If you’re shopping for a basic cell phone you probably want to use it mainly for phone calls and text messages, and maybe to snap a picture or two. You can do all of that and more with today’s basic phones. Equipped with keyboards, cameras and social networking tools, Verizon Wireless’ basic phones, including flip phones, have a variety of useful features. Some offer touchscreens while others have QWERTY keyboards. If it has Bluetooth® technology, you’ll be able to talk hands free using a compatible headset. A few basic phones are built tough, too, and meet military standards for shock, water and dust. When you’ve decided what features you want, use Verizon’s online comparison tool to find the best cell phone. It lets you pick several basic phones to compare a whole host of features and prices.
All basic phones from Verizon Wireless have one thing in common: They provide a reliable calling experience. All also offer plenty of extras you’ll want to consider before choosing one.
With more features than ever, there are a few things to consider when looking for the best cell phone for you:
Does it have a touchscreen or physical keyboard?
Can it handle bumps, drops and spills?
Does it have Bluetooth capability?
What about the walkie-talkie feature called Push to Talk, which is great if you need to talk to many people at once?
How good is the picture-taking quality?
Can it be used outside the US?
Is it a flip phone that fits easily in your pocket?
You’re bound to find the best cell phone for you at Verizon Wireless, which has a host of basic phones that come with a variety of features and functions.
If you enjoy taking pictures, basic phones worth a closer look include the LG Exalt and the LG Extravert 2.
Push to Talk
If you find yourself talking to many people at once, such as on a job site, the Push to Talk feature is great for letting you use your phone as a walkie-talkie to communicate with other Verizon Wireless phones that support Push to Talk. Cell phones that have the Push to Talk feature include the CASIO G’zOne Ravine 2 phones (one with camera, the other without) and the Samsung Convoy™ 3.
A physical keyboard can make sending text messages a lot easier. The LG Cosmos™ 3 has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, plus it’s optimized for social networking. The LG Extravert 2 also features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a large touchscreen.
Built to endure
Maybe you’re planning on using your cell phone in a harsh environment, such as a dusty construction work zone or the beach. Cell phones like the CASIO G’zOne Ravine 2 or Samsung Convoy 3 meet military standards for their rugged design.
With Bluetooth technology, you can wirelessly connect different devices, such as headsets and speakers.
To flip or not to flip
Looking for a compact flip phone? Verizon has numerous options to choose from, including the Samsung Gusto™ 3, LG Exalt and LG Revere® 2.
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