payLo by Virgin Mobile Samsung M575 Phone Review

Still on the hunt for a Mother's Day gift for your mommy? I know trying to find a mother's day gift isn't easy. This year look for a gift that fit more of a need for your mom then a like. If you mom is anything like mine, she probably likes to keep in touch with the family. How about getting her an updated phone with modern features that easy on the budget.


Recently, I reviewed the payLo by Virgin Mobile M575 prepaid wireless phone, which is a great option for those need to watch their budget. For $79.99 (excluding taxes) , the Samsung M575 features
  • 2.4-inch LCD screen with portrait and landscape orientation,
  • slideout QWERTY keyboard
  • 2.0MP camera and camcorder, and Bluetooth® capability.
  • Messaging is easy with threaded text messaging, email support, and easy and fast Web surfing.
  • Supports microSD® cards up to 32GB to store your pictures, videos and music.
I reviewed the phone with payLo’s Talk & Text plan of $30 a month (1,500 domestic minutes/1,500 messages (text, picture, e-mail and/or IM)


My Thoughts I had no problems with the basic phone features, calling, texting, etc. Calls were clear and texting was super easy with the slide out keyboard. I think using the keyboard, instead of the key pad, would make it easier to send texts.

Taking photo and video was also easy. The photo quality was just as good as my smart phone and the video good for this type of phone.


The only thing I wasn't impressed with was the internet browser. Between the small screen display and the slow loading, surfing around took much longer then I was used to. If you doesn't surf the net or use social media site heavily, then this probably wont matter much.

Adding money to the phone aka Top-Up is simple with Virgin Mobile or payLo Top-Up cards, or with a credit/debit card or PayPal account online at

For the price and plan cost (no activation fees and no long-term contracts), this is a great choice for someone who uses a phone to texts and talks more then web surfing and social media.

payLo by Virgin Mobile Samsung M575 Phone is available at Best Buy stores nationwide and other retail stores.

Please Note: I received a product sample for review purpose. No other compensation was received. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

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