I think Verizon may have finally found a successor to the Startac. This phone has equal or better reception than my old Startac had when they are side by side. I am very impressed. It looks like a cross between the v60 and the v710, and its camera acts like it too. This is not a camera phone folks, it just has one built in. I have a friend who has the Nokia 6225 from Sprint and I used to think that camera was bad, this one is probably worse. Though it does have zoom and a decent lighting control. The pros definitely outweigh the cons as its speakerphone is on par with the Sanyos offered by Sprint, the reception is fantastic and its user interface is excellent. I think this phone will appeal to first time users and long time phone users alike. It's appearance is very appealing as well as its small but sharp color screen. I could go on and on with the pros but I think you get the point.Its cons are very overlook able unless you want a good camera. The camera quality is terrible as well as the way the pictures are stored. The zoom is good but also kills what quality it has on its main setting. Also no flash, but why have a flash on a bad camera?Bottom line, get this phone if you want a great phone that works. Do not get it if you plan on using the camera ahole lot. I havent had a single dropped call and think I am satisfied finally giving up the Startac.