Pantech PN-210 (Verizon Wireless) review: Pantech PN-210 (Verizon Wireless)

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.0
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The Good The Verizon Wireless PN-210 (Pantech PN-210) is a compact, basic phone with text messaging, voice recording, and a speakerphone. It has great call quality as well.

The Bad The PN-210 has a small internal display and no external display. It doesn't come with a Web browser, so personalization options are limited.

The Bottom Line The PN-210 is a no-frills phone with great call quality, perfect for those who want a cheap phone just to make calls.

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Lately it seems that a cell phone is not just a cell phone anymore. With so many companies integrating cameras, music players, video recorders, and high-speed Internet capabilities into handsets, it's almost as if the phone itself is an afterthought in the manufacturing process. While we certainly appreciate this trend, many consumers simply want a cell phone that performs the No. 1 job of making calls. The Verizon Wireless PN-210 (manufactured by Pantech) is one such simple cell phone. It's so basic, it doesn't even have a Web browser. But at the incredibly low price of free with a two-year contract, the PN-210 may be a great solution for those of you who just want a simple, easy-to-use cell phone.


The PN-210 has a rather boring design.
The PN-210 is the very definition of a no-frills phone. It has a completely minimalist design that, while bordering on dull, isn't totally unattractive either. Measuring 3.35x1.85x0.93 inches and weighing 3.2 ounces, the PN-210 has a compact and lightweight design that fits comfortably in the hand as well as when cradled next to the ear. The left spine is home to the volume rocker while the headset jack lies on top of the handset, and on the top-right corner is an extendable antenna. We were disappointed with the lack of an external screen as you have to open the phone to see your caller's identity. Yes, the phone is designed to be basic, but the display would be a nice touch.

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Pantech PN-210 (Verizon Wireless)

Part Number: PN-210
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Quick Specifications See All

  • Talk Time Up to 215 min
  • Weight 3.2 oz
  • Technology CDMA2000 1X
  • Service Provider not specified