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Verizon Feature Phones That Can Be Used as eReaders

by KirbyChinchilla / December 11, 2010 7:52 AM PST

Verizon is my cell phone provider. I am interested in getting an eReader, but I don't want to carry around a cell phone and another device. I understand Verizon has feature phones that don't require data plans. I'm very interested in this option, but is there a feature phone that doesn't require a data plan AND can be used as an eReader? Perhaps something with a pay-as-I go data plan, or transfer eBooks from my laptop to my phone via cable or card.

Thank you, and happy holidays, everyone!

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Didn't find an one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 11, 2010 8:12 AM PST

Checked again and came up empty.

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Thank you
by KirbyChinchilla / December 11, 2010 8:55 AM PST
In reply to: Didn't find an one.

Thank you for the reply. I'm fearing that it's only the androids and blackberries that get the eReader app. I'm sure they're great phones, I just don't want to pay the monthly data fees.

If anyone hears any news, please let me know.

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If you check around.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 11, 2010 9:01 AM PST
In reply to: Thank you

In my town, Cricket comes in a bit lower and you might find your droid at the right rate.
Bob

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See what's up @ Hofo
by Pepe7 / December 11, 2010 9:50 AM PST
In reply to: Thank you

There may be some relevant developments if you would switch to Page Plus Wireless (owned by Verizon). It's a pre-paid provider which does not require data plans per se. The question is whether or not they would activate the ESN from a Verizon branded smartphone you purchased from a non-Verizon channel. Howardforums is an excellent resource for this type of info.

FWIW, none of the Verizon feature phones AFAIK have ereaders, AFAIK. That's smartphone turf. You might take Bob's advice and see what Boost, Cricket, or Virgin Mobile offer too.

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