Prepaid DOES come with monthly fees AND a contract.
D "Derik", Amazon
1 October 2014
Summary: This is not necessarily a review of the phone, but of the prepaid service. They (Verizon) claim that the prepaid service eliminates monthly fees or contracts; however, you will still get a text message every month from Verizon Wireless stating that if you don't deposit the minimum refill ($15) your account will be canceled. Even if you have a balance in your account, you will get this warning text.
Summary: I bought this phone as my option with the autoclub phone service which runs through Verizon. This review is for the Samsung U360 phone only .... not the service. I hated my previous cell phone where I was constantly changing operating features whenever I would accidentally touch one of the buttons on the side of the phone .... which was almost every time I answered it. This phone is a better in that regard ... but not perfect. Fair.
Excerpt: try picking this phone up without turning on the camera or speaker. unless you grab it on the top and bottom vs the sides like 99.9% of normal people do, you will have them on. the menu items did not seem to be well organized and there was no cable to download the pics to the computer. the battery power is excellent!!! i've gone 5 days without a charge. my wife and i switch to Verizon in mid july and received 2 gustos. we got rid of hers within 1 month...
Excerpt: The ear jack issue mentioned in other reviews, true. Phone cuts back and forth between the earpiece and phone on its own. Not very good when using it for driving. Have to open the phone to make calls, and then it will hang up when you close it, also terrible design when trying to use the earpiece. Unbelievable that it cannot download the photos to a computer. It is 2011! Camera button and speakerphone button way too close to each other.
Excerpt: Phone is too slippery and large for seniors. Letters on keys too small. RIngtones and alerts are awful. Camera and speakerphone will work when phone is CLOSED unless you keep keylock on ! Too hard to hold and use one-handed. Pictures are poor quality.........all blurry no matter camera set. NO PIC AUTO SAVE !
Excerpt: I have major problems with this phone model. First, the reception on this phone is horrible. Conversations break in and out and eventually the call is dropped. Second, whenever I am texting, the phone freezes up and I am having to save the message. This freezing is annoying. Lastly, I downloaded the Samsung assistant to help upgrade my phone's software. However, each and every time I have plugged my phone the software won't recognize it.
Excerpt: I got this phone as an update from my cell phone contract. I like the fact that there is an USB attachment, which led me to believe I would be able to download photos from my family. This is not the case. These are the problems: This phone could not/ would not download my previous pictures on my old phone. Loses the speed dial for voice mail atleast once a week. Does not hold a battery charge but maybe 18 hours.