Looking for a new Verizon cell phone, but aren't really interested in getting one that requires a data plan? We can help. We've compiled a list of all Verizon cell phones currently available that don't require a data plan.
If you want a phone that can make calls, take pictures, play music, and send texts check out the models listed below. If you want to send texts, you'll need to include that option when you select a plan. Verizon offers messaging in many of the company's Talk and Text plans. You'll find many of these phones are good starter models for tweens and teens. In particular, the LG Cosmos Touch is a touchscreen phone that has lots of functionality and expandable memory. This makes it an ideal choice for people who want to do more with a cell phone, but aren't quite ready for a smartphone.
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Getting a data plan with a cell phone has become more of a requirement this past year. It makes sense since many of the feature-rich and smartphones are built around web-based connectivity including access to social media apps such as Facebook and viewing videos on YouTube. That said there are still plenty of people who just want a phone that can make calls, take pictures, and send texts. It's true that If you want to send texts, you'll need to include that option when you select a plan. Sprint offers messaging in many of the company's Sprint Talk plans. In light of that, here's a list of cell phones from Sprint that don't require a data plan. You'll find these phones tend to be more compact and some such as the Kyocera Brio and the eco-friendly Samsung Replenish even sport a tactile QWERTY keyboard.
Are you interested in a more basic cell phone? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
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Weve been hearing about the Samsung Galaxy TAB 10.1 Android tablet that sports 4G LTE connectivity for a few months and now the tablet will finally be available this week. The Android 3.1 Honeycomb tablet sports a NVIDIA Tegra2 dual-core 1GHz processor and a spacious 10.1-inch HD touchscreen display. In addition to the 4G connectivity, you can also connect the Galaxy TAB to a WiFi 802.11 b, g, or n to surf the web or to watch videos (the tablet supports Adobe Flash 10.3 so you should be able to watch most things on the web). Speaking of video, the tablet comes loaded with the Samsung Media Hub so you can rent or purchase movies or TV shows. You can also watch that multimedia on a TV via an optional HDMI adapter.
The tablet is available in metallic gray or glossy white and come with 16GB or 32GB of installed memory. If you purchase one of the 4G LTE models you need to get a data plan ($30 for 2GB/$50 for 5GB/$80 for 10GB), as well.
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We learned about the features of the latest member of T-Mobiles myTouch product line would offer last month. From the specs, the myTouch 4G Slide looks like it will be a fast and powerful Android 2.3 smartphone with its fair share of multimedia capabilities. Although, the phone isnt available just yet, you can get a sneak peek at the myTouch 4G Slide in the unboxing video below. If you like what you see, click this link to get more information.
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Have you been researching plans lately and found something you like in T-Mobiles Even More plan options? We've got some news for you. The bad news is you likely cant find the Even More plans today. The good news is they havent gone anywhere theyve just gotten a new name: Classic plans. Youll still be able to find the same value with the Classic Plans. In fact, only one plan has changed: the 10GB Mobile Broadband plan has gone from $84.99 a month to $79.99 a month.
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We first heard about the HTC Wildfire S at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. Now, it looks like the Android 2.3 smartphone is headed to T-Mobile next month. The HTC Wildfire S offers a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera with video recorder, and the HTC Sense overlay in a fairly petite package. The phone measures 4.1-inches by 2.3-inches, which makes it a bit larger than a credit card and decidedly pocket-friendly.
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The update to the DROID 2 Global by Motorola has arrived and boasts quite a few updates. The DROID 3 by Motorola is available for Verizon Wireless and sports an updated slide-out QWERTY keyboard with five rows of keys instead of just four found on the previous model. The real differences here, however, can be found in power and features: it sports a dual-core 1GHz processor, a crisp 4-inch qHD display, runs Android 2.3 OS, and can capture 1080p HD video with the onboard 8-megapixel camera. Get a closer look at the DROID 3 by Motorola in the unboxing video below.
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Prepaid plans are beginning to offer more feature-rich phones and the services needed to get the most out of them. Case in point is Virgin Mobile. The company announced New Beyond Talk plans that would include unlimited data. The new plans dont cost a lot extra. For example, the existing Beyond Talk $40 plan is now $45 and eliminates the $10 add on charge for BlackBerry phones. The new plans will be effective starting July 20th. Existing customers who want to keep their existing Beyond Talk plans can do so as long they dont let their account expire.
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Looking for a feature-rich phone with a tactile QWERTY keyboard? Consider the update to the LG Cosmos. The new model has many of the same features as its predecessor such as a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, MP3 player, and four-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The main differences are the new mobile e-mail app that lets users send a receive text and picture attachments, a document viewer, voice commands, and an enhanced mobile app store. The cell phone also offers easy access to Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. The LG Cosmos 2 will be available later this week.
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If youre a fan of the DROID or DROID 2 by Motorola then youll be happy to learn that the latest model in that family of phones will be available this month. The main difference between this model and its predecessors is that it has a slimmer profile making it the thinnest smartphone with a full slide-out tactile QWERTY keyboard. Other improvements include a dual-core 1GHz processor, a front-facing camera and an 8-megapixel camera that can also record 1080p HD video. The new Android 2.3 phone also sports Mirror Mode so you can view items stored on the phone on a HDMI capable TV. The HDMI port is included on the phone, but youll need to purchase the additional HDMI accessory cable.
While the DROID 3 by Motorola isnt a 4G phone you can still share its 3G data connection with up to five other WiFi-enabled devices via the Mobile HotSpot feature. Like its predecessor, the DROID 2 Global, this is a world phone and can be used in over 125 countries worldwide.
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Have friends in Mexico that youd like to connect with over the phone? No problem. Today, Boost Mobile added unlimited calling to all of Mexico. The service costs $5 a month and includes the following features:
In order to get the deal you need to have a monthly unlimited plan, but to get this price you need to add the feature by August 31, 2011. Already have International Connect and want this deal? No worries. If you added the feature on or after April 11, 2011 qualify as well. Theres no need to call Customer Care to make sure its added.
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