"I love my phone!"4.5 starson by maxplay
Pros: Reception, ergonomics, battery life
Cons: Access Apps not yet available for pre-paid "U" customers
Summary: Because of my limited cell phone use, I've always found it more economical to use a pre-paid plan. My one complaint with the Virgin Mobile service I was previously using is the poor reception we get in my area on the Sprint all-digital network it used. I decided to give Alltel a try and I'm very pleased with the signal strength I get now with this tri-mode phone. I also like the FasTap keypad for text messaging and use this feature a lot to stay in contact with my son (texts are 5¢ for me, free for him on our respective plans). Having never been a fast text messager with a standard keypad, it didn't take me very long at all to become accustomed to the new layout. Once Alltel makes good on their promise to preview and download ringtones, wallpapers and games from their online site for customers with pre-paid plans, this phone will go from a 9 to a 10.