Summary: User friendly, technologically sound. I am someone who does not want a Smart Phone. I like the Link because it's compact, the keyboard is easy to use, camera is decent, has speaker phone feature, blue tooth adaptable; I'm totally satisfied. I tried the Alcatel which looks like the Link but it's an inferior phone.
Summary: This phone deserves 5 stars because it offers a physical QWERTY keyboard, and it is user-friendly. It has lots of nice features, but the learning curve is not steep. I have already customized my Pantech 7040 and I've only had it a week or so. It is not a smartphone, so I save money by not paying for data I don't want or need.
Summary: This is my second Pantech Link P7040. My first one is still working after 3 years, but I found this at such a good price on Amazon I bought another one as a backup. I briefly tried one of those "smart" phones and I hated it. The touch screen was so sensitive I couldn't text without touching the wrong letters. I was also calling people accidentally on my contact list because I inadvertently touched their name. Not so with this phone, I'll take good old buttons anytime.
Summary: For those users who are just not ready to move to a smart phone. Pluses of this Pantech Link p7040: super easy texting, availability of limited access to internet, much lower data monthly charges than associated with a smart phone. Minuses: camera adequate not great. I actually purchased this phone a second time after dropping it with damage to the screen.
Exactly as advertised - unlocked, new, and fully functional
Happy Parent, Amazon
15 July 2014
Summary: Arrived exactly as advertised, unlocked and clearly brand new. It was easy to put in my old SIM card. There is no touch screen here; it is all buttons. This may be a plus for some who are sick of their constantly desensitized touch screens, or a minus for those who like to swoosh their finger across the screen. It has everything needed here and is easy to operate. Keyboard is small and can really only be used by one hand. Unbeatable price.
Excerpt: Got this phone for my granddaughter to use. She primarily uses it for texting, sometimes for voice. So far, it has been working really well. She has had it for only two weeks so can't comment on durability yet.
Summary: This is a great phone with good features. Its small size is streamlined and easy to carry. The keyboard layout and buttons are small, yet they are not awkward or prone to problems due to big thumbs. Really enjoying this phone.