In an age where everyone is always going for the latest and greatest in phones (including myself), there was a phone that came out a few years ago that would be my first cell phone, and that turned out to be the samsung t249. While I wanted a smartphone, this was a cheap phone that got my through until I could afford one. It is definitely a durable phone, and with a battery that generally lasts more then a week per charge (insane, I know), this is definitely a great little phone. The menus are easy to navigate, while the outside of the phone is pretty nice to look at. The bezel can get scratched up, so be careful with that. It is a durable phone. The camera is pretty cruddy, but it works if you need to take some extremely quick snaps. I reccomend getting a belt case for it, because while it slips into the pocket easily, it can also slip out as well. The phone is pretty cheap, so I definitely reccomend it.