There will always be a place for entry-level phones. Despite all the excitement over breakthrough advances in cell phone technology, there remains a significant chunk of the market pie where folks just want a simple phone.
Enter the Nokia 1661. It’s a simple candy bar with a modest 1.8 inch, 128 x 160 pixel resolution display (very low resolution), simple alpha-numeric keypad, speakerphone, predictive text, alarm clock and calculator. This sounds like the feature list from a few years ago, but here again, for people looking for an emergency phone or a phone on a budget, the Nokia 1661 offers a simple design and basic functionality. With the “send” and “end” keys placed in familiar places, and a central navigation array, this phone is clearly within the reach of anyone who needs to make a call.
Talk time is rated at up to 480 minutes and standby time is rated at up to 472 hours.
There are better options available today, and with promotions and special offers, folks can get into a stronger device that could do more for them.
The Nokia 1661 is basic at its very best. Not bad, just basic.
Review by: Scot Cerullo
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Nokia released the 1661 on October 4, 2008.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Nokia 1661 user manual here.
Nokia backs up the 1661 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your 1661 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Nokia support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Nokia's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.