The best "basic" phone available, even though it is no longer produced.
14 November 2013
Summary: I have been using this phone for about 2 years. It is without a doubt, the most solid, reliable "basic" phone for verizon. I bought this one to replace one of the same model I already had that was finally starting to die, after being fully submerged in water over a year ago. I took the batter off, stuck it in a cup of rice, and a few days later it was working again.
Summary: My wife dropper her old phone in water and killed it. The contract was not up and I wanted a basic phone that I could activate on my existing Verizon account. Called Verizon and phone was activated in minutes. Only drawback so far is that the camera is about useless when the phone is flipped open.
Verizon will NOT activate an ENV3 w/out a data package
Luke Klondike "whiskeyjack", Amazon
11 September 2013
Summary: Edit: 091913 Please read the comments after my review. My experience with Verizon was inconsistent after having spoken with several more customer service reps. One explained that the enV3 was indeed compatible with prepaid plan....for $50-70 per month: about the same price as a low-end data package for this phone. Another just plain wouldn't offer a pre-paid plan at all. Verizon is schizophrenic with regard to this phone.
Summary: This phone was the best phone I ever purchased. I love it so much that when mine wore out after four years, I bought another one. Then after three years mine was stolen. Couldn't get a new one from the retail store for Verizon. However, I couldn't find another that measured up. Since my cell phone provider didn't sell this one anymore so I bought a new one from an online merchant. Now I am happy again.
Summary: I am tired of the miserable selection of phones at the Verizon store. I can't afford the data plan for our family...and besides, my work phone covers my smart-phone needs. When I asked for non-smart phones, the salesman showed a selection of an Etch-A-Sketch, a kaleidoscope, and two green bean cans with twine between them. None of the dumb phones at the store had video capability!
Summary: This phone is working out great so far. There are a few options that are not included on this phone that I had on my previous phone. The battery does not seem to stay charged as well as it should for a brand new battery.