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My Best Cell Phone: A Basic Cell Phone

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Based on your answers to our cell phone chooser quiz, you're looking for a cell phone that has the basics covered, but offers little in the way of extras. You'd like to use your phone to make calls -- and that's about it.

You'll find a variety of handsets that meet your needs, and you won't have to pay a lot for them. Many of these phones are available for free when you sign a service contract, and you won't be required to carry a data or messaging plan, too.

Many of these come in a convenient flip form-factor, perfect for sliding in your pocket. But you'll also find some bar phones in here, too. And you will find phones from all of the major cellular carriers.

Here are several cell phones that will meet your needs:

NOTE: Not sure how you ended up on this page? Go back to the beginning of our cell phone quiz to find out.

AT&T F160

AT&T F160
AT&T

This bargain-priced phone looks basic, and has all of the basics covered. But it also packs in a few extras, such as a 3-megapixel camera, support for AT&T's Mobile Music, and varied messaging options.

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LG Accolade

LG Accolade VX5600
LG

The LG Accolade has been around for a long time, and for good reason: this flip-style phone just works. It features internal and external displays, Bluetooth, a 1.3-megapixel camera, and support for Verizon's VZ Navigator and Family Locator services.

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LG GS170

LG GS170
T-Mobile

Basic doesn't have to be boring, as evidenced by the bright red LG GS170. This flip phone is easy on the eyes, easy on the wallet, and easy to use.

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Nokia 6350

Nokia 6350
AT&T

The Nokia 6350 is easy to use, allowing you to make calls when you want, where you want, with few hassles. And if you're looking for a little more from your basic phone, you'll appreciate the basic camera, messaging options, and music player.

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Samsung a777

Samsung a777
AT&T

The slider-style Samsung a777 looks slick and sophisticated, and offers some high-end features that belie its low price. You get 3G support, mobile e-mail, and a music player.

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Samsung Gusto

Samsung Gusto
Verizon Wireless

With its simple, flip-style design, and big, comfy keypad, the Samsung Gusto is perfect for making calls. If you're looking for more, you'll appreciate its Bluetooth support, VGA camera, and support for Verizon's VZ Navigator.

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Samsung Seek

Samsung Seek Messaging Phone
Samsung

With its colorful case, full QWERTY keyboard, and 3G support, the Samsung Seek looks and feels like a high-end phone. But the low-priced Seek has the basics covered, too.

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Samsung t239

Samsung t239
T-Mobile

With its burgundy, slider-style design, the Samsung t239 is attractive and easy to use. Features include a basic camera, text messaging, and instant messaging.

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Samsung t259

Samsung t259
T-Mobile

The flip-style Samsung t259 may look a bit bland from the outside, even with its bright blue case. But it packs in a decent set of features, include Bluetooth support and a 2-megapixel camera.

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Verizon Wireless Escapade

Verizon Wireless Escapade
Verizon Wireless

Sleek and attractive, the Verizon Wireless Escapade is more than just a pretty face. This budget-friendly phone features a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth support, and access to Verizon's Family Locator and VZ Navigator services.

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