Great as a radio crap in every way as a phone. The poor display and the difficulty in hearing make it the worst mobile phone experience I've encountered since using mobiles. I'm also getting frequent occurrences of no network coverage. I'm going into Vodaphone on Monday and if they can't remedy my displeasure both Nokia and themselves are going to lose my custom for ever. Don't go anywhere near this piece of absolute garbage.
a 6234 is the upgraded 6230i this phone to answer a couple of questions at the main menu the screen stay lite for 15 sec then elsewhere 8 secs its standard on all nokia phones its just there is no adjustment secondly it is not designed to go in a car kit as it has no cradle fitment. its a great unit for the price a 2mpixel and 3g handset similar features to a 6280 or 6288 but cheaper and much more stylish.
reception issues i would say you have a bad unit like any manufacturer there are production issues with all phones or supplier issues eg lg batteries sony software nokia software every electronic device has issues with software the sooner we get to 3g we can download the newest software directly from the manufacturer thats just my thoughts but you make up your own mind
I think it's a great phone and its very cheap in my country. But:the reception it's very poor and the back light lasts only a few seconds and that's anoying. Video mode it is great because it's vga.
I bought yesterday this phone and I like it very much,but it doesn't have flash at camera,but it works good in music player and I like the sound stereo at this phone. The problem is how I use 3g because it has only a camera.Maybe I stay in front of a mirror.
dont know if my handset is broken. does anyone know how to make it so the keys light up cos i cant get the backlight on the keys to work. is there a setting im overlooking
Look at first in the setting network, is that 3G or GSM or both?
I think about one possibility,maybe your 6234 is in 3G so that's why poor reception in 3G (unless 3G network in your place is good, than my thinking is wrong).
If your 6234 setting network is also in GSM and stay poor reception, I advise you to change it to your supplier.Maybe you get bad handset production.
If you have found the solving,please share also with us. Thanks.
I got one of these as a company phone, not as good as my old trusty Nokia 3100 as the reception is terrible, just transferred my Vodafone SIM and noticed right away poorer reception, eg at my desk with 3100 no problem, 6234 no network! and it drops calls and text take a long time to get to it.great looking but does not work well as a phone
i want to ask if the 3g phoning is good because you dont have the front camera??
i have brought this fone from vodafone
they gave me an already formated battery and not li-ion but li-polimer(BP-6M not BP-6M-S)they also didn't gave me a data cable or a card adaptor.I think they tricked me
This phone has the worst sound (tone) of any phone I've ever had. Everyones voice sounds high pitched and screechy, particularly when using the hands free in the car.
Just regarding Nokia Managers comment about reading the manual....can you tell me which page tells about the phone powering off during media playback? If you can't, then maybe you should look through everyones queries individually and give a factual answer rather than jumping in with a stupid one......
my child messed around with my phone and has some how got this headphone pic up at the top centre of the screen. i can't hear any callers due to this. it is so frustrating. can anyone help me? Ben
To answer my own question below:
Having spoken to Club Nokia it seems that the back light cannot be changed in any way, either to change the timing or to keep it on when connected to a hands-free kit.
How can Nokia and Vodafone sell an inherently unsafe mobile phone.
I strongly recommend that anyone considering buying this phone to think again.
Great phone but I can't get the back light to stay on when connected to the hands-free kit.
The backlight going out after 5 secs is extremely annoying. Has anyone had any luck it getting it to stay on longer? Also even though set to large font size, still very small. Any ideas to make larger
this phone is ok, but the backlight is a nitemare just going out after 5 secs! also dont know if it is the hand set and i have faulty on and sending it back, but i cannot hear people very well at all! does anyone else have this problem