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 ZTE Altair 2 Z432 is a popular low-cost GoPhone on the AT&T network. It features a full-scale QWERTY keyboard, great for typing text messages. The keys are kind of tiny though, as we would expect with a QWERTY bar phone of this size.
GoPhone means this is a prepaid phone, so you pay a fixed price each month for unlimited calls and texts within the US, and possibly some other countries depending on your phone plan. AT&T’s prepaid plans currently start at $30 per month. No more nasty surprises when the cell phone bill arrives!
The ZTE 432 phone is relatively simple. Its candy bar shape sports a 2.4″ screen, with good image quality at 320×240 (QVGA) resolution. A 2MP camera is included on the back of the phone, with okay image quality for the occasional snapshot. It doesn’t have a flash.
This phone works on 2G and 3G networks, but it doesn’t support 4G. Call quality and connectivity are good. There’s a basic browser, but the Altair 2 is a bit slow if you use it for anything but calling and texting.
|Dimensions||4.5" x 2.4" x .4"|
|Hearing aid||M3, T3|
|SD card slot||32GB|
|SIM card slot||Yes|
|Standby time||10 days|