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Nokia 2126I - Silver (TracFone) Cellular Phone
About this product
- TypeCellular Phone
- Network TechnologyCDMA
- BandCDMA 800/1900
- Battery TypeLithium Ion
- Battery Capacity1070 mAh
- Battery Talk TimeUp to 222 min
- Battery Standby TimeUp to 192 hr
- Display TechnologyLCD display
- Display Resolution96 x 65 pixels
- Color Depth16-bit (65000 colors)
- Height4.17 in.
- Depth0.79 in.
- Width1.65 in.
- Weight2.89 oz
- Antenna TypeInternal
Most relevant reviews
- barney5193Oct 29, 2009by
Plain Jane Hercules
We live behind a ridge from town and this is one of the few phones that will work here. We have tried several phones with SIM cards and not one of them works here. The 2126i is CDMA and it does the job. We live in a basement with 8" thick concrete walls and both the 2126 and 2126i work well. It won't take pictures and it won't impress your boss or your girlfriend, it doesn't have a pop out keyboard or a 32" screen and it isn't very pretty, but you can make a call when you are in a weak signal area. Actually it works best as a phone, amazingly enough. But it does have a pretty good calendar function. It will remind you of meetings or when it's time to drink water, etc,, and you have a choice of several ring tones plus vibrate. No doubt a more technologically advanced dude might persuade it to jump through other hoops but it has served us well as a plain-Jane.Read full review
- 59256727@delete...Aug 12, 2007by
Reliable, affordable, good layout, TEXT messaging a +
I've had the Nokia 2126 Tracfone since 2006 and it has been reliable. Actually was my boyfriend's phone, but now it's ours.
I like the simple easy to read format, well lighted screen, it's easy to use (the user manual looks scary as it has so much info, but the phone itself is simple to use), and I like the text messaging feature. The text messaging works well with email alerts, and it's a cheaper way to keep in touch with people by cell than a call if you only have a short message to send.
I recharge the minutes at Tracfone's site online and get discounts or low cost service extension offers, which make it more affordable than just buying the topup cards at the store. There's an option to pay directly by phone using a debit but I haven't tried it.
Tracfone offers double minutes cards, so that when you pay for time you get twice what you paid for, cutting your calling or texting costs in half.
Calls are charged at 1 unit/per minute of talk time, and 1/2 a unit for an outgoing or incoming text, so a double minutes deal cuts the price of a call for me in half from about 33c a minute, to around 16c or 17c, and to less than 10c for a text (8-9c) because I get twice the units I paid for. It's possible to cut the calling fees even further with the right deal.
The battery lasts quite a while on my 2126 even when I leave it on for hours or even days. I bought it new in package so the battery was sealed/new. Refurb or used phones might have less talk or standby time due to having a used battery, so if you get a used one be aware of that.
Batteries for cellphones are expensive to replace, in fact might even cost more than the entire phone did new with some models. I've been keeping the 2126 turned on all day for months at a time, and the battery has kept its quallity so if bought new, the batteries in the phone should be very long lasting.
I have another more modern prepaid Nokia, the 2610 (with AT&T/GoPhone)with a WAP browser. The 2610's screen goes dark really fast even after changing the timeout settings, and its battery runs down fairly fast (I can have it on 10 hours or more a day for several days before recharging if I don't use it for talk, just the WAP browser or texting, but it runs down faster if I make calls). But it was a used return or refurb. I paid $40 for it because of that, and it was listed at the store for over $100 new. I guess you get what you pay for.
You should consider that before charging a used or refurb phone with a lot of units, if it's used you don't know how used or how much longer it'll last. You have to check the service provider's rules about replacement and whether or not they'll let you transfer the remaining balance to a new phone if the phone fails. I don't put more time on the phone than I can afford to lose should my phone fail.
When Tracfone offers fones w/WAP browsers that can do email or surf the mobile web away from their homesite, I'd probably go with one of theirs as I like their service, providing it's affordable. If not for that restriction on offsite browsing I would've bought a Motorola C261 from their site before buying the Nokia 2610 and going with AT&T.
I'm glad I got the 2610, the two Nokias I have are good phones. The more modern AT&T Nokia is much fancier than the older Tracfone 2126. But
for someone wanting a basic prepaid cell phone that doesn't do WAP browsing, that DOES do text messaging, the Nokia 2126 Tracfone is a good little reliable device.Read full review
- derthick1Apr 16, 2012by
As a phone, better than any other
If you need to make a call, and if it is at all possible to get through, this phone will get through. It does nothing fancy. But as a phone, it works better than any other. If everyone had this phone, there would be no dropped calls, and nobody would ever say "can you here me now? or "are you still there?. It works where other phones don't.
- weasel-287Apr 10, 2008by
I live in rural Pa. the Nokia 2126 tracfone has excellent coverage and is easy to operate....No contract and at less than 10 cents a minute is cheap to use if you don't need a lot of air time.Be sure and use a double minute card for 24.99 it's a great buy !!!
- 70168096@delete...Dec 28, 2010by
I love this small and simple phone, found it is the only model that will get service in the mountains around us so purchased 2 more for my logging boys. They will keep their trendy phones to use in the valley, but are impressed with the service areas they can get with the same cell plan as their fancy cell phone models.