In an age where gadgets grow even more complicated, it's comforting to know that you can buy a cell phone that's just a phone. Every once in a while, AT&T quietly rolls out a basic handset for its Go Phone prepaid service that eschews most high-end features and is all about making calls. One of its latest models is the LG CG180. Exceedingly simple in form and function, the CG180 does exactly what a phone should do while offering a speakerphone, a Web browser, and simple organizer applications. We had a few quibbles with its design but we could find few faults with its call quality.
On the upside, the CG180 is extremely easy to use. The 65,000-color display isn't the largest (1.51 inches) or the most vibrant (128x128 pixels) screen around, but it's perfectly serviceable. The menu interface is easy, and we liked that you could adjust the backlighting time and the contrast.