Unlike most new phones, the 3390 does not have any extra phone numbers memory, in addition to that of the SIM card. Thus, the total phone number capacity of your phone will be limited to the memory of your SIM card. The 3390 features the usual array of Nokia tones with a few new ones added, 35 in total. Like some Ericsson handsets, the Nokia 3390 now offers custom ring tones. Those can be created using the built-in composer or downloaded from another phone. You can now exchange ring tones with your friends.
The 3390 caters to the heavy SMS users. In addition to the ability to send and receive short messages, you can transfer business cards, smiley faces, ring tones
and pictures. The phone offers pre-defined and customizable SMS templates. When entering a text message the phone uses the predictive T9 input to essentially 'guess ' at the word you are trying to enter. While this feature can be very helpful, when mastered, it can be annoying at first. A criticism towards Nokia in respect to SMS is the lack of "erase all " messages from your inbox.
Another nice feature of the 3390 is support for long SMS messages. Messages on other phones are limited by the SMS protocol to 160 characters, but now you can compose SMS 's that are almost three times the size. When sent from one 3390 to another 3390, a long SMS comes in as one message. If the phone on the other end does not support long SMS, these long messages are sent split.
The phone features all new Nokia games. There 's Snake II, Space Impact (similar to Space Invaders), Bantumi, and Pairs II. While a bigger screen would
have been nice, Nokia has tried to improve the feedback during gameplay by including vibrations, in addition to sounds.
1. chrystal026 (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Mar 2013)
I had my Nokia 3390,since 2003,and had to turn it off 3/1/2013.I switch to Metro PC[25.00],since T-Mobile was much higher.The Nokia 3390 never gave me no Problems,it was the Best!!!-If Metro PC had a Sim Card,I would still be using that Phone.I do all my Games at Home,and don:t need all those x-tras!!!