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T-Mobile Nokia 5230 Comes with Music Mobile Phone - Black.
This handset must be purchased with £10 airtime, this will automatically be added to your transaction in store.

Mobile phone features:

•3G mobile and includes unlimited Ovi music downloads for 12 months.
•Candybar handset.
•Up to 458 hours standby time.
•Up to 420 mins talk time.
•Internal memory 70MB.
•Messaging: SMS/MMS/Email.
•GPRS, EDGE and HSDPA internet capability.
•Takes up to 2GB microSD memory card (included).
•2 megapixel camera.
•Video capture and playback.
•Quad band.
•Bluetooth.
•WAP compatible.
•Vibration alert.
•FM radio.
•MP3 player.
•Size of handset H111, W52, D16mm.
•Weight 113g.
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#1
OK, on an impulse I reserved one of these as unlimited music downloads sounds great (effective subscription of £5 a month), can anyone tell me if it's worth it, i.e. is the Ovi store all its cracked up to be, thanks.
#2
andycs - Feb 17, 2011 09:25 (effective subscription of £5 a month),

???
#3
jaysonic
andycs - Feb 17, 2011 09:25 (effective subscription of £5 a month),
???

3G mobile and includes unlimited Ovi music downloads for 12 months
#4
I assume andycs means £60 / 12 = £5 Month.

Ovi 'unlimited' is not quite what it seems, you can only use the music on your 5230 or a 'desiginated' PC. It won't play on other devices.
You can buy software that will 'clean' the tracks, the one I use is quite slow.
The Nokia music store itself is not easy to use and the 'search' facility is very poor, however, it doesn't take too long to get your monies worth out of it.
#5
What software do you use? Have you seen any other recomendations?

berisford
I assume andycs means £60 / 12 = £5 Month.

Ovi 'unlimited' is not quite what it seems, you can only use the music on your 5230 or a 'desiginated' PC. It won't play on other devices.
You can buy software that will 'clean' the tracks, the one I use is quite slow.
The Nokia music store itself is not easy to use and the 'search' facility is very poor, however, it doesn't take too long to get your monies worth out of it.
#6
berisford
I assume andycs means £60 / 12 = £5 Month.

If you work it out that way then you are saying the phone is free
#7
Don't forget it has internal gps and nokia free navigation forever turn by turn. ;)

CHECK IT OUT HERE!!

Edited By: meraip on Feb 17, 2011 10:41
#8
Are these easy to unlock? I'd need to use it on Orange
#9
I had one on tesco and they wanted £20 to unlock, I believe they are not easy to unlock and will cost rather than be free.
I sold mine got a nokia c3 and am using it on giffgaff, it's got wifi as well unlike this one. For me this fine but the nokias are now going to windows so some people won't rate it.
The phone is really nice and if you use the music downloads it's probably a good buy. Great camera too
#10
Hot, I'd get one if it was on orange. T Mobile and orange are the same company so I'd also like to know how easy it is to unlock to orange??
#11
cheers op
#12
Is the unlimited ovi music tied to the sim card as well as the phone or just the phone?
#13
Had the 5800 for a while, the ovi store has the basic apps and a few goodies, but no where near as good as android / iphone
Also note, Nokia already announced their ending the ovi unlimited music service at the end of 2011 and you can no longer subscribe to it apparently.

andycs
OK, on an impulse I reserved one of these as unlimited music downloads sounds great (effective subscription of £5 a month), can anyone tell me if it's worth it, i.e. is the Ovi store all its cracked up to be, thanks.
#14
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quote=edaw]Had the 5800 for a while, the ovi store has the basic apps and a few goodies, but no where near as good as android / iphone
Also note, Nokia already announced their ending the ovi unlimited music service at the end of 2011 and you can no longer subscribe to it apparently.


just wondering, is nokia ending the service to late OVI signee's or having bought the handset & signed up , one would still get the full access till Feb 2012 then ? please clarify as i 'm thinking of using this along the lines of a cheap media player / mp3/4 only and could have access to enough wayback tracks. thnaks

Edited By: darklight on Feb 17, 2011 15:01
#15
From what I understand the Nokia 'unlimited' service is to be curtailed in many of the markets it's available in during 2011 so I don't think you've anything to worry about.
#16
Pondlife
Is the unlimited ovi music tied to the sim card as well as the phone or just the phone?

The phone and the PC that you use to register with.
#17
berisford
From what I understand the Nokia 'unlimited' service is to be curtailed in many of the markets it's available in during 2011 so I don't think you've anything to worry about.


..unsure what you're trying to say above..but surely if the OVI music service is going to be curtailed then pointless to buy phone for music downloads ..is that not a reason to worry ?
#18
OK then, the Nokia music store is not closing, but they are intending to stop selling mobiles with 'unlimited music downloads' included in the price and that will happen in 27 of the 33 markets Nokia currently sell these phones in sometime in 2011. Music downloads will continue to be available from the Ovi store for the normal price.

Music downloaded free during your 'unlimited' year can only be played on your registered mobile and PC. Tracks purchased can be played on any device.

So, buying the above deal will include your free (restricted) downloads for a year, if I'm wrong and edaw is right then you'll have to get your money back from Argos.

Clear?
#19
berisford
OK then, the Nokia music store is not closing, but they are intending to stop selling mobiles with 'unlimited music downloads' included in the price and that will happen in 27 of the 33 markets Nokia currently sell these phones in sometime in 2011. Music downloads will continue to be available from the Ovi store for the normal price.

Music downloaded free during your 'unlimited' year can only be played on your registered mobile and PC. Tracks purchased can be played on any device.

So, buying the above deal will include your free (restricted) downloads for a year, if I'm wrong and edaw is right then you'll have to get your money back from Argos.

Clear?
This is correct.
And all new Nokia's are a beast to unlock as they use SS3 encryption to which only one person in the world has the algo (probs the developer) and he charges 40 quid a pop for unlock codes. Better just to pay your operator 15/20 quid and get the NUC off them.
#20
drm-restriction is a joke.

the article i read (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/01/17/nokia_comes_with_music_eol/) says that they will be cease producing 'music unlimited' (lol) handsets by at the end of the year so it would seem logical for them to be finishing with the drm-restricted content in 2013.

if you buy one then you are likely to get what you have paid for. just make sure you are aware of the implications.
#21
I'm not sure what the problem is here, 50 quid for all the music you can download for a year and ppl are whining? I have a Nokia 5800 with unlimited download and I've filled my 8gb and rarely failed to find a track I wanted from Ovi. Plus maps, oh yeh and a phone!
Only problem with this is no wifi so you will need to download on the pc and transfer unless you have good data allowance - not sure what is available.

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