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Pantech Hotshot (Verizon Wireless)
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Pantech Hotshot (Verizon Wireless)

by Pantech
2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 4.67 inches, 2.35 inches, 0.35 inches
  • Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: CDMA
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 300 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 342 hours
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.7 x 2.4 x 0.4 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005SLFO7U
  • Item model number: Hotshot
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,755 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

Product Description

Designed to keep you easily connected via voice, text, and the web, the nicely affordable Pantech Hotshot for Verizon Wireless offers a sleek design, 3.2-inch touchscreen, and 3G data capabilities. The Hotshot has three home screens for customization, allowing you to add favorite contacts, pictures and shortcuts to those screens. Additionally, you'll be able to view your favorite video clips and sports or news highlights using the optional V CAST Video service.


Designed to keep you easily connected via voice, text, and the web, the nicely affordable Pantech Hotshot for Verizon Wireless offers a sleek design, 3.2-inch touchscreen, and 3G data capabilities. The Hotshot has three home screens for customization, allowing you to add favorite contacts, pictures and shortcuts to those screens. Additionally, you'll be able to view your favorite video clips and sports or news highlights using the optional V CAST Video service.

Sleek design with 3.2-inch touchscreen (view larger).
Pantech Hotshot
At a Glance:
  • 3G connectivity

  • 3.2-inch touchscreen

  • 2 GB microSD card

  • 3.2-MP camera/camcorder

  • GPS navigation

  • Stereo Bluetooth

  • Personal e-mail
At a Glance

Never worry about losing a name or number again with Backup Assistant, a complimentary service from Verizon Wireless that automatically backs up your mobile contacts to your online address book. You can add, delete, edit and print your contacts online and send the changes to your mobile phone.

With popular must-have features like a music player, downloadable games and apps, and an integrated 3.2 megapixel camera/camcorder, the Hotshot can keep you entertained all the time. Its virtual QWERTY keyboard makes messaging and emailing a breeze, and you'll enjoy web browsing via the pre-loaded Opera web browser with support for Adobe Flash.

Other features include Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, 2 GB microSD memory card (with expansion up to 32 GB via optional cards), personal organization tools, a 3.5mm headphone jack, access to personal e-mail, and up to 5 hours of talk time.

Vital Statistics

The Pantech Hotshot weighs 3.2 ounces and measures 4.67 x 2.35 x 0.35 inches. Its 1000 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5 hours of talk time, and up to 342 hours (14.25 days) of standby time. It runs on the CDMA 800/1900 frequencies as well as EV-DO, Rev 0 3G frequencies.

What's in the Box

Pantech Hotshot handset, rechargeable battery, wall/USB charger, 2 GB microSD card, quick start guide

Verizon Wireless Services

Reliable 3G Network: With support for the EV-DO high-speed data standard, you'll enjoy fast access to the Internet and Verizon Wireless multimedia services (additional charges applicable), with average download speeds ranging from 400 to 700 Kbps and peak rates up to 2 Mbps.

VZ Navigator Capable: With this GPS-enabled phone, you'll be able to access the Verizon Wireless VZ Navigator service (additional charges applicable) for voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions, heads-up alerts, local search of nearly 14 million points of interest in the US (such as landmarks, restaurants and ATMs), and detailed color maps.

Backup Assistant: This complimentary service automatically back up your mobile contacts to your online address book. If your phone is lost, stolen, or damaged, or you decide to upgrade, easily restore your saved address book to your new phone. You can also add, delete, edit, and print your contacts online and send the changes to your mobile phone. There are no subscription fees for the service.

V CAST Video: Enjoy unlimited, on-demand access to full episodes of your favorite television shows from all of the major networks, plus the latest in local and national news, live and recorded sports and entertainment and weather. You will receive over 100 channels with over 250 full episode shows and an impressive list of live sporting events each month.


  • Fast 3G connectivity thanks to the reliable Verizon Wireless EV-DO, Rev 0 network
  • Onboard GPS for navigation and location services
  • Optional VZ Navigator service for GPS navigation with voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions.
  • Next-generation Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals and includes stereo audio streaming.


  • 3.2-inch ultra-slim touchscreen just 0.35 inches thin (240 x 400 pixels; 260K color depth)
  • Onscreen QWERTY keyboard
  • Removable battery


  • 2 GB microSD card included with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.

Communications & Internet

  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging
  • Opera HTML browser with Adobe Flash support
  • Personal e-mail access
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  • 3.2-megapixel camera with fixed focus and dedicated camera key
  • Video capture capabilities


  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, and AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
  • Video player compatible with MPEG4, WMV, H.264, H.263
  • V Cast Video service optional

More Features

  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Voice dialing capabilities
  • Bilingual user interface (English/Spanish)
  • Organizer tools including calendar, alarm clock, stopwatch, world clock, unit converter, notepad, calculator
  • Speakerphone for hands-free communication.
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility: M4/T4

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
81 of 89 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars So far, I'm not overly impressed by this phone. Junk. November 9, 2011
Please read my 7/9/12 update.

My fiance and I both have LG Chocolate Touch phones. After nearly 2 years of use, my phone works perfectly, but her internal speaker started to fail, probably the result of too many drops in the driveway, so I replaced her Chocolate with a Pantech Hotshot, primarily due to the lack of basic phone choices (those that don't require a data plan). Out of the box, my first impression was that the candy apple red color looks nice. The touch screen on the Hotshot is the same size as the Chocolate (3.2 inches), but the Hotshot is a bit longer (by about 1/2 inch) and 1/2 the thickness of the Chocolate. It's so thin, in fact, that it's somewhat difficult to hold flat in your hand. I'm hoping a silicon case will add some thickness and make the phone easier to hold. The touch menu of the Hotshot is similar to the Chocolate, but I find myself continually pressing the camera button on front to activate the phone, which it doesn't do. The On/Off button is oddly situated on top of the phone. On receipt, I fully charged the Hotshot and the next day my fiance and I took it into a Verizon store to transfer contact data from the Chocolate to the Hotshot, and for activation. The Hotshot died 1/2 way through the transfer process. Verizon gave it enough of a charge in-store to complete the transfer and activate. We got the phone home and left it on the wall charger overnight. By the next evening, and without any use whatsoever, the phone was showing no bars on the battery indicator. Assuming a defective battery, I contacted Pantech and Amazon for a replacement. Pantech requires return of the old battery before they'll issue a replacement, which is fine if you don't mind being without a phone for 3 weeks.
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54 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good basic phone November 8, 2011
By sheldan
I love this phone. I replaced my broken chocolate touch with this phone. For someone who doesn't want to spend the money on a data plan, this phone is a perfect fit. This isn't a smart phone, but it is great for someone who wants a touch phone. Good reception, easy to use and very thin and light. It does take a little getting used to if you have never used a touch screen. I wouldn't recommend it for heavy texters. I love that I can use the internet and chck my email with ease. All in all I am very pleased.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better Than I Expected! January 17, 2012
I'd love to have an iPhone, but refuse to pay for a data plan. I've had the Pantech Hotshot for a couple of months and have been satisfied with it in most respects.

Things I like:
- It's thin but solid construction
- The touch screen is reasonably good (don't expect iPhone performance it's more like your car's GPS touch sensitivity)
- Decent reception and battery life. I live in a town of 50,000 that has good tower coverage.
- Durable - I put mine through the washing machine and after a day in front of a fan, it came back like new.

Things that annoy:
- The display turns off when the phone is held vertically (how you typically hold it when you're talking on it). Sometimes this happens when I'm texting though. It requires a couple button pushes to bring it back.
- It takes about 30 seconds for the phone to go to sleep and I haven't found the short cut to disengage the touch screen. As a result, sometimes when I drop it in my pocket, i can hear it beeping and have to pull it out to make sure it's not calling someone.
- Battery life is okay, not great.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very happy! December 22, 2011
I wanted a touch screen phone without a data plan and this is the only one that Verizon offers. I've had it about a month now and am VERY happy with it so far. It is one of the lightest and thinnest phones I've seen. People with Iphones are jealous of it in fact. I've had no issues whatsoever and love the touch for texting, although I have to use a stylus because my fingernails seem to get in the way but that's okay. Still easy to text. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that doesn't want a data plan.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hold Off November 7, 2011
Just a word of warning. The Mobile Email does not work on this phone. Apparently they were only installed with a trial version and cannot be updated to the full version. You will be able to use email until the trial is over, then it will be locked. Hope a fix comes out soon or I may have to warranty the phone.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT PHONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! February 11, 2012
No, I am not a spokesman for Pantech....lol. This phone is really a great device. If you are looking for a phone that is touch screen and thin and doesn't need a data plan than look no further. I own an ITouch and a Creative Labs 10" tablet. I like both of them very much. The touch screen quality on this phone is somewhere between the Itouch and the tablet. It does stick on occasion but just be patient and it will come. You can get alot of features that are almost as good as a smart phone but at half the price. It was between the new IPhone and the pantech. I chose the pantech because I dont need data. Its not an IPhone but it come very close.

- Touch screen is good
- no data plan
- very thin
- good features
- camera is nice too.

- Can't update firmware
- Touch screen can freeze once in a while but not for more than about 10 seconds
- still need to use data to get some cool features
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice phone.
Item as described, received quickly. Nice phone.
Published 2 months ago by Eileen Kirven
2.0 out of 5 stars Not recommended.
At first I thought this phone was nice. It was new and sleek and had a touchscreen.
Then I started using it for a while. It went from exciting to dull very quickly. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Bree
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Phone
We bought this for our daughter who isn't quite ready for a smartphone. It's perfect for all her. She loves it!!
Published 10 months ago by Myssi Myers
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
When I First got it it was okay. Then it would have random things pop up that I didn't even push. I would have it on the table and it would bring up pictures. Read more
Published 11 months ago by David S. Arthur
1.0 out of 5 stars DONT pay ANYTHING for this phone!
Absolutely the worst phone I've ever had to use. It makes daily life much more frustrating and takes up valuable time. I wouldn't let Verizon pay ME to use this phone. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Earthboundsound
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent touch screen non-smart phone
This is an elegant (and low cost) alternative to push button flip phones for those of us who don't see going to a data plan and therefore do not need an i-Phone of equivalent. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Richard A.
4.0 out of 5 stars loved it
I bought this for my daughter and she loves the phone. We have not had any problems with it since we bought it.
Published 15 months ago by Tosha J.
2.0 out of 5 stars A touchscreen phone that makes you not want to have a touchscreen...
This is my second phone, my first being a Samsung Intensity. Now, I could talk good about that phone all day. It was a good no frills device, that did its job right. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Daniel DeBrier
1.0 out of 5 stars I hate this phone
i absoultely hate this phone, this is the worst phone i have ever had ! the screen stalls, and powers off all the time !
Published 17 months ago by vg
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst experience ever with Amazon and verizion
This phone didn't work, tried to return in the 14 day grace period, phone was lot in shipping, they could see that and I still had to pay for this pice of crap for months till I... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Brenda Huskins
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