This phone is great for use if one works outside or in less than perfectly clear surroundings - as long as there's a tower VERY nearby. I use this as my extra cell phone. I got it to communicate with my husband through the walkie-talkie function. (He has the exact phone also.) It rarely has any reception. We have friends on our same network with other phones, and even when they have great signal I rarely do. I purchased the model with the extended life battery. It won't hold a charge for two days with no phone use. It also takes forever to charge...usually more than 12 hours. The graphics are very low quality. I have unlimited internet with my plan, but rarely use it because it's not a pleasurable experience. This model of phone is unattractive and "clunky." It doesn't fit well in a pants pocket. One of the most uncomfortable aspects is that it gets very hot with use. It burns the ear after only a few minutes. I would certainly recommend carefully looking at other phones before purchasing this one.