Summary: It was a giant pain to activate. I had two sets of instructions, one online and one in the included manual, both completely different and neither worked. I called Virgin Mobile's customer service number and the guy had it working in about sixty seconds. It my name was on this phone, I'd skip the nonsense directions and just list the number. That said, it's been a pretty good little phone, no issues with it, easy to charge and use.
Summary: Wife had a Kyocera that was getting terrible reception on Virgin. My family all have Virgin in this area and it works great for them, so we decided to give this one a shot. Much better reception, no missed calls anymore, feels a little archaic to be texting without a keyboard again but wife is happy to have good service!
Summary: This was a replacement phone for my mom. It worked OK and was easy enough for her to use. However, it has a very tight fitting clam shell cover. Mom had a lot of trouble opening it up when it would ring, and actually pinched her fingers a few times when closing it.
Summary: Its OK, nothing special....It is sometimes a little hard to open up, to answer a call. If you are one of the crazy folks that answer the phone while driving, its not for you. Otherwise its perfectly serviceable.
Summary: Being retired, and on a limited income, when my current phone provider informed me that I would loose my corporate discount and my cell phone rate would go up by 21%, I started looking for a better priced basic cellphone. A friend told me about the Virgin Mobile "PayLo" phones and service, I decided to try one, and I picked the Samsung Entro phone.
Summary: Lightweight, very cheap, very good battery life, good sound, and call quality. Knowing this isn't very feature rich, or tech heavy, I am quite happy with the purchase. Some small annoyances. It's small, which may be a plus, but sometimes i fumble while trying to open it up. The micro-finished textured plastic surface (hard to how it feels explain) makes it a bit slippery, and there isn't a nice place to grab on the clamshell.
Summary: Bought this for my 72-year-old mother after she killed her previous phone (a basic Kyocera that ended up having very limited battery life and an unusual connector that made it annoying to charge). Mostly, it's perfect for her needs, which is to say it's a phone with good clear audio quality, decent battery life, a ringer that can be turned up pretty loud, and keypad buttons that, while not huge, are big enough for her to see.