- Size (LWH): 3.99 inches, 1.86 inches, 0.56 inches
- Weight: 3.2 ounces
- Network Compatibility: CDMA
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 300 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 350 hours
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Enjoy easy mobile voice and text communications with the Samsung Gusto for Verizon Wireless, which features a 2-inch main display, multiple messaging options, Dynamic Voice Enhancement technology with noise suppression, and a mobile Web browser (with Bing search). You'll also stay on course thanks to the VZ Navigator GPS turn-by-turn direction service.
The Samsung Gusto provides mobile voice and text communications plus crystal clear audio without breaking the bank.
You can send and receive text messages as well as picture messages. The built-in VGA camera with Night Shot lets you take photos day and night for quick sending to friends and family. Need help managing certain social situations? The Fake Call feature sets your phone ringing for an "incoming call" that you simply "must" take.
Other features include access to instant messaging and mobile e-mail, dual screens, Bluetooth for hands-free devices, voice commands, personal organizer tools, 1xRTT digital data connectivity, and up to 7 hours of talk time.
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- Runs on the reliable Verizon Wireless voice and data network (1xRTT data frequency)
- GPS navigation capabilities via VZ Navigator service
- Dynamic Voice Enhancement with noise suppression technology to reduce background noise levels and enhance speech frequencies.
- Driving Mode changes the handset volume automatically to high, overrides vibrate settings, and reads contact information aloud when a call or message is received.
- Fake Call feature lets you set up a pseudo call with a timer to manage social situations.
- Voice Commands: voice dial, send text, send picture, digit dial, text message readout, call announcement, My Verizon, check features, contacts, redial, GoTo, help and driving mode
- 2-inch internal screen (320 x 240 pixels, 262K color depth)
- 1.07-inch external screen (96 x 96 pixels, 65K color depth) displays current time, signal strength, and battery life.
- Standard alpha-numeric keypad
- VGA still camera with Night Shot with brightness adjustment, up to 10x digital zoom, color effects, and dedicated camera key.
- Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.0) includes profiles for communication headset and hands-free car kits.
- Full suite of messaging options including text, picture and voice messaging; Mobile IM; Mobile Chat; Mobile Email; and Mobile Web.
- Media Center provides access to downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers, location-based services, and more.
- Phone book with up to 1000 contact entries
- Organizer tools including calendar, calculator with currency converter, world clock, alarm clock, and stopwatch
- 2.5mm headset jack
- Hearing Aid Compatibility = M4/T4
- TTY capable
- Bilingual Interface English and Spanish
The Samsung Gusto weighs 3.27 ounces and measures 3.99 x 1.86 x 0.56 inches. Its 1000 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 7 hours of talk time, and up to 350 hours (14+ days) of standby time. It runs on the CDMA 800/1900 frequencies and 1xRTT data frequency.
What's in the Box
Samsung Gusto handset, rechargeable battery, wall/USB charger, battery door, quick start guide
- 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.
- VZW Backup Assistant: 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.
Top Customer Reviews
The reason for only a three star rating? I feel that Samsung comes way too close to false advertising stating that this phone is "blue tooth capable". Sure you can use a blue tooth with it, they just don't mention anywhere (phone info. at store or owner's manual) that only two brands on the planet will work with it (Jawbone and Bose) and these start at $130! That's more then I paid for the phone!
So I bought a basic (and cheap) Samsung phone and if I want a blue tooth I will need to fork over $130-$200? Um, no! Because I'm stuck with this Samsung until my phone is up for renewal, I'm now back to a headset (which again only a few will work with this phone). I guess I should be thankful the headset is only $20.
Samsung, you let me down!
I have a chronic technical glitch with this phone. An alert keeps going off for a calendar reminder that is passed and I can't delete it because it is not even listed! A call to tech support at Samsung did not solve the problem. So I have a phone going off every ten minutes. Not good.
On the phone itself, it's a basic no thrills package. You can't zoom in on pictures.
The phone itself is fairly rugged, it's survived some pretty disastrous falls on my part & I like the size.
Simply put, I'm about to upgrade phones though.
For one, the tech at the store was unable to simply copy my old phone book from the old phone to the new one. I had to manually enter every single name and number from my list. Hundreds of contacts.
For another, the camera "feature" in this phone is useless. Oh, it snaps the pictures just fine, and there are even a reasonable number of creative options available for the adequate 640x480 images. The problem is they are impossible to download off of the camera to view, edit or post. You can supposedly send them from the phone to a website to view them. But after spending over an hour setting up the account and website, I found that it just doesn't work. The obvious method, which would be to connect the phone to the USB port on your computer-won't work either.
Evidently this is because this goofy knick-knack has some sort of cheesy proprietary software that is INCOMPATIBLE WITH EVERYTHING ELSE, which also explains why the phone book was untransferable. The salesman at the Verizon store didn't even know this, and Samsung doesn't point this out, either. You can look at the pictures on the phone's screen. That's it.
So, don't waste your money expecting this to be anything more than a telephone. It works just fine as a telephone-but that's it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got this phone recently and it has stopped charging. I tried 2 other good batteries, no luck. The Samsung website contains no useful information. Not worth the $9.99 I spent.Published on December 18, 2013 by SR Cragin
The simplest cell phone in the world would have thrilled me as I've never had one.
I got it free and I won't use it. "Free" has cost me several bucks and hours of wasted time. Read more
My alarm has failed at least three times on this phone. It's a known problem, if you believe all the threads you can easily find online. Read morePublished on January 26, 2012 by Jodi E. Mcclain
we got 2, and both were so bad we simply dumped them, one I replaced with an older, LG phone I kept, the other my daughter go rid of, when using a free upgrade her mom was eligible... Read morePublished on October 20, 2011 by Maya's Dad
I have had this phone for a month. The reception is not nearly as good as my old phone. The phone won't stop charging on it's own. Read morePublished on October 14, 2011 by M. Swanson