By Jeannie Lacroix

Hey darlings! It’s your online shopping fairy godmother. 🙂 How is everyone today? If you are reading this from your desk at work, I wish you a good day at the job. Or wherever you are, really. Hope you are having a productive day.

As you know, this blog really is partial to busy working professionals who don’t have a lot of time to spend online shopping on multiple websites. We streamline your online browsing whenever we can with these blog posts. And today, it’s all about mobile phones, or (cell phones if you prefer). I want to curate a list of 5 mobile phones all under $500 bucks on Amazon.

But first. Did you know that the first mobile phone or cell phone was created by a Jewish Ukranian-American engineer named Martin Cooper in 1973? Mr Cooper is considered to be the “father of the handheld cell phone” (per Wikipedia) and was the first in the entire world to make a call on a mobile phone while he was working for Motorola as a “senior development engineer” in the “mobile equipment group.” According to his wiki “Top management at Motorola supported Cooper’s mobile phone concept, investing $100 million between 1973 and 1993 before any revenues were realized. Cooper assembled a team that designed and assembled a product in less than 90 days.

 

Now for the phones:

 

 

1. Motorola One Action – Unlocked Smartphone Global Option

 

Motorola

Motorola 128GB – Pearl White (US Warranty) – Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Boost, Cricket, Metro, $249.00No SIM Card. Compatible with most carriers including Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile

 

This phone sounds amazing. They say it is unlocked and has triple camera and is compatible with numerous carriers. When you are a busy working person, I am sure having a cellphone you can rely upon is the least you can ask for and this Motorola phone sounds pretty reliable. 24 people rated it and it has 4.5 out of 5 stars.

 

 

2. Google Pixel 3a – Unlocked Memory Cell Phone

 

Google

Google – Pixel 3a with 64GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) – Just Black – G020G

 

This google Pixel 3a is an Amazon Bestseller in unlocked phones. At $324.47 it doesn’t sound like an outrageous price for a phone to me. It has close to a 5 star rating with 2,662 people voting. That is pretty impressive. It promises built in Google apps, impressive photos and a fast charging battery. For people who need to get to work and don’t have time to sit around waiting for their cell phone to charge,, the latter feature sounds especially BUY ON AMAZON.

 

 

3. Samsung Galaxy A10e 32GB A102U GSM/CDMA Unlocked Phone – Black

 

Samsung

Samsung Galaxy A10e 32GB A102U GSM/CDMA Unlocked Phone – Black

 

Samsung is a pretty reliable brand for cellphone. I personally like Samsung for mobile phones and I do have one. 940 people reviewed it and it has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars so that is pretty impressive. $179.99. You can also buy this used for a lower price. BUY ON AMAZON

 

 

4. Apple iPhone X, 64GB, Space Gray – Fully Unlocked (Renewed)

 

Apple iPhone X, 64GB, Space Gray – Fully Unlocked (Renewed)

Apple

 

The Apple I-Phone X is also a very nice phone. This one has a 4 out of 5 star rating and was rated by a whopping 1769 people. So it is pretty good for Apple. It is priced at $400.99. BUY ON AMAZON

 

 5. Samsung Galaxy Note9 Factory Unlocked Phone with 6.4in Screen and 128GB – Ocean Blue (Renewed)

 

Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Note9 Factory Unlocked Phone with 6.4in Screen and 128GB – Ocean Blue (Renewed)