Updated on 7 January 2016 by

The basic cellphone for texting picks includes some of the best cellphones rated favourably by some of the finest cellphone reviewers and filtered by the features like QWERTY keypad useful for faster typing of text messages. Some of the best best basic cellphones for texting come from Brands like Nokia, Motorola and Samsung under the $100 price range. Opting a suitable plan for messaging from carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon can help you save the cost while texting.


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LG Exalt 2
BlackBerry Classic
Kyocera DuraXV Plus
BlackBerry Passport
Sonim XP6
LG Exalt 2
BlackBerry Classic
Kyocera DuraXV Plus
BlackBerry Passport
Sonim XP6
$100 - $200
$550
$40 - $250
$700 - $850
$545
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Release Date
Sep 2015
Jan 2015
May 2015
Sep 2014
Nov 2014
Input Method
Keypad
QWERTY Keyboard
Keypad
QWERTY Keyboard
Keypad
Carrier
Verizon
AT-T, Verizon
Verizon
AT-T
AT-T
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