Pros Small and lightweight...a nice change. Very Inexpensive. Not a bad looking phone.
Cons Apparently it sacrifices a lot for the weight. Flush buttons are hard to accurately push. The plastic screen scratches easily. Would only purchase this again as an emergency phone.
Summary Cons certainly outweigh the pros on this phone, so it was no wonder that this one made CNet's list of loathsome phones. As a basic phone, this does the job but don't expect anything more.
The buttons are the worst feature of this phone. They are very hard to accurately press...just the worst design I have seen. I had thought the protective film on the screen was for product shipping, so I promptly removed it. Bad mistake. Scratches appeared immediately after carrying it around in my pocket. Call quality wasn't as bad as stated in the article. Calls came in clearly and others could hear me well enough.
Within two months of owning this phone, it started asking for a security code after turning it on. The default code wouldn't work, and customer service only offered to replace it. Some web searching turned up that this was a common problem with this phone. The phone was rendered useless, but I was able to transfer the SIM card to a different one and save the leftover minutes.
Do yourself a favor and spend a few more dollars for a better quality phone.
"This phone sucks"on by bnmedina
Pros do not out weight the cons. must be able to hear to be worth the money - it's a communicating device afterall
Cons This is my 3rd nokia and by far the worst. WAY-WAY less volume then other phones I've had. Speaker, headset and phone to ear all are hard to hear. must be in a quiet room. Is thin, but maybe that is what inhibits volume with bad DESIGN.
Summary Can't hear, even with volume all the way up. That is my main issue. Do Not recommend, Had problem with ring as well. couldn't not get out of vibrate. Sent in for repair, nokia sent me a new phone. I was hoping it would also fix the volume problem, but didn't. Just a very poor design. maybe buy the next model up after reading reviews.
Pros Relatively easy to use, but learn through trial and error, no directions given
Cons Sells minutes but doesn't say what costs are for local or international
Extremely expensive, 50 cents a minute to Canada, 13 cents local
No help at retailer for activation, or usage information - terrible
Summary We switched to AT&T Pay as You Go phone bought from Radio Shack. Much better information and activated right there by sales rep. We now use international phone card instead of long distance for calls to Canada now costs us 13.5 cents minute total. A
AT&T account online account info easy to access, and excellent support documentation received with the phone.
Pros read summary, please
Cons read summary, please
Summary I got this phone in 2009 when i WOULD be doing something rugged just needed a backup phone so I didnt hurt my current when i was doing something. I used this tons and i still have it, but dont use it as much. It works really good. has an fm radio which i have only seen on one other phone. i recommend this phone
Pros Flashlight makes it nice to have for a power outege or natrel diaster. Simple good for ages 7-8 who need a phone to call there parents. Batter Life is good
Cons Bad desine, keys are hard to press. No dedicated ok key. Call quilty is terrible- I have to put it on specker just to hear what people are saying.
Summary The Nokia 1661 is good only for little kids or a back up phone. other than that it does not have much use.