An excellent phone for texting with its full-size QWERTY keyboard that slides out from underneath the 3.2″ touch screen. The Extravert 2 recognizes voice commands and is T4/M4 hearing aid compatible.
The BLU Jenny TV 2.8 is a simple bar phone that’s available for below $25. It can take up to two mini-SIM cards, and as the name implies, it can also be used to watch analog TV.
This phone only works with providers that support 2G, such as T-Mobile, Simple Mobile, or Straight Talk. Being a GSM phone, it will also work in most countries outside the U.S., so it’s a great phone to travel abroad with. The Jenny TV 2.8 won’t work with AT&T though because they don’t maintain a 2G network, or with CDMA providers like Verizon or Sprint.
While this is a simple phone that’s mainly meant for taking calls, it does include a basic 1.3MP camera with a flash that can also be used as a torch (flashlight option). Call quality is loud and clear. Of course, the BLU Jenny TV 2.8 is also capable of old-school T9 texting.
The 2.8″ display is bright and clear, with vivid colors. The keys have large, easy-to-read labels that light up when the phone is in use.
This phone has an extendable antenna that can be used to receive FM radio or even analog TV, if that’s still around in your area. It’s obviously not going to be QLED-TV picture quality with bazillions of channels, however the analog TV feature is a great gimmick that other dumb phones certainly don’t have.
If you’d like to play games on this phone, there’s one racing game pre-installed, and you can also access a basic kind of app store that allows you to download and install some other simple games.
|Colors||Black&Red or Black&Blue|
|Dimensions||5.0" x 2.2" x 0.5"|
|Languages||English, Spanish, Portuguese|
|SD card slot||32GB|
|SIM card slot||Dual|
|Standby time||25 days|