AT&T R225: It's missing what?!

The AT&T R225 is inexplicably missing some key features, but the $15 off-contract price tag is hard to argue with.


The AT&T R225 was never destined for greatness, but it sure would come a lot closer if it didn't get in its own way.

The recipe for its self-defeat lies in the phone's lack of a volume rocker, zero Bluetooth support, and an absolutely terrible speakerphone, at least on our testing device. A small screen size and low pixel resolution don't help.

However, the R225 Go Phone isn't all bad, and for just $15 without a contract, we wouldn't take it out of the running for those seeking a very simple, very cheap phone. Call quality was good, after all. The phone also has AT&T's communications apps bundled in, so it's possible to send e-mails and instant messages.

Depending on your needs, the R225 could still attract your interest, though we suspect most people will find other handsets more satisfying.

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