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Nokia 1661 Prepaid Phone, Black (T-Mobile)

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Price: $39.99 & FREE Shipping. Details
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  • Easy-to-use candybar-style phone for voice communication and text messaging
  • Pay for just the minutes you use with no annual contract--easy refill via Internet or prepaid cards
  • Speakerphone; calendar; stopwatch; FM radio
  • Up to 4.2 hours of talk time, up to 480 hours (20 days) of standby time
  • What's in the Box: handset, battery, charger, wired hands-free headset, user guide
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Nokia 1661 Prepaid Phone, Black (T-Mobile) + T-Mobile Sim Card Prepaid Kit + T-Mobile SIM Card Activation Kit (T-Mobile)
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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 3.84 inches, 1.91 inches, 0.94 inches
  • Weight: 4.16 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: GSM
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Product Description

Product Description

The Nokia 1661 is a candy bar style cellular phone that has a color LCD screen with a resolution of 128x160 pixels, providing all of the essential mobile phone functions. This Nokia cellular phone provides a standard alpha-numeric keypad, five-way navigator, send and end keys, and two soft keys for navigation. This cellular phone provides an internal memory of 4 MB and can store up to 500 contact entries. This Nokia cellular phone allows the user to enjoy various organizational tools, such as a calendar with month view, clock, converter, and stopwatch. Moreover, the Nokia 1661 includes an integrated speakerphone. 2.5-mm headset jack for all compatible devices, 32-channel polyphonic ringtones, MP3 file playing capability, vibrating alert to notify user in silent mode, and dedicated speaking clock key. This device comes in black and has a large battery capacity, ensuring 4.2 hours of talktime and 480 hours of standby time. The dimensions of this Nokia cellular phone include a width of 1.8 inches (4.57 cm), height of 4.25 inches (10.80 cm), depth of 0.53 inches (1.35 cm), and weight of 2.9 oz (79.3 g).Network Type: GSM

Stay in touch with all your contacts and keep your busy life organized with the Nokia 1661, and pay the way you want with prepaid and postpaid calling plans from T-Mobile Pay As You Go. A great choice for those looking for a simplified cell phone for on-the-go communications, the Nokia 1661 offers essential mobile phone functionality. It also features an FM radio (headset required), speakerphone for handsfree communication, calendar, phone book with storage for 500 contacts, and over 4 hours of talk time.

A no-frills communicator, the Nokia 1661 is a great mobile voice and text messaging companion.

Phone Features

The candybar-style Nokia 1661 has a color LCD screen with a 128 x 160-pixel resolution and 65K color depth. It has a standard alpha-numeric keypad, five-way navigator, send/end keys, and two soft keys for navigating the interface. The phone has an internal 4 MB memory, which isn't expandable. The internal phonebook can store up to 500 contact entries, with multiple numbers per entry and support for caller groups. Additionally, the phone displays the most recent 20 dialed/received/missed calls.

If you need text messaging capabilities, the 1661 has you covered as support is built-in for sending and receiving SMS and MMS messages. T9 predictive text entry, a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built-into the unit--a plus for text messaging users.

  • Organizer tools: calendar with month view (up to 10 entries), clock, converter stopwatch
  • Integrated speakerphone
  • 2.5mm headset jack
  • Ringtones: Polyphonic (32 channels), MP3
  • SMS storage: up to 250 messages on phone
  • Dedicated speaking clock key
  • Vibrating alert

Vital Statistics
The Nokia 1661 weighs 2.9 ounces and measures 4.25 x 1.8 x 0.53 inches. Its 860 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 4.2 hours of talk time, and up to 480 hours (20 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS frequencies.

T-Mobile Pay As You Go Prepaid Service

T-Mobile prepaid plans give you wireless access with less commitment, so you can pay--and talk--as you go. With no annual contract, no credit check, and no monthly bill, prepaid plans are a simple, direct way to go mobile. There are many ways to conveniently refill your T-Mobile Prepaid Plan so that you can stay continually connected with the people who matter most, including using web2go directly from your phone, via the T-Mobile Web site, or using refill cards available at over 90,000 locations nationwide.

With Pay As You Go, you get wireless service exactly how you like it--there's no long-term contract, no credit checks, and no surprises. Add $100 in refills with Pay As You Go and you'll become a Gold Rewards customer, which gets you 15 percent more minutes on all refills and your minutes won't expire for a year after the time you refill.

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You can also pay only $1.00 per day for unlimited nights and unlimited nationwide calling to any T-Mobile number. All other domestic calls you make are just 10¢ per minute.

T-Mobile includes the following services with this T-Mobile Pay As You Go phone:

  • Nationwide long distance (including calls to Alaska and Hawaii)
  • National roaming on the T-Mobile USA network
  • t-zones (browsing for HiFi Ringers, MegaTones, wallpapers, and more; not available on all devices)
  • Voice-mail, caller ID, call waiting, three-way calling
  • Free e-mail address (
Additional services available for additional fees:
  • Text messaging ($0.10 to send, $0.5 to receive)
  • Picture messaging ($0.25 to send or receive)
  • Download ringtones and wallpaper (prices vary)
  • Download games and applications (prices vary)
  • 411 & More directory assistance ($1.79 per call plus airtime)
  • International dialing to over 150 countries (international rates apply)
  • Prepaid international roaming rates

To keep your mobile number active, refill within 90 days after your minutes expire. After 90 days, your account will be canceled and you will lose your phone number. If you want to restart service after that time, you will need to activate new service.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.8 x 1.9 x 0.9 inches ; 4.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0027CSIYE
  • Item model number: 1661
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,156 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Customer Reviews

3.1 out of 5 stars

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Rom on June 25, 2009
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For $20, this is a bargain replacement phone. I put in my existing T-mobile SIM and it worked perfectly.

-Bright colorful screen
-FM radio that works

-People report they cannot hear me well.
-The keys are slippery, noisy, and hard to press. If you do a lot of texting, you may want a better keypad.
-FM radio require Nokia plug
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Purchased April,2010 for less than $15 at a national U.S.A. pharmacy chain as a pre-paid TMO kit. Intended as gift for a relative. Without activating phone, I slipped in my T-mob sim from my standard T-mob account and phone booted up fine w/o ever activating the pre-paid sim. As others have mentioned, this phone has issues, but imho this is an excellent value for back-up or when you need to travel light. Don't hesitate to buy it for temporary use if your regular T-mob phone dies. Gives you time to shop around for a permanent replacement.

For use on GSM systems and only on GSM 850 and GSM 1900 MHz networks. Sold as a T-Mob pre-paid but will work right out of the box on all T-Mob plans w/o the need to un-lock. Key chain with eyelet. Supports up to five separate phone books for multiple users. Has three ports: charge, headphone and ??mini-usb?? The latter is not described in the owners manual. Manual says to rest the device from time to time by powering down then removing the battery to optimize performance. "go to" soft key just below the screen quickly brings you to an easily customizable list of actions such as setting the alarm, calendar, flashlight, contacts, silent mode. User can move the most desired functions to the top of the list.

* Lowest cost for a replacement GSM phone
* Clock and Timers: count down timer, stop watch, displayed correct time right out of the box, speaks the time,auto update of date and time, alarm clock, in-call timer, call summary timer. Repeating alarm mode.

* Ease of use: customizable "go-to" key for fast acess to features and settings, multiple pre-configured profiles and a configurable "my profile" all easy to quickly toggle. Easy, intuitive menus good for the technically challenged.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By jimmyfergus on August 28, 2009
Very nice basic phone. I think they've deliberately gone with a cheap-and-cheerful look on the side and back plastic to avoid looking too good next to more expensive phones. Shame, as the front is very clean and stylish.

For me it replaced the Nokia 1608 - the previous cheapo candy-bar phone from T-Mobile prepaid. This is a major step up and addresses everything I didn't like about that phone. Very good high resolution screen showing plenty of text, keys which are much nicer to use (not perfect), it looks better and it's very slim and unobtrusive in a pocket. It has a ringtone which isn't an annoying tune, which is a major step up!

The keys could be easier to use - I wouldn't want to try to use them by feel in a pocket, though they work much better than they look like they would. They also click a bit loudly, so any kids wanting to text unnoticed in the pocket in class will not like this phone.

Shame the radio doesn't work out of the speakerphone speaker.

In case anyone misses it, ear volume is left-right on the 4-way, during a call.

If it dies when overcharged I'll be back to change my review, but I assume the other reviewer was just unlucky.

Edit: I did see some wierdness when it refused to take a charge. I popped the battery out and in and all is well again. We'll see.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Peace lover on July 17, 2009
So my wife's nice T-Mobile cell decides to quit 2 months before the end of her contract. Naturally, getting a replacement from T-Mobile was a big rip-off, they got you vs you got them when contract expires. So, I stumbled on this prepaid, and since the other review confirmed it would accept the regular SIM card from the T-Mobile cells, and with its $20 price, became a no brainer. Got it activated with its own SIM, then swapped in my wife's original SIM card and vola, she got a working cell for couple months until she can get a real one.
Now, this cell is small, light, kind of cute, but has no volume adjustment (so little hard to hear the other caller), even thought they hear you fine. The other problem was the way it jumbled up the contact list that came on the old SIM card, (when a contact had more than 1 number, it ended up showing multiple name listing for each number, so John 1 was for work number, John 2 for Cell, John 3 for home ...etc). Another issue is the reception, we always had full T-Mobile bars at our home, but this one was fluctuating between 1-3 bars, so it may prove to be a problem with dropped calls, lets see. Furthermore, wife complained about the keypad, sending a text message was a chore when compared with her old phone, but it still worked fine. Don't expect blue tooth capability, but it did come with a wired head phone (useless for her since it is an insult to use it, lol). The charger had an odd port (not the standard USB, what is the problem with these manufacturers)????
Anything good?!! Well, it works, is stylish and is very cheap, so I stretched it and gave it 3 stars.
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