Texter needed: side slide keyboard, etc

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kinkster, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. kinkster macrumors 6502a

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    Little sis wanting to hop on Go Phone with a decent texting phone. Looking for around $100 new or used on ebay/amazon/whatever.

    It needs:
    Horizontally sliding out keyboard
    Decent camera
    Slim. Slimmer than my 3G she says haha


    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. js81 macrumors 65816

    js81

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    KY
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    In that price range you're gonna be hard pressed... but here's a couple options.

    My wife has an LG Neon - its a GoPhone and can be had at Walmart for under $100 new. But hers is psycho and likes to restart itself for no reason. BUT... it has better reception than any AT&T phone we've ever owned; it's the only one we've ever been able to reliable use inside our house.

    I have the Samsung Impression - really happy with it. Bigger than the LG and lots more features; it was the nicest one I could find that did NOT have to have data (we have no 3G at all here, and Edge just sucks - I'm sure not paying for that!). My only real complaint is it scratches way too easily. You can find it used on eBay for $150 or so if you look. I think I paid $49 with contract for a new one.

    My two cents... :)
     
  3. kinkster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the advice!
    The Samsung Impression seem like it may be a bit big in the pocket for her though, so I think I'll tell her save up a little more.

    Anyone have ideas for that in the $100-180 or so range?
     

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