What do you expect????
Sprint is notorious for offering nothing but expensive phones. I used to have Sprint, but cancelled because of high equipment costs.
Second, Its an entry level phone. It is designed for basic users. Not eveyone can afford alot for a phone. This phone is a nice, yet inexpensive, addition to Sprints montage. I give props to Sanyo for making it.
I agree to the fact that there are some people that only need a phone that makes and receives calls. And that Sprint in general has been on hiatus with phones reflecting this market.
I disagree with the fact that people buy phones just for what a telephone is supposed to do. Just look at cordless phones. They are beginning to do more and more, and the more basic phones continually undersell other models with a lot more for only a little more. They have Caller ID, integrated answering machines, phone book storage, etc. These features may seem like nothing now, but remember paying a lot more for these features? That's my point. Cell Phones are starting to have more and more features, standard. This phone is a small ...