Summary: Had purchased this very basic phone along with a Sim card. After activating the Sim card, I could not get the phone to change even a date and time, never mind anything else. When I pressed the number 7, I repeatedly got a 2! Went to the Samsung website, no info. Called Samsung, got India. Rep there told me he could not assist as the phone was made in Hong Kong. He provided a telephone number, which was not toll free however.
Summary: I bought this phone for a trip to Europe. The sim card I used is from Lycamobile or T-mobile (tried both). The phone/card did not work in Europe at all. Back in the US, majority of the calls are not clear or dropped. It's a total waste of my money. Don't buy it!!!
Does not work in the US, comes with Greek as default language
29 July 2013
Summary: 2013.08.06: Here is the latest update. I was contacted by the seller (Mobile Best Sellers) apologizing that they had a distribution error with this product, and they sent me the wrong model of the phone. A few dozen people were affected by this error. FYI, I got the Samsung GT-E1182 (no "L" at the end), which is dual band, not quad-band. I've returned the phone, and got a full refund on it. At least, this makes sense now.
Summary: The phone was physically fine, and the software was fine, though I've used more intuitive dumbphones. It got good signal where I expected and had good battery life. The call quality was truly awful.
Summary: received this phone last week, wished I had not bothered. Phone switches off when calling or writing text. So annoyed with this phone I have put it in the bin. I refuse to pay to return it in case I have another dud one. Do not buy this phone.