- fits in my pocket
- battery life is acceptable (have to charge every other day with my light use)
- keyboard comes in handy when my fingers refuse to type properly on the onscreen keyboard
- alarms and calendar come in handy
- camera does OK
- works as a hot spot
- netflix and angry birds run fine
- original one I got had a broken settings button and was a little unstable, but the one I got as a replacement seems stable and works just fine (I got a refurb)
- not the fastest processor in the world, but it gets the job done
- screen is not high-def, I don't care, but others might
- current version of Kindle app doesn't work well on it (hangs and hard-locks the phone), had to downgrade to an older version
- When roaming the sms messages don't ring
- not worth paying $200. It's worth about $70 (the refurb price)
Don't let the long con's list give you the wrong impression. This is a great phone for someone who doesn't need a top of the line phone. It does exactly what I need it to.
Ting is cellular provider I'm using. It runs on Sprint's network, but will roam for voice onto verizon. I thought the rates were reasonable, especially since I won't use much data. I'll pay $25 a month for 500 minutes, 1000 texts, and 100mb of data. An advantage is I can add another phone for $6 a month and it can share in the pool of minutes, texts, and data. Because it is a pay-as-you-go plan, I had to buy my phone (Lucked out and got a refurb for $30). If you like the idea of Ting, you can go here and get $25 off your phone.
I've had this phone about two months. I still really like it for what it is: a quick way to check email, an ebook reader, a gps, and a phone.