There are better, newer phones available, this model will soon be outdated.
13 February 2014
Summary: This is a primative phone compared to today's models, there are some built in glitches from the Mfg. I am sure there are better models out there but don't know which ones. They did use a quality plastic on this model and it is not to large.
Summary: I like the Strive, it is not a smart phone but I can access the internet and it has GPS as well as being easy to text on. I don't spend time surfing the web on my phone so for me this is a good fit. Plus I don't pay for a data plan. If all you need is a phone and text and a few extra features this one is a good choice.
Summary: This is the second Strive I have owned. I had the previous one for 3 years and had no problems. When I needed a new phone, I wanted the same one and AT&T didn't carry it anymore. Luckily, there is Ebay. It is not a smart phone so for the tekkies out there it would not be good. For someone like me that only texts and talks, it's perfect. I can get online well enough to use mapquest and check the weather and that's just the way I like it.
Summary: I bought this phone after my previous one lost its life in the dog's water bowl!! I like that it is a Samsung, my preferred brand, that the full keyboard is hidden under the slider, that a call can be answered without having to open the slider, and that the phone is unlocked so I don't have to get into a contract. I use it without a data plan so my primary interest was in good call sound quality and a comprehensive contacts function, which it does have.
Summary: I am just learnoing to text and this product is great to learn on. The full key board is so easy to use and since I don't need the internet right now while I am only learning to text I still have that capability when I go on to learn the next step.
Quit working. Samsung claims hardware defect in this model.
6 June 2013
Summary: This phone quit working the first week I got it. When I first got it, it was ok. Then it stopped charging. First time I wiggled the cord and then it charged. The second time it just quit. Now it won't do anything. I contacted Samsung and they informed me there is a hardware defect in these models. There is no way to fix this problem. If you have one and it stops working, it will not turn on or work again.