Samsung Profile review: A familiar texting phone

CNET reviews the Samsung Profile, a new messaging phone for U.S. Cellular.

Samsung Profile for U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular's Samsung Profile is an eerily familiar messaging phone.

Although it's purpose-built for texting, it's quite basic when it comes to other communications. However, if phone calls and text messages are your primary interest, the Profile is a good fit. There is an e-mail app you can download and a service you can opt into, however.

Call quality on U.S. Cellular's roaming network was quite good in our San Francisco tests, though we'd recommend you try the phone in-store to see how it sounds in your region.

The Profile costs $39.99 with a new two-year contract. Read up on the full details and watch our video here.

About the author

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.


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