Samsung a157 Non-Camera Flip Phone (AT&T)

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Phones without a built-in camera are rather hard to come by these days. With all the talk about hacking going on, some may be aiming to ensure their privacy, while others may just wish to go as light as possible on technology with their phone. Whatever your reasons for desiring a dumb phone with no camera, the Samsung a157 is an excellent choice.

Being GSM based, it takes a standard sized SIM card and works with the AT&T network. Unlocked versions are also readily available, or you can unlock the phone yourself by following these simple instructions:

  1. Samsung a157 flip phone, openRemove the SIM card from the phone, and turn the phone on.
  2. Dial *2767*3855# — this will initiate a full reset for Samsung A157
  3. Once the phone restarts, dial #*7337# — this will remove the SIM lock and reset the phone
  4. Now insert your SIM card. and restart the phone.

The Samsung a157 is highly reliable, with a sturdy build quality. This is really one of the simplest phones out there, which is why we recommend it for seniors and kids alike, or for anyone wishing to minimize distractions by technology.

A user replacable 800mAh battery is included, which holds enough charge for 5 hours of continous talking, or 10 days on standby.

As you can see on the picture to the right, the phone’s keypad is as basic as it gets, however the phone does support predictive input for texting (T9).

As for the actual calls, reception is great generally, even in places where most other phones struggle. Acoustically, the a157’s call quality is loud and clear. What’s more, it is M4 hearing aid compatible.

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Samsung a157 Technical Specs:

Dimensions3.8" x 1.8" x 0.7"
Display (internal)1.8", 128x160px
Form factorFlip
Hearing aidM4
Memory (RAM)256MB
MP3 PlayerYes
SIM card slotYes
Standby time10 days
Talk time5h