1. Norad2000x's Avatar
    Search eBay for a PVG-100 and you'll find "open box" ones for ~$80 shipped. These are pretty much new phones that were theoretically locked to be sold at Verizon as a companion phone. In reality, they work perfectly fine unlocked.

    I've had one for over a month now. It has the Verizon boot-up screen, but you can pull the SIM tray out and put whatever card you want to use it on any network. I'm currently using it as the primary phone on the Verizon network...something that was theoretically "impossible" with this model. Works fine for me!
    10-26-2019 07:26 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    An 800mAh battery? It's cute, but not worth having in my pocket if it only lasts a few hours. (Available from Amazon for $69.)
    10-27-2019 05:19 PM
  3. Mike Dee's Avatar
    For a little more you can buy great phones on Swappa
    10-27-2019 05:26 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    An 800mAh battery? It's cute, but not worth having in my pocket if it only lasts a few hours. (Available from Amazon for $69.)
    You have to remember, though, that it's not intended to be the phone you carry for the whole day. They designed it to be your main phone's "extension" to take on short errands, if you don't want lug around your giant phablet (e.g., to the gym).
    10-27-2019 10:29 PM
  5. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    Hmm interesting. When I checked out this tiny Palm phone a few months ago at a Verizon store, I was a bit fascinated by it. But then the fascination passed.
    10-28-2019 12:48 AM
  6. Norad2000x's Avatar
    It is totally real cute!
    The batteries last about two days for me. That's cause I mainly use it as a phone only. The small battery works great in keeping me away from mindless consumption!

    But, I did come from the era of non-smartphones (80s baby). The Palm has unacceptable battery, if you have developed the modern smartphone habit.
    10-28-2019 02:54 AM
  7. Mike Dee's Avatar
    You have to remember, though, that it's not intended to be the phone you carry for the whole day. They designed it to be your main phone's "extension" to take on short errands, if you don't want lug around your giant phablet (e.g., to the gym).
    Possibly a great alternative for someone not really into smart devices that just needs a phone, yet still has smart capabilities.
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    10-28-2019 06:23 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Possibly a great alternative for someone not really into smart devices that just needs a phone, yet still has smart capabilities.
    Exactly. Considering the increasing availability of snazzed-up "dumbphones" for people who are trying to buck smartphone addiction, this might end up finding new life.
    10-28-2019 11:20 AM
  9. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    I was tempted to buy the thing at a local Verizon store awhile back. At first I was shocked by the $350 price tag of the device. But having to pay an additional $10 for monthly service to Verizon for "adding an extra line" was a turn off. Does Verizon still require an additional monthly payment for having this phone? Or can you just say buy it and use it on wifi only with no cellular activation?
    10-28-2019 01:03 PM
  10. 77Forever's Avatar
    You can actually use it as a stand-alone phone. As has been said, mostly for people who don’t use phone for constant consumption. I’ve been using one for a few weeks as my primary phone. Battery life is short, but it is awesomely small. I wish we could get some decent small phones. The Palm is a tad too small, but works.
    11-05-2019 05:28 PM

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