I have an LG Banter and have used it for almost a year. I love this phone and am so glad that I did not choose another LG phone. This phone is very easy to use and it is straightforward. I promised myself that I would not purchase a phone that I could not figure out while playing with it on the display stand in the store. This Banter is perfect for anyone who is into texting. It has a full slide out QUERTY keyboard, which makes texting a whole lot easier. The QUERTY keyboard is kind of small and the only way I can text is by using my fingernails to push down the letters. My thumbs are too big and they end up hitting the wrong keys when I use them. That is one of the downfalls to this phone, but I don't mind. Another thing that bothered me when I first got it was the keypad for dialing phone numbers. These keys are all smooshed together with very little space in between. Again I run into the problem with my thumb being too big and I end up hitting the wrong numbers. Again this wasn't too big of a deal for me, as I got used to it with time. Overall I find this phone absolutely wonderful and I wouldn't trade it for anything! Design Perfect for text messaging. I love the qwerty keyboard - I would be totally lost without it! Works excellent for all of my needs and I have never hand a problem with it! Great design and awesome durability!