I bought the 7280 about two months ago and have mixed feelings about it. I love the style and the small size but there are problems.. If you like to text don't buy this phone. I don't send that many so the slowness of the wheel doesn't bother me ( and I like gimmicks.) What does bother me is that the wheel lags, the phone freezes and switches off and now, the wheel will only let me scroll to the right on the alphabet.This means I can't jump to the end of it, but have to keep scrolling every time I need a full stop. SO ANNOYING!! It's going back to an engineer tomorrow to have it's software reflashed. If this doesn't solve the problem, no matter how much I love the way it looks, it's going back to Nokia. No way am I paying through the nose for a 'buggy' phone..
pls do not buy this phone. it turns off while talking, freezes etc. all my friends are complaining about this problems.
any tips on something that i should know about this nokia 7280?
hi! i live in mexico city and i want to know when this phone arrive?? i love this nokia!!!!and i was waitting for months. pleas tell me when it arrive and if it is a good phone, the functions are well??.
i think that is the best design of nokia!
congrats!!! make sure you learn to pull up the 'number entry' option quickly when calling automated services (where press 1 for this, press 2 for that). program as many voice tags and personal shortcuts voice commands as possible. DWD (dialing while driving) needs extra efforts.
i completely agree with you. i generally believe that companies like nokia have higher QA standards and i EXPECT it. you got a lemon.
sorry to hear about your experience. so far so good with me (knock on keyboard). i'm planning on getting another phone just in case this one craps out since no one will be able to repair it where i am.
Hello! i've bought my Nokia 7280 yesterday!! is cool!!! can't wait to show off at public!! while taking buses or trains. =)
Dont see any addresses above.
Not looking to spending a couple thousand on a handset.
Thanks for the idea though! ;)
I completely understand where you are coming from. If you have MSN Messenger add me on the above address. It is very frustrating!!!
Regarding phone's 'lasting' - again it is all subject to the technology used. If you want a quality handset buy a Vertu! Nokia 7280 is designed for style not features or quality. It's sad to say but true!
I'm just bitter that I spent so much money on a phone that doesn't even live pass 6 months! Especially a Nokia! They usually last a couple years! On top of that, no one will fix it for me. You would expect better quality control from such a manufacturer. Like I said, people with some extra cash to spare, go for it! Let's just all pray that they would have addressed all these gliches by then.
I agree with you in that respect - you must be able to enjoy the handset. I work for a large mobile phone company and we get cases all the time.
It's the fact that everything is quality controlled before it goes out so it must be good as handset manufacturers have such good Q.C. divisions.
Unfortunately electronic products do go faulty and in the instance that it does I grit my teeth and bear with it!!! Well it sometimes works ;-)
I agree with you. There are definitely good sides to the phone. But how do you enjoy the good if your phone doesn't work?
One thing that everyone must be aware of is that electronics products do encounter problems from time to time.
People moan and moan about their handsets because they don't work for a few days of the week! Now and again, every electronic product will need a repair - nothing is fullproof.
The Nokia 7280 is a fantastic stylish phone but everyone focuses on the negatives! Look at the good side...
I'm a huge fan of nokia phones. I've tried all other brands, my most recent one being the sony ericsson T68. I finally decided to switch back to Nokia. You may think its slick, and its different, but you may want to think twice before spending so much money for a phone. I got one early Jan and after one week, it suddenly wouldn't charge. Had to send it back and get a replacement. After getting it back again, I encountered frequent lags and blank screens, suppose to be normal with this phone. This phone will freeze alot. Then it works normally again for a couple months. I've had this phone for about 6 months now. Suddenly, after turning off the phone one day, I couldn't turn it back on. Aren't phones meant to be turned off and on? Also, the rubber part of the dial is becoming flaky. Have encountered the same problems as everyone else here has shared. Debating if its really worth getting it fixed again or just get a new phone. Any suggestions?
Thanks for the clear advise. =) will definately get one as i also like phones that do not look like usual phones as usual phones is boring...
This phone is Ugly but all I know is, when my BF is not here, I use that to maturbate myself.
DelimmaBuyer, absolutely! i highly recommend the phone if you have some spare change. i'll probably end up getting another one for my wife. you should also read the complete review on the phone from this site.
here are a couple more things to add...
1. i was able to play the radio on the loud speaker w/o the bulky original headset by purchasing a cheap nokia headset ($7.00) and cut off most of the wire except for the plug (i left enough to tie it to the phone...where the leather strap used to attach)
2. got my first 'freezing' today while playing the radio, had to turn the phone off and on a again. i don't have access to a nokia store to upgrade the software, but will try next time i am in europe.
3. the top (ear part) seems a bit loose, kinda shaky. the plus side is that you don't have to pull the phone open when you want to talk.
4. another con: you'll need to carry the sim card removal device if you travel and have multiple sims
i still love it! it's (IMHO) the most unique and classy phone out there period. i agree with the previous person that if you don't have the phone, don't knock it. we need objective reviews for people to make intelligent buying decisions, not brainless bashings.
i own this phone... i find it very ok... no problem at all.. it is a bit different from other phones but if u are willing to try it is not diffcult at all.. pls dun comment something bad on a thing if u are slow.
So after reading yr point of view? is it worth to get? i'm thinking to get one.. but need help on whether is it worth it anot..
Pls any advise from anyone??