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.
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:
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.
|Dimensions||3.8" x 1.8" x 0.7"|
|Display (internal)||1.8", 128x160px|
|SIM card slot||Yes|
|Standby time||10 days|