Phones are default items in each character's inventory. The phones have many features that are nearly identical to those from the phones in Grand Theft Auto IV. Each character has a unique phone.
Rick Chance owns a cell phone resembling Michael's phone from GTA 5, but the screen is cracked. The ringtones on Rick's phone consist of:
- 0:00-0:09 of Vice City mission complete song (Default)
- 0:14-0:30 of Burning down the house by Talking Heads
- 0:13-0:26 of RUBURUUBURUBRURUBUBURUR by Mosselman
Niko Bellic owns the same Whiz Wireless cell phone that he had in Grand Theft Auto IV.
- 1:02-1:17 of Zelenoglazoe Taksi by Oleg Kvasha (Default)
- 0:44-0:52 of Testarossa (Sebastian Remix) by Kavinsky
- 0:21-0:35 of Soviet Connection by Michael Hunter
Michael De Santa owns the same iFruit phone that he had in Grand Theft Auto V.
- 2:11-2:21 of Ogden's Nut Gone Flake by The Small Faces
- 0:56-1:04 of Heartbeat by Don Johnson
- 0:00-0:15 of The Setup by Favored Nations