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benjojo posted 27 May 2024 18:41 +0000

There goes my plans to use one of my old candy bar/slide phones form when when I was in school, the damn thing is SIM locked to a carrier that no longer exists. So basically e-waste. Fuck sake.

Shame, since I have fond memories with this E65

A Nokia e65, displaying invalid sim installed

mirabilos@toot.mirbs.. replied 27 May 2024 18:46 +0000
in reply to: https://benjojo.co.uk/u/benjojo/h/417WBsYvVhRc8wMXrB

@benjojo you had colour screens while at school? õÕ

Maybe someone here knows how to unlock it, I boosted it anyway.

You’re lucky. My dumbphones mostly stopped working (Nokia 6150 have display and SIM and battery contact issues, Trium Astral similar), and new ones are just total crap (Nokia 110 physically broke the screen from behind, from just wearing it in its belt bag; Simvalley Pico had one broken display, one inflated battery (easilly swapped), and mostly firmware bugs or lack of SIM and/or GSM connection; another Simvalley held relative long but the microphone is now shot (and it had firmware bugs), an even newer “ruggedised” waterproof one had firmware bugs not just in operation but, few weeks after buying, one to the effect that when I turn it on, the display is just white (but keys work), which one of the Picos also does, …).

I figure I need to find a good-state slightly newer Nokia than the 6150. I prefer to keep phone and “PocketPC” functionality on separate devices.