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AT&T drops QWERTY Samsung a117

That there is the Samsung a117, a full QWERTY texting phone for AT&T GoPhone. It’s nice for prepaid customers to have a selection of full QWERTY phones, even if they’re not top of the line. As we heard from Virgin CEO Dan Schulman earlier, the best way to target prepaid customers is to hit those who talk and text heavily, leaving the data-heavy devices to the big players. A quick glance makes this seem somewhat like the Samsung Blackjack, just without all the fancy features. You can get it now at AT&T’s website for $99 contract-free.

From Engadget Mobile.

5 Responses

  1. lundyn Says

    hi i really like this phone and it is contract free and i just want to say that it is an amazing phone but when u try to download things it taes up to 2 minutes now on the iphone it takes up to um…..lets say 80 seconds.

    Posted on January 5th, 2010 at 8:17 pm
  2. byonca logan(: Says

    no! i hate this phone the bluetooth dont work it has so video camera… it the worst phone i have ever had and i have had a lot of phone and it gets beat up way to easily. trust me dont get this phone!

    Posted on October 18th, 2010 at 10:27 am
  3. memyselfandi Says

    this phone is stupid…trust me you could find a better phone, one tht doesnt take crappy pictures, one tht actually can take video…do i need to say more??? the buttons are sooo small! how do people expect you to text on this?!?!? dont get it

    Posted on December 27th, 2010 at 3:24 pm
  4. memyselfandi Says

    this phone is not worth 99 dollars whatsoever…its a waste!

    Posted on December 27th, 2010 at 3:26 pm
  5. CJ Says

    The worst thing is the microscopic qwerty pad. You might as well use the old 9 keys. It takes about the same time because they are so small and you make so many mistakes. They could have made this phone a centimeter wider it would have made so much difference.

    Posted on January 31st, 2011 at 9:12 pm

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