Samsung Gusto 2 Flip Phone Gets a Second Chance on Verizon

April 23, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Samsung has just introduced one of the lower segment phones on the Big Red network to give it a second chance. May be some of you know this is the second chance for the phone since it was on the same network earlier, with the name Samsung Gusto.

On its second arrival, it is known as Samsung Gusto 2, and has come out after about a year-and-a-half after the launch of the original Samsung Gusto.

According to the grapevine, the simple flip phone is intended to pad out Verizon’s available set of basic phones. Who ever remembers the initial launch of Gusto will be skeptical towards the name since it was plagued by issues like flimsy construction and poor call quality.

We hope Samsung has given extra care to the second incarnation of the phone to avoid such issues this time, since we are sill in need of excellent basic phones, regardless of the fact that we are in a world flooded with sophisticated smartphones and tablets.

Gusto 2 comes out with classic flip phone design, packed with a 2-inch display, a large dial pad, and a 1.3-megapixel camera. However, being basic does not keep the phone away from social networking sphere.

Besides Facebook and Twitter access on-board, Gusto 2 also comes out with VZ Navigator for subscription-based turn-by-turn directions.

Interestingly, the Fake Call app that is packed with the Gusto 2 helps you to get out of an awkward situation with a little white lie about an urgent incoming call.

The rig is billed below $100 and carries extra features like voice readouts of menu selections, text messages, the contacts list, and battery level.

In addition, the noise suppression technology of Gusto 2 helps reduce ambient sounds delivering clear calls even in noisy environments.

Samsung’s Gusto 2 comes with a price tag of $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a new two-year contract and will hit Verizon retail outlets in the coming weeks.

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