This handset was just released in Australia last week for between $400-$600 depending on the retailer. On the first day the handset froze while trying to access various applications, notably when opening MMS messages. Battery very good so far, but I've yet completed the 2nd charge cycle. USB charging will only accept Nokia charger. It will not charge from Motorola, Blackberry or O2 USB chargers. Design very appealing in Black. 8 out of 10 for a BASIC 3G handset without VIDEO CALLS and HSDPA.
I agree with who_berak. The Malaysian price of RM1,470 for this phone is TOO MUCH. The phone doesn't even have HSDPA... 3G only 384 kbps. Justifiable if got HSDPA.
It has s40 fp 5th edition good cell to show off from nokia atleast u dont have to leave for most basics a lot better than v8
I'm not sure why you have such a problem with o2. I have been their customer for years and have always had excellent value for money and customer service. I currently pay £35 per month, and for that I get 1000 free minutes to any network at any time, and 750 free texts. I have also never paid for a handset, even though all my phones have been brand new on the market when I got them. Fair enough, the stores and website may state handset prices next to them, but o2 are very flexible when it comes to negotiating. At certain times, I have contacted them to advise that I could get a better deal with another operator and they have always bettered the deal, without even asking for proof or checking. And getting a phone from o2 is, without a doubt, better than getting it from any other network because they don't fill their phones with network software and stick their logo all over it like the other networks do. At the end of the day, o2 have become the UK's leading network for a very good reason. I'm on an online tariff, by the way. Much better value than the highstreet.
miki, what would You suggest for first time opening of the case so we wouldn't break it? How to open it smoothly?
nice but looks like 4 yrs old Samsung C100 rip-off...
extremely hard to open backpanel, I would think that some nervous users will harm display when trying to insert sim.
what I especially like is the way they have done the function keys...
Just saw it bahrain today !!! BD 155...just a bit to expensive considering it has no camera for video calls !!Oh yes !! the build is not that good as well !!cos it was creating a kinds of sqeaking sounds when pressing the key pad !!
the Malaysian price of $1,470 is way too expensive for such a basic phone! How do they justify such high price?!!!!
Oh, and on the talk of video calling and the Nokia 6500 Classic:
Why would this even be a consideration, if you can't even make video calls?
Or do people just enjoy paying double for half a service?
Thank you for further confirming my point - O2 is a flaming, horrible rip off which offers frustratingly horrendous account services (i.e. how it is impossible to get a to-the-minute usage balance - there is always a couple of days delay). This alone is a big enough reason to not go anywhere near them. I mean, how ridiculous is that?
"Also, vodafone seem to be offering the same phones at the same tarriff for free. While o2 is charging £30 - £100 for the same handset on the same tarriff. (12 month ones)"
I think this says it all, considering Vodafone are another operator who enjoy robbing their customers of money.
O2 have quickly established themselves as the UKs premier cellular robbers, surprisingly pipping Vodafone to the post of worst-value-operator. Orange are on a par with Vodafone, T-Mobile are competitively priced and Three are easily the best value (and always have been), but their major flaw is their range of phones...
And Mr 0xNp
Your battery is really not as sensitive as what is made out, especially the modern day ones. If you really want to do the full charge - to empty - to full charge, then it's pretty simple: don't plug it into your computer until the battery is either empty or full.
Or is it only me who finds such a thing the most obvious solution?...
Hello, I'm interested in purchasing this phone. The thing is, I never had experience with the ones charged via USB (I currently own a 6030) So, when you connect the 6500 Classic via USB to your PC, it automatically charges the battery as well? My question would be about whether this is good or not, actually, because as far as I know, it's best to completely empty the battery and then charge it to full again (for first three times, that's for sure, but probably for later as well, right?) So would this USB charge not harm the battery, it's stand-by time, or something, if it's going to be charged back and forth not to full, when connected to USB? Your answers and opinions would be very interesting and important. Thanks.
O2 is probably CURRENTLY offering the best service at the moment.
However, about the video calling:
Consumer Pay Monthly Terms:
From 1 January 2008, video calls will be excluded from the monthly allowance and charged 50p per minute. Video call charges start when the recipient accepts the call, even if the video call subsequently fails, therefore a failed call may be subject to a minimum charge. Video calling is handset and network dependant. Use of 3G is subject to 3G coverage
Also, vodafone seem to be offering the same phones at the same tarriff for free. While o2 is charging £30 - £100 for the same handset on the same tarriff. (12 month ones)
I am truly puzzled as to why Nokia chose to make the Battery cover out of freakin' plastic!!
What woulda been so hard just to make it out of anodized aluminum along with the rest of the phone?
I bought the 6500 Slide a few days ago, & let me say that this is THE most solid mobile phone ever built. It is a piece of mobile art.
Looks expensive, feels expensive, and the new S40 V.5 UI is great.
I recommend 100% it to anyone looking for a middle, to upper tier class phone. You will absolutely dig it.
what balls you talk an mms on o2 takes 4 texts out of your allowance, plus video calls are taken straight from your call allocation thats what i call value for money . T-Mobile 50p per minute to video call RIP OFF.