Basic phones keep you in touch with the people who are important to you. Make and take calls. Send and receive text messages. Take and share photos.
Many basic phones on Verizon let you connect to the Internet with Mobile Web, helping you stay updated on sports, weather, business news and current events. Read and compose personal and work email with Mobile Email. You can even talk hands free with Bluetooth® and a compatible wireless headset.
Cell phones let you complete essential tasks such as calling and messaging without dealing with more complicated features. It’s important to look at what matters most to you before picking the best basic phone. Two things to keep in mind are:
Phone Design: Do you want a flip phone or one with a QWERTY keyboard that slides out? Flip phones can fit easily in your pocket, adding convenience with a compact design. A QWERTY keyboard offers a more familiar typing experience and is great for composing text messages and email. There are also rugged basic phones that meet military standards for dust, shock and water protection.
Extras: Consider what additional features beyond basic communications you’re looking for in your cell phone. With some basic phones, you can use the walkie-talkie feature called Push to Talk, which lets you connect fast to other Verizon Wireless PTT users. Will you want to use the phone outside the US? If yes, look for a phone that is a World Device.
Check out all the advantages of getting a basic phone on the Verizon network:
- My Verizon helps you easily manage your account and add features.
- Free Wireless Workshops are held in-store and online, letting you learn tips about your device from experts.
- Verizon Smart Rewards provides discounts for being a loyal customer, such as travel deals and gift cards.
- The Verizon Device Recycling Program offers a virtual gift card for qualifying phones. Or donate your old phone to HopeLine® and help support victims and survivors of domestic violence.