Verizon quietly releases the Samsung Gusto 2

Verizon quietly releases the Samsung Gusto 2
Last month, Verizon announced that the new Samsung Gusto 2 would be released in the coming weeks and would be sold for $79.99, after a $50 mail-in-rebate with a 2-year contract.

Without any fanfare or eye-catching TV commercials, the Samsung Gusto 2 can now be yours starting today. Features of this moderately priced flip-phone include a 1.3MP camera, shortcut key, 2" 128x160 pixel internal display, 1" 96x96 pixel external display, Bluetooth 2.1, standard assortment of Verizon apps (VZNavigator, Verizon Tones, Mobile E-Mail), and comes with a 1000 mAh battery rated at 7 hours of talk time, or 14 days of standby time on a full charge. There is also something new called Fake Call, which allows users to set up a pseudo-call to help them escape unwanted social situations.

However, there are two features that we noticed are not present on the Gusto 2 - a microSD memory card slot and 3G EVDO (only 1X data is on the device). Though the original Gusto lacked those as well. Still, for $79 it would be nice if those were included, though we understand that they wanted to keep costs down.

Is anyone planing on buying the Samsung Gusto 2? Let us know in the comment section below.

source: Verizon Wireless

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Gusto 2
  • Display 2.0 inches
    160 x 128 pixels
  • Camera 1.3 MP (Single camera)
  • Storage 0.064GB,
  • Battery 1000 mAh



14. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Its true. Best buy will have the phone for free. So definitely wait to get it if this kind of phone is you thing. Im sure there are going to be plenty of elderly people who are going to love this phone especially when you consider that it has a 1000 mAh battery.

13. Zorin

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 26, 2010

Target and BB will have this for free soon enough. I think the masses can hold out.

12. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

you can buy a nice flip phone on ebay for 20 bucks its what i did for my grams but she also has a iphone but she said its to fancy lol

11. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

i think there is a sheep on this article who is giving thumb down to every comment. shhhhuuuu go away sheep shhhhhhhuuuuuuu

10. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I hate mail in rebates. Won't mess with them anymore. This should be a free phone with a contract.

9. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

@illia some folks don't care to make Verizon or any other carrier richer. Most folks with a smartphone have to pay an additional $720 a year for "premium service". So tell me who is the dummy, the person with the dumb phone or the one with the so called smart one? **** btw revenue figures were just released for Verizon & at&t, conclusion- they want you to keep your data plans cheers.

8. Csoki

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

I hope they fixed some of the issues the gusto had. A lot of these phones get sold to older people and the last thing they need is a phone with issues. When you think about it it's also pretty ridicoulous that in 2012 Samsung can't even make a basic phone that works right.

6. ilia1986 unregistered

Why pay 79$ for this, when for 21 more, one can get the Lumia 900?

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

1) This phone is for Verizon, and the Lumia 900 is an AT&T phone. 2) $21, plus $30 (or more) per month for data. Over a 2 year contract that's $720 more. Not everybody wants/needs a smartphone. Giving a smartphone to my 62 year old parents would be almost as dangerous as giving a toddler a loaded gun.

5. J-LoTheGreat

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

It's a BASIC phone, that does BASIC things, for BASIC people!

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

me gusta

4. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012


2. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

now come on sheep and say samsung also copied this from cryPhone hahaha. from samsung u got a mobile phone for every categary not just for sheep as they offer in cr@pple

1. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

If this phone eas released in 2003,it would be like the galaxy s 3:a desireable flagship phone.

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