Although it may not seem possible with the high-tech status of phones today, cheap cellular phones are still available. A lot of people, including me, don't want fancy features such as FM radios, PDA's etc. on their phones.
Having said that, Cellular phones have now become a very essential tool for just about everyone. People from even the remotest parts of the world now own them.
This technology has changed the way business is carried out and for our lives in general. Gone are the days when they were toys to show off because they have now become a necessity. Whilst most phones can do a variety of things that could be considered non essential, it is still possible to obtain a no-frills cell phone.
Not everyone can afford these new very high-tech phones, even if they wanted one so they have no choice but to buy a cheap cellular phone. As long as you know the limitations it will have, you won't be disappointed. Merely being able to send and receive calls may be enough for you and all that you expect from it.
Call only facilities would be very unusual on today's cheap cellular phones, on even the most very basic but if that is all you need then you won't mind. It may be a basic phone but that does not mean you should skimp on its ability to receive and send calls as this may possibly be the most important reason for having your cell phone in the first place.
Sending and receiving text messages may be available, although this may only be on a limited basis. Finding a phone that has a good text messaging capacity, will be better for you.
Sending and receiving emails may not be available but then you do not need it much anyway. Although, if you are someone that does use email a great deal and wants this ability from the phone, it may not be possible with a cheap cellular phone.
If you can afford a cell phone plan that provides a free phone, you may not need to search for an inexpensive model because the free phone may have a reasonable range of features. This is a viable option as cell phone plan deals happen all the time, especially when they want to make room for the latest models. If you can find a good deal from a provider, you will not need to content yourself with an inferior phone.
It doesn't matter what you intend to purchase, the internet is a great place to research, compare and find what you are looking for plus you will usually find whatever you want within the budget you set for yourself.