Tech blog review: Impulse 4G

We have been playing with the AT&T Impulse 4G for a while now and found it is a great little phone and an excellent value. This is the kind of phone that reminds you that you don’t necessarily have to make a big investment in a cell phone to get the features that an average user will be quite happy with over the life of the phone.

The phone, produced by Huawei for AT&T, is small (3.8″ screen) in comparison to a lot of the new Android phones we have profiled recently. But the feel of the material and the light weight of the device make it easy to use. Plus, the screen quality is excellent.

The phone does not disappoint: It speedily attacks tasks and works great for e-mail, web surfing, video and taking photos. The software does feel a bit dated, mainly because it does not have the bloated manufacturer overlay that a lot of the latest phones have. But it’s something you can easily adapt to, in our opinion.

Obviously the key number for this phone is $29.99, its cost with a two-year contract from AT&T.  This price point provides a great opportunity for young people or people who cannot afford the latest $300+ phone on the market.

The Impulse 4G became available Sept. 18 for $29.99 with a two-year contract through local Wisconsin AT&T stores, online at att.com and through local big box retailers.

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