The Best Verizon Phones Without a Data Packageby Brian Vaughan
Many of the phones offered by Verizon wireless are designed as Internet devices and require a monthly data plan for an additional cost. The company also offers multiple highly rated devices that don't come with any extras on your bill. These phones have features such as media players you can use without worrying about paying more.
The LG Cosmos is a slider-style mobile phone that received a 3 1/2 star rating out of five from CNET. The Cosmos has a full QWERTY keyboard that slides out from the side of the device. The Cosmos features a 1.3 megapixel digital camera and is compatible with Bluetooth version 2.1 so you can swap files or use a wireless headset. The phone also comes with an alarm clock, organizational calendar and reminder function for appointments. A media player is included for songs and videos. The battery lasts for up to six hours of talk time.
Samsung Intensity II
The Intensity II has the same design as the LG Cosmos and was given a 7.1 out of 10 rating from ZDNet. The Intensity II boasts a lot of memory capacity, as a microSD card slot allows for up to 32 gigabytes of added storage space. The phone also has a 1.3 megapixel digital camera and a media player for audio and video. The phone book has room for 1,000 contacts and the battery can last up to five hours of constant usage.
The Motorola Barrage is a flip phone designed to be rough around the edges in case of an accident. The Barrage got a rating of 3 1/2 stars out of five from CNET. Among the features are a 2.0 megapixel digital camera with a self timer, Bluetooth 2.1 and a media player for audio files. The battery is designed to last up to six hours and 24 minutes of usage and the display area measures 2.2 inches diagonally.
The Pantech Jest has a full keyboard that slides out from the bottom of the display screen. The phone got a 7.0 rating out of 10 from ZDNet. The Jest has a 2.0 megapixel digital camera with a self timer and multiple visual effects that can be applied to photos you take. The Jest has 975 megabytes of internal memory with the potential for 16 gigabytes of storage with a microSD memory card. Battery capacity maxes out at six hours and 36 minutes.
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