Written on: 11/03/2013 by DHeadshot (1 review written)
My first mobile 'phone was one of these. I got it second hand at a time when it was already really old (the thing came out in 1995, I got it in 2003/04) but it was still brilliant! The reception was amazing - it was able to find signal when no other 'phone could and still make calls with it (I remember at one point discovering it was using nearby power lines to access signal!). It was pretty much indestructable too - most 'phones these days take water damage and die but this was fine once you dried it! Obviously functionality was rather limited - everything was stored on the SIM, so that meant 100 names in the address book and 20 messages, but it had a really clever way to quickly access the address book - every entry had a unique ID, type the ID followed by # and that ould represent the number! While you couldn't add more ringtones, the 14 that were on there were fantastic! Possibly the best feature though was the fact that you could get a reading of the state of the battery IN VOLTS! It was details like that, combined with the beauty of the design, that made this a terrific 'phone. The only thing it was really missing was a clock. Had it had that, it would have been perfect (and I'd give it 5 stars).