I love this phone. This is the smartest basic phone I have ever had. Its as close to a smart phone as you can get without actually having one. You don't have to have a data plan but you can still access 3G and get online, friend networks, and get basic phone games. If you don't want to access these all the time then you don't have to have the data package. If you do want to use it all the time I would suggest a smart phone so you can view websites better. If you just want to access the web for a couple things in a pinch this is great. I like the calendar feature. The alarm is simple to operate and get to. All the features of this phone are easy. The only thing I was dissapointed on was the camera. Pictures taken outside are pretty good, but inside they get blury if your subject moves. I do like the speaker phone, the speakers are loud and I can hear the caller clearly in the car. It is a little slippery so I reccomend getting a cover, much easier to hold onto. I do wish I could add a background, its perminantly on the menu. But you can add a background pic to what I guess would be called the screen saver. Its not a big deal to me, but some reviews I read online it bothered them. That was the only negative thing I found online. Bottom line, the phone is amazing!