"Don't let this deal fool you!"2.0 starson by saxophown3d
Pros: Cheap, slide out keypad, decent camera quality, easy internet access, great phone plan
Cons: Trouble in sending messages, trouble in receiving messages, phone randomly restarts, touch screen is buggy, frequently dropped calls
Summary: When I first got the phone, I thought it was great; it came for a cheap price, had a decent battery life, the slide out keypad worked like a charm, and the touch screen responded well (until it got buggy), but after a while, the service started to go out on me. My bad experience with this phone may not be the same as everyone else's, but I know I'm not the only one that has experienced these issues. I live in an area where I get between 3 or 4 bars on average, yet my phone still fails to receive messages on a regular basis. For example, messages sent throughout the day will frequently not be received until many hours later, even though they show the original time that the message was sent. Another problem with the messaging feature is the inability to send messages. Ever since I've had this phone, it seems that every other time I try to send a message, the message will keep trying to send but will time out, and say that the network is not responding. This can't be fixed unless you restart your phone, after which your message can be sent, which isn't impossible, but it gets extremely frustrating when you have to do this after every other text that you send. On top of the messaging, my calling seems to be very glitchy, in which the phone will very frequently drop my calls, but this may or may not be dependent on where I live. I know, however, that the messaging glitch doesn't depend on location, as I have been everywhere between big cities, suburbs, and the middle of the desert, and the messaging system still fails me.
Even though many of this model phone end up being glitchy, the deal at $25 a month for unlimited messaging, data, and 300 minutes a month isn't something that can be competed with. All I can recommend would be to get the amazingly cleap and trusty Virgin Mobile service, but use it on a different model phone.