The 5 – Mobile Phones That Don’t Look Prepaid

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The 5 – Mobile Phones That Don’t Look Prepaid
The prepaid wireless market is hot so hot that Sprint decided it wasnt enough to just lease its wireless network to Virgin Mobile, it went ahead and bought the entire company. Prepaid offers some advantages over contract plans, most notably in the fact that you dont have a contract. Youre free to come and go as you please and can better budget your spending. While prepaid phones have come a long way in form and function, theyre generally not the slickest handsets out there. Still, you can find some gems in this episode of The 5, Rich DeMuro takes a look at five mobile phones that dont look prepaid.

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HEY THERE I’M RICH DEMURO AND WELCOME TO ANOTHER EDITION OF THE 5!
IN THIS EPISODE WE’RE TAKING A LOOK AT PHONES THAT DON’T LOOK PREPAID.
OVERALL, PREPAID WIRELESS MINUTES ARE MORE EXPENSIVE…
BUT YOU DON’T HAVE A CONTRACT.
JUST BECAUSE YOU WANT TO GO MONTH-TO-MONTH DOESN’T MEAN YOU HAVE TO CARRY AROUND A BARE-BONES FLIP.
THESE PHONES HAVE SOME POPULAR FEATURES.
KEEP IN MIND – EVEN THOUGH MANY OF THEM FEATURE A FULL KEYBOARD – THEY’RE NOT EXACTLY SMARTPHONES.

((NUMBER 1))

FIRST UP ON OUR LIST…
THE MOTOROLA CLUTCH I-465 FROM BOOST MOBILE.
THIS PHONE COMBINES THE BLEEP BLEEP YOU DEPEND ON WITH THE FLEXIBILITY OF A FULL KEYBOARD.

YOU DEFINITELY DON’T HAVE TO BE A MATH GENIUS TO OWN THIS PHONE…
BOOST MOBILE GIVES YOU UNLIMITED VOICE, WEB, WALKIE-TALKIE, MESSAGING AND MORE FOR JUST 50 BUCKS A MONTH.
THE CLUTCH FEATURES A FULL QWERTY KEYBOARD, BLUETOOTH AND GPS…
HOWEVER THE THIRD OF A MEGAPIXEL CAMERA WILL LEAVE YOU WITH PRETTY PATHETIC PICTURES.

((NUMBER 2))

NEXT ON OUR LIST OF PHONES THAT DON’T LOOK PREPAID…
THE SAMSUNG FINESSE FROM METRO PCS.
IT FEATURES A FULL FACED TOUCH SCREEN.

THE PHONE RUNS SAMSUNG’S PROPRIETARY TOUCH-WIZ INTERFACE.
THERE’S AN HTML BROWSER, 2 MEGAPIXEL CAMERA, GPS AND EMAIL.
METRO PCS UNLIMITED SERVICE IS LIMITED TO CERTAIN MARKETS AND IS BEST IF YOU DON’T TRAVEL MUCH.

((WORTH MENTION))

WORTH A MENTION IN OUR LIST OF PHONES THAT DON’T LOOK PREPAID…
THE VERIZON BLITZ…
IT’S DIRT CHEAP…
BUT STILL PACKS SOME GREAT FEATURES.

THE BEST ONE BEING THE VERIZON WIRELESS NETWORK.
LET’S FACE IT…
WITH A LOT OF PREPAID PHONES, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.
BLITZ WILL GET YOU ON THE SAME HIGH-QUALITY NETWORK AS A PLAN WITH A 2 YEAR CONTRACT.
BLITZ SPORTS A SLIDE OUT QWERTY KEYBOARD, BLUETOOTH, EMAIL, CAMERA AND EVEN RUNS VZ NAVIGATOR.

((NUMBER 3))

NUMBER 3 IN OUR LIST OF 5 PHONES THAT DON’T LOOK PREPAID…
A PHONE FROM AT&T THAT GIVES YOU ALL THE BIG LEAGUE FEATURES – WITHOUT THE EXPENSIVE MONTHLY BILL.
THE SAMSUNG A-177 IS A MESSAGING PHONE WITHOUT THE FUSS.

NOTHING GROUNDBREAKING ABOUT THIS GO PHONE…
BUT IT’S PACKED WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KEEP IN TOUCH.
THERE’S A FULL KEYBOARD TO TEXT, EMAIL AND IM.
THERE’S ALSO A CAMERA, AND MOBILE BROWSER.
SINCE IT’S AT&T, YOU GET COVERAGE ANYWHERE YOU GO – IN THE U-S OR ABROAD.

((NUMBER 4))

VIRGIN MOBILE SHOOK UP THE PREPAID WIRELESS MARKET WITH THEIR NO-NONSENSE PLANS AND PHONES TARGETED TOWARDS TEXT-HEAVY TEENS.
SPRINT RECENTLY ACQUIRED THE COMPANY…
SO CHANGES MIGHT BE IN STORE.
THE X-TC BY KYOCERA HAS A FUNNY NAME BUT YOU’LL APPRECIATE IT’S FEATURES.

THE FRONT OF THE PHONE HAS A BIG, BRIGHT SCREEN…
A QUICK ROTATION REVEALS A SLIDE OUT KEYBOARD.
ALL YOUR BASICS ARE COVERED – BLUETOOTH, BROWSER, EMAIL AND IM.
THROW IN GAMES AND AN MP3 PLAYER AND YOU’LL BE SAYING TOP ME UP IN NO TIME!
UNLIKE OTHER PREPAIDS,
VIRGIN MOBILE KEEPS YOUR NUMBER ACTIVE FOR A YEAR EVEN IF YOU DON’T LOAD MINUTES FOR A WHILE.

((NUMBER 5))

FINALLY ON OUR LIST OF PHONES THAT DON’T LOOK PREPAID…
A PHONE THAT HAS BECOME THE ENVY OF THUMBS EVERYWHERE.
THE BLACKBERRY IS ALL BUSINESS…
BUT YOU CAN MAKE IT YOUR PRE-PAID PLEASURE THANKS TO T-MOBILE.

WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR?
THE BLACKBERRY PEARL YOU KNOW AND LOVE IN ALL IT’S PRE-PAID GLORY.
SURE YOU’LL PAY A BIT MORE FOR THE PHONE UPFRONT…
BUT SOON YOU’LL BE SURFING AND HUDDLED OVER IN THE BLACKBERRY PRAYER POSITION.
THE TINY KEYPAD WILL TAKE SOME GETTING USED TO.
AS A BONUS, THIS VERSION OF THE PEARL FEATURES WI-FI FOR SUPERFAST SURFING.

THERE YOU HAVE IT…
5 PHONES THAT DON’T LOOK PREPAID.
IN CASE YOU CURIOUS ABOUT A PREPAID IPHONE…
AT&T SAYS THE 3G-S ISN’T APPROVED FOR USE WITH GOPHONE PLANS.
IF ALL OF THESE PHONE ARE TOO FANCY FOR YOU –
THERE’S ALWAYS TRACPHONE.
I’M RICH DEMURO, SEE YOU NEXT TIME ON THE 5.



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32 thoughts on “The 5 – Mobile Phones That Don’t Look Prepaid

  1. Great video ,Im about to cancel my land line for a fancy cell phone, can you show how to send/recieve a fax using my cellphone service ,Is that a possibility? i have a wireless WiFi printer .What cell phone has the best video capability?Thanks

  2. @whipwhat101 thats cool i had them for about 5 and a half years from when i was 8 and i kinda grew out of them when i started texting a lot… i would have stayed with them if only they had unlimited texting

  3. boost sucks i had the i335 the service is terrrible my friend had the flip one hated it! didnt get texts or calls wud go right to voicemail without ringing

  4. the dollar store sales tracfone…. do i need to say any more? really people… dont go to the d store for your cell phones… are you high?

  5. @twigstercommet i wanted the blitz soo bad i saw it on the website one week, then the next week i went on and they didnt have it anymore i waz like wtff

  6. @nat6931 duude tracfone sucks sooo mucchhh its not even funnyyy!!! boost mobile and virgin mobile (even though i have verizon with a 2 year contract, verizons prepaid service sucks worse than tracfone which is hard to do) are the best prepaid services out there. tracfone doesnt even have unlimited anything lol…. all they have are those crappy minutes…well im a teen who texts a lot, i had like 1000 minutes and used them all up in like 2 day lol

  7. @sandieblonde do not get a prepaid phone. they are the worst for that kind of stuff. a company like sprint, verizon, or t-mobile are uch better for high end phones.

  8. I dont know how old this video is, but I have the Samsung Intercept from virgin mobile. And I am extremely happy with it. It may not be as powerful as some of the other smartphones, but it is still awesome. And only $25 a month for unlimited txt and internet. and of course 300 min. but I dont talk much so Im fine with that. So whoever says prepaid is a bad choice I disagree. I pay more then 75% less then a contract phone and get the same services.

  9. @navigac Its really good even though its tracfone i recommend getting the nokia surge or nokia e71 the best phones they have but are pricey.

  10. Hey you guys forgot the Samsung T404G from Straight Talk. It has a full QWERTY keyboard, mp3 player and bluetooth technology as well as other functions.

  11. Aew Screw the 3 one they show just use the go phone Chip in the I phone you all be happy. yes prepay on iphone woot… data works to if you do it right… 🙂
    Love the 3GS lol

  12. Straight talk has really good signal…wen we whent to kansas it worked will my virgin mobile phone didn’t it had no service anywere

  13. @Rozyonnie !. Their phones are crappy. 2. they don’t have unlimited plans of any sort 3. They only have minutes 4. They refuse to give you a replacement when one of their crappy phones break.

  14. @Rozyonnie i switched to Verizon, but other than that i would suggest Boost Mobile, MetroPCS, Cricket, or Sprint.

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