"Old faithful"4.0 starson by tcmiller
Pros: durable, good range of features for price (free!)
Cons: bulkiness, nothing flashy
Summary: I got this phone free with a new line of service from Sprint in 2002 or 2003, and it was already a little outdated then. I later decided to upgrade to a newer, cuter flip phone with a camera, web access, "pretty colors," etc. Less than a year later, it caught the eye of one of my kleptomaniac students and eventually disappeared from the desk drawer of my high school classroom. I decided to return to my scp-4700 instead of purchasing a new phone and have used it, without a hitch, ever since.
Even though I get cute comments like, "Is that your house phone?" when I use it in public (it's about 5 1/2, 6" long and about an inch thick), it does me justice. Voice dialing and ringer, memo recording, speakerphone, call/calendar alarm, wireless web...plus a dozen other features you might not expect from a basic phone...are all there. Plus, I think it's impossible to break. The battery doesn't last more than a couple of days of light use, but is fully juiced in only a few minutes.
I am finally shopping around for a new, more portable phone now (purses are just getting smaller these days!), but am at a loss to find something comparable.