Summary: I love this model! It has very good antenna range compared to the new phone it is replacing. We live in a marginal reception area, and I haven't seen it lose coverage yet. (one month) It has fewer bells and whistles, this means fewer things to go wrong. What it does have: Volume control (a must for me,) speaker is great. You can program the soft keys to what you want, including the one on the outside side.
Excerpt: I really like this simple phone. It doesn't do anything except make calls. The battery life is great >11 hours of talk time. Sturdy, I have dropped this numerous times, used in sub-zero conditions, very hot conditions, humid, dry.... Nothing phases this phone. It doe have a weird shut off every once in a while. The OS is crude at best. I have not missed the camera it doesn't have. I wish it was a candybar shape so it would be a better pocket phone.
Summary: Internet connect button too close to talk button. NO memory card can be used. Small buttons. Inexpensive phone for the features, but hard to use. Would not recommend for senior citizens who do not want to connect to internet. Volume lacks.
Summary: I bought this V190 to replace another V190 that was having intermittent microphone problems. I could hear the other party of the call but they could not hear me. Well, this second V190 began doing the same thing within one day! I believe that the phones are not well shielded from electric/magnetic fields and that my computer interfered with them somehow when the computer was in operation.
Summary: love the smooth function of the phone and it is a model I had before so it was like getting an old friend back! Doesn't have all the bells and whisles ...but who needs them anyhow? Very pleased with the durability of the phone too.
Summary: This is a great little phone for someone who just needs a simple phone for talking or texting. It is easy to program and use, has a great battery life, has a speakerphone and large buttons. I am a senior citizen and this little phone is just perfect for me. It also has a rubbery type covering to keep it from slipping out of your hand and it fits perfectly in a pocket or purse. This model has been discontinued but you can still find it on eBay. I have several of them now.