|Network Technology||CDMA2000 1X|
|Band||CDMA2000 1X 1900/800 / AMPS 800|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Capacity||1000 mAh|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 180 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 192 hr|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|Display Resolution||96 x 65|
|Color Depth||12-bit (4096 colors)|
|Phone Book Capacity (Numbers)||500|
Average review score based on 44 user reviews
Since I still occasionally travel through areas with spotty coverage, a cell phone's reception is very important to me. I, like most of my friends, have Verizon Wireless as the cell phone provider. Non of their fancy clam shell or super smart type phones can come close to this Nokia 3589's ability to pull in a signal, and make a call. Also, this Nokia's menu is FAR easier to use, as it pre-dates Verizon's decision to standardize the menus of all their phones.
Sure, this Nokia doesn't have a camera, and it won't floss your teeth or anything fancy. But when it comes to pure 100% signal pulling power, nothing comes close.
The fact that after market parts like batteries, hands free cords, and cases are super cheap is an added bonus.
After my super high tech digital phone died on me 8 months before my "new every 2" policy kicked in, and my carrier wouldn't give me a deal on a new phone, I went searching for a cheap, basic phone that had great reception, text messaging capability, and long battery life. I found all three in this model. Sure it looks a little simple next to my friends' flips, Blackberries, and Bluetooth, but I never miss a call, get great reception in my 2nd floor, courtyard facing apartment, and have only had to charge the phone about once a week. Who could ask for more?? When my "new every 2" finally comes up, I think my next phone will be another Nokia. Motorola makes junk these days...
This is an oldie but a goodie! It is one of if not the best phone that Verizon ever offered if your primary concern is receiving calls and you're not worried about the fancy bells and whistles on the newer phones. I have had many of the newer supposedly better phones but none a single one would work in the sound-proof "break up" room that I worked in for a number of years. The newer fancy phones either did not receive calls or dropped them plus reception was poor. Worse yet I had the same problem with many of them in my office at home in certain places. Recently I dropped my latest phone and drove over it and had to purchase a new phone and decided to find and old used Nokia 3589i on eBay. It has been a few years but it was like finding an old long lost friend as soon as I got it activated. I started getting all my important business calls no matter where I was and regular contacts started asking me if I was at home on my land line because the reception was so clear! The only down side is that is does not have a speaker phone function. But when it comes down to getting a call or missing it (the difference between getting a $200 or maybe $3000 order from a customer or losing it) I can live with this!
I have bought two Nokia 3589i (Verizon Wireless) cell phones. They have an excellent display screen which is easy to read during the day and night. It comes with the essential bells and whistles plus some. It won't take pictures of your cat but I have a camera. I suggest getting the leather case to protect it from the elements and/or physical damage from dropping. I have had no trouble finding headsets or chargers for this unit. You should be able to get an average to good conditioned one for about $25 to $35 when bidding on eBay. The battery also provides long talking time. This is a good cell phone and would buy another.
The 3589i is just about perfect phone for the working person.I'm in the timber business and I'm in charge of at least 7 cells at all times.My 3589i was old and had outlasted all the other phones and still got the best reception of them all including the brand new ones.But unfortunetly,it was run over too many times.So,I turned to ebay for another one.It also works perfectly.I only wish Nokia still made them.I would buy 7 more right now and scrap most of the others.It doesn,t have alot of bells and whistle but I work in the woods and does what it was designed to do.