This is actually my first "smart" phone, so my opinion might be higher than someone with more experience with smart phones. That said, I really like this phone. It's easy to use, gets mostly very good reception (AT&T network, I believe), and the sound quality is very good on both ends. The manual is not very good, but it's pretty easy to figure things out over time. The virtual keyboard takes some getting used to. After a few days, I mastered it pretty well. There are still a few keys that are a bit difficult to hit, one of them, ironically, the rather large space key. Also, T9 seems to have a mind of its own. Sometimes it's on and sometimes it's off, for no apparent reason. There is a key to disable it, but I wish it wouldn't keep coming back on. I find it more annoying than helpful. The built-in web browser is terrible, but Opera Mini 6.1 works great on it. Lots of cool features in Opera Mini, including saved passwords and tabs. I would probably knock at least one star off my review if I had to use the built-in browser, but I really like Opera Mini on this phone. And I use the web quite a lot on the phone. Just be sure to disable Opera's built-in keyboard, because the keys are tiny (much smaller than those built into the phone). One negative. It has three separate screens for widgets. I've tried several times to add widgets to each screen (four total), and at some point the phone will tell me it's had to disable them because it ran out of memory, and they don't come back automatically. Adding a 32 GB MSD card didn't help, as I'm sure that's only used for storage. Two of the widgets were Facebook and Twitter. Maybe those are more memory hungry than others, so I'll try others later. Also, there is an option to block callers, but I haven't figured out what it's actually blocking, since they still ring and can leave messages. Not sure if that's a bug, or I just don't understand the function. It would be nice if I really could block certain numbers. The WiFi function is nice, except it's not automatic. It will automatically disconnect after 5 minutes of activity. Then you have to manually connect again. You can change the time out setting (I set mine to 15 minutes, but may increase it even more), but sometimes it will get disconnected even before timing out. If you're using the $30 plan, it's a good idea to use WiFi when you can. It has the added benefit of not showing you that annoying dialog all the time, that shows you how much data you've used.
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