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This review is from: Nokia 1616 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black (Electronics)I wanted a basic sim free phone to replace an existing Nokia (very basic) which I dropped in my pond! I had a lot of money on the existing PAYG so thought this would be ideal.
The phone itself was very neat and initially I was pleased until I tried to use it. It kept telling me 'No Network' Went into my local town and asked the child in a phone shop what I was doing wrong. Apparently nothing wrong, should be working and sure enough full signal. When I returned home again 'No Network' so it appears that despite my old Nokia working the new one just couldn't pick up any signal. I experimented in about a mile radius and it was the same. I returned the phone and got a full refund (excellent service)
Google searches suggested that this phone does not have a terribly good antennae and if your signal tends to be a bit weak or unreliable then this phone is probably not going to be the one for you.
Incidentally my old phone has dried out sufficiently and started working!!