Got my **LG Flare** from Virgin Mobile a few months ago. It works just fine but it's a no frills, basic phone that's good for people who just need a cell phone for emergency purposes or "honey can you pick up milk on the way home from work" kind of calls. Texting is difficult and slow and it doesn't even have a camera so it's very basic. My mom actually has this phone as well and it's good for her as she's nearly 70 and really only needs it in case of emergency. The rubbery buttons are a good size for her fingers and there are not a lot of bells and whistles to confuse her. I've had no issues with the phone breaking or malfunctioning, but it's really only good for making and receiving calls.