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Nokia 6630 - Mobile Phone Information

Nokia 6630

The Nokia 6630 is powered by Symbian OS v8.0 (Series 60), and is a combined mobile phone and PDA. Became available in December 2004

This is the smallest 3G handset around, has a 1.2Megapixel camera, MP3 player, 10Meg of onboard memory and comes with a 64Meg Reduced Size MultiMediaCard (MMC)

The 6630 is 3G and GSM (tri-band) capable, so can connect to all of the UK networks, and can be used when roaming overseas.

UK Availability: Discontinued (superseded by 6630 and 6680). A

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Operating system This phone uses the Symbian Operating System. To check the version number, type *#0000#

The handset can be upgraded to the latest version of the operating system at approved Nokia Service Centres. Online upgrades are not available.
Accessories? There's a wide range of accessories, including spare batteries, cases, chargers, in-car kits, hands-free units, data cables and fascias, available at Carphone Warehouse and MobileShop.
Email from your 6630 If you're looking to use your phone for sending and receiving e-mail, consider taking out an account with free provider, BT Yahoo. For details of connectivity, see our Series 60 Getting Connected section.
How do I install software?

A SIS fileSoftware for Symbian OS phones is normally supplied using a Symbian installation file (with a .sis extension). This is a single file that contains the components needed to get a piece of software installed and ready to run. A SIS file can be run on a Symbian phone (e.g. from the Inbox or via a file manager. It can also be run via the PC connectivity solution that was supplied on the CD with the handset. Assuming you have a SIS file on your PC/Mac (either downloaded from the Internet or on a CD), the ways to install a SIS file onto your handset are as follows:

  • Beaming - Beam the file to your handset from your PC using Bluetooth. Files beamed to the 6630 can be found in the Messaging application, in the Inbox folder
    If you don't currently have the ability to beam files to the handset via Bluetooth (either from another handheld device or from a PC), then you may wish to purchase an adapter for your PC (this means you'll be able to install software, backup and synchronise data between phone and PC) - See our Series 60 PC connectivity page for more.
  • USB cable - Your can connect your phone to your PC via Bluetooth or using a USB cable.
  • By email - The alternative, is to email the file that you're trying to install, typically a SIS (Symbian installation file) to your own email account, and then use your phone to logon to your email (details) and download the SIS file as an attachment into your phone's Messaging Inbox.
  • Via memory card - There is another alternative for users of phones that take memory cards by transferring the SIS file to the handset via the card slot and a PC MMC Memory card reader. Copy files onto a memory card from your PC, and then insert the MMC card into your handset.
If you've downloaded an application and find you can't install it - make sure the file you're trying to install is a SIS (Symbian Installation) file. Many files are distributed in a compressed form (using the ZIP file format). If the file has a .ZIP extension, you'll need to unzip it first. You can do this with a PC application such as WinZip, or on the phone itself using the ZipMan application.
How do I connect to my PC?

The 6630 can connect to a PC via a USB cable or over Bluetooth. Here is a summary of how to connect to your PC.

  • Belkin Bluetooth adapterBluetooth connection. To connect, from the phone, select 'Connect | Bluetooth'. Turn Bluetooth 'On', then move to the second tab by moving the joystick to the right. This should show you all Bluetooth devices in range. If your PC isn't shown, select 'Options | New paired device' and let the phone search for the PC connection. When the phone and PC are paired, use the supplied software package to select the file you want to send to the phone.
    If your PC doesn't support Bluetooth, then you can add it cheaply and easily using a USB Bluetooth adapter. We recommend the Belkin USB Bluetooth adapter available for around £15 from
    For details of Bluetooth, see our Bluetooth page, and for help connecting, see our PC connectivity page
  • USB Cable - This phone can be connected to a PC using a USB cable known as the Nokia DKU-2 Connectivity cable. This can be purchased online at MobileShop or Dial-a-phone. To use this, you will need a dedicated driver available from the Nokia site. Once connected, you can use the Nokia PC Suite to transfer data and back up the phone.
  • Memory card driveMemory card reader. If you don't want to beam files from your PC to the phone, another option is to make use of the memory card slot in the 6630. Get hold of a Memory card reader for around £20 and copy files onto a card plugged into your PC. Find out more on our Memory card page.

For help connecting, see our PC connectivity page

Extra memory for 6630 Reduced size MMC card The Nokia 6630 supports Reduced-size MMC cards for memory expansion. Nokia can sell you their own reduced size MMC cards, but their prices for Nokia-branded cards are higher than for standard cards. We've not heard of any incompatibility with non-Nokia cards, so it's worth shopping around to get a third-party card. Here are a few online options:
  • Amazon - Always a good choice for reliable delivery at good prices
  • - bid for new cards at low prices!

For more details, see our Memory Card page

FM radio for my 6630?

Some Nokia devices come with a built-in FM radio, but the Nokia 6630 does not. We're often asked whether software is available to add a radio to their phone. Unfortunately, it's not that simple, as it's not just a software issue. Phones that have built-in radios contain dedicated hardware in the phone to do this (an FM RF tuner)... and the 6630 doesn't have that.

If you're really desperate to listen to radio from your handset, note that it is possible to listen to streaming audio over the Internet via GPRS (using an application such as Avec Radio), although don't expect the results to be up to much!

Hotmail and AOL access?

Hotmail and AOL use proprietary email systems, as opposed to the more common POP email systems - this makes it tricky to access mail on a Series 60 device. For email on the move, consider using a standard POP3 provider such as BT Yahoo (see setup details) that offers free email accounts that can be configured on a Series 60 phone.

If you really want to use Hotmail or AOL, see our Series 60 FAQ on this subject.

Can I use the 6630 in the States? Yes. It's a tri-band phone operating on EGSM900/1800 (Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific), and GSM1900 (USA, Canada, South America). There should be no problem using this phone with network operators in these countries. Roaming restrictions from your network operator may prevent use of some services in other countries.
Receive faxes on your mobile Looking to get faxes on your Series 60 phone? See our answer in the Series 60 FAQ
SMS to PC?

If you're looking to copy your SMS text messages to a PC, you'll find that the Nokia PC Suite software doesn't support this. The best option is to try Oxygen II - This is an alternative PC Suite and supports copying of SMS, MMS and other message types, as well as a few other things that Nokia suite can't do. Take a look at our Oxygen page

Data conversion For help with information on converting your Contacts, Calendar and documents for viewing on your phone, see our Conversion page for some general guidance.
Other problems If you're having other problems with your phone, try our Series 60 FAQ, which includes more useful tips
What's my phone's serial number?
Enter '*#06#' for your handset's serial number (known as the IMEI) - useful to keep hold of in case your phone is stolen

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