinkk it's the bestt phone for the middle class peoples...............!
it has all the essential entertainment features such as camera ,fm stereo radio ,stereo music player and price is also very low.
Had it for less than 2 weeks, could barely hear anyone on the phone. The people I called said that the phone would drop out occasionally. Only used it as a cell phone, never tried WiFi. Very cute design, but cute doesn't make it easier to hear people.