Summary: Good travel phone. I recently made a trip to Australia & NZ & took this along. With the sim cards purchased in both countries, I was able to stay in touch with the family at home more cheaply & coordinate tours easily. Keeps a charge for a long time.
Summary: I bought this to use abroad with local SIM cards and it did the job well. It has very easy functionality to manage dual SIMs, offers straightforward operation, and is small and lightweight. Obviously it's not a smartphone so there aren't a lot of bells and whistles, but if you need a small, portable phone to make cheap calls and texts while abroad, this is a great choice.
Summary: I bought this specifically to use as a travel phone for basic voice-communications primarily. Easy to set-up, upon arrival to Belize, I went to a nearby BTL office (Belizean Telephone Co.) and the customer service rep at the counter explained the SIMS card fee, minutes credit and options to buy more minutes. He set everything up and my phone was ready to use. Phone has a simple, intuitive menu for the basics...
Summary: This phone met my needs for an unlocked, quad-band, GSM ready phone to use while in Europe. It has become my travel phone and allows me to purchase only the SIM cards and minutes that I need when I enter a country. The upfront cost of purchasing the phone through Amazon was less than going through a phone company that wants to lock you into buying their sim cards and minutes. It is much cheaper to purchase your sim cards in Europe and the call minutes are much cheaper.
Summary: Got this phone for a trip to India. Got a sim card in India and put it in and everything worked just as expected for the phone. The only drawback is that the phone locks after inactivity -- this feature is good, so you don't hit buttons while it's in your pocket or purse -- however the time delay to lock was 5 seconds, and not configurable. So if while dialing you had to look up a number or something, it locked and you had to unlock it again. Minor inconvenience though.
Summary: I got this phone for use abroad and for the short periods I'm in the US. I have a t-mobile SIM card and it works great! Love the torch light, as well as the currency converters. For texting, the keyboard also does other languages, like accents and some Greek as well. One downside is that it's hard to hear sometimes when I'm on the phone and people have said they had a hard time hearing me because my mouth is so far from the mic.
Summary: This is a simple, no-nonsense but very cheap 4 quad phone which one can use both in the US and Europe. In addition, it takes two sim cards so you can be reached on either number which is particularly useful if you work out of two countries. It simply does what it says on the box and does it very well.