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Verizon touch screen phones with no data plan requirement – four affordable suggestions

ByinPhones Without Contract | April 28, 2014

VerizonIf you don’t need or want a fancy smartphone but still prefer a touchscreen navigation and stylish design, these four Verizon touch screen phones may be a good option to consider. The Pantech Hotshot, LG Cosmos Touch, LG enV Touch and Samsung Glyde are affordable devices today that don’t require signing lengthy contracts and purchasing expensive data plans. These are good alternatives when you need a replacement phone for Verizon but you are not eligible for an upgrade yet. Prices starting as low as $19.99 for pre-owned phone and tops at 69.99 for the new device. In the other words, these are cheap.

Verizon touch screen phones with no data plan

LG Cosmos Touch VN 270 Verizon PhoneBesides the obvious advantage of not requiring signing up contract and purchasing data plan, the phones, with the exception of the Pantech Hotshot, sport QWERTY keyboard which is a feature especially appreciated by users who prefer texting to making calls. Physical keyboard is a great tool for quick and easy typing thus making user experience much more comfortable. Moreover, all phones have touch screen display which take interacting with the device to a whole new level compared to older non-touchscreen handsets.

The Samsung Glyde’s design somewhat resembles early iPhones, except for the slide-out QWERTY keyboard, obviously. The phone has a 2.8-inch display, expandable storage and a 2-megapixel camera with auto focus, LED flash, video capture and a handful of shooting options. The device relies on EVDO for data and offers GPS navigation and stereo Bluetooth. There are also come useful productivity tools such as calendar, calculator and alarm. Released in 2007, the Verizon Samsung Glyde U940 sports the cheapest price tag of just $24.97 today.

LG enV Touch VX11000The Pantech Hotshot is a CDMA feature phone that sports quite big 3.2-inch display with 240 x 400 resolution. Powered by a 480 MHz ARM11 processor, the phone comes with 256 MB of RAM and 512 MB of internal memory expandable via microSD slot up to 32 GB. The handset’s 1000 mAh battery should be good for up to 5 hours of talk time or up to 14 days of standby time, and its 3-megapixel camera is capable of shooting QVGA videos. Released in 2011 on Verizon network, the Pantech Hotshot is priced today at $39.99.

Contrary to its name, the LG Cosmos Touch won’t guarantee out-of-this-world experience, but it should make for a decent replacement phone for users who believe that functionality is far more important than fancy specs. The Cosmos features a 2.8-inch display, 1000 mAh battery and memory expandable up to 16 GB. The phone’s 1.3-megapixel camera offers such options as noise reduction, night more, self-timer and white balance. Other features include GPS navigation, stereo Bluetooth and 3.5mm audio jack. LG Cosmos Touch is on sale today starting at $19.99.

Last but not the least, there is the Verizon VX11000. The phone is an handy device in that it packs two displays. Phone’s main touch screen display measures 3 inches diagonally and has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The phone opens to the side revealing physical QWERTY keyboard and a secondary display which has the same size and resolution as the main screen. Besides dual screen, the phone also comes with stereo Bluetooth, memory card slot, and a 3-megapixel camera with VGA video capture. Released in 2011, the LG enV Touch will set you back no more than $26.99 for a used phone.

If you are looking for an inexpensive replacement touch screen phone on Verizon network but you don’t need a smartphone, the Pantech Hotshot, LG Cosmos Touch,  LG enV Touch and Samsung Glyde will be the right option for this job. The handsets do not only offer fair specs at a cheap price, but they are also data plan free and no contract devices, which is quite important factor if you want to save on your monthly bill.

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