NEC e606 review
| ||Review: June 2003
Last updated June 2006
In a nutshell: The NEC e606 was the very first phone in the 3G range. But don't be fooled into thinking this is a low-spec phone.
The NEC e606 has an integrated digital / video camera, so that you can make video calls on the 3 network. You can record photos, video and audio to play back later or to send in a video or photo message. You can also use the built-in video player to download and play video and audio clips.
Add to this a huge array of other features, including Java games, superb 65,000 colour display, polyphonic ringtones, Bluetooth™ & USB connectivity, and the NEC e606 certainly packs a lot in.
Downsides of the phone are the high weight and very poor battery life that seriously reduce the usability of the phone. Compared with newer 3G phones the e606 doesn't make the grade when you consider the low resolution screen, poor quality camera and shocking weight and battery life - still, it was a milestone in its day and brought 3G to many in the UK.
NEC e606 features include:
- Video calling (when outside 3's video network supports voice calls and SMS only)
- Video & photo messaging
- Integrated digital camera with zoom
- Media player (sound & video) - music player
- Video download
- Java Games
- Polyphonic ringtones (16 voice)
- 65,000 colour hi-res display (162 x 132 resolution)
- WAP 1.2.1, GPRS, high-speed internet via 3G network
- MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)
- Buetooth™ & USB connectivity
- Speed dialling & voice dialling
- Predictive text input
- Calendar, organiser, contacts (photos can be assigned to contacts)
- Clock, alarm, voice memo, calculator, currency converter
- Memory: 32 Mbytes
- Weight: 150g
- Size: 117 x 59 x 27 mm
- Battery standby: up to 41 hours
- Battery talktime: up to 2 hours (1 hour when using video)
NEC e606 user reviews
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Average rating from 137 reviews:
Reviewed by The dingo.
on 7th Mar 2011
OK, so I know I'm six years late posting this, but I hated this phone so much that all this time on I still want to warn the world to know how bad this phone was. Everything on it was poorly designed, the battery was so bad that you actually got two with the phone to get you through the day. The camera was pathetic, really, really poor quality images that weren't suitable for use anywhere other that on the phones terrible screen (poor colours and resolution). The menu structure was confused and as a consequence the phone was annoying to operate, and the phone was really sluggish. I hated this phone with a passion and actually haven't bought anything that I know has been manufactured by NEC since. I don't even think that at the time of it's launch this phone was ready for consumers, maybe 75% of the way through it's product development. The fact that NEC actually released this put me off them for life. The only good thing about this phone was that it was sturdy enough to be thrown hard against walls and kicked around the floor (in utter frustration) without breaking. At the time though this phone was utter, utter rubbish.
Reviewed by Sharaiz Ahmed
on 23rd Jun 2010
I own this phone & now i am having a problem with it. This phone is not switching on.... If it switches on it suddenly gets off... Please help me ... Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by husnain
on 5th Nov 2008
hi every one i luv my nec e606 coz its mine i dont have the software cd for my mobile to connect with the computeri have connected the data cable n installed the drivers but it requires soe else software can someone send me the setup of the software for nec e606 toconnect to my computer plz,i'll shall b very thankful to u...:)
Reviewed by tuongachau
on 5th Nov 2008
NEC e606 is good but giving problem that it does not show call log(missed calls/received calls/made calls)if some body know about it plz help me.i will be very thankful to the person who will help me. email@example.com
Reviewed by atemnkeng jerry
on 28th Apr 2008
the phone is good in some aspects but just that the is a problem with the blue tooth connection and the mms like play back the audio recorded manually.
Reviewed by naseef
on 28th Feb 2008
total rubbish! that is wat dis fone is all about minus three!!! the audio player doesnt function and the camera is poor
Reviewed by mohammadbaqar
on 13th Feb 2008
I love my nec e 606 mobile.I am using it for last 3 years.But I dont have its help book. Can company provide firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by serugo samuel
on 18th Dec 2007
the phone is good equiped with good technology but mine does not display missed calls .samuel from MUK(UGANDA)
Reviewed by siewedoche
on 15th Aug 2007
the phone is cool but one thing is that too too complicated to use the bluetooth does to work or i dont know how to use it and many other funtion that i will love someone to show me how to use the phone but for now it is a cool phone no matter the size please i will love to have more information about the phone hear is my e-mail email@example.com you i will be wating
Reviewed by Ipswich Calling
on 25th Jul 2007
What is wrong with Everyone! Since when does a brick weighs under 200grs.This phone was the first of it's kind and nothing at the time compared to it! The perfect phone still does not exist Today including the Nokia N95.
Reviewed by rav
on 29th Jun 2007
got this set in gift . i stay in india and i am not able to use it's all features in a better way. till date i am not able to use bluetooth , games , mms services of this phone .so can any body help me out to use these features . .please send me the steps to use these ..... i love the camera feature in this set . my id is firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by esua basil e.f.
on 7th Jun 2007
It was the size of the phone that at first troke my attention,thinking its contents will match the size,but i came to realise this is just an empty box i was carrying around..and not to forget i wonder if the audio playa and bluetooth stuff written here was a kind of way to attract costomers or to make them nervous at the after math because they have never showed a sign of working,i wonder if someone will want to buy this load from me ever.
Reviewed by john
on 25th Apr 2007
IT was the BEST IN ITS DAY but compared to the other phones its not all that. I'm rating it on how I would when it was new a couple years ago.
Reviewed by Alfred Corlioni
on 12th Mar 2007
People note that this phone has a very good outer body. I've dropped this phone like a million times and it STILL hasn't got damaged.
Reviewed by Rosni
on 4th Mar 2007
From SrilAnka ITS GOOD BUT .I DONT HAVE THE FACILITY TO DOWNLOAD THE GAMES THROUGH DATA CABLE . THE SOFTWARE PROVIDED FOR NEC-E606 HAS NO FACILITY TO DOWNLOAD THE GAMES .IF ANY SOFTWARE IS THERE PLEASE FORWARD TO MY MAIL ID : email@example.com
Reviewed by A.R.M Rosni
on 3rd Mar 2007
NEC e606 G Phone Is Very Very Good Iam Loving The Phone Is e606 3G Phone Your Loving The Phone e606 3g Phone Thank You Srilanka
Reviewed by tyrone
on 20th Jan 2007
i think its an awesome phone but dont be fooled by these people its great and thank you.
Reviewed by Lee McKenzie
on 18th Jan 2007
I bought the above phone off E bay for £24.00 and it is the worst phone I have ever had ,and I have had quite a few down the years. Some days I have had to charge it twice as the battery life is ridiculous . At times it wont send messages and I found I was unable to make calls but by turning the phone off for a couple of minutes then turning it on again I found this solved this problem .I am on three network and found them very helpful and knowledgeable whenever I have had to contact them although I believe their call centre is based in Asia somewhere and I found their accents a little hard to undrstand ,please please do yourself a favour and dont buy this phone. The features are quite good although it is only bluetooth compatible with your pc ,limited ringtones the camera and video feature is only mediocre at best
Reviewed by Mustaqeem
on 2nd Sep 2006
It is good having no IR and BT. Bettery stand by time is not so good. Size is so so BIGGG.
Reviewed by g-man
on 6th Jul 2006
exelant phone got more gadgets than a computer
Reviewed by Rubbish!!!
on 26th Oct 2005
THIS FONE IS RUBBISH! DO NOT GET IT!! i BOUGHT IT THINKIN, NICE FONE GOOD DEAL BUT I WAS VERY VERY RONG! IT KEPT BRAKIN AND WEN I SENT IT TO THE MANUFACURES IT JUST GOT SENT BACK SAYING THEY HAD FIXED THE PROBLEM BUT THEY HADNT. I SENT IT BACK A TOTAL OF 4 TIMES IN 2 MONTHS AND ENDED UP GIVING UP. IT IS A RUBBISH FONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by mehowsha-chi
on 19th Aug 2005
this fone is poop!yes it has camera, video blue tooth, but its absolute rubbish!! the fone is like a brick, the arial is annoyin- too long, the front has no screen u cant c who is callin, you cant quickly check the time, i had this fone for about a month b4 i got anuva DIFFERENT fone! i find it difficult to use the keypad, hard to press the buttons... and 3 - wot a useless service provider, ur lucky if you get a signal!! it is cheap but dont get it!!
Reviewed by ED
on 17th Aug 2005
This is one of the best phones I have ever had. this phones has everything from video playback to java games.
Reviewed by Kaycee1515
on 8th Jul 2005
Awful phone... it feels like carrying a brick around with you! I had the thing for 12 months and didn't enjoy a minute of it, so ashamed to admit i ever owned one. Steer clear of this piece of junk.
Reviewed by steve paul
on 17th Jun 2005
NEC e606 it good.
Reviewed by Sainto-Bayo
on 13th May 2005
Its a fine tech, but the size and weight could be improved on.
Reviewed by umair from england on 22nd Apr 2005
good phone but just too big too carry around everywhere. also the camera
quality is not that good.
Reviewed by m.sunil sandeep reddy from uk on 16th
ITS GOOD BUT .I DONT HAVE THE FACILITY TO DOWNLOAD THE GAMES THROUGH
DATA CABLE . THE SOFTWARE PROVIDED FOR NEC-E606 HAS NO FACILITY TO DOWNLOAD
THE GAMES .IF ANY SOFTWARE IS THERE PLEASE FORWARD TO MY MAIL ID : firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by Guy Ruddy from England on 14th Apr
Honestly, this phone is really trying my patience. It keeps sending
messages twice for some reason. I wish I this phone was not existing
Reviewed by Sho from England on 6th Apr 2005
This phone is not even worthy of one star. It is a load of rubbish never
ever EVER! get this phone. The bluetooth doesn't work, the audio player
doesn't work. It is extremely huge and the camera quality isn't all
that good. You WILL regret it if you buy this phone as i do.
Reviewed by CJ from UK on 30th Mar 2005
dis fone iz aite da bluetooth is rubbish but audio player is gd and
da camera is betta than the early motorolas but only get it if u liv
in a 3g area its rubbish wen ur nt in a 3g area
Reviewed by wag1 from UK on 15th Jan 2005
DA FONE IZ GANGSTA BRUV I IZ BIN UZING IT FOR DA DAONLODZ AND ALL DAT
TNGZ AND IT IZ GUD BRUV
Reviewed by jon from uk on 11th Jan 2005
THIS PHONE IS GOOD FOR WHEN YOU ARE IN NEED OF A BRICK WHEN YOU FALL
SHORT WHISLT LAYING THAT CONSERVATORY FOUNDATION.THIS PHONE IS JUNK
,YOU NEED 10 BATTERYS TO GET THROUGH THE DAY. THE PERSON WHO INVENTED
THIS PHONE MUST HAVE WORTKED IN THE LADA FACTORY IN MOSCOW
Reviewed by jack maloney from England on 3rd Jan
This phone has many good points and bad points. Initially i was very
impressed with the phones features, even if it was a bit big. However
i quickly come to realise that the battery was very poor, so i purchased
a desktop charger, which is great because it means i never have to switch
my phone off. Howvever, the 3 customer services is very poor and cannot
under stand what they are saying to you. The free internet on this phone
is very good along with the great premiership downloads. So all in all
i generally have been impressed with the phone.
Reviewed by Seyit
on 31st Dec 2004
Hi:))))))))))))))))))))))) Very beatifullllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
Reviewed by Dan from UK on 18th Dec 2004
Avoid this phone like the plague.
Reviewed by Michael G from England on 6th Dec
This phone is ok for music videos on 3. But its a little slow at loading.
It has mixed reviews and I wonder why cos it is a good phone. The network
3 is ok but sometimes take a long time to answer your calls. So this
phones total rating is Excellent
Reviewed by adam from australia on 29th Nov 2004
EXECELENT MOBILE CAMERA GREAT. INTERNET GREAT. GAMES GREAT. THE WHOLE
THING IS GREAT
Reviewed by Andy from UK on 27th Nov 2004
Not really the phone I have a problem with but 3 in general. Lost my
phone and tried to claim on the much vaunted free insurance. After finally
finding someone in the Indian call centre who I could understand they
told me I need a crime refrence number to claim on the insurance, even
though I lost my phone and it wasn't stolen! Needless to say the police
told me to get lost and stop wasting their time (totally understandable)
and I ended up paying for the next six months contract and not being
able to use it. Reception is also awful, even in areas like the M5.
DONT SIGN UP TO THREE!!! The reason they are so cheap is that they spend
no money on looking after their customers.
Reviewed by James from U.K on 27th Nov 2004
Good phone but its a brick it weighs alot and the battery goes down
Reviewed by Nicholson_the_great
on 19th Nov 2004
i hav had this phone for 14 months and it was kool for the first 6 and then it got too big. I think it grew or it might just be the new phones are smaller. It one of the worst phone's. i reccomend no one to by this. The plan sucks as well. If you want 3 phone go prepaid. Once again this phone is JUNK.
Reviewed by gerard from uk on 17th Nov 2004
uhhhhh....the worst phone ive ever bought!! total rubbish..nothing works..text
is so slow, video messaging just forget about it... not only that it
weighs an absoloute tonne...3g are rubbish
Reviewed by joe
on 28th Oct 2004
all i can say is it poor as well. it too big, the signal rubbish i cant even text any of me mates. only reason im stuck with it so me LG U8120 get repaired. so im glad i didnt by dis fone. i dont suggest buyin dis fone
Reviewed by Peter
on 20th Oct 2004
Its true to say that this phone and 3 themselves I believe are a complete waste of time. 1) Battery life is appalling.Even with a heavy duty battery. 2) Obtaining a signal for more than a few minutes is a real challenge. Most calls will regularly get dropped at least once if not several times during a conversation to the point of being farcical especially when in a moving vehicle.(London area) I've had the phone for over a year and the situation has not improved 3 know their shortcomings but have done nothing to address these problems with the consumer in mind . Incidently I changed the phone after 10 days with another 606 ...still had the same problems. I also have another phone on T-mobile I experience no problems on this network.
Reviewed by J Gabbi from England on 28th Sep 2004
Ok, maybe there aint bluetooth, but I've just got one of these for £38
off ebay, and it's great. Take it to 3 and get a firmware update. It's
fine now, bluetooth headset working, got it all sorted. The new battery
type, which is included now gives me about 15 hours with backlight.
So get off your high horse and say hello to the future. 3g. All them
features dont work off air. And dont say u dont care about the features,
otherwise, why would you have bought it?
Reviewed by ahmed from egypt on 26th Sep 2004
concted from _ to computer
Reviewed by Nitzy from Romania on 25th Sep 2004
Words are not enough!
Reviewed by Stuart from UK on 29th Aug 2004
If I could rate it at 0 stars, I would. Hunk-o-junk! SHOULD NEVER HAVE
BEEN BROUGHT TO MARKET!
Reviewed by nick archer from manchester, england on
24th Aug 2004
absouloute rubbish as far as i am concerned. The only thing I use it
for now is a dog toy! heres the long list of reasons why.......... poor
camera poor reception very big, not easy to carry round poor battery
power It could go on forever the phone was a complete waste of money
and as others have said i am returning to nokia!!!
Reviewed by Ryan from England-Liverpool on 23rd
1 Star isnt poor enough .... like most of you when you bought it you
though nice looking flip phone but then ITS HUGE!!! you cant carry it
arround Impossible..... The signal is poor on the e606 ... voice calls
are poor the camera is poor no media player is poor... you cant get
msn messenger on the e606 but you can on the e313 and motorola !!! so
whats left to bad mouth against the e606 erm lets think i cant iv sed
enough ..... one good thing but its on any 3 phone FREEE INTERNET!!!!!!!
so dont get this phone if u do then u will come back to this review
and say u know what they where right !!!!
Reviewed by jamal from Jordan on 19th Aug 2004
Dear sir I'm Jordanian citizen , i bought NEC e606 cell phone from England
, i tried my best to activate the MMs ,GPRs & GPS services but it doesn't
work here in Jordan , so would you please send me any information or
any websites that could help me to solve this problem . Thanks Jamal
Reviewed by George
on 18th Aug 2004
This ain't a bad phone and 3 ain't a bad service provider. True, it's a big heavy mother of a phone, but if you think about everything it can do, that should be no big surprise. It was the first generation of 3G phone and now you can get better phones that are lighter and have better battery usage, but that's technology for you. Put it this way: some people lead, others follow.
Reviewed by Anne from England on 6th Aug 2004
This is the worst phone ever - you perhaps could use it as a doorstop.
3 customer services are the worst services in the world and probably
india. They had just sent a troubleshooter out there because they can
not retain customers after the year is up. 3 - cheap but awful.
Reviewed by John Broome Saunders from UK on 22nd
After 12 frustrating months I've almost made it to the end of my contract.
I shall shed few tears when I say farewell to my NEC e606. The phone's
absurd limitations (short battery life, no IR, PC connectivity only
with WinXP...) are well documented. But the bugbear that annoys me most
is the interface. Why, when a SMS fails to send (as they do with alarming
regularity), do I have to press about 5 different buttons in order to
resend the same message? In my golden days as a Nokia owner re-sending
a failed SMS was a single-button-press job. Similarly, when a SMS arrives,
I need to laboriously chisel my way into the SMS inbox before I can
read it. Moreover, the actual processing power of the phone seems to
be alarmingly slow - there's a painful delay between every key-press
and a meaningful response from the phone. The entire device carries
the air of a fairly unsuccessful prototype. Next week I shall be returning
fondly to Nokia.
Reviewed by Vasken from UK on 22nd Jul 2004
Guys... Guys...... Why do you all write bad reviews about this phone...
You say the battery does not last. Fair enough... Have you ever tried
setting the backlight on "off"? when you do so, the screen is still
illuminated (and still quite bright) It is the main reason why the battery
does not last... Do that and it will run for more than 15 hrs, even
if you make 1 hr of calls a day! The phone is not the best I have ever
seen, but it does have many features and I still haven't explored any
ways of optimising the menues... but I believe once you familiarise
with it ... it can be a great phone. And it is not so big... come on
it is 3G, probably the first 3G phone on the market, and still smaller
than most 3G phones on sale these days.
Reviewed by **timmy** from england on 18th Jul
okay where to start. i know 3 mobile its s$$t. it took me 2 weeks to
get the phone activated when i bought it. it takes about 5 tries to
make a phone call for it only to be cut off mid flow. it says you can
text on this phone thats a new concept to me i couldnt make a text on
all 5 replacment handstest i had. the 3 operators are arrogent and cant
speak english. and when they could they didnt care, as long as you paid
the bills they palm you off with a load a ****. but the minute you dont
then only to give you another broken phone. wooow. okay heres the moral
of this very long story ^^stick to a normal phone and dont touch the
Reviewed by Robin from UK on 15th Jul 2004
Okay people - here's what you do if you own the e606. Get on e-bay and
pick up brand new long life batteries cheap, then get yourself a charger
that charges the batteries independently of the phone. (You should pick
one up for around £15) Put one battery in the phone and leave one in
the charger and swap them when needed. I never turn my phone off, and
it never goes dead on me. Unless you are a compulsive yacker & texter,
your e606 will not run down, and you will have a fantastic piece of
kit. It really is time that people realised ALL 3g phones have a shorter
battery life than 2g. It's the nature of the beast. All you folks who
gripe about the e606 should try the Motorola A835 if you really want
a battery eater. What a piece of junk!!! As for the 3 network - I've
been with them for 6 months now and will never go back to any of the
other providers. Apart from the price advantage, I have never had a
call drop, never not been able to connect with any other network, and
never had to pay for a call. (Apart from the brilliant video calls).
I live in a rural area where reception can be dodgy, mainly with Orange,
and a lot of my mates are now talking of switching to 3. It's nice to
know I'm not the only one happy with my e606. But then sites like this
tend to be a magnet for the people with a gripe. It's not human nature
to take time out to praise something. Robin PS. All you users with battery
probs - are you quite sure you know how to charge a battery properly
for the first time? Get that wrong and you will have problems with ANY
phone. Give it 20 hours minimum!!!!
Reviewed by Dicky from England on 3rd Jul 2004
meh.. the phone on its own wasnt all that bad a year ago, but it should
have been far better. 3G are hands down the most appauling network...
neigh, company ive ever had the sorry experience of dealing with. Since
this is a review of the phone ill stop there, just had to spread the
word a bit more about just quite how poor the 3G service is. ;-)
Reviewed by chrisQ from england on 22nd Jun 2004
i wish there was an option for zero stars, one star is far far too many
for this heap of tripe
Reviewed by dixie normous from uk on 9th Jun 2004
THIS IS THE WORST PHONE I HAVE EVER OWNED, ALL THE BAD THINGS SAID ABOUT
THIS PHONE ARE TRUE, MY CONTRACT RUNS OUT IN ABOUT A MONTH WHEN I WILL
BE SMASHING MY E606 WITH A VERY LARGE HAMMER AND SENDING THE VIDEO TO
3. I WILL NEVER USE THE 3 NETWORK AGAIN....DONT DO IT!
Reviewed by Phil from England on 8th Jun 2004
The combination of this phone and 3 as an operator make this the most
miserable mobile experience I've ever had the misfortune to endure.
3's "customer service" (can they be done by the trade descriptions act
or advertising standards for even daring to use that department name?)
ensures that you will never get anything resolved, but you'll continue
to get plenty of bills, junk mail and threatening letters when you complain.
My advice is DON'T BUY THIS PHONE AND DON'T USE 3!
Reviewed by Frazzy D
on 3rd Jun 2004
Three words - buy this fone! This fone is amazing, bluetooth, video, picture. Is there anything this fone cant do? The GX10i is nothing compared to this beauty.
Reviewed by Nick from England on 19th May 2004
Well what more can be said? This phone is useless with the smaller battery
supplied since it only lasts about 8 hours and fitted with the big battery
it just gets sarcastic comments from people calling it a house brick.
Bluetooth?? What's that? This phone has Bluetooth according to NEC but
does not according to 3 Mobile and despite the fact that Bluetooth is
in the menu, it does not work. At this point i am trying to remember
why i decided to take out a contract with 3 mobile, i had thought it
was for the technological advancements that they were offering but on
reflection i see that i was foolish. Battery life that means this phone
is dead more than it is alive, ergonomics for the blind, because there's
no way you are likely to loose this baby down the back of the Sofa and
connectivity which is limited to a cable, yes i said a cable. Of course
i must be able to make good comments about the Service provider and
their move into the future with 3G data calling. Ermm..well no i can't
really. The fact is that 3 mobile drops my calls more often than my
original Vodaphone Pay as you Go in 1997 and the signal jumps around
more than a child on a POGO stick. Ahhh but i have just remembered why
i decided to take out a contract with three, i knew i was not totally
foolish. I took a contract out with 3mobile because they offer more
free minutes for the money than the other service providers. I have
also just realised why that is. 50% of my free minutes are used for
calls to my voicemail to receive the calls that my voicemail kindly
took whilst i was out of signal range, or my battery was dead or i had
my call drop irretrievably. Surely there must be something good to say
about this phone and its service provider, ermm No i don't think there
is. Welcome to the future, one small step for me, one giant cock-up
for three. I just hope their accountants are not banking on many returning
customers once their contracts have expired.
Reviewed by caroline from uk on 12th May 2004
It seems as though i was the last person to find out how truly dreadful
this phone really is. When i took out a contract with 3g in feb 04 at
ideal phones in newmarket i stupidly ignored the fact that the offer
of ahlf price line rental and cheap anytime any network calls plus a
free handset was far too good to be true. Ever since that day i have
had the lowest monthly phone bills known to mankind because i've been
unable to use my phone!!!!!!!!!! i've been offered a sales job so it
has become necessary that i am contactable at all times so decided that
i would try and rectify the fact that my phone does not work in an area
shown on the 3g map to have good coverage. After at least 6 calls to
3g some ending in rather an irate manner i eventually recieved some
positive feedback from abhijik this is the guy to speak to! not only
was his english comprehendable unlike many of the other operators including
3g management, but he was extremely helpful and is going to take some
actio n unlike his manager yesterday who asked me to give her a daytime
telaphone number when i calmly explained that i could give her my mobile
number only it doesn't work i don't think she was amused. I wish i'd
found this website earlier before i signed a contract which incidently
will cost me £218 to cancel. Abhijik was amazed to hear the number of
complaints i was able to quote him from this website a one star rating
is far too high for this phone
Reviewed by alexandro from australia on 7th May
well this phone is great, the battery last 4 days straight here in australia..and
everything is free, calls, messages, text, all types of comunication
is free, not to mention that downloading movies is free 2, probably
coz my uncles part owner of 3 australia, i never get bills, but im only
15 and i prefer my n-gage over the nec thing, or if u want a mad phone
get a nokia 6600, my 6600 is mad, vids are mad and its got bluetooth
sexc phones nokia all the way
Reviewed by Mark from UK on 5th May 2004
I'm feel very frustrated with this phone. The battery life is terrible
and although I had heard about this problem before buying they assured
me that these were teething problems with very early 3G phones. Nothing
but a pack of lies if you ask me. Now i'm finding myself using my old
GSM phone (7210) and leaving this brick in the cupboard.
Reviewed by guy from uk on 2nd May 2004
Oh, i've just bought one of these phones and i have read this review
page and now i regret it. I am lucky enough to have a degree and post
grad qualifications, and i still find it confusing and difficult to
use! The customer service is apalling. If i were able to speak urdu
or whatever then i am sure i would have no worries. Why the hell are
the uk companies opening up call centres in india? Low wages etc, big
profits for them, for what about customer service? It seems the bigger
a company gets, the worst the service is. I will be taking back my phone
on tuesday and they can shove it up their arse. Dont be fooled by the
smamry high pressure sales tactics they use as the UK high street store
"phones4U". Utter sharks. Don't buy this phone.
Reviewed by neil from uk on 27th Apr 2004
well if ur gonna go by features alone on a phone then this would have
to get 5 stars, however if your gonna go by ( and lets be honest here
) a phone that actually makes phone calls then this one would receive
no stars. Who needs all this stuff on a phone anyway, as long as battery
life is good and the phone easy to use then that's good enough for me.
And as for trying to get through to the customer services don't even
go there. a nice idea maybe in a year or two when services become cheaper
more widespread this will take off. untiil then don't believe the hype
Reviewed by MArky Mark
on 26th Apr 2004
To put it simply - Don't buy it. Don't use 3. The phone is not intuitive in the slightest, the technology and user functionality, in my mind, have gone backwards. As for 3, service coverage is so poor, customer service is non-existant. Big thumbs down from me!
Reviewed by Colin from Scotland on 21st Apr 2004
I hae just bought mine 2nd hand through Ebay, I had read the bad reviews
but jst wanted it as a pay as you go. I have used it for several weeks
now having bought a 3 simpack (not easy to obtain and not cheap) I have
found the phone very good service has been fine, poor battery life and
slightly slow opp system but no real problems. I obviously dont know
the problems at the beginning and dont need to worry about the cll centre
re billing but everything works well for me and great prices, I notice
the phones are getting snapped up on e-bay pretty fast. All in all a
good deal and a good buy for pay as you talk. I bought my phone for
50 squid. I was in a 3 shop where someone was paying 300 plus for a
pay as you go 616 !!!!!! Ouch.
Reviewed by Yahya from UK on 29th Mar 2004
2 words - DONT BOTHER - Im sick of writing to them, sick of talking
to them (if I can get thru!) it's easier getting a tenner out of tramp
than getting any help from 3. they are useless repeat, useless. they
have changed my phone 3 times (scuse the pun) and still they cock it
up. after countless calls and letters, I have given up. I aint even
gonna bother trying to get out of the contract cuz its too much of a
mission. i am now riding my contract out and cancelling and NEVER going
back. just for a laugh I called and told them what I was going to do
and no word of a lie, 1 min after i put the phone down, i received a
text asking me to upgrade...what a p*ss take. I even left a message
on their website 2 weeks ago explaining my problems.... have they got
back to me? B******S HAVE THEY. 3G.. I will be looking down from heaven
when your rotting in hell...
Reviewed by Clark from UK on 27th Mar 2004
Can I add more insult to this phone? Just got a nice bluetooth headset.
I struggled with setup, so I phoned customer service for some help....just
to be told that My phone does not support bluetooth!!!!!!!!! I still
find it hard to believe .
Reviewed by deborah shan from england on 23rd
this handset is a load of sh***,takes up to 10 atempts to make a call,
phonecalls crash- list of flaws too long to write about-i haven't got
all week! all i can say is ,it has to be the most infuriating phone
on the planet.DO NOT GO ANYWHERE NEAR IT!!!!
Reviewed by Rich from ENGLAND on 22nd Mar 2004
This phone originally was absolutely s##t. More the first few months
there was no 3G coverage, calls kept being cut off (when you could make
them at all) and you had to charge the battery every day. After this
it started getting better with more 3G and better download options and
actually being able to make calls. Now I am back to thinking it is effing
w*#k. Both of the batteries (why have two when you need the phone to
charge them? or did 3 know they were rubbish?) run out in less than
a day now. The most recent case was that after charging the battery
for 10 hours, it ran out after 5 without a call being made or even using
the handset at all. This is bang out of order and I am not going to
pay the bill if it is impossible for me to use the phone. If 3 don't
like this they can take me to court as, as somebody else said in a review
a contract is subject to both parties of the contract complying with
it and 3 are meant to provide me with a working phone and the ability
to make calls (amongst many other promises). There is no point ringing
the customer services as they don't understand English and just end
up trying to blag you that everything is OK. This whole network service
is rubbish. Don't bother!
Reviewed by Patrick McEvoy from England on 21st
As glamourous as 3g looks it is not as it seems. In the tangles of its
infrastructure there is something wrong... THE WHOLE BLOODY LOT OF IT
IS NAFF! The service is apalling it drops calls like hell and yes, you
could build a wall with its phones. The NEC e606 is one of those phones.
Inside its bulky clamshell lies what is one of the worst things that
ever happened to communications devices since Bush TV internet. Far
from sleek this phone is heavy and feels as though it's going to fall
out of your hand. The memory is small, the battery is low and, you better
believe it, despite the massive size, the screen is smaller than the
gx10's. What happened to decent small phones? Errrm... We wait 30 mis
for the phone to answer that then recieve the answer; 3G As you select
the menu button it is astounding how ugly the icons are. Unlike that
of a nokia the task menu has a dirty blue background and, it gets worse,
once you select an icon you are given a 30 minutes wait while it decides
that when you press on multimedia you might actually want to go onto
it. The advanced JAVA technology (ahem) cannot be used to the full because
of 3G's disgusting service, this phone does not let you browse the internet
or even WAP. Just within three's walled garden where good gaming is
sparce and many games are just old atari ones. God knows why, once we
finally got rid of Atari that we would want to go back on it. There
is not much credit I can give this phone, 3G's service inability to
send mms to non-3G phones sums it up; its a phone that should have flashing
redlights over it and a sign saying 'DO NOT TOUCH', I would advise you
not to. The image capabilities are good as are the video though it lacks
clarity. The audio is clear and smooth as ice. A small thing to make
up for its other faults. Not Realy... Great Phone!
Reviewed by steven from United Kingdom on 14th
i must be the only one on here not to have any problems apart from batt
life.if you think back to when gsm was launched i thing that 3 have
done a remarkable network role out.ive had a e606 since april 03 and
have just got another one on vt100,ive had no reliabiltiy issues with
my first phone so hears hoping for another good year.
Reviewed by Karen from England on 11th Mar 2004
DO NOT DO NOT BUY THIS MOBILE PHONE 3g are the worse ever. My son's
phone completely died 28th Nov 03 cusomer service speaks pigeon English.
Paid for all the calls made have refused to pay services charges told
them to stick it when they offered no help at all. This week mid March
04 G3 telephoned . Deep joy they telephoned our home land line 'Your
son hasn't been replying to our text messages and voice mail', (Doh
phone has been dead over 4 months)Sent phone handset back have sent
emails faxes and special delivery letters failed to get a response.
Perhaps everyone who has a complaint could write to Mr Harry Malik Customer
Options Team 3 Customer services, Hutchison 3G UK LTD, PO BOX No333
Hemel Hempstead HP2 7YW. This gentlemen tells me that I am the only
one who has a complaint about 3G and the NEC e606 mobile I DON'T THINK
SO............... Perhaps all of you like me should contact him and
put him right on that. DO NOT BUY THIS OR ENTER IN TO CONTRACT WITH
Reviewed by Andy from England on 2nd Mar 2004
for all the people who say this phone is worth 1 star dont know what
they are talking about. al give u that the battery life is poor but
all u need to do is put it on charge when u go to sleeep and its good
for most the day. people need to realise that this is a 3g phone and
not a 2g phone, stop comparing them! the mp3 players great the video
recorder is great for when u down town and u mates are making prats
of themselves. the amount of online vids of footy movies mv is unrivaled.
and stopm saying its a brick yes its big compared to a 2g phone but
your not getting that its a video phone. can u amaging making a video
call on a phone with a screen the size of the nokia 8310. finally all
the people who rubbish this phone are to stupid to get the best out
Reviewed by Tony from Wales on 2nd Mar 2004
Don't touch this phone or the '3' network with an extremly long barge
pole. Every function you wish to use on this phone requires you to press
a series of keys around 60 times just to enter that menu! It's quicker
to pen a letter and post it than it is to compose a text message on
this damn thing. As for the network itself, diabolical is the only word
that can describe the level of service you can expect from 3. Unfortunately,
I made the grave mistake of taking out two 12 month contracts, one phone
for myself and one for my wife. After trying to persevere with my phone
for about 6 weeks, I was forced to take a contract out with O2 because
I need a phone for work. Seriously, I couldnt even phone my wife when
she was in the same room. Just kept on going to answerphone! I have
now refused to pay my wifes bill because they constantly get it wrong.
For the past 3 months, 3 have charged her for every call she has made,
not giving any of her 750mins allowance. They insist they will correct
the next bill but the same thing happens again! Pathetic. I'll see them
Reviewed by Toxictuna101 from England (uk) on
29th Feb 2004
At first glance the NEC e606 looks massive in fact it is quite big,
after opening the flip and seeing that huge screen which is so vibrant
I new why it was so big, Lets get onto the looks since in today's life
looks and fashion matter just as much as features and use ability.
Reviewed by Kris from UK on 10th Feb 2004
What a load of rubbish! DO NOT BUY! Go get a phone from a real operator.
It may be more expensive but then again, it will work!!!
Reviewed by mason from england on 23rd Jan 2004
can not make calls battery life very poor received three bills at my
adress three dif numbers getting no satisfaction from 3 have to get
them to call me back on my home phone thats when i do get to speak to
them last time i spoke to them i was promised that it would be passed
over to security and managment
Reviewed by Tim Hovell from United Kingdom on
20th Jan 2004
Oh well what can i say that hasn't already been said before. I am actually
quite lucky as i did have this phone all for 10 days then thought enough
is enough and sent it back to those nice people in Calcutta or Delhi.
(3's customer services) and said please cancel my contract under the
14 day satisfaction guarantee. I guess the main problem with this phone
is that :- 1 the battery is very poor, 2 The Network only covers 60ish
% of the UK and 3 Three have a contract with NEC and Motorola that they
are the exclusive makers of the handsets. You make a voice call on your
3 handset on a 3 signal whilst your on the bus as you move the signal
is too weak and can't find another 3 cell to lock on to, therefore your
call drops out and you have to retry. The e606 cannot lock onto a 2G
(o2 uk) signal and will only go on that if a 3G signal is not there,
so if you make a call on a 2G (o2) cell and the phone automatically
finds a 3G signal guess what happens (Yep your call is dropped) 3 wi
ll not tell you this when you sign up but this is why so many people
keep dropping calls. The Motorola A920 does however have a signal lock
on this phone so you will drop alot less calls on this handset, but
the down side is that it is a very large handset. o2 & T-Mobile's 3G
network is currently being tested in the Isle of man and they have said
that they will not be launching a service until certain criteria are
met, Handset size, baterry life, network coverage and cost to the consumer.
I am sorry if i have waffled on and not put much about the handset but
when Sony launched the worlds first portable CD player it was big and
also the battery was #### but look at them now the are thin and a battery
will last over 150+ hours on certain models, if you can wait, wait it
will get better but not in the near future. You are the pioneers of
this new technology and unfortuantely it will slip up on the way.
Reviewed by Aamir Chaudhry from United Kingdom on
12th Jan 2004
i m using that phone it's really wicked
Reviewed by Dave M T from England on 11th Jan
Poor phone but more important a lousy service I spend more time on O2
than 3 or even worse you can not lock it to the O2 so you get a stable
service even if you can not do video calls (who needs that in any case)
or MMS (you have to be in 3g to MMS) If you want 3g then wait till propper
mobile companies bring it out. The NEC 606 is just cheap and nasty.
Match's the provider= cheap and nasty.
Reviewed by betty swallocks from UK on 6th Jan
I thought this phone was alright at first, but it really is a piece
of ####. battery life is lamentable, every time you need to make a call
you can be sure this thing will be dead all my friends call my girlfriend
now to get through to me as they're so hacked off with not being able
to call direct e606 ... don't even think about it
Reviewed by Mattock from UK on 24th Dec 2003
Just to concur... THE WORST PHONE I'VE EVER HAD... Reasons: (1) Battery
life? What battery life? No wonder the tarrifs are cheap, they know
you're not going to use all those free minutes because your battery
will run out after a 5 minute fone call! (2) Drops calls for no reason
(3) Video calling, how pointless is that? (4) The SIZE OF A SMALL HOUSE
- Seriously, people live in these up north
Reviewed by louise from birmingham on 16th Dec
i took out my 3 contract in august 2003. like most of you on here i`ve
had nothing but problems. the first phone kept freezing, the second
kept dropping calls, the third kept dropping calls and now im not wanting
to, but have no choice to return to the store again and change this
one cause it keeps dropping calls too!!! customer services are absolutley
appauling!! they cant even get the bills right!! like overcharging me!!
they don`t give a damn because they`ve got you by the short and curlies
on the 12 month contract. and YOU can`t bloody cancel unless you pay
up the remainder of your 12 months line rental!!! conning gits!!! absolutely
sick to the bottom of my gut that ive got to keep paying them for a
phone that is rubbish!! sick of the damn answer phone, but your not
allowed to take it off. you get the maximum of 30 seconds to answer
your phone IF YOUVE GOT A SIGNAL!!! or that damn answer phone kicks
in! BATTERY LIFE? HALF HOUR unless you use the big ugly one! then it
makes it two bricks!! my advice DO NOT GO TO 3!! USE A REPUTABLE PHONE
COMPANY, OR STAY ON PAY AS YOU GO!! i`m so angry about the whole thing
that my computer keyboard is suffering greatly whilst i write this!
you get through to india everytime you call customer services and i`ll
be damned if i can understand what they`re saying!!! cheap wages i spose!
yes because 3 are really cheap skates!! the 3 shop told me that! SO
AGAIN THINK VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU GO TO 3!! I`M SURE THERE WON`T
BE MANY RESIGNING UP WITH 3!! IN THE NEW YEAR!!!!! roll on the end of
my 12 months!! LOUISE..
Reviewed by will from England on 16th Dec 2003
what is the point of showing the higher percentage of bad reviews when
your company will go rapidly downhill. you would have to be uniquely
mad to show such negative comments. I was thinking of buying this genuine
amazing phone but the reviews have put me off of ever buying a made
product from your company. I am disappointed with this pile of b***
your staff are coming out with. Because of the number of poor reviews,
I am now going to buy a NOKIA without all those "great" working gagdets.
A real disapointment from 3. p.s make a better phone next time!
Reviewed by Anonymous
on 15th Dec 2003
This Fones Ringtones are c****p once you download them they ruleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee But the big upseet is the quality of the camera it so small when u look at taking the picture the camera view is a little box not as good as the moto v300 but video is O.k
Reviewed by George from UK on 2nd Dec 2003
Slow and Ugly!!! Everything about this phone is just not attractive!
Just don't be fooled into the media's hypes and ads that make this phone
sound superb. Trust the user comments here and make your decision whether
u want to risk it or not.
Reviewed by from Manchester on 1st Dec 2003
What can i say.... I have a selection of phones, different makes and
styles and never have i had such a piece of rubbish as the e606. I bought
this phone for my son as he needed a phone so i new when to pick him
up after school. The tarrifs looked good and what happened. First it
took me over 2 weeks to get connected in the first place. Then after
another week he was disconnected. I phoned "3" and they assured me nothing
was wrong. Then my son lost his phone. For £40 excess we were sent a
new e606 within 1 week ( the only good thing)But i got the new handset
a month ago and 3 have still not connected me. I have phoned them up
about 10 times and all they can say is "ill send an e-mail to customer
services and get back to you ASAP"-The first time they said that was
over 3 weeks ago and they have still not got back to me! To be honest
the "e606" is not even worth 1*- Never choose 3
Reviewed by A. Roland from England on 24th Nov
What a dismal telephone, and even worse is three's so called customer
service. I cannot believe some of the reviews on this page are over
1 star. They must have been written by some of threes own staff. The
phone struggles to make even a a 2g call, never mind a 3g call. If you
get one these pathetic handsets, tell all of your friends they will
be speaking to your inbox most of the time, as I get about one voice
call in 15. I live in central London, and I get 3g reception for on
average no more than 10 minutes a week! What a con. When you do eventually
get to make a call, you will find the battery life jumps from a full
three bars to one bar in about half an hours call usage, and dies completely
if you make more than 40 minutes of calls. I sent over 21 e-mails to
threes so called customer service (no point calling them. They never
answer and when they do did after 14 attempts the woman in India did
not speak or understand English at all well)and they still have not
resolved my problems. Please remember that a contract in this country
means an obligation from both parties. Threes obligation is to provide
a telephony service, ie 3g services and normal 2g services, which hardly
ever happen, and it is the consumers responsibility to pay for it. So
what happens when you do not get the telephony or service you are paying
for? In threes case nothing. Lame excuses,poor service,dreadful equipment
and patronising comments. Three's marketing campaign is one of the slickest
on the market, it is also arguably the biggest con placed upon the British
public since the Hoover scandal in the mid-eighties.They should have
spent the money on getting their products and service right, rather
than giving the illusion of doing so. If you have a regular vodaphone,
orange, o2 etc contract stick with it until these companies bring out
3g. I am sure they will improve on Threes chaotic shambles, and I would
recommend you steer clear of these jokers at all costs.
Reviewed by Matt from UK on 19th Nov 2003
How can any of you say that the phone is worth 5 stars. Are you on three's
payroll???? The phone is diabolical. extremely slow menus. poor battery
life, i know you get two batterys and two chargers but you can only
charge the battery when it is connected to the phone so most of the
time you will find your phone is a landline as it has a cord connected
between it and a wall.... Customer service is a joke. they do not do
a thing. latest now is that they will not replace a faulty handset (fourth
time mine has gone wrong) they will now collect it and repair it and
hopefully get it back to you in 3-5 days. I don't want to be without
a phone for 3-5 days. If i hear another customer service rep apologise
and send and email to the relevent department then promise to call me
back I will scream. ps out of the last 9 hours i have spent on the phone
to 3 trying to get a handset that works i have been told that some one
will ring me back 9 times. I have been cut off 12 times and still no
one has rung me back. I am very reluctant to even give the one star
rating but they would not let me have a negative rating.
Reviewed by Cliff from UK on 16th Nov 2003
Having joined a 1 year contract with 3 in September the only saving
grace for this network is the call tariff especially across networks.The
NEC e606 is widely known to be flawed though they don't tell you that
when you're signing up...and with the other handsets being the size
of a wheelbarrow there's not much to choose from .I had a problem with
mine locking up when sending TMs and the only way to close the phone
down was to remove the battery as all key functions cease.Customer Service
?....well that's a joke in poor taste to start with .The current trend
now UKwise is move call centres to India.Yeh fine if the reps are fluent
english-speakers which they aren't. Have you tried to e-mail 3 and expected
a response this side of your pension? The whole setup is extremely bad
to say the least.I think they should've left the launch for at least
another year till they solved handset problems and found technology
small enough to fit in the boot of your car! The e616 is due for release
in.......errrr well this depends on which 3 mobile outlet you visit
as they are all equally misinformed....which is nice.I like the uniformity
here.I wonder if that will be any better...maybe I'll upgrade when they
get the information from 3. I'm afraid the old saying "you don't get
something for nothing " applies well to 3. Cheap calls may be great
and influence people into signing-up for a year's poor service but why
go for cheap calls when depending on the service area you may be in
you can find yourself unable to make a call at all ? 2G or not 3G that
is the question!Well 3G no, 2G maybe on a nice day at the top of a hill.
SO... when in doubt go to the nearest public phone box (that hasn't
been vandalised) and put your 20p in knowing that good old fashioned
non-mobile tried and tested BT will get you through to who you want
and with a call centre (for now) that can understand what the hell you're
saying should you have a problem. As BT's advertising once said "it's
good to talk" are you listening 3? try taking this on board before you
call yourself a "mobile operator"
Reviewed by SteveG from UK on 16th Nov 2003
Originally changer to 3 from O2 simply because of the 500 minutes on
the £25 contract. My first query was you are given 2 batteries and 2
chargers in the box, but you can only charge the battery on the phone,
so whats the point in 2 chargers, I did buy a desktop charger later
and an extended life battery as the standard would only last me a maximum
of 7 hours,(no good if you travel alot for work like I do). I have experienced
some calls being dropped which is no fault of the phone just the network
operator 3 and at busy times cannot make any calls due to the network
being busy. My main frustration with the phone is getting someone who
knows whether the phone is bluetooth or not, its in the menu system
and will allow you to search for devices etc. but the dealers are insistant
that it hasn't got bluetooth. I only want to use a bluetooth earpiece
when the new driving law is introduced on 1st Dec 03. Apparently 3 haven't
activated the bluetooth and they don't know when they w ill. Again another
problem with the company 3
Reviewed by nick from scotland on 5th Nov 2003
You would be better of sending smoke signals to the person you want
to contact than buy this phone!. On numerous occassions I have recieved
text messages three hours after being sent when people have been asking
what I was upto that night. Also its like a lottery trying to call someone,
will i actually be able to call?, will i be cut off half way through?,
will it make strange noises in the background?, or will it simply run
out of batteries as it battery life is pathetic. In addittion to this
I could draw better pictures than the camera can take and the video
messaging is not much better. Im so sick of this phone and its customer
service that ive put it in a drawer and am paying a lower tarriff until
the contract runs out. On the plus side at least ive built up my muscles
by carrying it about for the last few months as the thing is a bloody
brick??? Dont be fooled THE WORST PHONE I HAVE EVER OWNED...ps im not
even that into phone styles etc but id atleast like one that works .
Reviewed by boring wednesdays
on 30th Oct 2003
The phone itself is ok but for the pathetic battery life. If you live on the edge of the 3G coverage area the phone will continually roam looking for the best signal, running the battery down like crazy. If you want to use the phone for more than 5 call a day then get used to carrying 2 batteries. What a pain. All this pales into insignificance when you experience the 3 service though. The concept of customer service is alien to them, the Bombay call centre staff although polite are totally clueless and almost impossible to understand, calls to 3 take hours and yes, the minutes do come off your talk plan. If you are unlucky enough to have to claim on the insurance then they will charge you #40 excess on the first claim and #100 on any subsequent claim - and it takes 7 days to get a replacement handset. IN SHORT, DONT BE SEDUCED BY THE VERY CHEAP TALK PLANS - IT MIGHT NOT COST A LOT FOR YOUR MINUTES BUT IF YOU\'VE GOT NO SIGNAL YOU CAN\'T MAKE MANY CALLS. I agree with the oth! er reviewer who says wait a bit longer before trying 3, like for the rest of your life.
Reviewed by - from uk on 29th Oct 2003
cant wait for my contract to end
Reviewed by Colin from UK on 24th Oct 2003
Showing most recent 100 reviews only.
BEWARE… On the 28th Aug 03 I wrote a giving a “healthy”
4 star review. For me generally I still give the phone itself a fairly
high review after almost three months using it within the UK (& abroad
– see below). However 3’s “network” itself even
with it's attactive tariffs is in need of great improvement as connections
can be, & are, at times a lottery as various people have testified in
their reviews on this page. But also be aware if you want to use your
“3” phone abroad. In my case "3" advised me they have a
policy that charged me an additional £250.00 above my main contract
fee for the international roaming facility to be "turned on" to allow
me to call BACK from Spain to the UK. This £250.00 is, as I was advised,
a form of “retainer”, (why ??? - they’ve got my direct
debit facility anyway). The good news for me is that £250.00 sum is
fully redeemable at the end of my normal year’s contract. The
actual international phone call costs are still billed to me as per
my normal account. I was not aware of this bizarre policy upon my "sign
up" otherwise I would NOT have entered the “3” network under
any circumstances. Begrudgingly due to circumstances beyond my control
I had little choice but to pay as another phone facility/operator was
out of the question at that late point in time. I did register my disapproval
by complaining to “3” of this additional cost but “they”
appeared not to understand my disappointment & annoyance in anyway.
My previous phone operator, “02”, NEVER charged me anything
other than the international call costs themselves. “3”
are doing themselves little favours by this additional “cost”
considering their UK network connection problems & maybe I should have
stayed with “02” after all. Incidentally the phone worked
very well with the Spanish networks… another lesson “3”
could learn from. Again the phone is not a problem with me. However
“3” have to get more user friendly. I am to get in touch
with “3” with a view to have my £250.00 returned before
the end of my normal contract. However if this fails I feel at this
moment in time I don’t think I will pursue another year’s
contract with “3”.