The Pantech Slate is a great phone for the crazy texting teenager. The full QWERTY keyboard is very easily used and is great for messaging for any sort. Some games are available however the pricing can be quite high. Email can also be check and the internet is acceable. However, a data package must be purchased or ou can just pay as you go, which can get very, very expensive. Of course, it can call and it has exceptional call quality. What draws most people to purchasing this phone however is its full QWERTY keyboard. It forms to the fingers and it is just like a normal keyboard so it doesnt even take time to learn how to use it for if you know how to use a normal computer keboard, you are set! This phone is highly recomemnded for its vibrate is quiet but easily felt and it does have a lock feature so when it is in your pocket, you wont dial China (unless you want to). Great phone, good for texting. God buy!