Nokia 6151 Problems



The company I work for recently got me a Nokia 6151 mobile phone and all the accessories recently as a replacement for the one that went through the washing machine. Initially I thought it was a great phone, nice screen, good quality sound, camera, MP3 player all good stuff. I even bought a 2Gb micro-SD card to put music on it so I could listen to tunes with the headphones.

However recently the phone has been giving me trouble, mainly with incoming call. When I hear the phone ring I press the Green button (or the middle button which is also Answer) and say “Hello” only to have no feedback and also I can’t hear the person who is ringing me. To start with this only happened once every 4 or 5 calls. Now it happens all the time. Sometimes the other person hears
Fax machine sounds” obviously digital information coming across the phone line.

This isn’t only happening to me, everyone at my workplace with a Nokia 6151 is having the same problem. We all have the same firmware:

V 03.91
(c) Nokia


I found this message on the Nokia forums in Europe:

Some people have said that turning the phone off for a while and turning it back on fixes the problem, not for me. I have also tried removing the battery and leaving it out for an hour before powering it back up, still no good.

I have also heard that you can’t buy new 6151 phones in Australia at the moment, shipment dates are “unknown” and “to be advised”. Could Nokia be having a major problem with the phone and they are looking at fixing the firmware before selling any more. I can’t find any information from Nokia on this and there isn’t any updated firmware available.

It will be interesting to see if Nokia fix these phones in the near future.

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