Apart from the full-touchscreen interface, QWERTY keypads are undoubtedly the in thing nowadays, and with people struggling to cope with current global financial downturn, it’s no surprise that prepaid or pay as you go is also on the rise.


So, if you’re one of those folks who are not keen on signing up for a subscription and looking for an affordable QWERTY-equipped phone, Rogers’ Samsung Hype A256 might just be the phone for you. You won’t find WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS or 3G on this device, but it does come with quad-band GSM/EDGE connectivity, VGA camera, and 16MB of memory which will probably suffice for those in need of a basic phone for everyday use. For more info, you can check it out here.

Considering that it only retails for $89.99 on Rogers’ Pay As You Go, it shouldn’t be much of a shocker that feature-wise this baby doesn't come stacked with high-end specs. To further sweeten the deal, Rogers is also throwing in a free $10 activation bonus as part of the package. The Samsung Hype is certainly no powerhouse, but in the realm of prepaid phones, its price is definitely hard to beat.