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Nokia 1661
August 29, 2022
11:40 am
Forum Posts: 2
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September 23, 2017
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I only need this for emergency. NO text, no data NOTHING fancey. It's an "older" Nokia phone that I purchased from 7-11 but she never used.

In August 2022 will a new SIM card from my local 7-11 work? I would not want to spend the money and find it would not.

BIG Thanks & have a Great Day

Vancouver, BC Canada

December 3, 2022
7:01 am
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September 30, 2009
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The Nokia 1661 has only 2G 850/1900 MHz, which is becoming obsolete.

GSM (2G) HSPA (3G) 1900 MHz Network Update

The decommission of the GSM (2G) HSPA (3G) 1900 MHz network will occur beginning June 7th, 2021.

The older technologies are being phased out (1900 MHz) on our 2G and 3G networks beginning June 7, 2021

What will happen to my GSM (2G) HSPA (3G)  1900 MHz only cellular devices after June 7th, 2021?

Older phones that rely on GSM (2G) HSPA (3G) 1900 MHz to connect to our wireless network will stop working in some areas starting June 7, 2021 with more places to follow.

Some older phones may continue to connect to our network after June 7, 2021 but will not be supported after this date. As we continue to make upgrades to the network, or if you travel to areas that have already been impacted, unsupported phones will stop working as we phase out these older technologies across our network.

Your 7-Eleven SpeakOut Wireless number will remain active as long as your balance does not expire.  We recommend you upgrade your device to ensure uninterrupted service..

Devices that use the following frequencies are recommended with our network:

Network Technology




850 MHz