Does the following phone exist in the US?
- ~$50 or less pricepoint
- Call and text only
- T9 keyboard
- Solidly built
- Unlocked so we can get prepaid basic phone plans
- Unable to access the internet and no or limited apps
The Nokia 3310 may be OK, but I'd really prefer something more like the Nokia 105, except that it doesn't really seem like that's much of an option with the 2G network limitations. I also looked at the Republic Wireless Relay, which is a cool idea and would be a real possibility if it weren't for the $9.99/month cell plan. I don't want to be paying for another monthly cell plan. I just want a phone that my 8-year-old in case of an emergency or when we want to find out where she is.
Any ideas? Seems like there'd be more options out there than I am finding. But perhaps there just aren't that many of us who are fine with their kids being independent, but who also have no intention in sticking a smartphone in their hands before they leave for college.