Rated 2.7 out of 5 based off 6 ratings

$140.00 View Price

  • 3G-enabled quick-messaging phone with full QWERTY keyboard and easy access to social networking and email
  • Turn-by-turn GPS navigation from optional AT&T Navigator; free AT&T Address Book backs up your contacts
  • 2-MP camera/camcorder; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD expansion; music player; organizer tools
  • Up to 3 hours of talk time, up to 240 hours (10 days) of standby time; released in October, 2011
  • What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, quick start guide


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Product details

  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ No
  • Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 4.19 x 2.04 x 0.7 inches; 4.48 Ounces
  • Item model number ‏ : ‎ Link
  • Department ‏ : ‎ Cellular Phones
  • Date First Available ‏ : ‎ October 2, 2011
  • Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ Pantech
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B005SL3SQO
  • Customer Reviews:
    2.7 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

Product description

Need to keep in constant contact with the important people in your life? The AT&T Pantech Link II cell phone provides the easiest and most efficient way to do it. With a full physical keyboard and easy-to-use messaging tools, there's nothing to hold you back when you use this black Pantech P5000 wireless phone. *SIM Card not included


Ultra-slim and boasting a full QWERTY keyboard, the Pantech Link II from AT&T's follows its popular predecessor by adding Brew Mobile Platform (BMP) technology for a richer gaming and application experience and upgrading the camera to a 2-megapixel resolution. But it still includes a colorful 2.4-inch display and full QWERTY keyboard for quick messaging. And with AT&T's Social Net application, you can view and manage updates from Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.

The curvy Link II with full
QWERTY keyboard (
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Pantech Link II
At a Glance:

  • 3G connectivity

  • 2.4-inch display

  • 200 MB memory (microSD expansion to 32 GB)

  • 2-MP camera

  • GPS navigation

  • Stereo Bluetooth

  • Personal e-mail

Enabled for use on AT&T's lightning quick HSPDA 3G network, you'll be able to easily access the Internet as well as quickly download video, music and more. Additionally, with AT&T's 3G network, you can make a call while simultaneously receiving picture/text messages and e-mail or viewing Web pages.

This GPS-enabled phone can access the AT&T Navigator service for turn-by-turn directions. And the free AT&T Address Book service enables you to automatically sync all your contacts to an online address book for safe keeping.

Other features include Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, microSD memory expansion (up to 32 GB), digital audio player, personal organizer tools, access to mobile e-mail and instant messaging services, and up to 3 hours of talk time (see full specifications below).

Vital Statistics

The Pantech Link II weighs 3.3 ounces and measures 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.39 inches. Its 1000 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3 hours of talk time, and up to 240 hours (10 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as AT&T's dual-band 3G network (850/1900 MHz; HSDPA/UMTS).

What's in the Box

Pantech Link II handset, rechargeable battery, charger, quick start guide

AT&T Services

High-speed data connectivity via AT&T's 3G mobile broadband data network: The dual-band 850/1900 MHz 3G network provides up to 3.6/7.2 Mbps of download speed, making it possible to enjoy a variety of feature-rich wireless multimedia services, and it gives you the advantage of offering simultaneous voice and data services.

In areas where the 3G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the AT&T EDGE network, which offers availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways. Providing average data speeds between 75-135Kbps, it's fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services, including full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and email on the go.

The full-featured, premium AT&T Navigator GPS navigation application includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options, and 3D moving maps (additional charges applicable). AT&T Navigator offers several other features to make your commute more enjoyable and reliable, including mobile access to Yellowpages.com. Additionally, AT&T Navigator is the only mobile phone-based GPS service that provides integrated speech recognition for address entry and points of interest search.


  • 2.4-inch LCD screen (320 x 240 pixels, 262K color depth)
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes communication headset, hands-free car kits, and A2DP audio streaming Bluetooth profiles.
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
  • 200 MB internal memory
  • 2-megapixel camera with digital zoom.
  • Video capture capabilities
  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA and AAC music formats; ability to create on-the-go music playlists.
  • Access to Facebook and Twitter via AT&T Social Net.
  • Web browser
  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging.
  • Personal e-mail with access to Yahoo!, AOL Mail, Windows Live Mail, Gmail, and more.
  • Organizer tools including calendar and alarm clock.
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Speakerphone for hands-free communication.
  • TTY compatible
  • Hearing Aid (HAC) rating: M3/T3

Product Reviews:

2.0 out of 5 stars

OK for a temporary solution
Reviewed in the United States ?? on August 3, 2012
While I was hoping for much more for my $10 (after $30 rebate) I guess I can't complain too much. However, the negatives of this phone are so severe that I won't let my wife use it after I replace it with an Android phone.

I purchased this phone via AT&T on-line to replace my disabled HTC Inspire 4G. I dropped it one too many times and the display died. My number isn't up for renewal for 3 months and I didn't want to pay full price for a new smart phone so I picked this one out of the small number of non-flip phones that don't require a data plan.


- The audio quality is extremely tinny. My last flip phone 4 years ago was better.

- There is a limit of messages you can send and receive (I don't know the exact number but it's very low) and you cannot select to use your micro SD card for more storage. It's extremely annoying. So you either get stuck suddenly needing to delete messages to even SEND one or you stop receiving texts. You can set the phone to automatically delete messages as the buffer fills but, if you're like me, you can't easily select which threads/conversations have priority.

- The camera has zero zoom.

- Once you take a photo, that photo stays on the display until you hit the "back" button. When I'm taking pictures, I want to take pictures, not screen each one as I go along.

- The buttons are extremely small for even a medium sized finger.

- Nearly all apps (and there are dreadfully few of them) cost the user. I REALLY miss my Android Market.

- If you hit the Home button while using an app, you cannot get back to it easily at all.

- Limited to 3G. While you don't have to buy a data plan with this phone, it would be nice to be able to use a 4G network if you choose to get a data plan.


- Very good battery life. It doesn't do much or have high power antennas to drain battery life. I can use it most of the day without recharging.

- Very light weight. Again, its severe lack of features leads to this.

- $10 after AT&T mail-in rebate.
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Josh A.
2.0 out of 5 stars

Features not supported; decent talk/text device
Reviewed in the United States ?? on November 22, 2015
AT&T has dropped most support for this device. There is no ability to use apps, email, web browsing, and other features the phone CAN actually do but unfortunately CANNOT do anymore! That being said, if you can find it for a fraction of the price listed here, it's great as a talk/text only device as the battery life is FANTASTIC.

If you want custom ringtones, though, be aware that the limit is 300KB so you have to trim the file down before loading it on the phone. Also, the text message alert and Bluetooth pairing sounds will always be the same so keep that in mind.
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it's me
4.0 out of 5 stars

A GOOD phone!
Reviewed in the United States ?? on September 1, 2014
Good phone. Have used it every day for 2+ years with no problems. Texting, and phone work well. No complaints. Speaker also works fine.
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1.0 out of 5 stars

Pantech Link ii
Reviewed in the United States ?? on December 30, 2011
This is the worst possible phone that I have ever gotten for 3 reasons.

1. The phone is a horrible phone and broke in 32 days. All it does is turn on and off. For no reason, I keep immaculate care of my possessions.

2. Upon telling the The employee at the ATT store that my phone had broken he checked it and said it was broken and under warranty. Immediately tried to SELL ME A NEW PHONE!!! Their phone broke and he tried to sell me a new phone. Why in the world would I spend my money to purchase a phone when this phone died in 32 days. No, you have to fix my phone.

3. They tested my phone at the ATT store and said the phone was broken and that it was in warranty... They had phones in the store and they would not compensate me. They made me go through a warranty factory and said all I had to do is "tell them that my phone was going through a power cycle and they would help me." They did not mention I would need my phone to contact them. It will now be another 2 weeks before I have a phone. Do not buy this phone and do not buy service through ATT.
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5.0 out of 5 stars

Love this phone!
Reviewed in the United States ?? on October 23, 2011
This is the best phone I have ever had. If you want an alternative to a non-smart phone without the corresponding data charge this is it! Great 2.0 mp camera, lots of cool features and totally intuitive. Phone is light weight, and has a good durable feel to it.

Beautiful display screen, and space for SD card.

I enjoyed using this phone right out of the box!!!

I don't like a touch screen so this phone is perfect for me. Easy to customize and set up. The browser is a tad bit slow sometimes but that could be my internet connection in my neighborhood. If you don't need a lot of apps or the high monthly data charge for a smart phone this phone is for you!!!
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25 people found this helpful