I purchased this phone new 2 years ago for my daughter to call and text only, and it is perfect! The keyboard is great, at first I was leary of the slider concept thinking it would come apart easily with use, but after 2 years it works as well as it did when we bought it. She is using it with a go phone SIMM from at&t and have had no problems. Great reception in light coverage areas. Have not experienced any battery life issues, with light usage the battery still lasts 2-3 days. It is durable, she has dropped it many times (without a cover) and without ill effect. After 2 years the phone is starting to freeze occassionaly, but all you have to do is push the home button to return to a normal screen, but many phones have more issues that this from the start so I don't count this as a negative. Am planning to purchase another one of the same model because this one has been so good.
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