I'll bet all of you out there with the Audiovox CDM-9500 are glad you have hung on to this phone! I am!, as it turns out. The follow on phones should have been the canceled 9600 then the 9900 and as it looks both might be nothing more than "Pink Steam". My 9500 is holding up well, very well. I went to the larger battery and that took care of any talk problems one might perceive. Verizon I hope you continue to offer us Toshebia Phones. I liked watching the evolution of the 9500, 9600, 9950, 9900 I just wish someone someday would sell one? ... What a mess!