Nokia has officially re-launched everyone’s favourite indestructible phone, but if you’re planning to get your hands on one you may be left disappointed.
The new Nokia 3310 has a battery life of one month on standby mode, 22 hours of talk time and the original Snake game – but it won’t work in much of the world.
While many parts of the phone have been updated, the new version still communicates with networks with old frequencies used for the kind of connections before mobile Internet caught on.
The problem? Those frequencies (2G) have already been turned off in many parts of the world, including Canada and the United States, and are on their way out in many other countries too.
If you happen to buy the Nokia 3310 in Europe, but live in another part of the world – or travel to another part of the world – it may not be possible for your phone to do anything because it won’t be able to connect to the network.
So far, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan and the U.S. have shut down most of their 2G networks or will do so in the near future.