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Pantech Jest 2, Black (Verizon Wireless)
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Pantech Jest 2, Black (Verizon Wireless)

by Pantech
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 3.7 inches, 2.6 inches, 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 4.16 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: CDMA
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 300 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 321 hours
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 2.6 x 0.6 inches ; 4.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005PT610O
  • Item model number: Jest 2
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #343,971 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good November 30, 2011
My previous phone (A LG EnV3) was a terrible phone, so I was looking forward to getting a new phone. The only thing I do with my phone is text and make the occasional phone call so I didn't want a smart phone, however, I did want a phone with a QWRTY key board. I also did not want a touch screen; therefore this phone was perfect for me. It was a nice cheap phone (free when I updated my contract) that fulfilled all of my wants. The phone also has a demo of UNO that you can play as many times as you want. The only thing that is annoying about the demo is that after every game you have to load the game back up all over again, but hey, free UNO games so nothing much to complain about. I haven't played with the internet features and e-mail features because I don't use that kind of stuff on my phone, so I cannot review that part for you. I love this phone; the only thing I don't like is the battery life. My old phone could last a week on a single charge with very little use. I could leave this on my bookcase fully charged for three days, not even touching it, and it'll die. Someone told me I had some kind of setting on in my phone somewhere that was killing it, but I have yet to find this feature. I forgot to mention that this phone has a SIM card in it and the headphone jack is not a standard size, it's the small one a 2.5mm I believe it is called so I have not used it to listen to music on, other than the speaker which works fine.

Overall, this is nice little phone if you just want to text and make a few calls, but if you want something fancy then you should look somewhere else.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It works March 16, 2012
It's a phone and it works like a phone does...I don't need it to play music or to watch videos or to post on social sites. I have had no issues with battery life or dropping calls. If you're looking for a basic phone without bells and whistles, you can't go wrong with this.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT PHONE June 21, 2012
By Joslin

I had one of the original Pantech Jest phones that had the touch "Ok" button, and while I liked the functionality and overall design, that part drove me INSANE! I HATED it!

With this version, having the actual buttons present is a relief. No more having to double tap or triple scroll to get the button to work.

I am a college student who definitely does not want to pay for all the data plans and web fees so this phone, which can be purchased without a data plan, is great! The camera is good and has the basic features you would expect from a basic phone. Making calls is easy, texting is a breeze and using the built-in apps is seamless! The only thing you MUST do with this phone is customize the settings, but that is the fun part of a new phone.

Some reviews complained about the background, which is something you can change. Another review complained about the backlight shutting off, which if you customize your backlight setting to stay on longer then it will. Want to see the text messages in a thread format? Just change the settings! This little phone has all kinds of settings that can be customized easily to make this phone work for you! I love it and wouldn't trade it for anything!


I dropped this phone about 4 stories from my college's football field bleachers through the crack in the seat straight to the ground. The ONLY thing that happened was the battery back came off and the screen had MINOR scratches, otherwise the phone kept working.

I have spilled liquid on it, dropped it in the sink and in a puddle outside and it still works just fine!

This phone has literally been through every possible test anyone could put on it and it still works very well.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not too bad! November 30, 2011
I've had this a little over a week now, and I'd say I like it.
I upgraded from a Samsung Intensity, which gave me frequent "butt dial" problems, and a camara that failed consistently.
The camara on this is good, and it has even better video (although I haven't transfered it yet). I haven't had any accidental dialing, and I like the way it fits in my pocket and hand.
The dial buttons have given me some problems for one because they are so very small, and my chunky frozen fingers didn't deal well with them at first. I'm over it now, and the most recent annoyance is that the dial pad doesn't include normal phone related alpha-numerics so when i was forced to call 1-800-Progressive for a car issue this morning, I got very frustrated trying to figure that out. Obviously that's not something most people will need to deal with on a regular basis.
It was easy to set up the way I wanted it and the battery seems as good or better than my last phone (which was good on batts, too).
It just takes a little getting used to!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great basic phone! November 8, 2012
This phone does everything someoone with a need for a basic phone could expect from it. This doesn't take up much space, and is quite a savvy little phone. Better than most basic phones.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it ...knock on wood... October 5, 2012
I got this phone a few months ago after reading some scathing reviews. I was really worried that it would crap out on me. But this is the best phone I have had. I don't use the internet on it so that isn't an issue.So I can't really give a review on that, but I'm sure if I was using the internet I would hate it. But using it as a phone and a medium to text it works perfectly. I had heard that the keys were too small they are the perfect size for me and I think I have average sized fingers. I have had none of the problems that people have claimed to have had with it malfunctioning...knock on wood! The only negative is that it does feel a little flimsy. And I am very clumsy so I'm hoping with a case that will be remedied. Over all I love it its the perfect phone for me, a college student that has a tablet and doesn't need a smart phone with an expensive data plan.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not waste you're money.
I have had this phone for almost three years now, I have had to send in four to verizon to be swiched because of glitches. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Justin T Ayer
5.0 out of 5 stars couldn't ask for more ...
I didn't want the hassle of a smart phone or the high bill but didn't want a phone that was primitive either. This was the pefect in-between. Read more
Published 11 months ago by S. Lamkin
1.0 out of 5 stars A horrible phone in general
A lot of the reviews will say that the keyboard is bad, but oddly enough mine really isnt/wasnt. It took me 2 years to figure out the fast way to shift to capital letters (it's the... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Evan Moore
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this phone
I have an AT&T iPhone 5 but frequently I travel to places that only have Verizon connections and have become frustrated I was looking for an inexpensive way to keep in touch... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Lela
2.0 out of 5 stars Not User Friendly
I've always been fairly quick when it comes to learning my way around a new phone. This one however, is a different story. Read more
Published 18 months ago by A.S.C.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great phone
Really like the phone it is for my 10 year old and very user friendly and a nice size. So far everything has worked fine!
Published 20 months ago by Iris Emery
2.0 out of 5 stars This is disappointing.
It is cute but I get ads. This is supposed to be an upgrade?? I get ads and no little emojies. I liked sending little pictures of smiles, gifts, balloons etc... Read more
Published 20 months ago by noelle sisson
1.0 out of 5 stars worst phone i've owned
The Jest 2 is literally the worst phone I have EVER had the displeasure of using. I purchased it because it was mismarked on Amazon's website as having a 3. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Eric Drewes
5.0 out of 5 stars Great phone!
I love it. I've had this phone for a couple months now and love to use it. the keys are easy to type with and the display is awesome!
Published 21 months ago by rf
2.0 out of 5 stars I'm tired of this phone after 1 year
As a phone it is fine and does not require a data plan. I receive texts and calls just fine and it is clear enough to be heard. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Luke Meredith
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