LG's Second-Rate Simple Cell

The low-priced VX3300 mobile phone goes so far in stripping out bells and whistles that using it is something of a chore

Sometimes you're the washing machine, and sometimes you're the pants. And sometimes you're the cell phone that's no longer covered by a warranty because it was accidentally left in the pants when they were put in the washing machine.

The LG VX3300 feels like a poor imitation of nicer models that come loaded with cameras, Web access, and Verizon's Get it Now marketplace of services such as games and ringtones. And it doesn't even get the basics right. If you're on a budget and want a good low-end phone, look elsewhere.

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