Summary: I bought this phone in probably 2009; to this day I've used it every single day. While abroad I used it as my alarm clock. It hasn't failed me even once. Today I'm looking for a phone for my wife whose cell broke down (A Samsung) and I bumped into this VX5500. I wish I can get a new one as my kids have messed up its buttons. Verizon doesn't offer it with my plan any more. There's no sturdy, dependable phone anymore.
Summary: I had this phone for near five years and it was very reliable. It is extremely easy to use and has a nice set of features. This phone can also take quite a beating and still work fine, I have thrown it at; walls, fans, concrete, trees, the ground, took it swimming a few times, and even hulk-smashed it onto the road and everytime I did as soon as I put the battery back in and put the battery cover back on it worked just as good as if i had bought it that day.
Pros: Performance, Style/Design, easy to use, Features/Settings, Quality
Summary: I've owned this phone four years now and have not had a problem. The charge will still last over 24 hours. My 80 year old dad has the same phone and it's so easy for him too. I just purchased this one for a friend. If you have one that's reliable you stick with it. I suggest purchasing the plastic snap on cover. I carry mine in my pocket with my keys and I've dropped it numerous times too. The cover was a good investment. It's just a great phone.
Summary: The camera takes fair pictures but is worthless as you can't download them or get them off the phone. We even took it to the store that sold it to us and they can't download the picture either! It makes the camera feature on this phone worthless.
Summary: Great phone have had the same phone before. Very easy to use with large buttons. Nothing I dislike about this phone, if you are looking for a easy phone to use with large screen and large buttons this is the one for you. The battery life is great !