Basic Mobile Phones

These day the market is flooded with smartphones. These fancy-schmancy smartphones may be High-Tec, but more often than not, they just don’t seem to do a good job with their most significant function: making calls. For those less interested in having a phone that can do everything but make calls, basic mobile phones may be a much better option. By purchasing a more basic mobile phone you’ll be able to make calls much quicker and easier than ever, without having to scroll through dozens of screens searching for that telephone icon. Of course, they are also a lot less expensive than your typical smartphone which makes them a great option for lower income families. The top basic mobile phones include the Samsung Convoy, the ZTE Z431 and the Blu Tank II. Check out these frequently asked questions to learn more.

 

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  1. Does the phone offer a physical keyboard?
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    If you think you might use the phone's texting feature, you may want to purchase a phone with a keyboard like the ZTE. The physical keyboard makes it much easier to text rather than using the phone's number keypad which can make texting take a long time. 

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  2. Can I still take pictures?
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    While picture quality will not be as high as that of a smartphone, you can still take plenty of photos nonetheless. While you may not use it to capture your most precious memories, there are plenty advantages to taking a quick picture of something at a store or elsewhere to get someone's opinion.

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  3. Which networks will support my phone?
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    Many of the top networks will support the top basic mobile phones. For instance, the ZTE Z431 is available on AT&T and T-Mobile network. Similarly, the Blu Tank II is also available. Many basic phones come unlocked so you can use them with nearly any network.

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  4. How large is the display?
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    While you may not want the gigantic display featured on most smartphones these days, the display size is still something to consider. You want to get a cellphone with a large enough display that you can easily read the text. Most basic phones such as the top ones mentioned above, feature a display that is at least a couple inches.

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  5. Can I add storage?
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    If you need extra storage for music, pictures notes or whatever else, most basic cellphones include room for storage unlike many smartphones. Through the use of a MicroSD card, you can potentially increase your storage up to 32GB.

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  6. How long is the battery life?
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    Battery life for basic mobile phones is pretty close to most smartphones. Typically the phone can last between 15 to 16 hours on standby and around 5 hours of talk time. However, some phones like the Blu Tank II manage to provide a lot more talk time for those that spend a lot of time on the phone.

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  7. What's the sturdiest option?
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    One of the biggest problems with smartphones is how easy it is to drop them. And considering how expensive they are, that's the last thing you want to do. Luckily, the  Samsung Convoy is a basic phone that is built for people who drop their phone. Not only that but the Convoy can withstand extreme temperatures, water, dust and dirt. 

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  8. Can I listen to music?
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    Although you may not want other features, music is something everyone loves. The Blu Tank II is an excellent phone for listening to music. With expanded memory allowed for adding your favorite tuns and FM radio included, music lovers will love this basic phone.

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