The Nokia 1600 cell phone was the first cell phone I ever owned and also a gift from my boyfriend at the time, now my husband. I loved this phone because of its simplicity and reliablility. I unfortunatly have a habit of accidentally dropping my phones, and, even though the case was not different with this phone, my Nokia lasted for five years! I am pretty sure I dropped this phone in the snow at one point when snowboarding and it was perfectly fine. I did have a little bit of a romantic attachent to the phone since it was from my boyfriend, and it also was not incredibly fancy, so if you are looking the newest phone with all the bells and whistles, this is not the phone for you. But if you need something simple and reliable that will last and will not be complicated to figure out, I recommend the Nokia 1600. I personnaly love the look of the old candy bar phones and feel like they are much better made than many of the newer phones on the market.