Summary: Since I didn't want to sign the next 2 years away to Verizon, when my phone broke, I replaced it with this one. I was able to activate it on my account in a few minutes. I'd like to use the key lock feature, but it's so annoying that I turned it off. When on, I have to press the button sequence 3 or 4 times to unlock the phone. When using the phone, sometimes keys just don't register and it's random keys so texting is a pain now.
Summary: Unable to activate without going to the store and having a fee accessed, vendor who sold it did not keep their word and phone did not meet their description. But a good phone for a kid. Locks for restricted calls and contacts which is a great feature.
THIS IS AN AlLTEL PHONE, NO LONGER SUPPORTED BY VERIZON
5 June 2013
Summary: I ultimately returned this phone to the seller. I could not get Verizon to activate the phone. It was advertised as a Verizon phone. But, it was an Alltel phone, which was purchased by Verizon and then sold. Verizon no longer supports any Alltel devices. I gave it 2 stars simply because I can't say anything about how the phone operates. Beware!
Summary: Phone is okay, need two hands to use it because it is on small side. Keypad is small as well. First time I went to use charger and plug it in, it fell apart. Charger is JUNK. I have tried contacting the seller about the charger, but have not heard anything. Lucky I had purchased a second charger as a back up, that came very next day. That charger was from another vendor. If you do plan on buying this phone, buy another charger.
Summary: This phone was advertised as a prepay, it is not. the prepay network refused to connect to this phone. But the phone worked and if I didnt have a prepay account, this phone would have been perfect.
Summary: I had this phone for 2 months at which point I could only hear callers if I used speakerphone, although they could hear me. Apparently this is a common problem with no solution and all Verizon could offer was a used phone to replace the brand new one I had bought from them 2 months earlier. The keyboard is difficult to use; you have to slide it out and type on its tiny little keys. The phone itself is a little large.