I use Virgin Mobile as my pay as you go cell phone provider. I started out with one of their free phones, but wanted to upgrade to a flip phone without spending hundreds of dollars. I ended up buying the Marbl and am very happy with it.
The Marbl has a nice sleek look to it. It is black on the outside and silver on the inside. The screen is full color and shows great detail on different shades of color. The numbers are depressed, which make it a little hard to dial and text unless you use the tip of your fingernail.
This phone is very durable...I have dropped it many times and it has never shown any type of damage. The only thing I do not like about this phone is the graphics and sounds it comes with. There are only 2 screen savers, 4 backgrounds, and 4 ring tones. The are ALL bad! I ended up downloading a few things just to make it look better. There are 2 game demos you can keep buys with also. This phone does not have a camera on it so you can not accept picture messages.
Overall, this phone is great for the basic functions of a cell phone and text messaging. I would recommend it for anyone, young and old.