Summary: This phone is an excellent talk and text device. Very inexpensive and does work on Verizon Wireless. Its not a battery hog for the average user. Battery lasts for around 2 weeks average on a full charge. You wont be disappointed. Batteries for this are cheap and sold by several different venders on amazon for under $10. My mothers has lasted over 3+ years and counting. you dont have to go contract to get this.
Summary: I had this exact phone and it died right before our contract was up. Wanted to research plan prices before setting up a new 2 year contract. This phone enabled me to do just that. It came in two days and it looks brand new. I set it up online within minutes and was using it that evening. I am not a heavy cell phone user but I do keep it on vibrate most of the day. The battery charge lasted over a week.
Summary: We will be going on a camping trip and from our previous experience only Verizon gets some sort of cell reception. Our Tmobile goes silent as soon as veer off the highway. As a backup, this phone is great for making/receiving calls on a limited basis. It is seating in my desk for the last 4 days after the first charge and the battery is almost completely full. Verizon has a pretty good $1 day/10c/minute prepaid plan.