Excerpt: The Pantech Jest from Verizon Wireless is another mobile device that caters for text messaging enthusiasts. Find out what sets the Pantech Jest apart from other similar text messaging oriented mobile phones. This review will provide you with all the necessary...
Excerpt: The Pantech Jest is a prepaid cell phone with a slide-down keyboard body style. It has several multimedia features that individuals of all ages will benefit from and provides several high-quality calling features. This phone has its drawbacks, but it has adequate features for many people who choose pay-as-you-go mobile phone plans.
Pros: The Pantech Jest's slide-out keyboard, small size and 2MP camera make it ideal for prepaid phone customers.
Cons: The display screen is smaller than competing phones' displays, and the keyboard adds extra weight.
Summary: The Pantech Jest is a great phone for anyone who does a lot of texting or youngsters getting their first phone. It may not have the greatest camera and the 2.5 mm headphone jack may cause a few frustrations, but it performs well, is easy to use, and has a fantastic QWERTY keyboard. Probably the best part about this whole package is that it's free. Yup, right now at Verizon, you can pick up the Jest for free after signing a new contract and receiving your rebates.
Conclusion: Based on our usage of the Pantech Jest , we feel that it is an OK messaging device that has a nice 2.6” display and comes in at a low price, but the poor call quality and signal reception has us concerned, as this still hasn’t been fixed since we reviewed the Razzle and Blitz. We can only hope that Pantech will get this right the next time around.
Pros: Compact design with sliding keyboard, 2.6” display, Music can be played in the background, 975MB of internal memory
Cons: Poor call quality and signal reception, Videos and pictures look mediocre, Optical d-pad is finicky