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Nokia 6100 handset

Nokia 6100

This site normally focusses on smartphones using the Symbian Operating System, such as the Nokia 6680, but as this phone is a fully-featured colour phone, it's worthy of a mention on our site.

Features: This is a Series 40 phone from Nokia, with a colour screen, support for polyphonic ringtones, vibration, infrared, and has a loudspeaker phone built-in. An optional add-on digital camera is available.

  • Size: 102 x 44 x 13.5 mm
  • Weight: 76 grams
  • Standby Time: Up to 300 hours
  • Talk Time: Up to 300 mins
Services: GPRS, WAP (Mobile Internet), MMS (Picture messaging), SMS text, SMS chat, Java applets / games

UK Availability: Now discontinued.

If you're looking to get hold of this handset, try the following:

Built-in software:

  • Address book (that can be synchronised to PC applications like Outlook)
  • Call log - missed calls, received calls and GPRS data usage counters
  • Messaging. - text messaging, multimedia messaging, chat and voice messaging
  • Alarm clock
  • Gallery - for images and midi sound files
  • Organiser - for Calendar and to-do task management
  • WAP - secure browsing of the Mobile Internet
  • Profile management
  • World clock
  • Currency converter
  • Countdown timer
  • Stopwatch
  • Connection manager (IR, GPRS modem)
  • Wallet - secure storage of notes and personal data
  • Calculator
  • Games (Chess puzzle), plus can play Java games

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Many of these answers to common questions also apply to other Series 40 phones including the Nokia 3410, Nokia 3510i, Nokia 5100, Nokia 6200, Nokia 6310i, Nokia 6610, Nokia 6650, Nokia 6800, Nokia
, Nokia 7250, Nokia 8910, as well as Series 60 phones such as the Nokia 3650 and Nokia 7650. Also, try our general Mobile Phone FAQ.

Accessories? There's a wide range of accessories, including spare batteries, cases, chargers, in-car kits, hands-free, data cables and fascias, try the wide range at Carphone Warehouse
Can I use it as a modem? Yes. The 6100 has a 'modem' option under 'Connectivity' (Menu option 11). Selecting this option allows another device (such as a Palm, Pocket PC or Psion) to connect to the Internet using infrared.
We have successfully tested this with a Psion Revo Plus, a Palm V and a Fujitsu-Siemens Pocket Loox Pocket PC.
Can I send email from my 6100?

From the names list, you can select a contact who has an email address, select the email address, and then use 'Select' to get to a "Send e-mail" option. Choosing this allows you to enter a subject and some text to email, but when you try to send it, you're asked for an "E-mail server number:"

In this space, you're expected to type a telephone number of a data provider that allows you to use their service for sending an e-mail. Unfortunately, there seems to be no company or service in the UK that offers such a service - certainly, as far as we know, none of the main UK network operators support this. That may not be the case in other countries.

If you want to send email from the 6100, don't expect to be able to do this without downloading some Java software. A third-party Java application for many Java-enabled Nokia mobiles, called EmailViewercan be used to allow you send and receive email from your Nokia handset, but sadly this is no longer available for purchase - so try a Google search

Infrared The 6100 supports infrared. To enable IR, go to Menu > Connectivity > Infrared.

The Infrared port is the little black window on the right-hand side of the phone.
How do I use WAP / What is 'Services'? The 6100 does not have a web browser, but does have a WAP browser, which can be accessed via the Services menu. For details of Wap, see our WAP page.

For details of setting up the 6100 for o2's WAP service, see our o2 Wap page
How do I connect my 6100 to my PC?

The 6100 can connect to a PC via infrared, or USB via a cable. If your PC doesn't support IR, then you may want to consider buying an adapter that can be plugged into your computer's USB or Serial port. Here is a summary of how to connect your 6100 to your PC.

  • USB infrared from Maplin IR connection. From the 6100, select 'Connectivity | Infrared' from the 6100 menu to turn the phone's IR on. Line up the phone with the PC infrared port, and Windows should detect the 6100. Then, use the Nokia Connectivity Suite to send or receive files from the 6100.
    There are several IR adapters available, including the pictured 'USB-IRDA Adaptor' from Maplin Electronics (Cat no: RV88V).
Can I browse the web from my 6100? The 6100 comes with a Wap browser, but does not come with an HTML web browser. However, one is available in the form of the Doris Browser. This is a small Java application that can be evaluated for free for ten days, or purchased for just $10. Once installed, you can find it from the Tools | Apps icon. The browser supports image rendering, access to secure sites as well as viewing Word and PDF documents - and it all fits in under 50k.
What does the Nokia PC Suite contain?

The PC Suite, on the CD supplied with the 6100, or available from, contains the following:

  • Nokia Application Installer - to install Java applications from the PC to the phone.
  • Nokia Image Converter -to make images usable for multimedia messages or wallpapers and to transfer them to your phone.
  • Nokia Sound Converter - to edit polyphonic ringing tones to be compatible with your phone and to transfer them to your phone.
  • Nokia Phone Browser -to browse picture (e.g. photos taken with the headset camera) and audio files, modify files in the phones memory and transfer files between phone and PC.
  • Nokia Content Copier - to copy data or back-up data from your phone to PC or to another Nokia phone.
  • Nokia PC WAP Manager - to edit and send your WAP bookmarks or update the connection sets to your phone.
  • Nokia Phone Editor - to send text messages and edit the phone book and message settings of your phone.
  • Nokia PC Sync - to synchronize the phone book, calendar and to-do notes between your phone and PC.
  • Nokia Connection Manager - to select the connection type between the PC and the phone.
  • Nokia 6100 data modem drivers - enable you to use your phone as a modem.
  • Nokia Modem Options - contains settings for HSCSD and GPRS connections.
How do I format or reset the Nokia 6100?
  • If you want to restore the phone to factory settings (keeping data), you can do this by entering *#7780# - You'll also need to enter the lock code (default is 12345)
  • We've struggled to find a setting that will delete all of the data from a Nokia 6100. Instructions online state to hold down the * 3 and gree call button at the same time whilst switching on, but it didn't work for us
Can I use the 6100 in the States? Yes. The 6100 is a tri-band phone operating on EGSM900/1800 (Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific), and GSM1900 (USA, Canada, South America). There should be no problem using the 6100 with network operators in these countries. Roaming restrictions from your network operator may prevent use of some services in other countries.
What's my phone's serial number?
Enter '*#06#' as a phone number to get your handset's serial number (known as the IMEI) - useful to keep a note in case your phone is stolen.
What's my phone's version number?
Enter '*#0000#' as a phone number to get the version number of the 6100 operating system.
Default lock code The default security lock code is 12345.
In the event that you've forgotten your lock code, take your phone to a Nokia Service Centre... they can unlock it for you.

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