"Good phone with lots of compromises"3.0 starson by vickerss
Pros: Great to have overseas
Cons: Large size, doesn’t age well
Summary: I have owned this phone for a couple of years with Sprint Service and I have generally been impressed with the phone. However the comments made by CNET and others about the small size of the keys and the LARGE size of the phone are correct. It is hardly a phone you can hide in your pocket. My deployments with the military and my Honeymoon allowed me to try out the GSM functions of this phone. Being able to call a hotel or rental car place with a "local" mobile phone is priceless. I chose to purchase SIM cards though Vodafone and not pay the higher prices for international roaming. This phone looks and feels like it was a collection of compromises in order to achieve the title of being a world phone. These compromises make it a jack of all trades but a master of none. As with any phone, with time things will break. I am now forced to replace my phone because one of the hinges for the display is broken and the small keys must be pressed with a lot of pressure. Again I have deployed to the desert multiple times and the phone has endured a lot of abuse. I am leaving Sprint but keeping this phone for overseas travel given a Vodafone or other SIM card is installed you don't need a service provider.