No, it’s not exactly the fanciest thing in the world, but it could be perfect for those texting teenagers who don’t really need to have a real data plan. It’s the Samsung Chat GT-3500 and it happens to be on sale for 60% off, bringing the price down to a mere $59.99.
That’s not a contract price, thankfully, so the sixty bucks will get you an unlocked GSM cell phone that you can then use with your compatible carrier of choice. The Samsung Chat GT-C3500 comes with a 2.4-inch touchscreen display and a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard. That physical keyboard will be handy for people who do text a lot and don’t really like typing on touchscreens.
While it almost looks like there is Android on board, it’s really just Samsung’s TouchWiz Lite 2.0 UI on there. Other notable features include Bluetooth connectivity, a 2MP camera, and stereo FM radio with RDS. It’ll do FM recording too. Because it’s not doing the smartphone thing, the battery lasts a heck of a lot longer too. One Amazon review had it going for 3-4 days with “heavy texting and calling” and up to a week with lighter usage.
You can pick it up from Amazon for the aforementioned $59.99 price and that will come with the free super saver shipping too.