I am a huge fan of Pantech, really huge fan. They make some of the coolest quick messaging phones on the market and they always blow me away with the price tag they attach to them.
Pantech in my opinion makes quality phones with out the hefty price tag, and I have never had any issues with any of their devices. Some have lasted longer than my iPhones and other smartphones. So don’t knock Pantech just because of their low priced phones.
I recently had the pleasure of playing with two Pantech Quick Messaging phones and a flip phone all of them for the at&t network. I have to say if I couldn’t afford my iPhone I would definitely use anyone of these devices as my primary device. Their android powered phone the Crossover for example is just as powerful as some phones priced $199 or higher.
Lets talk about the Pantech Crossover first. It’s a durable looking device that I really liked a lot, but quickly had it taken away from me by my nephew who fell in love with the design of the phone and it’s ease of use. It’s also one of the most affordable android smartphones on the market.
It features a 3.1 inch touchscreen color display, a 3 Mega Pixel camera, GPS, powered by a 600 Mhz processor and 2GB of memory, which is expandable with a microSD card.
I loved using the phone, at first I thought the screen was a little too small but it was great! I liked the rugged design it had, made it feel sturdy.
My 14 nephew quickly stole the phone from me, lost my sim card and put in a GoPhone sim card he had, and used it non stop. He loves the phone and is happy it isn’t an iPhone because he claims “iPhones are played out”.
I normally would say a Pantech phone is a great first phone for a pre-teen or teen and a great phone for an older person but the Crossover is definitely great for anyone any age.
Now onto the Pantech Breeze III, a basic flip phone that my mom loves. She uses it and loves it because of its big buttons and it was very easy for her to learn to use. I personally don’t care for flip phones anymore I think they are so 2001’ish but my love loves her Breeze I , II and III. (Currently using the III).
Her favorite feature of the phone, are the voicemail, and message indicators on the outside of the phone. Yes the phone has a screen that can be used to alert you of those types of messages, but when the indicator is lit she can tell she has a message or voicemail right away.
She also likes the three programmable buttons the breeze III has. She’s programed them with my number, my sisters number and her doctors number. To her it’s faster than speed dial and a lot more easier.
Overall the phone is great, and perfect for new cell phone users or older users who have not so great vision.
The Pursuit features a touchscreen and a slide out full qwerty keyboard display, great for those of you like me who have fat fingers and have issues typing on a small screens keyboard.
The Pursuit has all the messaging apps you’d want from AIM to Yahoo and it’s 2 mega pixels camera takes great pictures. However I do wish the camera were 3 or 4 mega pixels.
It’s a great phone for someone who doesn’t want all the bells and whistles of a smartphone along with those whose just need a basic phone. It will be great for first time cell phone users.
All the phones listed above are fabulous and available form at&t. The Crossover will cost you a whopping $0.00, the Breeze III and the Pursuit II will cost you $49.99. All require a 2 year contract the Crossover also requires a $15 a month data plan. More info at http://wireless.att.com