I bought from Verizon Wireless 2 of these LG VX 8300 cell phones and I also got 2 other models free with It as I have a family share plan. This phone has been very reliable has many good features as it is gps capable, texting, camera, and others. I'm new to texting myself but I have gotten use to it rather easily on this model phone. I prefer this style phone because I like keeping it on my belt and it comes with good belt clip. I dont like the leather case holders that some phones come with. I have had not very many problems with cell service in my area and I actually think it has improved over the last couple years. I'm not sure what I will go with my next phone as they seem to be getting more and more advanced and fancy but Iam very satisfied with this model.