If I remember correctly, this phone was free when I purchased my wireless contract. That was over a year ago, so I could be mistaken. It has standard features plus the camera. One thing I can say for it is it's a very durable phone. (It has been dropped more than once, and it's been submerged in water). The keypad is terrible for texting. Texting takes forever on this phone! I hate that there is no zoom feature when taking photos. You can zoom in when taking video clips, but not still pictures. The picture quality is okay, but not great. The battery seems to stay charged for a decent length of time, if you are only talking, but a lot of texting runs the battery down quickly. I also don't like that you have to use your fingernail to open the slot where the charger plugs in. Overall, it's not a bad phone - it is reliable and durable, but I can't say that I'm not going to be happy when it's time to upgrade.