Summary: When I bought this phone unlocked, I thought I would be able to use all the features easily. This phone is set up for ATT and expects you to use them as your provider. I went with Consumer Cellular and so far have not been able to connect to the internet. I haven't done any research to see how better to use the phone so it could be my fault. The battery life has been fair. Sound quality is good. The qwerty buttons are a bit difficult to use until you get used to them.
Summary: The phone is unlocked but only for voice and texting. Can't use any other apps or add apps since the phone I received was set up for AT&T and I use Consumer Cellular. CC tried everything they could to get the phone to stop recognizing AT&T as the primary carrier. By the way, I would highly recommend Consumer Cellular as a carrier. Customer service is great and no contract is required.
Web Service Doesn't Work; Otherwise Phone Functioned Ok
Edgar R., Amazon
1 March 2013
Summary: I purchased this phone to use with Consumer Cellular via a SIM card they sent me. Calling (reception, etc.) was great. Using the keyboard for texting took some practice, as the keys are slippery, but eventually I got the hang of it. The touch screen and operating system (menus, customizing icons, etc.) are well designed. The big problem, however, was that web services would not work on CC's network.
Summary: When I first got this phone, I was so upset with how unresponsive the screen was what with it being a new phone and whatnot. After I gave it a couple of days it grew on me. Just remember you get what you pay for. In my opinion, the sliding keyboard is much more effective then the touchscreen. The touchscreen only offers the numbered keypad for texting and then there's the slide out keypad that's not too bad.