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Best basic phone with QWERTY keyboard

Hey guys,

In your opinion, what is the best basic phone out there?

A little over a year ago, my wife and I decided to buy 2 LG Extraverts. Our main likes were that they offered a QWERTY keyboard, didn't need a data plan, and they had a touch screen. These were our first touch screen phones and they will be our last! For a while they were working great and we were completely satisfied. For the last few weeks though the touch screens have been malfunctioning to the point where now my wife's phone is completely frozen up. I tried to reset the phone but nothing works so now her phone is totally useless and the phone is out of warranty.

So now we are in the market for new phones. Basically we want something that has a QWERTY keyboard, that doesn't require a data plan, a decent camera that takes videos, and NO touch screen! Personally I also want a phone with a good size screen because I am legally bind.

We've looked at a few phones that we like but they are hard to find because they are discontinued and it seems like every phone has some kind of a manufacturing flaw.

So I would really like your opinions on what phones are the most reliable that also offer the features I've talked about.


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Re: Best basic phone with QWERTY keyboard

I am sorry to hear your extravert is not functioning like it once was. The software may need updating and has updates available for download. If you still want to get a different phone, I've heard that the Samsung Intensity (there are three versions) are really good basic phones and they have the keyboard. The LG cosmos 3 is also a good choice. Good luck!!!

Re: Best basic phone with QWERTY keyboard

It's a discontinued phone, but still available at places like ebay ... I loved my LG env3.

Re: Best basic phone with QWERTY keyboard
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I loved my ENV3 too.  My husband still has his on verizon and my son has an ENV2 on verizon he won't give up.  I have moved on to a smart phone with another provider and now really love that.  Mary