The Samsung Messenger is an amazing phone, and is also a great camera, mp3 players, web browser, and more. MetroPCS is not known for great service area and my old phone used to get terrible reception, but the Messenger I have no problems with at all, no more "Hello? Can you hear me? Are you still there?" The sound quality is great and the speaker phone is super clear. The durability of this phone is great too. I've seen plently of slide phones that are flimsy and seem like they would break in a month, but this phone is really built well. The only minor complaint I have is that the phone is a little big, but it's like having a computer in your pocket so I can't complain. The internet is fast and easy to work, and the e-mail feature and instant messaging is geat. The Samsung Messenger is also an Mp3 player so you can plug it into your car and play some tunes or plug in a pair of headphones. The camera on this phone takes beautiful quality pictures, it's actually better than my 2-year old digital camera. You can store anything you want on this phone also as it has USB mass storage. There is so much to this phone that I'm probably leaving a bunch of stuff out so try it yourself if your looking for a new phone, you'll be glad you did!