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The Samsung SGH-T339 has more features than most low-end clamshell cell phones, but it still doesn't attract much attention from professional reviewers. Such inexpensive cell phones usually don't. CNET has the only credible professional review we could find, and although reviewer Kent German rates the Samsung SGH-T339 as "good," ultimately he suggests the Nokia 6301 as being similarly featured but just a bit better overall. Both have Wi-Fi calling options, which will save you cellular minutes; you can't use Wi-Fi for web surfing though. T-Mobile phones in general are criticized in reviews for blocking third-party apps from accessing the Internet, so you can't upgrade to the Opera Mini web browser to improve your web surfing experience. CNET's German says call quality is OK -- though not as good as the Nokia 6301 -- and performance, as usual, is better on Wi-Fi calls. The Wi-Fi feature is missing from the Samsung SGH-T339's less expensive little brother, the Samsung SGH-T229. The T339 comes with about 20MB of internal storage, but you can use a microSD card for more space. Also, you can take audio postcards, a photo with a sound file attached, that you can send to friends. The postcard comes in a special frame with a postmark graphic. access to instant messaging with integrated support for AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), ICQ, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger, external memory card slot and speaker independent voice recognition.