Rated 2.9 out of 5 based off 21 ratings

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Model Name A167
Connectivity Technology Wi-Fi
Color Black
Wireless network technology GSM
Connector Type Micro USB
Form Factor Flip
Year 2009
Item Weight 0.2 Pounds
Included Components Lithium Polymer Battery
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  • Easy-to-use clamshell phone for voice communication and text messaging--includes $30 airtime credit with AT&T's GoPhone service
  • Pay for just the minutes you use with no annual contract--easy refill via Internet or prepaid cards
  • VGA camera for still photos; speakerphone; personal organizer tools; access to popular instant messaging services
  • Up to 3 hours of talk time, up to 250 hours (10+ days) of standby time; released in May, 2009
  • What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, operating instructions, GoPhone SIM card


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The Samsung a167 is the latest GoPhone from AT&T. It's agreat voice-centric device for customers who want a phoneprimarily for their voice needs, but also with basic messagingand multimedia capabilities. *SIM Card not included


Keep your friends and family close even when you're away with the stylish, easy-to-use Samsung A167 clamshell phone, with access to popular instant messaging services as well as text messaging and voice communications. This phone also features a VGA camera for still photos, speakerphone for hands-free communication, personal organizer tools, and up to 3 hours of talk time.

With AT&T's GoPhone service, you pay for just the minutes you use with no annual contract.

Pay As You Go with GoPhone

With AT&T's GoPhone pay-as-you-go service, you get all the benefits of wireless without the surprises--no long-term contracts, credit checks, or deposits. You can easily refill your minutes via prepaid cards or the Internet, or choose to prepay each month and roll over unused minutes.

You can choose from a variety of plans that suit your individual needs--including monthly and daily plans with unlimited talk and text messaging as well as a simple per-minute plan. And with Rollover Balance, you can carry over your unused account balance when you refill before your balance expires, up to the account maximum (learn more below).

Phone Features

The clamshell Samsung A167 offers dual screens, with an internal 65K-color screen (128 x 160 pixels) complemented by an external monochrome screen (96 x 96 pixels) that can display current time, battery life, signal strength, and incoming calls. The phone has a standard alpha-numeric keypad that's joined by a four-way navigation pad, send/end keys, and two soft navigation keys. The phone has a small user accessible memory of approximately 2 MB, which cannot be expanded. The phonebook can store up to 200 contacts with support for multiple numbers.

You'll be able to stay in close contact with friends and family via both text (SMS) and picture (MMS) messaging, and this phone provides access to popular instant messaging services (including AIM, Yahoo!, and Windows Live) for fast, on-the-go conversations. Additionally, this phone also includes support for accessing personal e-mail from POP3 and IMAP4 accounts. This handset includes built-in T9 predictive text entry technology, which makes it easier to enter words and text.

Other features include:

  • VGA camera for still photos
  • 8 one-touch dialing numbers
  • Displays last 30 incoming/outgoing/missed calls
  • Headset jack
  • Speakerphone
  • Organizer tools: alarm, calendar, calculator, currency converter, world time, tip calculator
  • Multi-lingual text display (English, French, Spanish)

    Vital Statistics

    The Samsung A167 weighs 3.1 ounces and measures 3.54 x 1.83 x 0.78 inches. Its 800 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3 hours of talk time, and up to 250 hours of standby time. The Samsung A167 is GSM ( 2 band) ; Frequency 850/1900MHz.

    AT&T GoPhone Service

    AT&T's pay-as-you-go GoPhone plans are wireless plans made easy, simply pay in advance for what you need. No long-term contracts, credit checks, or surprise bills--just all the benefits of wireless, with no complications. In addition, AT&T's Rollover Balance feature lets you carry over your unused account balance when you purchase refill minutes before your balance expires.

    Other great GoPhone features include no long distance or roaming fees across AT&T's national service area, the ability to track usage via text messages with an updated balance after each call, and the ability to refill your minutes 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. You can also choose to add international long distance for calling to over 50 countries (including Mexico landlines and Canada) for just $10 for 250 minutes. And you can cancel any time without penalty.

    GoPhone Plan Options
    • $50 Monthly Unlimited Plan includes unlimited talk, text (both U.S. and internationally), and access to Internet data and web browsing (smartphone users must purchase a separate data package).
    • $25 Monthly Plan includes 250 minutes of talk time, unlimited text messages, and international texting at 25¢ per message. Data and mobile web browsing is charged per use, or you can buy a package.
    • $2 Unlimited Daily Talk & Text is a good plan for those who do not use their phone every day, and data packages can be added. It's charged ONLY on days when the phone is used to make or receive a voice call (including a call to voice mailbox), use IM, or send a text or picture/video/sound message. Data is charged per use, or via a package.
    • Per Minute enables you to make phone calls at just 10¢ a minute--perfect for those looking to use their phone very infrequently or for emergencies. You can also send texts at 20¢ per message (25¢ per international message), or choose a monthly package. Data is charged per use, or via a package.

    Smartphone users can use any of these GoPhone plans, however, a smartphone require a data/web package to use data/web services. Pay-per-use data/web is not available on smartphone devices. Data packages for all GoPhone plan options (for mobile web access for e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, and more) include the following:

    • 500 MB for $25
    • 100 MB for $15
    • 10 MB for $5

      Data packages are good for 30 days, as long as your account balance is not expired. Standard rates apply if feature package is not renewed after 30 days.

      Learn more about AT&T GoPhone plans from this handy chart, plus check out AT&T's nationwide coverage map.

      See (AT&T's coverage map).
      How to Refill Your Account

      For your convenience 24/7, you can add money to your account in a variety of ways and in a variety of amounts.

      • With Rollover Balance, if you refill your account before your balance expires, you keep your unused balance.
      • Purchase a refill card at any AT&T store and over 200,000 other retail locations in the U.S. Most refill cards will let you dial *888* to refill using the PIN number on the card.
      • Use a credit/debit card and visit att.com/mygophone to refill online. You can also set up Auto Refill and Text to Refill, which enables you to refill directly from your phone.

        To check on your current balance, dial*777# and press SEND to receive a text massage indicating your account balance and expiration date.

        AT&T GoPhone refill cards are available in these amounts:

        • $15 (30-day expiration)
        • $25 (90-day expiration)
        • $50 (90-day expiration)
        • $60 (90-day expiration)
        • $100 (1-year expiration)

Product Reviews:

K, C, and little J
3.0 out of 5 stars

This phone cannot be used with a wireless headset
Reviewed in the United States ?? on September 25, 2010

Verified Purchase
I was told on the phone, by Amazon customer support, that this phone had Bluetooth capability. The Amazon website even shows you bluetooth headsets as "available accessories". However, this phone doe not support either bluetooth or wireless headsets. I guess that is why it is so cheap.

I had to return the phone. Inside the packaging, Samsung had a picture of a "corded" headset you could purchase for this phone.
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4 people found this helpful

Teresa M Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars

Good little phone
Reviewed in the United States ?? on October 10, 2012

Verified Purchase
This is the third phone I've purchased for my son since we switched him to AT&T. The first two were the same phone and were no good within a few months. This one has lasted him almost a year now. He likes it and I like not having to replace it all the time.
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2 people found this helpful

Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars

Phone okay, but...
Reviewed in the United States ?? on October 7, 2013

Verified Purchase
Phone came and is okay, but phone was never cleared and had all previous owners information and numbers in it. Not cool.
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Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars

Two Stars
Reviewed in the United States ?? on January 6, 2017

Verified Purchase
to old
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Jeanette Ames
5.0 out of 5 stars

Best phone ever. Love samsung .
Reviewed in the United States ?? on April 15, 2014

Verified Purchase
It's exactly what I was looking for. Nice and simple. I would recommend this to anyone looking for less technical.
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One person found this helpful

Cynthia McGill
1.0 out of 5 stars

"I sell things" sells junk!
Reviewed in the United States ?? on July 8, 2015

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I bought this off of "I sell things". It is the wrong color, scratched and beat up badly! It's not worth the postage to return or exchange it! My daughter worked hard for this and got crap!
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1.0 out of 5 stars "I sell things" sells junk!
By Cynthia McGill on July 8, 2015
I bought this off of "I sell things". It is the wrong color, scratched and beat up badly! It's not worth the postage to return or exchange it! My daughter worked hard for this and got crap!
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One person found this helpful

5.0 out of 5 stars

Reviewed in the United States ?? on March 6, 2013

Verified Purchase
we havent got the phone yet but id say my dad will love it cause he has been lookin for one like it
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