Life is too bloody short to faff around with this stupid Nokia 6120

I got a new Nokia phone before Xmas, chosen specifically because I had a Nokia years ago that I liked using – simple, reliable.

This new phone had lots of bells and whistles, and some of the features are indeed very clever, but somewhere along the line they lost the plot with structuring the menu. The new interface offers a highly counter-intuitive menu, one that makes me want to hurl my phone with great force several times a day as I search through each fecking submenu to find what I want, and which unbelievably offers no way that I or anyone else can find of turning off the “predictive” text unfeature.

Today I switched the phone on to look up a number, and the screen wouldn’t light up.

So I’ve taken my SIM out of it and put it back in the old Motorola. Sod you, Nokia 6120.

Categories: technology

5 replies

  1. Oh, I did that once– except for me it was taking my SIM out of a shiny new Motorola and putting it back into my reliable old Nokia. Although, er, I actually do have a Nokia 6120 now. I’ve had it for over a year, and while I agree that the menu is pretty counter-intuitive, I’ve managed to muddle my way through most of the time, and I haven’t had any trouble turning off predictive text when I need to — although I do use it most of the time these days.

  2. I have a Nokia 6120 – I agree that it’s counter-intuitive, but I don’t find it that hard to use and, more importantly, it’s one of the very few phones that works reliably in rural areas. I still have a 15km no service zone on my way to the supermarket, but that’s better than a 40km no service zone like I used to have!

  3. Hmmm – and I was thinking about getting this phone. I will keep looking. While we’re comparing notes – I HATE my Samsung, now that is counter-intuitive and irritating to use.

  4. I had a 6120. It was less counter-intuitive than my stinkin Motorola

  5. I also have one but I can’t text any quicker than I can call, so I don’t text, so I don’t know if I have the predictive text on or not.
    I have no more success in getting the bells and whistles to do their respective thing than I have trying to train the cat.
    Also, I just realised I used “text” as a verb…so I’m off to some penitence. Any suggestions?

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