Cheap texting phones at Verizon Wireless: Pantech Jest 2, LG Cosmos 2, LG Extravert, Samsung Intensity III
Following AT&T’s footsteps, Verizon Wireless cuts down prices on four QWERTY keyboard – equipped phones too. The promotion applies to the Pantech Jest 2, the LG Cosmos 2, the LG Extravert and the Samsung Intensity III. The Pantech Jest 2 can be your for free, the LG Cosmos 2 price tag shows $49.99 and the LG Extravert and the Samsung Intensity III both are selling for $79.99.
All phones require a new 2-year service agreement and since the phones are non-smartphones, they do not require purchasing data plan. If you are looking for a cheap and reliable device, these deals are definitely for you.
Learn more about Pantech Jest 2
The Pantech Jest 2 features a 2.4-inch, 260K Color TFT LCD with a 320 x 240 pixel resolution, 2 MP camera with fixed focus, dedicated camera key, and self-portrait mirror supporting the following formats: JPG, GIF, Animated–GIF, BMP, WBMP, PNG, BCI, SVG, which is also capable of recording videos in 3G2, 3GP, MPEG4 formats and integrated music player supporting a number of formats, for example: MP3, PMD, SP–MIDI, EVRC, EVRC–B, QCP 13K, MMF, ADPCM, MIDI, WAV, WMA, AMR–NB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+.
The Pantech Jest 2 for Verizon is equipped with a slide-down, 4-row, full QWERTY keyboard, which makes texting a piece of cake. The Jest 2 runs on proprietary operating system and offers 256 MB of internal memory, expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card. The phone provides access to app store, where you can download games, graphics, ringtones and much more to personalize you device, social networks like Facebook, Twitter or MySpace, online backup assistant, City ID, Verizon Tones, VZ Navigator, mobile, IM and e-mail and Daily Scoop.
Other features of the Pantecch Jest 2 include Task Bar Key for quick access to: dialing, favorites, resent calls, messaging, VZW Services, My Music, My Pictures, contacts, tools, E–Diary, calculator, tip calculator, alarm clock, calendar, voice commands, notepad +, USB mass storage, bilingual user interface (English and Spanish), voice commands, to-do list, voice memo, and Bluetooth v3.0 supporting the following profiles: headset, hands free, stereo, phonebook access, object push for vCard, and file transfer.
Learn more about LG Cosmos 2
The LG Cosmos 2 for Verizon features two keyboards: a standard 12-key front keyboard for easy access and a full, 4-row QWERTY keyboard with one row just for numbers. The phone sports a 2-inch TFT display with a 320 x 240 pixel resolution and support for up to 262,000 colors, a powerful battery, which allow for up to 6 hours talk time and up to 34 days standby time and expandable memory capacity for up to 32 GB microSD cards.
The LG Cosmos 2 is equipped with a 1.3 MP camera with 2x zoom, noise reduction, self-time (3, 5, and 10 seconds), and customizable resolution, shutter sound, brightness, white balance, color effects, and night mode. Photos can be used either as wallpaper or picture ID and also can be uploaded directly to online album or one of the social networks. The phone can be personalized according to your preferences, for instance you can rearrange and replace menu items, add individual contacts or groups as favorites, choose a different language, or set voice memos as ringtone, contact ID or alert sound.
The Cosmos 2 is CityID capable and Media Center capable, its integrated GPS supports location-based apps and voice-guided directions and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR allows you to pair the phone with up to 20 other devices. Other features include calculator, EzTip calculator, calendar, alarm clock, info search, stopwatch, world clock, notepad, music player, music library and phonebook with up to 1,000 contacts.
Learn more about LG Extravert
The second of the LG phones, the Extravert, boasts a 2.8-inch WQVGA touch screen display with a 400 x 240 pixel resolution and multiple home screens dedicated to messages, main and favorite media, a 4-row QWERTY keyboard with dedicated shortcut keys and predictive text entry, favorites shortcut key, which allows to add up to 10 contacts as favorites and customizable shortcuts on the main home screen. The phone comes with a 950 mAh battery, which allows for up to 350 minutes of usage time and up to 550 hours of standby time, expandable memory capacity (up to 32GB) and Opera Web browser.
The LG Extravert sports a 2 MP camera / camcorder with a 2x zoom, various picture resolutions, night mode and customizable brightness, white balance, color effects, self-timer and shutter sound. A built-in image editor allows to zoom, rotate, crop, add stamps, borders, draw on photos and adjust contrast, sharpness, blur and brightness. The camcorder offers two recording modes: For Save, with unlimited recording time and For Send – 15 seconds recording time. The music player is compatible with the following formats MP3, WMA, M4A, unprotected AAC, and unprotected AAC+ and the music library allows you to organize your song by artist, genre and album.
The phone also features drawing pad, word correction, adjustable text message font size, text message delivery receipt, device software update over the air, one-touch speakerphone, speaker-independent voice commands, Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR, and text-to-speech converter.
Learn more about Samsung Intensity III
The Samsung Intensity III for Verizon is the most environment-friendly of the phones on the offer. It is made with 80 percent post-consumer recycled plastic and comes with an energy efficient charger, which automatically reduces the draw of electricity as soon as the phone is charged. It is also an exceptionally durable device, which is confirmed by numerous MIL–STD–810F military tests, meaning it can withstand extreme conditions like vibration, shock, solar radiation, humidity, salt, fog, sand, dust or temperature.
The Samsung Intensity III sports a 2.4-inch TFT display with a 240 x 320 pixel resolution, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard with dedicated hotkeys, 1,000 mAh battery, and Bluetooth 3.0 supporting various profiles (headset, handsfree, serial port profile, A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, AVDTP, AVCTP, object push (vCard and vCalendar), basic imaging profile, basic printing profile, phone book access profile).
The Intensity III is equipped with a 2 MP camera / camcorder with digital zoom up to 9 steps, depending on resolution adjustment, several resolutions (1600×1200, 1280×960, 640×480 pixels), night mode, self timer, and brightness adjustment. While shooting a picture you can customize color effects (none, B/W, antique, negative), mode (single, continuous, panorama, mosaic, frame shot) and white balance (auto, daylight, incandescent, fluorescent, cloudy).
The phone provides access to social networks, Media Center, Verizon Tones, Mobile Email, My Verizon and Daily Scoop. Other features include expandable memory up to 32 GB, speed dial, Backup Assistant Plus, calendar with scheduler, airplane mode, fake call, and text-to-speech converter.