Summary: Let's get the positive points out of the way first. The phone took my old pay-as-you-do SIM without a hitch and works well as a phone and text platform. It finds signals reasonably well and is fairly clear during phone conversations. Also Amazon dispatched the unit in their usual timely fashion. The trouble starts with the camera and other multimedia items. I've only used the camera as I'm not fussed for music etc. on a phone.