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Ask a Geek Girl: I Need a Basic Cell Phone With Long Battery Life

Dear geeksugar,

I'm looking for a functional cell phone without the major bells and whistles. I don't need to be able to check my Facebook status or figure out my coordinates (I have a laptop and GPS for all that!).

All I require is that it have an incredibly long battery life and the ability to text message. I use Verizon and have been following your great Gossip Girl phone trends, but it's hard to tell which phone is right for me. Any suggestions? Thanks for your guidance! — A long time reader

To see what cell phone I recommend, just


As you already know, Gossip Girl regularly features stylish LG phones from Verizon. The good news is that LG makes amazing cell phones, the bad news is that they are usually phones that are not only chic but packed with many features — features you don't necessarily need or want.

What I do recommend is checking out Verizon's LG VX8360. What I like about it is the fact that it offers text, picture, video and voice messaging, has a 1.3-megapixel camera and camcorder and both external and internal LCD color screens. And best of all, it's a handset that offers exceptional battery life. Usage time is up to 316 minutes and standby time is up to 641 hours. Compared to the LG Dare smartphone, which only gets up to 280 minutes talk time and up to 360 hours on standby, the LG VX8360 is significantly better.

This phone will only cost $50 if you purchase it online through Verizon and sign up for a 2-year contract.

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misso415 misso415 7 years
for att&t people i would reccomend the lg invision. although it has a camera. it is not a flip phone and has gotten a good rating on att&t website. it looks easy to use as for tmobile there is no lg phones sold there. but try samsung or nokia. both reliable phone companies.
karen-zoo karen-zoo 7 years
I miss my anti-bells-and-whistles phone :( though it is nice to be able to listen to the radio on my phone now ...
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 7 years
What about a T-mobile version?
Susanna Susanna 7 years
I second the request for an AT & T suggestion!
Jane26 Jane26 7 years
what about for AT&T? any suggestions there?
syako syako 7 years
ah, thank you :notworthy:
T-S T-S 7 years
>They should totally make anti-bells-and-whistles phones. They do. My dad's phone can't even do capital letters.
syako syako 7 years
They should totally make anti-bells-and-whistles phones. I would go for it in a heartbeat. No camera, no flip, no internet, no gps, nothing but a phone that calls people.
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