Pay as you go with the AT&T Z431

This simple messaging phone from AT&T has an onboard keyboard and a 2-megapixel camera.

AT&T Z431
The AT&T Z431 GoPhone AT&T

Manufactured by ZTE, the AT&T Z431 is a prepaid GoPhone that's equipped with a four-row keyboard and a 3G data connection.

The device also houses a 2-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2.4-inch touch screen with a 1,600x1,200-pixel resolution, and 58MB of internal memory.

In addition, the handset includes an expandable microSD card slot, and a 1,000mAh battery that offers roughly 4.5 hours of talk time.

The phone is available from AT&T and other retail outlets like RadioShack for $49.99 and requires no carrier contract.

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Lynn La is CNET's associate editor for cell phone and smartphone news and reviews. Prior to coming to CNET, she wrote for the Sacramento Bee and was a staff editor at Macworld. In addition to covering technology, she has reported on health, science, and politics.

 

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