Summary: Phone seems to work ok. Only concern is the use of term "refurbished". That should mean all previous owner information has been removed and it wasn't. E-mails, voice mails, text messages, display settings all indicated a previous owner.
Summary: I ordered this phone, really for, well, data retrieval and legal purposes to be upfront, as my previous phone of this kind broke a year and a half ago for an unknown cause. In that phone contained pictures of my lovely little furry angel, my kitten, who passed away at 6 months old, and TEXT MESSAGES...
Excerpt: Must say this phone (and almost all other LG phones I've gotten wet) survives getting wet, my aunt owned this phone and washed it in the washer. It got full cycle- then dryer. It worked through it, and it just needed a little bit of drying- and had key marks on the screen.
Excerpt: I got three lg vx5500 and a lg ev2 in Dec 2008. The sound went out on one of the vx5500 in Dec 2009. The display went on the blink on the other two vx5500 in Jan 2010. The display went out on the ev2 in Dec 2009. So, four new phones went bad in 13 month. Maybe, just a bad batch.