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    • sevenonine
    • By sevenonine 2nd Mar 18, 6:16 PM
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    Replacement battery for Nokia E71- the final leg
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    • 2nd Mar 18, 6:16 PM
    Replacement battery for Nokia E71- the final leg 2nd Mar 18 at 6:16 PM
    I've spent a great deal of time trying to find a replacement for my old Nokia E71 which suddenly died. Now, having checked what is available, I find in this digital age, my basic needs for a mobile are obsolete: namely a keyboard (instead of the usual numbers which entail finding the corresponding letters) and touch screens, which make it time-consuming using the right amount of pressure! The latter I can probably accept at a pinch (no pun intended).

    New batteries are available on Ebay and Amazon but looking at my E71 Nokia the details are:
    On the face of the battery are:
    BP-4L 3.7V 5.6Wh;
    below that a green square -
    Original
    Nokia
    ENHANCEMENTS
    DNWJ 084

    On the back of the battery: BP-4L 1500mAh 3.7V 5.6Wh
    followed by several cautions in French, Chinese and Japanese

    On the base, where the battery rests:
    Type RM-346; Model: E71-1;
    IMEI/CODE/FCC ID/ IC/WLAN (each with values)
    CE0434

    All the above details may be obsolete or specific to my model E71-1; but would the details of the new battery, if different, be irrelevant, in other words standardised for the Nokia E71 or should I be looking for E71-1?

    Would be grateful for any advice from all those who are more technically-qualified than me (which is probably everyone out there)!
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    • d123
    • By d123 2nd Mar 18, 6:32 PM
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    • 2nd Mar 18, 6:32 PM
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    • 2nd Mar 18, 6:32 PM
    Your old battery is a BP-4L, a quick search shows that a number of Nokia phones used that battery.

    List as follows:
    BP-4L Replacement Battery for Nokia 6760, E52, E61i, E63, E71, E72, E90, N810, N97, 6650.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Genuine-original-Replacement-Battery-Nokia/dp/B006RFL1D2

    Cheaper non-branded version (the "original" might even be a copy, it's been a long time since Nokia probably produced these batteries):

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/BP-4L-Replacement-Battery-Nokia-E63/dp/B004NOOZKU
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    • telemarks
    • By telemarks 2nd Mar 18, 8:39 PM
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    • 2nd Mar 18, 8:39 PM
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    • 2nd Mar 18, 8:39 PM
    Ah the E71,used to love that phone, slim and shiny metal.

    Much nicer than the E61 "discuss" phone that I had before it.

    As others have said you should be able to easily find a battery to fit. Lots at 3ish on eBay. Speaking as a ex. Nokia employee i have to caveat that they are a LOT of fake batteries, branded as original Nokia, however I've only ever seen one of these expand and blow the back off the phone.

    If you do buy a new battery its a good idea to do the first charges on a heat resistance surface and keep an eye on it to see if it gets hot (slightly warm is OK). But if the battery charges OK first couple of times, you can relax.

    Hope you find a new battery and enjoy your solid phone!
    • sevenonine
    • By sevenonine 6th Mar 18, 10:54 PM
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    • 6th Mar 18, 10:54 PM
    Replacement battery for Nokia E71
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    • 6th Mar 18, 10:54 PM
    Many thanksd123 for your response [QUOTE=d123;73964144] List as follows:
    BP-4L Replacement Battery for Nokia 6760, E52, E61i, E63, E71, E72, E90, N810, N97, 6650.....
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Genuine-original-Replacement-Battery-Nokia/dp/B006RFL1D2[QUOTE]

    and apologies for delay in acknowledging. Hope you won't mind my combining reply also to telemarks

    Thanks also for yours -"Ah the E71,used to love that phone..." And for the caution re first charging exploding battery!

    I have looked at the links provided - amazon and eBay - my only reservation was with the negative reviews which may not matter if the outlay is 3-ish.

    Just one query: I bought a cheap BlackBerry and registered it with Three whom I've been using with my old Nokia. Three told me that BB charges 5 per month if I register with them. Is this true ? I'm not prepared to spend this as I get cheaper texts with PAYG with Three.
    • d123
    • By d123 7th Mar 18, 12:04 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 12:04 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 12:04 AM

    Just one query: I bought a cheap BlackBerry and registered it with Three whom I've been using with my old Nokia. Three told me that BB charges 5 per month if I register with them. Is this true ? I'm not prepared to spend this as I get cheaper texts with PAYG with Three.
    Originally posted by sevenonine
    If it's an old Blackberry, yes, to use the internet or the BB features you need the Blackberry add-on.

    To use the internet, email and BlackBerry Messenger on your BlackBerry you'll need to set up Blackberry Internet Service, unless you're running BlackBerry OS 10 or later, which you'll have if you've got a BlackBerry Q10 or Z10. It costs 5 and lasts up to 30 days.

    If you have a contract with us this should already be set up on your BlackBerry. It'll show in your My3 account as Add BlackBerry. If you can't see this, you can buy it in your My3 account by scrolling down the page and selecting Add BlackBerry.

    Note: If you're on a plan with a limited data allowance, once you have reached your data allowance within your plan you'll need to buy more data to continue using BlackBerry Internet Services. You can do this in your My3 account.

    If you're on Pay As You Go and you've activated your SIM and topped up, unless you've got a BlackBerry running OS 10 or later, you'll need to set up BlackBerry Internet Service
    http://support.three.co.uk/SRVS/CGI-BIN/WEBISAPI.DLL?Command=New,Kb=Mobile,Ts=Mobile,T=Art icle,varset_cat=internetapps,varset_subcat=3582,Ca se=obj(3588)
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    • sevenonine
    • By sevenonine 7th Mar 18, 1:32 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 1:32 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 1:32 PM
    Thank you for your prompt reply. I gather you are quoting from Three's support service. I don't want to use BlackBerry at all and would like only to use Three as I have done for the last 4/5 years.

    Before I buy a new battery for my old Nokia E71 phone (which hopefully will work as previously) and give up the BB phone, can you tell me whether I can't use my BB phone solely with Three?
    • d123
    • By d123 7th Mar 18, 4:02 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 4:02 PM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 4:02 PM
    Thank you for your prompt reply. I gather you are quoting from Three's support service. I don't want to use BlackBerry at all and would like only to use Three as I have done for the last 4/5 years.

    Before I buy a new battery for my old Nokia E71 phone (which hopefully will work as previously) and give up the BB phone, can you tell me whether I can't use my BB phone solely with Three?
    Originally posted by sevenonine
    As far as I remember (it's been a lot of years since I used old style Blackberry) you can use it for calls and texts without the BB add-on, but it's quite clumsy and you can't use any features that require data.

    You'd be better off buying a battery for the Nokia, it's a much better phone than any old Blackberry.
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    • sevenonine
    • By sevenonine 8th Mar 18, 10:04 PM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 10:04 PM
    replacement battery for Nokia E71
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    • 8th Mar 18, 10:04 PM
    You'd be better off buying a battery for the Nokia, it's a much better phone than any old Blackberry.
    Originally posted by d123
    Exactly my thinking...but looking at all the batteries on Ebay and Amazon and reading the reviews I find mind-boggling. Also I don't like being faced with having to return an item.

    What do you think of the various so-called "newish" E71 mobiles on Ebay for anything between 39-44 with all the gizmos eg Wi-Fi - I won't be listening to music on mine. And the warranty is for the Seller not the Manufacturer. What is meant by Sim free - is that the same as unlocked? I thought the Sim is what all one's contacts are on.
    • d123
    • By d123 8th Mar 18, 11:12 PM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 11:12 PM
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    • 8th Mar 18, 11:12 PM
    Exactly my thinking...but looking at all the batteries on Ebay and Amazon and reading the reviews I find mind-boggling. Also I don't like being faced with having to return an item.

    What do you think of the various so-called "newish" E71 mobiles on Ebay for anything between 39-44 with all the gizmos eg Wi-Fi - I won't be listening to music on mine. And the warranty is for the Seller not the Manufacturer. What is meant by Sim free - is that the same as unlocked? I thought the Sim is what all one's contacts are on.
    Originally posted by sevenonine
    Generally sim free means unlocked (CPW caused confusion for a few years by labelling lock to first sim as sim free). Any seller on eBay is likely to be using it to mean unlocked, IMO.

    If you want to post the links you're referring to I'm sure a few of the posters here will give you an opinion. I've bought second hand from eBay without issues in the past.
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