"unless you want your phone to serve as a ridiculously expensive ipod, look elsewhere"2.5 starson by dashofsunshine
Pros: good reception, decent camera, holds lots of photos/videos
Cons: wow...lots. inconvenient setup, REALLY pricey if you want to use it for what it's made for...a music player
Summary: I've been with Verizon Wireless for almost 4 years now. They have figured out a way to suck every single cent out of you that they POSSIBLY CAN. The ONLY good thing about Verizon service...is the reception. I know, it's a cell phone, but I'm sure that Sprint, and Cingular, and T-Mobile and all of those others...get pretty decent reception as well, WITHOUT the crap that comes along with Verizon.
I got this phone after having the LG VX6000 for a little over two years. I can honestly say that the ONLY complaint I ever had with it was the fact that it only held 20 pictures. So, the Samsung was Verizon's newest "feature" when I went in to buy a new phone, and the salesman raaaaved on about how it didn't cost anything with a contract and the sound quality is amazing and you can put mp3's on it and VCast and oh, it's just fabulous!
Ok, so wait...he forgot to mention that VCast is $15 a month, PLUS .99 cents for every single song. He also forgot to mention that you have to buy a $30 memory card to HOLD the songs...and that you have to buy a music pack to get the songs off your computer onto your phone...The volume is horrendously loud, even when it's on the lowest setting; the little red Verizon bars are ANNOYING and the set-up of them and the menu is extremely inconvenient; the camera is decent and has a good flash, but there is about a 2 second delay with it, which sucks if you're trying to catch something in the heat of the moment.
So basically, if you are willing to fork over a ton of cash for VCast, and don't care about an inconvenient display/menu, then this phone should do quite nicely for you.