Well, I decided to get a new toy... a Nokia Lumia 521. I will update as I go along. This phone is serving as a backup update for my prepaid phone. My previous prepaid device started to fail me. In my area, T-Mobile is building up coverage in the "4G"/LTE arena. The ole flip kept falling back to 2G (and dying). If you are on a legacy 3G or on a 2G only device, I'd suggest that you at least get a newer device. Sometimes, a device update is all what is needed. Reception is the same as the Nokia of the 90's. Signal everywhere thus far. Sound quality is passable. Windows Phone platform is solid enough. I just wish there were more apps... and Google and Microsoft played better together. Windows and Nokia meshes well on here. The Lumia 521 has 1Ghz single core processor and it mostly hums along fine. I had the phone reboot on me once (it is a smartphone and I don't think it is a negative... it isn't buggy) The screen is 4" diagonal with bezels (i.e. no edge to edge screen, but it isn't bad from my use). Screen is sharp enough for me with the blackened background. Multimedia is adequate. I have Windows 8 on the home laptop and it is similar to that. I will upload some video and pics taken before the Nokia Amber update...and some after on separate posts. The Lumia Amber update introduced a host of features, I've yet to explore. But I am pleased with what's been unleashed so far (call & text blocking, FM radio) I paid $100+ tax for the phone on HSN.com (thanks Comcast for the $20 coupon)... I received a case and a charger for the phone also. For the price, I would get this over an underpowered Android. That's it for now. It seemed like I was rambling, but it is what it is.