Nokia 3595 Phone (AT&T)
( stars, based on 8 reviews)
- Amazon Sales Rank: #1368214 in Cell Phone Accessories
- Brand: Nokia
Compatible with Cingular cell phone service, the Nokia 3595 is at the top end of Nokia’s entry-level 30 series phones, offering the basic Nokia features plus data capabilities through its Java support and advanced messaging. The Nokia 3595 phone comes in the familiar slim Nokia package, but has a larger and unique keypad design and a full 4,096-color display.
This device supports messaging via SMS and MMS, enabling you to create, send, edit, and forward messages with text and images to compatible phones. You can also receive messages with text, image, and sound, and instant message from friends or business associates. The GPRS connection ensures high-speed data transmission over the phone's XHTML browser, providing users with quick access to Internet. The 3959 is also compatible with the many downloadable, Java-based business applications available online.
For fun, the Nokia 3595 provides preloaded polyphonic ring tones, wallpapers, animated screen savers, and picture messages--plus the memory to download more. The device also features four games (Backgammon, Sky Diver, Air Glide, and Bowling), and changeable covers in various colors. The 500-contact phone book lets you assign up to five phone numbers and three text entries for each contact. Other standard organizational features include a calendar with up to 500 entries, a to-do list with up to 30 entries, and an alarm clock with snooze. The phone book, calendar, and to-do list can be synchronized with a PC using SyncML software over the WAP connection.
For hearing-impaired customers, the 3595 offers TTY/TDD (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf) compatibility with the phone adapter. The extended Li-Ion battery is rated for up to 5.5 hours of digital talk time and 10 days of digital standby time
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Old technology. Works well.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
A Basic & Dependable Workhorse
I've owned my Nokia 3595 (through T-Mobile) for about 10 years and still love it. It is tough, easy to use, and the stand-by battery life still lasts about a week. Both reception and audio quality are excellent. I've long since stopped my monthly plan and pay $100 a year for 1000 minutes (and have never used them all). I'm a very light user, saving it for quick calls and emergencies, so I don't really need anything more. It feels great to save money and have a dependable phone on hand.
Obviously it is not for everyone in this age of do-everything smartphones, but it suits my needs perfectly. I would also recommend it for parents who want to get their kids a nearly bullet-proof emergency phone, but want to save money and not "distract" their kids with internet access and tempting apps. As of this writing, it can be found unlocked starting at around $20. I'm considering picking up another one because my wife prefers my 3595 to her more modern touch screen Samsung. Nokia hit a home run when they made this model, and the ball is still in the air.
UPDATE: 07/17/2015 - Mine finally started having issues recently where calls would go through, but I could not hear the person on the other end. It worked on and off. Removing the battery to reset for the closest tower didn't help. My wife and I ended up getting the iPhone6. A lot more $ but what a difference. The Nokia 3595 worked great for a long time though. A 10 year old cell phone!!!
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful.
The high-end of the low-end entry level phone
I would like to preface my remarks with two points.
First, about a year ago, I finally got a cellular telephone because of the kids and their schedules. One of us is having to take them places or pick them up a few times each week, and the traffic around here is arguably the worst on the planet, creating some interesting delays nearly every day. And I admit that sometimes I have to call home from the grocery store because there will be 23 different verities of BBQ sauce and my list just says "BBQ sauce."
Second, my blood pressure soars when rude louts think they have the right to interrupt my lunch or dinner or infringe on my reading time in the doctor's waiting room to talk on their cell phones. I once saw a table of four people, each talking to an absent entity on his or her cell phone during an entire meal but not once talking with the real people beside or in front of them
Now, that said, the Nokia 3595 is apparently the high-end of the low-end entry level phone. That suits me fine. This silver-gray mass of wires and circuits has enough features to me going for some time. I didn't know that cell phones had all these whistles and bells such as games, voice tags for contacts, alarm clocks, caller ID, and such.
I like the fact that the contact list lets you have something like five numbers for up to 500 people. Five numbers per person---that's pretty crazy to me, the fact we have more phone numbers than we have people to use them! Why not run it up to eight numbers per contacts and bestow a full complement of eight phones to some octopi!
The battery lasts for more than five hours of solid talking, but there is not a soul on earth I want to talk with for five hours straight. The sound is decent though I have a certain amount of trouble talking into space while trying to hold this plastic rectangle close to my ear. I feel like my jaw is floating up and away from my face. (I guess that is why folks like those flip phones but they cost more than an infrequent talker like me is willing to spend.)
I was able to figure out most of the operating options, at least the ones I paid to get, without resulting to the manual, but I'm not sure if that is because the phone is intuitively designed or not. It may actually be because we are all moving toward some sort of collective consciousness that enables our species to share knowledge like those island monkeys that all started washing sweet potatoes once a certain percentage of their populations started washing the potatoes(In Transcendental Meditation, this phenomenon is termed the Maharishi Effect.)
The various stock wallpapers with the phone are pretty boring and tend to make it hard to read the small display window. (I cannot fathom why folks would want to send photos back and forth to devices with such poor video resolution.)
The manual that comes with this phone is OK, but the text designer could have done a much better job creating distinct, clear headings. I'm still sorting through some of the more humorous sections such as "Your WAP browser," "PUK codes," and "Potentially explosive atmospheres." (I cannot believe how many people are jawing away on a cell phone while pumping gas.)
This little sucker is nearly as tough as a hockey puck, too. I've dropped my on the pavement at least half a dozen times and once had to snap it back together after what looked to be a fatal plummet. Well, it's scratched and scarred a bit, but it still works just fine.
Well, I'm one of the masses now, no longer a cellular Luddite. If you see me walking down the street with a wire in my ear, gesturing wildly, and arguing with invisible beings, please help me!