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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

LG Exalt 2


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LG Exalt 2
Kyocera DuraXV Plus
Sonim XP6
Kyocera Verve
LG Cosmos 3
LG Exalt 2
Kyocera DuraXV Plus
Sonim XP6
Kyocera Verve
LG Cosmos 3
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  • With its generously sized screen and smooth performance, the LG Exalt is a top contender in Verizon's line of basic phones.


  • Durable and water resistant, the Kyocera DuraXV is one of the most capable feature phones available.


  • The Sonim XP6 is as rugged as smartphones come, complete with a comprehensive warranty against damage, but the Android experience suffers on its tiny display.


  • The fun-looking Kyocera Verve delivers the bare-bone basics of a feature phone well, and its ability to easily transfer its photos will satisfy casual shutterbugs.


  • Though the Cosmos 3 is free with contract, you're better off paying more for a comparable handset, like the Samsung Intensity III.


Top 5 basic cell phone for texting of 2016:

  1. LG Exalt 2
  2. Kyocera DuraXV Plus
  3. Sonim XP6
  4. Kyocera Verve
  5. LG Cosmos 3