Yesterday, Verizon which has been a highlight in the news for the past few days quietly released a new basic phone called the Samsung Gusto 2. The $79.99 phone on a two-year contract after a $50 mail-in rebate is available from Verizon now. The basic device is a flip-phone and has a 1.3MP camera, a customizable shortcut key, a 2-inch display with 128 x 160 pixels of resolution, a 1-inch external display with 96 x 96 pixels of resolution, Bluetooth 2.1, the standard Verizon apps and a 1000mAh batter which is said to be good for 7 hours of talk time or 14 hours on standby.
The interesting thing about this very essentials-only device is a feature that is called ‘Fake Call’ which allows users to set up a pseudo-call if they find themselves in any particular unwanted situation. While this device is nothing to brag about, if what you want is an easy-to-use phone with necessary basic features like calling, texting and internet access, the $79.99 Samsung Gusto 2 seems perfect. Before you buy it though, if you are the type of person who stores many things on your device, you should know that this one doesn’t even come with a microSD memory card slot.