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Any suggestions for a basic, no data required phone?
heyro
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I opened a line on my current plan for my grandparents. Needless to say, they arent a fan of my old droid, and when we did this the guy that opened it said that with my current plan if we got a basic no data phone it would go from the extra 50 a month to 10. I still cannot find an old phone that doesnt require data added. Any suggestions would be very appriciated! She wants something that has decent sized keys, easy to use, ect!

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bbinnard
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Check out the LG Chocolate Touch.  It has a good sized screen, which means the on-screen buttons are good sized, and it has voice-recognition, so you can call people just by saying their name.  It also has a really nice feature: a separate button on the side of the phone that turns on speaker-phone. 

I will do all the online things like web & email but for this you do need a data plan.  But you do not have to have the data plan, in which case the phone only talks.  Ditto for texting - you can disable all these features from the VZ website and basically end up with a dumb phone that just talks at minimal cost.

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acraftylady
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Why not get them basic flip phones? Can find a lot of verizon flip phones on ebay or maybe a friend or family member has a few sitting in a drawer not being used they would give you. Mary

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Ann154
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I recently saw that Verizon Wireless announced a Cosmos 2 would soon be available. It might be available now. The press release was a few weeks ago.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Malchore
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My wife has a Samsung Haven. Not sure if you can still buy those from the Verizon store or not (we got ours a little over a year ago.) It's a flip phone, has large-ish keys and the screen has big bright letters. No camera. It supports Text messaging. It comes with only a few standard ring tones.

All in all, it's a nice basic phone, with no features.

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