Fans of messaging phones will appreciate that the reasonably-priced Optimus F3Q carries out the basics without breaking a sweat. Its unfortunately scant on-board storage is not a deal-breaker.
Verizon's budget-conscious QWERTY lovers should consider the Enact, but if cost isn't an issue, the Motorola Droid 4 is the better phone.
Though the Cosmos 3 is free with contract, you're better off paying more for a comparable handset, like the Samsung Intensity III.
Those looking for a QWERTY smartphone will gravitate to the thick and hearty Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G, which has Android 4.0, strong hardware specs, and excellent call quality.
The Pantech Swift is the most appealing Pantech handset on AT&T with a keyboard, but sufficient flaws keep us hesitant about recommending it widely.
Aside from a few design flaws and a poor touchscreen, the LG Extravert is a solid feature phone that can execute basic tasks reliably and has good call quality.
The Pantech Jest 2 brings decent features for a cheap price, but its flat call quality and square shape don't do it any favors.
We didn't love everything about its design, but as an inexpensive, easy-to-use cell phone for making calls, the Samsung Gravity Txt gets the job done.
As long as you don't have high expectations, the LG Cosmos 2 makes for a well-built entry-level messaging phone for the budget-conscious Verizon customer.
The Pantech Pursuit II is not much better than its predecessor, but if all you want is an affordable and functional messaging phone from AT&T, the Pursuit II gets the job done.
If you're trying to avoid a data plan, the Samsung Trender is one affordable messaging option, though one of Sprint's budget Android phones could prove a better value.
The enhancements in WebOS 2.0 make the Palm Pre 2 a very capable smartphone, but we think it's worth waiting for the HP Pre 3, which will offer hardware improvements to complement the software upgrades.
The Samsung SPH-M360 is a great option for anyone who wants an easy-to-use phone for making calls. Accessibility options round out the basic feature set.
We applaud some of the feature updates of the LG Neon II, but its various quirks prevent us from recommending it as there are better quick messaging devices in AT&T's lineup.
There are more goodies than you'd expect for a basic feature phone like the Samsung T369, though none of them is particularly advanced and the handset has some design flaws.
Those looking for an entry-level phone at a rock-bottom price should consider the ZTE Salute.
The Samsung Seek's multimedia features make it a decent middle-of-the-road messaging phone, but an attractive monthly prepaid price tag and a new design for Boost Mobile earn it bonus points.
The Samsung Gravity 3's full QWERTY keyboard and messaging features are enough to satisfy most heavy communicators, with other advanced features icing the cake. At $50 with a two-year service agreement, the Gravity is a good midlevel option for those who aren't ready to jump into the smartphone arena.