Review: Pantech Ease
There is no music player in Easy Mode. If you switch to Advanced Mode, you can use AT&T's music apps, with an MP3 player on board. Frankly, I would avoid this phone if music is important to you. First, you have to dig through the more complex menus. Second, the phone doesn't come with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. So, to use a pair of headphones, you'll need to find a microUSB adapter, or use stereo Bluetooth. I tried the phone with my stereo Bluetooth speaker and it works just fine. The phone has a microSD card slot, but it's hidden under the battery. The battery cover on the Pantech Ease is incredibly difficult to remove. All of this means the Ease is probably not worth the trouble if you're looking for an easy music player.
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